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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. trial

Library Services have arranged trial access to a new online resource, is an engineering website which will be particularly useful for Materials scientists – please try it and send our Materials Engineering Librarian, Eleni Zazani, your views ( Your opinions will help us decided whether to add this resource to our collections.

Thank you!

Using Passport for industry information

The Library subscribes to Passport and Passport Industrial, which provide industry analysis and market research reports. Our Business Team had a useful update meeting with Passport’s publisher Euromonitor this week and we thought it would be helpful to pass on some highlights to users.

As well as monitoring industry trends and market size, Passport also provides strategic information, with forecasts for the next five years compiled by Euromonitor analysts. It covers around 100 countries including some emerging markets, with data going back to 1977. We also subscribe to the ‘Industrial’ collection (it’s slightly hidden – access via Economies tab), for information on business to business and commercial markets; sectors covered include finance and insurance, machinery and transport.

A particular Passport feature is the Dashboard which provides interactive maps to visualise a huge range of data with options to customise, as well as links to further statistics and reports.

passport screen image

While the current user interface is not always intuitive (!) a new and improved search is due to become available in early June – please do give it a go and explore some of the valuable reports and data included. For further information or help please contact the Business Team at

Passport is available to all Imperial students and staff from the Library’s Business support web pages.

Rosemary Russell, Business Librarian


CINAHL – a new database for nursing and allied health professionals

Library Services have recently subscribed to CINAHL.

CINAHL is the most comprehensive database for information relating to nursing and allied health disciplines including medical/laboratory technology, dental hygiene, athletic training and speech-language pathology. It includes articles from nearly 3000 journals, health care books and conference proceedings.

Why not test your Medicine librarian by seeing if they can remember what CINAHL stands for?! (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Health Literature)

Our Medicine Subject Support page lists your librarians as well as providing a link to CINAHL in the Bibliographic Databases section. You can also find CINAHL via Library Search or clicking on the link below.


There are help sheets to help you use CINAHL in the searching and browsing section of this EBSCO help page.

Library Services welcome your feedback about all our resources, please send us your comments and enquiries via ASK the Library.

Rebecca Jones, Liaison Librarian (Medicine), Charing Cross Campus Library

New journal for Medicine

Following a suggestion from the School of Public Health, Library Services have recently taken out a subscription to a new journal, The Lancet HIV.

This exclusively online journal is dedicated to publishing original research that advocates change in, or illuminates, HIV clinical practice.

Try The Lancet HIV now

If you would like to send the Library your own suggestions for additions to our online collections please contact your subject librarian. We also welcome suggestions for new book titles, just complete a book suggestion form.


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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