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Dawsonera E-books Platform No Longer Available

31/7/20: Further to the message below Dawsonera is no longer available. We are working to switch as many titles as possible to the VLeBooks platform and hope that the majority of our Dawsonera titles will soon be available via this alternative platform. Once they are available we will be working to switch our links for these e-books to the new platform. If you urgently need to access any of the former Dawsonera titles before we have changed the links please do try accessing the VLeBooks platform clicking on 'Shibboleth' and signing in as a University of Warwick user. Once the former Dawsonera titles are available you should be able to find them by searching for them.

Previous message:
9/7/20: Dawson Books went into administration on 19th June, 2020. Although the Dawsonera platform has remained accessible for several weeks it could stop working at any time. The Library is working to find ways to switch content from the Dawsonera platform to other e-book providers. However, we have been advised that if users have annotations, notes comments or enhanced content in Dawsonera this probably cannot be transferred for technical reasons. Therefore we have been advised to recommend that users download any notes that they wish to keep as soon as possible prior to the Dawsonera service being switched off.

Thu 09 Jul 2020, 09:53 | Tags: e-resources ongoing issue

Wiley eBooks Access problem and workaround

We are aware that there are some issues regarding access to PDFs on the Wiley website. At the moment, opening up any PDF results in content not being displayed. If you need access, then there are some workarounds that should work.

Wiley workaround

Thu 02 Jul 2020, 11:03 | Tags: e-resources ongoing issue

Elsevier pdf link problem

Sometimes ScienceDirect the Download PDF links for subscribed articles are replaced with the "Get Access" link. This is currently being fixed.

As a workaround, tick the box of the article you wish to download then click the download icon. A zip file will be downloaded containing the pdf.

Fri 26 Jun 2020, 15:03 | Tags: e-resources ongoing issue