Wednesday, November 21, 2007

TRIAL: SAGE eReference

We have a trial of the SAGE eReference 2007 Collection until 19th December 2007.

To access this trial go to
SAGE eReference. Off-campus users need to use the Windows Terminal Service for this trial, but if we purchased this resource access would be enabled via EZproxy.

SAGE eReference is a collection of 62 online encyclopedias covering most areas of the social sciences (including psychology) and the humanities.

After trying SAGE eReference please leave a comment (mentioning specific encyclopedias if possible).

Friday, November 16, 2007

NEW: 18th Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

We now have access to the Eighteenth Century House of Commons Parliamentary Papers online, following their purchase by JISC. We have had access to the 19th Century papers for a year, and we are currently trialling the 20th Century papers.

All these House of Commons papers are searched on the same ProQuest site. To find them from our Databases page, use our 'Locate and Search a Specific Database' box to search for parliamentary papers. If you think you'll use this site on a regular basis, why not add it to My Databases, near the top of our Databases page?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

TRIAL: CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics - 88th Edition

We have a trial of CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics - 88th edition until 14th December 2007.

To access this trial go to
HBCP Online and login with the trial username and password.

This current edition would require an annual subscription. We have already purchased the
84th Edition online in perpetuity. It does not yet appear in the catalogue but it will soon.

After trying the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics please leave a comment - will the 84th edition do, or do we need a subscription to the latest edition?

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

TRIAL: Informa Healthcare encyclopedias

We have a trial of 5 Informa Healthcare encyclopedias until 17th December 2007.

To access these titles, click on the required link below:

Encyclopedia of Biopharmaceutical Statistics

Encyclopedia of Clinical Pharmacy

Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements

Encyclopedia of Medical Genomics and Proteomics

Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Technology

Note that we have already purchased their 6th title:
Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering.

After trying the Informa Healthcare encyclopedias please leave a comment below, remembering to state which title(s) you are commenting on.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

TRIAL: Blackwell Reference Online

We have a trial of Blackwell Reference Online until 31st December 2007.

To access this trial go to
Blackwell Reference Online. Off-campus users should access BRO via the Windows Terminal Service but we would arrange access via EZproxy if we were to subscribe.

Blackwell Reference Online is an online library of reference material giving instant access to the authoritative and up-to-date scholarship across the humanities and social sciences. It includes Blackwell Companions and Handbooks, major reference works, and other reference materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias and concise companions.

Blackwell Reference Online provides:
  • Sophisticated search options and innovative classification – by subject, person, period, key topic and place – enabling users to find information quickly and easily.
  • Quick search facility allowing users to search individual titles or the whole database.
  • Illustrations which enhance and illuminate the content.

After trying Blackwell Reference Online, please leave a comment.

Monday, November 05, 2007

TRIAL: STAT!Ref e-books in Medicine & Dentistry

We have a trial of STAT!Ref e-books until 30th November 2007.

To access this trial just go to
STAT!Ref. Off-campus users will need to access this trial via the Windows Terminal Service, though we would arrange access via EZproxy if we subscribed.

Go to
http://www.statref.com/ for more information about STAT!Ref.

After trying STAT!Ref please leave a comment, and mention which titles in particular you would like to be able to access.

Friday, November 02, 2007

TRIAL: Current Protocols on Wiley InterScience

We have a trial of all of Wiley's Current Protocols titles until the end of December 2007.

Current Protocols contains the largest collection of authoritative, peer-reviewed, regularly-updated research methods and topical overviews available.

To access this trial go to
Current Protocols on Wiley InterScience or one of the specific Current Protocols titles listed below:

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics
Current Protocols in Cell Biology
Current Protocols in Cytometry
Current Protocols in Food Analytical Chemistry
Current Protocols in Human Genetics
Current Protocols in Immunology
Current Protocols in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
Current Protocols in Microbiology
Current Protocols in Neuroscience
Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry
Current Protocols in Pharmacology
Current Protocols in Protein Science
Current Protocols in Stem Cell Biology
Current Protocols in Toxicology

Off-campus users should access Current Protocols via the Windows Terminal Service for the trial, though access would be set up via EZproxy if we were to subscribe.

After trying Current Protocols please leave a comment - remembering to tell us which title(s) you are referring to!