Engineering Village has launched an updated user interface. It provides a modern interface experience while keeping all the current navigation and high quality functionality that users rely upon for managing engineering research. This interface refresh project has being completed with user input via focus groups and interviews which are driving the enhancements. Engineering Village is the host for Compendex and Inspec, and much more. It is the essential engineering research database, providing a searchable index of the most comprehensive engineering literature and patent information available.
If you are interested in Big Data or Data Analysis, this is a great place to start! The UK Data Service is the UK’s largest collection of UK and international social, economic and population data. Funded by ESRC, the UK Data Service has datasets covering a number of areas:
- Census data
- International macrodata
- Longitudinal studies
- UK surveys
- Qualitative/mixed methods
The international datasets include some high-quality information, including:
- The World Bank Indicators
- OECD Statistics
- IMF Statistics
- United Nations data
- International Energy Agency datasets
- Human Rights Atlas
The information comes with lots of help and guides, including video tutorials, and the information is being updated all the time. Keep up-to-date by following them on Twitter.
The service requires registration, and some of the datasets require additional agreements to Special Conditions before access becomes available. For further help, please contact your Subject Librarian
The sun is shining, teaching has finished – it must be summer! Here are some useful tips for you over the next few months.
- If you are graduating this summer, please return all your books before graduation.
- Pay any outstanding fines – especially if you are graduating. Payment can be made electronically or in person.
- You can renew your books online – most books won’t have to be returned until the beginning of the new academic year if you are a returning student.
- You may be able to organise access to other libraries over the summer period.
- We are open all summer, although our hours are different from term-time. You can check opening hours here.
- Many of our resources are available online from anywhere at any time – see here for more details.
- Follow us on Twitter for updates and latest news.
- Get in touch with us if you have any queries, or use Library Help.
- Finally, have a great summer!
The Library has recently acquired three new multi-volume encyclopedias for engineers. The encyclopedias are all available online and can be accessed from anywhere via the University Portal.
The Handbook of Clean Energy Systems. Edited by Prof. Jinyue Yan and published by Wiley in 2015, the work consists of six volumes covering:
Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites
The encyclopedia, a 6-Volume Set, is a living and evolving repository of the biomedical engineering (BME) knowledge base. To represent the vast diversity of the field and its multi-and cross-disciplinary nature and serve the BME community, the scope and content is comprehensive.
In order to ensure the Health and Safety of users and to assist in the event of an emergency evacuation, the following arrangements for Library and IT access will be in place during the forthcoming Easter vacation period:
|CAMPUS||LIBRARY & IT FACILITIES*||COMMENTS|
|Belfast||Closed from 6pm 25 March
Reopen at 8.45am 4 April
|26 March to 3 April;
10am – 10pm IT Open Access area within Library – on production of an ID Card when signing in at security
|Coleraine||Closed from 8pm 25 March
Reopen at 8.45am 4 April
|26 March to 3 April:
10am – 10pm IT Open Access area (within Library) & IT Access area G096, ground floor, Science Block – on production of an ID card when signing in at security
|Jordanstown||Closed from 8pm 25 March
Reopen at 8.00am 4 April
|26 March to 3 April;
10am – 10pm IT Open Access area Room 2B11 – on production of an ID Card when signing in at security
|Magee||Closed from 8pm 25 March
Reopen at 8.45am 4 April
|26 March to 3 April;
10am – 10pm IT Open Access area Room MF116 – on production of an ID Card when signing in at security
* Out of Hours IT Support arrangements will be in place during the holiday period.
Thinking of publishing your research? You are cordially invited to a one hour seminar on Publishing with the IEEE organisation.
Join Julia Stockdale from Content Online
- Date: Thursday 24 March 2016
- Time: 1.15 – 2.15 pm
- Venue: 16G42, Jordanstown.
Are you thinking of publishing for the first time, or not sure where best to submit your manuscript? The IEEE has more than 170 journals covering a broad spectrum of engineering and technology areas plus open access options. This session will talk through how to find the right journal to submit to, an overview of the process and some helpful tips to help give your paper the best chance of acceptance. This session will cover:
- An introduction and why publish with the IEEE
- Choosing the best fit periodical or conference for your research
- Preparing the manuscript
- Submitting the article
- Review process
- What editors look for
- Why a paper may be rejected
- IEEE Open Access Publishing
- Common best practices and errors when writing a paper
- Tools and resources to help authors
If you would like any more information about this talk, please contact your subject librarian.
HEFCE’s policy for open access outputs in the post-2014 REF will be implemented on the 1st April 2016. The policy states:
- To be eligible for submission to the post-2014 REF, authors’ outputs must have been deposited in an institutional or subject repository. Deposited material should be discoverable, and free to read and download, for anyone with an internet connection. The requirement applies only to journal articles and conference proceedings with an International Standard Serial Number. The policy applies to research outputs accepted for publication after 1 April 2016.
- The policy allows repositories to respect embargo periods set by publications. Where a publication specifies an embargo period, authors can comply with the policy by making a ‘closed’ deposit. Closed deposits must be discoverable to anyone with an Internet connection before the full text becomes available for read and download (which will occur after the embargo period has elapsed).
- There are a number of exceptions to the various requirements that will be allowed by the policy.
- Some policy adjustments and qualifications were made in July 2015.
The policy will apply to all manuscripts accepted for publication from 1 April 2016 so when you deposit in the Ulster Institutional Repository, make sure you include your final accepted post-print manuscript. Further details and useful information can be found in our Open Access Guide, Please email email@example.com if you have any queries.
You may have noticed that our A-Z list of electronic journals has changed recently. It has a new look and is no longer a simple listing of journal titles that you can browse through or search. Finding journal titles and content is easier because of a number of new features.
- Start to type a journal title into the search box. A list of available options appears in a drop-down list as you type, and you can select from the list without having to type the full title yourself. This feature is also embedded in the USearch interface, in a split-screen list of suggestions (Keywords and Publications).
- There is a ‘Browse by Discipline’ feature which allows you to look for publications in a general subject area. From the results displayed you can further refine to specific topics.
- When a title is found, a ‘Search within Publication’ box may be displayed, depending on the source of the title. Where it appears, it allows you to search the title directly without having to go to the source first. Results may therefore be obtained much more quickly.
Whether or not a ‘Search within Publication’ box is displayed, there will be a list of all the sources from which a particular journal is available, along with dates of coverage. As before, select the source with the coverage you want and you will be taken to the title in the source database.
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.
The ICE Virtual Library has moved to a new platform, which is faster and more user-friendly.
We don’t subscribe to everything in the ICE Virtual Library, but we do have access to most of their journals and a growing number of their eBooks. All of the content that we subscribe to can be accessed from anywhere via OpenAthens authentication. The easiest way to gain access is via the University Portal > Library tab > Library Databases A-Z > click on I for ICE Proceedings collection.