Trial: MGG Online Database (Ended)

Bangor University is currently running a trial (until 13/01/2017), for the MGG Online music database

To give your feedback on this resource, please click here


New resource: JSTOR books Open Access

JSTOR have announced a new program to make Open Access monographs available on their platform.

These titles are fully discoverable on Bangor library search. http://library.bangor.ac.uk

Initially 67 titles are available, with plans to add many more over the coming months. You can see the full title list here.


Trial: BBC Monitoring (Ended)

We will have access to this resource until 16th December

BBC Monitoring's news and research services are based on round-the-clock monitoring of TV, radio, press, internet, news agency and social media sources by our analysts in the UK and worldwide. In total, Monitoring covers 180 countries, translates from over 100 languages and uses 2,800 local sources. As well as 'real time' reporting on unfolding stories, Monitoring utilises its deep cultural and linguistic understanding to provide detailed geo-political analysis. Current users include universities, research institutes and think tanks, government ministries, a number of UN agencies, as well as international organisations such as the OSCE, NATO and the European Union.

To give your feedback on this trial, please click here.


Trial: Medici.tv Database (Ended)

Bangor University is currently running a trial (until 30/11/2016), for the Medici.tv database

To give your feedback on this resource, please click here

Trials: CINAHL Complete and SPORTDiscus with Full Text Databases (Ended)

Bangor University is currently running trials (until 31/12/2016), for CINAHL Complete and SPORTDiscus with Full Text databases.

To give your feedback on these resources, please click here and here


Trial: Eighteenth Century Drama Database (Ended)

Bangor University is currently running a trial (20/10/2016 - 16/11/2016) for Eighteenth Century Drama, a unique archive of almost every play submitted for licence between 1737 and 1824, and hundreds of documents that provide social context for the plays.

For more information about the resource, click here

To give your feedback please click here


Trial: Health Research Premium Collection & British Nursing Index Databases (Ended)

Bangor University is currently running a trial (11/10/16 – 30/11/16), for the Health Research Premium Collection & British Nursing Index Full Text databases package.

These databases can be accessed here and here

To give your feedback on these resources, please click here and here


ProQuest UK Parliamentary Papers

The ProQuest UK Parliamentary Papers database is now live on the ProQuest Government Platform

Improvements include:

Faster, more intuitive interface
Post-search filtering
Ability to bookmark search forms
Dedicated Search by Number form
Dedicated Member search form
Full-text searchable PDFs for immediate download
Entitlement based 'Related News' content
'MyResearch' is now live on the new interface


Emerald Maintenance 4th October 8am-8pm (Resolved)

During this time, the site will be placed into ‘read-only’ mode, making the following functionality temporarily unavailable:

Adding publications as favourites
Alert subscriptions
Any changes to ‘My Account’ and ‘Institutional Account’


New Library System

We are pleased to announce our new Wales-wide library system is now live. Features include:

Automatic renewal of books during the academic year

Google-like searching 

The ability to search for research data alongside websites, books and databases from a single search

Language preference is set once and then automatically carried over to all library notices and discovery

The ability to browse the shelves ‘virtually’ from any device

You can now borrow even more!

Please see the Library News website for more information.


Say goodbye to the old FT.com…

Shared from: http://enterprise.ft.com/en-gb/blog/say-goodbye-old-ftcom/

Because the new FT.com is here.

Our new website which is faster, clearer and completely mobile-optimised, will become your default FT.com on 5th October.
Throughout 2016, our subscribers have been invited to try out the new site and provide feedback. This feedback has been used to optimise the site and provide an experience that is completely tailored to your needs.
If you haven’t experienced the new FT.com yet, here is what you can look forward to from the 5th of October:

  • Completely mobile optimised – offering a consistent and enjoyable experience across all devices
  • Pages load up to 2.5x faster than before – bringing your the same trusted news and insight you rely on, but faster
  • Personalisation and time-saving tools – with myFT you can add and track your topics of interest, save articles to read later and set up instant, daily or weekly email digests on the topics you follow – all in one place.

