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Box of Broadcasts (BoB) unavailable 11-13 June

Users of Box of Broadcasts (BoB) should note that this service will be unavailable from 11-13 June as a result of essential maintenance being conducted on the resource.

BoB have informed us that “programmes broadcast during the down period will be available retrospectively for most channels”, meaning that you should still be able to request and access the content you need after the down period.

If anyone has any questions, you can contact us at , or you can contact BoB directly via .

New resource! SAGE Business Cases

The university now has access to the SAGE Business Cases database. The resource provides full-text access to over 2,500 business case studies, covering a wide range of topics and industries, as well as leading global brands and companies.

Subjects covered include;

  • Marketing
  • Operations management
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human resource management
  • Much more!

SAGE Business Cases

Cases are of varying lengths and are provided at a range of ‘levels’.

You can access SAGE Business Cases via the A-Z Databases list. It is currently highlighted in the ‘New / Trial Databases’ section on the right of the page.

If you have any questions about the database, you can contact .


Resource upgrade – PI Navigator / Filings Expert

Users of PI Navigator, our global company filings database, will notice some changes when next accessing the database. The database in its original form is being retired and we have now been transferred to the newly upgraded Filings Expert database.

Filings Expert retains and builds upon many of the features of PI Navigator, and offers a much improved user interface and more advanced search functionality.

Like PI Navigator, Filings Expert offers access to global public company disclosures for over 60,000 companies; providing investor presentations, annual reports, SEC filings and more; including searchable equity, debt and M&A transaction documents.

You can access the upgraded PI Navigator / Filings Expert resource via the A-Z Databases list. It is currently highlighted in the ‘New / Trial Databases’ section on the right of the page.

Within the resource, you can access a range of support materials to help navigate the new interface. Simply select the ‘Options’ tab at the top of the page, and choose ‘Help’.

If you have any questions about the changes to the database, please feel free to contact .

No overnight borrowing 26th – 29th April

Our self-service machines have been identified as being at high risk of a malware infection.  As a result they will be out of use 26th – 29th April.  There will be no overnight borrowing during this period.

Staff can issue books from the enquiry point on Level 0 of the Forum library 8.00am – 8.00pm including this weekend.  Books can be returned via the drop boxes at Forum, St Luke’s and Old Library.

We apologise for the inconvenience whilst this essential work takes place.

If we can assist in any way please get in touch by emailing or phoning between 8.00am and 8.00pm on 01392 723867.

Sconul access

Need access to a University library away from Exeter?

Members of University of Exeter Library can apply to use other UK academic libraries via the SCONUL Access Scheme.

Who is eligible to apply?

  •     Academic & Support Staff
  •     Full time and Part time PhD student
  •     Full time and Part time Undergraduate
  •     Full Time and Part time Postgraduate
  •     Placement Student

Apply online via SCONUL Access:

  1. Wait to receive SCONUL Access approval email
  2. Follow instructions in the email
  3. Read the SCONUL Access User Guide
  4. Check with host institution before visiting, if you have queries

MyiLibrary – ebook changes

All ebooks currently held on the MyiLibrary platform will be migrating to ProQuest Ebook Central on Wednesday 21st March 2018.

This upgrade will bring a number of additional benefits, including improved citation and note-making tools. However, before the migration, please take note of the following:

  • Any Bookshelves you have created within MyiLibrary will not be transferred. Please note the contents of any Bookshelves, to allow you to quickly recreate them in Ebook Central.
  • Any saved bookmarks or highlighting will not migrate to Ebook Central.
  • If you have added notes to any ebooks, they will not automatically transfer, but can be preserved by following these instructions.

Please contact if you have any questions about these changes.

Magic and the Muse – Magic Lantern Spectacle

Artemis Willis Poster Design: Vicki Bowring

Since 2015 the University of Exeter has been a leading partner in the ‘Million Pictures’ European research project investigating the history and usage of magic lantern slides in educational contexts, coordinated in the UK by Professor Joe Kember of the English Department.

As part of the impact of this innovative and successful project, the public are now offered a rare opportunity to experience a spectacular magic lantern event in a public city-centre venue.

