Exciting news for staff and students who want to publish with Springer.

Springer has advised, that with effect from 15th October onwards, any journal articles from Bangor authors in certain hybrid journals (for the list of journals see here) will be automatically published Open Access. No extra Article Processing Costs are involved because Bangor University has reached an agreement with Springer, where the costs for Open Access publishing are included in the subscription costs to the journals.


Trial access to Drama Online until 15th January 2016 (Ended)

Drama Online is an online resource for plays, critical analysis, and performance. It features texts from Aeschylus to the present day, including the Arden Shakespeare Series, foreign works in translation, comedies, modern classics and contemporary texts.
It also offers filmed live performances from Shakespeare's Globe and professional audio recordings from L.A Theatre Works to stream.


New Index in Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

Web of Science has been updated, and now includes Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).
This new index is designed to supply more data for research, more coverage of local and regional content, and to catch emerging fields and trends in their early stages. Please watch this video for more information, or see here for further details of the Web of Science upgrade.


New resource: University of Huddersfield Press

The University of Huddersfield press is now on our library catalogue. It is an open access collection of journals, including “Identity Papers” and "Postgraduate Perspectives in History". See here for more journals.

New feature in Web of Science: Usage Count

The Usage Count is a measure of the level of interest in a specific item on the Web of Science platform
The count reflects the number of times a user has clicked the link to the full text article, or has saved it to use in a bibliographic management tool.
The Usage Count is a record of all activity performed by all Web of Science users, not just activity performed by Bangor University.
Users can limit or sort their searches according to these Usage Counts, which are available as based on either the last 180 days, OR since 2013.
Please watch this video for more information

Academic Book Week:

A celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books. 9-16 November 2015, all over the UK and beyond. See more at: http://acbookweek.com/
Bangor University Event 11th November: Technolegau Darllen / The Technologies of Reading

Talks open to all staff and students at the University and open to members of the public.

  • 15.00 – 16.00 Lecture Room 1 (LR1) Main Arts
  • 15.10 Professor Astrid Ensslin: “Digital Fiction: Texts, Technologies, Techniques of Reading”
  • 15.40 Mared Roberts: (Presenting in Welsh with simultaneous translation.) Describing the DECHE project: a project funded by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol to republish important Welsh language books essential to scholarship through the medium of Welsh that are not in print, as e-books.
  • 16.00 Dr Llion Jones: (Presenting in Welsh with simultaneous translation.) “E-lyfrau trwy lygaid cyhoeddwr Cymraeg” / E-books through the eyes of a Welsh publisher

16.15-17.00 Refreshments (tea/coffee and cake) in the Main Arts Library outside the Shankland Reading Room

  • 17.00-18.00 Shankland Reading Room, Main Arts Library Shankland lecture: Dr Eben Muse: “Textual evolution and the future of reading”
Please let us know if you will be attending by emailing c.a.roberts@bangor.ac.uk


New Electronic Resource: Nexis

Bangor now has access to Nexis, a reference database of worldwide newspaper articles focussing on legal and business research and the social sciences. Please click here to visit the resource.