Category: E-journals

Soft Robotics: new journal added December 2016

Library Services now subscribe to the journal Soft Robotics (access from volume 1 2014). It has an impact factor of 6.130 (top journal in robotics).

Soft Robotics (SoRo) is an innovative peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the science and engineering of soft materials in mobile machines. The Journal breaks new ground as the first to answer the urgent need for research on robotic technology that can safely interact with living systems and function in complex natural or human-built environments.

Coverage includes:

  • Soft material creation, characterization, and modeling
  • Flexible and transient electronics
  • Soft actuators and sensors
  • Control and simulation of highly deformable structures
  • Biomechanics and control of soft animals and tissues
  • Biohybrid devices and living machines
  • Design and fabrication of conformable machines

You can find Soft Robotics on Library Search or try it at the link below.

Soft Robotics

New Risk journals

Library Services have recently subscribed to the following new Business journals. All these titles are are part of the Premium package.

Operational Risk
Insurance Risk
Hedge Funds Review
Structured Products
Energy Risk
Journal of Risk
Journal of Operational Risk
Journal of Credit Risk
Journal of Computational Finance (insert link)
Journal of Energy Markets
Journal of Investment Strategies
Journal of Risk Model Validation
Journal of Financial Markets Infrastructure
Journal of Network Theory in Finance

Find these and all our other journals on Library Search.

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 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!

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.



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

We’d love your feedback, let us know what you think at or on Twitter @imperiallibrary

New e-journals and e-books for January 2016

Library Services now subscribes to the following titles:


Rubber Chemistry and Technology

Published by the Rubber Division, American Chemical Society, Library Services provide access to the current issue along with the complete backfile from 1928, Volume 1 Number 1.

Try Rubber Chemistry and Technology now

American Journal of Sports Medicine

From the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Library Services offer online access from 1998, Volume 26 Issue 1. For articles before 1998 please contact the Charing Cross Campus Library which holds a small number of issues, otherwise the Library Document Delivery Service will be able to assist.

Try the American Journal of Sports Medicine now


Heat Exchanger Design Handbook, 2nd edition 2013

This 5 part volume, originally published in 1983, is the standard reference source for design and other information on heat transfer, heat exchangers, and associated technologies.

Try the Heat Exchanger Design Handbook now

The best way to access all Library e-journals and e-books is through Library Search. If you are working away from an Imperial site you will be asked to enter your College username and password.

We welcome your feedback, comments, suggestions and queries –  just ASK the Library.

Keep up to date with BrowZine

For those of you with iPads or android tablets (and phones), Browzine is a very nice visual way to keep up to date with new papers in your favourite journals:

  • Download the free BrowZine app and sign in with your College username and password
  • You can select your favourite journals from our subscriptions and add them to your bookshelf
  • You can easily see when new issues are available and quickly view PDFs of interest
  • You can save articles to read offline later
  • Articles and/or reference details can easily be saved to Dropbox or to reference management software such as Mendeley, EndNote (via EndNote Basic) or RefWorks

More information can be found on our BrowZine web page (click on the BrowZine app tab).