Ovid MEDLINE and Embase: new simplified access points launched

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The Library is pleased to announce that all of our MEDLINE versions have been combined into one menu option. When accessing via the parent Ovid interface, you will no longer have to choose from several options to search the most complete form of MEDLINE:

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The option for Embase has also been simplified and you can now tell exactly what is covered by the description:

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If you would like help with any of our databases, contact your Subject Librarian.

The Library Subject Team

UK Data Service – A Wealth of Information

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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

New E-Resource Trial: SAGE Research Methods Video

The Library’s subject teams regularly trial the latest databases & e-resources to support your studies. The latest trial e-resource is:

SAGE Research Methods Video

SAGE Research Methods Video contains more than 120 hours of video, including tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and more, covering the entire research methods and statistics curriculum. The videos can help to bring methods to life: instead of reading about how to conduct a focus group, students can watch one in action. Stimulate class discussions by assigning videos for pre-class viewing, or use a clip in class to provide an alternative viewpoint. Videos can also be embedded into course management systems for exam preparation.

Through these videos, 60% of which are exclusive to SAGE, students can find extra help and support to guide them through every step of their research project and succeed in their research methods course.

Your feedback on SAGE Research Methods Video trial is appreciated.
Trial ends: 28/02/17. The trial is on-campus only.

For help with any of the Library’s resources, contact your Subject Librarians.

From the Library Subject Team.

New IBISWorld Database Replaces KeyNote

IBISWorldlogoAs the KeyNote market research database is no longer being updated, the Library has cancelled its subscription.  For those needing access to UK market research, we have set up a new subscription to the IBISWorld database which contains industry information for over 400 sectors.  The database is generally very straightforward to use and the reports are updated regularly (once or twice a year).  Note that the Library also subscribes to other market research databases such as Mintel, Passport and MarketLine (in Business Source Complete) and these all contain information on UK sectors as well as international market research.

If you need help in using these databases or in sourcing industry information please contact your business subject librarian.

New E-Resource Trial: APA Style Central

The Library’s subject teams regularly trial the latest databases & e-resources to support your studies. The latest trial e-resource is:

APA Style CENTRAL

APA Style CENTRAL is an authoritative and complete online environment for teaching, writing and publishing in American Psychological Association style. Designed to help users develop their writing and professional research skills, APA Style CENTRAL combines sophisticated learning and teaching tools, advanced writing and content management technology, and full integration of APA’s best-selling Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association to create an unparalleled web-based suite of integrated services and tools.

Four independent but integrated sections provide the expert resources necessary for teaching, learning, and applying the rules of APA Style, all while incorporating optimal habits of scholarship, research, and publishing into users’ academic and professional lives:

  • Learning Center: a rich assortment of learning and instructional objects that enable users to design their own approach to mastering APA Style.
  • Research Center: includes a one-of-a-kind electronic reference library along with interactive project planning tools and APA Style formatting tools.
  • Writing Center: users can select from an assortment of different paper templates reflecting the most common types of primary or original publications (empirical studies, literature reviews, theoretical articles, methodological articles, case studies, etc) or choose a basic framework compatible with any type of APA Style paper.
  • Publishing Center: for those looking to publish their paper in the scholarly literature, or looking to familiarize themselves with the current publishing landscape, the Publishing Center provides the information to take users to that final step in the process. Searches can be conducted on a number of attributes, including by journal, author, keyword, methodology, population, and more in order to locate relevant titles.

Your feedback on the APA Style CENTRAL trial is appreciated.
Trial ends: 31/08/16 and is on-campus only.

For help and advice on using any of our Library resources, contact your Subject Librarian.

The Library Subject Team.

Nutrition and Food Sciences: New Library database

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The Library has added a new database to the A-Z Database listing on the Library & ICT tab. Produced by CABI, Nutrition and Food Sciences replaces the previous subscription to Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews.

Coverage includes: research, reviews & news on nutrition and the food sciences covering public health, clinical nutrition, nutrition physiology, food safety, food security, consumer behaviour, food science & technology and food product groups such as functional foods.

For help and advice on any of the Library’s resources, contact your Subject Librarian.

The Library Subject Team

Cochrane Library instructor-led online training session

Wiley are offering instructor-led online training sessions on how to use the Cochrane Library.

All you need is an internet connection and access to a telephone.  This training is completely free of charge and will be conducted over the telephone and via the internet.

A Freephone number for users in the United Kingdom is provided below.  If you are attending from outside the U.K. please email gstewart@wiley.com.

United Kingdom – 0800 358 6385

Please enter the passcode 504 684 6633 when prompted

The sessions last approximately 1 hour.  Places are strictly limited.  To sign up just follow the link below and select “Register”. The next session will take place on: 

Wednesday, 13th January 2016, 14:30 GMT Time (London, GMT)

Go to https://wiley-onlinelibrary.webex.com/wiley-onlinelibrary/k2/j.php?MTID=t07e1e909975b47e20db1d2c805d8251d and register.

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.

Visit Wiley’s training website at: wileyonlinelibrary.com/training

For help with using Ulster’s resources, contact your Subject Librarian.

The Library Subject Team

Electronic Journals – Search Improvements

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.

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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.

Links to ‘Electronic Journals’ appear on the Library & ICT Tab in the Portal, the Library Home Page, and at the top of the our USearch discovery service.

Nanotechnology eBooks – New Acquisition

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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.

OTDBase currently unavailable

OTDBase is unavailable to users due to external technical problems.

Other databases for occupational therapy are:

CINAHL Plus

MEDLINE

PsycInfo

Always log in to Portal to ensure access to subscribed material. If you need help with any of the Library’s resources, contact your Subject Librarian.

The Library Subject Team.