New ebooks from Cambridge University Press available

1966 titles that were published in 2005-2006 and 2012 by Cambridge University Press are now available through our library catalogue. These are part of the SHEDL perpetual access deal. These join the further 2665 CUP titles in the catalogue which were published between 2007-11. We will also be loading licensed titles published in 2013 on a month by month basis. Links from a catalogue record will take you directly to a title If you would like to see the subject collections please go to http://ebooks.cambridge.org/home.jsf

Box of broadcasts now available

We now have a subscription to BoB National (Box of Broadcasts). BoB is an off-air recording and media archive service which is available to staff and students.  It allows you to record TV and radio programmes that are scheduled to be broadcast over the next seven days as well as retrieving programmes from the last seven days from a selected list of recorded channels. Continue reading

JISC historic books now available

Log in using your Athens details at http://www.jischistoricbooks.ac.uk/ or go to our ebooks page.

One platform, over 350,000 historic books
JISC Historic Books contains the full text or page images of over 350,000 books published in Britain from 1475 to 1900. The service draws together content from two of the best-known and long established early book collections:

EEBO (Early English Books Online)
The scanned images and (increasingly) full-text digital versions of over 125,000 books published in English up to 1700, from the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War.

ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online)
A digital collection of all the books published in Great Britain and its colonies during the eighteenth century, comprising some 33 million pages from more than 180,000 titles. The collection includes books in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish and Welsh.

Uniquely and never before available online, JISC Historic Books also includes:
Nineteenth Century books from the British Library collection
A digital collection of more than 65,000 first editions from the long 19th century, covering philosophy, history, poetry and literature. The collection of over 25 million pages of previously rare and inaccessible content is searchable for the first time, and includes the original typeface and illustrations for each book.

JISC MediaHub now available

One platform, over 137,000 multimedia items, providing a single point of access to major multimedia archives, enabling cross searching and exploration of over 3,500 hours of film and 50,000 images from the following archives:

NewsFilm Online

Over 3,000 hours of digitised news stories from the ITN/Reuters archives, comprising some 60,000 stories. The sources include the complete Gaumont and Paramount newsreels, from 1910 and 1934 respectively. Many ITN broadcasts also include scripts and rushes, enabling comparison of the raw material and the edited footage that was broadcast.
Includes 9 minutes of British Gaumont newsreel from the 1948 Olympic games http://jiscmediahub.ac.uk/record/display/030-00026135
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Research gate

ResearchGate is the world’s largest professional network for scientists and researchers with more than 1.3million members. With access to over 45million abstracts (not full text!), Researchers can search through 7 of the largest databases and millions of smaller ones simultaneously, including PubMED, Cornwell University & CiteSeer; by using the
literature search at http://www.researchgate.net/literature

They also have the largest science and research specific job board in the world at http://www.researchgate.net/jobs/research/?nav=jobs

As well as the largest Science and Research Conference Board at http://www.researchgate.net/conferences/related/?nav=conferences

They also featured in the New York Times on Tuesday; the article is really good for explaining what ResearchGate is all about! http://www.nytimes.com/pages/science/index.html