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Archive for July, 2010

ASM Handbooks now Available via Knovel Library

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

ASM International and Knovel have announced a partnership where ASM content will be published on the Knovel platform. All twenty two volumes of the ASM International Handbooks Online, together with ASM’s International Alloy Information, are now available via Knovel Library. Keyword searching in Knovel will return results from ASM publications if relevant, or you can browse the volumes and tables of information for your research.

Access via Knovel means that ASM Handbooks and Alloy Information are now available off-campus for the first time.

ASM Handbooks are recognised to be the industry’s best known and most comprehensive source of information on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and materials technology. Packed with over 25,000 pages of articles, illustrations, tables, graphs specifications and practical examples, today’s engineer can access peer-reviewed, trusted information in every area of materials specialization.

John Murray Archive app

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Visit the National Library of Scotland on your iPhone.  The John Murray Archive app takes you on a journey through an amazing publishing dynasty. You will discover some of the hundreds of thousands of items in a unique collection at the National Library of Scotland.

Among the famous authors represented are Jane Austen, David Livingstone, Charles Darwin, Lord Byron and Walter Scott.

Interactive features in this app include zoomable images and audio descriptions to give you an in-depth insight into items from the archive collection. 

Sports Marketing – Online Lecture Talks

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

The Library has arranged access to the Sport Marketing series of online lectures produced by Henry Stewart Ltd. This series contains 10 talks specially commissioned from leading authorities and practitioners. On-campus access is automatic. A unique username/password is needed for off-campus access – contact library staff for details

Jane Austen's Fiction Manuscripts

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Jane Austen Fiction MSSThe Jane Austen database of the surviving fiction manuscripts of Jane Austen is now available as one of the Library databases. It is the “first significant body of holograph evidence surviving for any British novelist .”(Project Overview).  images are linked to fully encoded and searchable diplomatic transcriptions.  (View via the University Portal or on the Jane Austen website .)

Attention all artists

Friday, July 9th, 2010

The item Artists with PhDs: on the new doctoral degree in studio art, edited by James Elkins, has just been added to stock on the Belfast campus LRC. You can find it at 707.1/ELK on the shelves.

Internet research skills tutorials

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The Intute Virtual Training Suite provides free Internet tutorials on using the Web for education and research, written by qualified lecturers and librarians. 31 tutorials on a range of disciplines, including Business and Management, have recently been updated. The tutorials teach internet research skills for degree subjects and are ideal for students looking for advice and guidance on using the Web.