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ProQuest Ebook Central

June 6, 2018

A few weeks ago we mentioned that our MyiLibrary ebook collection had become part of the ProQuest Ebook Central collection. If you have any problems accessing the former MyiLibrary titles via the library catalogue, please go direct to ProQuest Ebook Central and search for the title there.




Emerald journals scheduled downtime

May 21, 2018

Emerald Publishing has notified us of some essential maintenance they need to carry out on their website. As a result Emerald journals will be unavailable from 8am on Tuesday 22 May 2018 for up to 12 hours. Apologies for any inconvenience.

MyiLibrary moves to ProQuest Ebook Central

May 1, 2018

Our MyiLibrary ebook collection has moved into ProQuest Ebook Central.  You can access the ebooks in the usual way, through Discover@bolton, the library catalogue, Reading Lists Online, your subject guide or via ProQuest Ebook Central on the A-Z databases list. Our ProQuest Ebook Central collection now offers access to over 130,000 ebooks.

Scheduled maintenance for ProQuest Ebook Central

April 19, 2018

ProQuest Ebook Central will be unavailable for five hours on Sunday 22nd April 2018 from 3.oo a.m. to 8.00 a.m. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Taylor and Francis journals available again

April 13, 2018

Happy Friday! The problems we were experiencing with Taylor and Francis journals have been resolved, and you should now be able to access articles as normal.

Taylor and Francis journals currently unavailable

April 12, 2018

Due to a technical issue, we currently have no access to Taylor and Francis journals. We are working to reinstate access as soon as possible, and apologise for the inconvenience.

New platform for Wiley

March 19, 2018

Over the weekend, Wiley has upgraded their platform so you may find that it looks a little different. If you encounter any problems, or something doesn’t work in the way you’d expect, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Subject Help Desk.

In celebration of British Science Week: British Standards Online

March 15, 2018

The fourth in our series of blog posts to celebrate British Science Week presents British Standards Online (BSOL). The concept of a standard is really quite simple: they define best practice. Created by experts, they can come in different forms from a set of definitions to strict regulations that must be adhered to. BSOL is a database that provides access to the text of standards; search for the required standard. The development portal linked to from BSOL includes information on how standards are actually made. Need information about a standard? Then this is truly the only place to look!

In celebration of British Science Week: the research of IMRI at the University of Bolton

March 14, 2018

We’re a little closer to home today as British Science Week continues by bringing you some home-grown research, that of the University of Bolton’s very own Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI). The work of IMRI is hugely important – projects have included the development of slash-proof material and specialist material for use in the prevention of bedsores – and the good news is that a large amount of IMRI’s published research is freely accessible on UBIR, the University of Bolton Institutional Repository. Have a look at the collection here: truly groundbreaking.

In celebration of British Science Week: IEEE Xplore

March 13, 2018

As British Science Week continues, a look at another one of our science-related resources. Today we have IEEE Xplore. Published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineered, this large, full-text database is useful for anyone studying scientific or technical disciplines, and in many respects can be regarded as multi-disciplinary. There’s an awful lot to be found within IEEE Xplore; it goes far beyond access to full-text journal articles (although let’s not forget about full-text journals – there are nearly 200 available in IEEE Xplore!). You can also find over 1,800 conference proceedings and over 6,200 technical standards. Access IEEE Xplore via the A to Z List of Databases, or access the content via Discover@Bolton.