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Web of Science: scheduled maintenance

July 11, 2014 at 9:08 am, by Sarah Smyth

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Web of Science will undergo scheduled maintenance from Sunday July 13, 2014 at 14:00 BST until Monday July 14, 2014 at 02:00 BST.  During this time, Web of Science may not be available intermittently. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

The Library Subject Team

Dawsonera eBooks unavailable

July 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm, by Sarah Smyth

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We have been advised that one of our eBook suppliers (Dawsonera) are experiencing technical difficulties. They are unable to provide access to eBooks at the moment.

From their website:

“dawsonera is Currently Unavailable

dawsonera is currently unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances and we hope to have the service restored shortly. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

We will provide an update when normal service is restored.

The Library Subject Team

Martindale – The Complete Drug Reference – trial access

June 30, 2014 at 9:49 am, by Sarah Smyth

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Trial access to Martindale – The Complete Drug Reference is available both on and off-campus until 11th July 2014.

Considered a comprehensive and reliable reference resource on drugs and medicines used throughout the world, Martindale includes information on:

  • Drug monographs
  • Preparation, uses, administration and interactions
  • Chemical, brand and ‘street’ names
  • Molecular structures and formulae
  • CAS Registry Numbers, ATC Codes and UNII Codes
  • Manufacturers’ specifications

To access Martindale from the Library & ICT tab on the Portal, click on Stockley’s Drug Interactions on the A-Z listing of databases.  At the next screen click on the downward pointing arrow (next to Stockley’s Drug Interactions in the top left of the screen) 

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and select Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference:

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Once selected, you can start searching.

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this resource. We are very interested to hear your opinions and experiences, so please pass on your feedback.

Help using the database is available from the Life & Health Sciences Subject Team.

dawsonera eBooks Update

June 20, 2014 at 2:10 pm, by Sarah Smyth

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Latest Update: Wednesday 25 June

We are pleased to report that Dawsonera eBooks are back up and running as normal. We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.

The Library Subject Team

 

eBook lending in libraries: Sign the petition for a change in the law

June 20, 2014 at 1:06 pm, by Sarah Smyth

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EBLIDA (The European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations)  is calling for a change to the European legislation which prevents libraries from lending a large proportion of their resources in eBook format.

From their website:

“Libraries guarantee free access to content, information, and culture for all European citizens. However, in the digital environment, the current legal framework prevents libraries from fulfilling these essential services to our society, especially regarding  the provision of e-books.

European citizens have the right to e-read! This should also be the case in libraries. It should therefore be possible for libraries to legally  provide their users with access to all commercially available e-books.”

Have your say by signing the petition:

https://www.change.org/organizations/eblida

The Library Subject Team

 

MathJax is Integrated into ScienceDirect

June 13, 2014 at 1:08 pm, by Michael Carragher

If you are interested in Mathematics, you might like to explore ScienceDirect. A new feature in ScienceDirect isMathJax, enabling the high-quality, crisp display of mathematical symbols and equations. The key design goals of MathJax are

  • high-quality display of mathematics notation in all browsers
  • no special browser setup required
  • support for LaTeX, MathML and other equation markup directly in the HTML source.
  • an extensible, modular design with a rich API for easy integration into web applications.
  • support for accessibility, copy and paste and other rich functionality
  • interoperability with other applications and math-aware search.

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Watch this video for more information.

Southern Trust Quality Improvement Event

June 10, 2014 at 11:18 am, by Sarah Smyth

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Wednesday 18 June 2014

9:30am – 2:00pm Seagoe Parish Centre, Portadown

Southern Health and Social Care Trust, sponsored by Lean Healthcare Academy, are holding a Quality Improvement Event. It is designed specifically for health and social care managers and professionals with an interest in or responsibility for service improvement and transforming care, the event will showcase improvements to patient experience, safety and care as well as systems and processes.

To reserve a place at the event please email anna.donnelly@southerntrust.hscni.net

The Life & Health Sciences Subject Team

Useful Google Search Tips

May 23, 2014 at 10:18 am, by Michael Carragher

googleKaren Blakeman, one of the top trainers and advisors on search, social media and collaborative tools, runs regular workshops on maximising the search potential of Google.

If you use Google a lot, you may be interested to see some of the top tips as ranked by the participants in a recent workshop in Oxford.

Google Top Tips

In addition to these tips, you might be interested to know that you can add University of Ulster Library holdings to search results in Google Scholar. See our Google Scholar Guide for more information.

Bell Labs Technical Journal now in IEEE Xplore

May 6, 2014 at 2:49 pm, by Michael Carragher

IEEE has partnered with Alcatel-Lucent to bring the Bell Labs Technical Journal (BLTJ) to the IEEE Xplore digital library

With a Bell Labs Technical Journal subscription, you’ll have access to:

  • every published article of Bell Labs Technical Journal as well as prior versions of Alcatel-Lucent journals:
    • Bell System Technical Journal (1922–1983);
    • AT&T Bell Laboratories Technical Journal (from 1984);
    • AT&T Technical Journal (1984–1996);
  • full-text documents for over 6,200 articles;
  • content that is the source of many significant contributions in telecommunications and other related fields that has had considerable impact on the technological base of the global economy;
  • key research from leaders in the telecommunications industry.

To find out more information about this journal, see here.

Printing Service and Refunds

April 30, 2014 at 3:19 pm, by Michael Carragher

If you are a final-year student and you have printing credits on your account, please read the email sent to you by Mark Millar from the Reprographics Department on 10 April 2014. The text is reproduced below.

All Students,

If you are returning next year the credits you have added to your print (UniFlow) account will be waiting for you when you return.

We will not be closing any accounts (even final year students) as your B-number remains specific to you and we hope that you will return for future courses.

If you are a final year student or not returning next year then please try and avoid adding large sums of money to your account as we cannot refund any balances.

If you have any enquires about this, please e-mail  printpayment@ulster.ac.uk.