Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
- Create a Twitter profile
- Use Hashtags# to follow themes and events relevant to your research
- Use Twitter to promote your work and make connections
- Translate Twitter jargon - know your RT from your DM and #ff
Monday, February 27, 2012
Training event: Tuesday 13th March, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Training Room 2, Sydney Jones Library.
All research postgraduates who registered for an MPhil, PhD or MD since 1st August 2008 are required to deposit an electronic version of their thesis in the University repository, the University of Liverpool Research Archive (UoLRA). Research postgraduates who registered before this date may also choose to deposit their thesis in the UoLRA.
This hands-on workshop examines the process for depositing an electronic copy of your thesis in the UoLRA and provides guidance about issues that students should consider during the preparation and deposit of their thesis, including information on copyright.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Clinics in Perinatology
Dental Clinics of North America
Pediatric Clinics of North America
Thursday, February 23, 2012
When you search DISCOVER your main results can include hits from 61 different databases (was 41), plus 'more results' from another 17 external databases (in the column on the right). In time, those 17 additional databases will expand to 40 databases (see below).
The main search includes 5 multidisciplinary databases:
University of Liverpool Catalogue
University of Liverpool's Institutional Respository
EDS Foundation Index (a huge 'base index' of data supplied directly by publishers)
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO's largest multidisciplinary full-text database)
British Library Document Supply Centre Inside Serials & Conference Proceedings (i.e. Zetoc)
It includes the 3 main components of Web of Science:
Arts & Humanities Citation Index
Science Citation Index
Social Sciences Citation Index
It includes 11 JSTOR segments:
JSTOR Arts & Sciences I
JSTOR Arts & Sciences II
JSTOR Arts & Sciences III
JSTOR Arts & Sciences IV
JSTOR Arts & Sciences IX
JSTOR Arts & Sciences V
JSTOR Arts & Sciences VI
JSTOR Arts & Sciences VII
JSTOR Arts & Sciences VIII
JSTOR Life Sciences
(We don't have full-text access to Arts & Sciences V, VI, VIII or IX, and only the Biological Sciences subset of Life Sciences, but as we may have full-text access elsewhere we include these resources to ensure that you find out about these articles).
It includes 2 major repository resources:
arXiv - the particle physics, maths, computing pre-print archive
OAIster - a site that searches multiple insitutional and other repositories
It includes 3 publishers' full-text sites where we have full-text access to all/most/a lot of the content:
Oxford Scholarship Online
It includes 9 more EBSCO full-text databases that we subscribe to:
Art & Architecture Complete
Business Source Premier (and Regional Business News)
Communication & Mass Media Complete
Computers & Applied Sciences Complete
Dentistry & Oral Sciences Source
Humanities International Complete
MEDLINE with Full Text
SPORTDiscus with Full Text
It includes 15 indexing and abstracting databases that we subscribe to on EBSCOhost:
AMED - The Allied and Complementary Medicine Database
America: History & Life
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
GeoRef In Process
Global Health Archive
Index to Legal Periodicals and Books
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
It includes 3 indexing and abstracting databases that EBSCO provide for free to their EBSCOhost customers:
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Teacher Reference Center
It includes 6 freely-available databases that have been intergrated into EBSCO Discovery Service with the agreement of their creators (these sometimes, but not always link to freely-available full-text):
Government Printing Office Catalog
Manuscriptorium Digital Library
National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts
It includes 4 collections from RMIT Publishing. We do not subscribe to these collections but we sometimes have full-text access elsewhere and it is high quality content that we believe you should be able to discover:
Informit Business Collection
Informit Engineering Collection
Informit Health Collection
Informit Humanities & Social Sciences Collection
Our DISCOVER 'subject profiles' (Health & Life Science, Humanities, Science & Engineering, and Social Sciences) search the multidisciplinary databases, plus a subset of the subject specialist databases. Searching one of our 'subject profiles' won't find you anything that you won't find in our main DISCOVER search, but it can help to reduce 'noise' from irrelevant hits and make useful hits more prominent.
