Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New - Demand-Driven Acquisition of E-Books

We are pleased to announce that we have introduced a new way of buying ebooks using a company called Ebook Library.

Ebook Library’s innovative Demand Driven Acquisition means that we’re now able to offer an additional 45,000 ebooks for you to browse. Furthermore it’s you, our users, who choose which of those books the library will purchase in perpetuity. The books will all be accessible from Discover and access to them will be immediate.

This Demand driven way of purchasing books means that it is our users who decide which books we purchase and it will ensure that we have access to the books our students, academics and researchers need exactly when they need them.

Demand Driven Acquisition is part of a new library initiative called ‘Resources for Courses’. We’ll be giving you more details about what else we have planned for ‘Resources for Courses’ over the coming weeks and months, so look out for more information on that.

But for now if you want to find out more about this new way of buying ebooks, just ask us…

New - Cambridge Histories Online

We have purchased Cambridge Histories Online following a trial in March 2013.

To access Cambridge Histories Online go to:

Cambridge Histories Online includes over 300 volumes in the Cambridge Histories series published since 1975, in 15 subjects areas:

American History
British History
Economic History
General History
History of Science
History of the Book
Language and Linguistics
Literary Studies
Political and Social Theory
Regional History
Religious Studies
Theatre Studies and Performing Arts

The books in Cambridge Histories Online are each included in the Browse, A-Z tab of the Electronic Library pages, and will be added to the catalogue soon.

Monday, July 29, 2013

New - Daily Mail Historical Archive

We have purchased The Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004. Access is available now from and also through Gale NewsVault.

The Library Catalogue, Discover, and the library web pages will be updated in due course.

Friday, July 26, 2013

New - Business and Management E-books from Elgaronline

We now have access to 126 E-Books from Elgar published between 2011 and 2013. The books strengthen our collections in Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Marketing, and are available in .pdf format for easy downloading and viewing on tablets and other mobile devices.

Access the full collection via the library catalogue 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

TRIAL: Academic Charts Online

We have a trial of Academic Charts Online until the end of August 2013.

To access Academic Charts Online go to Use Apps Anywhere for off-campus access. If we were to subscribe, we would setup off-campus access through EZproxy as usual.

Academic Charts Online (ACO) measures the impact of music across countries and cultures. It enables evidence based research across all genres from pop to classical, jazz and world music and examines its impact on art, politics and culture. Features include a growing repository of statistical chart data from the US, UK, Europe, South America and Asia which is current and updated weekly with historical data back to inception of each chart type. There are also links to leading music journals and databases including Cambridge University Press’ Popular Music, Wiley, Taylor & Francis, Rock’s Backpages and RILM. The analytical tools enable evidence-based research,  and  searching is by Artist, Album, Title, Label, Chart Position and Date. The data is provided under exclusive academic license from Billboard, the Official Charts Company and others. Additional countries are added quarterly.

After trying Academic Charts Online, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Harold Cohen Library – Stock Moves

The Medical Electives have been moved from the Photocopy Room to the Quiet Study Room on the First Floor. They are still available for loan.

The Veterinary PBL Collection has moved from the Photocopy Room to Stack Floor 6.

Please ask Library Staff if you need any help locating these items”