December 9, 2013 at
10:22 am, by
ASM International is pleased to announce a major new release of the ASM Alloy Center Database™, which provides fully searchable, online access to authoritative materials data.
This important release features the below key content updates and software enhancements:
- Data Sheets & Diagrams – more than 400 new alloy datasheets
- Alloy Finder – more than 5,000 specifications and standards entries updated, and more than 3,000 entries added.
- Materials Property Data – enhanced X-Y charts
- Coatings Data – completely updated
- Corrosion Performance Data – updated and expanded
- Database Software – The Alloy Center Database has been upgraded to Granta MI, the leading software for materials data management, providing expanded search and reporting functionality, unit conversion, and materials substitution tools.
This resorce is available on-campus only, although the ASM Handbooks and some of the alloy data books are available off-campus in Knovel Library.
November 27, 2013 at
4:43 pm, by
RefWorks have withdrawn the RefGrab-It plug-in tool.
The only version of RefGrab-It now available to download is the bookmarklet. This is now compatible with Safari and Chrome browsers as well as Internet Explorer and Firefox. It can be found under the Tools drop-down menu within RefWorks.
Users who already have the plug-in installed in their browser are advised to uninstall it before replacing with the bookmarklet version as there may be a conflict if both the plug-in and the bookmarklet are installed on the same browser.
If you have any queries about this please do not hesitate to contact us.
November 18, 2013 at
3:18 pm, by
Due to essential maintenance work on the external electricity supply, the Library at the Coleraine campus will be closed on Sunday 24th November.
Electronic access to Library services will remain unaffected and users can continue to access the Library Catalogue, Subject Guides and a wide range of electronic books, databases and journals using the Library and ICT tab on the Portal.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
November 7, 2013 at
11:32 am, by
The University of Ulster Library is gathering feedback on our services and we are keen that as many of our users take part in the survey. The Survey is running from 11th to 29th November 2013. It will take between 5 and 10 minutes of your time and will help us to improve and shape future library services.
The Library is using LibQUAL+TM to measure user perceptions of the quality of our service, the range of information we have available for you, and the library as a place to study. We have carried out the survey three times since 2005. For more information on the survey click here. If you have any difficulty accessing the survey, or have any questions about it, please contact the LibQUAL team.
Remember to include your email address at the end of the survey to enter the draw for an Amazon voucher worth £100 – we have four to give away.
October 30, 2013 at
11:22 am, by
The ASM Alloy Center Database features thousands of documents in PDF format, including a comprehensive set of material data sheets from Alloy Digest and other ASM publications; heat treating data sheets from the Heat Treater’s Guides; time-temperature curves, creep curves, fatigue curves, stress-strain curves, and more.
ASM is pleased to announce an important release of the ASM Alloy Center featuring key content updates and software enhancements.
As a subscriber to the ASM Alloy Center Database, you can explore the new highlights below!
New and Expanded Content
- Datasheets & Diagrams – More than 400 records were added, bringing the total to more than 10,500
- Alloy Finder – Nearly 500 Woldman’s Engineering Alloys records were updated based upon Alloy Digest documents through July 2013. Replaced all content from the Worldwide Guide to Equivalent Irons and Steels 4th edition with the 5th edition.
- Coatings Data – Completely updated, providing well-referenced data from Rowan Technology Group on more than 140 types of coatings, their properties, and applications.
- Corrosion Performance Data – Updated and expanded to include nearly 9,000 material-environment records, providing 25,000 combinations of corrosion behavior.
Upgraded and Enhanced Software
The software has been upgraded to Granta MI, the leading software for materials data management, enabling more frequent content updates, and providing expanded search and reporting functionality, unit conversion, and materials substitution tools.
October 22, 2013 at
2:35 pm, by
The Library has a thirty day trial to Reaxys, a major resource in the fields of pharmacy, pharmacology, chemistry and materials. Reaxys is a unique web-based chemistry database consisting of deeply excerpted compounds and related factual properties, reaction and synthesis information as well as bibliographic data, navigated and displayed via an actionable interface.
The trial is available on-campus only. Please click here for further information.
October 10, 2013 at
3:13 pm, by
The Library has set up a trial for the Illustrated London News, the world’s first pictorial weekly newspaper. Access the full facsimile run of the newspaper from 1842 – 2003, in full text and full colour.
- Approximately 260,000 full-text pages
- More than 7,000 issues
- More than 1.5 million images
- Covers 162 years (1842–2003)
- 60,000 Print Edition Circulation in 1842, 300,000 at its peak in 1860s
Covering over 260,000 pages, you can access the Illustrated London News on-campus only until November 1st 2013. The user-friendly home page features an intuitive interface, interactive timeline and multiple search options. Your feedback on this trial is appreciated.
October 4, 2013 at
4:23 pm, by
We’ve received the following news item from Ovid Medline.
Notice about U.S. Government Shutdown
Impact on Ovid MEDLINE®
Dear Ovid MEDLINE Customer:
Due to the recent lapse in U.S. Government funding, Ovid MEDLINE(R) is currently not receiving any record or data updates until further notice.
The latest update to Ovid MEDLINE(R) was October 2, 2013 and users will receive the AutoAlert scheduled for October 9, 2013. Updates included the following:
• Ovid MEDLINE(R) Corrections
• Ovid OLDMEDLINE(R) <1946 to 1965>
• Ovid MEDLINE(R) <2009 to September Week 4 2013>
• Ovid Nursing Database 1946 to September Week 4 2013
The latest update to Ovid MEDLINE(R) In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations was October 1, 2013. Additionally customers utilizing AutoAlerts and saved searches for Ovid MEDLINE(R) In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations will not receive new alerts. Once we receive new data from the National Library of Medicine, you may see larger than normal updates (additions & revised records). We will inform all Ovid MEDLINE(R) customers once regular updates have resumed.
Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause your patrons. If you have any questions, please contact Ovid Customer Support at email@example.com.
October 4, 2013 at
11:22 am, by
Whether you are a returning student or new to the University, you are most welcome to get in touch with your subject librarian to help you start your literature review as you begin your research for your PhD.
We are running sessions on Developing Information Skills for Effective Research as part of the Research Graduate Programme which you are encouraged to attend, but as these classes are generic in nature, you are also strongly advised to make an appointment with your subject librarian for more in-depth, tailored information specifically targeted to your own research area.
We have lots of help available to ensure you make the most of your studies in the University of Ulster, so get in touch today for a more effective approach to research!
August 30, 2013 at
10:41 am, by
Friday 30th August – Magee Library to close early and possible disruption Monday 2nd September
Due to unavoidable and disruptive building work, the Library at Magee will close at 1.30 pm on Friday 30th August.
Users should also be aware that further disruption and possible early closure might occur on Monday 2nd September, so it would be worth checking in advance of travel to the Library on Monday.
Alternative PC access will be available in MF218 on these dates. Please remember to bring your student/staff ID card to swipe into this room.
We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.