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Access leading scientific videos with JoVE

StopReadingLibrary Services are pleased to offer our users access to JoVE, the Journal of Visualised Experiments. Our subscription includes both the JoVE Journal and JoVE Science Education.

JoVE is used by a number of Imperial academics in their teaching. Tim Simpson, Life Sciences told us:

“We use JoVE Science Education as a method of reinforcing teaching already delivered during the lectures. I personally like to begin wet laboratory lab practicals with an introductory video and for the first year students in Biology and Biochemistry it is always good to have a source of information that is delivered at the level they encounter in their lectures. JoVE Science Education provides that in a professionally delivered format. Easy to use and of short durations, we find the videos are an excellent addition to our teaching capabilities.”

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Handbook of Vibrational Spectroscopy

Handbook of Vibrational SpectroscopyIn addition to our existing print copies, Library Services now offer access to the online edition of the Handbook of Vibrational Spectroscopy by Chalmers and Griffiths, 2002. This e-book includes all 5 volumes in one, easy to use format.

The best way to access this e-book is through Library Search where you will be prompted to enter your College username and password if you are working away from an Imperial site.

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Have you tried BrowZine, a new way to search e-journals?

Brought to you by the Library, BrowZine is a new service which allows you to search and browse our e-journals through a user-friendly interface.

Originally an app for smartphone and tablet, BrowZine has now been developed as a web interface for PC and laptop.

Both versions offer the facility to browse current and back issues of most of the Library’s titles however, at the moment, the app offers greater functionality. It allows you to search an a-z list, add favourite titles to your “Bookshelf”, and save articles for future reading. By syncing your devices, you will even be able to access all of your articles no matter where you are working.BrowZinelogo

To try BrowZine sign in with your College username and password at the link below, download the app from your app store, or visit the library website.

Sign in to BrowZine now

Find out more about BrowZine


Who’s Who – over 33,000 influential people from around the world

whoswhowebpanelLibrary Services are pleased to offer access to Who’s Who 2015 online, the essential directory of noteworthy and influential people from every area of public life worldwide.

This resource lists autobiographies of people who have had an impact on British life and presents them in a user friendly format. Politicians, judges, academics and artists are just a few examples of the many people you can find using this resource.

Our subscription also includes Who Was Who, an invaluable historical archive going back to 1897, which includes the entries of over 90,000 people, now deceased, who were included in previous editions of Who’s Who.

Try Who’s Who now or find it on Library Search

Statista – a million statistics at your fingertips

Statista logoThe Library has recently subscribed to Statista, a statistics portal that provides quantitative data on a multitude of categories: from agriculture to engineering, energy and environment, marketing and consumer, media and technology to demographics.

It also gathers comprehensive industry reports on 1000 industry topics and market forecasts covering 40 countries.

Statista offers interactive infographics and charts showing reliable statistical data, structured in a user friendly way. You can change the view of these graphics, download data in various formats (PDF, PPT, XLS, PNG) and use it in your academic projects, provided you cite and reference it accordingly.

Please note that if you want to use Statista away from campus you’ll need to log in using the VPN.

New e-journal titles added August 2015

We’ve recently added the following new titles and backfiles to our e-journal collections – access them all through Library Search.


Journal of psychopharmacology

Journal of diabetes science and technology


Journal of urban technology

ASME conference proceedings backfile (2002 – 2007)

Journal of aircraft backfile (1964 vol 1, issue 1 – 2006 vol 43, issue 6)

Journal of propulsion and power backfile (1985 – 2007)

Journal of spacecraft and rockets backfile (1964 – 2014)

Journal of thermophysics and heat transfer [JTHT] backfile (1987 – 2014)

ARC Aerospace Research Central

We now have full-text access to nearly all the content of ARC Aerospace Research Central (the AIAA’s digital library). This includes the AIAA Meeting Papers – an invaluable source of information within aeronautics and beyond.

To access the content when off-site you will need to use the College VPN, Library Search or the direct link on the Aeronautics subject page.

Angela Goldfinch
Subject Librarian: Aeronautics, Computing, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Springer eBooks in Computer Science

Great News! Library Services now provide access to the Springer e-book collection in Computer Science. This has substantially increased our coverage in this area. The collection includes over 10,000 volumes published from 2005 onwards. Use Library Search to find the book you want.

These e-books provide unlimited access and use – book chapters can be simply and permanently downloaded onto your laptop, tablet etc.

Find out more from Springer

Angela Goldfinch
Subject Librarian: Aeronautics, Computing, Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Oxford Medicine Online – full access for Imperial and the NHS

Oxford Medicine Online provides access to the full text of over 800 highly-regarded titles from Oxford University Press. It includes all titles in the medicine textbooks, handbooks and specialist handbooks series, even the Cheese ‘n’ Onion!

Library Services now offer full access to Oxford Medicine Online for all Imperial students and staff, as well as NHS Staff from Trusts linked with Imperial.

Imperial students and staff – click on the link from Library Search or browse the collection at Oxford Medicine Online. When working off-site you will be prompted to enter your College username and password.

NHS staff – log in with OpenAthens via Oxford Medicine Online. For instructions on creating an OpenAthens account see OpenAthens.

To find out more visit Oxford Medicine Online.

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine
New! Full access to Oxford Medicine Online, including the Cheese n Onion