LGBT Life & LGBT Life Full Text – Trial Access Now Available

LGBTLife_Masthead_WebLGBT Life is the definitive index to the world’s literature regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues.

LGBT Life contains indexing and abstracts for hundreds of LGBT-specific core periodicals, books and reference works, and data mined from priority periodicals and thousands of select titles.

LGBT Life with Full Text contains all of the content available in LGBT Life as well as full text for more than 120 of the most important and historically significant LGBT journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as more than 150 full-text monographs and books.

To access the trial follow this link and scroll down the list to LGBT or LGBT with Full Text.  Access is available until 12th December 2014.

Please contact Diarmuid Kennedy if you have any problems accessing the Trial.

We are interested in hearing your options of this resource – you can let us know what you think by completing this brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DHN2VL2

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Archaeopress Digital Subscription Service E-book trial

ArchaeopresslogoThe Library has set up a trial for Archaeopress Digital Subscription Service until the end of December. Archaeopress are publishers of academic archaeology titles (including British Archaeological Reports) and there are currently over 450 e-titles in their archive. There are no restrictions on user numbers or the number of times a file can be accessed.

Access is via www.archaeopress.com/queens (on campus only):

Username: queens
Password (case-sensitive): Bel=455?

Please contact Subject Librarian Carol Dunlop (c.a.dunlop@qub.ac.uk) or Patrick Harris at Archaeopress (patrick@archaeopress.com) if you have any comments or questions about this resource.

 

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24-hour Opening

Overnight opening starts on Sunday 30 November and runs until Friday 19 December. After Christmas it recommences on Friday 2 January and finishes on Monday 26 January.

During these periods:-

  • The upper floors will remain open until 2:00am every night.
  • On Saturdays the ground floor will be open from 6:00am (the upper floors open at 10:00am as normal).
  • On Sundays, both the ground and upper floors will be open from 8:00am
  • Fridays and Saturdays are the only two nights on which the Library is closed for a few hours (it shuts at 2:00am).
  • There is no change to staffed service hours.

Students will only be admitted if they have a valid card. Please note that additional identity checks will be in place and students should be prepared to show their QUB card when requested to do so by a member of staff.

For full details of the Library’s opening hours and staffed service hours please see www.qub.ac.uk/lib

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QConnect links problem resolved

The problem below has now been resolved.

There are currently some problems with QConnect links hanging. We have reported the problem to EBSCO who have informed us that they are working on resolving the issue. The problem is universal and due to a failure with EBSCO’s systems. We will keep you updated and apologize for the inconvenience.

Please contact your Subject Librarian if you need advice on alternative routes to access articles.

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Over 1400 Elsevier e-books added to the QCat Library Catalogue

E-book access to over 1400 Elsevier titles has now been added to the QCat Library Catalogue. The e-books will be available until the end of September 2015 and cover a broad range of subjects in science, medicine and engineering. Full text access is available both on and off campus (Queen’s login required for off campus access). After September, the Library will retain up to 150 of the most used titles as permanent additions to the catalogue.

Titles are available from the following subject collections: Biological & Food Sciences, Biomedical Science & Medicine, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Materials Science, Mathematics, Pharmacology, Physics & Astronomy, and Psychology.

As we will only be able to retain a relatively small proportion of the e-books now available, we would encourage everyone to make full use of the titles in the period to September 2015, in order that our purchased titles will best reflect current research and teaching interests.

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QConnect links problem resolved

The previous issue with QConnect links hanging is now resolved.

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QConnect links problem

There are currently some problems with QConnect links hanging. We have reported the problem to EBSCO who have informed us that they are working on resolving the issue. The problem is universal and due to a failure with EBSCO’s content server. We will keep you updated and apologize for the inconvenience.

Please contact your Subject Librarian if you need advice on alternative routes to access articles.

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Research Portal Prize Draw Winner

Congratulations to Dr John Hardy from the School of Pharmacy who won the Research Portal Prize Draw which was organised to celebrate Open Access Week 2014. The prize, a £50 Amazon voucher, was presented to John by Elizabeth Traynor (Assistant Director for Library Services).

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Congratulations also to the three runners-up who each received an Open Access T-shirt: Dr Jason Greenwood from the School of Mathematics and Physics, Dr Debra Phillips from the School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering and Dr Saurav Goel from the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

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Survey invitation: online library resources (prizes available)

The Library is participating in a UK wide survey of academic libraries aiming to improve our understanding of how students and research staff are currently using online library resources and services. Future requirements and expectations also feature in the 16 questions asked.

We would very much welcome and encourage participation from Queen’s staff and students. Responses to the survey will help guide current and future implementation of online library services. The survey will run throughout November.

Everyone completing the survey will have a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD 6  or one of a number of  £10 Amazon vouchers.

The survey is being run by Sero Consulting and is available from the following link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/27WP27X

 

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Book Swap in McClay

Having been asked on many occasion for light reading and fiction the McClay Library is piloting a book swap scheme where you can donate books that you have finished with and, if you want, take another book to read.

We have a good collection of books already available so drop in with your old books or take a look at what we have.

The scheme is open to all Library users and may continue long term if it is successful.

McClay Library Book Swap

‘Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are’ – Mason Cooley

 

 

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