Aims of the workshop:
This workshop supports all staff who wish to develop their skills at preparing small bids. However, this event is specifically aimed at staff who wish to apply for the Learning Enhancement and Innovation Fund (deadline: 22 September).
Day 1: Monday, 8 September, 10.00 to 12.00, Cottesbrooke 303
Day 2: (optional) Monday, 15 September, 9.00 to 12.00 (30-minute, individual consultations) Read the rest of this entry
Images of Research is back! So charge up your cameras, or dust off your sketchbooks, and come up with an image which captures the essence of your research in a visual, artistic or photographic way.
This years IoR will be a ‘gentle’ competition, where viewers can vote for their top three favourites – a people’s choice you might say! Entries for IoR 2014 must be submitted by November 6th 2014.
Business Source Premier is one of the leading databases for business subjects. A competitor product to ABI Global, it has both peer reviewed and trade journals; industry reports; company profiles, SWOT analyses and country economic reports.
Significantly, it provides access to the Harvard Business Review (not available from ABI Global) and McKinsey Quarterly.
We currently have trial access to Business Source Premier, but the library is planning to purchase the database later this year. Login arrangements will be the same.
Thomson Reuters have just released a new version of Journal Citation Reports (JCR), now including 2013 citation data. Please do take a look to see how your preferred journals have fared over the last year.
JCR lists impact factors and other bibliometrics for journals in the sciences and social sciences. For further information about the service please see my previous post.
You can access Journal Citation Reports via the A-Z list of databases, a university login is required.
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Hannah Rose, Academic Librarian for Education, tells me that the British Education Index has just moved to the EBSCO platform. In addition, we also now have access to three other resources as part of our subscription:
- Child Development & Adolescent Studies
- Education Abstracts
- Educational Administration Abstracts
FAQ: I am creating an online resource and would like to ensure that my reading list comprises only texts that are open access (OA). Where can I find suitable content?
There are plenty of open access articles and papers out there, if you know where to look. In the list below I have focused on text based materials rather than other resource types.
General repository search (all subjects):
- CORE – harvests a large number of repositories, claiming to index over 20 million articles.
- OAIster – now run by WorldCat – includes 30 million records, including text, audio, video, images and datasets.
- Digital Commons Network – has a colourful subject wheel to facilitate browsing; indexes repositories supported by Digital Commons software.
- OpenDOAR repository search and Registry of Open Access Repositories – OpenDOAR and ROAR are both registries of repositories; they each have a Google Custom Search box to enable searching of content.