Wednesday, 29 April 2009
Friday, 24 April 2009
Newly available this week:
Endnote web is fully integrated with ResearcherID, so you can build, manage and share your ResearcherID publication lists with colleagues.
New look, new tools for author promotion and collaboration:
The latest enhancements to ResearcherID boost online collaboration and help you build a more robust profile.
- Integration with Endnote web allows you to build, manage and share your ResearcherID publication lists with your colleagues.
- To more clearly identify a collaborator by verifying affiliation, use the address field when searching Web of Science/Knowledge from ResearcherID.
- Manage your work with publication lists; two additional publication lists have been added for all users.
- A new tool will show you which articles have already been added to your publication list when you're searching Web of Science/Knowledge.
- Over 30 more reference types are supported for import through the RIS file upload feature.
- Link out to full text articles or materials hosted on other sites; up to 3 URLs can be added per publciation in an author's profile.
Thursday, 16 April 2009
The additional links mean that it's much quicker for you to access material held by the university library via a direct route, representing a significant improvement in service quality and accessibility. The new Find It links are available in more databases than before and give access to thousands more ejournal articles than the previous system. In addition, Find It links are available on and off campus, giving you 24/7 access to full text regardless of location.
Just look out for the 'Find It' button:
Friday, 3 April 2009
The key changes on the website include:
The removal of the left-hand navigation on the homepage makes navigation clearer;
- The horizontal navigation, which has been sorted into the four key user-focused entries to the site: "Content", "Using", "Buying" and "Implementation", provides a clear starting point for users;
The user-focused entries are replicated in boxes on the homepage that contain quick links to the most-used information in the lower level details pages. This allows you to get to the information you want in one click rather than three or more;
- The use of drop-down boxes and quick links on the lower-level detail pages also makes finding information quicker. You no longer need to scroll down to find information and you can see at a glance what is available in each area of the website;
- An easy-to-use feedback mechanism has been installed to gather thoughts and improve the site according to your needs;
There is now a news feed on the homepage from the revamped News & Updates page, which includes an easy-to-view archive;
- The Online Books Locator, a new searchable database, allows you to search for Online Books titles and build your collection for submission to ScienceDirect. The database also lets you create a wish list for the library.
Thursday, 2 April 2009
Created by a team of chemists, at the University of Nottingham, the channel hosts the first comprehensive set of videos documenting the chemistry of the elements. Each element is introduced, in turn, by Poliakoff who describes its properties and uses before a cut is made to a demonstration performed by the project's team - Pete Licence, Stephen Liddle and Debbie Kays. Having debuted in July 08 the short clips (usually no longer than five minutes) have already received over 5.5 million hits, gathered various awards, attracted much media interest and won praise from Nobel Laureates Roald Hoffmann and Sir Harry Kroto, chemistry professors, and the general public alike.
Go take a look and let us know what you think in the comments or for more information see: