Tuesday, 24 April 2018

MyiLibrary migration to ProQuest Ebook Central

The migration of titles from MyiLibrary to ProQuest Ebook Central  is due on TOMORROW (Wednesday 25th April).  You will not experience any downtime during this migration.  

After all titles have been migrated, pre-upgrade patron bookshelves will not be available.  As such, it is advised not to make use of the MyiLibrary Bookshelf.  However, you can preserve your book notes using the instructions on the MyiLibrary Support Page.

If you have any queries, please contact us on library-eresources@salford.ac.uk.

Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Sage Business Cases - now available

20/4/18: Following a successful trial and positive feedback, Sage Business Cases is now available to view.  



The Library is currently running a trial to Sage Business Cases.  Offering 1,700 cases from around the world, SAGE Business Cases is the first digital collection tailored to library needs, providing librarians, faculty and students with cases to support their curriculum and independent research.  It provides easy discovery for students and faculty and has been developed to elicit discussion and further research.

SAGE Business Cases include additional Teaching Notes material. This is content for instructors to use in their classrooms when teaching.  If academics would like to access these teaching notes, please contact Sue Barker-Mathews on s.c.barker-mathews@salford.ac.uk.

Access will be available until Friday, 2nd March 2018.

Please do let the Library know what you think of this additional resource.

  • why you would use this resource?
  • what teaching or research would this support?
  • who else would use this resource?
Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.


Thursday, 19 April 2018

Ebook Central Maintenance Notification

To maintain the currency and security of ProQuest ebook platforms, Ebook Central will be unavailable for approximately five hours beginning Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 3am.

Down times around the world:
  • United States (EDT): Saturday, 21 April, 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 3:00 a.m.
  • United Kingdom (GMT): Sunday, 22 April, 3:00 a.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 8:00 a.m.
  • Australia (AEDT): Sunday, 22 April, 12:00 p.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 5:00 p.m.
  • Tokyo (JST): Sunday, 22 April, 11:00 a.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 4:00 p.m.
  • China (CST): Sunday, 22 April, 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 3:00 p.m.
Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.

Access to Exam Papers

You can access the University's exam papers from the last five years, online from anywhere.

For access go to  : http://www.salford.ac.uk/library/resources/exampapers 

Search or browse for the paper you want, then use the Download link near to the top of the page to access the exam paper.  If you're off campus, you'll need to sign in with your network (Blackboard) username and password.

 
 Good luck in your exams!

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

ASTM Compass - now available

UPDATE 23/4/18: this has has now been restored.  Apologies for the break in acess.

We are aware that our access to the ASTM Compass resource is not currently working.

We have contacted the supplier and are awaiting a resolution to this.

Apologies for the inconvenience caused by this.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

JSTOR eBooks- now available

The Library has made over  10,000 eBooks available to you on the JSTOR platform.

The available eBooks cover the full range of subjects, but with a strong focus on arts, humanities and the social sciences.

Search in JSTOR, and you'll be shown relevant book chapters alongside journal articles available on the same platform.

You can also find all of these eBooks in Library Search.

All of the available books are from 2013 or later, and come from a range of academic publishers, mostly University presses.  For example, there are hundreds of books available from each of these:
Columbia University Press, Princeton University Press, New York University Press, Edinburgh University Press, Harvard University Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, Yale University Press, The MIT Press, Manchester University Press, Policy Press at the University of Bristol.

British Online Archives: The World Wars


The Library has set up a trial to the World Wars: Firepower and Fascism at Home and Abroad

This archives series from British Online Archives includes over 280,000 pages of primary source documents, scanned from a range of libraries and archives including the Bodleian Library, Cumbria Archive Service, the National Army Museum and the The National Archives.

This trial is available until 17th May 2018.

You can access this content on and off campus here.


Please do let the Library know what you think of these titles.

  • why you would use this resource?
  • what teaching or research would this support?
  • who else would use this resource? 
In particular, the series is made of nine smaller collections.  Could you prioritise those collections?  Which would be the most useful for study and research?

Monday, 16 April 2018

The First World War Portal - Trial

From Monday April 16th, the Library will be providing access to the First World War Portal. This Adam Matthew resource showcases a wealth of primary source material for the study of the Great War, complemented by a range of contextual secondary features. The three available modules are:-

  • Personal Experiences
  • Propaganda and Recruitment
  • Visual Perspectives and Narratives
This resource is on trial until May 14th 2018.
Please note that PDF download options are not available during trials.

Please do let the Library know what you think of these titles.

  • why you would use this resource?
  • what teaching or research would this support?
  • who else would use this resource? 
In particular, the series is made of three smaller collections.  Could you prioritise those collections?  Which would be the most useful for study and research?



Friday, 13 April 2018

EBSCO Open Dissertations

EBSCO Open Dissertations, the project from EBSCO Information Services and BiblioLabs, has gone live. More than 800,000 electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) are now available for public search and discovery, with more than one million expected by June. 

The project is open to libraries around the world and currently includes:

  • the British Library’s EThOS Service, 
  • Cornell University,
  • Florida State University, 
  • University of Florida, 
  • University of Michigan, 
  • Michigan State University 
  • University of Kentucky. 
The OpenDissertations.org program provides libraries with additional academic and open web discovery of ETD metadata. Students will also be able to access the full text of the ETD in their library’s own institutional repository.

Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.




Wednesday, 11 April 2018

IEEE Xplore - intermittent access

IEEE Xplore are having some intermittent issues with their site today.  If you have difficultly accessing the site, please wait a few minutes and try again.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.  They are aware of the issue and are working to resolve it.

The Macat Library - trial

The Library has set up a trial to a collection of titles from the Macat Library.  These books focus on the works of great thinkers, making the ideas accessible to all:
Macat works with leading academics from the world’s top universities to produce new analyses that focus on the ideas and the impact of the most influential works ever written. By setting them in context – and looking at the influences that shaped their authors, as well as the responses they provoked – Macat encourages readers to look at these classics and game-changers with fresh eyes.

Trial is available until 10th May 2018.

You can access these titles from on or off campus  here

Please do let the Library know what you think of these titles.

  • why you would use this resource?
  • what teaching or research would this support?
  • who else would use this resource?

Thursday, 5 April 2018

eResource login issues

Good news - these issues should now be resolved.  Please let us know if you continue to experience any issues with logging in to e-resources.

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To address recent problems with accessing eResources, there is to be some maintenance to our systems on Tuesday morning (10th April) between 7:30 and 8:30 but this is unlikely to cause any interruption to service.

In addition to the work scheduled for Tuesday 10th April, we have also been informed that there will be further essential maintenance of our central systems on Saturday 14th April 2018. The work is expected to take about 3 hours.  With regard to end-user services, we have been informed that "the single sign-on service should not be affected but considered ‘at-risk’ for the duration of the maintenance period".







Thursday, 22 March 2018

Web of Science - new features

Web of Science has been successfully upgraded over the weekend.

See a summary of the new features here https://clarivate.libguides.com/wosupdates/whatsnew

Friday, 16 March 2018

Wiley Online Library - upgrade

Wiley Online Library are launching a new platform on Saturday 17th.

Please be aware that there may be some disruption to access to books and journals on this platform over the weekend, and into next week.

The new site will be at the same address as the old site: https://salford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/

However, some links to books, journals and articles on this site from Library Search may not work until we have had time to update them.

In this case, please go to the Wiley Online Library website and search again for the content.

Apologies for the disruption caused by this.  We'll aim to test this platform and resolve any issues early next week.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Fashion Photography Archive - now available

Following a trial of this resource, the Library can now provide full access to Bloomsbury's Fashion Photography Archive

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The Library is currently running a trial to the Fashion Photography Archive section of  Bloomsbury Fashion Central. This is an online resource containing more than 750,000 newly-digitized and high-quality runway, backstage, and street style images.  
The archive includes images of:
  • International runway shows from the 1970s until the early 2000s, from over 400 designers
  • Key collections from McQueen, Gaultier, Westwood, Chalayan, Galliano, and more
  • Rare backstage and front row shots from fashion shows of the past forty years
  • Street-style images from global fashion cities.
This trial will run until 5th March 2018.

Please do let the Library know what you think of these additional resources.

  • why you would use this resource?
  • what teaching or research would this support?
  • who else would use this resource?
Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.


Aurora Metro Books - now available


Following a trial period, these titles have now been purhcased for the Library, and are all available in Library Search.

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The Library has set up a trial to the Aurora Metro Books collection on the Drama Online platform.

With over 120 plays as well as a formidable list of non-fiction books on theatre, the Aurora Metro Books collection offers a wide-ranging and highly contemporary list of new drama with collections of women’s drama, international drama and drama by black and Asian writers.

Playwrights include Germaine Greer, Roy Williams, Benjamin Zephaniah, Meera Syal, Jean-Claude Carriere, Klaus Mann, Ariane Mnouchkine, Timberlake Wertenbaker, April de Angelis, Judith Herzberg, Hella Haasse, Nawal el Sadaawi, Winsome Pinnock, Beverley Naidoo, Dacia Mariani, Gabrielle Preissova, Enid Bagnold, Githa Sowerby, Aphra Behn, and Elisabeth Robins. 

The plays cover a broad range of topical subjects including the Arab-Israeli conflict, homophobia, political corruption, Muslim identity, global financial crisis, being an immigrant, war in Bosnia, social media, Iran, Yugoslavia, Africa, and refugees.

This trial will run until 10th March 2018.

Please do let the Library know what you think of this additional resource.

  • why you would use this resource?
  • what teaching or research would this support?
  • who else would use this resource?

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Service management and marketing... now online

Service management and marketing by Grönroos is now availble to read online from on and off campus.

This is a popular title for students on marketing and service management modules, so the eBook should prove popular.  Use the link above to access the book, or find it in Library Search or on your reading list.

Biochemistry textbook...

Biochemisty by Voet and Voet is now available to read online, from on and off campus.

Use the link above, or find this book in Library Search or on your reading list.

150 further reading books

We've been working hard to add more electronic access to items on reading lists.

Just added is on and off campus access to almost 150 eBooks  - enjoy!

You'll find all of these in Library Search, through links on your Reading Lists or directly on ProQuest Ebook Central.

There are titles from across all subject areas, including titles such as

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Library Search upgrade - 10th March

Library Search will be unavailable for a short time between 11pm on 10th March and 3am on 11th March whilst an upgrade takes place.

The upgrade will improve accessibility features, error messages and highlight peer reviewed resources.