Category Archives: New e-resources

New e-resources purchased or subscribed to by the University of Edinburgh

JOVE – additional modules available

We have upgraded our subscription to JoVE (Journal of Visualised Experiments) to include JoVE Environment, the Advanced Biology Modules and the 3 newly available Psychology modules.

JoVE Environment is dedicated to research methodologies that address environmental concerns and seek to better understand Earth’s ecosystem. Special consideration is given to experimental methodologies that assess society’s impact on the environment, suggest solutions for protecting Earth’s resources, and develop sustainable fuel sources.

Essentials of Neuroscience provides an introduction to the field of neuroscience. These videos offer a glimpse of neuroscience at the practical and professional level, through an exploration of five major branches of study: neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, cell and molecular neuroscience, behavioural neuroscience, and developmental neuroscience.

Essentials of Developmental Biology introduces the field of developmental biology. Researchers in this discipline endeavour to understand the developmental processes that occur in organisms at every stage – starting from the single-celled embryo to the ageing adult. Based on current science, this collection is divided into five sub-categories: developmental genetics, molecular developmental biology, stem cell biology, organogenesis, and ageing and regeneration.

Essentials of Genetics focuses on genetics, the study of how genes build traits and how they are passed down from generation to generation. The collection is divided into five modules covering broad sub-disciplines: the genetics of individuals and populations, genetics and disease, gene expression, epigenetics, and genetic engineering. These videos briefly overview important discoveries and basic concepts of each field, introduce key questions being asked by geneticists today, and discuss common tools and experimental approaches used to study and manipulate genes.

Essentials of Cell Biology collection provides a glimpse into the field of cell biology. Despite the first observation of cells in the 1600s, scientists are still trying to decipher the questions related to the structure, growth, division, function, and dysfunction of cells. This collection profiles five important cellular phenomena: cell division, motility, endo- and exocytosis, metabolism and cell death. The videos review some of the landmark discoveries associated with these phenomena, highlight a few unanswered questions, and introduce the prominent methods used in cell biology labs today.

Essentials of Neuropsychology collection presents multidisciplinary techniques in behaviour, neurophysiology, anatomy, and functional imaging. Well-known behavioural paradigms, such as the Iowa Gambling Task, are demonstrated to diagnose brain damage and mental disorders. Neurophysiological methods, ranging from non-invasive brain stimulation to understanding how cardiac regulation relates to emotional recognition, are also discussed. Moreover, a number of functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques explores how the brain responds in particular behavioural states and to various objects.

Essentials of Sensation and Perception collection delves into a variety of procedures to study how the brain processes our complex sensory world and solves problems confronting conscious awareness and visual, tactile, and auditory perception. The videos explore just how well the brain creates assumptions during illusions, such as motion-induced blindness, and even chooses to ignore blatant objects in direct view, like when attention is focused on a demanding task.

Essentials of Social Psychology presents classical methods used to investigate how social contexts influence people’s actions, thoughts, and attitudes. Bringing the scientific method into our everyday lives, these videos showcase the wide range of human reactions to different social situations. Moreover, this collection provides a transparent look into social experiments, in order to understand how researchers manipulate situations to elicit behaviours.

Further new content

We will also have access to Essentials of Bioengineering and Essentials of Lab Safety once these modules have been published – expected later on this year.

Further info

These are the JoVE sections available to University of Edinburgh:

They have been added to DiscoverEd.

Oxford Scholarship – new e-books added

81 e-books published last month by Oxford University Press and available from Oxford Scholarship Online have now been added to DiscoverEd.

Subject disciplines include Business and Management, Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Social Work and Sociology.

Access a spreadsheet of the new titles here.

International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport – new subscription

The Library now subscribes to International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport.

International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport provides analysis of actual performance in sport and exercise. Studies using observational methods, biomechanical analysis, self-report emanating from actual sports performance, qualitative observation and measurements such as heart rate response during actual sports performance are all within the scope of the journal.  Laboratory studies of key techniques within sports are also of interest where such techniques are clearly important and cannot be analysed in detail during actual competition.  Such techniques include tennis serves and golf swings. There may be other contributions that do not analyse sports performance at all that are within the scope of the journal.  For example, interview studies or meta-analyses may lead to theoretical contributions explaining the nature of sports performance, tactics used and factors influencing performance.  Other topics covered include technologies such as design of analysis systems, sports equipment, research into training, and modelling and predicting performance.

Access Info

International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport has been added to DiscoverEd.  Access is back to vol.1 (2001).

Journal of Computational Biology access now available

The Library now subscribes to the Journal of Computational Biology.  It publishes in-depth statistical, mathematical, and computational analysis of methods, as well as their practical impact.

