Thursday, 24 March 2016

Nature Reviews Materials

Nature Reviews Materials is an online-only journal dedicated to publishing reviews and perspectives across the entire spectrum of materials science and engineering. 

It complements the highly successful existing research journal, Nature Materials, which has been published since 2002.

Search for Nature Reviews Materials in University Collections in StarPlus:

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Methods in Enzymology

We now have online access to Methods in Enzymology, one of the most highly respected publications in the field of biochemistry.

All issues from 2000 onwards can be accessed via StarPlus:

This will take you to ScienceDirect, where you can download individual chapters as PDFs.

In addition, older editions can be found in Western Bank Library

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (eLS)

We now have access to the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (eLS), an online resource providing a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the life sciences for students, lecturers and researchers.

eLS has over 5,000 peer-reviewed articles written by leaders in the field, accompanied by colour illustrations and tables, as well as appendix and glossary material to provide essential information for non-specialists.

Key subject areas include:
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioethics & Philosophy
  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolution & Diversity of Life
  • Genetics & Disease
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Plant Science
  • Science & Society
  • Structural Biology
  • Virology
To access the encyclopedia, visit StarPlus and search University Collections for 'encyclopedia of life sciences'.  

Click View it and follow the link to 'Wiley Online Reference Works'

You can then browse the encyclopedia by topic or theme, or search by keyword.

Friday, 11 March 2016

IEEE pop up library - Thursday, 17th March

Want to find out more about IEEE Xplore?

If you have 5 minutes to spare next Thursday come and visit our IEEE pop up library in the Diamond. Julia Stockdale, UK representative of IEEE, will be there to answer your 
questions along with your librarians. 

IEEE pop up library
Thursday, 17th March
The Diamond entrance (in front of the big screen)

A few things you might not know about IEEE Xplore:
  • You can use IEEE Xplore to search over 3 million full text scientific and technical documents published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners.
  • This includes over 170 journals, 1,400 conference proceedings, 5,100 technical standards and 2,000 ebooks. 
  • The current most popular search terms are "power", "control", "network" and "antenna".
  • You can browse the top 100 documents downloaded each month. 
  • Approximately 20,000 new documents are added each month. 
  • You can read IEEE Smart Grid Research documents including the Grid Vision 2015 Vision Reference Model and Roadmap.
More information about our IEEE Xplore subscription can be found on the Library's web pages. You can access IEEE Xplore through the University Collections search in StarPlus.

Want to know more? Just drop in!

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Are you ready for the REF?

To be eligible for the next REF, all your articles and conference papers published after the 1st April 2016 must be deposited in an open access repository within three months of acceptance.  

To meet these requirements, you can deposit your Author Accepted Manuscript in MyPublications.  We will then upload it to White Rose Research Online, our open access repository.

To find out how to do this, and learn more about Open Access, visit our Open Access webpages.  You may also wish to read How it all works, a new series of guides for researchers. Issue one gives an excellent introduction to the key issues relating to Open Access and research data, and the services available to help you maximise the impact of your research outputs.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Taking books home over Easter?

As you know, we usually renew your books for you automatically if they haven't been requested. However, over the Easter holidays things work a little differently.

  • Even though we will try to automatically renew your loans by Saturday 12 March, we may encounter some issues, such as another student requesting your book. Because of this, we’re asking you to please remember to check your library account through StarPlus, and renew any items due for return before going off home for the holidays.
  • Once your book has been renewed, you’ll be able to keep it over the holidays and - as long as no one else requests it - we’ll continue to renew it for you once term starts. If someone does make a request for a book that you have on loan, you will need to bring it back to us by Monday 11 April.
  • If you’ve made any requests for books that you no longer need over Easter, please remember to cancel them online.
  • So that we can get your requested books to you even faster, if anyone has a book that’s overdue they won’t be able to place a request.
Read online
  • If we don’t have a physical copy of the book you need, don’t worry, we also have a wide selection of e-books and other online resources available through StarPlus. Just log in to MUSE and read our ebooks from your desktop, wherever you are, 24/7.

If you encounter any difficulties, please contact the Library on 0114 222 7200 or email