28 July 2016

ABS Postgraduate Dissertations - Library Collection

The Library ABS Postgraduate Dissertation Collection is now held in the Library Short Loan Collection on the Ground Floor of the Building.  The sample dissertations for PG students to view are located at the end of the run of shelving in red boxes.  Students can find examples of disserations from the MBA programme and the MSc IB programme.  All example disserations have academic comments and mark awarded included at the front.

If you would like to view an example dissertation for your individual degree programme please see your Student Support Office for advice. 

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