25 July 2016

Research Bite 2016 - Open Access Publishing

Do you publish research?  If “yes”, you need to embrace Open Access (OA) publishing – OA publishing is about making research openly & freely available to all users online, which not only benefits research communities & the general public but also individual researchers & their institution. As important, specific HE funder requirements now have to be met in terms of meeting levels of OA compliance and these increased in April 2016 when HEFCE rolled-out their REF benchmarking criteria.   At this session you can learn about HEFCE’s, RCUK’s, Aston’s own and other OA publishing policies, the various obligations they contain and how using PURE, Aston’s research repository, means you & we can achieve OA compliance

19 July 2016

Research Bites 2016 - Cite it! Sort it! EndNote it!


Web of Science default link has changed

On 15th July the landing page for Web of Science changed.  Instead of going to 'All databases' it now goes to 'Web of Science Core Collection'.  If you use bookmarks or access Web of Science via Google you will be taken to the ‘Core Collections’ by default.  You can link to ‘All databases’ using this URL:  http://webofknowledge.com/UA

4 July 2016

Library SmartSearch - off campus access is currently unavailable

The Library search engine, Library SmartSearch, is currently unavailable off-campus.  The Library is working with the company that owns the software to resolve this issue.

In the meantime, please visit your subject LibGuide for advice on the individual databases you can use to search for journal articles in your subject area.  A list of the subject LibGuides is available at http://libguides.aston.ac.uk/ 

Off-campus access is now available again!!
04/07/2016 11:45am

1 July 2016

Research Bites 2016

To register and look at the full programme please visit http://libguides.aston.ac.uk/ResearchBites

30 June 2016

It just got easier to find the journal title you want...

The journals feature within Library SmartSearch has been upgraded and includes new functionality. 

Search for a journal title within SmartSearch, and use the Journal search box in your results list to search for articles within that journal!

Select the Journals link from the banner and either search for the title you want, or browse a list of journals within a certain discipline!

If you have any questions or comments about these new features, please contact us or add a comment to this post.