Tag Archives: e-books

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).

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.

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 Law E-Books Available

We have purchased the 2017 Hart Collection from Bloomsbury.  We have already added 61 titles to DiscoverEd and the remaining titles will be added as they are published.  A full list of the 125 titles are listed here and the status column K will show the available titles already added to DiscoverEd.

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.

Trial access to Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law

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We have trial access until 31st January to Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law

This resource contains full-text online editions of market-leading reference works and treatises published by Oxford University Press, such as Oppenheim, and the Oxford Commentaries on International Law. Together with Judge Bruno Simma, books in the following four categories have been selected for inclusion:

  • Authoritative treatises, which continue to define their area of law
  • Black-letter reference works and commentaries, which will help you to answer practical questions about the law
  • Classic works on international law, which remain influential in their field today
  • Flagship publications, which provide innovative perspectives on current legal problems

All titles are fully searchable and browsable by subject matter, title and author, and are linked, via the Oxford Law Citator, to relevant case reports and articles within all of Oxford University Press’s online law products.

We are interested in your opinion on whether to subscribe to this resource or not.  This can be done by completing a trial feedback form

All e-resources currently on trial can be found listed on our Trials Webpage.