Archive for the ‘Electronic journals’ Category

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.

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In celebration of British Science Week: ScienceDirect

March 12, 2018

So my calendar tells me that we are half way through British Science Week, a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths in the UK.

To mark the event, this blog will take a look at some of our science-related resources, starting with ScienceDirect. The online journals platform for the publisher Elsevier, this resource provides us with access to over 2,000 high-impact electronic journals. Despite the name, there is more to this resource than science-related research. Not only does it cover all aspects of science (including health and life sciences) is also provides humanities and social sciences coverage. Included in Discover@Bolton, which makes accessing this content even easier, I find that ScienceDirect is very user-friendly, and it’s east to get to the research you want quickly.

Now, my calendar also tells me that today is “Fill Our Staplers Day”…

Resource focus: SportDISCUS

January 16, 2018

Hands up who made it their New Year’s resolution to take up a sport and get fit? At the start of 2016 I made this my resolution and amazingly I’ve stuck to it. If you’d have told me 20 years ago that I would feel cross that my gym closes at 8 p.m. on a weekend I’d have laughed at you…

Anyway, if you are studying sports sciences (as opposed to someone like me!), there is one database you simply cannot do without: SportDISCUS. This is a hugely important full-text resource for anyone studying sports and sports medicine. Containing over 150,000 articles from over 600 journals, this database covers health education, coaching, fitness, physical therapy and sports sciences to name a few topics. SportDISCUS is very easy to search so do take a look if you are studying sports-related topics.

An Eresource Advent, Day 23

December 23, 2017

On this, the penultimate entry for our Eresource Advent, we have the Literature Resource Center, an important resource for those studying literature as you might imagine, as well as drama. Including the MLA International Bibliography, Literature Resource Center provides biographical information, literary criticism in full-text covering a full range of disciplines and time periods, over 850,000 journal articles, over 75,000 full-text critical essays as well as reviews on over 130,000 writers.

I wonder what will be in store for the last day of our Eresource Advent…

An Eresource Advent, Day 22

December 22, 2017

Today’s entry has been part of our collection for a long time, but it remains an important part of it: ScienceDirect. The online journals platform for the publisher Elsevier, this resource provides us with access to over 2,000 high-impact electronic journals. Despite the name, there is more to this resource than science-related research. Not only does it cover all aspects of science (including health and life sciences) is also provides humanities and social sciences coverage. Included in Discover@Bolton, which makes accessing this content even easier, I find that ScienceDirect is very user-friendly, and it’s east to get to the research you want quickly.

An Eresource Advent: Day 19

December 19, 2017

Time for another unique resource for Day 19: 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.

The University of Bolton closes for the festive break today – season’s greetings to all and all the very best for 2018! Don’t forget that while we are closed you can still access our range of electronic resources including Discover@Bolton and Subject Guides.

An Eresource Advent: Day 16

December 16, 2017

To combat the winter blues, today’s resource is SportDISCUS, a hugely important full-text resource for anyone studying sports and sports medicine. Containing over 150,000 articles from over 600 journals, this database covers health education, coaching, fitness, physical therapy and sports sciences to name a few topics. SportDISCUS is very easy to search so take a look if you are studying sports-related topics!

An Eresource Advent: Day 14

December 14, 2017

We’re two weeks into our Eresources Advent and today we bring you 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.

An Eresource Advent: Day 13

December 13, 2017

While the number 13 might be unlucky for some, today’s entry is anything but unlucky: Emerald. Emerald is one of our key management/business resources and contains the full-text of over 100 journals. In fact, from January, we will be increasing the number of journals available in Emerald from 111 to 125. A wide range of topics are covered by this database such has human resource management, supply chain logistics, employee relations, marketing and economic studies. A

An Eresource Advent: Day 9

December 9, 2017

Today we have the slightly unique full-text resource JSTOR. Why unique? JSTOR was founded to help academic libraries store (i.e. digitally) journal articles, founded specifically to help libraries free up vital space as well as money associated with storage and preservation. Crucially, JSTOR provides access to journal articles that are much older than those we normally think of when we think of academic journals. For example, the University of Bolton, via JSTOR, can access articles from the International Journal of Ethics from the 1890s to the 1930s. Naturally I have checked out the articles that were published in this journal while Queen Victoria was still on the throne… I was drawn to an article entitled “Some remarks on punishment” (what that says about me, I do not know). The article opens with a discussion on Darwinism, specifically that it did not need to challenge our moral conceptions. However, the author concedes that in terms of ethics, Darwinism may prove to be revolutionary, and indeed may “modify the view which we take of punishment”. I’ve just read that online, at my desk. If I want to, I can save it, send to email or print it out. Now that is revolutionary…