Friday, 28 March 2014

Web of Science links to Google Scholar

The Web of Science Core Collection and Google Scholar are now connected.

Google Scholar now displays links to citing articles in Web of Science:

This is a great way of connecting to related content in Web of Science.  Here's a demonstration of how this works 

In Web of Science Core Collection article records, you will now see two options for accessing full text:

this will look up the article in StarPlus.  

This will search for the article in Google Scholar. 

Please note that in order to see these links when off campus, you must  access Google Scholar or Web of Science via StarPlus or the relevant database page (Google ScholarWeb of Science)

Monday, 24 March 2014

Borrowing over the Easter vacation

Over the Easter vacation your books will continue to be renewed by us.

From Monday 31st March, if a book is requested by someone else we will send you an email to let you know and to ask that you return the book by 28th April. Requested books will not be renewed beyond this date.

Requesting books over the vacation

Over the Easter vacation you can still request books however the person who has the book out on loan over the vacation will not have to return it until Monday 28th April

Access to IEEE Smart Grid Research

The Library now has access to the IEEE Smart Grid Research package which brings together journal articles, conference proceedings, standards and standards in development related to smart grid research.

The collection includes long-term vision documents, reference documents and road maps based on five technology sectors:

Control Systems
Vehicular Technology

Access to the Smart Grid research package is available through the IEEE Xplore Digital Library:

Log into MUSE from any University web page
Follow the link to StarPlus - Library Catalogue
Sign into StarPlus using the "University Members" link at the top of the screen
Search for IEEE Xplore using the "University Collections" search

More information about IEEE Xplore can be found on the Library web pages.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Free access to environmental information

Envia is a new free online resource from the British Library.  Envira allows you to search and access environmental information: reports, PhD theses, and data resources.

Envia is currently in Beta and content is largely directed towards researchers and practitioners dealing with flooding.

Trial access to Sustainable Organization Library

We currently have trial access to Sustainable Organization Library. Access is available until 13th April 2014.

This online library gives access to around 8000 book chapters, case studies and research papers drawn from nearly 600 books and journal issues focused on sustainability and social responsibility.

More information can be found on the library web pages.

There is also an online form so that you can give us feedback on the trial.

Friday, 14 March 2014

National Science & Engineering Week 2014

National Science and Engineering Week starts today with a public programme of events planned to take place across South Yorkshire from 14th - 23rd March. More information can be found on the Sheffield Festival of Science and Engineering webpage.

You can also find out more about Library support for Science and Engineering students at St George's Library by visiting our display. Eric the Robot has agreed to make a return visit...

Monday, 10 March 2014

Avoiding publishing pitfalls

Times Higher Education recently published a useful article in which academic authors give tips for researchers wishing to publish their work:

10 point guide to dodging publishing pitfalls

Research Data Management Update

The newly launched TUoS Research Data Management website provides detailed guidance on a range of topics related to data management within the research data life-cycle.

Information is provided on:

  •         Creating a data management plan
  • Creating and organising data
  •  Research data and security
  • Sharing data with collaborators and the public
  • Citing data in research publications

The website will be developed further in coming months and if you have any suggestions for additional content please do let us know at

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Ebooks - Dawsonera download increase

Ebooks from Dawsonera can now be downloaded for 48 hours. This is a useful tool if you're going to be away from an internet connection.

When you access a Dawsonera ebook you can choose to "Download" or "Read Online". If you select "Download" you can choose 1 day or 2 days. After the time period has expired you will no longer be able to read the book online until you download it again.

There is also an option to "Read Online". This option gives greater functionality and allows you to make notes. 

You can search for ebooks using the "University Collections" search in StarPlus. Enter key words and limit your results to "Full Text Online" and "Books" using the option on the left side of the page.