Wednesday, 29 April 2015

New HeinOnline Law Journal Library

We now have access to the HeinOnline Law Journal Library. It comprises over 2,000 law and law-related periodicals. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and up to the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers. 

Search by article title, author, subject, state or country published, full text, and narrow by date.

Access is on and off campus via the Online databases and academic journals link in the My learning / Learning support pages in the portal.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Turnitin guidance

If you experience any issues such as the system not responding, or difficulty uploading to Turnitin, specifically if the submission screen just “hangs” and doesn’t appear to upload your submission, follow these steps:

1. Upload the file and wait. Leave the file to upload until either successful or the browser reports a Timeout error (408).

2. If a Timeout error occurs, keep trying to upload but also take a screenshot showing the Timeout message, the date and time and the Turnitin URL in the address bar.

3. Report the problem to your Course Leader.

4. Staff should contact Helpdesk ( and provide the screenshot, course code, banner number and Turnitin URL.

Turnitin state that there is no technical issue their end, so it is an issue that is caused by increased traffic on the Turnitin servers.