We hope you enjoy using our new website. Our customer service team is on hand should you or your team need help or have any questions.


Open event on Sensitive Research Data October 24th 2016

24th October 2-4pm: The Cledwyn Room 3/TCR3: Open event on Sensitive Research Data

Guest speakers:

  • Professor Mark Elliot, Professor of Data Science, Manchester University and UK Anonymisation Network (via videoconference)
  • Dr Catrin Tudur Smith, Reader in Medical Statistics, Liverpool University, title of talk: Good practice principles for sharing individual participant data from publicly funded clinical trials
Email c.a.roberts@bangor.ac.uk to book a place


Training sessions for Research staff and Postgraduate Students

The library and archives service are delivering a number of training sessions for research staff and postgraduate students during semester 1. See more details here:

Research Staff https://www.bangor.ac.uk/humanresources/staffdevelopment/researcherdevelopment/programme.php.en
Postgraduate Students https://www.bangor.ac.uk/doctoral-school/training.php.en


Citation Trail

This exciting new catalogue feature provides researchers and students with more ways to discover resources. Starting from one article, the citation trail will find other materials that cite that article or are cited by it.

Available from August 25th 2016


Taylor & Francis: Updated design and functions

On August 9th 2016, Taylor & Francis Online will relaunch with a new design and significant functional improvements for researchers.

Improvements include:
Intuitive and readable article layout: A new article display organises figures & data, references, citations and article statistics into tabs, plus highlights reader’s access options and the article PDF.
Enhanced discoverability: The multi-faceted search makes finding articles and journals simpler and faster, with options to filter by subject, publication date, and access options.

Easy manuscript submission: Clear information and instructions designed to meet the needs of anyone looking to publish their research

Prominent journal branding: Making it easy for readers to identify and access key journals. Journal titles and covers are elevated and Journal pages display related and key content using a streamlined and easy to read new “card” design.

Improved video display: Provides more impact for journals with video abstracts or video content.


Web Of Science news

On 15th July the landing page for Web of Science will change. Instead of going to 'All databases' it will go to 'Web of Science Core Collection'.

Individual users will be able to revert to the ‘All databases’ search, using ‘Settings’ (requires registration and login):


Emerald Website Maintenance 07/06/16 (Ended)

The Emerald website is undergoing maintenance for 12 hours on Tuesday 7th June, beginning at 9am. During this time, the site will go into "read-only" mode, making some functions unavailable. These will include adding publications as favourites, any changes to "My Account", and registration.



New Library Catalogue

Over the summer we will be replacing our Library Catalogue with a new system.  It will provide a ‘one stop shop’ for books, e-books, journal articles, databases, theses, research data and other scholarly resources available from the Library and beyond.

The new search goes live on 25th August 2016, so watch this space for all the latest developments and answers to any questions you may have.


New Resource: PubChem

We have added a new resource: PubChem to the Bangor online catalogue.

PubChem provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. It includes substance information, compound structures, and BioActivity data in three primary databases: Pcsubstance, Pccompound, and PCBioAssay.


Information about Shibboleth

When trying to log into resources with Shibboleth, you may be presented with “Bangor” AND “Bangor Development” under the list of institutions. You need to select “Bangor”.


New Resource: Migration to New Worlds

We have added a new resource: Migration to New Worlds to the Bangor online catalogue.

Collection materials include unique primary source material on the ‘Century of Immigration’ (1800-1924) including unique diaries, personal letters, oral histories journals and images. 


New Online Journals

Since the beginning of 2016, we have added several new e-journal subscriptions to the catalogue.
Please click on the titles to read the journals online.

High Ability Studies
Human development
IAWA journal / International Association of Wood Anatomists
Journal of Advertising Research
Journal of Apicultural Research
Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 
Journal of Language, Literature and Culture
Journal of Peasant Studies
Mark Allen Group (Nursing and Healthcare Journals)
Methods in Ecology & Evolution
Perceptual and motor skills
Research in Education
Southern Economic Journal

Improvements to the Reaxys “Search” function

Reaxys have scheduled some search improvements for July 2016. These changes will include:

Reaxys’ interface being streamlined to provide quicker entry points to the data

Greater data accessibility: intelligent keyword and text search capabilities will enable immediate access to chemical facts within the literature
Increased literature content: relevant full-text facts extracted from all >16k journals

Asian patents: procedures and facts will be added from China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan

Between July and December 2016 you will have access to the current version of Reaxys and the new version to ensure a smooth migration.

