Friday, 27 March 2015

Key Note new platform

KeyNote has a radical new look.

Download the Quick Start Guide.

They tell us :
  1. You can find ALL the information relevant to your needs with a single, powerful search. You get results including markets, companies and people.
  2. You or your users can create, save and export your own, custom reports. Pick chapters from different market reports, then add company and people data.
  3. Become an instant expert on any market with a compact, downloadable briefing. Get up to speed on key trends, companies and executives before that important meeting.
  4. Find what you want in just two steps. We’ve vastly improved the user experience, including improved tooltips and help messaging, and more intuitive navigation.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online

The trial to this resource is now finished.

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  • why you would use this resource
  • what teaching or research would this support
  • who else would use this resource

To access this resource, go to the Library's Resouces page.

Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online is a comprehensive online reference resource which covers the fundamentals and applications of statistics in all fields where it is widely used. This is the most inclusive, authoritative, online reference source available in statistics. Hosted on Wiley Online Library, Wiley StatsRef is aimed at advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, teachers of statistics, and for experienced researchers entering a new part of the field for the first time.
  • Comprises over 6,000 articles from across the breadth of Wiley's extensive reference resources in statistics - equivalent to over 30 volumes in print
  • Over 30,000 new cross-references and related article links added to greatly enhance the user experience by providing easy access to increased context and background
  • Browse by article or topic
  • Fully searchable
  • Regularly updated with new and revised content
  • New bespoke taxonomy created for a more intuitive and efficient user experience
  • The new structure and article enhancements create a genuinely stand alone, self-contained work covering all aspects of the subject in a single product

Friday, 20 March 2015

World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day is on 21 March, and was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and, as the UNESCO session declaring the day says, to "give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements".
The Library provides many fine resources relating to poetry including the ProQuest database Literature Online and numerous e-journals including, via EBSCO, Poetry.

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

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Free social work articles from T&F

In honour of World Social Work Day 2015 Taylor & Francis are giving you free online access to over 60 articles on the theme of ‘Promoting the Dignity and Worth of Peoples’. This is based on the second pillar of the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development, key aspects of which include:
  • Protecting the rights of all peoples including children, women, people with disabilities, older people, and indigenous peoples.
  • Ending discrimination.
  • Advocating the rights of people to move within and between countries, and the rights of migrants (both documented and undocumented) to have access to human services.
  • The elimination of human trafficking.
  • Promoting peaceful prevention and resolution of conflict.
This articles are available free until the 31 May 2015.