Month: March 2016

Altmetrics added to Library Search

In recent months Library staff have been developing Library Search to include the well-known Altmetrics ‘donut’.

So how does Altmetrics work?

  • See the Altmetrics badge (aka ‘donut’)
  • Hover over it to find where the paper has been mentioned in the news policy and social media and how many times
  • Each media type is a colour, so the more places a paper is mentioned the more colourful the badge appears
  • To go into the detail, click through to the Altmetrics site and check out each tab

Try it now: Go to Library Search,  search for “Why a pandemic flu shot caused narcolepsy”.

You can find lots of further information in this video Getting started with Altmetric badges











New e-journals added in February

Library Services added the following new e-journal titles to the collection in February.

The best way to access these titles is through Library Search. You will have direct access while on an Imperial site and will be asked to enter your College username and password if working off-site.

  • International Journal of Science Education Part B
  • JACC Clinical Electrophysiology
  • Journal of Heart Valve Disease
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics International

If there is a title you think should be added to our collections please talk to your subject librarian.



Statista upgrade

Statista is a statistics portal that provides direct access to quantitative data in the fields of media, business, finance and politics. It also gives access to comprehensive industry reports on 1000 industry topics, market forecasts and infographics.

Library Services have now extended our subscription to include individualised functions for registered users. These new features include saving favourites, receiving alerts, creating own collections and exporting.

Try Statista now

As with most Library online resources, on-site access is seamless. For off-site access please use the link in the Library Search record and enter your College username and password when prompted.

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