Friday, January 26, 2007

TRIAL: Thieme e-journals

We have a trial of all Thieme e-journals until 31st March 2007. We have activated these titles in our link resolver (Get Full Text) and we will add records to the library catalogue soon. Until then you can go to Thieme Connect and navigate to any of the journals listed below. Note that we already subscribe to Synlett and Synthesis (and have just purchased their backfiles).

See our catalogue records for a list of the journals available.

If you use these journals, please leave a comment.

NEW: SAGE e-journal backfiles now available

We're delighted to announce that we have now started a subscription to SAGE Publications' e-journal backfiles. This gives us online access to over 300 SAGE journals back to their first volume. We have updated our catalogue records and our link resolver (Get Full Text).

SAGE have digitised their journals with all content appearing under the current title. We have catalogued them likewise though we will later correct our catalogue records so that changes of title are correctly represented.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

TRIAL: Defining Gender, 1450-1910, Online

We have a trial of Defining Gender, 1450-1910, Online until 22nd February 2007.

To access this trial go to (on campus only).

Defining Gender, 1450-1910, Online is a collection of original documents relating to Gender Studies, sourced from libraries and archives around the world. This project has been developed to encourage undergraduate work with rare primary documents. For more details see the
Introduction on the Defining Gender site.

After trying Defining Gender, 1450-1910, Online please leave a comment.

Synlett & Synthesis backfiles now available online

We're delighted to announce that we have ordered the backfiles of the chemistry journals Synlett and Synthesis and the publisher, Georg Thieme Verlag, has granted us immediate online access. So you can now access Synlett back to its first volume in 1989, and Synthesis to its first volume in 1969. See our catalogue records.

Monday, January 22, 2007

NEW: American National Biography

We are delighted to announce that we have started a subscription to the American National Biography (ANB) online. It contains biographies of more than 17,400 men and women from all walks of life, whose lives have shaped the US nation.

We already subscribe to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) online.

You'll find the ANB listed under Dictionaries & Encyclopedias and appropriate subject areas in our databases pages.

NEW e-journals Big Deal: Cambridge University Press

We are delighted to announce that we have started a subscription to Cambridge University Press's NESLi2 agreement for 2007. This agreement gives us access to 131 additional CUP journals in a wide range of subject areas, including:

The China Quarterly
The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
International Journal of Tropical Insect Science
Leiden Journal of International Law
Palliative & Supportive Care
Victorian Literature and Culture

See our catalogue records for the full list. Note that several titles have been acquired from other publishers in 2007 and no content yet appears on the CUP site.

NEW e-journals Big Deal: Royal Society of Chemistry

We have started a subscription to the Royal Society of Chemistry's 2007 NESLi2 agreement. This includes online access to a number of additional jounals:

The Analyst
Annual Reports on the Progress of Chemistry, A-C
Chemistry World
Green Chemistry
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
Journal of Environmental Monitoring
Molecular BioSystems
Natural Product Reports
Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences
Soft Matter

plus the Issues in Environmental Science and Technology book series

See our catalogue records for all of the titles included in the RSC NESLi2 agreement. Note that we have archival access to these journals through the JISC's purchase of the RSC Journal Archive.

The agreement also gives us access to 4 databases based on printed RSC abstracts journals:

Analytical Abstracts
Catalysts and Catalysed Reactions
Methods in Organic Synthesis
Natural Product Updates

These are listed as Royal Society of Chemistry Databases in our Chemistry databases web page.

NEW e-journals Big Deal: Institute of Physics

We have been a member of a UK consortium agreement to access most Institute of Physics journals online. In 2007 this agreement has fallen under the aegis of NESLi2 and it now includes all IOP journals including new titles such as:

Bionispiration & Biomimetics
Biomedical Materials
Journal of Instrumentation

See our catalogue records for the IOP journals included in this NESLi2 agreement.

NEW: Elsevier book series available online

We moved online-only with our Elsevier journals in 2006 and this year we have followed this by switching our Elsevier book series to online-only format. Access extends back to 2000, where available.

The most prolific title is Methods in Enzymology.

The other titles available to us are:

Advances in Agronomy
Advances in Applied Microbiology
Advances in Catalysis
Advances in Ecological Research
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology
Advances in Genetics
Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry
Advances in Inorganic Chemistry
Advances in Librarianship
Advances in Microbial Physiology
Advances in Parasitology
Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry
Advances in the Study of Behavior
Progress in Nucleic Acid Research and Molecular Biology
Research in Economic Anthropology
Research in Economic History
Studies in Symbolic Interaction

Catalogue records have been created for all of these titles.

Monday, January 15, 2007

NEW: New Scientist online, back to 1989

We're delighted to announce that we now have an online subscription to the New Scientist, with coverage starting in 1989.

The site is a little unusual, in that you appear to be denied access to articles, but there is a button over on the right hand side of the screen for 'IP login' which you need to click to view the full article.

See our
catalogue record.

NEW e-journals Big Deal: Nature Publishing Group

We're delighted to announce that we have signed up to the Nature Publishing Group's first-ever NESLi2 agreement at the Platinum level, which means that we have online access to all NPG journals in 2007: both the Nature-branded journals and the journals that NPG publish on behalf of societies.

Catalogue records have been created for all of the available journals, or just follow the links from the NPG journals site.

TRIAL: CSA Sociology, Social Services, Political Science Abstracts with Full-Text

The Library has access to enhanced versions of:

CSA Sociological Abstracts
CSA Social Services Abstracts
CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

with over 220,000 full-text articles from ProQuest until 9th February 2007.

Only 27 of the full-text titles are embargoed and 26 of those are for periods less than 1 year. They have a deep archive dating as far back as 1922. However, we may already have online access to the more recent years of many of these titles through our Big Deals (in particular with SAGE Publications, Blackwell Publishing and Taylor & Francis), and to the archives through JSTOR.

We really want to hear if you find that these full-text collections add significantly to our existing full-text offerings. Please leave a comment!

Tip: Limit your search to ProQuest Full-Text only, and check to see if we have access to the same articles using our
library catalogue or Get Full-Text

To access this trial go to these databases on
CSA Illumina.