Thursday, May 19, 2011

Updates to Henry Stewart Talks Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection

The monthly update to The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection features:

New Series: Epilepsy and Seizures:Series Editor: Prof. Steven Schachter - Harvard University Medical School, USA
http://hstalks.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/?t=BL126

3. Pharmacological treatment (39 mins)

Prof. Dieter Schmidt - Epilepsy Research Group Berlin, Germany
http://hstalks.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/?t=BL1262843

4. Status epilepticus (41 mins)

Prof. Daniel Lowenstein - University of California, San Francisco, USA
http://hstalks.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/?t=BL1262807

6. Alternative therapies (21 mins)

Prof. Steven C. Schachter - Harvard Medical School, USA
http://hstalks.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/?t=BL1262883


New Talks Added: Gastroenterology and Hepatology: http://hstalks.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/?t=BL119

1. Acute pancreatitis (45 mins)

Prof. Davor Štimac - University of Rijeka, Croatia
http://hstalks.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/?t=BL1192861

TRIAL: Landes Biosciences e-journals

We have trial access to all Landes Biosciences until the end of 2011. Catalogue records are available and they are also active in SFX / find it @ liverpool.

Towards the end of the trial period we will look at usage levels with the publisher and see if we can arrive at a mutually acceptable price for ongoing access to all titles.

Note that we already subscribe to Cell Cycle and we also link to three Open Access journals from Landes.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Web of Knowledge is not compatible with Internet Explorer 9

Web of Knowledge is not currently compatible with Internet Explorer 9 (which is not the supported browser on the Managed Windows Service).

If you are interested, the issue is to do with the Java applet and IE9 which is causing the results not to load (see: http://www.mydigitallife.info/ie9-java-applet-not-loading-nor-working-blank-fix/).

Thomson Reuters (the providers of Web of Knowledge) have provided the following response and interim solution:

In order to view the results using this version of the browsers, users need to turn on the compatibility mode in the browsers or switch to a different browser that is compatible. For example: Firefox 3.5.

Users can enable the compatibility mode in IE9 as follows:

1. Click on Tools menu
2. Click on Compatibility View Settings 3. Type 'isiknowledge.com' in the textbox and click on Add

The issue has been reported to the WoK development team, however they are unable to give us a timeframe for when the Web of Knowledge platform will be made compatible with IE9.

The operating system and browsers supported by Thomson Reuters for access to WoK v4.10 (and also the new preview version of WoK V5.2 - more details at: http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/support/documentation/WoK5.html#preview) are:

Windows XP or Windows Vista Operating System / Browsers

- Microsoft® Internet Explorer, v7.0 and v8.0
- Mozilla Firefox, v3.5

Macintosh® OS X 10.5 or 10.6 Operating System / Browsers

- Safari, v4.0
- Mozilla Firefox, v3.5

This information can be found in the MIMAS WoK FAQ at: http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/faq/answers.html#Q6.2 and also in the application 'What's new' page at: http://images.isiknowledge.com/WOKRS410B4/help/WOK/whatsnew_wok4.html#system_requirements.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

DISCOVER searches more resources

DISCOVER searches now include two key open access sources: OAIster and arXiv.

OAIster (pronounced 'oyster') includes information from a huge number of institutional repositories and other databases that allow their information to be harvested through a standard called OAI-PMH. Most of the content in such sites is free but sometimes you will find content that you can't access and sometimes you will find broken links. Those are the fault of OAIster not DISCOVER! We have included OAIster in all our DISCOVER search profiles.

arXiv (pronounced 'archive' as if the 'X' were the Greek letter Chi χ) is the pre-prints service for physics, maths and computer science. We have included arXiv in the main DISCOVER profile and the one for Science and Engineering.

We have now expanded JSTOR's coverage in DISCOVER to also include the collections that we don't subscribe to. These lack the full-text links to JSTOR (we don't have access there, so what would be the point?) but they may help you to find articles that we have through publisher backfile purchases, or in hard copy in the library, or at least to allow you to try ordering them through ArticleReach.

Similarly we now include Informit content in DISCOVER. Informit covers journals from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific and even though we don't subscribe to Informit we may have access elsewhere to some of the articles it hosts.

Finally, eBooks from Oxford Scholarhip Online are included in DISCOVER. Data and links are at the chapter level to give your searches more chance of finding relevant content.

Monday, May 09, 2011

CINAHL Plus replaces CINAHL and British Nursing Index

We have upgraded our subscription to CINAHL so that it is now for CINAHL Plus, and at the same time we have dropped our subscription to British Nursing Index. We have updated our links from the library catalogue and LibGuides and we have updated DISCOVER to search CINAHL Plus.

CINAHL Plus provides indexing for more than 4,500 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health, with coverage dating as far back as 1937. Offering complete coverage of English-language nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses' Association, CINAHL Plus covers nursing, biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and 17 allied health disciplines.  In addition, this database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters, as well as Evidence-Based Care Sheets. Searchable cited references for more than 1,340 journals are also included. Full-text material includes nearly 80 journals plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials.

British Nursing Index only indexes 15 journals that are not indexed in CINAHL Plus so we could no longer justify subscribing to BNI too.

