31 July 2010

New e-Resource - Past Masters (Philosophy and English Letters)

Permanent access to several Past Masters collections of full-text online editions in Philosophy and English Letters is now available. InteLex's Past Masters series offers definitive editions of the works of seminal figures in the history of the humanities, and includes published and unpublished works, articles and essays, reviews and correspondence.

The purchased collections are:
Katherine Mansfield
English Letters
    Links to the 189 individual works in each collection have been added to SAULCAT.  

    30 July 2010

    Digimap Databases - unavailable on 3 August

    The Digimap Ordnance Survey Collection and Marine Digimap mapping databases, will be unavailable on Tuesday 3 August 2010, from 10.00 until 16.00. This is to allow a major hardware upgrade to take place.

    EDINA, the database provider, apologises for any inconvenience that this will cause.

    29 July 2010

    Databases moving to new search interface at end of July

    Several OCLC FirstSearch databases have been taken over by new providers:
    now use the EbscoHOST search interface, which allows several databases to be searched simultaneously. Geobase (geography) and GeoRef (geosciences) will also move to another provider, shortly.

    Links to these databases in SAULCAT and on the Library webpages have been altered, to reflect this change.

    NB: any existing links to these databases in online reading lists, WebCT, etc., will need to be altered

    28 July 2010

    Nature Archive 1987-1996 now available

    We're very pleased to bring you permanent access to the Nature Archive 1987-1996, recently purchased by the Library. Together with our existing subscription, this gives you full-text online access to Nature, from 1987 to the present.

    Nature is a weekly, international journal which publishes high-quality research articles in science and technology; some of the most influential science papers have appeared in it. It reports on important advances in science and interprets topical and future trends affecting science, scientists and the general public. Editorials, news, correspondence, commentaries, book reviews, podcasts, etc., are included.

    26 July 2010

    New e-Resource - Economist Historical Archive 1843-2006

    A reminder that we have permanent access to The Economist Historical Archive 1843-2006.  This primary research resource provides a comprehensive weekly analysis of international political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments, during the 19th and 20th centuries.

    The Archive contains complete searchable facsimile copies of all 8,000 issues of The Economist for this period, and complements our subscription to The Times Digital Archive 1785-1885.

    Current years of The Economist can be accessed through other database subscriptions - details and links are given in SAULCAT.