Digimap improvements

Digimap Roam (released in October 2009) is replacing Classic as the standard mapping facility in Digimap OS Collection.  Key features of Roam include: 12 fixed scale map views, click-and-drag navigation or “slippy maps” and enhanced printing options enabling you to generate printable PDF maps in landscape or portrait and A4 or A3 size.


Four new titles from Duke University Press for 2010

The Library’s subscription to the 2010 e-Duke Journals Scholarly Collection: Expanded includes online access to 4 new journals: Comparative Literature, the Journal of Music TheoryNovel, andPhilosophical Review.

Springer Journals update

The beta version of the new SpringerLink platform is now available. When you visit springerlink.com you will see a link on the left side of the screen under the Springer logo that will take you into the new site. This button will be visible on every page.
The new version includes the following:

  • Related documents for articles or eBook chapters
  • PDF Preview for eBook chapters
  • Enhanced browsing features
  • View abstracts without leaving search results
  • Improved search functionality, including searching by citation
  • Easy filters for Online First and Open Access articles
  • Science Direct and Scopus unavailable

    Elsevier have announced that ScienceDirect and Scopus will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately 12 hours from 1:00PM GMT Saturday, 23 January to 1:00AM GMT Sunday, 24 January

    Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive

    We now have access to expanded coverage of the Times Literary Supplement.  The TLS Historical Archive adds an additional 15 years to our previous access and now includes content from 1902 – 2005.

    The updated resource also offers a much improved search function including the ability to search the full-text of reviews.

    Trial of African American Newspapers [now completed]

    The Library’s trial of African American Newspapers has been extended. The trial will now finish on 31 January 2010

    100,000 pages of new content added to 19th Century British Library Newspapers

    From 18th December 2009 you will be able to instantly access an
    additional 100,000 pages of digitised newspaper content through your
    19th Century British Library Newspapers interface free of charge.

    The initial 100,000 new pages of JISC content will include selected
    issues from the following 19th Century Newspapers from around the UK:

    * Blackburn Standard
    * Bury and Norwich Post
    * Bradford Observer
    * Cheshire Observer
    * Royal Cornwall Gazette
    * Isle of Man Times
    * Leicester Chronicle
    * Nottinghamshire Guardian
    * Sheffield Independent
    * Dundee Courier 1845-1900
    * Daily Gazette for Middlesborough
    * Southampton Herald and Isle of Wight Gazette
    * Huddersfield Chronicle
    * Lancaster Gazetter
    * The Essex Standard
    * Isle of Wight Observer
    * The Standard 1883-1900