Scheduled maintenance to Maternity and Infant Care – Sunday 11th February


Wolters Kluwer have scheduled maintenance on their Ovid platforms this weekend for approximately 6 hours starting at 6am on Sunday 11th February.

Disruption to databases and online journals is expected to be minimal but please note that instability to the database Maternity and Infant Care and to the online journals listed below could occur:

  • Clinical obstetrics & gynecology
  • Critical care medicine
  • Critical care nursing quarterly
  • Current opinion in critical care
  • Gastroenterology nursing
  • Holistic nursing practice
  • Journal of burn care & rehabilitation
  • Investigative radiology
  • Journal of burn care & research
  • Journal of cardiovascular nursing
  • Journal of infusion nursing
  • Journal of nursing administration
  • Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing
  • MCN, American journal of maternal child nursing
  • Nursing standard
  • Nursing times
  • Obstetrics & gynecology
  • Topics in magnetic resonance imaging

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

^Posted on behalf of Stuart Purchase, Systems and Resources team

Problems accessing Westlaw International: resolved

Update 10/1/18: Access to Westlaw International is now resolved.

Since Westlaw made some changes last week, there have been problems accessing Westlaw International. If you get this message you need to scroll to the bottom and click on the ‘sign in with OpenAthens’ option – unfortunately this will only work on campus.

We are in contact with Westlaw so hope to improve this soon.

Westlaw Intl

^Laura on behalf of the Systems Team

Seacole Library closed: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June 2017

On the weekend of 10th and 11th June 2017, Seacole Building, including the library, will be closed to all staff and students on those days to enable water supplies to the building to be turned off for the installation of new meters. The building will be open as usual from Monday 12th June 2017.

During this time staff and students can use the library facilities at Curzon and Kenrick. For their opening hours check

We apologise for any disruption this may cause.


Disruption to Library and IT services

The University will be undertaking critical network upgrades over the weekend of 2nd-3rd April 2016.  This will affect:

  • All access to all IT services (iCity, Moodle, BCU network)
  • Library e-resources
  • Library self-service

You should expect that these services will be unavailable on Saturday 2nd April. It is anticipated that work will finish by 4pm on Saturday, however there may also be disruption on Sunday 3rd April.

-> Read more here

We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause. Please check iCity for up-to-date information.

ScienceDirect down for maintenance at the weekend.

Elsevier tell us that ScienceDirect Freedom Collection will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from Saturday, July 20 at 12:00 midnight until Saturday, July 20 at 12:30 am BST.


It is also possible that you may experience service disruptions such as slower response times and unexpected outages throughout the day.

If you have trouble logging on after the work is completed, please get in touch with us via