18 February 2016

Oxford University Press error

**This problem has now been fixed and you should be able to log in to OUP journals via links on our Journals site again. 22/02/2016

There is currently a problem with the OUP journals site. OUP are looking into the problem and this blog post will be updated as soon as it's fixed.

16 February 2016

It's Black History Month in the US - have a read of these!

In the US, February is Black History Month. In honour of this, Emerald Publishing have made some of their ebooks available for you to read for FREE until the end of the month!

You can find the list of these titles here: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/promo/black_history.htm 

Take a look in the Library SmartSearch for other titles relevant to race, colour, history and society.

The UK's Black History Month doesn't take place until October, but there's lots of really great information on their website all year round.

15 February 2016

Student of Psychology, HRM or Organisational Behaviour - *New Journal Title* available

The Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, launched in March 2014, is devoted to publishing reviews of the I/O Psychology and HRM/OB literature. Topics for review include motivation, selection, teams, training and development, leadership, job performance, strategic HR, cross-cultural issues, work attitudes, entrepreneurship, affect and emotion, organizational change and development, gender and diversity, and statistics and research methodologies.

The top 2 cited review articles are

Bakker, A. B., Demerouti, E and Sanz-Vergel, A. I (2014) Burnout and Work Engagement: The JD–R Approach. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior Vol. 1: 389-411 (Volume publication date March 2014)
First published online as a Review in Advance on January 10, 2014
DOI: http://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-orgpsych-031413-091235

Morrison, E. W. (2014) Employee Voice and Silence Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior Vol. 1: 173-197 (Volume publication date March 2014)
First published online as a Review in Advance on January 2, 2014
DOI: http://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-orgpsych-031413-091328

Access to the Annual Review of Organisational Psychology &Organisational Behaviour is available through the Library SmartSearch A-Z Journal List 

The first volume was published in March 2014 and the second volume was published in April 2015.  You can view forthcoming articles for Volume 3 now.

9 February 2016

Financial database - Datastream

Datastream is a worldwide financial analysis tool that you can use to obtain data. Worldwide equity coverage direct from the stock markets, comprehensive market indices, economics data direct from national government sources as well as the OECD and IMF, fixed income securities and associated indices, commodities and derivatives data. Datastream provides a range of charting and reporting tools that enable you to manipulate and display, or simply download that data in the way that you want. With Datastream you can also get a set of Microsoft Office add-ins that enable you to access the Datastream database directly from within Excel- create and embed data requests that put the data you want straight into your spreadsheet.

Further information can be found on any of the Business LibGuides 

LocationThe Datastream software is located on the 1st floor of the Library on a standalone computer.  There is a telephone attached to the wall which you can use to phone the Datastream 24 hour helpline.  There are also a series of written guides to support you.

Booking Datastream
You can book a 2 hour research session using the online booking system at

We request that the booking is limited to two hours but if no-one is due after your two hours have been completed, please feel free to continue.

Need some help? You can…
1. Contact your Business Librarians LS_Businesslibrarian@aston.ac.uk giving details of your query
2. Contact the 24 hour helpline using the telephone on the wall – just press Datastream.

1 February 2016

Cite it! Sort it! EndNote it!

The Information Services Team in the Library are running additional workshops the week beginning the 22nd of February, 2016 to support staff and students in using EndNote.

EndNote is a commercial reference management software package, used to manage references when writing essays and articles. It is produced by Thomson Reuters.

In the workshop, the Information Specialists will work through creating an EndNote Library online, importing references from other sources (such as Scopus, Proquest, Library SmartSearch & Google Scholar) and managing your references once they are in your EndNote Library.  There will be plenty of opportunity to practise and the Information Specialist will be in the room to support you.

Finally, we will look at how you can import your references in to your Word document using the Cite While You Write function.

The EndNote workshops are open to final year undergraduates writing a dissertation, postgraduates starting their final project, research students and academics.

If you are interested in attending please view the workshop timetable and register for one of the events.