Discover and Web of Science searches

October 23, 2015

We’ve recently had a problem with our access to the Web of Science database. Access is now fully restored but from 11 to 21 October 2015 not all records were showing in searches both in Web of Science itself and in Discover. This means that...Read more

Logging in to our Library sites? We’re making it easier!

September 1, 2015

Are you logging in to our Library databases from off campus or via your mobile device? We’ve made a few tweaks to the login set-up which will go live Wednesday 2nd September. For starters when you go to login to our databases you’ll now...Read more

Scopus, you’re unravelling

August 19, 2013

The first part of this posting originally appeared on Library Out Loud on Tuesday 13 August. The posting was substantially updated this morning but was then taken off the site – fortunately we are now able to reinstate it. Some minor changes...Read more

Quick access to popular databases

June 24, 2013

We now have quick access to the four most popular multidisciplinary databases. From the Library home page, click on Article Databases and scroll down to see the links to Discover, Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Knowledge. Click on the i next to...Read more

Are our databases letting us down? Some reflections

February 11, 2013

My last posting on the appearance of a highly questionable journal in the Scopus database has raised a few eyebrows and has also given rise to the question of whether I may have singled out Scopus, and its parent company Elsevier, unfairly.  To...Read more

Are our databases letting us down? A case study

February 1, 2013

After my recent posting on Open Access journals  I had a closer look at Jeffrey Beall’s list of predatory publishers and in particular at the list of suspect journal titles.  I had become aware some time ago that at least one very...Read more

Education in Video

December 3, 2012

Education in Video is now live. Education in Video is a collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. It includes teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students...Read more

Databases and browser compatibility

May 1, 2012

A few Library databases may not work well in some browsers – particularly Internet Explorer 9 (IE9). If you are having problems with databases displaying incorrectly, you may need to use an alternative browser, such as Firefox or Chrome, or...Read more

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