Additional PC and Study Spaces for Summer 2018 Examination Period

Following feedback from students last year, and in the context of ongoing pressure on the McClay Library during examination periods, some additional PC and study spaces have been reserved for student use over the next few weeks.

The spaces involved are:

Students’ Union Space1 (80 study seats) on the first floor of the Students’ Union
Students’ Union Space 2 (48 study seats) on the first floor of the Students’ Union

MBC/01/110 (85 PCs) on the first floor of the Medical Biology Centre on the Lisburn Road
MBC/01/114 (76 PCs) on the first floor of the Medical Biology Centre on the Lisburn Road

A full schedule of availability between Tuesday 17 April and Sunday 13 May can be found in the link below.

Additional PC and Study Spaces for Summer 2018 Examination Period

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Compliance with the Open Access Policy for REF 2021 – Uploading the correct document

From April 2018 the Open Access Policy for REF 2021 states, that to be eligible for submission, you must deposit the accepted manuscript version of all your journal articles and published conference papers into an institutional repository (at Queen’s this is Pure) or subject repository within three months of acceptance (previously within three months of publication). This rule applies to papers accepted from 1st April 2018.

The final accepted manuscript:

  • is the author’s final draft, after changes from peer review have been incorporated but prior to the published version.
  • does not contain any publisher applied formatting such as headers, footers or pagination.
  • is usually a plain Word or text file
  • can also be described as ‘final accepted manuscript’, ‘final author version’, ‘final manuscript’, ‘final author manuscript’

Depositing the accepted manuscript will allow compliance with the Open Access Policy and ensure your research is eligible for submission to REF 2021.

If you need any help or assistance in uploading the correct document please contact the Open Access Team which is here to help you

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Database and Mendeley training: Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Richard Fallis, Subject Librarian for Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, is running a number of bookable database and, for the first time, Mendeley training sessions in May and June.

Sessions will take place in the McClay Library and MBC, and are open to all Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences undergraduate students, postgraduate students and QUB staff.

Sessions are listed below, along with links to the relevant booking pages. If you have any questions, please contact Richard – his details are listed at:

http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/InformationServices/TheLibrary/Contact/SubjectLibrarians/

Mendeley for Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences

Various dates

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mendeley-for-qub-medicine-dentistry-biomedical-sciences-tickets-45056622571

Ovid Databases for QUB Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences

Monday, 14 May 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ovid-databases-for-qub-medicine-dentistry-biomedical-sciences-tickets-45056247449

Wednesday, 6 June 2018 from 14:00 to 16:00 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ovid-databases-for-qub-medicine-dentistry-biomedical-sciences-tickets-45056299605

Web of Science and Scopus for QUB Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/web-of-science-and-scopus-for-qub-medicine-dentistry-biomedical-sciences-tickets-45056374830

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 from 14:00 to 16:00 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/web-of-science-and-scopus-for-qub-medicine-dentistry-biomedical-sciences-tickets-45056408932

PubMed, Cochrane Library and Grey Literature for Medicine, Dentistry & Biomedical Sciences

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pubmed-cochrane-library-and-grey-literature-for-qub-medicine-dentistry-biomedical-sciences-tickets-45056436013

Friday, 22 June 2018 from 10:00 to 12:00 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pubmed-cochrane-library-and-grey-literature-for-qub-medicine-dentistry-biomedical-sciences-tickets-45056487166

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Westlaw Certification Course: Extra date added!

Become a Westlaw UK power user!  Westlaw is one of the main law databases used across the academic and practitioner worlds. The Westlaw database is useful when exploring any subject that may have a law component; social work, sociology, criminology, medicine and related subjects, education, management and finance amongst others. It is also a useful database to know for anyone from a law or non-law background considering further study in law. This workshop will take you through the main aspects of Westlaw and will enable you to get Westlaw UK Basic Certification which you can use on your CV.

Monday 28th May 2.30 to 4.30 Auditorium McClay Library

Sign up here

 

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LibChat trial: Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

During April, Richard Fallis, Subject Librarian for Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, will be making trial use of a LibChat widget on his Subject Guide. This means he can answer any questions you have about the library in real time.

Richard will sign in to LibChat whenever he is in the Medical or Biomedical Library, and sign out when he is away training or at meetings.

You can access the LibChat widget via Richard’s Subject Guide:

http://libguides.qub.ac.uk/medicinedentistrybiomedicalsciences

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Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences MBC Drop-In Sessions: April

Richard Fallis, Subject Librarian for Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, will be running drop-in sessions in the Biomedical Library (MBC) at the following times in April:

  • Thursday 5th April 09.30 – 11.30
  • Tuesday 10th April 15:00 – 17:00
  • Tuesday 17th April 09.30 – 11.30

As a trial, these sessions will be 100% drop-in i.e. pre-bookings won’t be taken.

