Charity Open Access Fund to end on 30 September 2020

The Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) is a partnership between six health research charities:  Versus Arthritis, Blood Cancer UK, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Parkinson’s UK and the Wellcome Trust.

Queen’s is one of 36 UK universities and research institutes that receives an annual open access block grant allocation to meet the cost of article processing charges (APC’s) for research articles.

COAF relies on all partners sharing a common open access (OA) policy. This will no longer be the case from January 2021 when the Wellcome Trust implements its Plan S-aligned OA policy. Consequently, COAF will end on 30 September 2020.

The remaining five health research charities remain committed to open access and will continue to fund open access costs [PDF 68KB] for the researchers they support post September 2020.

For further information on ‘gold’ open access funding please visit the Open Access webpages.

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Renewal of ACLS Humanities E-book Collection

As part of our drive to support online teaching and learning by offering remote access to high quality academic resources, the Library at Queen’s has renewed access to the ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) collection.

This collection aims to be a portal to the best digital scholarship, hosting approximately 5,500 e-books of high quality in the humanities and social sciences. Chosen by scholars, these titles are offered by the ACLS in collaboration with thirty-one learned societies, 125 contributing publishers, and the Michigan Publishing division at the University of Michigan Library.

The discoverability of high quality ebooks and multi-user access to content is our priority. ACLS content is fully integrated into the Library catalogue, from where users may search for individual books, or browse for content. The ACLS platform may also be accessed via the Library catalogue, and this provides an ideal base from which to browse content by subject or keyword. All titles in this collection allow for unlimited, simultaneous multi-user access. 

Queen’s students and staff have access to the entire ACLS collection via the Queen’s University Library catalogue.

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Trial Access to Oxford Bibliographies and Scholarly Editions

QUB staff and students have access to Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) and Oxford Bibliographies until 16th June 2020.

Oxford Bibliographies provides faculty and students alike with a seamless pathway to the most accurate and reliable resources for a variety of academic topics. Written and reviewed by academic experts, every article in our database is an authoritative guide to the current scholarship, containing original commentary and annotations.

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) provides full-text access to over 1,450 editions covering 1,200 years of history straight to your desktop, showcasing their authoritative editorial notes directly alongside the text and enabling advanced search within and between editions.

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Trial Access to Sociological Source Ultimate

Sociological Source Ultimate from EBSCO is currently on trial until 5th June. It covers a wide range of subjects including gender identity, marriage and family, to demographics, political sociology, religion and socio-cultural anthropology along with some social work related titles along with videos from leading providers but it is it’s full text journals that could establish it as an alternative for our current subscription to Proquest Sociological Abstracts. Honing in on the quality of the SSU titles we would be grateful for your thoughts on this resource and welcome your comments which can be send to Norma Menabney by 12th June.

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New Resource – Fame from Bureau van Dijk

Private company information for the UK and Ireland is now available through the Fame database from BvD. Covering 11 million companies it provides detailed or summary financials for both active and inactive companies reaching up to 20 years history per company. Content includes company news, industry research, credit scores, strength indicators, corporate CCJs, directors and shareholders and detailed corporate structure.

It is searchable with hundreds of criteria to build bespoke reports, analyse companies and create peer analysis. Content can be extracted for further analysis and presentation with Excel and Powerpoint add-ins and alert settings are available to ensure currency.

It is accessible from the Company / Financial Data section on this page and for further enquiries please contact Norma Menabney

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Trial Access to Nineteenth Century Literary Society: The John Murray Publishing Archive

QUB staff and students now have trial access to Nineteenth Century Literary Society: The John Murray Publishing Archive from Adam Matthew Digital. Access is available from this link:

Please note access will end on 30th July 2020.

Nineteenth Century Literary Society makes available more than 1,400 items from the archive of the historic John Murray publishing company.

If you have any feedback on this resource please let us know.

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Trial access to the History of Feminism

QUB staff and students now have trial access to Routledge’s History of Feminism online resource. You can access it from this link:

Trial Access extended to 31st December 2020

This resource covers the fascinating subject of feminism over the long nineteenth century (1776–1928). It contains an extensive range of primary and secondary resources, including full books, selected chapters, and journal articles, as well as new thematic essays, and subject introductions on its structural themes

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8 months until RefWorks cancellation

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Remember: the Library will cancel its RefWorks subscription at the end of 2020.

From 1st January 2021, Queen’s users will no longer have access to Legacy RefWorks or ProQuest RefWorks. The Library will no longer support the use of either of these tools.

Between now and then, you must transfer your RefWorks references to EndNote (now available via the Library) or to another tool such as Mendeley, if you wish to continue using them.

For more information , and links to Library Help FAQs about transferring your RefWorks references to EndNote, please visit the Library’s dedicated EndNote LibGuide:

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Extended Access to British Online Archives

QUB staff and students have access to British Online Archives until 31st May. Access is available from this link:

British Online Archives is one of the United Kingdom’s leading academic publishers.

Their website hosts over 3 million records drawn from both private and public archives. These records are organised thematically, covering 1,000 years of world history, from politics and warfare to slavery and medicine.

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Extended trial access to BOB

QUB staff and students now have extended trial access to BOB until the end of July 2020.

To access follow this link and sign in with your usual QUB credentials.

Quick BoB guides: a set of very short videos on how to log in, searching for content, requesting programmes, playlist searching, accessing BoB reports and more.

Please let me know what you think of this resource.

BOB allows users to record programmes from over 75 free-to-air channels; and search our archive of over 2.2 million broadcasts.

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