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Web of Science Upgrade to version 5.25 – Maintenance Sunday 25 June 2017

Web of Science is undergoing scheduled maintenance on Sunday June 25, from 13.00 (BST) to Monday June 26, at 01.00 (BST).

During this time, access to the service may be intermittent and the service should be considered at risk during the maintenance period.

Clarivate Analytics apologise for any inconvenience as a result.

During the maintenance period there will also be an upgrade of Web of Science to version 5.25.

For information on the new features of the WoS upgrade (including screenshots) please see the WoS Release notes at:

http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/support/documentation/WoS525-external-release-notes.pdf

Features include:

* Modernised discovery workfows.

* Enriched analytics workfows.

* Expanded and updated data.

* Improved Product Quality.

ClinicalKey – new subscription

Following a successful trial, we now subscribe to Elsevier’s ClinicalKey.

ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine that helps health professionals make decisions anywhere, anytime, in any patient scenario.  It allows you to access the latest (indexed daily), evidence-based answers in every medical and surgical speciality and contains:

* Full-text medical and surgical books and journals
* First Consult point-of-care monographs
* Customizable patient education handouts
* Drug monographs from Gold Standard
* Thousands of videos, including those from Procedures Consult
* Millions of images
* Practice guidelines
* Clinical trials from clinicaltrials.gov
* Fully indexed MEDLINE

A full list of the content on ClincialKey can be found at https://elsevierresources.com/clinicalkey/clinicalkey/content/

A user guide can be accessed from https://www.clinicalkey.com/info/uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2017/05/ClinicalKey_UserGuide.pdf

Personalisation and App access

Choose “Other institution login” or “Remote Access” to set a personal account.  This will allow you to save articles/images, searches/search history, change language, store presentations, set up table of contents alerts etc.

 

Further info

ClinicalKey can be accessed via the Medicine Databases A-Z list and DiscoverEd.  The individual e-book and e-journal titles have been added to DiscoverEd.  Where there is a restriction on downloading an e-book for offline reading from the ClinicalKey website, we will maintain access on the Elsevier e-Library website where this is allowed – both links will be displayed in DiscoverEd.

ClinicalKey is also available to our alumni – see the full list of Alumni E-Resources at http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases/databases-subject-a-z/alumni-e-resources

Sociology Source Ultimate now available

We have upgraded our SocIndex with Fulltext subscription to Sociology Source Ultimate.

Sociology Source Ultimate features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. Sociology Source Ultimate contains full text for more than 1000 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 1000 books and monographs, and full text for over 40,000 conference papers.  Sociology Source Ultimate features more than 26,000 author profiles covering the most cited and most influential authors in the database, who are experts in their field.  Coverage of topics ranges from gender identity, marriage and family, to demographics, political sociology, religion and socio-cultural anthropology.

Further info

Title lists can be downloaded from https://www.ebscohost.com/academic/sociology-source-ultimate

In addition to the database entry added to several database lists, individual journals and e-books are listed in DiscoverEd.

Academic Search Complete now available

We have upgraded our Academic Search Premier subscription to Academic Search Complete.

The Academic Search Complete multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 8,500 journals, including full text for more than  7,300 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.  Academic Search Complete offers access to video content from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency. Videos relevant to the search terms will appear in a carousel in the result list. With footage from 1930 to the present and updated monthly, this collection of more than 60,000 videos covers a wide variety of topics.

Further info

Title lists can be downloaded from https://www.ebscohost.com/academic/academic-search-complete

In addition to the database entry added to several database lists, individual journals and e-books are listed in DiscoverEd.

Oxford Bibliographies – Music module added

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We have now added the Music module to our Oxford Bibliographies collection.  This can be accessed via DiscoverEd or via the Databases AZ list.

See http://oxfordbibliographiesonline.com/obo/page/music for further information about this collection.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text now available

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We have upgraded our RILM Abstracts of music literature subscription to include full text.

RILM abstracts of music literature with full text (RAFT) expands and enhances the unrivalled global bibliography of writings on music with the addition of a million pages of full-text content from more than 200 key periodicals, many of which are not available anywhere else online. In addition to metadata, abstracts, and indexing curated and written by RILM’s team of subject experts, RAFT offers search and browse for each full-text issue, cover to cover.

A spreadsheet of the current title list can be found here.  New titles are expected each month rising to 240 by the end of the year.

Further info

Access this full text database via DiscoverEd, our Music AZ list or our main AZ list.

 

Scopus maintenance alert 21st Sept

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On September 21st from 4pm – 6pm Scopus will undergo maintenance. During this period, the Scopus database will be available in read-only mode, which means that users will be able to perform most of the usual operations, but won’t be allowed to perform operations writing into the database such as:

– Saving/editing a search query

– Saving/editing an alert

– Creating or modifying a list

– Changing a user configuration

Cochrane Clinical Answers – new e-resource

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We have recently added Cochrane Clinical Answers to our A-Z list and DiscoverEd.

Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane systematic reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform decision-making at the point of care. Each Cochrane Clinical Answer contains a clinical question, a short answer, and an opportunity to ‘drill down’ to the evidence from relevant Cochrane reviews.

Cochrane Clinical Answers homepage

Cochrane Clinical Answers homepage

Further info

You can also access CCA via:

Medicine AZ list

Nursing – Clinical Decision Tools AZ list

 

Sage Research Methods Update

We recently took out a subscription to the Datasets component of Sage Research Methods following a successful trial.

The datasets included in SAGE Research Methods Datasets are taken from government sources and academic research and demonstrate both qualitative and quantitative methods. Each dataset is presented with an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to best demonstrate how the method is applied.

Datasets screenshot

Datasets screenshot

These individual datasets have now been added to DiscoverEd following the Sage Research Methods platform change which involved replacing all of our existing records for the books, videos and case studies we already had a subscription to.

The new Sage Research Methods website has been fully redesigned to make it more modern and user friendly.  It is also fully responsive to the different kinds of mobile devices that may be used.  Sage have also improved the discoverability of content with an improved search and methods map.  Browse options have  been enhanced to allow browsing by discipline, content type and method topic.

Further Info

Access Sage Research Methods via our Databases AZ list or DiscoverEd.

Vetstream Vetlexicon

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Following a successful trial, the Library now subscribes to Vetstream Vetlexicon

Vetstream Vetlexicon Canis, Felis, Lapis and Equis (dogs, cats, rabbits and horses) services are subscription based online encyclopaedias of point-of-care clinical veterinary information.  The content is provided by 900 of the world’s leading veterinary clinicians and includes more than 19,000 peer-reviewed articles on diseases and their pathogens, diagnostic tests, medical and surgical treatments as well as breeds and owner factsheets and images, videos and heart sounds.  The content is categorised into 30 body systems and disciplines and cross-linked to each other. This allows the veterinarian to move between all the relevant information relating to a particular case, enabling them to diagnose, treat and effectively communicate all the relevant information to the owner.

Features include

  • Updated weekly
  • Search function that searches across all four services (dog, cat, rabbit and horse) to enable a comparative approach
  • Diagnostic images, sound and video
  • Owner factsheets to support your communication with owners
  • Detailed formulary so you can prescribe with confidence
  • Direct links to PubMed and VetMed Resource
  • Free Monthly newsletters
  • RSS & Twitter feeds of updated content

Vetstream Vetlexicon can be accessed via DiscoverEd and the Veterinary Medicine Databases A-Z list.