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Intermittent problems linking to EBSCO database articles

  We are currently experiencing some problems linking to journal articles from EBSCO databases from within the Library catalogue. The problems happen intermittently, so you might not always have difficulty getting to EBSCO articles. When clicking the link to access an EBSCO article, you may find yourself landing on the EBSCO databases homepage, rather than the article you’re looking for. The problem is only for EBSCO journal article links, linking to journal titles from the catalogue is working normally. We’ve reported the issue, and our system providers are actively working on a solution. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you. As a workaround, take a look at the catalogue entry to see what journal the article is published in:   You’ll also find the Volume, Issue and usually Page Number for the article too. All you have to do now is do a catalogue search for the Journal title, and follow the link through to the journal homepage. From there yo

Christmas reading from Special Collections

Christmas Entertainments [1740]. This pocket sized item comes to us, like some many other titles in this field, from the Delargy collection. This, the personal library of the renowned folklore specialist, Seamus Ó Duilearga [James Delargy], includes many rare titles, and was originally acquired by the library in 1981. The original edition of this book was published in 1740 but, as it was intended to be used to entertain around a winter fire, it was, as the later publisher asserts “thumbed out of existence”. It is full of fantasy tales of conjurors, witches and fairies. This nineteenth century reprint is itself a rarity now and harks back to a time when household entertainment depended almost exclusively on the oral tradition and the idea of Netflix or Now TV was far in the future!