30 September 2013

New e-Resource - New Testament Abstracts

New Testament Abstracts Online is now available to us, as a new annual subscription. It is produced by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and Boston College. 

NTAO is an indispensable research tool for the study of the New Testament general, Gospels - Acts, Epistles - Revelation, Biblical Theology and the World of the New Testament. 

Over 500 international periodicals are covered by this database, and it offers more than 50,000 abstracts (summaries) of articles; 1,600 summaries of review papers; and 18,000 book abstracts.

Article coverage in the database dates back to 1985, and it is updated annually. 

NB: New Testament Abstracts Online is included in SEEKER, our single-search service which allows you to search across most of the Library's e-resources

NB: off-campus access: use University Computer Account Username and Password (Shibbolised access)
 

28 September 2013

SEEKER - open your eyes to a new way of searching!


SEEKER is our very comprehensive search service.
It allows you to do a single search across most of the Library's e-resources - our many online databases (which provide you with e-journal articles, newspaper reports, e-books, books, book reviews, conference proceedings, theses, etc), and also SAULCAT, the Library catalogue.

We'd love to have your feedback!

27 September 2013

Free Classical and World Music downloads

A reminder that Alexander Street Press, one of our e-resource providers, offers free music downloads, every two weeks. 

World Music Downloads

  • All tracks are owned by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and are available free, for a limited time only

  • sign up, on the page above, to receive email alerts when new music is available

  • Classical Music Downloads
  • All tracks are owned by Alexander Street Press and are free to download
  • Sign up here for e-mail alerts for new classical music downloads

  • The latest one is "Estancia" Suite,  by the Argentinian composer, Alberto Ginastera. 

    NB: For more free music from Alexander Street, follow them on Twitter and  the Music Online blog

    26 September 2013

    Trial access to additional Web of Knowledge databases - last few days!

    Our free trial access to ALL the Web of Knowledge databases, ends on 30 September 2013.

    Please try it - and use the Comments box to let us know what you think! 

    The trial allows you to search across ALL the following databases:  

    BIOSIS Citation Index: 1969-present 
    Chinese Science Citation Database: 1989-present 
    Current Contents Connect
    Data Citation Index: 1900-present 
    Derwent Innovations Index: 1963-present 
    Web of Science: 
         * Book Citation Index 
              Science: 2005-present
              Social Science and Humanities: 2005-present
         * Conference Proceedings Citation Index 
              Science: 1990-present
              Social Science and Humanities:1990-present
    * Current Chemical Reactions 
    * Index Chemicus
    Zoological Records: 1978-present 

    NB: we will continue to have access to our normal Web of Knowledge subscription after the trial ends

    18 September 2013

    New e-Resource - BiblioRossica (Russian, Jewish, Eastern European & Eurasian humanities e-books)

    BiblioRossica is another important addition to the Library's large collection of online research databases.

    It is a large, scholarly humanities e-book database, with an emphasis on modern Russian, Jewish, Eastern European, and Eurasian studies. 

    Subjects covered include art, history, language and literature, linguistics, philosophy, science, sociology, etc.

    Over 8,800 full-text e-books are available, including more than 1,500 titles from leading Russian academic presses such as NLO, Indrik, OGI, and Nestor-Istoriia

    BiblioRossica also includes recent English publications in Russian, Slavic, and Jewish studies from Academic Studies Press and Central European University Press. 

    New titles are continually being added, immediately after publication.

    NB: the individual e-books in this series will be added to SAULCAT, the Library catalogue, shortly

    NB: Off-campus access: this is currently being set up
     

    16 September 2013

    New e-Resource - Brill's Studies in Intellectual History Online


    Perpetual access to Brill's Studies in Intellectual History Online has recently been acquired by the Library.

    BSIHO is Brill's first online collection of a complete book series - 219 volumes of monographs, edited volumes and handbooks, published up to 2012, with 2013 material being added in installments.

