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New lectures and case studies in the Henry Stewart Talks Business & Management Collection

Below are details of the latest new and updated lectures and case studies released last month to The Business & Management Collection. This month Henry Stewart Talks are excited to announce the release of the first 4 talks from their new series “Analysing Financial Statements.”

Leadership teams
Dr. Ruth Wageman – Harvard University, USA

How families took control of change: Jamie Oliver’s school dinners
Mr. Anthony Greenfield – Consultant, Resolve, UK

Revolutionising display advertising at Whichit: lessons from a start-up
Mr. Jonathan Gan – Whichit, UK

How Kelon and Haier innovated to attract the local Chinese market
Dr. Xiaobai Shen – Edinburgh Business School, UK

What makes for a great team?
Prof. J. Richard Hackman – Department of Psychology, Harvard University, USA

Risk management and big data
Mr. Scott Baldwin – eBay, USA

AmorePacific and the magic of Korean beauty
Mr. Martin Roll – Venture Republic, Singapore

NEW SERIES: Analysing Financial Statements
Introduction to financial reporting
Recording accounting entries
Cash vs. accrual accounting
Dr. David Bond – UTS Business School, Australia


What’s new in the Henry Stewart Talks Business & Management Collection?

The Henry Stewart Talks Business & Management Collection now contains approximately 1,000 animated lectures and case studies by leading experts from commerce, industry and academia, with February seeing the release of the first 4 talks from the new series “Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Applications in Industry.”

All Imperial College London members can view the complete collection at

Lectures and case studies are easy to integrate and embed in courses to further enrich the teaching and learning experience.  They are all compatible with Moodle, Blackboard, and other online learning management systems.

Recent releases include:

The fundamentals of business intelligence – what it does and why it’s so essential Dr. Michael McDonald – Fairfield University, USA

Big data in corporate finance Dr. Michael Puleo – Fairfield University, USA

Using social media data in investments Dr. Ying Zhang – Fairfield University, USA

Pricing strategy with business intelligence Dr. Michael McDonald – Fairfield University, USA

How WWF partnered with Nokia to promote conservation Mr. Graham Minton – Director of Corporate Relations, World Heart Federation, Switzerland

Going global: foundational ideas Prof. Anil K. Gupta – University of Maryland, USA and INSEAD, France

Entrepreneurship and Indian IT outsourcing: the good, the bad, and the money saved Prof. Rafiq Dossani – Stanford University, USA

How Southwest Airlines challenged a global crisis Dr. Kim Cameron – University of Michigan, USA

Titles in the collection can be found on Library Search. Please contact us via ASK the Library if you have any queries.



New content added to online map tools – Digimap and Geofacets

Library Services have extended our Digimap subscription to include the Aerial collection. Aerial Digimap offers detailed aerial photography from Getmapping Plc, with both a mapping and a data download facility available. Aerial Roam can be used to view, annotate and print the aerial photographs as well as an overlay function to allow comparison with current Ordnance Survey mapping. Aerial Download can be used to download the data for use in GIS or CAD (e.g. ArcGIS). Data is delivered in jpeg format each with a corresponding world file (.jgw).

New content has also been added to the Geofacets database. In addition to over 650,000 geological maps and data in the journal literature already available, the new content includes figures and tables such as seismic profiles, stratigraphic columns, photographs, well logs and data. As with the maps and data, this new content can also be downloaded and integrated with tools such as ArcGIS, GoogleEarth, Excel and Petrel.

Go to Digimap

Go to Geofacets

Soft Robotics: new journal added December 2016

Library Services now subscribe to the journal Soft Robotics (access from volume 1 2014). It has an impact factor of 6.130 (top journal in robotics).

Soft Robotics (SoRo) is an innovative peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the science and engineering of soft materials in mobile machines. The Journal breaks new ground as the first to answer the urgent need for research on robotic technology that can safely interact with living systems and function in complex natural or human-built environments.

