Month: February 2016

Tracking down theses is easier with ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global

Library Services recently upgraded our ProQuest Dissertations & Theses subscription to include ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global (PQDT Global).

“ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.” (ProQuest website)

All records feed into Library Search, so if you’re looking for a thesis from anywhere in the World you should be able to find it there. If you can’t, our Document Delivery Service will be happy to track it down for you.

For Imperial theses always check the Spiral repository first, as titles from 2013 onwards are available on open access. And, if you’re unable to see the title you want, you can request to see the print copy via our Store Service.

Audio Engineering Society E-Library

aes-logoIf you need information about audio engineering you could do worse than visit the Audio Engineering Society E-Library.

The E-library brings together the AES collection of convention papers, conference papers, engineering briefs, AES Journal and open access papers, with many contributions by leading professionals in the field. Content dates from the 1950s to the present.

Library Services are pleased to bring you access to the AES E-Library straight from your desktop when in College, or log in with your College username and password when working off-site.

Try the AES E-Library now

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This week we’re pleased to tell you that our trial of Geofacets was successful and we have now subscribed to the database.

Geofacets allows you to find maps in the geological journal literature by search terms or by geographic region. It will be especially helpful for students and staff in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering.

Over 550,000 maps can be found in journals from publishers including: AAPG, AGU, Elsevier, Geological Society of London, SEG, SEPM and Wiley. Links to the full text of articles on publishers websites are included (Imperial subscription-dependent) as well as read-only PDFs of all articles.

Most maps are georeferenced and data can be integrated with tools such as ArcGIS, GoogleEarth and Petrel.

Try Geofacets now