Archive for the ‘IEEE Xplore’ Category

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 andĀ over 6,200 technical standards.

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Highlighting games and special effects resources

February 26, 2016

If you’ve walked through the library this week, you may have noticed that our current display is all about resources for games and specials effects: many books on the topic have been included in this display.

You may be interested to know, therefore, that we also have access to a number of electronic resources that may be of benefit to those studying in this area. Two particular resources spring to mind: IEEE Xplore and Art Full Text. IEEE Xplore brings full-text journal articles covering a range of computing-related topics including material on special effects and games, such as creating virtual environments, portraying specific weather conditions and simulation. Art Full Text (available via Discover@Bolton as well as via the library website) is a major art resource and a search on “special effects” brings me articles on a variety of related topics including the development of special effects through the 1970s and 80s relating to Star Wars, further articles on simulation and even digital cinematography.

As you may also expect, a number of University of Bolton academics have published on these types of topics – including understanding the Uncanny Valley – and these are accessible from UBIR. Have a look here for University of Bolton research in that area.

Lastly, don’t forget about Discover@Bolton, which will provide you with relevant results from a range of databases.

Scheduled downtime for IEEE Xplore on Saturday 24th October

October 22, 2015

IEEE Xplore will be unavailable on Saturday 24th October for three hours from 13:00 until 16:00 due to essential maintenance. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.