Magic and the Muse, a magic lantern spectacle, will take place on the evening of 12 January at the Barnfield Theatre, Exeter. Both original and specially-created lantern slides will be shown and a genuine Victorian triple lantern will be used. The lantern show will be accompanied by live music, creating a fantastic combination of music, performance and projection, including a rare demonstration of projection onto a ‘living screen’.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.     

Library System Maintenance Today

On Tuesday 12th December we will be undertaking some Library System Maintenance from around 15.00pm until 17.00pm – although it may be a risk for some time after this.

During this period you will be unable to issue or return books using our equipment  and our main catalogue will be unavailable.

So :

  • Please return items using our drop box at both St Lukes and the Forum Library
  • To issue items staff will be available at the desk at the Forum and St Luke’s library and by phone from the Old Library.
  • To find items which are physically on our shelves you can use the Worldcat catalogue – .   Just search for your items and then you can check for it at a location so you can search for the University of Exeter.
  • All our databases are available from their pages at just search and access as normal.
  • ALL OF OUR ONLINE MATERIAL IS AVAILABLE – you can search from the web but you will need to login to get access to any subscribed materials if you are off campus.
  • If you need help with anything then please do get in touch by email –  or phone 01392 723867.

    Thank you for your patience.

Using BOB: Box of Broadcasts

A quick update for users of BOB (Box of Broadcasts): If you want to make the most of this fantastic on demand TV and radio recording service, we advise you to run BOB in one of the following browsers, for an optimum viewing experience:

  • Internet Explorer 11 (or later)
  • Edge 12 (or later)
  • Mozilla Firefox 44 (or later)
  • Safari 8 (or later)
  • Google Chrome 48 (or later)

Search BOB to access an archive of over one million TV and radio recordings, or to make recording requests of your own. For more information about BOB and how it can support your work, visit our LibGuides.

Box of Broadcasts

BOB allows staff and students to record programmes which will be broadcast over the next seven days, as well as retrieving programmes from the last 30 days of recorded channels.

You can also click here to access the BOB help pages, or visit the online video tutorials for information on how to get the most out of this extensive resource.

BOB can be accessed via the A-Z Databases site.

If you have any questions, or would like to know more about using BOB, contact .

Introducing LibGuides – Our new platform for Library support

Welcome to LibGuides, our new online platform for Library support. LibGuides are a versatile and easy-to-use tool that will help you make the most of your Library resources and facilities, and provide extensive support in a number of key areas.

A-Z Databases

The new A-Z Databases page provides you with easy access to the University’s extensive online collection. Browse a full A-Z list of our online databases and archives, including trial subscriptions. You can also search for individual databases, or filter databases by subject area or content type (journals, ebooks, archives etc.).

You can access the A-Z Databases page via the Library webpage, or go to the page directly via this link –

A-Z Databases list

The new A-Z Databases page puts a wealth of online resources at your fingertips.

Subject Guides

Subject Guides are a focal point of Library information and support for individual subject areas, bringing together essential resources, guidance and Library information in one convenient location. Each guide provides a comprehensive introduction to Library services, introduces you to Library Search and highlights a range of key resources for research in your subject discipline. There are also tips on developing your literature searching skills and guidance on a range of referencing styles.

Subject Guide

Subject Guides bring together essential Library resources and guidance for each subject area in one convenient location.

Subject Guides for every University subject area will be fully complete and accessible by the start of term.

You can access our selection of Subject Guides here –

General Purpose / Topic Guides

Our collection of General Purpose and Topic Guides provide support for a number of additional subjects.

General Purpose guides include:

  • Getting Started: An introduction to Exeter’s core Library services and facilities.
  • Copyright for students: Copyright can be a complex issue. This clear, plain-English guide covers all of the essential copyright information that you need to know.

Topic Guides include:

To view our full range of General Purpose and Topic Guides, go to the LibGuides homepage and select ‘By Type’.

We would love to hear your feedback on the new LibGuides. If you have any comments and would like to let us know what you think, please feel free to email us at .