Library Updates

Issues to do with e-resources, new resources, trials and other major library news:


The trial of this database has now ended. Thank you for your feedback. We will keep you posted regarding the decision as to whether we buy it or not.

Profi - student subscription

Profi are offering a reduced subscription for students to the print and table versions of Profi. This is nearly half price! A bargain for all you engineering and ag-mechs.

  • £39.50 – 1-year print and tablet edition bundle (offer code M16THSP-B)
  • £34.00 – 1-year year print edition only (offer code M16THSP)
  • £34.00 – 1-year tablet edition only (offer code M16THSP-T)

Application forms are available in the library or you can e-mail me for a pdf copy.

If you want to use Digimap you need to re-register

Digimap updated its website and licences on 2 August 2016, so if you have not used the website since the beginning of August you will need to register again. It is a quick process and you receive an email asking you to verify your email address immediately. Once you have done this you have immediate access. Any problems contact

Lexis Library gets a makeover

Friday 16th September sees LexisNexis getting a bit of a revamp. The navigation bar will take up less space, making more of the reading page visible. There are also a few tweaks to the alerts and searching functions.

Lexis Library is available here. Use your Harper network login to gain access.

DCP goes online

DCP (Digital Control Practice) is the ultimate guide to the planning process and should be referenced by anyone who works with applications, appeals, court cases and development plans

DCP guides you through all the factors involved in seeking and making decision on planning applications. It provides invaluable assistance for lawyers, developers and planning consultants who need to understand how councils make planning application decisions and provides local authorities with a comprehensive guide.

DCP is available from the database page or here

Advances in Agronomy

We now have online access to Advances in Agronomy via ScienceDirect. This book has been available in print for many years, but we hope that by moving to the online version, it will get much more use.

Fines payment

You can now pay your fines online using a credit or debit card. Go to and enter your Harper ID (the number on your id card), tick to accept the t's and c's and follow the instructions. If you don't have any outstanding fines or charges, you cannot credit your account. There is also a minimum spend of £1.00.


Check out the Agricology website. Offering practical, sustainable farming with access to world-class information resources and champion good farming practice based on ecological principles.

Earth and Planetary Sciences collection

We now have included in our ScienceDirect subscription, the Earth and Planetary Sciences collection.

This collection includes 182 journal titles such as Geomorphology,  Journal for Nature Conservation, Advances in Water Resources, Engineering Geology and Polar Science.

This collection is fully searchable on Find it @ Harper or you can just go to to see the full list.


Came across an open access magazine that has some articles on SSSI - perfect for APD assignment. Sanctuary is the Ministry of Defence (MOD) flagship conservation magazine and is an annual publication highlighting the MOD’s commitment to stewardship of the defence estate and sustainably managing defence activities.

Find it here

IGD available for both Retail Analysis and Supply Chain Management

The library now has a subscription to IGD (Institute of Grocery Distribution) online.

Consisting of two main areas,

Retail Analysis is a single source of intelligence on 400+ leading retailers and 100+ major and developing markets.

Supply Chain Analysis is fully focused on the issues that drive business performance – growth, efficiency and capability 

Canadian Entomologist

We now have access to the online version of the Canadian Entomologist. Hosted on the Cambridge University Press site, articles are available back to volume 135, February 2003.

Access to Research

Free access to over 1.5 million academic articles at participating UK local public libraries.

Go to to get started.