Monday, January 31, 2011

TRIAL: The Literary Encyclopedia

The Library has arranged a two week trial of The Literary Encyclopedia. Trial access ends on February 15th. (We previously trialled The Literary Encyclopedia in March 2007).

The Literary Encyclopedia is a collaborative global project that provides a description of most literary and cultural texts of scholarly interest in the English-speaking world, as well as informed guidance to critical reading, cultural topics and the historical context of cultural production. The publication is written and owned by a network comprising more than 2,280 contributors and distinguished editors who are mostly university teachers around the world. Since all articles are reviewed by qualified editors before publication, and our contributors have research publications in the area of their contribution, The Literary Encyclopedia can be cited with confidence in scholarly essays.

To access The Literary Encyclopedia, go to – if you are on-campus you will get immediate access, while if you are off-campus you will need to enter your university username and password for Institutional Login via the UK Federation (Shibboleth).

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 Reader iPad app

If iSanta was kind enough to bring you an iPad for iXmas then you might be interested to hear that content is now available through the new Reader iPad app.

As an introductory offer, access to the full text of Nature through the app is free until February 28th 2011.

The new iPad app helps you to better find, organize and read relevant research. As well as being able to search abstracts from Nature-branded journals you can now set up customized searches and read abstracts from PubMed and Arxiv. Abstracts can then be read either on your iPad or saved to read later on a desktop PC.

Full-text articles for Nature Genetics, Nature Medicine, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Reviews Microbiology, Nature Reviews Genetics, Nature Physics and Nature Communications can also be accessed through the app. Access is through an existing personal subscription or a new low-cost mobile subscription. Mobile subscriptions are inclusive of six months’ archive access and cost $8.99 a month or $69.00 a year for each title.

Download the app from

TRIAL: all Alexander Street Press databases

We have a trial of all Alexander Street Press databases until 28th February 2011, and we invite your feedback through the Comments option below. When leaving feedback, you may use the anonymous option rather than having to create an account but please leave you name so we can follow up. Please specify which database(s) you are referring to!

To access these database please use the links below. Off-campus users will need to use Apps Anywhere, but should we purchase any of these databases we would arrange off-campus access through EZproxy as usual.

American History in Video
Dance in Video
Opera in Video
Theatre in Video
Ethnographic Video Online
Education in Video
World History in Video

The Digital Karl Barth Library
The Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation
The Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts

Alexander Street Literature
American Film Scripts
Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family
Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels

Alexander Street Drama - comprising...

North American Theatre Online
Twentieth Century North American Drama
Black Drama, Second Edition
Asian American Drama
North American Women's Drama
North American Indian Drama
Latino Literature

Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection

Black Thought and Culture
The American Civil War Online
Early Encounters in North America
The Gilded Age
North American Indian Thought and Culture
Social and Cultural History: Letters and Diaries Online
Social Theory
The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960 – 1974
Women and Social Movements Scholar's Edition
Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works
Counseling and Therapy in Video
The Romantic Era Redefined

All Music Online collections Music Online is the broadest and most comprehensive online music resource, the first in its kind to deliver audio, video, scores and text reference through one centralized interface, a milestone in digital music reference.

The complete Music Online suite cross-searches more than 263,000 tracks, 17,330 albums, 407 videos, 15,808 scores, and over 45,000 pages of text reference, from over 150 different record and video labels, print publishers and score publishers, such as EMI, Boosey & Hawkes, Opus Arte, Hyperion, Six Degrees Records, Smithsonian Folkways, Edition Peters, Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, INEDIT, and others.

You can create centralized playlists with one single login, bringing in materials from Alexander Street databases or material anywhere on the Web. The robust indexing allows users to browse and search by genre, historical event, album, track, score, people, classical work, cultural group, ensemble, instrument, label, place, recording date, reference work, role, subject, time period, venue, and video.

Friday, January 14, 2011

More Nature journals now available

We have added more Nature Publishing Group e-journals to our collection for 2011. You can now access:

Nature Communications - publishes high-quality papers from all areas of science that represent important advances within specific scientific disciplines, but that might not necessarily have the scientific reach of papers published in Nature and the Nature research journals. For papers that could satisfy the scope of more than one Nature journal, the choice of which journal to submit to first lies with the authors. If a paper is rejected from one Nature journal, the authors can use an automated manuscript transfer service to submit the paper to Nature Communications via a link sent to them by the editor handling the manuscript.

