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Monday, 7 December 2015

Tweet about the books that changed your life

Darwin’s On the Origin of the Species was voted the most influential academic book of all time in a recent poll. The book tops a list of 20 world-changing reads that also includes George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four, Germaine Greer’s The Female Eunuch and Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time.

You can find every book on the list in the library.  
Use StarPlus to search for them, and explore our collection of millions of books and online resources.  If there’s something you’d like to read that we don’t have, just let us know.  

Which books have had the biggest influence on you?  What were the books that changed the way you think, or started your academic journey?  Tweet us about it for a chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher. #UoSMyFaveBook

life cganging books

Mintel - MBD industrial reports

Did you know that through Mintel you can access market research reports? Mintel provides market intelligence data and analysis and has a specific area dedicated to industrial reports through its MBD Industrial package.

To access reports search for Mintel using the StarPlus University Collections search box. Follow the link to "View it" and click Mintel.




Once you are on the Mintel home page, click "Read latest reports" toward the middle of the screen.

Recent reports include:

Renewable Energy UK - November 2015
Aerospace Industry UK - October 2015
Energy Industry UK - October 2015

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Special Collections Advent Calendar 2015

Can't wait for Christmas? Why not take a look at this wonderful Special Collections Advent Calendar to help you count down the days! You'll also find out more about some of the wonderful collections that are available.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Journal & Highly Cited Data via Web of Science

University of Sheffield users now have access to Journal and Highly Cited Data (JHCD) via Web of Science.

JHCD includes:

  • the next generation version of Journal Citation Reports (JCR), providing new metrics and a more intuitive interface to help users identify influential journals
  • Essential Science Indicators (ESI), which is designed to help users identify influential researchers, institutions, papers, and publications
    Access to JCR and ESI is provided via Web of Science.  Search for Web of Science in StarPlus, click View it and follow the View Full Text link


    On the Library information page,  follow the Connect to Web of Science link

    Once connected to Web of Science, you will find the links to Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators at the top of the page:


    Wednesday, 18 November 2015

    Add to the Library’s book collection


    Is there a book you’d like to read, but we don’t have a copy in the Library?  Do you need more copies of a textbook to support your course?  Are we missing a key work in your specialist field? Then let us know using our online Book Recommendation Form


    Help us to shape the Library’s collection, whether it’s an e-book for our online Library or a printed book for one of our wonderful sites.

    Thursday, 5 November 2015

    Introduction to Library services for researchers

    Are you a new PGR or PostDoc?  Come to this introductory session to find out about the Library resources available to you as a researcher at the University of Sheffield.

    This workshop will introduce you to the library facilities and will cover:
    Searching for online research papers
    Using science databases
    Library support for researchers (including copyright, Open Access publishing and research data management)

    Monday 9th November 2015
    10:00-11:30
    Information Commons Classroom 3 (on level 3)

    Click here to find out more and book a place

    Wednesday, 4 November 2015

    Join Up Your Skills

    Studying at University often means learning a huge range of new skills - whether it's taking notes in lectures, planning your time effectively, finding information for your assignments or applying for jobs.

    Fortunately, there's also a huge range of support available to help you develop your skills and get more from your time at university.

    The University Library, 301 Student Skills & Development Centre, the Careers Service and University of Sheffield Enterprise can work with you to strengthen a variety of skills which will help you to fulfil your potential, both in University and beyond.

    There's a huge range of workshops, 1 to 1 appointments, online tutorials and much more.  

    Many of these activities, including the Library's Information Skills workshops, can count towards your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) through The 301 Academic Skills Certificate. Find out more and register.

    Discover how to get more from your time at University: Join Up Your Skills


    Join Up Your Skills

    Monday, 19 October 2015

    International Open Access Week - events

    Open Scholarship in the Digital World - Free Seminar

    On Thursday 22nd of October the Library Research Support team are holding a morning seminar on Open Scholarship at the ICOSS centre. The programme will include talks on open access, digital academia, and a panel discussion on the wider issues within open research and publishing. The full programme and booking information is available here - Open Scholarship in the Digital World


    Do you have a question but can't attend the seminar? Come to one of our drop in sessions -

    Members of the team will also be available at the following times and places for questions about open access and/or research data management. No need to book!

    Jessop West Foyer - Wednesday  21st October, 11am - 1pm
    Social Hub, Royal Hallamshire Hospital - Friday 23rd October, 9am - 11am

    Thursday, 1 October 2015

    Altmetric Explorer

    If you are University of Sheffield researcher, you can use Altmetric Explorer to help find out who is talking about your work and what they are saying.

