27 August 2014

New e-Resource - LWW Health Library for Basic and Anatomical Sciences Premium Collection

Our subscription to the LWW Health Library for Basic and Anatomical Sciences Premium Collection has now begun, following a successful trial.

This database includes:
  • 45 important e-books which support a fundamental curriculum taught in the first two years of graduate-level medical programmes
  • a large number of multimedia teaching aids, including 'hands-on' video and audio clips
  • self-assessment Q&A tests; review and revision materials
  • real life patient profiles and case reviews
  • clinical laboratory methods and video tutorials
Content covers anatomy, biochemistry, embryology, epidemiology, genetics, histology, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, physical examination, physiology, and other core disciplines.

These e-books are continually updated with the most current edition.  They are being added to SAULCAT to make them quick to find. Key titles include:
  • Rubin's Pathology
  • Principles of Pharmacology 
  • Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy
  • Clinically Oriented Anatomy
  • Histology: A Text and Atlas 
  • Langman’s Medical Embryology, etc
Off-campus access: login with your University account details

21 August 2014

New e-Resource - Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

After a successful trial, a subscription to Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy has been taken out.

This database contains more than 300 3D rotational gross anatomy videos of real human anatomic specimens, which illustrate muscles, tendons, and joints making the same movements that they make in life.   

The short videos are produced and narrated by a leading anatomist, and build complex structures step-by-step - from bone to surface anatomy. 

Structures are clearly labelled, and PDF transcripts of each video help to reinforce learning and review, and provide a perfect visual complement to textbook learning. 

Contents cover:
  • Vol 1: The Upper Extremity - 60 videos on the Shoulder, Hand and Arm
  • Vol 2: The Lower Extremity - nearly 60 videos on the Hip, Knee, Leg, Ankle and Foot
  • Vol 3: The Trunk - nearly 60 videos on the Spine, Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis
  • Vol 4: The Head and Neck - over 120 videos covering the Eye, Skull, Brain and related areas
  • Vol 5: The Internal Organs and Reproductive Health – over 60 videos on the thoracic and abdominal organs, and reproductive health
The British Medical Journal wrote that "Robert Acland’s video atlas series  ... has set about reinvigorating the subject through its crystal clear presentation of human anatomy."

19 August 2014

Trial e-Resource - State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century 1714-1782

We have trial access to State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century; 1714-1782 - until 18 September 2014.  

State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, Part I: The Hanovers, 1714-1782: State Papers Domestic, Military and Naval and Registers of the Privy Council is the continuation of State Papers Online 1509-1714, and is vital to any understanding of the political, social and economic history of the period.

Part I concentrates on British domestic politics and society and contains a wealth of once classified detail about the reigns of the three Georges, from the accession of the Hanoverian monarchs to the British throne in 1714, to the end of the State Papers series in 1782.  Unparalleled access is provided to thousands of manuscripts that reveal the behind-the-scenes, day-to-day running of government during this period. Parts II and III are to follow.
 
It includes contemporary accounts of the turbulent events of George I’s reign (the Jacobite uprisings); the development of Cabinet government; the ascension of George II and the consolidation of Whig supremacy; the inept handling of the colonies that marred the early years of George III’s reign, etc.

SPO 18th Century PowerPoint presentation 

Trial Access

 On- and off-campus access:
  • contact us for a Trial Username and Password (University of St Andrews staff and students only)
NB: The Library has already purchased permanent access to State Papers Online 1509-1714 (Parts I-IV)

18 August 2014

New e-Resource - JISC JournalArchives (over 600 e-journals)

Over 600 e-journals in the JISC JournalArchives are now visible in SAULCAT and the E-Journals list on the Library web pages.

JISC JournalArchives contains e-journal archives from different publishers, and covers many subjects including arts and humanities, engineering, law, science and social science.

It provides powerful 'conceptual' searching which retrieves items with similar conceptual meanings, and can identify previously unavailable links between documents.


Details of the individual publisher archives are below:
Although we have pre-existing access to many of these titles through the publisher interface, JISC JournalArchives includes some titles new to us, provides an alternative access route, and can be usefully cross-searched 

JISC JournalArchives forms part of the Jisc eCollections service which includes Historical Texts and Jisc MediaHub.

15 August 2014

Trial e-Resource - Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

We have trial access to Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy until a subscription begins in September 2014.

This database contains more than 300 3D rotational gross anatomy videos of real human anatomic specimens, produced and narrated by Professor Robert Acland, a leading anatomist.

