New international law sources from the Library

The Library subscription to the Oxford Reports on International Law now includes the following new modules:  International Criminal Law, International Human Rights Law, International Trade Law, and International Courts of General Jurisdiction.

Select Oxford Public International Law under ‘Product Selector’ on the home page for the Reports and then ‘Browse All’ to review content.

A link to the Oxford Reports is also available from the Libguides law page for International Law at

The page includes, in addition, links to Library international law subscriptions from HeinOnline (including the UN Law Collection) and the American Society of International Law (International Legal Materials).

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Trial Access to AMD’s Eighteenth Century Journals

Image 1QUB staff and students now have trial access to Adam Matthew Digital’s Eighteenth Century Journals (access ends on January 11th 2017).  You can access the database from this linkPlease note that PDF downloading is not available.

Bringing together rare journals printed between c.1685 and 1835, this resource illuminates all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Topics covered are wide-ranging and include colonial life, provincial and rural affairs, the French and American revolutions, reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe, political debates, and London coffee house gossip and discussion.

We would like to hear your thoughts about this resources:

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Trial access to English Historical Documents

ehdQUB staff and students have trial access to Routledge’s English Historical Documents database until 22nd Janurary 2017.

You can access the database (on-campus only) from this link:

We would like to hear what you think of this resource:

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Library complaints policy – help us find out when things go wrong

The Library is currently working towards Customer Service Excellence revalidation. As part of this exercise we are consulting groups of users on various policies. Our Complaints Policy is an important element in our customer services strategy and we want to be sure that it is fit for purpose. This brief survey will only take a few minutes to complete and we would greatly appreciate your help in reviewing this procedure.

Help us to find out when things go wrong – so we can put them right.

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QUB Library Christmas Jumper Day

The QUB Library will celebrate Christmas in style this year with a Christmas Jumper Day on Friday the 16th of December.

To join us, wear your best (or worst!) Christmas jumper on the 16th of December and post a selfie or group photo with the hashtag – #ChristmasJumperQUB.  An amazon voucher will be awarded to the best effort.

All QUB Library branches are involved too, so don’t forget to keep an eye out for library staff in a fetching array of seasonal sweaters!

Stay tuned for more festive fun on Twitter @QUBLibrary, @QUBMedicalLib  and Facebook @QueensUniversityBelfastLibrary and @QUBMedicalLibrary

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McClay Library: Opening Hours: Overnight + Christmas Holidays

24-Hour Opening 

The McClay Library will remain open overnight from Sunday morning till Friday night between 04 and 16 December 2016, and again from 03 till 23 January 2017. During these five weeks, study facilities on the upper floors will be available until 2 o’clock in the morning. There is no change to the staffed service hours. See the Library’s opening hours for full details.

Christmas and New Year Opening

On the weekend before Christmas, the Library will open at the normal time of 10:00 on Saturdays and 12:00 on Sundays and close at 2 o’clock the following mornings.

From Monday 19 till Friday 23 December the Library will open at 08:00 as normal but will close at 20:30 except on Friday when it will close at 17:30 for Christmas.

The Library will be closed from Saturday 24 till Tuesday 27 December inclusive.

The Library will offer exceptional opening, primarily to facilitate students studying for exams, for five days when the University is closed.

From Wednesday 28 till Friday 30 December the Library will open at 09:00 and close at 21:00. In addition to providing study access, a limited staffed service will be available on those three days from 09:00 till 17:00.

The Library will also open for studying on Saturday 31 December and Monday 02 January from 09:00 till 21:00. On these dates there will be no staffed services available.

Overnight opening resumes from 08:00 on Tuesday 03 January.

Access to the Library

Library members and visitors must have a valid card to obtain admission. During this busy period, additional identification checks will be in place.

Students studying at other Universities who wish to use the Library for reference purposes during the Christmas period should apply well in advance by completing the Student Vacation Access Registration Form  To ensure that you receive your pass in time, applications must be submitted before Monday 19 December.



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Launch of CONUL Strategy 2016–2019

The Board of CONUL (Consortium of National and University Libraries) will hold the launch of:

‘Ireland’s memory, Ireland’s discovery: CONUL Strategy 2016–2019’

at 5.30pm on Tuesday, 22nd November at the Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

Irish research library collections hold Ireland’s memory and enable Ireland’s discovery. CONUL is at the heart of Ireland’s global advance as a place of new research, of digital depth and cultural breadth.

Minister for Education and Skills, Mr Richard Bruton, T.D. will officially launch the Strategy which outlines the Consortium’s vision for the next three years.

Please contact for more information.

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Trial Access to London Illustrated News Historical Archive

ILNQUB staff and student have access to Gale’s London Illustrated News Historical Archive 1842-2003 until 12/12/2016.

You can access it from the following link:

We’d like to hear what you think of this resource – please leave your feedback here.

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Library’s Resource Development and Management Policy

The Library’s Resource Development and Management Policy has been updated and we would welcome any comments from library users before the document is finalised. Comments can be made using our online Feedback Form.

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ORCID – What, Why & How?

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What is ORCID?

ORCID (Open Researcher & Contributor ID) is a non-profit organisation which provides a unique permanent digital identifier for researchers. The 16 digit ORCID iD distinguishes you from other researchers and can be used to clearly identify you as the author of a publication or activity. There have been more than 2.5 million iDs issued since the organisation’s creation in 2012.

By using ORCID you can:

  • eliminate name ambiguity and distinguish yourself from other researchers, ensuring proper attribution
  • ensure that your work is discoverable and connected to you throughout your academic career
  • minimize the time you spend on repetitive data entry online

Many funders such as the Wellcome Trust and the Research Councils UK allow researchers to connect their ORCID iD to grant applications. Many publishers are integrating ORCID iDs into their manuscript submission process and you can now link your ORCID iD to your Pure profile. These are important steps towards improving the flow of research information across the Higher Education Sector.



How do I get my ORCID iD?

Setting up your ORCID iD is easy:

  1. Register online
  2. Add your information
  3. Use your ORCID ID

You can also create or connect your ORCID iD via your Pure profile, please click here for instructions.

What next?

When you have your ORCID iD, use it when applying for funding and in your manuscript submissions.

ORCID is a hub connecting the research landscape. It is a good idea to connect your ORCID iD to any other research identifiers you have e.g. your Scopus Author ID, your Web of Science Researcher ID and your Europe PubMed Central ID.

Please consult the following guidance on how to connect your ORCID iD to other identifiers:

SCOPUS guidelines

ResearcherID guidelines

Europe PubMed Central guidelines

If you need help creating your ORCID iD from Pure, please contact the Open Access Team.

If you’d like further information on ORCID, consult the:

ORCID website


ORCID Knowledge Base




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