    Altmetric Explorer is a tool to help researchers keep track of online activity and discussion surrounding their research outputs.  It monitors and records online mentions of research across a variety of sources including Mendeley, blog posts, news stories, government policy documents, social media sites, and more.

    Altmetric Explorer is not intended as a way to rate, rank or measure research performance - instead it can help provide a rich and complex picture of how research is being discussed and shared, both within the research community and beyond.

    More information on using the Altmetric Explorer tool can be found on the Research and Innovation Services webpages 

    Altmetric logo

    Monday, 28 September 2015

    Webinars from the UK Data Service

    Over the next couple of months UK Data Service are running a number of training events.

    Here are a few of the upcoming webinars:

    Introduction to the UK Data Service - 6th October 2015, 3pm
    Finding and accessing data in the UK Data Service - 14th October 2015, 3pm
    Getting started with reusing data - 22nd October, 3pm
    Data management basics - 5th November 2015, 3pm
    Key data: qualitative and mixed methods data - 11th November 2015, 3pm
    Data Management Basics - 5th November 2015, 3pm

    Online seminar:

    Data sources for research students - 28th October 2015

    More information and links to sign up can be found on the UK Data Service Events webpage.

    Monday, 21 September 2015

    Welcome to all new and returning students!

    We'll be seeing you all soon at various workshops and induction sessions but in the mean time why not take a look at our induction web pages to help you get started with using library and computing services.


    Monday, 24 August 2015

    Web of Science Usage Counts

    Usage statistics are now available to University of Sheffield users for items in Web of Science, offering a new tool to help identify popular or hot-topic papers.  







    Usage counts indicate:
    • The number of times a full text article has been accessed
    • The number of times the record has been exported to Endnote or other reference managers vis RIS
    This can complement the citation counts already available in Web of Science.  Citations can take years to build up, so usage is a good way to indicate interest in a research publication, especially for recently published papers which have yet to be cited.

    You can view total usage since 2013, or over the last 180 days.  There is also the option to sort search results by usage, to display the most-used papers first.


    Usage stats are updated daily (so you won't see a 'live' update of any clicks you make whilst using Web of Science).  

    In order to guard against gaming or systematic downloads, Web of Science will only record 3 actions per item per person, per session.  

    Tuesday, 18 August 2015

    Lecture Notes In Mathematics

    We now have an online subscription to Lecture Notes in Mathematics from Springer.

    Members of the University of Sheffield can now access all volumes from 1964 onwards (this currently covers 2163 volumes). 

    You can search for individual titles on StarPlus, or browse the collection by searching for 'Lecture Notes in Mathematics', clicking View it' and following the link to SpringerLink:




    Tuesday, 11 August 2015

    Google Scholar Metrics - 2014 data now available

    Google Scholar have released journal metrics data for 2014.  

    Google Scholar Metrics are a tool that can help to identify influential academic journals.  
    They provide lists of the top 100 journals according to their h5-Index, in 9 languages.  For English language journals, you can also view the top ranked 20 journals by subject category.

    Journals are ranked by their h5-index: a variation on the h-index which provides an indication of productivity (the number of papers published in the last 5 years) and citation impact (the number of times those papers have been cited in the last 5 years).  A journal with an h5 index of 300 would have published 300 papers in 2010-14 with at least 300 citations each.  
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    For a more complete picture of journal impact, we recommend using Google Scholar Metrics alongside other journal ranking tools such as Journal Citation Reports from Web of Science, and Scimago Journal Rank (based on Scopus citation data).  

    More information on using these can be found on the Library webpages 

    Monday, 27 July 2015

    Survey - tools for working with research data

    The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Long Tail of Research Data Interest Group is conducting a survey on the use of research data management tools.

    The survey is short, anonymous and will take less that 5 minutes to complete.  

    The results will be reported at the next RDA meeting in Paris in September 2015 and also made available through the Long Tail Interest Group webpage.

    Click here to take the survey before July 31, 2015.

    Friday, 24 July 2015

    2014 journal citation metrics now available in Scopus

    Journal citation data for 2014 is now available in Scopus.  Citation data can help to identify influential journals, especially useful if you are deciding where to publish your research paper.  

