Archive for the ‘Electronic journals’ Category

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…

An Eresource Advent: Day 6

December 6, 2017

Today’s entry turns to a highly specialised CINAHL (the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) which is an essential resource for our nursing students, as well as those studying health-related topics and even subject such as sports rehabilitation. Enabling access to over 600 full-text journals, CINAHL includes research on topic such as aging, mental health, community nursing, healthcare management, a range of nursing research topics, physiotherapy, paediatric and psychiatric care. CINAHL is a specialised database, and we have provided a video tutorial, accessible via the A to Z list of resources, to help you get the most out of it.

Taylor and Francis unavailable for one hour on Saturday 2nd December

November 30, 2017

Due to essential maintenance, Taylor and Francis Online will be unavailable for up to one hour on 2nd December from 12 midnight to 1.00 a.m.

Planned maintenance for Taylor and Francis Online: some features will be unavailable

November 17, 2017

Due to essential maintenance on Monday 20th November between 4.30 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. some features on the Taylor and Francis Online platform will be unavailable. It will still be possible to search for, browse and read content, but personalisation features will not be available during this time.

Royal College of Nursing Journals: access possible again

October 3, 2017

Some good news: access to Royal College of Nursing Journals has been restored. Just one thing to note: due to a technical issue, they are now listed separately on the A to Z list of electronic resources.

Royal College of Nursing journals update

September 25, 2017

Oh for some better news… The problems we have been experiencing recently with access to Royal College of Nursing journals have yet to be resolved. The better news is that we think we know what the problem is, and we are currently trying to arrange alternative access. Please accept our apologies; we fully appreciate how frustrating this.

Continuing problems with Royal College of Nursing journals

September 21, 2017

Unfortunately, the problems we have been experiencing with accessing Royal College of Nursing journals is continuing. We are working to resolve this as quickly as possible and thank you for your patience. Apologies for the inconvenience.