Wednesday, January 30, 2013

SAGE Journals Premier

The library has purchased electronic access to the Sage Premier suite of journals, these are now live and accessible to all Keele users. The Sage Premier collection includes leading international peer-reviewed journals, including high-impact research titles published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies. This deal provides the University with:

  • Electronic access to over 645 peer-reviewed, full-text journals, with content dating back to 1999. 
  • igh-quality, interdisciplinary content – almost two thirds of the content in the SAGE Premier package is ranked in the 2011 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2012) 

Click here for a full list of the titles in Sage Premier

These titles are available from our AtoZ of Journals, via the @Keele button or by going directly to Sage's platform. They can be accessed off-campus using your Keele username and password.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Today is a special day for a number of Keele students who have their graduation ceremonies today. These events are a fabulous way to mark all the hard work that has gone into achieving academic success, a cause for celebration and source of pride for your friends and family.  Your Library team wishes each and every one of you much success for the future.  Enjoy today, you've earned it, well done.

Monday, January 21, 2013

New search system under test

Locating information for an essay or indeed any kind of research isn't always as quick or easy a process as it ideally should be. Having to repeat your search in multiple information resources such as the Library catalogue and journal databases can be inconvenient
and time-consuming. To meet this need, the Library has set up a new system called Encore which allows searches on the library catalogue and most of our major ejournal databases at the same time. The default search combines books and articles, showing the top 3 or 4 most relevant articles and giving direct access to the full text of journal articles. However if you click on the 'Articles' tab you can choose to focus your search on the most subject-relevant resources. Of course, due to database licensing, the full-text is available only to Keele staff and students, so you must login using either your IT username and password or your library barcode.

Please let us know what you think of the system. Although we've tested it thoroughly we'd be particularly grateful if you notice anything which doesn't appear to work as it should.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

New sign for Campus Library and IT Services

The weather could have been better for its arrival but after much anticipation our new sign has arrived.

Thanks for your patience if you had to take a slight diversion to get into the library whilst it was installed. The old outdated signage will be removed in a few days.