    The series presents new approaches to history, the history of philosophy and theology, the history of ideas, the use of interdisciplinary methods and insights, such as those of cultural anthropology, semiotics and linguistic analysis.

    The collection also contains some papers of eminent scholars and conference proceedings, which can be hard to find.

    Search functionality includes social book marking tools, RSS feeds, Tables of Contents, etc

    Brill's Studies in Intellectual History Online also includes the subseries Brill's Studies in Art, Art History and Intellectual History, and Brill's Texts and Sources in Intellectual History.
    NB: the individual e-books in this series will be added to SAULCAT, the Library catalogue, shortly

    NB: off-campus access: use University Computer Account Username and Password (Shibbolised access)

    12 September 2013

    New e-Resource - The Times of India (1838-2003)

    Permanent access to The Times of India (1838-2003), is now available.

    Originally founded to serve British residents of West India, this historical newspaper archive provides exceptional depth to the study of colonial and post-colonial times, British and world history, class and gender issues, comparative religion, as well as international relations, economics, cultural studies, terrorism, etc. 

    Among the key historical events covered are the Sepoy Mutiny, which led to British rule in India; the formation of the Indian National Congress; the rise of Gandhi’s civil disobedience movement, the 1947 partitioning of India and Pakistan; the war over the Kashmir region, and the creation of Bangladesh; the Bhopal industrial disaster, and the rise of Pakistan as a nuclear power. Coverage of sports, the Indian film industry, and everyday life, is also included. 

    The Times of India (1838-2003) is a very welcome addition to the Library's impressive collection of online newspapers and news sources.

    NB: off-campus access: use University Computer Account Username and Password (Shibbolised access)

    NB: access from 2010-to date, is included in our Nexis database subscription

    4 September 2013

    Trial e-Resource - Academic Video Online: Premium

    Until 30 November 2013, we have trial access to the Academic Video Online: Premium database, from Alexander Street Press.

    You can search across thousands of videos; or select a single video collection from the dropdown menu.
     
    Contents include VAST: Academic Video Online (nearly 17,000 interdisciplinary videos), and individual collections covering history; art & architecture; business; counselling & therapy; dance; opera; theatre; musical performance; anthropology; health & rehabilitation; nursing; science; women’s studies; black studies; LGBT studies, etc.

    You can create clips and playlists, share and post them online, view already-created clips and playlists, cite the videos in papers, and add them to websites.

    Most videos have searchable, synchronised transcripts. As the videos play, the transcript scrolls, and what's being spoken is highlighted. 


    We're very interested to know what you think of this resource - please use the Comments box to give us feedback 

    NB: the Library already owns permanent access to Ethnographic Video Online, and subscribes to Opera in Video - both are included in this trial database

    3 September 2013

    Trial access to additional Web of Knowledge resources - ends soon

    Our free trial access to ALL the resources and databases on the Web of Knowledge platform, will end on 30 September 2013. 

    A Web of Knowledge search will now search across ALL the databases on the platform - you don’t need to know which database is going to provide you with the most relevant results. 

    Please try it - and use the Comments box to let us know what you think!
    The additional databases are:


    BIOSIS Citation Index: 1969-present
    Chinese Science Citation Database: 1989-present
    Current Contents Connect
         * Life Sciences
         * Clinical Medicine
         * Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Sciences
         * Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences
         * Engineering, Computing and Technology
         * Social and Behavioural Sciences
         * Arts and Humanities
         * Business Collection
         * Electronics and Telecommunications Collection
    Data Citation Index: 1900-present
    Derwent Innovations Index: 1963-present
    Web of Science:
         * Book Citation Index
                   Science: 2005-present
                   Social Science and Humanities:2005-present
         * Conference Proceedings Citation Index
                   Science: 1990-present
                   Social Science and Humanities:1990-present
         * Current Chemical Reactions
         * Index Chemicus
    Zoological Records: 1978-present

    NB:  we will continue to have access to our normal Web of Knowledge subscription after the trial ends