Wednesday, 16 February 2011

The numbers on the books – what do you think?

We are running a survey to find out about your views on the shelfmarks on Library stock, with the aim of making things easier to find on the shelves. It is a short survey, taking about 5 minutes to complete, and we would be grateful for your help. You can find it at

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Databases in Focus: IEEE Xplore

IEEE Xplore is the world’s largest source of valuable, cutting-edge research, standards and educational courses. It offers full-text access to over two and a half million documents from 130 IEEE journals, 600 conference titles, 1600 active and selected archival IEEE standards and numerous IET journals and conference proceedings. As the largest of its kind you’ll find almost one third of the world’s current literature in electrical engineering, computer science, aerospace systems, telecommunications and biomedical science all in one easy-to-use digital library.

IEEE Xplore

As a member of the University Library you have free access to IEEE Xplore both on and off campus. To begin, log in to MUSE and visit the library tab. From the ‘subject databases’ link select the ‘alphabetical table’ and scroll down to ‘IEEE/IET Electronic Library’. Connect via the quick links option on the right of the IEEE information screen and you’ll see something that looks a lot like the image above.

The simple search option and browse features are great for building up a picture of the kind of content available in your subject area but once you begin to look for something more specific try out the ‘advanced search’ to impose limits for a more controlled search. If you need some help in learning how to conduct successful searches have a look at our tutorial on the Information Skills Resource.