Cambridge Companions Online now available – 16.7.2014

16 July, 2014

We would like advise that access to Cambridge Companions Online is now available.

Thank you for your patience.

ScienceDirect now available – 23.6.2014

23 June, 2014

ScienceDirect is now available.


Thank you for your patience.

Standards On-Line Service – Performance issues

29 May, 2014

We are currently experiencing some performance issues with the following database:

Standards On-Line & NCC/BCA/PCA+Standards Services


UoN clients trying to access the above services may experience some delay due to an unexpected technical issue with the server.

Our provider is  working on this as a matter of urgency and hope to have this resolved within the next few days.

We apologise if this causes you any inconvenience.

University IT maintenance – Saturday 31 May 2014

28 May, 2014

Due to IT maintenance the following Library systems will be unavailable for intermittent periods occurring between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm on Saturday 31 May 2014.
•  Library catalogue (NEWCAT)
•  Encore
•  Loans, renewals or requests
•  MyLibrary
•  Databases
•  ejournals and ebooks
•  All staff Sierra modules
•  Requesting via BONUS+ etc

There will NO interruption to Blackboard or

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

EBSCO databases unavailable Saturday 31st May 2014

28 May, 2014

On Saturday, May 31, 2014, your EBSCO databases and services may be intermittently unavailable while they perform network upgrades.

The service window is scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM

You may experience intermittent access to EBSCO databases for the duration of the service window, which is scheduled to end at 1:00 PM

We appreciate your patience and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Update: Sage Journals Online and Oxford Online Journals database outages.

1 April, 2014


Database outages –    –> ongoing

Although we are still experiencing difficulty with connections to a couple of our databases, there appears to be  some intermittent access both on and off Campus for users of:

  • Oxford Online Journals
  • Sage Journals online

UoN IT and the software provider are currently investigating this problem.

We will advise as soon as the situation is resolved

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

Alexander Street Press Access Restored – 2.10.2013

2 October, 2013

We are pleased to report that access to all Alexander Street Press online products has been restored on Wednesday 2nd October 2013  

We would like to thank you for your patience while Alexander Street Press worked hard to resolve the unexpected and unpreventable downtime.


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