Tuesday, 17 April 2012

New IEEE ebook collection available!

The University Library has recently purchased the IEEE ebook collection, available via IEEE Xplore. There are more than 500 titles available to help keep you up-to-date with cutting-edge technologies and set standards for future advancements.
The collection of titles includes practical handbooks, introductory and advanced texts, reference works, and professional books with an emphasis on leading areas of research, such as:

•     Aerospace
•     Bioengineering
•     Communication, Networking & Broadcasting
•     Components, Circuits, Devices & Systems
•     Computing & Processing (Includes Hardware & Software)
•     Engineered Materials, Dielectrics & Plasmas
•     Fields, Waves & Electromagnetics
•     General Topics for Engineers (Math, Science & Engineering)
•     Geoscience
•     Photonics & Electro-Optics
•     Power, Energy & Industry Applications
•     Robotics & Control Systems
•     Signal Processing & Analysis

To access the database log-in to MUSE and select the Library tab. From the alphabetical table in subject databases click on IEEE/IET Electronic Library and connect using the quick link on the right. From there you can browse titles from the book/ebook search interface.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Web of Knowledge Mobile Access

Web of Knowledge have recently brought out a new mobile version of their database so now you can search for articles on the go. The mobile interface contains many of the same features; so there's all the advanced search options, you can set alerts, view your search history and send references to endnoteweb.

To get started all you need to do is go to from your phone and log in with your personal WoK username and password.

 If you haven't created a WoK account before just follow the steps below;

  1. From a normal PC log into MUSE and go to Web of Knowledge from the library tab.

  2. Once in Web of Knowledge click on 'sign in'.

  3. Then click 'register' to create a new account (when registering it's best to use your @sheffield email address).

You can now use your new password for the mobile interface as well as accessing all the database's advanced features. All you need to remember is to log into your new account at least every 6 months from an IP authenticated computer to ensure your account stays active.





For more information or trouble-shooting see the WoK webpages below;

Monday, 2 April 2012

Alan Turing talk tonight

Following on from my post during National Science and Engineering Week on Alan Turing, I'd like to alert you to a talk, TONIGHT, at the Showroom bar from 7pm: 'Alan Turing Centenary Year: The Wonder of Ideas'.

This is the April Cafe Scientifique and will explain his key ideas, why they have shaped the world over the last 60 years and why they might be telling us something about the universe. 

More information here.