Friday, October 17, 2008

Philosopher's Index - which platform?

The outcome of the consultation below was that we decided to renew Philosopher's Index on the Ovid platform. But at least we asked!

Our subscription to Philosopher's Index on the Ovid platform is coming up for renewal and we would like to give users the opportunity to decide whether to continue on this platform or to switch to CSA Illumina or EBSCOhost. Please try the three platforms directly:

CSA Illumina
EBSCOhost
Ovid

and through
Metalib (click on the magnifying glass icons). Metalib is only suitable for quite crude searches but you might find that some versions work better than others in the Metalib environment.

Once you have tried all 3 versions 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.

TRIAL: Journals from Henry Stewart Publications

We have a long-term trial of all journals currently published by Henry Stewart Publications until 30th April 2009. The titles available are:

Journal of Airport Management
Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning
Journal of Care Services Management
Journal of Communication in Healthcare
Journal of Corporate Treasury Management
Journal of Management & Marketing in Healthcare
Journal of Payments Strategy & Systems
Journal of Public Works & Infrastructure
Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions
Journal of Securities Compliance
Journal of Securities Operations & Custody
Journal of Sponsorship
Journal of Telecommunications Management
Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal

All titles appear in the library
catalogue and in our SFX link resolver, find it @ liverpool. After the trial has concluded we will evaluate the publisher's pricing proposal in the light of the measured usage.

We will also take into consideration any comments posted 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.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Periodicals Archive Online now available

JISC have provided a national licence for the backfiles of 80 journals from their first volume up to and including 1995 (usually) on the Periodicals Archive Online platform. Highlights include:

Africa Report
British Journal of Psychology
Foreign Affairs
History Today
IMF Staff Papers
Journal of General Psychology
Journal of Psychology
Middle East Journal
Philosophy Today
Victorian Poetry


See the full list of titles.

You will find Periodicals Archive Online:

- in our catalogue
- via our Databases page
- as one of the Interdisciplinary Collections on our Electronic Journal Collections page

The individual journals within Periodicals Archive Online now appear in our searchable e-journals list powered by SFX and will appear in the library catalogue soon.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

TRIAL: Two Shakespeare resources

We have a trial of ProQuest's Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare until 31st October. To access this trial, just use the link above - access to it is routed via EZproxy for off-campus access.

Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare contains eleven major editions from the First Folio of 1623 to the Cambridge edition of 1863–66, twenty-eight separate contemporary printings of individual plays and poems, selected apocrypha and related works. In addition it contains more than one hundred adaptations, sequels and burlesques from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including the whole of Bell's Acting Edition of Shakespeare's Plays (1774).

We also have a trial of Cengage Gale's The Shakespeare Collection until 15th October. To access this trial, go to Gale's trials site and login with the trial username and password.

For more information about The Shakespeare Collection see the fact sheet.

After trying these collections 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.

Please note that budgets are limited and it may not be possible to subscribe either of these products for some time.