Month: July 2015

Royal Society of Chemistry e-book collection

Library Services have recently purchased the RSC chemistry e-book collection which includes over 1,200 titles published from 1968 to 2014.

The collection covers all areas of chemistry as well as related subject such as climate change, renewable energy, biofuels, health and medicine and forensic sciences.

And if that wasn’t enough the collection also includes books on the chemistry of fireworks, chocolate and beer!

You can search for books by title, subject or keyword and phrase at the RSC website or search for book titles on Library Search.

Chapters can be downloaded individually and there are no limits on usage meaning you can download several chapters from the same book if you want to.

 

Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

Following a successful trial, Library Services now offer full access to the popular resource, Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy.

Using short video lectures and 3D images created from dissected human specimens, Dr Robert Acland (Professor Emeritus of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine) demonstrates the anatomy of the human body. The 5 volumes offer in-depth coverage of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons and organs and are presented in everyday, easy to understand language. Students can even test their knowledge with interactive questions and answers – ideal for exam time!

Try Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy now

Have you used Acland’s? We’d love to get your feedback, please send us your comments below.

Acland screen image

New e-journals

Library Services have recently purchased the following new titles for our e-journal collection.

Advances in Ecological Research Online

Advances in Ecological Research presents a wide range of reviews on all aspects of ecology. It’s currently under Imperial College co-editorship, and topics include the physiology, populations, and communities of plants and animals, as well as landscape and ecosystem ecology. The e-journal includes issues from 2011 onwards.

Silwood Park Campus Library also has print volumes for 1962 to 2014, which can be borrowed. Check Library Search to find individual volumes, and if you’re not at Silwood, sign in and use the Request option to have a volume sent to your campus library.

AIAA Meeting Papers

We now provide electronic access to all AIAA Meeting Papers (since 1963) – that means 5000 new papers each year. This is a key resource to those involved in aeronautical engineering and related disciplines. The Meeting Papers are made available through AIAA’s “digital library” – Aerospace Research Central.

We are also in the process of greatly increasing our electronic access to AIAA journals – more news on this in a few weeks.

Medical research titles

These titles have been moved from print only to e-journals to allow easy access across all campuses:

Advances in Cancer Research
Advances in Virus Research
Advances in Immunology
Advances in Pharmacology

The best way to access all our e-journals is through Library Search – if you are away from an Imperial site you will be prompted to enter your College username and password.

Faculty of 1000 launches F1000 Workspace

Faculty of 1000 have recently added a new product, F1000 Workspace, to their suite of services which includes F1000 Prime and F1000 Research.

F1000 Workspace allows you to write and collaborate on papers, annotate and share references and articles, and easily discover and save relevant new articles.

The new service is available free to all Imperial members – try it now at http://f1000.com/work.

F1000Workspace Overview from F1000 on Vimeo.