Monday, December 17, 2012

Resource of the Week - Review of the Year

Wishing all Resource of the Week readers a peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Resource of the week: MEDLINE (Ovid)
10 December 2012

Resource of the week: Times Digital Archive, 1785 to 2006
03 Dec 2012

Resource of the week: JournalTOCs
26 Nov 2012

Resource of the week: Westlaw UK
19 Nov 2012

Resource of the week: Reaxys
12 Nov 2012

Resource of the week: CINAHL plus
05 Nov 2012

Resource of the week: IEEE Xplore
29 Oct 2012

Resource of the week: Knovel
22 Oct 2012

Resource of the week: Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
15 Oct 2012

Resource of the Week: Compendex (Engineering Village)
08 Oct 2012

Resource of the Week - DISCOVER
01 Oct 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Resource of the week: MEDLINE (Ovid)

What is it?
MEDLINE is the premier, comprehensive biomedical database from the US National Library of Medicine

  • It’s updated daily with the latest bibliographic citations and author abstracts
  • It covers more than 5,500 biomedical journals
  • These journals are from more than 70 countries
  • Abstracts are included  in more than 75% of the records
  • Coverage is from 1948 to present day

Why use it?
Quite simply, it’s a fantastic tool for the discovery of relevant high level academic and medical material. Use Medline to discover current research, assess the field and develop your own areas of expertise. What’s Ovid? Medline is the US National Library of Medicine’s database but it’s hosted on various platforms and Ovid is one of these. Another well-known one, widely used by medical practitioners, is PubMed; they’re the same database, just a different interface but there are two good reasons for using Medline on the Ovid platform while you’re a student at the University.

  • Direct link to the full text of articles in journals to which we subscribe.
  • Direct export into bibliographic software packages such as EndNote and RefWorks.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Harold Cohen Library: Overnight closure 6th December 2012

Due to staff sickness the HCL will be closing at 9.30pm this evening, and re-opening at 8.30am tomorrow morning, Friday 7th Dec.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Resource of the week: Times Digital Archive, 1785 to 2006

What is it?
The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2006, includes every page as published from over 200 years of The Times. The Times is the "world's newspaper of record" and covers all major international historical events from the French Revolution to the Falkland War. The full-text of the entire newspaper is searchable, including articles, editorials, and advertising.

Why use it?
For anyone doing research with an historical angle, this is a fantastic resource. It can be used both as a source of information and as an object of research in its own right. Read contemporary accounts of major historical events, check facts, or identify and follow trends in subjects as diverse as crime, business, leisure and entertainment, politics, and many more.