Category Archives: Updates

Newsworthy updates to our e-resources

Brill E-Journals – renewal update

We have renewed our Brill e-journal deal and gain access to the following new titles.

Subject Title ISSN Print ISSN Online 2019 Volume No. of issues Journal Web Page
African Studies Studi Maghrebini/North African Studies – NEW at Brill 0585-4954 TBA 17 2 brill.com/mag
Art History Paragone: Past and Present – NEW at Brill 2476-115X 2476-1168 2 2 brill.com/para
Asian Studies China and Asia – NEW 2589-4641 2589-465X 1 2 brill.com/cahs
Book History and Cartography; History Brill Research Perspectives in Map History – NEW 2589-3955 2589-3963 1 2 brill.com/rpmh
History Journal of Applied History – NEW 2589-5885 2589-5893 1 2 brill.com/joah
History Lithuanian Historical Studies – NEW at Brill TBA 1392-2343 21 1 brill.com/lhs
History; International Relations Diplomatica – NEW 2589-1766 2589-1774 1 2 brill.com/dipl
History; Social Sciences Emotions: History, Culture, Society – NEW at Brill 2206-7485 2208-522X 3 2 brill.com/ehcs
History; Theology and World Christianity Brill Research Perspectives in Jesuit Studies – NEW 2589-7446 2589-7454 1 4 brill.com/rpjs
International Relations Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations – NEW at Brill 1075-2846 1942-6720 25 4 brill.com/gg
Language and Linguistics; Slavic and Eurasian Studies International Journal of Eurasian Linguistics – NEW 2589-8825 2589-8833 1 2 brill.com/jeal
Literature and Cultural Studies International Journal of Critical Media Literacy, The – NEW TBA TBA 1 2 brill.com/ijcm
Literature and Cultural Studies; Classical Studies Brill Research Perspectives in Classical Poetry – NEW 2589-2630 2589-2649 1 2 brill.com/rpcp
Middle East and Islamic Studies Al Abhath – NEW at Brill 0002-3973 1811-5586 67 1 brill.com/alab
Middle East and Islamic Studies Berythus – NEW at Brill 0067-6195 TBA 58 1 brill.com/bery
Middle East and Islamic Studies Mawlana Rumi Review – NEW at Brill 2042-3357 2589-8566 10 2 brill.com/mrr
Philosophy International Journal of Jungian Studies – NEW at Brill 1940-9052 1940-9060 11 2 brill.com/ijjs
Philosophy Simone de Beauvoir Studies – NEW at Brill 1063-2042 2589-7616 30 2 brill.com/sbs
Philosophy; Social Sciences Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research: Ethics for Animal Welfare, Veterinary Medicine, and Conservation – NEW 2588-9559 2588-9567 1 2 brill.com/jaae
Philosophy; Social Sciences Secular Studies – NEW 2589-2517 2589-2525 1 2 brill.com/secu
Religious Studies Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and Psychology – NEW 2589-711X 2589-7128 1 2 brill.com/rpsy
Religious Studies Religion and Gender – NEW at Brill 2589-8051 1878-5417 9 2 brill.com/rag
Religious Studies; Asian Studies Journal of Chan Buddhism – NEW 2589-7160 2589-7179 1 2 brill.com/chbu
Religious Studies; Education Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and Education – NEW 2589-529X 2589-5303 1 2 brill.com/rpre
Religious Studies; Social Sciences Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and Politics – NEW 2589-5842 2589-5850 1 2 brill.com/rprp
Social Sciences Public Anthropologist – NEW 2589-1707 2589-1715 1 2 brill.com/puan
Social Sciences Youth and Globalization – NEW 2589-5737 2589-5745 1 2 brill.com/yogo
Social Sciences; Media Brill Research Perspectives in Popular Culture – NEW 2589-4420 2589-4439 1 2 brill.com/rppc
Theology and World Christianity Brill Research Perspectives in Theological Traditions – NEW 2589-8795 2589-8809 1 2 brill.com/rptt
Theology and World Christianity Journal of Religion and Demography – NEW 2589-7411 2589-742X 6 2 brill.com/jrd
Theology and World Christianity; Philosophy Journal for Continental Philosophy of Religion – NEW 2588-9605 2588-9613 1 2 brill.com/jcpr

Further info.

The new titles are being added to DiscoverEd via an automated process as they become available on the Brill website.

For 2019 Brill publishes 310 journal titles in various subject fields. Nineteen of their titles are fully Open Access for 2019. Brill publications also include the imprints Brill | Nijhoff. Brill’s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences.  Access is from 2000 onwards.

