Wednesday, 16 November 2011
The archive includes Isaac Newton’s first published scientific paper,and geological work by a young Charles Darwin
You can also follow links to a free open access copy available direct from the awarding institution; order a digital copy of a paper thesis or contact the awarding institution’s library to find out how to view a copy.
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Each day includes a general introduction to relevant research sources, curator talks and workshops, and details on how to get a Reader Pass. Students from outside London may apply for a limited number of travel bursaries.
More details, including an online booking facility are available at: http://www.bl.uk/HEtrainingdays
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Information at your desktop: finding your way around the Electronic Library. This session provides details of the range of electronic resources available at your desktop, including journals, journal collections, databases and reference resources:
Friday 14 October and Tuesday 1 November
Keeping up-to-date: Keep abreast of new research and development in your subject area: find out how to keep up-to-date with new publications in journals, books, conferences and more;
track your research using the Web of Science citation indexes:
Thursday 20 October and Monday 7 November
EndNote reference management software - we are offering two different sessions:
Introduction to the key features of EndNote X3: Monday 14 November
Endnote drop-in sessions: Tuesday 22 November and Thursday 1 December
These sessions will help you with your EndNote (desktop or Web) questions and problems. Bring along any queries you have and a copy of your EndNote library and associated Word documents. There will be an opportunity to do some practical work.
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
JISC Historic Books consists of Early English Books Online (EEBO), Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and 19th Century books from the British Library collection. You can search across all the collection or a selection.
JISC MediaHub is a multimedia platform offering a wealth of digital image, film and sound resources available for use in learning, teaching and research. The service includes a wide range of subjects but is particularly strong for news coverage.
JISC Journal Archives enables you to cross-search over 450 journals in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, medicine, law, engineering, from a number of collections including: Brill Journal Archive Online ; Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Virtual Library Archive ; Institute of Physics (IOP) Journal Archive ; Oxford Journals Archive ; Periodical Archive Online.
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Thursday, 30 June 2011
The Web of Knowledge website: http://thenewwok.com/ provides details of all the new features as well as a range of support documentation.
The library webpages at http://www.brookes.ac.uk/library/research/wosguide.html provide a basic guide to searching and details of features which are particularly useful for researchers.
You can search across all resources by keyword, person or place. If you select 'more search options' you can combine your searches. You can also refine your search by material type or by the source.
Connected Histories includes the following sources: British History Online, Charles Booth Online, London Lives, Old Bailey Online,Parliamentary Papers, British Newspapers 1600-1900.
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
You can view the collections at http://www.vads.ac.uk/
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Within the publicly available Research Archive, we aim to make available information about your publications and also the full text of the articles. This means that your research will be available on open access and visible to the everyone who is interested in it (this is subject to publishers' permissions).
Several universities throughout the UK are conducting the same survey, the results are to be collated by the Repositories Support Project to gain a better understanding of attitudes to Open Access within the United Kingdom.
The survey is anonymous and will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.You can complete the survey now by clicking on the link below:
For more information go to: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/go/radar. Thank you for your support
Thursday, 12 May 2011
There are no restrictions about on campus access but off campus use is only possible after registering on campus. Further instructions on how to do this are given on the database web page - from the Library home page at http://www.brookes.ac.uk/library/ select Databases and select ARTstor from the A-Z list.
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
There will be short presentations about each of the themes our Collections cover, from Food and Drink, Publishing and Literary Prizes to Architecture, Brookes Archive, Welfare and Health. There will also be lots of items on display and the opportunity to explore our Collections further after the presentations.
Light bites, soft drinks, tea and coffee will be available from 12.15 pm.
Date: Thursday 31 MarchTime: 12.15 - 13.45
Location: BG05, Buckley Building, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane.
Please reply to Helen Whittaker (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm that you will be attending.
Monday, 21 March 2011
You will need to log in initially with your student or staff number and password.
RADAR, Research Archive and Digital Asset Repository, is the university's multi-purpose archive of research and teaching materials. Further details about RADAR including access is available from our web pages at http://radar.brookes.ac.uk/radar/access/home.do
Friday, 25 February 2011
Getting Published - New session for all researchers Friday 4 March, 12.00 - 13.00 BG11 (Buckley Building)
Now that you have produced some research, how do you go about telling others and why? This is part of the Graduate School’s training events, and is aimed at all researchers at whatever stage they are at.
Helen Whittaker and Rowena Rouse from the Library will be giving this introductory talk which will cover :
- the publishing process, (from talking to your supervisor to publishing in a peer reviewed journal)
- the reasons for publishing
- how to make your research more visible.
Please contact Helen Whittaker email@example.com if you have any queries about the session.
As many of you will be aware the library subscribes to JSTOR which consists of a huge range of journals, many full text, from the humanities, social sciences and sciences. JSTOR also contains 19th Century British Pamphlets, including Foreign and Commonwealth Office Collection and Wilson Anti-Slavery Collection.
There are some new features on JSTOR which will help you keep up to date with your research. All you need to do is register for a MyJSTOR account - connect to JSTOR and select the MyJSTOR option. You can then:
- Set up an alert and receive emails when new content is added to the database which matches your saved search terms
- Set up Table of Contents (eTOC) email alerts - when viewing a journal article or list of volumes and issues, you have the option to track future additions to the journal contents in JSTOR with an "eTOC" (electronic table of contents) alert
- Track citations - check the box next to the citation you want to track. You will receive an email message if another article cites the article you are tracking and is added to the JSTOR archive.
JSTOR is available from anywhere (Athens account needed for off campus access) from our list of databases at http://www.brookes.ac.uk/library/
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Information at your desktop : finding your way around the Electronic Library. Overview of the range of electronic resources available at your desktop, including journals, journal collections, databases and reference resources: Friday 18 February and Monday 7 March.
Keeping up to date : keep abreast of new research and development in your subject area: find out how to keep up-to-date with new publications in journals, books, conferences and more; track your research using the Web of Science citation indexes: Tuesday 1 March and Thursday 17 March.
Introduction to EndNote X3 : an introduction to the key features of this software, which helps you manage and use your references: Tuesday 8 March.
EndNote drop-in session : to help you with your EndNote (desktop or Web) questions and problems. Bring along any queries you have and a copy of your EndNote library and associated Word documents: Monday 21 March and Friday 1 April.
Friday, 21 January 2011
These papers provide valuable insight into the development of the Province. The 92,000 printed pages of Parliamentary Debates document parliamentary discussion on a wide range of issues.
Users are able to search the site in a number of ways: by specific keywords, eg prisons, drunkenness; by browsing particular debates; by viewing individual volumes which are arranged by year.
The Library is offering training sessions for Brookes students and staff which will cover the basics of getting started with EndNote Web. Booking is not required.
Sessions take place on the following dates in the Headington Library Training Room at 12.00. They will last for 1 hour with some (optional) extra time for hands-on practice:
Thursday 10 February
Tuesday 15 February
Thursday 3 March
Wednesday 16 March
Monday 4 April