New! More Springer Protocols added to DiscoverEd

Used primarily in the life sciences, protocols provide individual sets of instructions to allow scientists to recreate experiments in their own laboratories. These documents provide written procedural methods in the design and implementation of experiments that describe the safety, bias, procedures, equipment, statistical methods, reporting, and troubleshooting standards to be used in order to successfully conduct the experiment.

We have purchased over 800 new Springer Protocols – covering copyright years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.  These have been loaded to DiscoverEd in time for the new semester and for the remainder of 2018, we will continue to add newly published protocols.  A title list is available from https://experiments.springernature.com/download-source-titles-list.

Further info

Springer Protocols can also be accessed at http://www.ezproxy.is.ed.ac.uk/login?url=https://experiments.springernature.com which will allow you to cross-search our other subscriptions from SpringerNature (Nature Protocols, Nature Methods) as well as the open access repository Protocol Exchange.

New! Sage Research Methods Videos and E-Books

Just in time for the new academic year, we now have access to new Sage e-resources…

Sage Research Methods Video

Sage Research Methods Video: Practical Research and Academic Skills – This newest collection of streaming video on the SAGE Research Methods platform offers support on the practical skills that researchers need to successfully complete their research.  Key areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project and securing ethical approval are explicitly covered.  Practical skills such as project management, writing for publication, presenting work, and building networks are also presented through helpful explanatory videos. This video collection will give researchers the confidence to successfully navigate their research work, take responsibility for their professional development and identify the transferable skills they need to progress their careers.

Further info

A title list can be found here and there is a user-guide at http://sagepub.libguides.com/c.php?g=453083&p=5996497

 

SageKnowledge

We have expanded our coverage of Sage Knowledge content and now have access to over 4000 e-books in Business & Management, Counselling, Criminology, Education, Geography, Health & Social Care, Media & Communication, Politics & International Relations, Psychology and Sociology.  Additional titles will be added to DiscoverEd as records become available.

Times Higher Education – now available

University of Edinburgh current staff and students now have access to the Times Higher Education via a library subscription.

With our institutional subscription, you will be able to read online articles and digital editions using the THE website, and you will also be able to download the THE app to your device.

This service provides access to the latest weekly edition, and you can also access full text  dating back to January 2013.  An archive of earlier articles can be searched, and you have the option to set up a weekly email alerting you when the new edition is available.

Access is enabled via a personal account which is associated with the University using your official University e-mail address (ending .ed.ac.uk)

Registering as a first time user

You can register for an account to access our institutional subscription from 1st June onwards.

If you are registering to access the Times Higher Education for the first time please follow these instructions so that your personal THE account is associated with the University’s institutional subscription:

  • From the Times Higher Education website click on the user account icon (i.e. the red person icon towards the top right)
  • Register using your University of Edinburgh email address ending @ed.ac.uk
  • Choose a username and password (please note that your username will appear in public facing parts of the site – for example if you choose to leave comments on articles)
  • Click on Join us at the bottom and you will be logged in
  • You will receive a confirmation email

Once you have successfully registered your personal account, just click on Login the next time you use the service.

Access digital editions

  • To access digital editions of Times Higher Education, go to the magazine’s homepage at https://www.timeshighereducation.com.
  • Click the “Professional” tab, then click “Digital Editions”.
  • Then simply select the issue you want to view.

Download the app

  • The Times Higher Education app is available on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire. Visit your app store provider to download it to your device.
  • Select the edition you would like to view (e.g. UK or Global).
  • Log in by clicking on the icon in the top right corner.
  • Select Account, then click “Existing THE account”.
  • Enter your username and password.

Still need help?

If you require further information about setting up your access for the library subscription to Times Higher Education then please:

Contact us via the IS Helpline

 

Trial access to Practical Research and Academic Skills (video)

We have trial access until the 6th July to Practical Research and Academic Skills – a new streaming video collection available on the SAGE Research Methods website.

The videos cover key areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project and securing ethical approval. Practical skills such as project management, writing for publication, presenting work, and building networks are also presented through helpful explanatory videos.

This video collection will give researchers the confidence to successfully navigate their research work, take responsibility for their professional development and identify the transferable skills they need to progress their careers.

A preliminary title list of the videos included in the collection can be found here and a link to our trial feedback form can be found here.  Please complete a feedback form if you found these videos useful, your comments help support purchase decisions.

Further info

All of our current and historical trials can be found on the Trials Webpage.

MyiLibrary e-book changes

E-books hosted on the MyiLibrary website will transfer over to Ebook Central on the evening of Wednesday 18th April.

We have been advised that bookmarks, highlights and saved notes will not transfer – please see these instructions (opens PDF) on how to manually export notes if required.

If you had used the ‘Patron bookshelf’ facility, you will need to re-create this on Ebook Central.

Further info

Alerts have been added to the individual MyILibrary e-books in DiscoverEd.

Further information about the Ebook Central and MyiLibrary websites can be found via our E-Book AZ lists.

Annual Reviews Sciences Collection New E-Journals Available

With the renewal of our Annual Reviews Sciences Collection, we gain access to 3 new e-journals.

The Annual Review of Biomedical Data Science provides comprehensive reviews in biomedical data science, focusing on advanced methods to store, retrieve, analyze, and organize biomedical data and knowledge. The scope of the journal encompasses informatics, computational, and statistical approaches to biomedical data, including the sub-fields of bioinformatics, computational biology, biomedical informatics, clinical and clinical research informatics, biostatistics, and imaging informatics. The mission of the journal will be to identify both emerging and established areas of biomedical data science, and the leaders in these fields.

The Annual Review of Control, Robotics, and Autonomous Systems provides comprehensive reviews of significant theoretical and applied developments that impact the engineering of autonomous and semiautonomous systems. The broad fields of control and robotics are the major areas covered, together with connections to theoretical and applied mechanics, optimization, communication, information theory, machine learning, computing, and signal processing. The journal will cover important intersections with fields outside of engineering, including biology, neuroscience, and human behavioral sciences.

The Annual Review of Criminology provides comprehensive reviews of significant developments in the multidisciplinary field of criminology, defined as the study of both the nature of criminal behavior and societal reactions to crime.

Further info

All 3 titles are available via DiscoverEd or our Journals AZ list.

Nature Journals 2018 renewal

With the 2018 renewal of our Nature journals collection, we gain access to 3 new titles.

Nature Catalysis – this new journal will bring together research from across all chemistry and related fields, incorporating both fundamental and applied studies.  With Nature Research Group’s focus on the grand societal challenges, this journal will have a particular interest in applied work that advances our knowledge and informs the development of sustainable industries and processes.

 

Nature Electronics – publishing both fundamental and applied research across all areas of electronics, from the study of novel phenomena and devices, to the design, construction and wider application of electronic circuits.  The core focus of this journal will be the development of new technologies and understanding the impact of these developments on society.

 

Nature Sustainability – this new journal will publish research contributing to a deep understanding of the ways in which we organise our lives in a finite world and the multiple impacts our actions have.  Beyond fundamental research, the journal aims to publish studies of policies and solutions to ensure human well-being now and in the future, facilitating important cross-disciplinary dialogues to respond to the greatest challenges of our time.

Further info

All 3 titles are available via our e-journals AZ list or DiscoverEd.