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 / Learning support page

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 to access the resource. Previous users are required to re-register at the start of each academic year.

Friday, 23 October 2009

New Business Eresource – 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 / Learning support page in the portal.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

New resource - ProQuest Full Text 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 / Learning support page.

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

New Business Eresources

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 / Learning support 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.

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
My learning / Learning support page

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

On the
next 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 eresource 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.