Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Wikipedia Lounge

Want to learn how to use Wikipedia as an academic resource?

Found a mistake but don't know how to fix it? Then the Wikipedia lounge is for you! Wikimedia UK have arranged for experienced Wikipedians to be available all day on the 22nd of November to answer your questions and assist you with your needs.

Pop along to the Taylor Room in the Sydney Jones Library between 10:00 and 16:00 or Book Your Slot

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

CSA databases withdrawn

We have not renewed our subscription to the CSA databases collection (formerly on the CSA Illumina platform, more recently on the ProQuest platform).

Usage of these databases had declined substantially since we introduced Discover, and analysis of their coverage showed that the journals they covered were already included in Discover and/or other databases like Web of Science, Scopus and BIOSIS.

If you were a regular user of CSA databases please contact your liaison librarian to discuss alternative sources.

Monday, October 03, 2011

SciFinder is now ONLY on the web and has UNLIMITED users

This is a reminder that the client (desktop software) version of SciFinder was discontinued on 31st August 2011.

The web version is now the only version of SciFinder. It offers:

  • an unlimited number of simultaneous users
  • the same CAS content as the client version
  • a simple and intuitive interface
  • convenient access, anytime, anywhere
  • powerful features not found in the client version
To use the web version of SciFinder you need to register. (Off-campus users will be prompted to login to EZproxy to reach this registration page). The email address that you supply during registration must ends in @liverpool.ac.uk. Once registered, you will then be able to login to SciFinder at http://scifinder.cas.org.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/.

View an interactive demo of the web version of SciFinder or look at the How to Guides featuring Explore by Research Topic, Explore by Chemical Structure, Explore by Substructure, and Explore Reactions.