Thursday, 10 December 2009

Shakespeare Quartos Archive


Humanities students, lecturers and researchers interested in Shakespeare will want to explore the recently launched Shakespeare Quartos Archive.
The archive provides a complete digital collection of rare early editions of Hamlet freely available online.
More information about the archive can be found at: http://www.quartos.org/info/about.html

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Twitter updates

Both Avery Hill and the Drill Hall libraries are providing Twitter updates at http://twitter.com/AveryHillLib and http://twitter.com/drillhalllib

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

UK Data Archive


We now have access to the UK Data Archive (UKDA). The UK Data Archive is a centre of expertise in data acquisition, preservation, dissemination and promotion and is curator of the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the UK. Founded in 1967, it now houses several thousand datasets of interest to researchers in all sectors and from many different disciplines.

To access the resource, log into the portal:

Select the
My Learning link

In the
Search the Library portlet select the Online databases and academic journals link

On the next page 
the resources are listed alphabetically.

Select the letter 'U' in the alphabetical summary or scroll down in the list and select 
UK Data Archive.


Click on the Data link and then Login

Choose Login via UK Federation

You will be re-directed to the UK Federation 'where are you from' institutional list. Scroll down to select University of Greenwich from the list before proceeding to the e-resource.

Note: You may be required to login again to the university portal in a new window and navigate to the Library & IT tab to access the resource. Previous users are required to re-register at the start of each academic year.

Friday, 23 October 2009

New Business E-resource – WARC

Warc gives you access to thousands of case studies about the advertising campaign and marketing strategies of leading brands from respected industry sources.
Includes articles and best practice guides explaining the ‘how’ and ‘why of marketing challenges as well as market intelligence, including ad forecasts, brand profiles, conference reports and other material on major advertisers, brands and agencies.

Access is on and off campus via Online databases and academic journals link in the My Learning page in the portal.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

New resource - Proquest Fulltext Dissertations & Theses



Full text doctoral dissertations and master's theses available from the Humanities and Social Sciences Collection.
Note that the database comprises the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities primarily in North America but also from outside the U.S

For access login to the portal with your computer ID and password
Select the My Learning link.

In the Search the Library portlet, select the Online databases and academic journals link.
Scroll down to the resource in the list on the next page.
Select the name of the resource to be transferred to the search screen.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

New Resources in JSTOR

We have acquired a few additional collections in JSTOR:

  • Arts & Sciences I Collection
  • Business II Collection and
  • 19th Century British Pamphlets
JSTOR is an interdisciplinary archive of more than 1,000 leading academic research journals across the humanities, social sciences and sciences.


Tuesday, 20 October 2009

MyiLibrary new features


You now have the option to view browse all available e-books purchased for the library's collection by clicking the link on the 'Search & View' homepage.

New to using academic e-books? Watch this MyiLibrary demo to find out how to search, navigate, download, create notes and more.


New Business E-Resources

Thomson ONE core package
Offers quick and easy access to quotes, earnings estimates, financial fundamentals, market moving news, transaction data, corporate filings, ownership profiles and research from industry-leading sources.

NBER Working Papers
National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community.

To access both resources:
Login to the portal with your computer ID and password
Select the My Learning link. 
In the Search the Library portlet, select the Online databases and academic journals link.
Scroll down to the resource in the list on the next page.

Select the name of the resource to be transferred to the search screen.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Zetoc Alerts

There is an additional new functionality available when using Zetoc Alerts. A user's Alert list(s) name can now be renamed. Mimas have provided an Alert Help Guide.
Zetoc provides access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents. The database contains details of around 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings published per year from 1993 to date. Zetoc is updated daily. You can see a list of the journal titles covered by Zetoc.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Digimap software updates

New software updates in Digimap:

  • Enhanced quality maps and faster map generation online
  • The printed output gives crisp, clear maps as PDF files.
  • EPS files are no longer available from any facility within Digimap's OS Collection, including Carto, but EDINA is working on the provision of additional formats to PDF.

Digimap Roam

EDINA has developed a new mapping facility, called Roam. Still in a development phase, Roam offers the usual search functions as well as "slippy maps", the click-and-drag function used to position a map, familiar to users of other popular online mapping facilities. It is easier to locate your map, easier to zoom in and out, and now offers maps at 12 different fixed scales. An additional small scale Ordnance Survey mapping product, MiniScale, has been included, and other datasets (e.g. Strategi and OS MasterMap) are available at more than one fixed scale.

