Friday, 22 August 2008

Cambridge Journals Online Enhancements

Cambridge University Press has announced the release of further enhancements to Cambridge Journals Online (CJO). With the latest release, there have been a number of developments, including:

  • Social bookmarking services, which allow users to save URL links of web pages they want to remember or share. Users can now bookmark links from journal homepages and article abstracts via such services as del.icio.us, Connotea., and Bibsonomy. CJO is also fully enabled for users of the CiteULike service.
  • Enhanced search facilities, which include: Cite Search for titles matches the title of a journal as the user types; context-sensitive spelling correction suggests alternative spellings to words not matched in the initial search; automatic saved searches with re-run and edit facilities; and the ability to search throughout the CJO website using the ‘quick search’ option.
  • Improved access: - users can now to log in directly from the abstract page of an article. Also, a Widget can be downloaded from the main CJO homepage and used to search the site.
  • Sample and New issue links have been created for each journal to directly access the journal’s sample issue or new issues.
  • Comments on articles - The second phase of development for this complex functionality includes such additions for CJO users as recognising comments by unique identifiers, the ability to set up comment alerts, and the option to publish comments anonymously.

You can access CJO through the link above, or by going via E-Knowledge on the Library homepage.

New Resource: Bibliografia de la Literatura Espanola

We now have access to Bibliografia de la Literatura Espanola

A resource for scholars of Spanish literature, Bibliografía de la Literatura Española is a comprehensive bibliography of all related documentation published in any language. It covers monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews, bibliographies, congress proceedings, and other miscellaneous material.

The collection provides bibliographic information on a wide range of subject areas: literary theory, literary genres, popular literature, Hispanism, bibliographies, and authors. The database features not only editions of their works, but also translated editions and critical studies.

Bibliografía de la Literatura Española can be searched by keyword, title, subject, author or reviewer, publication details, journal and publication year, or any combination of these terms.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Landed Estates Website launched at NUI, Galway

The era of grand estates in western Ireland has been captured in a unique project by a team of researchers at NUI Galway. The comprehensive electronic database and archive devoted to landed estates and gentry houses in Connacht, c. 1700-1914, was launched recently at the University by Minister of State, Dr Martin Mansergh, T.D.

The database contains references to over 1450 houses and some 1,650 estates. The aim of the resource is to assist and support researchers working on the social, economic, political and cultural history of Connacht from c.1700 to 1914. The project involved the distillation and collation of data from a broad range of historical sources, and its concise codification on an estate/name basis.

According to NUI Galway’s Professor Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, who was Project Principal: “For the first time ever researchers will have ready access to a comprehensive database of sources relating to the world of the landed society of Connacht from the end of the seventeenth century to the beginning of the break-up of the large landed estates under the land purchase schemes that followed the Irish ’land war’ of the late Victorian and Edwardian period. This is the world of landed estates and gentry houses that dominated rural society from the era of the penal laws until the eve of the great war”.

The project, whose senior researchers were Marie Boran and Brigid Clesham, was hosted by the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences at NUI Galway and funded by the Irish Council for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS). The Project is one of the first of its kind to be completed under the Research Infrastructure Grants scheme of the IRCHSS.

For more information visit www.landedestates.ie