The 2-5 minute-long videos clips build complex structures step-by-step - from bone to surface anatomy.  They show moving structures - muscles, tendons, and joints - making the same movements that they make in life.

Clear narration, labelled structures and PDF transcripts of each video reinforce learning and review, and make the database the perfect visual complement to textbook learning. 

It is organised into 5 volumes:
  • Vol 1: The Upper Extremity - 60 videos focusing on the Shoulder, Hand and Arm/Upper Arm
  • Vol 2: The Lower Extremity - nearly 60 videos focusing on the Hip, Knee, Leg and Ankle and Foot
  • Vol 3: The Trunk - nearly 60 videos on the Spine, Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis
  • Vol 4: The Head and Neck - over 120 videos covering the Eye, Skull, Brain and related areas
  • Vol 5: The Internal Organs and Reproductive Health – roughly 60 videos covering thoracic and abdominal organs, and reproductive health
The British Medical Journal wrote that "Robert Acland’s video atlas series  ... has set about reinvigorating the subject through its crystal clear presentation of human anatomy."

14 August 2014

Trial e-Resource - LWW Health Library for Basic and Anatomical Sciences Premium Collection

We have trial access to the LWW Health Library for Basic and Anatomical Sciences Premium Collection until a subscription begins in September 2014.

This database includes:
  • 45 important e-books which support a fundamental curriculum taught in the first two years of graduate-level medical programmes
  • a large number of multimedia teaching aids, including 'hands-on' video and audio clips
  • self-assessment Q&A tests; review and revision materials
  • real life patient profiles and case reviews
  • clinical laboratory methods and video tutorials
Content covers anatomy, biochemistry, embryology, epidemiology, genetics, histology, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, physical examination, physiology, and other core disciplines.

These e-books are continually updated with the most current edition.
Key titles include:
  • Rubin's Pathology
  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy
  • Clinically Oriented Anatomy
  • Histology: A Text and Atlas
  • Langman’s Medical Embryology, etc

13 August 2014

New e-Resources - Major Reference Works on Chemistry, Geochemistry and Geomorphology

Some more new e-reference works, recently acquired as perpetual-access purchases:

Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry II 

Reviews and examines topics of relevance to today’s inorganic chemists - biological inorganic chemistry; solid state chemistry; materials chemistry, and nanoscience

Chapters concentrate on applications of the elements and their compounds, and the title is designed to provide a valuable, long-standing scientific resource for both advanced students and researchers.

Treatise on Geochemistry 2nd edition  
                   
Extensively updated new 16-volume edition of the widely acclaimed Treatise on Geochemistry with five new volumes on the history of the atmosphere; geochemistry of mineral deposits; archaeology and anthropology; organic geochemistry and analytical geochemistry. Also includes two separate volumes dealing with meteorites and planets, respectively. 

Treatise on Geomorphology 

14-volume reference work which provides a useful synthesis of the state of the discipline. It provides information on the historical development of geomorphology; the context for ongoing research; discussion of research strategies, equipment, and field methods; laboratory experiments and numerical simulations which reflect the multiple approaches to understanding Earth's surfaces; and summarises outstanding research questions.

12 August 2014

New e-Resource - The Making of the Modern World: Part I (1450-1850)

We are delighted to announce that we now have perpetual access to The Making of the Modern World Part I: The Goldsmiths’-Kress Collection, 1450-1850.

The Making of the Modern World is the most comprehensive collection in existence for the study of early economic, political, business and social history, and is an invaluable resource for researching economic theory and history from this period. 

It contains over 61,000 primary source documents and books essential to the understanding of the social, political and economic development of the western world, from the mid-15th to the mid-19th century.

Drawn from two pre-eminent collections - The Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature at the University of London and The Kress Collection of Business and Economics at the Harvard Business School - this unrivalled online library fully documents the dynamics of Western trade and wealth that shaped the world during this time.

It offers many new ways of understanding the age of exploration and discovery; global trade; the Industrial Revolution and the development of modern capitalism; banking; finance; transportation and manufacturing; slavery; colonization; the Atlantic world; social history; gender, etc  

In many ways, MMO Part I is an extension and expansion of Eighteenth Century Collections Online.

NB:  individual records for the content will be added to SAULCAT at a later stage

11 August 2014

New e-Resource - Japan Chronicle Online

Another welcome addition to the Library's range of international newspaper archives is the recently launched Japan Chronicle Online.