Currently Roam is available to all registered users of Digimap's Ordnance Survey Collection. From the OS Collection Home page; you will find the new icon next to those for Classic and Carto.

Roam will run in Beta alongside the current Classic facility until January 2010 when Classic will be withdrawn entirely. Regular updates will be made to Roam to add new functionality, such as MyMaps, prior to its release as a full service in January 2010.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

ESDS International

The ESDS International e-resource which provides both aggregate and survey international datasets for UK Further and Higher Education is now available to follow on Twitter and has a YouTube Channel.



To access the e-resource, log into the portal:

Click on the
Library & Computing tab

In the
e-library channel click on the Electronic databases, electronic journals and e-books link

On the
Library Databases page the resources are listed alphabetically.

Click on the letter of the alphabet for the resource or scroll down in the list and click on
ESDS International

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Studying Economics






Business students, especially undergraduates will be interested in Studying Economics a new site from the Economics Network.

It offers advice, help and information from current and former students. Coverage includes module options, dissertation help, data and research links and more.

You will also find a wide range of valuable academic quality information from the Intute site on economics.



NewsFilm Online


You can now use the new commenting feature on the news clips in the service by selecting the Comments tab at the top of the full record search result page.
NewsFilm Online offers access to over 3,000 hours of downloadable archived television news and cinema newsreels, selected from the vast ITN/Reuters Television archives.
To access the resource, log into the portal:

Click on the
Library & Computing tab

In the
e-library channel click on the Electronic databases, electronic journals and e-books link

On the
Library Databases page the resources are listed alphabetically.

Click on the letter of the alphabet for the resource or scroll down in the list and click on
NewsFilm Online

World Digital Library

The World Digital Library (WDL) provides a free online resource of culturally significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world of use to historians, and academia. The content is in a variety of formats and languages, from different places and time periods including manuscripts, maps, rare books, recordings, films, prints, photographs, architectural drawings, and other types of primary sources.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Community Care Inform




Community Care Inform is an online reference tool for those working with children, young people and families. It contains guides to key policies, legislation and case law as well as social care practice guides. A username and password is required - please ask at the Library enquiry desk or contact OSCARS for off-campus support.


To access the resource, log into the portal:

Click on the
Library & Computing tab

In the
e-library channel click on the Electronic databases, electronic journals and e-books link

On the
Library Databases page the resources are listed alphabetically.

Click on the letter of the alphabet for the resource or scroll down in the list and click on Community Care Inform

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Accessing Science Direct


If you have not registered with the Science Direct e-resource at the university you will need to complete the Science Direct registration form which is displayed before directing you to the search screen to download articles. The Science Direct Athens Username Activation blog post provides more details.

Continuing students should enter the username and password from last year to reactivate their Athens username and password for this session.



Monday, 28 September 2009

Digimap MasterMap update

MasterMap Download is now available again. However Topographic Layer orders are limited to 25sq.km and all orders may take longer than the advertised 2 days to process. Please be patient and do not resubmit your order. EDINA aims to restore full service this week. Further information will be posted when available.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Digimap Ordnance Survey slide shows

If you're new to using Digimap or would like a refresher, view the EDINA slide show presentations for assistance.

Digimap Ordnance Survey Collection [OpenOffice]
Digimap Ordnance Survey Collection [Powerpoint]

Historic Digimap [OpenOffice]
Historic Digimap [Powerpoint]

The slide shows last around 6 minutes.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Changed access to UK Data Archive Census resources



Access to UK Data Archive services is only available via the UK Access Management Federation and no longer appears in the MyAthens list.
When accessing the following resources and services:
CASWEB, Census Geography Data Unit (UKBORDERS), Centre for Data Estimation and Research (CIDER), Census: Samples of Anonymised Records (SARs), CHCC - Contemporary and Historical Census Collection, Census Registration Service (CRS), Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) and ESDS International from the list of Databases you will be prompted to login via the UK Federation link and re-directed to the UK Federation 'where are you from' institutional list. Scroll down to select University of Greenwich from the list before proceeding to the e-resource or service.
Note: you may be required to login again to the university portal in a new window and navigate to the Library & Computing tab to access the resource. Previous users may be required to re-register.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Science Direct full text searching



Science Direct does not allow searches to be restricted solely to paid-for or subscribed content from the usual search screen. This means that the entire holdings of Science Direct are searched by default.

