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Royal Society of Chemistry journals – new trial at Jordanstown and Coleraine

Friday, September 4th, 2015

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A number of RSC journals not previously available at Ulster have been made available from the Portal on a trial basis.

The collection is comprised of 47 journal titles, including:

Journal of Materials Chemistry

Analyst

Food & Function

Journal of Environmental Monitoring

Natural Product Reports

Access is via the A-Z Electronic Journals list on the Library & ICT tab and is limited to on-campus users at Jordanstown and Coleraine. The trial runs until 31st December.

More information about the trial is available from the Life & Health Subject Team.

ScienceDirect Search Tips

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Courtesy of the ScienceDirect blog, here are some tried-and-true tips to keep in mind before entering your next ScienceDirect search query:

  • Search terms are not case-sensitive, so it does not matter if you use lowercase or uppercase letters.
  • Entering singular nouns will also search for plural nouns and possessives. For example:
    • City finds city, cities, and city’s
    • Criterion finds criteria and criterion
  • Entering search terms using either US or UK spellings will automatically search for both spellings.
  • Multiple words set off by spaces will search for documents or images with both words.
  • You can use either quotation marks or curly brackets to search for a phrase, but the results will differ in these ways:
    • Searches in quotation marks (such as “heart-attack”) will be fuzzy searches – the search engine will search for plural and singular nouns, US and UK spellings, ignore symbols and punctuation, and allow wildcards.
    • Searches in curly brackets, such as {heart-attack}, will be exact searches. The search engine will look only for that exact phrase, including symbols and punctuation.

If you need any further help with ScienceDirect or any of our other resources, please contact your Subject Librarian.

Scopus Launches Article Metrics Module

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, has recently expanded the range of article metrics available.

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In addition to the citation metrics which have been an integral part of Scopus from the beginning, the following metrics are now included in the Document details page when available:

  • Scholarly Activity – Downloads and posts in common research tools such as Mendeley and CiteULike.
  • Social Activity – Mentions characterized by rapid, brief engagement on platforms used by the general population, such as Twitter, Facebook and Google +.
  • Scholarly Commentary – Reviews, articles and blogs by experts and scholars, such as F1000 Prime, research blogs, and Wikipedia.
  • Mass Media – Coverage of research output in the Mass Media.

For more information, see the article New Scopus Article Metrics: A better way to benchmark articles or contact your subject librarian for further help.

National Chemical Database Service Video

Friday, July 17th, 2015

The National Chemical Database Service have launched an introductory video, highlighting the range of services available.

Digital Repository of Ireland Launched

Friday, June 26th, 2015

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The Digital Repository of Ireland, a trusted national infrastructure for the preservation, curation and dissemination of Ireland’s humanities, social sciences, and cultural heritage data, was officially launched on Thursday 25 June 2015.

The Digital Repository of Ireland is built by a research consortium of six academic partners working together to deliver the repository, policies, guidelines and training. These research consortium partners are: Royal Irish Academy (RIA, lead institute), Maynooth University (MU), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), and National College of Art and Design (NCAD). DRI is also supported by a network of academic, cultural, social, and industry partners, including the National Library of Ireland (NLI), the National Archives of Ireland (NAI) and RTÉ.

From Rocks to Ridges

Friday, June 12th, 2015

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Dr Paul Dunlop and Dr Peter Wilson from Ulster University’s School of Environmental Sciences, in conjunction with colleagues from Geological Survey of Northern Ireland and Mountaineering Ireland, have combined their academic expertise and enthusiasm for mountain landscapes, to compile a stunning new guide – ‘From Rocks to Ridges’.

Funded by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, the guide is a valuable companion for walkers and climbers.  It features a geological map with accompanying text and photographs that explore linkages between rocks, soils and landforms. It is intended to aid identification of key landscape features that can be seen in the uplands of the north of Ireland and in other upland areas around the world.

Mountaineering Ireland, the governing body for the sport will be distributing the guide through affiliated clubs and societies to reach their 13,000 members and the general public.

A copy of the guide is also available for download from the Ulster Institutional Repository.

[Excerpted from Ulster Insight]

Summer Opening Hours

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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Our summer opening hours began on Monday 25 May. We are open as follows until the end of September:

Monday-Thursday: 8.45 am – 5 pm

Friday: 8.45 am – 4 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

For users of the Library at the Belfast campus, please see our fact sheet regarding service provision from 25 May.

 

 

 

Journal Trial: Future Oncology

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

We have been given trial access to the journal Future Oncology. The trial runs until 1/9/15 and is limited to on-campus access only.

 

The journal includes news and views, literature awareness regarding new biomarkers, concise commentary and analysis, reports from the conference circuit and full review articles.  Topics covered include:

  • Biological processes involved in cancer and how new understanding will impact treatment
  • Clinical implications and applications for new biomarkers
  • Impact of molecular genetics on prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment
  • Integration of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches
  • Profiles of new anticancer agents
  • Selective and ‘personalized’ approaches
  • Screening programs and methodology

Access to the journal is via our A-Z listing of electronic journals on the Library & ICT tab on the Portal and Library web site.

Extended Opening Hours over the Exam Period

Friday, May 8th, 2015

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The Library will be opening earlier than usual over the exam period for the next couple of weekends.

All campus libraries will operate extended weekend opening hours in support of the May 2015 exam period:

Saturday 9th May 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10th May 10am – 5pm
Saturday 16th May 10am – 5pm
Sunday 17th May 10am – 5pm

During weekdays, Jordanstown Library will open at 7.30am and Magee Library will open at 8am, and close at 10pm on:

Mon 11th – Fri 15th May
Mon 18th – Fri 22th May

Coleraine and Belfast campus libraries will open at 8.45am as usual, but will close at 10pm.

Please note that between Tuesday 5th May – Friday 22th May, students will need their ID cards to enter the Library in Magee as you will need to swipe the sensor on the wall to the right of the revolving door in order to gain entry. See here for further details.

Full details of Library opening hours can be found on the Library opening hours page.

Access to Magee Library during May 2015

Monday, April 27th, 2015

To help maintain a quiet environment during revision and exams, entry to Magee Library will be restricted from Tuesday 5th May – 22 May 2015.

 

You will need your ID card to swipe the sensor on  the revolving door or on the sensor on the wall in order to gain entry. If you can’t find your ID card, you need to get a replacement  from Academic Registry. Ask at the Issue Desk first, as ID cards are sometimes handed in to Lost Property.If your ID card doesn’t work, you can get it reset at the Security Desk in Block MD (main building).

Other registered library users, e.g. Step Up, Alumni or Sconul card holders should bring their Library card with them, press the buzzer above the swipe-card sensor on the wall and they will be let in by staff. Other members of the public with genuine research queries may also ask for entry at the front door.

We regret that students from secondary or grammar schools are not permitted entry during this restricted period, unless they hold Step Up cards.

We would ask for everyone’s co-operation to maintain a quiet building during the revision period. Please let staff know immediately if you are being disturbed by others’ inconsiderate behaviour.