Similarly our main search's 'more results' area uses 2 multidisciplinary databases (it was 3 but Web of Science is now included in the main results):
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
and 9 subject specialist databases:
ACM Digital Library
Literature Online Criticism
Literature Online Fulltext
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
We have greatly reduced the number of 'more results' databases that we offer. We know that little use if made of this area so we think it makes sense to offer a brief list of key resources rather than a bewilderingly long list.
Our LibGuides list the full range of databases that we have for each subject, regardless of whether or not they are included in DISCOVER searches.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
And you can still access both collections, and our other Gale newspaper archives, at the Gale NewsVault.
Monday, February 13, 2012
State Papers Online features:
· 3 million pages of 16th- & 17th-century British government documents
· Over 200,000 searchable pages of Calendars and catalogues
· Each Manuscript document is linked to its Calendar entry
· Compare Manuscript document and Calendar entry
· Compare two Manuscript documents
· Submit new connections or corrections to the Calendars
Our trial includes all four parts of State Papers Online:
· Part I: The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Domestic
· Part II: The Tudors, 1509-1603: State Papers Foreign, Scotland, Borders, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council
· Part III: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Domestic
· Part IV: The Stuarts and Commonwealth, James I - Anne I, 1603-1714: State Papers Foreign, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council
Friday, February 10, 2012
The Noise Awareness campaign ran from Monday 9th of January until Friday 20th 2012. The key aims of the campaign were to:
- Clarify the meaning of Quiet, Silent and Social Zones and highlight where they are
- Raise awareness of appropriate use of these zones
- Raise awareness of students need for different working spaces.
A number of marketing methods were adopted for the campaign including inviting written comments and surveying students using the libraries.
The key issues resulting from the comments cards and surveys included:
- The need to effectively manage quiet and silent zones
- A Lack of social study space
- Noise from study rooms on the Grove Wing (SJL)
- Lack of noise reporting service at weekend and evenings.
- Noisy food particularly crisps
- Noise from headphones
- Need to review zoning in HCL
- Ensure staff observe zones as well as students
- Encourage recycling of rubbish and packaging
- Need for more power points
- No cafe in the HCL
- Toilets need more regular attention in both libraries
- Need for more study space
- Need for more PCs
Library Response and conclusions
A written response to student’s comments was made by User Services Managers and displayed in the buildings, on library WebPages. Generally there was a very positive response to the campaign, including a considerable take up in the number of noise alerts texted to roving staff. There was a strong call for more silence in the library, but equally a need to provide more areas where students could work collaboratively together. In the HCL steps were taken after the first week to change the zoning on a number of PC centres as a direct result of student feedback.
As a result of the campaign the Library will:
- Develop a webpage highlighting use of study zones in the library and their location, policy on noise
- Install permanent signage highlighting study zones.
- Investigate cost effective method of extending Noise Alert service at evenings and weekends.
- Improve signage in SJL Grove Wing study rooms and investigate with Facilities Management any economic means to improve sound proofing of the Grove Wing study rooms.
Laura Dunn, User Services Manager
Thursday, February 02, 2012
◦ download an entire book for 14 days onto a computer or a device that supports Adobe Digital Editions (including iPad but not Kindle)
◦ Same page limits as for printing.
◦ Accessible on most computers and devices, including the Kindle.
◦ Additional (free) software is typically not needed.
◦ Files do not expire.
◦ You first need to install Adobe Digital Editions (free online).
◦ Accessible on most computers and devices, but not the Kindle.
◦ Up to 10 documents at a time per person.
◦ Full-document downloading is only available for multi-user e-books (not single-user-only documents)
◦ Multi-user e-books can be downloaded for 14 days.
◦ We will not allow downloads from single-user titles because no other user would have access whilst it was downloaded. We have about 400 single-user books from ebrary.