30 April 2013

Having problems accessing Scopus off-campus...?

This problem has now been fixed. If you go via the LibGuides link to Scopus you will be taken to the correct login page where you should only need to log in once.


If you see the screen below when you attempt to log in to Scopus from off-campus, you can still access the site by:
  • Clicking on Athens and Shibboleth (Institutional) user please login here
  • Select UK Access Management Federation from the list
  • Select Aston University OpenAthens from the list
  • Login with your Aston University network username and password

We're looking into fixing the access problem and returning to a seamless login process as quickly as possible.
If you have any queries regarding this post, please leave a comment below or email us at library@aston.ac.uk.

24 April 2013

The Library has extended the opening hours until 22:00 this Saturday 27 April 2013

The Library will remain open this Saturday 27 April 2013 until 22:00. This is to help those students who might have used Main Building which will be closed on Saturday 27 April 2013 from 6pm, until 4pm on Sunday 28th April 2013 for testing of the Fire Alarm System. Please remember to bring your uniCARD to swipe in to the Library. Thank you Library Team

18 April 2013

Removal of printed journals from the Library

The printed journals have been removed from the Library in readiness for the refurbishment of the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Library this summer. 

Some titles have gone into storage and won't be available until October, but most titles have been taken over to the Library Store and are available for loan on request. 

Check the Journal A-Z list for details of each title. 

If you need access to an article from a title in storage, please use our Inter-Library Loans service. Titles in the Library Store can be requested by following the link in each journal record to the on-line request form.

New Library subscription to warc.com for advertising and marketing case studies, data and research reports

The Library is pleased to announce a new subscription to warc.com

warc.com provides information about advertising and marketing, including statistics and case studies.
It is available on and off-campus via university username and password from the 'Databases' tab on the Library SmartSearch web page.  It is also available via the 'Databases' tab on the LibGuide for Marketing.

Warc is a global provider of ideas and evidence for marketing people.  It combines current new thinking and trends with best practice so that you can make the most informed decisions about your marketing strategy, with access to over 6,000 award-winning case studies, in-depth trend analysis, and research reports in one place.

If you have any feedback about warc.com or any other Library subscriptions or databases we would be pleased to hear from you.

Best regards
Lydia Matheson
Information Specialist, LIS

4 April 2013

Thomson Reuters Knowledge Network: April Q&A Sessions

Do you use the financial numerical database Datastream? If so, would you like further help extracting data?

Thomson Reuters are offering Question and Answer sessions for students using the database Datastream. If you are having problems extracting data and would like advice please feel free to sign up for one of the Q&A sessions:

 · Client trainers from Thomson Reuters will be holding online Q&A sessions to answer your questions regarding data on Datastream
 · No need to have the product in front of you, just the question that you want answering
 · No need to join a conference call, they will use Adobe chat … however, if you really want to talk to a trainer they will provide a number to call
 · To sign up, email: training@thomsonreuters.com stating the date, time and product session as well as your University email address.

Leave the rest to Thomson Reuters! They will email you with the login details for the 1 hour session.

Dates and times are:
Wednesday 17 April 2013 – 13:00
Tuesday 30 April 2013 - 13:00

Malcolm Horne
Business Information Specialist