Tuesday, November 29, 2011

SCONUL Library Access Student Survey

Do you use other academic libraries? Would you like to? Can you get what you need?

The Higher Education library community wants to provide the best possible service to students, researchers and staff who, for all sorts of reasons, wish to access other academic and specialist libraries.

Please help SCONUL develop the services and access you need by completing this short online survey.

Prize draw for SIX winners of £30 Amazon vouchers - optionally provide your email address at the end of the survey to be entered into the random draw.

Survey closes 9th December.

Friday, November 25, 2011

JoVE Journal of Visualized Experiments now available

Following a successful trial we now subscribe to JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments.

JoVE takes advantage of video technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of life science research. Visualization greatly facilitates the understanding and efficient reproduction of both basic and complex experimental techniques, thereby addressing two of the biggest challenges faced by today's life science research community: low transparency and poor reproducibility of biological experiments; and time and labor-intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.

Our subscription covers:

JoVE General
JoVE Immunology and Infection
JoVE Neuroscience

EBSCO Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source now available

We now subscribe to EBSCO Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source, a collection of more than 160 full-text journals, including many of the top ranked titles in the discipline, as well as dozens of full-text monographs. It also contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for 210 journals and dozens of monographs.

Of particular importance are journals from Quintessence Publishing including their flagship journal, Quintessence International. Previously our only online access to their journals has involved clunky username & password access. Now it's all there seamlessly in Discover, though EBSCOhost, and linked to from other sources (like Medline) via find it @ liverpool.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Volunteers sought for a focus group on use of other libraries

The University of Liverpool participates in a number of access and borrowing schemes. The Higher Education library community wants to make sure that library visitor ‘access’ schemes meet users’ real needs for resources, services, and support.

SCONUL, the UK-wide university and colleges library group, is therefore holding library user focus groups in 12 locations across the UK in order to capture user experiences and expectations – what works, what doesn’t, what’s essential and what’s desirable when accessing another library.

The focus groups will last just 1 hour and will be facilitated by independent experts familiar with library services in the UK and beyond. They are interested in hearing from users familiar with accessing other libraries and from others with no experience but with a view about what would be useful.

The focus group at University of Liverpool will take place at 10 am on Thursday 8th December in the Taylor Room, Sydney Jones Library. If you are willing to participate, please e-mail Laura Dunn, l.dunn@liv.ac.uk. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Speed up your web research – plug-ins, portals and pinboards

Date: Monday 28th November

Description: You'll be using countless web sites and services during the course of your research.  It can be all too easy to forget web addresses, or get behind with your journal reading, or find that web page you thought was useful eight months ago has disappeared from the web. Tis brief presentation will introduce you to some of the simple tools available to help you take charge of your web research.  Organise your favourite websites effectively, let others keep you up-to-date with developments in your field, bring powerful library tools into your browser, and more.

Location: Taylor Room, Sydney Jones Library
Time: 12:00 – 12:45pm
Further details: Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Please REGISTER here to reserve your place.

Friday, November 04, 2011

TRIAL: German Literature databases - BDSL Online and KLG Online

The Library announces one month trial access to the following two databases, of interest to those studying German Literature:

BDSL Online (www.bdsl-online.de)

BDSL (Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft) is a bibliographic database for German studies, covering sources from 1985 to the present. Commonly known as Eppelsheimer-Köttelwesch, it indexes content from both journals articles and monographs. Its advanced search options allow the user to filter their results for more specific searching.

KLG Online (http://www.nachschlage.net/search/query?query.id=query-16)

KLG (Kritisches Lexikon zur deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur) offers detailed information on around 700 writers of German-language literature. It includes essays about writers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, along with bibliographies of primary and secondary literature.

Both resources are available until the end of November. Access is automatic if you are on-campus; for off-campus access, you would need to log into either Internet Explorer or Firefox via Apps Anywhere (http://apps.liv.ac.uk) and then follow the links above.

Your feedback is important to us. If you have any comments on either or both of these resources, please use the feedback form below to let us know.

Depositing your thesis in the University Research Archive: Training Workshop

Date: Wednesday 16th November

Description: All research postgraduates who registered for an MPhil, PhD or MD since 1st August 2008 are required to deposit an electronic version of their thesis in the University repository, the University of Liverpool Research Archive (UoLRA). Research postgraduates who registered before this date may also choose to deposit their thesis in the UoLRA.

Location: Wolfson Suite, Harold Cohen Library

Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm

Further details: Places are limited and must be booked in advance. Please REGISTER here to reserve your place.