Journal of Computational Biology coverage includes:

  • Genomics
  • Mathematical modeling and simulation
  • Distributed and parallel biological computing
  • Designing biological databases
  • Pattern matching and pattern detection
  • Linking disparate databases and data
  • New tools for computational biology
  • Relational and object-oriented database technology for bioinformatics
  • Biological expert system design and use
  • Reasoning by analogy, hypothesis formation, and testing by machine
  • Management of biological databases

Further info

This e-journal has been added to DiscoverEd.  Access is back to Vol.1 (1994).

New Springer Nature E-Journals Available

We now subscribe to 5 newly published e-journals from Springer Nature:

Nature Astronomy is a truly multidisciplinary journal for the field, representing — and fostering closer interaction between — all of the key astronomy-relevant disciplines, by publishing the most significant research, review and comment at the cutting edge of astronomy, astrophysics and planetary science.

 

Nature Biomedical Engineering publishes original research, reviews and commentary of high significance to the biomedical engineering community, including bench scientists interested in devising materials, methods, technologies or therapies to understand or combat disease; engineers designing or optimizing medical devices and procedures; and clinicians leveraging research outputs in biomedical engineering to assess patient health or deliver therapy across a variety of clinical settings and healthcare contexts.

 

Nature Ecology & Evolution is interested in the full spectrum of ecological and evolutionary biology, encompassing approaches at the molecular, organismal, population, community and ecosystem levels, as well as relevant parts of the social sciences. Nature Ecology & Evolution provides a place where all researchers and policymakers interested in all aspects of life’s diversity can come together to learn about the most accomplished and significant advances in the field and to discuss topical issues.

 

Nature Human Behaviour will publish research of outstanding significance into any aspect of human behaviour, its psychological, biological, and social bases.  Nature Human Behaviour will feature a broad range of topics, including (but not limited to) perception, action, memory, learning, reward, judgment, decision-making, language, communication, emotion, personality, social cognition, social behaviour, neuropsychiatric/neurodevelopmental/neurological disorders, economic & political behaviour, belief systems, social networks, social norms, social structures, behaviour change, collective cognition and behaviour, culture, public policy.

 

Nature Reviews Chemistry aims to cover both the traditional core subjects of the field — organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry — while also providing insight to non-specialists where chemistry is a significant component of interdisciplinary research. These topics may include but are not limited to: chemical biology, chemical physics, materials science and nanotechnology. The journal also aims to bring to the attention of its readers topics beyond academic research with particular focus on chemistry education and research outside the academic environment.

 

Further info

Access to these new e-journals is now available via DiscoverEd:

Nature Astronomy

Nature Biomedical Engineering

Nature Ecology and Evolution

Nature Human Behaviour

Nature Reviews Chemistry

 

Journal of Medical Entomology – archive access now available

The Library has purchased the archive of Journal of Medical Entomology, 1964-1995, we now hold a full run of this journal online.

Journal of Medical Entomology publishes research related to all aspects of medical entomology and medical acarology, including the systematics and biology of insects, acarines, and other arthropods of public health and veterinary significance.

Access this e-journal via DiscoverEd.

 

New e-journal – BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning

The Library has taken out a subscription to BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning.

BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning focuses on the use of simulation and innovative technology as an educational method or intervention for professionals in all areas of health and social care education, workforce development and quality of care. The journal seeks to contribute to research, innovation and knowledge translation for practitioners, teachers, students and leaders in all health and social care professions who wish to improve clinical outcomes, patient experience, and safety.

Access this e-journal via DiscoverEd.

New Chemistry E-Books

 We have purchased the 2017 copyright year collection of Royal Society of Chemistry e-books, the initial batch of published books are now available in DiscoverEd.  Additional titles will be added to DiscoverEd as they are published throughout the year.  A full list of the e-books can be found in the spreadsheet here.

 

New E-Books from Cambridge Core

A further 253 e-books across most subject areas have been added to DiscoverEdCambridge Core hosts books from a variety of publishers including Edinburgh University Press, Cambridge University Press, Boydell & Brewer.  A list of the new titles and subject areas can be found in the spreadsheet here.

International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing – new e-journal

We have a new e-journal subscription – International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing 

International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing (IJSMM) is a multidisciplinary journal which aims to provide a unique focus on a wide range of sport management and sport technology topics. It covers advances in theory, new concepts, methods and applications and case studies. Each issue disseminates quality sport-related research relevant to sport technology and sport management, examining both hard and soft perspectives in managing sporting organisations in the public and private sectors.