Digitisation Project in the National Library of Scotland

The National Library of Scotland development strategy outlines plans to make millions of items in its collection available online.  One third of the collection is to be digitised over the next ten years.  “The Library already has a strong online presence and has digitised a number of its iconic items including the last letter of Mary Queen of Scots, the Order for the massacre of Glencoe, the first books printed in Scotland in the 16th century, the first atlas of Scotland and First World War official photographs.”

While the Library will remain an important physical destination this project will open up it’s collections, online,to researchers worldwide.

Migration to New Worlds: database trial

The Library currently has a trial to the database, Migration to New Worlds, which provides access to 350 years of primary source material relating to migration. The database includes colonial office records, diaries, travel journals, ship logs and plans.

To access the database, go to Url: www.migration.amdigital.co.uk

Access is available on-campus only until 4th December.

If you have any feedback or questions about this resource, contact the Library Arts Team, email: arts@library.ulster.ac.uk

Nanotechnology eBooks – New Acquisition


A major collection of eBooks in the subject area of Nanotechnology has just been acquired. The collection of 150 titles is available in the database Knovel Library. The collection can be accessed from anywhere at any time via the University Portal. Details of all the books will be added into the Library catalogue in the near future.

If you have any questions about this resource, please contact your subject librarians.

Access to the BNF (British National Formulary)

Life & Health Sciences users at Ulster can access the electronic version of the BNF from the Library’s listing of Databases on the Library & ICT tab on the Portal. However, prior to being able to search the content, you must register for an individual username and password with the BNF. Please find the registration steps below:

Registering for access to British National Formulary and BNF for Children

To register go to https://www.medicinescomplete.com/about/nhs.htm

  • Select/check BNF and BNFC in the list of resources
  • Click both boxes at the bottom of the page:
    • ’I am requesting a single-user subscription for these publications and agree to the MedicinesComplete Terms and Conditions’
    • ’I am a UK-based individual undertaking work (or training) for or on behalf of the NHS or an NHS organisation’
  • Click the Proceed to Checkout button
  • Under Register now complete your details. Please register using your Ulster email address. After completing the form, click Proceed
  • Confirm your details on the next page, ensuring it shows your correct email and the subscriptions BNF and BNFC at zero value by clicking Proceed
  • You will be sent an email from medicinescomplete.com asking you to verify your email address. Click the link in this email to verify and create your account. If you fail to do this, you will not be able to access BNF or BNFC
  • If you do not receive an email within a few minutes of registering, check your junk mail/spam filter. If there is still no sign email support@medicinescomplete.com

After registration, please access BNF and BNFC via the Library Databases list on the Library & ICT tab of Portal.

We also have access to the British Pharmacopoeia and Stockley’s Drug Interactions.

Please do get in touch with your Life and Health Sciences librarian if you have any queries.

Best wishes,

The Library Subject Team