28/02/2012

TRIAL: Cambridge Collections Online

We are currently trialling online access to Cambridge Collections Online

This trial will run until 26 March 2012 and you can access it here.


If you want to feedback to us on this resource, you can leave comments at the bottom of this post.

27/02/2012

Important changes to HTML article view on ScienceDirect platform

There is going to be a complete redesign of the HTML article page on ScienceDirect which will be rolled out in several phases. The aim is to improve navigation and readability.

The new article page will consist of three panes – left and middle panes are now available.

The left pane focuses on navigation options within the article while the middle pane features the actual article in a format much like the PDF version.

The right pane, due to be released from mid-2012, will aim to add more context to the content being viewed.



You can access ScienceDirect from our Library Catalogue.

24/02/2012

TRIAL: Book Citation Index

We are currently trialling online access to Book Citation Index on the Web of Knowledge platform.

This trial will run until 22 March 2012 and you can access it here.

If you want to feedback to us on this resource, you can leave comments at the bottom of this post.

15/02/2012

New look Library Catalogue Quick Search

You will notice that the Library’s Quick Search appearance has changed recently.  We hope that you will find the new look a lot cleaner and less cluttered.

We have moved from a three column display









to a two column display.









But, this isn’t the only change...

09/02/2012

Archives Temporary Closure

Due to major refurbishment work in the main strong rooms the search room of Bangor University Archives will close on the 20th of July 2012 and will reopen on September 10th, 2012.

No Archive service, including rare books, will be available during this period.

06/02/2012

Y Llechen Poll Results

Our first mini poll on Y Llechen has come to an end. We asked Blog readers which they preferred? Print Books or Electronic Books?

77 people voted altogether and the results are as follows:

  • I prefer print – 37 votes (48%) 
  • I like both – 33 votes (42%) 
  • I prefer electronic – 7 votes (9%) 

This poll has now finished, but we have just posted a new mini poll and are keen to hear your thoughts on which is your preferred route to electronic resources.

Vote now!

02/02/2012

News about Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Early English Books Online (EEBO) will continue to be available on two platforms throughout 2012.

The original platform can be accessed here. The new platform, which was launched in August 2011, can be accessed here.


The new platform is very much in development and we would appreciate any feedback you might have that can be passed on to the platform developers to help improve the functionality of the resource over the next year.