New UK Data Service

UK Data Services logoThe new national UK Data Service funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) brings together four established data services and websites:

■ Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS)
■ Secure Data Service (SDS)
■ Survey Question Bank (SQB) – now called Variable and question bank.

Although the ESDS website will remain active during the transition, content will not be updated. Automatic redirects to the new UK Data Service website will be in place but may not match the pages you currently use.

BNF65 has now been published

The latest edition of the British National Formulary (BNF65) is now available.  Users can access it from the A-Z listing of databases on the Library & ICT tab on the Portal. 

Please contact the Life and Health Sciences Library team for help or further information.

ASM Handbooks – New Interface and Content


Materials engineering researchers will be pleased to know that ASM Handbooks Online was recently updated to include the following content and feature enhancements:

  • A new section, Distortion and Residual Stress, from the publication Handbook of Residual Stress and Deformation, has been added to the ASM Handbook Supplements.
  • The ASM Handbooks Online home page has been updated to provide you with quick, easy access to ‘What’s New?’, ‘Subscription information’, ‘Feedback’, and more.
  • Just added too is Volume 23, Materials for Medical Devices, which will be of great interest to biomedical engineering students.

ASM Handbooks Online is updated each quarter, to provide you with the industry’s most comprehensive source of peer-reviewed, trusted information on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and materials technology.

ASM Handbooks Online features the complete content of twenty-eight ASM Handbook volumes, several ASM Handbook supplements, and two ASM Desk Editions. It is available on-campus only.