Showing posts from June, 2008

* Blackwell Synergy & Wiley Interscience Content *

As you may be aware, from the the end of June, the merger between Blackwell Synergy & Wiley Interscience will take place. From June 30th, content from both sites will be available on So you will then be able to browse all Wiley-Blackwell journals, together with online books, reference works, databases, protocols and other electronic resources through one integrated service. The benefits will begin immediately after June 30th : • One-stop access to a dramatically expanded range of relevant material • circa 3 million articles • 1400 journals • Over 5000 online books, reference works and databases If you have registered as a Blackwell Synergy user, you may receive table of contents alerts, journal information, etc. Your account will be migrated automatically to the new platform. If you already have a Wiley InterScience account, your information will be combined. You may be requested to accept new terms and conditio

SPIE Digital Library Upgrade

As of June 10th, the abstract page for all SPIE Journal and Conference Proceedings articles has been enhanced to include new research and navigation tools to aid in research. Significant features of the redesigned abstract page include: More critical information viewable within one screen, without scrolling References, including links to referenced papers as well as citing articles, on a separate tab Tools for capturing and downloading citation metadata in a variety of formats Enhanced navigation aids such as breadcrumb links OpenURL referrer tool Links to web-enabled research tools such as bookmarking sites, Google Notebook, and zotero Multimedia links, RSS, and erratum alerts. Click here to view and try out the new SPIE Digital Library abstract view. Your feedback is welcome and appreciated.For more information or assistance with other SPIE Digital Library features or subscriptions, please visit

New Features on EBSCOhost

You now have the opportunity to try out the BETA version of EBSCO host 2.0, right from the New Features page in EBSCO host . For some important details concerning the functionality of the BETA, click here. Get a head start on how to use the new design, which will be fully implemented in July, by clicking on the Test Drive link on your EBSCO host New Features page. (Access the New Features page from its link in the upper right corner of your EBSCO host screen.) Visit EBSCO's 2.0 Support Center to access these support materials: Printable poster Help Sheets User Guide, presented in topical sections to enable printing of the specific information you need Online training registration form The EBSCO host 2.0 BETA will remain available on the New Features page for you to sample, until its final implementation in July. Visit EBSCO's Support Site to learn about new features, search among thousands of FAQs, download Flash tutorials, Help Sheets or User Guides.

Web of Science coverage expanded

Web of Science coverage expanded 199 from Asia Pacific 364 from the European Union 80 from Latin America 50 from the Middle East and Africa 7 from North America You can now search & evaluate thorough regional as well as global journal coverage through Web of Science . The complete integration of these new journals builds a bridge between significant regional studies and the global research community — increasing the visibility of topics of regional concern and enhancing the comprehensiveness and reach of your collection. You will be able to: Locate more articles to be used in metrics, as they include regional coverage in their analyses of the impact of emerging trends, authors, institutions, countries and fields. Link from citations within new articles to other data within Web of Science . Have more opportunities to link successfully from article citations to the full bibliographic record and full text.

Ensure your Recommended Readings are in the Library!

Do you recommend books or journal articles for your students to read? Have you remembered to make sure that they are easily available in the Library? Library staff often hear complaints from students that the books they are asked to read are not in the Library, or that the Library doesn’t hold sufficient copies. In the latest survey of undergraduate students carried out by the Library approximately one-third of students felt that the Library does not hold copies of all reading list books , and elicited comments such as: “I would recommend a better liaison between the library and those who set course work” “Add more copies of high-demand books in the library” We would really like to address this issue in the coming year, but can only do so with your help: If you are recommending books or articles for your students to read – please make sure to check that they are available in the Library or online through the library’s E-knowledge portal . If you are not sure if there are sufficient co

Online Training - Searching With IEEE Xplore

You can now register for any of the upcoming online training sessions for the IEEE Xplore digital library. IEEE hosts regularly scheduled online training sessions which are free to all users of IEEE online technical information. Advance registration is required, and space is limited. You can register for the training sessions here . You can also check out other IEEE Xplore guides and training details in the Virtual Learning Centre