03/12/2014

Reading List and E-book Week

Reading List and E-book Week
1 – 5 December 2014

The Library and Archives Service will be holding a reading list and e-book week during the week commencing 1 December.

Staff are welcome to drop in to find out more about the TALIS ASPIRE reading list system and arrange group or one-to-one training sessions. On Wednesday 3rd December a representative from EBL one of our e-book suppliers will be on hand to discuss and answer any questions that you may have on e-books. The timetable for the week is as follows:

Main Library:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 10.00 am – 12.00 pm. Library staff will be available to provide a general overview of the TALIS ASPIRE reading list system. 12.00 noon – 2.00 pm. An opportunity to have a more in depth discussion with an Academic Liaison Librarian on the intricacies of the TALIS ASPIRE reading list system. 2.00 am – 4.00 pm. Library staff will be available to provide a general overview of the TALIS ASPIRE reading list system.

Wednesday 3rd December: 10.00 am – 11.30am. E-book training session for library staff and academic staff. Topics covered to include end user interface, intermediate/advanced features, searching for e-book availability. The training will be provided by a representative from EBL. 1.30 pm -2.00pm and 2.15 pm-2.45pm. E-book drop-in sessions for students. 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm. An opportunity to have a more in depth discussion with an Academic Liaison Librarian on the intricacies of the TALIS ASPIRE reading list system.

Adeilad Deiniol: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 10.00 am – 12.00 pm. Library staff will be available to provide a general overview of the TALIS ASPIRE reading list system. 12.00 noon – 2.00 pm. An opportunity to have a more in depth discussion with an Academic Liaison Librarian on the intricacies of the TALIS ASPIRE reading list system. 2.00 am – 4.00 pm. Library staff will be available to provide a general overview of the TALIS ASPIRE reading list system.

Wednesday 3rd December: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm. Library staff and Academic Liaison Librarians will be available to provide a general overview of the TALIS ASPIRE reading list system. 3.15 – 3.45pm and 4.00 – 4.30pm. E-book drop in sessions for students. The training will be provided by a representative from EBL.

Normal Site Library: Tuesday and Thursday 12 pm – 2.00 pm. An opportunity to have a more in depth discussion with an Academic Liaison Librarian on the intricacies of the TALIS ASPIRE reading list system.

19/11/2014

Medline update 19th November-mid December

Important note for users who currently have an AutoAlert saved on OvidSP for MEDLINE: Please be aware that during this time, no new records will be added to Medline. Since the data is not being updated by the NLM, AutoAlert searches in MEDLINE will not be generated by Ovid. The search results generated at that time will include all new data added since the previous update.

24/10/2014

Web of Science Maintenance

Please be advised that scheduled maintenance for Web of Science will begin on Sunday October 26th, 2014 at 11am, and end by 2pm. During this time, Web of Science may not be available.

22/10/2014

Free Articles in Institute of Physics Journals (Ended)


In recognition of  Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura’s Nobel Prize for Physics, IOP are making some related Physics articles free until the end of 2014. These will include articles written by the winners themselves.
These articles are published in:
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Applied Physics Express, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Reports on Progress in Physics and Semiconductor Science and Technology

21/10/2014

Changes to the IEEE Xplore Homepage

When you next visit the IEEE Xplore homepage it might look and feel slightly different from what you’re used to!
Whilst functionality hasn’t changed much, the ‘My Projects’ feature has been moved under ‘My Settings’ and a 'Publications Search' option has been introduced alongside the more familiar searches.

No URLs are changing so existing links and bookmarks should continue to work.

Click on the following link to visit the webpage and see the new design features which have been applied:

http://0-ieeexplore.ieee.org.unicat.bangor.ac.uk/Xplore/home.jsp

01/10/2014

Get paid to be a Student Library Champion

Get paid to help us make your library the best it can be – apply to be a Student Library Champion!

