Archive for the ‘Announcements’ Category
Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
RefWorks have withdrawn the RefGrab-It plug-in tool.
The only version of RefGrab-It now available to download is the bookmarklet. This is now compatible with Safari and Chrome browsers as well as Internet Explorer and Firefox. It can be found under the Tools drop-down menu within RefWorks.
Users who already have the plug-in installed in their browser are advised to uninstall it before replacing with the bookmarklet version as there may be a conflict if both the plug-in and the bookmarklet are installed on the same browser.
If you have any queries about this please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thursday, November 7th, 2013
The University of Ulster Library is gathering feedback on our services and we are keen that as many of our users take part in the survey. The Survey is running from 11th to 29th November 2013. It will take between 5 and 10 minutes of your time and will help us to improve and shape future library services.
The Library is using LibQUAL+TM to measure user perceptions of the quality of our service, the range of information we have available for you, and the library as a place to study. We have carried out the survey three times since 2005. For more information on the survey click here. If you have any difficulty accessing the survey, or have any questions about it, please contact the LibQUAL team.
Remember to include your email address at the end of the survey to enter the draw for an Amazon voucher worth £100 – we have four to give away.
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
The ASM Alloy Center Database features thousands of documents in PDF format, including a comprehensive set of material data sheets from Alloy Digest and other ASM publications; heat treating data sheets from the Heat Treater’s Guides; time-temperature curves, creep curves, fatigue curves, stress-strain curves, and more.
ASM is pleased to announce an important release of the ASM Alloy Center featuring key content updates and software enhancements.
As a subscriber to the ASM Alloy Center Database, you can explore the new highlights below!
New and Expanded Content
- Datasheets & Diagrams – More than 400 records were added, bringing the total to more than 10,500
- Alloy Finder – Nearly 500 Woldman’s Engineering Alloys records were updated based upon Alloy Digest documents through July 2013. Replaced all content from the Worldwide Guide to Equivalent Irons and Steels 4th edition with the 5th edition.
- Coatings Data – Completely updated, providing well-referenced data from Rowan Technology Group on more than 140 types of coatings, their properties, and applications.
- Corrosion Performance Data – Updated and expanded to include nearly 9,000 material-environment records, providing 25,000 combinations of corrosion behavior.
Upgraded and Enhanced Software
The software has been upgraded to Granta MI, the leading software for materials data management, enabling more frequent content updates, and providing expanded search and reporting functionality, unit conversion, and materials substitution tools.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
The Library has a thirty day trial to Reaxys, a major resource in the fields of pharmacy, pharmacology, chemistry and materials. Reaxys is a unique web-based chemistry database consisting of deeply excerpted compounds and related factual properties, reaction and synthesis information as well as bibliographic data, navigated and displayed via an actionable interface.
The trial is available on-campus only. Please click here for further information.
Thursday, October 10th, 2013
The Library has set up a trial for the Illustrated London News, the world’s first pictorial weekly newspaper. Access the full facsimile run of the newspaper from 1842 – 2003, in full text and full colour.
- Approximately 260,000 full-text pages
- More than 7,000 issues
- More than 1.5 million images
- Covers 162 years (1842–2003)
- 60,000 Print Edition Circulation in 1842, 300,000 at its peak in 1860s
Covering over 260,000 pages, you can access the Illustrated London News on-campus only until November 1st 2013. The user-friendly home page features an intuitive interface, interactive timeline and multiple search options. Your feedback on this trial is appreciated.
Friday, October 4th, 2013
We’ve received the following news item from Ovid Medline.
Notice about U.S. Government Shutdown
Impact on Ovid MEDLINE®
Dear Ovid MEDLINE Customer:
Due to the recent lapse in U.S. Government funding, Ovid MEDLINE(R) is currently not receiving any record or data updates until further notice.
The latest update to Ovid MEDLINE(R) was October 2, 2013 and users will receive the AutoAlert scheduled for October 9, 2013. Updates included the following:
• Ovid MEDLINE(R) Corrections
• Ovid OLDMEDLINE(R) <1946 to 1965>
• Ovid MEDLINE(R) <2009 to September Week 4 2013>
• Ovid Nursing Database 1946 to September Week 4 2013
The latest update to Ovid MEDLINE(R) In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations was October 1, 2013. Additionally customers utilizing AutoAlerts and saved searches for Ovid MEDLINE(R) In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations will not receive new alerts. Once we receive new data from the National Library of Medicine, you may see larger than normal updates (additions & revised records). We will inform all Ovid MEDLINE(R) customers once regular updates have resumed.
Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause your patrons. If you have any questions, please contact Ovid Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, October 4th, 2013
Whether you are a returning student or new to the University, you are most welcome to get in touch with your subject librarian to help you start your literature review as you begin your research for your PhD.
We are running sessions on Developing Information Skills for Effective Research as part of the Research Graduate Programme which you are encouraged to attend, but as these classes are generic in nature, you are also strongly advised to make an appointment with your subject librarian for more in-depth, tailored information specifically targeted to your own research area.
We have lots of help available to ensure you make the most of your studies in the University of Ulster, so get in touch today for a more effective approach to research!
Monday, August 26th, 2013
The UK consortium of scholarly libraries, Research Libraries UK (RLUK), has recently joined The European Library, a membership organisation that provides services to researchers, with access to more than 200 million records and digital items from all of Europe’s national libraries and a growing number of research libraries.
Designed to meet the needs of the research community worldwide, the European Library provides an online portal to access the collections of 48 National Libraries of Europe and leading European Research Libraries. Users can cross-search and reuse over 18,644,265 digital items and 119,246,208 bibliographic records.
Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
Recently, Science Ministers from the G8 nations endorsed the need for open data and open access research. This was in recognition that OA would have a positive impact on global societies. Publishing research openly and engaging in online sharing is what the current policy environment demands of researchers. This makes sense in terms of value for money, impact of research and democratisation of knowledge. This dissemination not only applies to articles and monographs but to datasets and software. Read the full statement from the Ministers at the Lough Erne G8 Summit.
Friday, July 26th, 2013
From 1st August 2013, 500 key articles from the online version of the Harvard Business Review (HBR) will be ‘read only’ from the Business Source Premier database with users unable to download or print. The Library continues to subscribe to the printed HBR in the Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee libraries. On-campus users will be able to photocopy these key articles in accordance with current copyright regulations.
A list of the 500 articles is available by contacting a member of the library’s business team.