Tag: Database

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.

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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 libbpd@imperial.ac.uk

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

Rosemary Russell, Business Librarian

 

Earcthdoc – a new database from The European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers

Imperial College London Library now subsribes to Earthdoc.

The European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers’ (EAGE) online database contains over 55,000 papers and articles going as far back as 1982. The following journals are included:

  • First Break
  • Near Surface Geophysics
  • Petroleum Geoscience
  • Seismic Technology
  • Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
  • Journal of the Balkan Geophysical Society

In addition, Earthdoc provides access to all event papers presented at EAGE’s conferences, exhibitions, workshops, etc. as well as those of other international societies.

Nicole Urquhart
Subject Librarian: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Design Engineering, Earth Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

Following a successful trial, Library Services now offer full access to the popular resource, Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy.

Using short video lectures and 3D images created from dissected human specimens, Dr Robert Acland (Professor Emeritus of Surgery, University of Louisville School of Medicine) demonstrates the anatomy of the human body. The 5 volumes offer in-depth coverage of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons and organs and are presented in everyday, easy to understand language. Students can even test their knowledge with interactive questions and answers – ideal for exam time!

Try Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy now

Have you used Acland’s? We’d love to get your feedback, please send us your comments below.

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Faculty of 1000 launches F1000 Workspace

Faculty of 1000 have recently added a new product, F1000 Workspace, to their suite of services which includes F1000 Prime and F1000 Research.

F1000 Workspace allows you to write and collaborate on papers, annotate and share references and articles, and easily discover and save relevant new articles.

The new service is available free to all Imperial members – try it now at http://f1000.com/work.

F1000Workspace Overview from F1000 on Vimeo.

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!