Thursday, 21 June 2018

Radius Data Exchange and EGi

Radius Data Exchange is a new service developed by the Estates Gazette (EG) Group to replace the previous Estates Gazette Interative (EGi) service.

They tell us that this is a more powerful and more comprehensive service:
Coupled with EG’s news and analytical expertise, Radius Data Exchange has the unique ability to provide professionals with the deepest insight on the market, enabling them to offer better advice and enhanced service to clients in a faster and less labour-intensive way.
The service offers:
  • Instant, exportable (via Excel or Word) reports on the market
  • Smart notifications on availabilities
  • Reliable comparables
  • Customisable, dynamic league tables
  • Access to more than 650,000 historical deals
  • Comprehensive planning data
  • Market-leading news, analysis and research reports

Monday, 18 June 2018

Coming soon... JustisOne

From September, you'll have access to JustisOne.

We are told that this will be 'the largest collection of England & Wales judgments available anywhere online and UK legislation' featuring
  • Key Paragraph feature highlights every passage within a judgment that has ever subsequently been cited in another. Please see the attached document for more detail.
  • Legal Taxonomy: we have developed a legal taxonomy on JustisOne with just shy of 2 million subject terms, generating the most relevant results to that specific area of law.
  • Multi View: this allows you to view more than one case side by side, on one page.
  • Precedent Map: visual representation of cited and citing cases, showing you which cases share the most common relationships with your central case.
  • Citations in Context: you are able to see how a case from a different jurisdiction has cited your UK case and the exact paragraphs where they were discussed.
 You'll continue to have access to JustCite until November, when that will be discontinued.

See more about JustisOne here.


Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The Cold War: Global Perspectives on East-West Tensions, 1945-1991

The Library is now providing access to the Readex resource The Cold War: Global Perspectives on East-West Tensions 1945-1991.  

Though the Cold War ended in 1991, many of its key issues – weapons of mass destruction, espionage, proxy wars and their aftereffects – continue to echo in international events and popular culture in the 21st century. This database gives researchers the unique opportunity to explore some of the same primary sources used by the U.S. officials in responding to foreign adversaries.

Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Library Search upgrade 16/6/18

Library Search will be unavailable for a short time between midnight and 4am on 16th June whilst an upgrade takes place.

This will add an indicator to show Open Access records in 'Articles & More' and a new resource type of Book Chapter.

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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

International Encyclopedia of Public Health

The 2nd edition of the International Encyclopedia of Public Health, published in 2017, is now available to view online.

The 2nd edition includes
  • over 4400 pages
  • an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health.
  • articles on the history of public health, global issues, research priorities, and health and human rights
  • interdisciplinary coverage across all aspects of public health
  • biomedical and health social science issues and perspectives
  • an international focus with contributions from global domain experts, providing a complete picture of public health issues 
Access to this impressive content is available on and off campus here: https://salford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/referenceworks/9780128037089 

New journal backfiles in health...

The Library now provides access to the following journal backfiles:
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2000-2004)
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (1987-1994)
Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry (1962-1986)
Physiotherapy (1988-1994)


Friday, 1 June 2018

Access to AES e-library - now restored

UPDATE 4/6/2018:  Access to the AES e-library is now available again.

We are aware that our users have no access to the AES e-library at present.

We have contacted the supplier, and hope to resolve this shortly.


Tuesday, 29 May 2018

OVID access on some Android devices

We're aware of some instances of not being able to login to the OVID platform using Chrome on Android devices.  The supplier is investigating the cause of this.

If you see the screen below when you try to access OVID, then please use the institutional login option towards the bottom, and select University of Salford from the list, and you should be successfully logged in.


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Oxford Handbooks Online

"Oxford Handbooks Online brings together the world's leading scholars to write review essays that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic, and make an original argument about the future direction of the debate. The Oxford Handbooks are one of the most successful and cited series within scholarly publishing, containing in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field."

Students and staff at Salford have access to two sections of the site:
There are also a number of free handbooks available on a range of topics.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

The Telegraph Historical Archive 1855-2000

The Library is now providing access to the Gale resource the Telegraph Historical Archive 1855-2000.  This resource is the fully searchable digital archive of what was once the world's largest-selling newspaper. Researchers and students can full-text search across 1 million pages of the newspaper's backfile from its first issue to the end of 2000, including issues of the Sunday Telegraph from 1961.

Don't forget to check Library Search for all of your Library needs.

Community Care Inform - easier login!

Community Care Inform is now easier to access.

Follow the links below or in Library Search:


From on campus, then just click the   Login   button - no need to enter your username and password!


From off campus, you'll be immediately asked to enter your network (Blackboard) username and password, then just click the   Login   button.