If you would like to book an appointment with Richard at another time, please contact him – his details are available at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/InformationServices/TheLibrary/Contact/SubjectLibrarians/

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UK Data Service events, April to June 2018

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To help you get the most from the UK Data Service they run a series of webinars which introduce different aspects of their Service. Join them for:

They also provide webinars on more specialised topics:

All webinars are free to attend.

Workshops

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New RefWorks Support Email

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If you have a problem with Legacy or New RefWorks or Write-N-Cite, there is a new email address to which QUB students and staff should send their queries: refworks.support@exlibrisgroup.com

This replaces the old @proquest.com support email address.

Other information about RefWorks can be found on this new support website: https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/RefWorks

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Important change to OA Policy for REF2021 begins 1 April 2018

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With just a few days to go, it’s the final countdown to  new OA requirements for REF eligibility.

From 1 April 2018 onwards, the OA Policy for REF2021 requires the accepted manuscript for all journal articles and published conference papers to be deposited in Pure no later than three months after the date of acceptance (previously three months after the date of publication).

The accepted manuscript is the author’s final draft, after the changes from peer review have been incorporated but before it is sent to the publisher for typesetting. It is not the proof copy or the final published version.

Failure to comply with the policy will result in journal articles and conference papers being given an unclassified score for the REF.

Training and Support

To ensure your publications are eligible for REF 2021, please take a look at the OA Team’s  short video guide or sign up to one of our 30 minute training sessions.

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Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences Survey: the Results

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In February 2018, subject librarian Richard Fallis surveyed Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences students and staff to gauge which library resources they value most.

Over 200 users responded – thank you to everyone who took the time to do so.

Respondents identified the following 5 library resources as being most important to their research or studies:

  1. ScienceDirect journals
  2. Wiley journals
  3. Springer journals
  4. Ovid MEDLINE
  5. Oxford University Press journals

The survey also asked about the reference management preferences of students and staff. While almost 25% of respondents indicated that they use RefWorks, over 50% said they prefer other options, with Mendeley proving the single most popular reference management tool.

Various comments were made about library resources. These are summarised below, along with the library’s response.

If you have any questions, or additional comments you wish to make, please email Richard Fallis: r.fallis@qub.ac.uk

“The library doesn’t subscribe to a number of key journals”

Most of the journals mentioned by respondents are actually available. They are listed below, along with links to their library catalogue records.

Other journals mentioned were the Journal of Glaucoma, International Journal of Gynaecological Cancer, Cancer Discovery, and Nature Reviews Urology. While the library is not currently in a position to subscribe to these titles, they will be added to our ‘wish list’ of resources and we will explore subscribing to them in future, should extra funds become available.

“Can the library subscribe to SPORTDiscus?”

The library’s subscription to SPORTDiscus was cancelled a number of years ago due to low usage. However, if you consider this an essential resource, please contact Richard Fallis to get it added to the library’s resource ‘wish list.’

“Why doesn’t the library support journal manager apps like QxMD?”

While we don’t offer institutional support for journal manager or curation apps, this is an area we hope to move into presently. However, there is currently no precise timescale for this.

“How do I access PubMed?”

PubMed can be accessed, for free, by Googling for it, or by going to: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/ This version will generally only connect you to the full text of articles if they are freely available via the internet.

An alternative version is available by going to http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?holding=igbqublib or by clicking the PubMed link under P in our Databases A-Z (http://libguides.qub.ac.uk/az.php). This version will connect you to free articles and to the full text of articles in journals subscribed to by the library.

“Can the library provide access to a point of care tool like UpToDate or ClinicalKey?”

We are reviewing our provision of a point of care tool for health service staff in Northern Ireland, and will inform Queen’s users if the outcome of this review has any impact on their current lack of access.

“Does the library support Covidence?” 

While popular among systematic reviewers, Covidence is not currently provided or supported by the library. If you wish to use Covidence, you will need to pay for it as an individual user, or set up a free trial for the duration of your project.

“Most of the articles I need aren’t accessible via Queen’s, especially brand new articles and those in Wiley and Springer journals.”

We do our best, within our budget, to subscribe to as many key journals as possible. However, it is not financially feasible for us to make every journal available. Also, publisher-imposed embargoes may prevent us from providing direct access to the latest articles in a journal.

If any key journals are missing from the library’s subscriptions, please provide Richard Fallis with specific details so that he can add it to the library’s resource ‘wish list.’

In the meantime, you can request articles from missing or embargoed journals using our Inter-Library Loan service: https://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/InformationServices/TheLibrary/UsingtheLibrary/Inter-LibraryLoansILL/

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