IEEE Xplore

New on IEEE Xplore, the “cited by” tab on the abstract page now includes U.S. and European patents that cite that particular article.
You will also be able to view the full text of the patent via links to the USPTO website.
In addition, the search results page now shows a patent citation number for items that have been cited in patents.
In addition you can sort your search results by the most cited in patents.


Jisc Historic Books - Downtime (Resolved)

There will be scheduled maintenance to Jisc Historic Books and Jisc Journal Archives on 2 July 2013 between 7-9am. There may be brief interruption to the service during this time and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Journals A-Z listings

As of 17th June 2013, in order to simplify the library catalogue and associated web-pages, the Journals A-Z list has been removed. You can browse and search for print and electronic journals via the library catalogue.

If you know the title of the particular journal you want, type it into the library catalogue search box, then use the search options on the left-hand side menu to narrow down your results to print or electronic journal, see this video clip for a demonstration of this.

Advanced Search is the simplest way to browse a list of journals via the catalogue. Select "keyword" from the drop-down menu box and type in a search area of interest and then choose format: e-journal and format: print journal. When you get your list of results click on title to sort alphabetically by title. See this video clip for a demonstration of this search.

If you need further assistance please contact the Academic Support Team: libsupport@bangor.ac.uk


Changes to Digimap

During the summer break, there are going to be some important changes to all the Digimap Roam interfaces:

Message from EDINA:

The Look:
* We are updating the interfaces so that there will be very few differences between them; they will all have the same colour scheme.
* The interfaces will also all use the same set of buttons which will be clearer and easier to use.

* We will be adding print sizes up to A0 and user defined scales to all the Roams.
* We are making it easier to find alternative themes or map products for a given view, including new themes for smaller scale maps.
* We are also working on allowing extra layers of data to be added to any map, including hill shading, contours, postcodes and other administrative boundaries.

 If you want a preview then come along to Geoforum on the 20th of June where we will be showing the new Roam interfaces and taking you through what is changing. For more details and to book your place at Geoforum, please go to this page: http://edina.ac.uk/events/geoforum2013/

Royal Society of Chemistry Archives

The Royal Society of Chemistry 1841-2004 Archive can be accessed via the library catalogue. In addition, JISC Collections has recently purchased in perpetuity further RSC Archives covering 2005-2007.


Many Congratulations to Shan Robinson

Many congratulations to Shan Robinson, from Archives, Welsh Library and Special Collections, for achieving a Masters’ degree with Distinction in Women’s Studies from Bangor University. Very well done!

RIPM - Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals


Please try out this resource and let us have your views about its relevance and ease of use.

This database contains detailed content analysis of writings on musical history and culture between 1800 and 1950. RIPM indexes the contents of music periodicals including articles, reviews, illustrations, music examples, advertisements, press reviews and more

The preeminent nineteenth-century British music journal, The Musical World: a Weekly Record of Musical Science, Literature, and Intelligence, was published weekly in London. This RIPM publication deals with the journal from its inception to 30 December 1865. Founded by the well-known music publisher J. Alfred Novello, The Musical World was at first edited by several important literary and musical scholars. In 1844 James William Davison became the owner of the journal which he edited until his death in 1885.

The topics of major articles published in The Musical World are unusually wide ranging and cover issues about musical performance, history and theory. While the journal focuses on issues affecting the progress of music in Britain it also treats music and music making on the continent and in North America. Regularly encountered are biographical sketches of leading British and foreign musicians, histories, and annual reports of institutions such as the Philharmonic Society, the Society of British Musicians, the New Philharmonic Society, the Sacred Harmonic Society, the provincial music festivals of Worcester, Gloucester, Hereford, Leeds and Birmingham, and many other institutions of lesser importance.

Please send your feedback to j.greene@bangor.ac.uk