    Citation indicators available in Scopus include:

    • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): unlike many citation metrics, SNIP allows for differences in citation behaviour between academic fields, allowing for a meaningful comparison of journals from different subject areas
    • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): this metric takes into account the source of the citation (ie: the quality and reputation of the citing journal) as well as the subject field

    Members of the University of Sheffield can access Scopus through StarPlus.  From Scopus there are 5 ways you can view and use the 2014 journal metric values:
    • From the Scopus home page, go to ‘Browse sources’ and search for an individual title
    • Use the ‘Compare journals’ tool in Scopus.com to compare the historic and current metric values of up to 10 titles in an interactive chart
    • Download the Public Title List and find the SNIP, IPP, and SJR values from 2012 to 2014 listed in columns G–O
    • Go to www.journalmetrics.com and search the entire collection of journals covered by Scopus along with their SNIP, IPP and SJR metrics going back to 1999
    • You can also visit the free Scimago Journal & Country Rank website to view a list of journals ranked by a variety of citation indicators
    Learn more about metrics included in Scopus at the journal, author and article level here.

    Friday, 17 July 2015

    Introduction to Library Services for Science Researchers

    Are you a new PGR or PostDoc?  Come to this introductory session to find out about the Library resources available to you as a researcher at the University of Sheffield.

    This workshop will introduce you to the library facilities and will cover:
    Searching for online research papers
    Using science databases
    Library support for researchers (including copyright, Open Access publishing and research data management)

    Tuesday 28th July 2015
    10:00-11:30am
    Information Commons Classroom 3 (on level 3)

    Click here to find out more and book a place

    Wednesday, 15 July 2015

    SCOAP3: publish in open access High-Energy Physics journals for free

    SCOAP3 (Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics) has converted key High-Energy Physics journals to Open Access at no cost for authors. 

    Physics researchers can now publish in the following open access journals without paying any article processing charges:
    • Nuclear Physics B (Elsevier)
    • Physical Letters B (Elsevier)
    • Advances in High-Energy Physics (Hindawi)
    • Chinese Physics C (IOPp/Chinese Academy of Sciences)
    • New Journal of Physics (IOPp/German Physical Society)
    • Journal of Cosmology & Astroparticle Physics (IOPp/SISSA)
    • Acta Physica Polonica B (Jagiellonian University)
    • Progress of Theoretical & Experimental Physics (Oxford University Press/Physical Society of Japan)
    • European Physical Journal C (Springer/Italian Physical Society)
    • Journal of High-Energy Physics (Springer/SISSA)
    Authors retain copyright, and work is published under a CC-BY license allowing text and data mining.  All articles will also appear in the SCOAP3 repository at repo.scoap3.org

    For more information on open access publishing, visit the Library Open Access pages, or contact our open access team (OAEnquiries@sheffield.ac.uk)


    Tuesday, 7 July 2015

    EBioMedicine - open access journal now indexed in PubMed Central

     
    All articles published in EBioMedicine are now indexed and available through PubMed Central (PMC).

    EBioMedicine is an open access journal from the editorial teams behind Cell Press and The Lancet, and covers everything from basic science to clinical research.  

    All articles can be read for free online.



    Monday, 22 June 2015

    New edition of Journal Citation Reports now available

    The new the Journal Citation Reports is now available via Web of Science.

    This release gives citation data for academic literature in the sciences and social sciences for 2014.  JCR currently provides citation metrics on 11,149 journals in 237 disciplines, representing 82 countries. 

    More information on the latest JCR release can be found from the Thompson Reuters website.  Help on using citation metrics to help identify high-impact journals can be found on the Library webpages.

    Friday, 12 June 2015

    Chemical Database Service

    The National Chemical Database Service from the Royal Society of Chemistry offers academic institutions free access to a suite of commercial databases and resources.  

    All University of Sheffield members are entitled to access these databases - just search for them in StarPlus

    • ACD/I-Lab an online tool which features predictions and databases of physicochemical properties and NMR spectral information
    • Available Chemicals Directory a database of commercially available chemicals that can be searched by structure
    • Chemicalize identifies chemical structures in webpages and other text. Features a structure based predictions and a substructure / similarity search interface
    • ChemSpider free chemical structure database providing access to over 28 million structures, properties and associated information from more than 400 data sources.
    • CrystalWorks crystallographic data from the CSD, ICSD and CrystMet
    • Cambridge Structural Database a collection of over 600,000 small-molecule organic and organometallic crystal structures that can be visualised and downloaded
    • DETHERM thermophysical database and containing data for 4,200,000 data sets, 129,500 mixtures and 38,850 pure compounds
    • ICSD Inorganic Crystal Structure Database
    • SPRESIweb structure and reaction database with a focus on organic chemistry
    Find out more about the Chemical Database Service


    Monday, 8 June 2015

    As one chapter closes...another opens

    St George's Library Closure


    St. George's Library will close its doors for the final time at 6pm on Sunday 14 June 2015. The closure is part of the University's vision to deliver unrivalled innovation in study facilities.

