Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Trial of EcoSal: a database for E coli and Salmonella researchers

EcoSal is an information service for researchers on E. Coli and Salmonella which aims to be a comprehensive archive of knowledge on the enteric bacterial cell. EcoSal is continually expanded, updated, and revised and comprises several hundred modules of information containing links to graphics as well as to active databases of primary research information.
We have this resource on trial for 30 days through April and would welcome feedback on the value of a subscription.

March Science Book Arrivals

A listing of new science book arrivals for March is now available. To view click on the link "New Book Arrivals" on the right hand menu.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

BioOne resource available on trial

The University has trial access to BioOne until the end of July.

BioOne provides access to over 150 bioscience research journals covering many aspects of biological, ecological and environmental sciences. A full list of titles is available at:


BioOne can be browsed or searched and is available at: http://www.bioone.org/ or via the eLibrary Gateway "General - ejournals" category.

Please have a look and send your feedback to your subject librarian or to this blog.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Royal Society of Chemistry journal articles enhanced

The Royal Society of Chemistry have initiated a project to give added value to articles in their journals. The enhanced HTML versions, marked with the new "Prospect" icon have extra features to improve the look and feel and also to aid analysis of the subject content. The features include mouseover popups of chemical structures and links to Chemspider and other websites for more details on compounds and subjects. To see examples of Prospect, connect to the latest issue of Chemical Communications and view the full HTML of articles marked with the Prospect icon.

Launch of two new F1000 journals

Faculty 1000 have launched two new titles to which we have access as part of our current subscriptions. F1000 Biology Reports and F1000 Medicine Reports publish commentaries by the world's top experts focusing on the hottest areas in biology and medicine. These areas are selected by the journals' Advisory Boards and on the basis of trends amongst the papers evaluated by Faculty of 1000 Faculty members. The biology commentaries put recent advances in context and summarise their importance, while the medicine commentaries also highlight recent advances that are likely to change clinical practice.

Thursday, 5 March 2009


Can you spare 10 minutes to answer an online survey? Do you ever need to access information as a non-member at libraries in institutions other than your own? If so, we would like your feedback on the obstacles you face. Following our previous successful survey we are undertaking further work, commissioned by the Research Information Network (www.rin.ac.uk). The survey is hoping to reach as many researchers as possible, across a range of disciplines. Your input will provide vital insight to these issues and how they may be resolved going forwards. You can access the survey from 9th February here:
or email lburns@outsellinc.com.

Monday, 2 March 2009

February Science Book Arrivals

A listing of new science book arrivals for February is now available. To view click on the link "New Book Arrivals" on the right hand menu.