February 13, 2014 at
12:52 pm, by
A couple of short articles published recently in Research Professional give an indicator on the different ways that research impact is being measured.
Beyond the CV: letting academics tell their own stories by Mike Thelwall describes a project that goes beyond a list of research publications to better evaluate research work and its impact. The Acumen Portfolio is an EU funded project that allows researchers to compile details about their expertise, outputs and impacts above and beyond the h-index.
The second article, Old metrics or altmetrics? by Jonathan Adams, looks at the rise of alternatives to the traditional citation tools.
Free registration is required to access the articles above.
If you are interested in finding out more about ‘altmetrics’, please see our Library guide on research and impact for more information.
February 12, 2014 at
10:03 am, by
The IASIL Bibliography Bulletin is no longer published with the printed edition of the Irish University Review, but will continue to be available in the electronic journal edition. The electronic edition is available in the Library’s e-journal collection which can be access under Key Services on the Portal’s Library & ICT Tab. The first electronic version is the IASIL Bibliography 2012 in the Autumn/Winter 2013 issue of the Irish University Review.
February 10, 2014 at
1:03 pm, by
Stockley’s Drug Interations is now available as a searchable database with both on and off-campus access. Find it on the A-Z Databases link on the Library & ICT Portal tab.
From the makers;
“Stockley’s Drug Interactions is the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative reference book on drug interactions, covering therapeutic drugs, proprietary medicines, herbal medicines, foodstuffs, drinks, pesticides, and drugs of abuse.”
February 4, 2014 at
1:16 pm, by
Scopus have redesigned their user interface, with the primary goal to streamline the number of steps a researcher needs to take to accomplish the most common tasks. Read their blog post to find out more about the changes.
If you need any help using Scopus you are welcome to contact your Subject Librarian.
January 31, 2014 at
12:10 pm, by
The new Library Help service is now available. Use our fully searchable knowledgebase to answer any questions you may have. If you do not find an answer, you can use Library Help to send us a question or request for help. We guarantee that we will respond to you as soon as possible.
The Library Help knowledgebase can be searched by keyword or you can just type your question into the search box. If an exact match for your search cannot be found, you’ll see the closest matching previously asked questions.
The knowledgebase is divided into topics covering every aspect of using the Library, from Library borrowing to accessing our e-resources. If you can’t find an answer, just ask us using the simple form provided. Every question is guaranteed a response.
January 29, 2014 at
12:32 pm, by
The UK Data Service (formerly ESDS) is a unified point of access to quality social and business research data including the UK Census and national surveys such as the Family Expenditure Survey, Labour Force Survey and the Northern Ireland Life & Times Survey.
It also now provides data from UK Government business surveys, available to UK academic researchers – registration is free. You will find business microdata if you select ‘Get Data‘, then ‘Business Microdata‘. This includes productivity data from the Annual Respondents’ Database, plus the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, the UK Innovation Survey and more. For commercial reasons, some of the microdata may be restricted to research students and staff only. The UK Data Service also provides a huge amount of international socio-economic data from the World Bank, ILO, IMF and other organisations, free for all to download.
January 24, 2014 at
9:30 am, by
We are pleased to announce that British Pharmacopoeia Online is now available off-campus. Users will be able to avail of this excellent resource without the need for a trip to one of our campus Libraries.
For access, click on the Library & ICT tab in Portal and look for the Databases link under Key Services.
From the Life & Health Sciences Subject Team
January 13, 2014 at
3:47 pm, by
UNESCO has launched its Open Access Repository (OAR) making more than 300 on-line books, reports, and articles freely available. The OAR will operate under a new open licensing system developed by the Creative Commons organization specifically for intergovernmental agencies.
As well as the 300 Open Access publications, UNESCO will provide on-line availability to hundreds of other important reports and titles.
Covering a wide range of topics from all regions of the world, this knowledge can now be shared by the general public, professionals, researchers, students and policy-makers.
All new publications will be freely available under an open license.
January 10, 2014 at
12:09 pm, by
We have been notified that a problem has arisen following the latest release of updates to the Ovid SP databases on January 8th 2014. Please see the email below:
”Our latest release on January 8 has affected customized links and saved searches for a small group of our customers. While all users have been able to access the HTML version of articles, this problem has prevented some users from accessing the PDF versions of those articles. In addition, some users have been unable to access their saved searches. As part of our commitment to provide the best experience for all our customers, we have reinstated the previous release of OvidSP as we work to resolve this issue”.
If you are experiencing problems please contact your Subject Librarians.
January 8, 2014 at
3:51 pm, by
The National Chemical Database Service offers access to a suite of commercial databases and resources. Hosted by the RSC, the Service covers a wide range of resources, spanning the organic, elemental & inorganic chemical landscape. It includes ChemSpider, a free chemical structure database providing fast text & structure search access to 29 million+ structures from hundreds of data sources.
All UK academic institutions are eligible for access to the Service, and access is automatic if you are on-campus. If you are trying to access it off-campus, you can register for it with your university email address.