Darwin Online

Darwin Online is the largest edition of the writings of Charles Darwin ever published. The website contains over 97,000 pages of freely searchable text and 213,000 electronic images.  It also provides the largest collection of Darwin’s private papers and manuscripts ever published, and makes available supplementary works such as contemporary reviews of his books and obituaries and recollections of Darwin.

The site provides links to free audio mp3 files of Darwin’s works for downloading on to a computer or portable mp3 player.

Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707

The RPS, produced by the University of St. Andrews, is a fully searchable database containing the proceedings of  Scottish parliaments from the first surviving act of 1235 to the union of 1707. It contains information about Scotland’s political social and economic past. It contains tables of statutes and can be searched by reign. It will be of interest to students of history and law but also to linguists. It is one of the largest primary sources written in the Scots language and provides a history of dialect usage from the late fourteenth century until the early eighteenth century.

1641 Depositions

The 1641 Depositions (Trinity College Dublin, MSS 809-841) are digitised and freely available for searching. They are witness testimonies mainly by Protestants, but also by some Catholics, concerning their experiences of the 1641 Irish rebellion.  This is an important resource for students of Irish history particularly the seventeenth century Plantation. The digitisation is the result of collaboration between Trinity College Dublin, the University of Aberdeen and the University of Cambridge.

The Irish Times (1859-2009) and The Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958)

The Library has recently added to its suite of online historical newspapers with a subscription to the digital Irish Times and The Weekly Irish Times. These archived issues are searchable by a range of fields including document type (e.g. articles, reviews, obituaries, letters, and photographs), keyword, title, author and date.

Access to the database is available both on-campus and off-campus via the University Portal, Learning Resources tab, A-Z list of library databases.

Cross-searching with the New York Times (1851-2007) is available by choosing the Select Multiple Databases option.  The Irish Times is hosted on the Proquest platform.

Compendex and Inspec Introduce Citation Information to Abstracts

Engineering Village have introduced Scopus “Cited by” counts to Compendex and Inspec abstracts.
Now, Engineering Village users will have an indicator of the scientific value of a particular article.

Engineering Village users will immediately see how many times a particular article has been cited from more than 18,000 titles covered within Scopus. The Cited By feature gives users an indicator of scientific value for a particular article. Even if an Engineering Village user is not subscribed to Scopus, (as is the case with University of Ulster), users will see the Cited By count and view the citation listed in Scopus with limited access to other functionality.

This citation information will be of great interest to researchers, and it may be used in conjunction with citation searches in ISI Web of Science.

IEEE/IET Electronic Library Now Available via Athens Authentication

IEEE/IET Electronic Library, commonly known as IEEE Xplore, has joined many of our other databases and is now available as an Athens-authenticated resource. If you are on-campus, you should get in automatically. If you are accessing IEEE Xplore from off-campus, you no longer need the old username and password. Logging in through the University Portal should provide seamless access to this resource.

IEEE/IET Electronic Library contains millions of journal articles, conference papers and standards from IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, as well as material published by IET, the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

ASTM Standards Updated to 2010 Edition

Our collection of ASTM Standards has been updated to include all standards published up to 2010.

The ASTM Standards, a complete collection from one of the leading international standards organisations, have been purchased by the Library. The American Society for Testing and Materials cover a huge amount of subjects, and they provide detailed specifications and guidelines for a number of key areas being researched by the University of Ulster.
You can find the standards on a standalone PC opposite the Issue Desk in Jordanstown LRC. The 2010 standards replace our previous collection from 2006.