If you want to limit your results only to full text content that the library has paid for or subscribes to then follow these instructions:
  • In Science Direct click on the Advanced Search link in the grey panel
  • Click on the Journals tab above the Term(s) box
  • Next click on the arrow next to All journals in the Source field and highlight subscribed journals
  • Enter your search phrase or keywords (Note: individual keywords must be linked with the word 'and' unless it is a phrase). Phrases and keywords can be combined by using 'and' to link them.
  • Click the Search button

Science Direct Athens username activation

  • First login to the university portal on and off campus
  • Select the My Learning link
  • Select the Online databases and academic journals link in the Search the Library portlet
  • Scroll down the A-Z list on the next page and select Science Direct
If you have not registered with Science Direct, you will need to complete the Activate Athens User Name form which should be displayed before continuing to follow the steps below.
  • Click the Login button at the top right of the screen
  • Click the Athens/Other Institution Login link at the top right of the screen
  • On the next screen Login via Athens or Your Institution click the View all institutions link at the bottom of the grey box
  • On the next screen scroll down to UK Access Management Federation and select University of Greenwich
  • You will now see an Athens login screen - wait to be transferred
  • You will now be logged into Science Direct as University of Greenwich

Thursday, 26 February 2009

New Resource - British Periodicals Online


British Periodicals Online is a collection of journals published in Britain between the 1680s and 1930s. Thematically wide ranging: from literature, drama and architecture to philosophy, history and the social sciences. 

To access the resource:

Login to the portal with your computer ID and password

Select the My Learning link.

In the Search the Library portlet, select the Online databases and academic journals link.

Scroll down to the resource in the list on the next page.

Select the name of the resource to be transferred to the search screen.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Web of Knowledge new features

In early February there will be new features and enhancements to the ISI Web of Knowledge e-resource.

ISI Web of Knowledge
  • Log queries to Search History.
    – Including "Search within results", Refine and Analyze.
  • Funding acknowledgements:
    – Captured since August 2008.
    – Searchable and exportable.
    – 3 fields: Grant Agency, Grant #, Funding Acknowledgements.
  • CAB Global Health.
Journal Citation Reports
  • Journal Citation Reports will undergo some major enhancements:
    – Five-Year Impact Factor.
    – 'Rank in Category' tables.
    – Box Plots.
    – Journal Self Citations.
ISI Web of Knowledge Additional New features
  • Scientific WebPlus
    – Now uses the Thomson Reuters default login system, so that the ISI Web of Knowledge login credentials can be used.
  • Shibboleth compliance update:
    – to comply with regulations regarding a single sign in.
  • Distinct Author Identification System – Web of Science:
    – All author clusters have been updated.
For a preview of these changes and additions please see the Thomson Reuters presentation at: http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/support/documentation/presentations/Q409updates.ppt

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Scitable


Nature Education has launched a free, online educational resource for undergraduate biology students and educators. Currently focussed on genetics, Scitable combines scientific information with social media functionality.

Scitable provides students with free online access to more than 180 overviews of key genetics concepts. The overviews are evidence-based and have been vetted by Nature Publishing Group staff. By connecting with other Scitable users via groups, chat functionality and other social media features, students can collaborate online with classmates, or with a wider community of experts, researchers and fellow students.

Scitable is also intended as a teaching tool. Educators can set up public or private groups for their students, providing reading lists, course-packs of Scitable articles and group discussions. Scitable is flexible and can be incorporated into courseware services such as Blackboard.

Scitable currently contains content in the field of genetics, specifically: chromosomes and cytogenetics, evolutionary genetics, gene expression and regulation, gene inheritance and transmission, genes and disease, genetics and society, genomics, nucleic acid structure and function, and population and quantitative genetics. Nature Education plan to expand the service to other subject areas in future. More information can be found at: http://www.nature.com/scitable

Monday, 19 January 2009

ticTOCs


ticTocs is a new scholarly journal of tables of contents (TOCs) service. It's free and easy to use, and it provides access to the most recent tables of contents of over 11,000 scholarly journals from more than 400 publishers. It helps scholars, researchers, academics and anyone else keep up-to-date with what's being published in the most recent issues of journals on almost any subject.

Using ticTOCs, you can find journals of interest by title, subject or publisher, view the latest TOC, link through to the full text of over 250,000 articles (where institutional or personal subscriptions, or Open Access, allow), and save selected journals to MyTOCs so that you can view future TOCs (free registration is required if you want to permanently save your MyTOCs). ticTOCs also makes it easy to export selected TOC RSS feeds to popular feedreaders such as Google Reader and Bloglines.