Trial access to Patrologia Latina Database now available

patrologiaQUB staff and students have access to Patrologia Latina Database until 18th March 2018 from the this link.

The Patrologia Latina Database is an electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne’s Patrologia Latina, published between 1844 and 1855, and the four volumes of indexes published between 1862 and 1865. The Patrologia Latina comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. The database contains the complete Patrologia Latina, including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indexes. Migne’s column numbers, essential references for scholars, are included.

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Queen’s signs Open Access Agreement with BMJ

The library is delighted to announce that it has formed an institutional agreement for open access publishing with BMJ. Capture 123

BMJ has 17 Fully Open Access Journals

Under this agreement, eligible QUB authors who are publishing in any of these 17 Fully Open Access  journals will have their article processing charges (APC’s) covered by the library.

Eligible authors are Queen’s affiliated authors with articles funded by:

COAF (Arthritis Research UK, Bloodwise, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK and Wellcome Trust)

Research Councils UK (AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, STFC)

For more information on this institutional agreement please visit the open access LibGuide or email openaccess@qub.ac.uk.

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Improvements to Induction for Our New International Students – You Said, We Did

Through listening to student feedback, we became aware that our Semester 2 cohort of international students were not benefitting from the same level of Library induction that is delivered to those who arrive in the first semester. In order to remedy this situation we put the following plans into action:

  • We contacted all newly arrived international students in early January to invite them to sign up for an introductory session to the Library.
  • When we had a list of those who were attending together, we invited all of the appropriate subject librarians to attend the session so that the new students could meet with them
  • Everyone who attended received information about key library resources and tools to support them in their studies as well as a tour around the McClay Library

We became aware that, because of the early intake in 2018, a number of new international students were late for induction and so missed the opportunity to attend this session. To address this we:

  • Invited newly arrived international students to attend the Library ‘Not too late’ sessions which were devised to ensure that all students had a chance to get the best from the Library

All sessions were attended by a mixture of Erasmus, Study Abroad and INTO Queen’s students who gave us great feedback. This is an initiative we plan to run each year to make sure that all Semester 2 intake students have access to the information they need to succeed in the Library at Queen’s.

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If you cannot access Article Search

If full text links on Article Search are not working or you cannot access Article Search

 

 

take a note of the journal title and the issue and year details

 

 

Go to Queen's University Library and on QCat Library Catalogue search for Scottish Geographical Magazine

 

or go straight to QCat Library Catalogue platform 

 

Locate the record

 

click on the dates in the record to access full text

 

 

Locate the year, volume and issue and click on PDF

 

 

Access full text PDF of the article

 

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The Northern Ireland Official Publications Archive (NIOPA)

niopaThe Northern Ireland Official Publications Archive (NIOPA) is available at http://niopa.qub.ac.uk/

The archive holds born digital materials published online from September 2015 and acts as a continuation of the Library’s print collections.

The Library focuses on documents gathered from departmental, agency, Assembly and other official websites, adding them to the archive for long term preservation. Full text searching also enhances the ability of researchers to find recent Northern Ireland official publications from a single source.

Print publications have been collected for many years under National Archives and earlier HMSO guidance that the Library should be treated as an official deposit library for Northern Ireland official publications.

If you have any enquiries please contact niopaenquiries@qub.ac.uk

Northern Ireland Official Publications Team

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Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences resources: quick survey

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Have a few minutes to spare? Please complete our short survey to let us know how important library resources are to your work or studies within QUB Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences.

The survey covers reference management tools, and other resources such as databases and e-journal packages.

The survey will run until the end of February, and can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://goo.gl/forms/EWGbMAXvG9mIgWwl2

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Library Not Too Late sessions

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It’s not too late! Get started with the McClay Library or find out more. Come along to a short library introductory session and tour. Everyone welcome.

Did you miss the library induction sessions at the start of term? Are you a continuing student who wants to find out more about the library? Are you an international student or perhaps someone who has returned to QUB after some time abroad? Come along to one of the Library Not Too Late! sessions running in the McClay library. Dates, times and locations below. Please sign up on the Eventbrite link.

Wed 7th Feb 12- 1 pm Training Room 2

Thurs 8th Feb 5-6 pm Auditorium

Mon 12th Feb 2-3 pm Auditorium

Tues 13th Feb 1-2 pm Training Room 2

 

 

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Queen’s signs Open Access publishing agreement with Frontiers

The library is delighted to announce that it has formed an institutional agreement for open access publishing with Frontiers.

Frontiers

Frontiers is a fully open access publisher with currently 60 journals.

Under this agreement eligible Queen’s authors will have their article processing charges (APC’s) automatically covered by the library.

Eligible authors are Queen’s affiliated corresponding authors of articles funded by:

  • COAF (Arthritis Research UK, Bloodwise, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK and Wellcome Trust)
  • Research Councils UK (AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, STFC)

For more information on this institutional agreement please visit the open access LibGuide or email openaccess@qub.ac.uk.

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Trial Access to ProQuest Historical Newspapers Online

QUB staff and students now have trial access to Pro Quest Historical Newspapers Online

Access ends on 03/03/2018. 

Trial access is available at the following URL:

https://trials.proquest.com/trials/trialSummary.action?view=subject&trialBean.token=ZD9Q5VA5KO7SCBJ518BJ

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From leading issues and events, like the U.S. Civil War, immigration, westward expansion, industrial developments, race relations, and World War I and II; to local and regional politics, society, arts, culture, business, and sports, ProQuest Historical Newspapers reveals the day-to-day news coverage to researchers and historical explorers, providing invaluable insights and information to users from a wide range of subjects.

Every issue of each title includes the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format. The full collection of ProQuest Historical Newspapers contains more than 35 million digitized pages.

If you have any comments or feedback on this resource, please let us know:

Students:             https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DSC5J5Y

Staff:                     https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DTD9PX3

 

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Big 4 Databases for Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences: 31/01/2018

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Richard Fallis, Subject Librarian for Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences, is running a Big 4 Databases training session in the McClay Library on 31st January, 2.30 – 4.00 pm.

The session will cover searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science and Scopus, and is open to all Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences students.

To book a place, please register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-big-4-databases-for-qub-medicine-dentistry-and-biomedical-sciences-postgraduates-tickets-37483994637

If you have any questions, please email Richard.

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