Trial Access to JAMA Cardiology

We now have on-campus trial access to the 2016 issues of JAMA Cardiology from the Library’s Electronic Journal Collection.

JAMA Cardiology focuses on all aspects of cardiovascular medicine, including:

  • Epidemiology and prevention
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Interventional and pharmacologic therapeutics
  • Translational research
  • Health care policy and outcomes
  • Global health

The trial will run until the end of December 2016.  Contact a member of the Life and Health Sciences Library team for further information.

New IBISWorld Database to Replace KeyNote

IBISWorldlogoAs the KeyNote market research database is no longer being updated, the Library has cancelled its subscription.  For those needing access to UK market research, we are trialling access to the IBISWorld database which contains industry information for over 400 sectors.  The database is generally very straightforward to use and the reports are updated regularly (once or twice a year).  Note that the Library also subscribes to other market research databases such as Mintel, Passport and MarketLine (in Business Source Premier) and these all contain information on UK sectors as well as international market research.

If you need help in using these databases or in sourcing industry information please contact your business subject librarian.

Top Library Tips for the Summer

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The sun is shining, teaching has finished – it must be summer! Here are some useful tips for you over the next few months.

  1. If you are graduating this summer, please return all your books before graduation.
  2. Pay any outstanding fines – especially if you are graduating. Payment can be made electronically or in person.
  3. You can renew your books online – most books won’t have to be returned until the beginning of the new academic year if you are a returning student.
  4. You may be able to organise access to other libraries over the summer period.
  5. We are open all summer, although our hours are different from term-time. You can check opening hours here.
  6. Many of our resources are available online from anywhere at any time – see here for more details.
  7. Follow us on Twitter for updates and latest news.
  8. Get in touch with us if you have any queries, or use Library Help.
  9. Finally, have a great summer!

Three Major New Encyclopedias for Engineering

The Library has recently acquired three new multi-volume encyclopedias for engineers. The encyclopedias are all available online and can be accessed from anywhere via the University Portal.

Clean

The Handbook of Clean Energy Systems. Edited by Prof. Jinyue Yan and published by Wiley in 2015, the work consists of six volumes covering:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Clean Energy Conversion Technologies
  • Mitigation Technologies
  • Intelligent Energy Systems
  • Energy Storage
  • Sustainability of Energy Systems
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Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites
Written by prominent international experts from industry and academia, the Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites, Second Edition presents over 265 new and revised articles addressing the new technological advances in properties, processing, formulation, design, analysis, evaluation, manufacture, testing, and reliability of composites.

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Wiley Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering

The encyclopedia, a 6-Volume Set, is a living and evolving repository of the biomedical engineering (BME) knowledge base. To represent the vast diversity of the field and its multi-and cross-disciplinary nature and serve the BME community, the scope and content is comprehensive.

 

Library Of Trinity College Dublin & Google Collaborate For Dublin 1916-2016 Exhibition

Rare and previously unpublished material held in the Library of Trinity College Dublin is now accessible to a global audience, thanks to an online collaboration between Trinity and Google. Dublin Rising 1916-2016, an interactive Google Street View tour narrated by actor Colin Farrell, lets visitors virtually explore the city streets, events and people who shaped history 100 years ago.  Visit the TCD library website for links to TCD exhibitions, photos and archives,

Nutrition and Food Sciences: New Library database

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The Library has added a new database to the A-Z Database listing on the Library & ICT tab. Produced by CABI, Nutrition and Food Sciences replaces the previous subscription to Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews.

Coverage includes: research, reviews & news on nutrition and the food sciences covering public health, clinical nutrition, nutrition physiology, food safety, food security, consumer behaviour, food science & technology and food product groups such as functional foods.

For help and advice on any of the Library’s resources, contact your Subject Librarian.

The Library Subject Team

Easter Vacation 2016

In order to ensure the Health and Safety of users and to assist in the event of an emergency evacuation, the following arrangements for Library and IT access will be in place during the forthcoming Easter vacation period:

CAMPUS LIBRARY & IT FACILITIES* COMMENTS
Belfast Closed from 6pm 25 March
Reopen at 8.45am 4 April
26 March to 3 April;
10am – 10pm IT Open Access area within Library – on production of an ID Card when signing in at security
Coleraine Closed from 8pm 25 March
Reopen at 8.45am 4 April
26 March to 3 April:
10am – 10pm IT Open Access area (within Library) & IT Access area G096, ground floor, Science Block – on production of an ID card when signing in at security
Jordanstown Closed from 8pm 25 March
Reopen at 8.00am 4 April
26 March to 3 April;
10am – 10pm IT Open Access area Room 2B11 – on production of an ID Card when signing in at security
Magee Closed from 8pm 25 March
Reopen at 8.45am 4 April
26 March to 3 April;
10am – 10pm IT Open Access area Room MF116 – on production of an ID Card when signing in at security

* Out of Hours IT Support arrangements will be in place during the holiday period.

Twitter: not just for likes and selfies

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Researchers have conducted a RCT into using social media to promote the results of their research.

The Cochrane Schizophrenia Group added links to selected Cochrane reviews on Twitter and Weibo and contrasted their uptake with reviews which had not been publicised in this way. Google analytics enabled the reviewers to ascertain the level of engagement gained by each tweet.

The reviewers found that the messages seemed to increase followers’ interest in the publicised reviews – the authors concluded that social media is a valuable source of product placement opportunities.

Read the full report here.

Adams, C.E. Jayaram, M., Bodart, A.Y.M., Sampson, S., Zhao, S. and Montgomery, A.A. (2016) Tweeting links to Cochrane Schizophrenia Group reviews: a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 6 (3), e010509. Available at: http://m.bmjopen.bmj.com/content/6/3/e010509.full.pdf [Accessed 14 March 2016].