    Click here to find out more about the closure of St George's Library

    As we bid farewell to St. George's Library, our attention turns to the anticipated opening of The Diamond, serving students and staff from across the University with access to both digital and print resources. State-of-the art study spaces and learner support services have been carefully planned to reflect the dynamic needs of 21st century learning.

    The Library, with our colleagues in CiCS, is proud to be designing and providing services for The Diamond. With almost 1,000 new innovative study spaces we continue to invest in and improve the Sheffield student learning experience.

    - Open all day, every day
    - Dynamic on-demand loanable collection
    - Supported by an expanding rich digital collection, with a core print reference collection
    - Responsive specialist information advisory service

    More information on the Diamond

    Before you leave for the summer...

    Leaving Sheffield over the summer?  Check your library account and renew your books before you go. Don’t forget, books can be recalled by other people over the vacation, so keep an eye on your emails.
    So that most materials can benefit from the full vacation loan period we will be cancelling all outstanding undergraduate requests on Monday 15th June.  You can always contact library@sheffield.ac.uk before this date if you still require your requests.

    If you're a final year student, please remember to return all of your library books by Saturday 13th of June.


    Summer Vacation Loan Arrangements

    Thursday, 4 June 2015

    Expanded citation data in Scopus

    Scopus now includes citations back to 1970 for material published before 1996.  This will help Scopus users to assess the long-term impact of research.  Researchers who published material prior to 1996 may also notice a positive effect on their h-index.

    Information about the expanded citation data now available in Scopus
    Information about the h-index in Scopus

    As with all impact metrics, you should be aware that you will get a different result depending on the resource you use to calculate it.  For example, Web of Science may give a different h-index to Scopus, because each uses a different set of journals/books/conference papers as the basis of its citation data.
    Information on calculating your h-index in Web of Science

    The h-index is only one of many possible ways of measuring research impact, and by no means perfect.  Nature recently published an open access article outlining some guidance for those involved in evaluating research

    Wednesday, 3 June 2015

    Introduction to Library services for new Science researchers


    If you are just starting your science PhD and would like more information about Library services at the University, we're running a workshop on Wednesday 17th June.  

    This workshop will introduce you to the library facilities and will cover:
    • Searching for online research papers
    • Using science databases
    • Library support available to researchers (including copyright, Open Access publishing and research data management)

    Wednesday 17th June 2015
    11:00 - 12:00am
    Information Commons Classroom 3 (on level 3)


    Click here to register for a place

    Wednesday, 20 May 2015

    IEEE Xplore - celebrating 15 years

    Did you know that you can search 3,663,333 items in IEEE Xplore including conference proceedings, standards, ebooks, journals and magazines? Here are a few more tips and facts:


    • IEEE Xplore covers a wide range of subject areas including robotics & control systems, aerospace, bioengineering, computing & processing and power, energy & industry applications. 
    • Through IEEE Xplore you can access Smart Grid Vision Reference documents including the Grid Vision 2050 Vision Reference Model and Roadmap.
    • You can create an individual account within IEEE and receive regular notifications of recently posted content.
    • Over 500,000 documents are now available in HTML format. This enables you to jump to sections within a document and explore figures, equations and formulas quickly. 
    • You can sort your search results by Most Cited enabling you to find influential papers within your research area.



    You can access IEEE Xplore from the University Collections search in StarPlus. More information can be found here - IEEE Xplore.


    Monday, 18 May 2015

    New collection available through StarPlus - ASM Handbboks Online

    You can now access ASM Handbooks Online through the University Collections search in  StarPlus:


    ASM Handbooks Online™ is a peer-reviewed and comprehensive source of information on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and materials technology. You can view the complete content of 30 ASM Handbook volumes, several ASM Handbook supplements, and 2 ASM Desk Editions. Content is updated quarterly.

    Volumes include -

    Volume 3: Alloy Phase Diagrams
    Volume 4D: Heat Treating of Irons and Steels
    Volume 20: Materials Selection and Design
    Volume 22A: Fundamentals of Modelling for Metals Processing


     More information and access is available on the Library's web pages - click here. You may be prompted to log into MUSE if you are not already logged in.