Please see here for more information


Ebook Library Downtime 07/04/16 (Ended)

Due to scheduled maintenance, EBL will be unavailable on Thursday 7th April between 10pm and midnight.


Maintenance on Web of Science, InCites, ResearcherID and EndNote on Sunday 10th April (Ended)

These resources will be affected from 1pm to 4pm due to scheduled maintenance. There may be intermittent outages, and it is expected that there will be two 15-minute instances of downtime.

Emerald Maintenance Tuesday 22nd March (Resolved)

Maintenance is scheduled for 22/03/16, from 8am to 8pm. During this time, the site will be "read only", and the following functions will be unavailable:
  • Adding publications as favourites
  • Any changes to "My Account"
  • Registration
  • Search


Proquest unavailable Sunday 13th March 3am to 11am (Ended)

This is due to planned maintenance, and will affect most Proquest online databases, including RefWorks.


Oxford Journals Access Problem

Some users have been experiencing problems while trying to access journals from Oxford University Press.
The problem is a certificate error that seems to block access to the journals, but can be overcome if you follow these instructions.

In Chrome:
Click “Advanced”, then “Proceed to…”

In Firefox:
Click on “I Understand the Risks”, then “Add Exception”, pop-up box, make sure the “Permanently store this exception” box is ticked, then click “Confirm Security Exception”

In Internet Explorer:
Click on “Continue to this website”

If you have any problems or questions, please contact us at eresources@bangor.ac.uk or 01248 388027.


New E-resources

Since the beginning of 2016, we have added several new e-journal subscriptions to the catalogue. Please click on the titles to read the journals online:

Brepols Online
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
British Institute of Radiology
Perspectives of New Music
Practising Midwife
Association of Teachers of Mathematics

Issues with Shibboleth access. (Resolved)

Unfortunately we are experiencing issues with Shibboleth access, which is affecting access to certain electronic resources, eg.RefWorks.
I.T. services are working to resolve the matter urgently.


Trial access to CINAHL Complete and SPORTDiscus with Full Text

We now have a year’s trial of CINAHL complete, a research tool for nursing and allied health professionals. It offers full-text access to electronic nursing journals.

We also have a year’s trial of SPORTDiscus with Full Text, which is a research tool for health professionals, researchers and students, providing extensive coverage in the areas of fitness, health and sport studies.


New Resource: Free Medical Journals

We have added a free resource: Free Medical Journals to the Bangor online catalogue.
This resource offers free access to nearly 5000 journals specialising in a wide range of medical topics. Please note: you may not be able to access all articles from the past 12 months.

WebBridge Update: Mark Allen Group

Mark Allen Group journals now work with WebBridge, making your resource searching more straightforward.

Updated Resource: Journal and Highly Cited Data

We now have access to “Journal and Highly Cited Data”, which has taken over from Journal Citation Reports, to provide single environment for research and bibliometric assessment and evaluation. It allows users to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from thousands of scholarly and technical journals. It provides citation data on journals, covering all areas of science, technology, and social sciences, and also links to Web of Science, so users can go from searching into analytics without having to re-enter search details.

The new resource will include:

•Improved and attractive interfaces
•Improved visualizations- new graphical visualization of tabular data
•More transparency of data- gain a clearer understanding of the underlying data behind the metrics/indicators
•Improved report customisations- drill down to the data relevant to you
•Better aligned with your workflow- save and share your reports
•Improved exporting- to PDF, Excel, CSV
•Single resource to access benchmark data to facilitate the comparison of your institution’s research activities to peer institutions.
• Easily compare individuals, institutions, and publications, plus pinpoint emerging trends and influential researchers

You can view “Journal and Highly Cited Data” on the catalogue, or find more information here.