Friday, 11 May 2018

Taylor and Francis Online - maintenance

Due to scheduled site maintenance, some functionality on Taylor and Francis Online will be unavailable between 03:30 and 23:30 GMT on Tuesday 15th May. Users will still be able to search, browse and read articles on Taylor & Francis Online, but registration, purchasing, token activation, ePrints and account administration services will be temporarily suspended.

Taylor and Francis apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. 


Digimap Update

On May 17th, all Digimap collections will be updated to the new Roam service which has been available in beta since November 2017.

The improvements include

  • a fresher feel and a more modern look
  • tablet-friendly with tools that are easier to find and use
  • the main functions are located in the top left hand area, with a pull-out side panel ensuring maximum visibility of the map.
  • a "locate me" button - puts a pin on the map according to your current location.
  • a "coordinate capture" tool - under Map Information which allows you to click a point and copy/paste the coordinates into other applications.
  • a variable width side panel to offer a larger map window.

The previous version will be availble until 31st July 2018.

There's more information available on the Digimap YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/UDLlH7PSZVU


Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Web of Science webinars

There are a number of free webinars coming up in May on Web of Science functionality.

Learn how to build and work with custom datasets in Incites and apply benchmarks – Wednesday 16th May, 10.30am

How to use Web of Science in order to measure Open Access publications and compliance with Open Science policies to support REF claims - Thursday, 17th May, 10.00am

Learn how to quickly discover over 310K of associated research data within the Web of Science Core Collection – Tuesday 22 May, 10.00am

Learn how to access the free legal full text for over 10 million papers and obtain fast one click downloads – Wednesday 30 May, 10.00am
 For more details on all of these, see http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/news/2018/20180509.html

 

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Sage Business Cases - now available

Following a successful trial and positive feedback, Sage Business Cases is now available to view.  


Offering 2,500 cases from around the world, SAGE Business Cases is the first digital collection tailored to library needs, providing librarians, faculty and students with cases to support their curriculum and independent research.  It provides easy discovery for students and faculty and has been developed to elicit discussion and further research.

Many SAGE Business Cases include additional Teaching Notes material. This is content for instructors to use in their classrooms when teaching.  If academics would like to access these teaching notes, please contact Sue Barker-Mathews on s.c.barker-mathews@salford.ac.uk



Thursday, 3 May 2018

Oxford Research Encyclopedias


Oxford Research Encyclopedias are a new range of online titles which aim to provide accurate, trustworthy and perr-reviewed summaries on a broad range of topics.


Whilst these are being written and developed, over 1,500 of these summaries are available to read for free here http://oxfordre.com/browse?submittedFilterId=by-availability&btog=chap&avail_1=free 

There are articles available to read for free on topics in Business & Management, Global Public Health , Natural Hazard Science, and more.

Whilst these are in development, Oxford are also looking for ideas - if you want to suggest a topic, or write your own topic, then get involved here

British Online Archives: The World Wars


The Library has set up a trial to the World Wars: Firepower and Fascism at Home and Abroad

This archives series from British Online Archives includes over 280,000 pages of primary source documents, scanned from a range of libraries and archives including the Bodleian Library, Cumbria Archive Service, the National Army Museum and the The National Archives.

This trial is available until 17th May 2018.

You can access this content on and off campus here.


Please do let the Library know what you think of these titles.

  • why you would use this resource?
  • what teaching or research would this support?
  • who else would use this resource? 
In particular, the series is made of nine smaller collections.  Could you prioritise those collections?  Which would be the most useful for study and research?

Friday, 27 April 2018

New books on WW1 – from Cambridge University Press

The Library is now providing access to a range of Ebooks on World War 1 from Cambridge University Press.  This collection allows you to access the full text of books on the First World War as well as giving the option to search for and access 976 individual book chapters.

Titles include:-

plus many, many more.

Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.




  

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

MyiLibrary migration to ProQuest Ebook Central

The migration of titles from MyiLibrary to ProQuest Ebook Central  is due on TOMORROW (Wednesday 25th April).  You will not experience any downtime during this migration.  

After all titles have been migrated, pre-upgrade patron bookshelves will not be available.  As such, it is advised not to make use of the MyiLibrary Bookshelf.  However, you can preserve your book notes using the instructions on the MyiLibrary Support Page.

If you have any queries, please contact us on library-eresources@salford.ac.uk.

Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Ebook Central Maintenance Notification

To maintain the currency and security of ProQuest ebook platforms, Ebook Central will be unavailable for approximately five hours beginning Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 3am.

Down times around the world:
  • United States (EDT): Saturday, 21 April, 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 3:00 a.m.
  • United Kingdom (GMT): Sunday, 22 April, 3:00 a.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 8:00 a.m.
  • Australia (AEDT): Sunday, 22 April, 12:00 p.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 5:00 p.m.
  • Tokyo (JST): Sunday, 22 April, 11:00 a.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 4:00 p.m.
  • China (CST): Sunday, 22 April, 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 3:00 p.m.
Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.