SciBX: Science-Business eXchange - a weekly publication that provides a timely, concise and understandable analysis of the scientific content and commercial potential of the most important translational research papers from across the life science literature. The editorial team at SciBX mines thousands of articles across the literature each week and distill the flood of information down to the 25 most important developments. And by reporting the industry viewpoint on the key papers, SciBX provides a unique and essential scientific and commercial perspective on today's breakthrough science.

Hypertension Research

Asian Journal of Andrology

We will also have access to Nature Climate Change when it launches in April 2011.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Emerald upgraded to largest collection

We are delighted to announce that the Library has upgraded its Emerald management e-journals collection from the smallest, EMeJ 95, to the largest, EMeJ Plus.

The enlarged collection adds nearly 100 journals, and including many journals focussing on business in China and India and Islamic business and finance:

Asia Pacific Journal of Business Administration
Asian Journal on Quality
Asian Review of Accounting
China Agricultural Economic Review
Chinese Management Studies
Indian Growth and Development Review
International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management
International Journal of Emerging Markets
International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management
Journal of Asia Business Studies
Journal of Chinese Economics and Foreign Trade Studies
Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship
Journal of Chinese Human Resource Management
Journal of Enterprising Communities: People & Places in the Global Economy
Journal of Indian Business Review
Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research
Journal of Islamic Marketing
Journal of Knowledge-Based Innovation in China
Journal of Science and Technology Policy in China
Nankai Business Review International

All titles are
listed in the library catalogue and are available through SFX / find it @ liverpool. Note that EMeJ Plus will include every new journal that Emerald launches or acquires.

In addition to the new EMeJ Plus collection we still subscribe to the Emerald Engineering collection, and the Emerald backfiles.

Graduates of the University remain entitled to access the smaller Emerald EMeJ 95 collection - see

Monday, January 10, 2011

Noise Alert e-mail Service Launched

If you're being disturbed by noise in any of the silent or quiet study areas of the Library you can now alert staff by e-mail. Simply e-mail us with details of your study location and we'll send someone along to patrol the area.
Sydney Jones Library
Harold Cohen Library

Friday, January 07, 2011

TRIAL: LatAm-Studies Full Text Online

The Library has arranged a free trial of LatAm-Studies Full Text Online, a full-text database of material of Latin American interest. Access is available until 15th February, and we would like your feedback via the Comments option below.

To access this trial go to Off-campus users should use Apps Anywhere, but if we did subscribe we would of course set up off-campus access via EZproxy as normal.

LatAm-Studies Full Text Online is a database service that promotes and disseminates research on Latin America and the Caribbean. Content includes journals and other academic content from research institutions in the region and the world.

Country Coverage brings together thousands of full-text reports on
46 countries.* Coverage includes all countries in South America, Caribbean, Central America and Mexico.

Subject Coverage
The reports included in the database cover a range of business, government, economic, and social issues.

Examples of specific
subject coverage include finance, trade, environment, human resource development, history, languages, culture, bests practices in government, fisheries, tourism, education and research on women. An average study is 10 pages long and contains research, analysis and forecasts. Most contain statistical tables, charts, and/or graphs.

Document Browsing
Studies are arranged for easy browsing by subject, study provider, and alphabetical order. In addition, all studies are indexed in a comprehensive database that is quickly
searchable using free text. Each month, the home page highlights new and noteworthy studies and updates.

The database search engine offers advanced search features for experienced researchers while delivering excellent results for novices, because it accommodates spelling errors and automatically stems. Users can browse by country to find country specific annual statistical overviews.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

ScienceDirect eBooks in 2011

Throughout 2011 we will have access to around 7,800 additional eBook titles on ScienceDirect. This is part of a usage-driven acquisition trial with Elsevier and the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.

We now have access to all eBooks in the following subjects on

Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Business, Management, Hospitality and Tourism
Chemical Engineering
Computer Science
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Environmental Science
Immunology and Microbiology
Materials Science
Media Technology
Medicine and Dentistry
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science
Physics and Astronomy
Veterinary Science
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine

At the end of the year we will be able to retain access to a number of titles of our choice, up to a maximum value.