Coverage includes:

  • Soft material creation, characterization, and modeling
  • Flexible and transient electronics
  • Soft actuators and sensors
  • Control and simulation of highly deformable structures
  • Biomechanics and control of soft animals and tissues
  • Biohybrid devices and living machines
  • Design and fabrication of conformable machines

You can find Soft Robotics on Library Search or try it at the link below.

Soft Robotics

New Risk journals

Library Services have recently subscribed to the following new Business journals. All these titles are are part of the Premium package.

Operational Risk
Insurance Risk
Hedge Funds Review
Structured Products
Energy Risk
Journal of Risk
Journal of Operational Risk
Journal of Credit Risk
Journal of Computational Finance (insert link)
Journal of Energy Markets
Journal of Investment Strategies
Journal of Risk Model Validation
Journal of Financial Markets Infrastructure
Journal of Network Theory in Finance

Find these and all our other journals on Library Search.

Keep up to date with new books lists


Do you want to know what books have recently arrived in the Library? Just click on the link from your subject web page on the Library website, we have new books lists for most of our subject areas.

Here’s an example:

New Business books

Our lists display the last 30 titles received and are updated automatically whenever we add something new.

Click on the details to check availability in the Library.

Overleaf – Free Pro account

overleafLibrary Services has arranged a one year free trial of Overleaf available to all Imperial College London staff and students.

As a College member you will be able to upgrade to an Overleaf pro account free. If you already have an Overleaf account it is easy to upgrade, see How do I get a Free Pro account. If you aren’t sure what Overleaf is, please read on.

What is Overleaf?

Overleaf is an online writing and publishing tool specifically for scientific writing. It is great for writing Rich text or LaTeX papers.

The Key features of Overleaf:

  • Overleaf helps to facilitate your workflows for publishing articles and papers with templates from some of the top scientific publishers
  • Online collaborative scientific writing tool which makes it easy to manage working with collaborators
  • You can collaborate in real time, you can leave notes, make comments and track changes easily
  • Live preview makes it easy to use and helps you to spot errors early

How do I use Overleaf?

Overleaf has the benefit of being easy to get started with. The Overleaf tutorial will get you started.

Overleaf has a useful 3 part course introduction to LaTeX.

How do I get a Free Pro account?

It is easy to take advantage of the free trial, just sign up for a FREE Overleaf pro account.

Use your Imperial College London email address and you will be able to upgrade to a free pro account with either an existing account or a new account (expires on Saturday 30 September 2017).

Walter de Gruyter Jisc Collections STM Collection

Library Services have recently subscribed to the Walter de Gruyter Jisc Collections STM Collection. This collection has enabled us to increase the number of Walter de Gruyter e-journals by 102 new STM titles, including the key titles Zeitschrift fur Naturforschung A and Radiochimica Acta.

You’ll find all the titles listed on Library Search.

For any queries about e-journals, e-books or databases please ASK the Library.

New Business resources

It’s been a while since we posted as library staff have been working hard renewing all our titles so that they’re ready for the new academic year. Each year we review the databases and journal packages we provide to make sure we are getting the best deals and the resources which will be most useful to you. Here are two new Business resources being introduced this year:

MarketLine Advantage

MarketLine Advantage is a leading source of market research information.  It contains company, country and industry intelligence, with research and data extending across every major marketplace in the world.

CEPR Discussion Papers

The CEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research) publishes more than 700 Discussion Papers per year on a variety of subject areas.  The Discussion Papers archive consists of more than 10,000 papers from 1984 onwards.

The best way to access both of these is through Library Search and if you have any questions please contact our Business support team on



New Medical journals

Following suggestions from staff in the Faculty of Medicine, Library Services now have subscriptions to the following new e-journals:

  • Body & Society – available from 1999 volume 5, issue 1
  • American Journal of Health Economics – available from 2015 volume 1, issue 1

The best way to access all e-journals provided by Library Services is through Library Search. You will be able to connect seamlessly when on an Imperial site and will be asked to enter your College username and password when off-site.

Please talk to a member of library staff at your campus if you need help.