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EBSCO/Discovery Service Off Campus
by Alice Primmer - Friday, 20 October 2017, 3:27 PM

Discovery should now be working correctly off campus- if you're still seeing an error message, try clearing your cookies and internet history and running the search again.

If you're still experiencing problems please do let us know by emailing us with a screenshot of the error message to


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EBSCO/Discovery Services Off Campus
by Alice Primmer - Friday, 20 October 2017, 11:27 AM

The Library is aware of an off-campus issue with EBSCO/Discovery resources- this has been logged with EBSCO but there is no known fix time or workaround at the moment. We will keep you updated when we have more information.

On-campus services appear to be unaffected.

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IT Tip of the week - viewing two windows/applications on the screen
by Mersedes Farjad - Friday, 20 October 2017, 11:25 AM

Here’s an excellent tip I picked up from Alex in Computing Services a while ago. You’ll need to use the Windows and the Arrow keys on the keyboard

Windows key     Arrow keys on keyboard

To view two windows/applications on the screen:

  • Click in the first window/application; select the Windows logo on your keyboard and click on ...
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Library books during Study Week
by Alice Primmer - Friday, 20 October 2017, 11:23 AM
A reminder that you must renew your books if you're away for the Study Week next week. You can renew online through the catalogue: but we'll be open as normal, so if there are any problems email or telephone 01752 761145.
Top Tip: If you successfully renew on Saturday or Sunday your weekly books will be due on the 30th October- one less thing to worry about the rest of the week, but if you're renewing online make sure the dates have definitely changed!
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The Futures team will be unavailable on Monday 23rd October.
by Faye Hatherley-Edwin - Thursday, 19 October 2017, 4:28 PM

The Futures team are unavailable on Monday next week.

If you require help on writing a CV, preparing for interview or searching for jobs please access the Futures online resources via

If you would like to book a 1:1 or have a question please email


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Free Reiki Taster Session for National Stress Awareness Day (staff & students)
by Victoria Scoble - Thursday, 19 October 2017, 4:21 PM

Marjon staff & students - want to treat yourself to some relaxation during National Stress Awareness Day?

Céline from the Devon School of Reiki will be supporting National Stress Awareness Day by holding free 20 minute Reiki taster sessions at Plymouth Marjon University on Thursday 2nd November ...

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Ebsco electronic resources available
by Alice Primmer - Thursday, 19 October 2017, 3:11 PM

Ebsco electronic resources, including Discovery are working again, but if you're having further problems please do let us know by emailing or telephoning 01752 761145

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Park & Ride
by Lisa Byrne - Thursday, 19 October 2017, 1:28 PM

Due to a car being parked at the university main entrance the Target Travel bus is unable to service the main campus.

Please board the Park & Ride bus at the Sport Centre or Runway Road.


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Ebsco electronic resources unavailable
by Claire Stevens - Thursday, 19 October 2017, 9:11 AM

All Ebsco resources are currently unavailable due to an unknown system error which is affecting all UK subscribers. Hopefully this means that it is a top priority for Ebsco to fix and the downtime will be short - we will update when we have more information.

Claire Stevens
Head of Library 

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**Rugby Volunteering Opportunity**
by Phillippa Elford - Thursday, 19 October 2017, 8:52 AM

OPM Rugby have launched a new 'beginners' under 12 section of the club (Year 7). They train between 1000 and 1130 on a Sunday morning and this may be extended to Thursday evenings.

OPM are keen to hear from Marjon students who would be interested in running this session (under the direction of the club's Head Coach). You would be expected to work independently at times so it is strongly suggested that only students with a RFU Level 1 or 2 consider themselves for this opportunity.

For more information please contact: Dave Glastonbury - 07905 447323