Category: E-journals

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.

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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.

Medicine

Journal of psychopharmacology

Journal of diabetes science and technology

Engineering

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)

New journal backfiles for Chemistry

Library Services have purchased two journal backfiles from Thieme Chemistry.

Synthesis

Synthesis is an international journal devoted to the advancement of the science of synthetic chemistry. It covers all fields of organic chemistry involving synthesis, including catalysis, organometallic, medicinal, biological, and photochemistry, as well as related disciplines. The Library previously offered access from 2003 to the present – this new purchase gives you full access back to the first issue in 1969.

Synlett

Synlett reports research results and current trends in synthetic organic chemistry in short personalized reviews and preliminary communications. It covers all fields of science involving organic synthesis, including catalysis, organometallic, medicinal, biological, and photochemistry, but also related disciplines. This backfile extends the Library’s provision meaning that we now offer access from the first issue in 1989 to the present.

The best way to access both these titles is through Library Search where you will be asked to enter your College username and password when working off-site.

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New e-journals

Library Services have recently purchased the following new titles for our e-journal collection.

Advances in Ecological Research Online

Advances in Ecological Research presents a wide range of reviews on all aspects of ecology. It’s currently under Imperial College co-editorship, and topics include the physiology, populations, and communities of plants and animals, as well as landscape and ecosystem ecology. The e-journal includes issues from 2011 onwards.

Silwood Park Campus Library also has print volumes for 1962 to 2014, which can be borrowed. Check Library Search to find individual volumes, and if you’re not at Silwood, sign in and use the Request option to have a volume sent to your campus library.

AIAA Meeting Papers

We now provide electronic access to all AIAA Meeting Papers (since 1963) – that means 5000 new papers each year. This is a key resource to those involved in aeronautical engineering and related disciplines. The Meeting Papers are made available through AIAA’s “digital library” – Aerospace Research Central.

We are also in the process of greatly increasing our electronic access to AIAA journals – more news on this in a few weeks.

Medical research titles

These titles have been moved from print only to e-journals to allow easy access across all campuses:

Advances in Cancer Research
Advances in Virus Research
Advances in Immunology
Advances in Pharmacology

The best way to access all our e-journals is through Library Search – if you are away from an Imperial site you will be prompted to enter your College username and password.

JoVE Science Education – learn lab techniques through simple video demonstrations

joveOver a year and half since the Library first offered JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, we are pleased to announce that, following user recommendations from staff and researchers, we have recently subscribed to JoVE Science Education and JoVE Developmental Biology. These additions extend our provision to give Imperial staff and students access to the full suite of JoVE products.

JoVE is a peer reviewed scientific journal with over 4000 videos which are indexed in subject-relevant databases, including PubMed/MEDLINE, SciFinder and Scopus.

Videos from top research institutions around the world are included with many created by Imperial academics, for example A Method for Studying the Temperature Dependence of Dynamic Fracture and Fragmentation by David Jones, David Chapman and Daniel Eakins from the Institute of Shock Physics.

JoVE Science Education is particularly useful for helping undergraduates learn laboratory fundamentals through simple, easy to understand video demonstrations. It contains a number of collections including General Laboratory Techniques, Basic methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology, and Essentials of Biology. The collections are constantly growing and recent additions include Essentials of Genetics and Essentials of Cell Biology.

You can access JoVE directly at http://www.jove.com or via the link in the Library Search record where you will be asked to enter your College username and password if you are working off-site.

For queries about JoVE please contact library staff using ASK the Library or post a comment here – we’d love to get your feedback!