Practical Law and Westlaw International downtime (Ended)

Please be aware that there will be scheduled maintenance on these resources on Saturday 15th July, from 6.30am to 6.30pm. Practical Law and Westlaw International will be unavailable during this time. Westlaw UK will not be affected.


Resource of the month: June 2018: ProQuest Aquatic Science Collection‎ containing ASFA

The collection contains aquatic science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA). ASFA is the premier database in the field of aquatic science research.
Covers the following topics and more: Aquaculture; Aquatic organisms; Aquatic pollution; Brackish water environments; Conservation; Environmental quality; Fisheries; Freshwater environments; Limnology; Marine biology; Marine biotechnology; Marine environments; Meteorology; Oceanography; Policy and legislation.


• Aqualine‎  (1960-current)

• Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) 1: Biological Sciences & Living Resources‎  (1971-current)

• Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) 2: Ocean Technology, Policy & Non-Living Resources‎  (1971-current)

• Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) 3: Aquatic Pollution & Environmental Quality‎  (1990-current)

• Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) Aquaculture Abstracts‎  (1984-current)

• Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) Marine Biotechnology Abstracts‎  (1989-current)

• Oceanic Abstracts‎  (1981-current)

• Water Resources Abstracts‎  (1967-current) 


Web of Science Scheduled Maintenance and Upgrade – Sunday 3 June 2018 (Ended)

Please be advised that Web of Science is undergoing scheduled maintenance from Sunday June 3, 2018 at 1.00pm to Monday June 4, 2018 at 1.00am

During this time access may be intermittent, and the service should be considered at risk.


Free journal article resources

The library is proud to provide access to 1,000’s of journal articles via our catalogue, however how do you access research information when you leave Bangor?

There are a number of Open Access portals as well as access through the public Library available to you.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals https://doaj.org/
At the last check, there was over 11,000 journals listed from 125 countries. Many of these are searchable at article level and you can also browse subjects.

These are peer-reviewed journals and so they are worth checking out.

Another source is: Access to Research http://accesstoresearch.pls.org.uk/

Discover a world of published academic research at your local library. Subjects include The Arts, Social Science and major Science subjects.

Access to Research is accessible via Public Libraries across the UK #AccessToResearch


Jisc Publishing Survey

Jisc are running a national research project to understand why authors choose to publish textbooks and other learning resources.

They’re inviting UK academics to share their views and experiences via an online survey. This will help them understand how to support academics who want to share resources in order to provide the best possible learning experiences for their students.

The survey takes 10-15 minutes to complete, and participants can choose to enter a prize draw for one of 3 £100 vouchers (Amazon or National Book Tokens – the winners can choose).

To participate, please go here.

Your responses will be held on a secure database and won’t be shared outside the project team. They may publish findings based on aggregated and anonymised data, but it won’t be possible to identify you.

If you have any questions, please contact the survey researcher, Ellen Collins.