If you had any 'permalinks' to CINAHL searches or CINAHL records you need to change occurences of 'db=cin20' to 'db=jlh', e.g. from:

http://search.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/login.aspx?direct=true&db=cin20&AN=2010614901&site=ehost-live&scope=site

to:

http://search.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/login.aspx?direct=true&db=jlh&AN=2010614901&site=ehost-live&scope=site

If you had any permalinks to BNI records then our apologies but these will no longer work.

For full details of searching CINAHL Plus on EBSCO see the CINAHL Support Center.

TRIAL: The Listener and Picture Post Historical Archives

We have trial access to:

The Listener Historical Archive 1929-1991
The Picture Post Historical Archive 1938-1957


until 9th June 2011.

Access is available at www.galeuk.com/trialsite, and you will need to log in with the trial username and password. If you try either or both of these resource, please leave your feedback via the comments form below, indicating which resource(s) you are referring to.

Further information from the publishers:

The Listener was a weekly magazine established by the BBC in 1929 under its Director-General Lord Reith. It was the intellectual counterpart to the BBC listings magazine, Radio Times. Developed as the medium for reproducing broadcast talks – initially on radio, but in later years television as well - The Listener is one of the few records and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts. As well as commenting on and expanding on the intellectual broadcasts of the week, The Listener also previewed major literary and musical programmes and regularly reviewed new books.

Over its 62 year history, it attracted the contributions of E. M. Forster, George Orwell, Bertrand Russell, George Bernard Shaw and Virginia Woolf. It also provided an important platform for new writers and poets, with W. H. Auden, Sylvia Plath and Philip Larkin being notable examples.

Articles were diverse, with features on the death of King George V; a series of essays accompanying Sir Kenneth Clark’s landmark art history programme Civilization, interviews with authors such as Vladimir Nabokov; and the historian Geoffrey Elton writing on the decline of British universities in the 1960s. What united them was the BBC’s cultural mission (as envisaged by Reith) of educating the masses.


Covering Latin America culture and society from the 15th century to the present day, the collection consists of a Portal and Archive component. Launching with 293 portals based on Person, Topic, Event, Named Work and Country types users can delve into over 1.3M pages of archival material (Archive) and hundreds of periodicals, newspapers, magazines, reports, and data feeds (Portal). The Portal and Archive components work together in perfect complement, but each can be purchased or subscribed to individually depending on the needs of the library. The multi-disciplinary range of Gale World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean ensures it meets the needs of researchers, postgraduates and undergraduates with interests in regional studies, history, political science, anthropology, sociology, economics and international relations.

Gale World Scholar is unrivalled in its ability to integrate learning and research content into the one online resource, encouraging students to become researchers. This resource instructs students in the basics providing them with the essential context they need to do more challenging research.

The Picture Post Historical Archive, 1938-1957 consists of the complete, fully searchable facsimile archive of The Picture Post, the iconic newspaper published in Britain from 1938-1957 that defined the style of photojournalism in the 20th century. As the latest addition to Gale's Historical Newspapers Collection , The Picture Post provides students and researchers with online access to a unique visual record of the 1930s to 1950s - from the humorous and light-hearted snapshots of daily life to the serious and history defining moments of domestic and international affairs.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

TRIAL: Gale World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean

We have trial access to Gale World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean from 4th May to 4th June 2011. Access is available at www.galeuk.com/trialsite, and you will need to log in with the trial username and password. If you try this resource, please leave your feedback via the comments form below.

Further information from the publishers:
The first release of Gale World Scholar delves into one of the most studied areas in the world, Latin America and the Caribbean. Curated by an advisory board of experts in Latin American studies, the collection is designed to enrich research and student assignments. This resource unlocks previously inaccessible primary and secondary source documents from libraries around the world placing them in an engaging online environment populated by interactive tools and rich multimedia including BBC News and the New York Times video collection.

Covering Latin America culture and society from the 15th century to the present day, the collection consists of a Portal and Archive component. Launching with 293 portals based on Person, Topic, Event, Named Work and Country types users can delve into over 1.3M pages of archival material (Archive) and hundreds of periodicals, newspapers, magazines, reports, and data feeds (Portal). The Portal and Archive components work together in perfect complement, but each can be purchased or subscribed to individually depending on the needs of the library. The multi-disciplinary range of Gale World Scholar: Latin America & the Caribbean ensures it meets the needs of researchers, postgraduates and undergraduates with interests in regional studies, history, political science, anthropology, sociology, economics and international relations.

Gale World Scholar is unrivalled in its ability to integrate learning and research content into the one online resource, encouraging students to become researchers. This resource instructs students in the basics providing them with the essential context they need to do more challenging research.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

TRIAL: ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

We have trial access to the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (Section II, Materials) until 16th May 2011, via http://www.knovel.com.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/web/portal/browse/subject/-6/topic/100769/filter/0. This is an enhanced eBook with interactive tables.

We are considering upgrading our Knovel subscription to include the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (Section II, Materials) so if this content is important for you please leave feedback using the comments option below. You can leave an anonymous comment (i.e. no need to create a blogger account if you don't have one) but please leave your name so we can follow up comments.