Brill Journal Archive Online, Parts 1 and 1a (Vol 1 to 1999) and Part 2 (2000-2009) have been purchased in perpetuity by Jisc Collections and are available free of charge to UK higher and further education institutions and Research Councils.

Mathematical Sciences Publishers content via ProjectEuclid

With the renewal of our Mathematical Sciences Publishers e-journal subscription, we now gain access to the following new titles:

  1. Innovations in incidence Geometry
  2. Moscow Journal of Combinatorics and Number Theory
  3. Pure and Applied Analysis
  4. Tunisian Journal of Mathematics

Access is via DiscoverEd and the e-journals AZ list.

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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.

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.

More Wiley E-Books now available

We have signed up for a one year deal with Wiley publishing which gives access to most of their e-book content on Wiley Interscience.  At the end of the deal, some of these titles will be retained permanently.

We have loaded 19,556 e-book records across all subject disciplines to DiscoverEd and will continue to add further titles on a monthly basis.  Click the image link below to start browsing your subject area!

Further info

We also have a SHEDL deal which gives us access to the e-journal content.

Nature Reviews Neurology – archive access now available

The Library has purchased the archive of Nature Reviews Neurology 2005-2011, (published as Nature Clinical Practice Neurology from 2005 – 2009).  We now hold a full run of this journal online.

Nature Reviews Neurology publishes content written by internationally renowned clinical academics and researchers targeted towards readers in the medical sciences, from postgraduate level upwards.

Access this e-journal via DiscoverEd.

Knovel – additional subject collections available

We have expanded our subscription to Knovel to include e-books in the following subject collections:

Aerospace & Radar Technology

Covering all aspects of aircraft, helicopter, spacecraft and ballistic system design and manufacture, as well as the design, manufacture and operation of radar, microwave and antenna arrays. Including the MMPDS (MIL-HDBK-5), multiple volumes of the Engineering Design Handbook, unique handbooks on the use of composite materials and the fundamentals of various propulsion systems. This content offering is an essential engineering tool for aerospace, mechanical, manufacturing and materials engineers.  414 e-books added, see list here.

Civil Engineering & Construction Materials

Covers structural engineering, code compliance, earth moving, green building, road construction and building with materials such as concrete, wood and steel. Of use to civil engineers designing structures and developing infrastructure projects including bridges, dams, pipelines and roadways.  758 e-books added, see list here.

Electrical & Power Engineering

Covers power generation, plant design, energy storage including batteries, transmission line design and operation, electrical safety and energy efficiency. Of use to electrical, power, mechanical and civil engineers designing turbines, power generation plants, transmission towers and cabling, installing pipelines for underground transmission and electrical safety devices.  300 e-books added, see list here.

Environment & Environmental Engineering

Covers soil and ground remediation, water treatment, solid waste management, recycling, air quality monitoring, environmental pollution, indoor air quality control and total life cycle design. Of use to environmental, civil and geoenvironmental engineers designing treatment processes for industrial pollution, soil remediation, water treatment plants and integrated solid waste management plans. 365 e-books added, see list here.

Fire Protection Engineering & Emergency Response

Covers fire dynamics, modelling performance of suppression and ventilation systems, planning for the effective egress of people, staging of first responders and emergency management planning, fire resistant design of offshore structures, and design of fire protection systems in manufacturing and industrial applications. Of use to fire protection, mechanical, HVAC, plumbing and civil engineers designing, building and maintaining fire protection systems, equipment and plans.  115 e-books added, see list here.

General Engineering & Project Administration

Covers energy efficiency, fluid mechanics, mathematical functions, systems engineering, design of experiments, geographic information systems, new product development and materials properties. Of use to all engineers requiring quick refreshers on fundamental engineering principles, definitions of specific terms, equations and properties data about specific materials.  571 e-books added, see list here.

Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering

Covers design of motors and drives, pipe design, hydraulics, fluid mechanics and rheology, boiler and pressure vessel design, HVAC, systems and equipment, ship and vehicle design and manufacturing, Finite Element Method and control of vibration. Of use to mechanical, aerospace, manufacturing, plumbing and automotive engineers designing mechanical devices for improved performance, increased energy efficiency and user satisfaction.  631 e-books added, see list here.

Further info

Titles have been added to DiscoverEd.  These collections will receive regular updates.

We already have a subscription to Knovel’s Chemistry & Chemical Engineering collection (618 titles).