    Friday, 15 May 2015

    Introduction to Library services for new Engineering researchers

    Are you a new PhD researcher in the Faculty of Engineering?

    If so, why not come along to our 'Introduction to Library Services' workshop?

    The workshop will cover searching for online research papers, key engineering databases and library support for researchers:

    • Date: Tuesday, 19th May 2015 
    • Venue: Portobello Centre, Room C28 (Computer Room)
    • Time: 11:00-12:30

    Book your place here - Booking Form

    Wednesday, 13 May 2015

    As one chapter closes...another opens

    St George's Library Closure

    St. George's Library will close its doors for the final time at 6pm on Sunday 14 June 2015. The closure is part of the University's vision to deliver unrivalled innovation in study facilities.

    Click here to find out more about the closure of St George's Library

    As we bid farewell to St. George's Library, our attention turns to the anticipated opening of The Diamond, serving students and staff from across the University with access to both digital and print resources. State-of-the art study spaces and learner support services have been carefully planned to reflect the dynamic needs of 21st century learning.

    The Library, with our colleagues in CiCS, is proud to be designing and providing services for The Diamond. With almost 1,000 new innovative study spaces we continue to invest in and improve the Sheffield student learning experience.

    - Open all day, every day
    - Dynamic on-demand loanable collection
    - Supported by an expanding rich digital collection, with a core print reference collection
    - Responsive specialist information advisory service

    More information on the Diamond

    Monday, 27 April 2015

    Exam Plus

    With exam time approaching, we thought it would be a helpful to outline the support available from the Library and our colleagues across the University.

    Our Exam Plus guide has everything you need to prepare for success in your exams, whether you want to find somewhere to revise, advice on how to plan your revision, or just to talk to someone.

    Visit Exam Plus now

    Exam Plus

    Wednesday, 22 April 2015

    Science Classic Archive

    University of Sheffield members now have access to all issues of Science, from 1880 to the present day, thanks to the addition of the Science Classic archive.

    Science Classic delivers more than a century’s worth of full-text content from the annals of the world’s largest general scientific journal. The archives are fully integrated with the current content of Science which makes it easier to search the entire collection.

    Search for Science in StarPlus and click 'View it' to see your access options.



    Wednesday, 8 April 2015

    BrowZine now integrates with EndNote


    BrowZine, the free app that lets you browse academic journals on your phone or tablet, now connects to Endnote.  These means you can now import references and PDF data from BrowZine into your Endnote library.  BrowZine also supports Mendeley, Zotero and RefWorks.

    This service is currently available for all BrowZine iOS users, with Android support to follow soon.
     

    From the PDF view in BrowZine, EndNote now appears as a Bibliographic Management export option.


    Tuesday, 7 April 2015

    Introduction to Library services for new Science researchers

    The Library is running an introductory workshop for new researchers in the Faculty of Science.

    This workshop will introduce library facilities and will cover:

    • Using StarPlus
    • Searching for online research papers
    • Using science databases
    • Library support for researchers (including copyright, Open Access publishing and research data management)

    The workshop will take place on Friday 24th April, 10:00-11:00 in Information Commons classroom 3.

    Click here to book a place

    Tuesday, 31 March 2015

    Endnote Manuscript Matcher

    Do you use Endnote Online?  Are you looking for somewhere to publish your research?

    The Match feature in Endnote Online can help you identify the most appropriate journals to submit your paper to.

    The tool analyses data and citations from Web of Science to identify journals that  match your research interests.

    Find out more about Endnote Manuscript Matcher


    Share your feedback on StarPlus for a chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher

    StarPlus provides a gateway to library books, online journal papers, databases and more. 
    We are always trying to improve users’ searching experience, and we're looking for feedback from University of Sheffield staff and students to help us do this.  
    We would really appreciate it if you could complete our StarPlus User Experience Questionnaire.  
    All registered UoS members who complete the questionnaire will be entered into a draw to win a £25 Amazon voucher.
    The deadline to complete the questionnaire is 17 April.

    Tuesday, 10 March 2015

    Are you keen to improve your understanding of Intellectual Property (or IP) to support your doctoral research?

