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.


Resource of the Month: May 2018: ZETOC (Electronic table of contents from the British Library)

Searching your favourite database can provide you with all the essential reading you need, but wouldn’t it be great if this information could be delivered direct to your inbox automatically?

Zetoc provides access to more than 52 million article citations. Staying up to date is easy with personalised e-mail alerts or RSS feeds, and it’s free!

Access abstracts, or where we have a subscription, full text. Receive daily updates across all research areass.

Learn more about Zetoc


Orbis Bank Focus is changing

Orbis Bank Focus have changed their name to Moody's Analytics BankFocus. To avoid confusion, you’ll be able to find the resource by searching either name in our online catalogue.

They have also developed a new interface. You can click to access the new interface at the top of the page in the old interface.

Both the new and old interfaces will run in parallel, so you can spend some time getting to know the new interface before the old one is retired.


Resource of the Month: April 2018: MINTEL

MINTEL is a market research resource providing in-depth up to the minute information, market analysis and consumer trends on a whole range of UK markets. MINTEL reports are both objective and in-depth.  They are produced and managed by analysts with experience in the relevant markets.   Bangor University has access to the following sector reports;

•    Automotive
•    Beauty
•    Clothing and footwear
•    Drink
•    Financial services
•    Food
•    Foodservice
•    Health and wellness  
•    Home
•    Household care
•    Leisure and entertainment
•    Lifestyles
•    Personal care
•    Retail
•    Technology
•    Travel

Each report provides trends, statistics, demographic data and information on brand and companies. The quarterly consumer update and Insights ensures that you have all the up to date information you require on a market.


“Save Search History” function in ScienceDirect

There used to be an option to turn on search history for signed-in users, but this option was removed recently.

Users who currently have the search history turned off do not have the option to turn it on any more.

Users who already have the search history turned on can view their history until the end of June. After this the feature will be retired and will not be accessible any more. If the user happens to turn off their search history now, they will not be able to turn it on again.

ScienceDirect have asked for feedback on this development, so please email your comments to eresouces@bangor.ac.uk and we will pass them on.