Thursday, 26 June 2008

Are you an Endnote or Endnote Web user?

Do you use Endnote or Endnote Web?

  • Do you want to find out about any new updates to Endnote?
  • Pass on tips to other Endnote users or ask questions?

If so, you may be interested in this community page which has been designed to bring together information relevant to Endnote users at the University.

I don't know what to believe.....

Trying to make sense of science stories?

Here is a leaftlet for people who follow debates about science and medicine in the news. It explains how scientists present and judge research and how you can ask questions of the scientific information presented to you.

Blackwell Synergy

The Wiley and Blackwell publishing houses are merging and as a result, the Blackwell Synergy interface we use for accessing our Blackwell ejournals will cease to exist as of 30th June 2008. Content will be moved across to the Wiley InterScience site and we will retain access to all our subscribed content. However, over the weekend of June 28th and 29th, we anticipate that there will be a period when both Blackwell Synergy and Wiley InterScience will be unavailable.

Links should update automatically, but if you have any problems accessing a title which was previously available via Blackwell Synergy, please try the Wiley InterScience site at: . Wiley InterScience is also available through the eLibrary gateway under the "General- ejournal collections" category.

For more information on the changes, please see:

Scifinder Scholar - new web version now available

A new web-based version of SciFinder is now available at Nottingham.

The new version does not require you to download the full SciFinder software, it has a more intuitive and "modern" feel and all the important functionality is available. Only a few features e.g. Journal contents browsing and the Categorize command are not yet available. Structure and reaction searching is run through a Java application but if you do not wish to use the structure drawing package there is no need to install any software.

The familiar client-based version is still available and both versions will continue to be supported. However, since we have no additional "seats", 2 of our 6 allocated accesses have been migrated to this new version and we will monitor usage to assess whether/when to transfer more across.

The usual advice that "if you do not get through try again" applies to both versions. We do receive detailed logs of turn-aways so that we can assess the relative popularity of the two versions.

Individual registration is required to use the web-based service. Please see our 'NEW' help page at for the link to 'Register Now' and for details of browser requirements. (NB this is also the address for downloading the Scifinder client-based software)

To use the web-based version connect to from a computer on the University network.

Feel free to leave your comments on the new service here or contact your subject librarians directly: or