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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Pride Sheffield 2016

We are again supporting diversity & inclusion with an updated StarPlus Pride list 2016. 

As part of the Library's visible symbol of commitment to LGBT equality week and Pride Sheffield 2016 on 30th July, staff were asked to list their favourite LGBT resources and they did us proud.

If you can't find what you're looking for, why not recommend it and we'll see if we can add it to the Library's collection



Box of Broadcasts (BoB) upgrade

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is being upgraded during August 2016. 

The new BoB interface goes live on 1 August 2016, but there will be limited content and functionality during the upgrade period. There won't be any access to saved clips and playlists, or some archive content broadcast before 1 July 2016. The service should be fully restored, along with new functionality, by September 2016. BoB apologise for any inconvenience caused during the upgrade period.


We'll update you on the new functions in September


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Changes to default search options in Web of Science

From 15th July 2016, Web of Science will default to the WoS Core Collections search option, rather than All Databases.  

The WoS Core Collection search offers more advanced options (such as the Analyze Results feature), however Core Collection search results will not include content from some key databases such as MedLineBiosis or Zoological Record.  

Users accessing Web of Science via StarPlus will still automatically default to the All Databases search as before. 

Users accessing Web of Science directly may need to select the All Databases option from the search menu.




















You can also select your preferred search options by signing up for a personal account and going to the Settings menu (you must access Web of Science via StarPlus to do this if you are off-campus):

























Here's what is included in the Web of Science Core Collection:
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (1900-present)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (1956-present)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-present)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (1990-present)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (1990-present)
  • Book Citation Index– Science (2005-present)
  • Book Citation Index– Social Sciences & Humanities (2005-present)
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (2015-present)
  • Current Chemical Reactions (1985-present)
  • (Includes Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle structure data back to 1840)
  • Index Chemicus (1993-present)
The All Databases Option also allows you to search content from the following databases:
  • BIOSIS Citation Index
  • BIOSIS PReviews
  • Current Contents Connect
  • Data Citation Index
  • Derwent Innovations Index
  • KCI-Korean Journal Database
  • MEDLINE
  • Russian Science Citation Index
  • SciELO Citation Index
  • Zoological Record