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Technical Support

If you need any assistance with any Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collection, in the first instance you should contact your institution's ICT co-ordinator. If he/she is unable to resolve any technical problems you are having, he/she will be able to contact our technical support team.

ICT co-ordinators can visit or contact the Literature Online technical support team on:

0800 220710 (UK only)
+44 1223 271496 (outside the UK)
or email

Software requirements

To benefit from all features and functionality for Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections we recommend that you use one of these browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 6
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Firefox 3
  • Safari 3

This site is viewable in other browsers but your experience may not be as complete as it would be if you use one of the browsers in the list above. You can download the browsers in the list using the links below:

Pop-ups in Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections

This site makes use of pop-ups to provide some types of content. For example, the help opens in a pop-up so you can easily switch between reading the help and looking at the site. Pop-ups are not used for advertising on this site, they only include site content.

If you have a browser pop-up blocker activated you will need to disable it for full access to the content in the Literature Collections. Alternatively, most pop-up blockers can be configured to allow pop-ups for sites you select whilst still blocking pop-ups from other sites. Please refer to your browser help for details on how to disable your pop-up blocker or allow pop-ups for this site.

Special Characters

In the event of special characters failing to display properly, ü for example, you may need to adjust your browser settings.

In Netscape and Firefox:

  • Go to View > Character Coding
  • Select Western (ISO-8859-1)

In Internet Explorer:

  • Go to View > Encoding
  • Select Western European (ISO)

How to configure your browser to accept cookies

Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections need to set up a temporary cookie on your computer in order to give you access to the database. You can enable cookies in your browser very easily following these simple steps:

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  • Click the Privacy & Security category and select the section Cookies.
  • Check box 'Enable all cookies'.
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  • Click OK.

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