The Japan Chronicle Weekly (1902–1940) provides a unique contemporary account of the historical development of East Asia, and of Japan’s emergence onto the world stage.  This took place against a background of war, of political and social upheaval and major social changes in East Asia.

The Chronicle was based in Kobe, a port city that saw enormous expansion during the Chronicle’s lifetime. It provides an important perspective on Japan's engagement with modernity as well as giving invaluable information on the settler communities in Japan and East Asia.

Historians of East Asia have long seen the Japan Chronicle as a uniquely valuable resource. This 'well-informed, controversial but always readable' source of news and opinion on Japan and East Asia offers an intriguing complement to the North China Herald to which the Library has also recently subscribed.

10 August 2014

New e-Resources - Major Reference Works on Climate and Coastal Science

Some interesting new e-reference works, recently acquired as perpetual-access purchases:

Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources
 


This title leaves aside the political and emotional elements surrounding climate change to concentrate on an assessment of the broad range of threats - CO2 emissions, population growth, emerging global affluence, etc - to critical resources such as water, food, ecosystems, energy, and human health. Determining what these threats are while seeking preventive measures and adaptations is at the core of this unique reference work. 

Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science           
               
Written by an international team of scientists, this reference e-book aims to provide a comprehensive resource in the growing area of estuarine and coastal science. 

Changes in coasts and river banks around the world have a significant effect on the food chain, as well as on the physics and chemistry of the ocean. As they become more densely populated, for example, the pressure on these ecosystems intensifies, putting a new focus on environmental, socioeconomic and policy issues.

6 August 2014

Knowledge Unlatched update - new scholarly open access e-books added

6,301 downloads of Knowledge Unlatched e-books from over 120 countries;
11 March-31 May 2014

Development of the highly-successful Knowledge Unlatched project continues.  This innovative crowd-funded, collaborative pilot aims to create a sustainable route to open access for specialist scholarly e-books, and won the IFLA/Brill Award for Open Access 2014. 

Knowledge Unlatched works by many libraries around the world sharing a single Title Fee payment to publishers (which represents the basic cost of publishing a book), in return for a book being made available on a Creative Commons licence.
On 11 March 2014, Knowledge Unlatched Pilot Collection books became available for anyone in the world to read or download for free.

27 of the initial 28 Humanities and Social Sciences e-books are now available to read and download via the OAPEN or HathiTrust open access e-book platforms.  The e-books can be shared with others via e-mail or messenger, as long as it is for non-commercial purposes.

Recently added titles include:

On Global Citizenship: James Tully (Bloomsbury Academic)
Networks and Institutions in Europe's Emerging Markets: Roger Schoenman (Cambridge University Press)
The World Jewish Congress during the Holocaust: Between Activism and Restraint: Zohar Segev (De Gruyter)

These new titles are being added to SAULCAT. 

Earlier blog posts:

(28 Feb 2014)
Knowledge Unlatched - scholarly e-books collaborative open access pilot
(29 April 2014)
Knowledge Unlatched - first 22 scholarly open access e-books available

New e-Resource - The Online Complete Prose of T S Eliot

Our subscription to The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot has begun.  This is the newly-launched, first scholarly edition of the collected, uncollected, and unpublished prose of one of the most prolific writers of the twentieth century.

Eliot wrote extensively on poetry, fiction, drama, literary criticism, religion, humanism, philosophy, politics, and other topics.

This planned 8-volume critical edition provides access to material that has been restricted or held in private and institutional collections for almost fifty years.

The first two volumes, Apprentice Years, 1905-1918 and The Perfect Critic, 1919-1926, have just been published, with subsequent volumes scheduled for release in successive years. 

Volume 1, Apprentice Years, 1905-1918 contains all Eliot's surviving prose from student years at Smith College, Harvard and Oxford, and from his first three years as a literary journalist. The contents trace his intellectual development from broad interests in language and literature to an informed synthesis of literature and philosophy in literary criticism. 

Volume 2, The Perfect Critic, 1919-1926, documents Eliot's rise to international prominence as an authoritative critical voice in twentieth-century letters, avant-garde poet, and editor of a successful London journal.  It contains many essays and reviews, most of which were never republished or collected.

Other highlights include unsigned, unidentified essays, unpublished essays, lectures, addresses from various archives, transcripts of broadcasts, speeches, endorsements, and memorial tributes.