Archive for January, 2011
We currently have trial access to ECCO parts 1 & 2. The trial runs until the end of February. For login details or to leave feedback, please email the Music & Humanities subject team at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have trial access to Key Note, a provider of Market Research reports and Company Information for the UK.
Students, lecturers and library members can benefit from access to the variety of Market Research reports and Company Information used by thousands of professionals everyday.
Each market specific report will provide students with the cutting edge consumer research, company information and market insight needed to succeed in a competitive academic environment.
Click here and use your Athens login. The trial runs until the end of April 2011.
LexisNexis is pleased to announce the release of LexisNavigator, an exciting enhancement to LexisLibrary that comes as part of a standard Academic subscription. LexisNavigator allows users to search for content in LexisLibrary using legal terms that they encounter in their studies or research. This enhancement allows students to get straight to the heart of LexisLibrary and find the essential information they need to support their understanding of the law using the minimum of information.
LexisNavigator appears in the Quickfind search box on the Home page as ‘Find a legal term’. As with the Legislation and Case name fields, this box provides users with a word wheel as they type in legal terms (see below).
This box allows users to type in legal ‘terms of art’ and be provided with a detailed definition of that legal term taken from Words and Phrases Legally Defined, 4th edn. The result also provides the user with links to key cases, legislation and narrative definitions from key major works such as Halsbury’s Laws as well as related legal terms.
There is also another route to run searches in LexisLibrary using the terms behind LexisNavigator via the ‘Explore’ box on the Home page. This allows that to search across a broader range of legal content that they choose for themselves.
Again users can start to type in the term they are interested in and choose from the drop down list.
Once they have chosen their term, they can then choose the content types they want to search across e.g. cases, legislation and journals and click Search.
The results returned relate specifically to that legal term, and users can review the definition of that term by clicking on the link at the top of the results list and ‘exploring the legal topic’. As ever, the user can then choose to filter their results by Results Groups on the left hand side of the screen, so they can view only journal results for example.
We have indexed over 850 legal terms at launch and will be increasing the number of terms over the coming months. This list of terms has been compiled by identifying words and phrases appearing in top 100 searches across either Halsbury’s Laws or all subscribed commentary within the last 4 months. If there are any legal terms that you or your users would like to see in the service that are not currently available, then please email email@example.com with the details and we will add it to the list for inclusion.
On Saturday, January 22nd, the IOPscience service will be unavailable for approximately 8.5 hours, between 8:30am and 5:00pm BST (3:30am and 12:00pm EST). This is due to essential maintenance work.
Unfortunately the RSC web site is currently experiencing intermittent problems with accessing content. This should be fixed by Wednesday 19th January. In the mean time press the ‘Control’ & ‘F5′ keys together, to refresh your browser, and gain access.
We are currently experiencing problems accessing some DawsonEra ebooks. When clicking on the link on some titles, it is directing you to a login page with lots of different options, then to a general search page rather than straight to the book. Dawson are looking in to the problem.
Images from an additional collection – the Imperial War Museum – have been added to the Education Image Gallery.
Over 4000 images from three separate Imperial War Museum collections are now cross-searchable with the existing contents of Education Image Gallery.
We are currently experiencing intermittent access problems with the Gale databases LitFinder, LRC and MLA. The publisher has been informed of the problem.
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