Monday, February 23, 2015

Cite Them Right: Planned Downtime

Cite Them Right online will be unavailable between 8am and 10am on Wednesday 25th February, due to essential system maintenance by the resource publisher.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Trial: Scientific.net

The University of Liverpool has trial access to Scientific.Net until 18th April 2015.

Access scientific.net from http://www.scientific.net.ezproxy.liv.ac.uk/ (University login required off campus).

Take a look at this resource and let us know what you think.

Scientific.Net is a collection of journals in Materials Science and Engineering:

Advanced Materials Research
Advances in Science and Technology
Applied Mechanics and Materials
Diffusion and Defect Data Part A : Defect and Diffusion Forum
Diffusion and Defect Data Part B : Solid State Phenomena
Diffusion Foundations
International Journal of Engineering Research In Africa
Journal of Biomimetics Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Journal of Metastable and Nanocrystalline Materials Archive
Journal of Nano Research
Key Engineering Materials
Materials Science Forum

After trying scientific.net 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. Do get in touch, we really want to know what you think about this resource.

Friday, February 13, 2015

TRIAL: United Nations Law Collection and World Treaty Library from HeinOnline

We have trial access to HeinOnline’s United Nations Law Collection and World Treaty Library until 16th March 2015.  Take a look at this resource and let us know what you think.

Access the both collections via HeinOnline (University login will be required off campus).

The United Nations Law Collection is a complete online collection of exact reproductions of major United Nations legal publications.

The collection is made up of the following 9 unique sections:
  Treaty Publications
  International Court of Justice (ICJ)
  United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
  International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)
  United Nations Yearbooks
  United Nations Serials - NEW
  Codification and Progressive Development of International Law
  United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
  Other Related Works

For more information about the collection, view the brochure here

The World Treaty Library brings together works identified from Oceana’s Consolidated Treaty Series, Hein’s U.S. Treaty Index, Rohn’s World Treaty Index, Dumont, Wiktor, Martens, the League of Nations, and the United Nations Treaty Series, covering the time period from 1648 to the present. All together more than 160,000 treaty records have been identified.  Also included are hundreds of treaty related publications, a bibliography of select titles of importance to world treaty research, and hundreds of the best, and most-cited law review articles related to treaty research.

After trying the United Nations Law Collection 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. Do get in touch, we really want to know what you think about this resource.

Friday, February 06, 2015

NEW RESOURCE: Thesaurus Linguae Graecae Online

University of Liverpool staff and students now have access to Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) Online.

The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae is a research program at the University of California, Irvine. Founded in 1972, the TLG has collected and digitized most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. Its goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era.

The Online TLG contains more than 110 million words from over 10,000 works associated with 4,000 authors and is constantly updated and improved with new features and texts.

Access this resource via the library catalogue at Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (University login required off campus)


Thursday, February 05, 2015

NEW RESOURCE: Oxford Bibliographies Online

Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship.

Each Oxford Bibliographies article, written and reviewed by top scholars in the field, includes citations and annotations, expert recommendations, and narrative pathways through the most useful and important works on the topic in question.

Each Oxford Bibliographies subject collection gathers together a large collection of those articles, addressing themes and topics within a single discipline.

Staff and students now have access to following Oxford Bibliographies Online subject collections:
   African studies
   Art history
   Atlantic history
   Biblical studies
   Classics
   Medieval studies
   Military history
   Political science
   Renaissance and Reformation

Access these resources via the library catalogue; search for ‘oxford bibliographies online’ to see the available subject collections.  (University login will be required off campus)

NEW RESOURCE: Loeb Classical Library Online

Staff and students now have access to the Loeb Classical Library Online, a virtual library of more than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts. It covers epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians. It features Single- and dual-language reading modes, a Greek keyboard, and search and browse options.

Access this resource via the library catalogue at Loeb Classical Library  (University login will be required off campus)

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

TRIAL: BrowZine

University of Liverpool Staff and students will be able to use the BrowZine app for 30 days from 3rd February 2015.

BrowZine is a publisher-neutral reading and discovery platform, providing a new way to discover, browse, read and monitor scholarly journals on a tablet or mobile device.

To use BrowZine:

1. Download BrowZine by going to the app store on your device and searching for 'browzine'. Its a free download! (For links to download the app for Apple, Android and KindleFire, see http://thirdiron.com/download/).
2.  Next, find ‘University of Liverpool’ in the list.
3.  You will be prompted to login; use your University of Liverpool username and password
4.  BrowZine will take a few moments to set up your library for initial use, by synchronizing University of Liverpool holdings to the BrowZine server

That's it - you're done!

At some point during set up, you will prompted to create a ‘BrowZine Sync Account’. This is optional, but allows you to synch a My Bookshelf collection of saved journals across all several devices, and also saves it in case the app is deleted and re-installed.

Important: If you already are running the Open Access Publishers Only version of BrowZine, you will need to first logout of your current library, in order to be able to select University of Liverpool.  To do this, select "Settings" at the bottom of the screen and then in the Settings panel, choose "Logout" from the top right hand corner. This will put you back at the list of institutions.

After trying BrowZine 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. Do get in touch, we really want to know what you think about this resource.