Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Free webinar: Using doctoral theses in your research

If you're interested in finding and using doctoral theses, why not sign up for this free webinar to learn how EThOS works?

EThOS (http://ethos.bl.uk) is a fantastic resource for researchers, with over 100,000 UK theses freely available to download, and another 200,000 to search and scan on demand. The webinar also explains how EThOS works with UK universities to support the whole research cycle.

Hosted by Sara Gould and Melissa Byrd on Thursday 13 February 2014, 15:00 GMT, this is a repeat of the session held on 10 December 2013. To attend, register now at:


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Web of Knowledge ... now Web of Science - major upgrade (Jan 2014)

The service we knew as Web of Knowledge has changed its name - to Web of Science - as part of a recent service upgrade. 

The Web of Science database itself is now called the "Web of Science Core Collection" and, don't forget, also includes the multi-disciplinary Book Citation Indexes and the Index Chemicus.    

There are changes to the searching experience.  There's a simplified search screen for the databases and a prominent link for checking full-text availability ... click the Full-Text button to bring up @Keele, our e-journals checking service; this service checks for full-text availability through both Keele e-journal subscriptions and a range of major Open Access journal collections such as PubMed Central Open Access.

And finally ...
Don't forget, we also now have access to two additional databases to support your research: Current Contents Connect and the Data Citation Index.  For more Information view the "Web of Science" tab on this web page: http://www.keele.ac.uk/library/find/databases/

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Semester 2 Training Sessions: details now available

Read about our forthcoming 'Essential Information Skills' training sessions at the Keele Campus Library ... you can also book online: View details here

If you are based at the Hospital Campus view information about training sessions delivered at the Health Library:  View details here

Don't forget we have online tutorials and videos - including videos on using RefWorks: View the Keele Campus Library YouTube channel here

Based at the Health Library and want to develop your searching skills?  View e-tutorials and videos here

Monday, January 6, 2014

New feature in Catalogue Plus!

We've just enabled a new feature in Catalogue Plus which is now under testing. When you look at the full display for a book there is now a 'Find it' button on the right of the screen next to its location and shelfmark.

Click on this and you'll see a map of where it is in the library, which should make it easier for you to find it:

This feature works on most modern browsers, and for Catalogue Plus and the Classic Catalogue. We hope you find it helpful, and please let us know what you think of it.

Environment Digimap - Free Trial

Environment Digimap is available free of charge until 31 July 2014. This new Digimap collection offers land cover map data from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). More details are available in the Environment Digimap Help Pages.