24 August 2011

New e-Resource - complete JSTOR Collection now available

We now have access to the complete JSTOR database - the three remaining JSTOR full-text e-journal collections have recently been subscribed to.

JSTOR (Journal STORage) archives over 2,000 leading digitised scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, from volume 1 onward, in order to support scholarship and teaching.

Most journals have a 3-5 year moving wall between the content in JSTOR and the current published issue, designed to protect the revenue publishers make from the sales of current issues.

The three additional collections are:
predominantly social sciences titles, with the focus on economics, education, linguistics, political science, and area studies. 
mainly core humanities titles, focusing on art and art history, classical studies, education, history, language and literature, and music. Some rare 19th and early 20th century American Art periodicals are included.
this widens JSTOR’s coverage in business and the social sciences, with titles in archaeology, anthropology, business, economics, political science, population studies, and sociology. 

Off-campus access:  use your University Username and Password

NB: the individual journals in these collections are being added to SAULCAT and the E-Journal web pages, and will appear there, very soon.  The titles for our existing collections are already in SAULCAT, etc.

22 August 2011

New e-Resource - Lyell Collection (earth science journals)

Klychevskaya volcano, Russia
We now have permanent online access to the complete Lyell Collection of earth science e-journals.

This is the platform for the Geological Society of London's collection of full-text journal titles, Special Publications and major book series. The titles are:
  • Engineering Geology Special Publications
  • Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis
  • Journal of the Geological Society
  • Journal of Micropalaeontology
  • Memoirs
  • Petroleum Geology Conferences series
  • Petroleum Geoscience
  • Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society
  • Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology
  • Scottish Journal of Geology
  • Special Publications
  • Transactions of the Geological Society 
In all, this collection offers current and archival access to over 18,000 peer-reviewed earth science articles, and full-text archives back to 1811.

Off-campus access:  use your University Username and Password

NB:  individual journal titles are being added to SAULCAT and the E-Journal web pages

    21 August 2011

    Off-campus access to e-resources from August 2011 onward

    ATHENS off-campus access is no longer used; it was phased out at the end of July.  Please note:
    • your ATHENS account no longer exists
    • you will no longer login to databases through ATHENS
    • you may continue to see ATHENS logins on some e-resources, but these links are no longer relevant to you, and you should ignore them (some Universities will continue to use ATHENS) 
    Databases which used ATHENS for off-campus access now use your University Account Username and Password (the same as you use for University e-mail).

    Current off-campus access
    : you can now access the Library's databases via:
    • A-Z Databases page
    • the Quick Links to Databases menu on that page (it will list all the databases, soon)
    • SAULCAT, the Library catalogue
    • the E-Journals pages also link to individual e-journals (also listed in SAULCAT)
    • or via SEEKER, the Library’s new search service, which allows you to do a single search across many of the Library's databases
    If you’re not sure which off-campus access method to use, check the A-Z Databases page.

    Logging in:
    • select the database you want to search
    • use the login link that you'll see on that database
    • it will say something like: UK Federation WAYF / Institutional Login / Login via your Home Institution / Shibboleth login / Alternative login, or similar
    • then enter your University account details to access the database
      On-campus access: should continue to be seamless, if you are within the University network (including Residences), with no need for a username or password

      18 August 2011

      SEEKER Snippet 11: the difference between SEEKER and SAULCAT

      Want to know if the Library holds a specific book or journal (print or online)? - use SAULCAT

      Interested in finding out what has been published on a subject? - then use SEEKER

      SEEKER allows you to search across many of the Library's online databases, with a single search.

      Doing the same search in SEEKER and SAULCAT will give you very different results:

      For example, a search for 'kurdistan ethnic conflict' retrieves:

                SAULCAT = 1 result (print book)
                SEEKER    = 69 results (print books, e-books, articles, etc.) which appear in the main results list
                 plus          1,600 + results from the individual databases listed in the
      right-hand column of the SEEKER search results screen eg:

                 Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)   972 results
                 HeinOnline                                                       537 results
                 Scopus etc.                                                      145 results
      NB: you can then limit your SEEKER results to ones that you have access to, by choosing:
      •  'Refine your Results' (left-hand menu)
      •   and checking the 'You have access (print or online)' box
      NB:  SEEKER search results will also link you into the full-text, where we have access

      16 August 2011

      SciFinder - move to web access only + introducing SciFinder Mobile

      SciFinder Mobile
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      The client version of SciFinder is being discontinued by CAS, on 31 August 2011, due to the increasing popularity of, and significant new developments in, the web version.

      If you haven't already done so, please register for the web version of SciFinder, and choose your own Username and Password.

      These details will allow you on-and off-campus access to SciFinder.  They will also allow you anytime, anyplace, unrestricted access to SciFinder Mobile (supported platforms) 

      SciFinder Mobile does not include full reaction or structure searching (more information).

      NB: if you have been using the client version of SciFinder, please remember to remove the software from your personal computer

      NB: we have 7 concurrent access 'seats' for the web version, so please try again if you are unable to access at busy times. SciFinder Mobile offers unrestricted concurrent access

      15 August 2011

      SEEKER Snippet 10: more databases added - CIAO, SCOPUS, MathSciNet, etc

      New databases are constantly being added to SEEKER, to allow you to search across even more databases, with one search. New additions include:
      • CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)
      • SCOPUS
      • MathSciNet
      The search results for these display in a separate column on the right of the search results screen.  

      To view your results, simply click on the title of the database you want to see results for - or check the boxes next to each database, if you're interested in more than one - and click 'Update'

      NB: The results of any SEEKER search will now include material from these databases and provide links into the full-text, where we have access

      9 August 2011

      Journal Citation Reports - 2010 data now available

      Journal Citation Reports (JCR) provides quantitative data that supports a systematic, objective means of evaluating and comparing the world's leading journals. The results are published every year, and the 2010 results are now available.

      The 2010 JCR includes:
      • over 10,000 of the world’s most highly cited, peer-reviewed journals in 238 disciplines
      • nearly 2,500 publishers and 84 countries represented
      • more than 1,300 regional journals
      • 1,075 journals receiving their first Journal Impact Factor (the 2010 Impact Factor for a journal is the average number of 2010 citations to articles published in a journal during 2008 and 2009)
      JCR provides other metrics such as journals by Subject Category, Publisher and Country lists and rankings

      Journal Citation Reports Quick Reference Card