    Copyright is just part of the Intellectual Property or IP rights that you may want to consider when researching for and preparing your thesis. Intellectual Property Rights include trademarks, patents and design as well as copyright.  The Intellectual Property Office has recently launched a tutorial aimed at staff and students in education:

    http://www.ipo.gov.uk/blogs/iptutor/

    The tutorial is visual, interactive and has four pathways:

    • Creative
    • Humanities
    • Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
    • Business, Law and Accounting
    The tutorial takes around 20 minutes to complete, and you can work through a pathway that is appropriate to your discipline and research.

    Remember if you have any specific queries about your research and copyright you can
    check out the guidance on the Copyright Hub www.sheffield.ac.uk/copyright or email
    copyright@sheffield.ac.uk

    Monday, 9 March 2015

    Embark on a Voyage of Discovery...

    From Monday, 16th March we will be running short workshops for science and engineering students over lunchtime in the Information Commons. Each one will be a fun look at one aspect of doing a literature review. There is no need to book...just turn up!


    Date
    Workshop
    Time
    Location

    Monday, 16th March
    Monkey vs Shark: Planning a Search
    12:10-12:40
    IC Classroom 3 (Level 3)

    Monkey vs Shark: Planning a Search
    13:10-13:40
    IC Classroom 1 (Level 1)
    Tuesday, 17th March
    StarPlus Trek: The Search for Stuff
    12:10-12:40
    IC Classroom 3 (Level 3)

    StarPlus Trek: The Search for Stuff
    13:10-13:40
    IC Classroom 3 (Level 3)
    Wednesday, 18th March
    Adventures in the Database Dimension
    12:10-12:40
    IC Classroom 3 (Level 3)

    Adventures in the Database Dimension
    13:10-13:40
    IC Classroom 4 (Level 4)
    Thursday, 19th March
    Selecting the Right Sources
    12:10-12:40
    IC Classroom 3 (Level 3)

    Selecting the Right Sources
    13:10-13:40
    IC Classroom 3 (Level 3)
    Friday, 20th March
    Revenge of the Bibliography: Referencing
    12:10-12:40
    IC Classroom 3 (Level 3)

    Revenge of the Bibliography: Referencing
    13:10-13:40
    IC Classroom 3 (Level 3)

    Wednesday, 4 March 2015

    Cell Press Journals: new titles available

    Univerity of Sheffield members can now access  the following online journals from Cell Press:
    • Cell Stem Cell: a broad-spectrum journal that covers the entire spectrum of stem cell biology.
    • Cancer Cell: covers major advances in cancer research and oncology.  Areas covered include molecular and cellular mechanisms of cancer, mechanisms for the sensitivity and the resistance to cancer therapies, and development of better cancer therapies.
    • Immunity: reports advances in immunology research.  Topics covered include immune cell development and senescence, signal transduction, gene regulation, innate and adaptive immunity, autoimmunity, infectious disease, allergy and asthma, transplantation, and tumor immunology.
    All of these journals can be accessed via StarPlus.

    Friday, 27 February 2015

    JoVE Science Education and Developmental Biology now available

    We now have access to two new collections in JoVE, the world's first peer-reviewed scientific video journal.
    • Developmental Biology - like the other JoVE modules, this features video articles describing the latest research methods in the field of developmental biology, allowing researchers to keep up to date with and reproduce new experimental procedures.
    • Science Education Database - features collections of instructional videos designed to help students learn basic laboratory techniques.  Each video is paired with additional video resources demonstrating practical applications of the technique and other complementary skills.  Science Education covers 6 key areas:
      • General laboratory techniques
      • Basic methods in cellular and molecular biology
      • Essentials of Biology
      • Essentials of neuroscience
      • Essentials of developmental biology
      • Essentials of behavioural science
    You can access all JoVE collections via StarPlus


    Monday, 23 February 2015

    JoVE now available as an app

    The Journal of Visualised Experiments (JoVE) is is the world's first peer reviewed scientific video journal.  JoVE publishes video articles detailing experimental methods and lab techniques in the life sciences, as well as in physical, applied and behavioural science.

    In addition to accessing JoVE via StarPlus, University of Sheffield members can now view JoVE videos on their iPhone, Android, tablet or other mobile device.  To download JoVE Mobile, search for 'JoVE' in the Apple app store or on Google Play.

    JoVE

    Thursday, 19 February 2015

    Trial access to Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection from Henry Stewart Talks

    We currently have a trial to the Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection from Henry Stewart Talks. 

    This resource provides access to online seminar style talks by experts in the field of biomedical and life sciences.

    Access is available to University of Sheffield staff and students via this webpage and the trial ends on 30 June 2015.

    Henry Stewart Talks logo