Category Archives: News & Updates

RCUK Open Access Block Grant Extended to 2020

Research Councils UK (RCUK) have confirmed that the open access block grant will continue for the next two years. Queen’s receives an open access grant allocation from the RCUK twice a year.  The funds are made available to support universities … Continue reading

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Medical and HSC Library Opening Hours Survey – You Said, We Did

Thank you to everyone who responded to the Medical and HSC Library Opening Hours Survey 2017. The survey ran from 25 April to 19 May and its focus was to gauge opinion about the opening hours and whether they met … Continue reading

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Library System Maintenance Tuesday Morning (20th June)

  We are carrying out essential maintenance on the Library System Tuesday 20th June and aim to have the system back by 9 am. The Library catalogue will not be available between 7am and 9am. Library self-service facilities and My Account … Continue reading

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Queen’s signs Open Access Membership Deal with Cogitatio Press

The Library has signed up to a membership program with the open access publisher Cogitatio Press. This deal means that the article processing charges (APCs) of all articles authored by Queen’s corresponding authors will automatically be covered by the library. … Continue reading

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Trial Access to the TLS

    QUB staff and students now have trial access to the TLS Historical Archive 1902-2012.  Access is available from this link: http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/qubelfast?db=TLSH Access ends on 01/07/2017 If you have any comments or feedback on this resource please let it … Continue reading

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Restriction in the use of the RCUK Open Access Block Grant.

Due to increased demand for ‘gold’ open access and a significant reduction in the University’s RCUK open access block grant allocation, the Open Access Team has introduced a restriction on the use of the fund for the payment of Article … Continue reading

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Desks in high demand

Desks cannot be left unattended for more than 30 minutes. RESPECT others need for a study space Reserving seats: You can leave your desk for up to 30 minutes. Use slips available at the enquiry desk so other users and … Continue reading

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Queen’s Wi-Fi not available Thursday 20th April

Maintenance work on the Queen’s Wi-Fi network on Thursday 20th of April means that the service is likely to be unavailable between 8.00 am and 11.00 am. There is also low risk of interruption on Wednesday 19th April and later … Continue reading

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MEDLINE video tutorials

Muddled by MEDLINE? ‘How to search MEDLINE (in 10 minutes or less)’ is a new video series that covers all the basics of searching this key medicine and life science database, including: Planning a search Entering search terms Applying limits … Continue reading

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McClay Library: Easter Hours, May Day and, 24-Hour Opening

Easter During Easter the McClay Library will offer exceptional opening on a couple of dates. On Good Friday (14 April) and, on Easter Tuesday (18 April), all four floors of the Library will be open for study access from 9 … Continue reading

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