Thursday, November 21, 2013

More Web of Knowledge databases now available

Our subscription to Web of Knowledge from Thomson Reuters now includes a number of additional databases:

Book Citation Index - Science, 2005 to present, and
Book Citation Index - Social Science, 2005 to present
Books are indexed at the chapter level, resulting in improved searches and deeper insights into the citing behavior between books and the wider world of scholarly research. Content for the Book Citation Index is comprised of scholarly books, both electronic and print, that present fully referenced articles of original research or reviews of the literature, and has been carefully selected based on well-defined criteria to offer the most significant literature available.

Current Chemical Reactions, 1986 to present
Includes Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle structure data back to 1840.

Data Citation Index, 1993 to present
Indexes research data, including data studies and data sets, and links them to the scientific literature to track data citation.

Derwent Innovations Index (Patents information), 1963 to present
Includes records from Derwent World Patents Index and, and patent citation information from: Derwent Patents Citation Index. Covers over 20 million patents worldwide from 1963. Covers: chemical, electronic and electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering

Index Chemicus, 1993 to present
Covering more than 100 of the world's leading organic chemistry journals, Index Chemicus is text- and substructure-searchable, and offers full graphical summaries, important reaction diagrams, and complete bibliographic information.

Zoological Record, 1993 to present
The Zoological record database covers international research in zoology, with systematic and taxonomic information for 27 animal groups including Mammalia, Aves, Reptilia, Amphibia, Pisces, Protochordata, Hemiptera, Insecta, Crustacea, and Protozoa. Topics include taxonomy, physiology, morphology, parasitology, biochemistry, biophysics, evolution, ecology, genetics, behavior, biometrics, communication, disease, habitat, histology, immunology, life cycle and development, locomotion, nomenclature, techniques, and zoogeography.

Links to these databases can be found in the usual places:

The Library Catalogue
The Electronic Library A-Z browse
Databases A-Z list

We hope that at least some of you will find at least some of them useful! Please use the comments feature to tell us if you do.

Note that records from these database are NOT included in Discover, but Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts & Humanities Citation Index are included in Discover and will continue to be included. (This is a correction to our earlier statement that said those databases would be withdrawn from Discover at the end of 2013. We have now had confirmation from EBSCO that that is not the case).

TRIAL: Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876

We have a trial of Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876, from NewsBank/Readex, until 31st December 2013.

To access this trial go to

Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876—the largest online collection of 18th- and 19th-century newspapers published in this region—will provide a comprehensive primary resource for studying the development of Western society and international relations within this important group of islands.  This unique resource will prove essential for researching colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, international commerce, New World slavery and U.S. relations with the region as far back as the early 18th century.

Created in cooperation with the American Antiquarian Society—one of the world's largest and most important newspaper repositories—this collection will provide students and scholars with easy access to more than 150 years of Caribbean and Atlantic history, cultures and daily life. Featuring more than 140 newspapers from 22 islands, this resource will chronicle the region’s evolution across two centuries through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other news items.

After trying Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876, 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.

EZproxy problem resolved

EZproxy is back with us again, so all library online resources should be available again.

For future reference, here are the workarounds to access library e-resources on and off campus if EZproxy ever goes down again:

On campus:

• Remove from the URL (or omit the prefix, if the link is constructed that way.
• You may have to do this more than once, as many of our systems are designed to insert the EZproxy part of the URL.
• Or Google the resource you want to avoid having EZproxy in the URL.

Off campus:

1. Login to Apps Anywhere
2. Launch Internet Explorer or Firefox from the Web folder of Apps Anywhere
3. Then follow the advice as for on-campus students.