The Student Library Champions will be teamed up with a College Academic Support Librarian to work on small projects and to co-ordinate how the Library and Archives Service obtains student feedback. This will involve liaising with Course Reps and students who study in your College, and meeting with staff in the Library and Archives Service on a regular basis. You will have influence over how the Library and Archives Service develops to improve services for students, and will play a vital role in the long-term efforts to improve communication between students and the Library and Archives Service.

The role will take approximately 1 -2 hours per week. You’ll be paid in two one-off fees of £125: one payable in December and the other payable in April. This is a great chance to add some fantastic skills to your CV, including: communication skills, teamwork, market research, and helping to develop service innovation.

You will also be able to use the experience to gain XP Points as part of the Bangor Employability Award and will have access to a wide range of training that will develop your skills further. The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh is desirable for this post.

Interested? Great! Then there are 3 things you’ll need to do:

  • Download the role description and application form.
  • Check you’re available for set training and interview dates that are detailed in the role description and application form.
  • Return your completed application form to Jo Caulfield, Student Engagement Officer: j.caulfield@bangor.ac.uk by Friday 10th October at midday. You can also contact Jo with any questions or queries.

http://www.bangor.ac.uk/library/champions/index.php.en

20/08/2014

Ebola, in the journals “Science” and “Science Translational Medicine”

The collection of research and news articles on the viral disease, Ebola, in the journals “Science” and “Science Translational Medicine” are currently freely available: http://www.sciencemag.org/site/extra/ebola/

28/07/2014

ARChem is currently suspended

Please be aware that ARChem is currently suspended.  ARChem has transferred out of the The Chemical Database Service (CDS) and will now be provided by Wiley.  ARChem is suspended while they explore alternative ways to enhance the product.  We have removed the link to ARChem from the library catalogue.

23/07/2014

Postgraduate Training Sessions







Dear all,
The following training sessions are being advertised by the Library and Archives Service for all Postgraduate Students.  To book a place on any of the following please email libsupport@bangor.ac.uk  giving you name and School and indicating which sessions you would like to attend,
Thanks,
Beth Hall
Academic Support Librarian


 
Finding and Managing Information
·         Searching techniques, using electronic databases, advanced searching, systematic reviews, intelligent web searching
·         Critical evaluation
·         Keeping up to date with new research – current awareness, saving and repeating search strategies
·         Demo of Refworks (create new folders of references, add references manually and automatically from the library catalogue and from Databases such as Web of Sciences, add citations in MS Word to build a bibliography automatically with many options of different format styles such as Harvard, APA and particular journal’s styles) and discussion on other referencing tools

Session 1 - Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences – 24th July 1-3pm - Main Arts Room G1
Session 2 - Sciences – 25th July 1-3pm Thoday G2

Getting Published
·         Publication strategy and planning
·         Where to publish
·         Impact factors
·         Open Access Publishing
·         Book commissioning and journal editors
·         Copyright

Session 3 - Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences – 28th August 1-3pm - New Arts - Room 326
Session 4 - Sciences – 29th August 1-3pm Thoday G2

Research Data Management

·         Why data management and planning is vital
·         Data storage options
·         Data preservation, reuse and archiving
·         Data curation: labelling and describing data sets
·         Keeping research data secure and confidential

Session 5 - Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences – 18th September 1-3pm -  New Arts - Room 326
Session 6 - Sciences – 19th September 1-3pm Thoday G2

11/07/2014

Web of Science (Resolved)

Due to scheduled maintenance, Web of Science may be unavailable intermittently from Sunday July 13, 2014 at 14:00 until Monday July 14, 2014 at 02:00.

19/06/2014

EndNote scheduled downtime 22/06/14 2.00-17.00 (Resolved)

Due to maintenance, EndNote will be unavailable on Sunday 22nd June, from 2am to 5pm.

09/06/2014

Portland Press (Ended)

Portland Press are offering free access until 5th September to their new collection of journals about immunology. Please click here for further details.

Early European Books

We now have access to Early European Books, which traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-colour, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources. Please click here for further details.