New E-Resource: JSTOR Complete Collections

The recent trial of JSTOR was a huge success and we have now purchased a subscription to all remaining collections that we didn’t already subscribe to. Our access now includes the Arts & Sciences Collections I to X and the Life Sciences Collection.

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Web of Knowledge Maintenance (resolved)

Please be advised that scheduled maintenance will take place beginning on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 14:00 GMT and ending by Monday, August 6, 2012 at 02:00 GMT.

Web of Knowledge may not be available during that period.


SpringerLink Enhancements

Several enhancements have been made to the SpringerLink user interface that will make it easier for users to navigate and find content. For instance, the date of publication for a journal article or book chapter will now be shown on abstract pages and enhanced title linking will provide better navigation throughout the site.

Here is the full list of enhancements :

  • Book browse listing will now default to show the most recently published content first, instead of listing books in alphabetical order
  • Search Within any search result enabled: you can now search within a set of search results as well as within the Russian and Chinese Libraries
  • Related documents now visible on article record page
  • Visible site map in footer on all SpringerLink pages
  • Date of publication now visible on all article pages
  • Article Titles link to abstract page
  • Journal Titles link to most recent issue
  • Book Titles link to Look Inside

New E-Resource: Open Library

This is a free ebook borrowing service.

The web site is collaborative and you are able to upload your own books, edit information about existing titles and download free ebooks where available.

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New E-Resource: China Academic Journals

The recent trial of China Academic Journals was a success and we have now purchased a subscription to Series H: Education/Social Sciences.

You can view this resource from both an English and a Chinese Interface.
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Brand new full text content for Royal Society of Chemistry

We have recently upgraded our online access to Royal Society of Chemistry journals.

We now have access to all RSC journal, database and magazine content.

New full text journals include:
  • Analytical Methods
  • Chemical Hazards in Industry (Database)
  • Chemical Science
  • Chemistry World
  • Food & Function
  • Integrative Biology
  • Issues in Environmental Science & Technology
  • MedChemComm
  • Metallomics
  • Nanoscale
  • Polymer Chemistry 

You can access RSC Journals here

You can access RSC Databases via the same link or via their individual links here:


TRIAL: Kluwer Law International Journal Library

We are currently trialling full text access to Kluwer Law International Journal Library.

This trial will run until 27 July 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.

Latest Journal Citation Report 2011 data is now available

The latest release of Journal Citation Reports provides 2011 data. The 2012 edition of Journal Citation Reports will be made available mid-year 2013.

Throughout the years 2007-2009, more than 1,600 journals that focus on topics of regional interest were added to Web of Science. Data used to calculate JCR metrics include citations from these journals as each was included in our citation indexes. Most of these titles are now included in the list of titles available in the 2011 JCR. To get information about the new regional content in JCR, go to: http://isiwebofknowledge.com/products_tools/multidisciplinary/webofscience/contentexp/

To access the list of titles receiving their first Journal Impact Factor in the 2011 data, go to: http://scientific.thomsonreuters.com/imgblast/JCR-newlist-2011.pdf

To access the complete list of JCR 2011 titles, go to: http://scientific.thomsonreuters.com/imgblast/JCRFullCovlist-2011.pdf