August 22, 2013 at
12:54 pm, by
The previously advertised closure at 3:00 pm on Friday 30th August 2013 WILL NOT take place due to a change in work schedule.
The Library WILL CLOSE at 3:00 pm on Friday 6th September 2013 to allow for essential building work to continue.
Access to IT facilities: Friday 6th September 2013 MF218 (after 5:00 pm)
Bring your student ID card as you will have to swipe to get into the block and the room.
If you have your own tablet or laptop, you will also be able to use the wifi network in Thyme Out Café in Block MD. If the Café is locked, just ask at the Security Desk and they will open it for you on presentation of your student ID card.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
August 21, 2013 at
10:08 am, by
Thomson Reuters will be carrying out scheduled maintenance on Web of Knowledge from Friday August 23, 2013 at 0900 BST and ending by Friday August 23, 2013 at 1900 BST.
Web of Knowledge may not be available during the above times. Thomson Reuters would like to apologise for any interruption this may cause.
Users of WOK will experience loss of service and/or intermittent access all day Friday
August 14, 2013 at
11:48 am, by
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.
August 9, 2013 at
12:04 pm, by
On Friday 16th August and again on Friday 30th August, Magee Library will close at 3.00pm. This is to enable essential building work at the front of the building.
Alternative IT facilities will be available as follows:
16th August – MF218 – bring your student ID card as you’ll have to swipe to get into the block and the room.
30th August MF218 (from 5.00pm onwards only, due to other summer teaching)
If you have your own tablet or laptop, you will also be able to use the wifi network in Thyme Out Café in Block MD. If the Café is locked, just ask at the Security Desk and they will open it for you.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
July 31, 2013 at
11:46 am, by
The importance of case studies as a tool for communicating with different audiences and stakeholders is highlighted in a recent LSE blog post by James Harvey.
The LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog itself is worth keeping an eye on as aims to maximise the impact of academic work in the social sciences and other disciplines and is a source of interesting and useful information to support your research.
July 30, 2013 at
11:29 am, by
The Library has been given a 12 month access trial to the Alexander Street Press database, British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries, 1500-1950. The letters and diaries of over 470 authors are featured, 30 of whom are Irish. Browsing and searching are available. the browse function includes browsing by historical events, e.g. the Protestant Reformation, the Irish Famine, the Siege of Stalingrad, etc.
The database can be found on the Library A-Z list of databases and is available on-campus only.
July 26, 2013 at
3:06 pm, by
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.
July 23, 2013 at
5:45 pm, by
Look out for new developments in the OvidSP family of databases including Medline, PsycInfo, Embase, AMED and EBM Reviews.
You’ll be able to access supplementary video content and podcasts for specific journal titles, where this is available. In the first instance this will be to journals we subscribe to in OvidSP from the publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
You can acess all the OvidSP databases from our A-Z listing
June 22, 2013 at
9:10 pm, by
A new 49th edition of the Journal Quality List (JQL) has recently been published (8th June 2013). The JQL is an international venture which is compiled and edited by Prof. Anne-Wil Harzing. The list is a collation of journal rankings from a variety of sources including: the Association of Business Schools, Aston University, British Journal of Management, Cranfield University School of Management and the Financial Times. Some sources are more current than others.
The JQL is published primarily to assist business and management academics to target their research papers at journals of an appropriate standard and is available in three arrangements: by journal title, by subject area and by ISSN. The subject coverage includes: business history, communication, economics, entrepreneurship, finance & accounting, general & strategy, international business, innovation, marketing, psychology, public sector management, sociology and tourism.
The current version of the JQL contains 23 different rankings of 940 business journals. The Association of Business Schools (ABS) continues to maintain its own well respected Journal Quality Guide which was last revised in 2010 (Version 4).
June 20, 2013 at
3:10 pm, by
Sunita Patmanathan from Primal Pictures will be delivering a training session on Primal Pictures anatomy.tv to all interested staff and students on Wednesday 10th July at 10.00am in the Library Information Skills Training Room (13C37) on the Jordanstown Campus. There is still time to book a place – please send an email expressing your interest to a member of the Life and Health Sciences Library Team