In an attempt to improve the quality of results retrieved by Summon we have decided to exclude ‘Book Reviews’ from the initial results screen. You will notice on the left-hand side of the screen that ‘Book Review’ is now crossed out. To re-include them you just need to re-click the ‘Book Review’ link:
To remove all filters you can also click ‘Clear Filters’ at the top left of the screen:
There may be times when you want to search for book reviews and all you need to do is click ‘Book Review‘ under the content type and once it’s highlighted in orange the results will now be limited to only book reviews matching the keywords you’ve entered in the main search box:
If you have any comments or notice any problems please let us know by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 01473 338700.
DVDs have always been searchable via Summon but now you can also search for eStream recordings.
For those who may not know Planet eStream is an online recording and viewing platform for off-air recordings that allows you to watch and listen to specially selected film, television and radio programmes online for free. All you need is your UCS username and password.
How to search for video content
Enter your search terms in the Summon search box:
On the search results page click ‘More’ under the Content Type heading and then choose ‘Video Recording‘. This will then update the search results to include both DVD and eStream recordings.
If you find a video you would like to watch click ‘Check Availability‘
If it’s a DVD you can make a note of the shelfmark to find it in the Library or click reserve and collect it later:
If it’s an eStream recording click the ‘View me‘ button or click the link within the citation at the bottom of the page.
Enter your UCS student or staff number and password – this is the same as you would use to log into My UCS or access your emails.
The eStream player works in much the same as any media player click the green bar to skip ahead to a specific section or use the arrows at the bottom of the player.
Most eStream recordings have been recorded directly from Freeview so you may need to skip ahead to get to the beginning of the programme.
If you have any questions or comments please email the Library helpdesk.