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BrowZine

By Michael Jones, on 21 September 2015

BrowZine Logo

UCL Library Services has signed up to a new journal browsing service called BrowZine. BrowZine is an app that allows browsing of our journal collection in an easy and intuitive way on mobile devices.

The benefits of BrowZine are a simple entry point to view journal titles, either by title search or by browsing titles by subject category; the ability to create your own bookshelf of regularly read titles; the option to save articles for later offline reading; receive notification of new articles; and options to export content to bibliographic management tools.

BrowZine iPad

The vast majority of our scholarly journal content is available within BrowZine, with an emphasis on current content. Archival access is generally available back to 2005, with ongoing developments to extend this. Initially an app for mobile devices, BrowZine has now been further developed to provide a web version.

The BrowZine app is available for download from the following link: http://thirdiron.com/download-browzine. BrowZine Web will shortly be available via Metalib.

If you require any further information on BrowZine, or assistance in set-up and access, then please contact the E-resources Team: lib-eresource-help@ucl.ac.uk

Trial access to Inderscience Publishers

By Michael Jones, on 7 October 2014

UCL has trial access to the full online journals collection from Inderscience Publishers until 31st December 2014. The content can be accessed both on- and off-site using the link above.

The collection offers access to 388 peer-reviewed international journals in wide ranging disciplines including science, engineering and technology, healthcare and biosciences, environment and stability, computing, economics, and management.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

Trial access to China Academic Journals

By Michael Jones, on 1 October 2014

UCL has trial access to China Academic Journals full-text database until 30th October 2014. For off-site access to this trial, please use web WTS or Desktop@UCL Anywhere

Comprising 10 subject series covering the sciences and humanities, CAJ provides access to over 9,000 academic journals.

Please send feedback on this resource to your subject librarian.

Web of Knowledge maintenance

By Catherine L Sharp, on 9 October 2012

The suppliers of Web of Science have announced that the database may be unavailable between 2pm on Sunday, October 21, 2012 and 2am on Monday, October 22, 2012.  Please see the databases list for links to alternative databases, including Scopus.

New eresources

By Catherine L Sharp, on 12 September 2012

UCL now has access to a number of new databases and ejournals.  Please see the databases or ejournals list, as appropriate, for links and further information.

BIOSIS Previews Backfiles (1926-1968)
Cambridge Histories Online
Cecil Papers
Colonial State Papers
Compendex backfiles (1884-1969)
Congressional Research Digital Collection
Cult of the Body
Digital National Security Archive
Documents on British Policy Overseas
Ethnographic Video Online
Global health archive
IEEE Wiley ebooks
Illustrated London News (see ejournals list)
Imperial Russia’s Illustrated Press
Mass Media in Russia
Nature Archive 1869-1949 (see ejournals list)
Neurology backfile (see ejournals list)
Popular Literature, Fiction and Songs in Imperial Russia
Russian Anarchist Periodicals of the 20th Century
Russian Theatre in the Early Twentieth Century
Scientific American Archive + Supplement (see ejournals list)
Social Theory
Springer backfiles (we now have all collections; see ejournals list)
Springer Protocols
Taylor and Francis backfiles (3 collections – Arts & Humanities, Behavioral Science, and Politics, International Relations & Area Studies) (see ejournals list)
Web of Knowledge Science Citation Index (1900-1944)
Yearbook of the Imperial Theatre (1890-1915)

PubMed SFX linking

By Catherine L Sharp, on 1 June 2012

There has been a change to the arrangements for SFX linking in PubMed, to provide search options where full-text is not available, and to ensure that users see up to date, real-time information about full-text availability.

Instead of the UCL filter, you will now see an SFX link at the top right of the abstract screen in every PubMed record.  When you click on the SFX button, you’ll either see a link (or links) to the full text, or a statement that the full text isn’t available.  In the latter case, you can check UCL’s print holdings, and you can also check holdings in other libraries.

This means that there is now no longer an option for a UCL filter.  You can use UCL’s custom URL – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?otool=iukucllib – to access the version of PubMed containing SFX links, or you can use the link to PubMed in the databases list.  Alternatively, you can configure your PubMed preferences to show SFX links.  To do so:

  • clear any UCL filter in your personal MyNCBI account
  • select NCBI Site Preferences at the top right of the MyNCBI screen
  • under PubMed Preferences, click on Outside Tool.
  • click the radio button next to UCL (University College London) – SFX, then Save.

MetaLib unavailable Thursday 5 January

By Catherine L Sharp, on 3 January 2012

Owing to essential maintenance, MetaLib will be unavailable between 08:00 – 11:00 on Thursday 5th January 2012.

Alternative lists of ejournals and other eresources will be available during that time.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Off-site access to JSTOR

By Catherine L Sharp, on 14 March 2011

Users recently encountered problems with off-site access to JSTOR via the “login” link on the JSTOR site.  This has now been rectified, and users should once again be able to log in on JSTOR by choosing UCL as their institution.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Off-site access to JSTOR

By Catherine L Sharp, on 26 November 2010

UCL users trying to access JSTOR off-site via the ejournals or databases list may see a message that access has been suspended.  UCL Library Services is in contact with JSTOR support about this problem.  In the meantime, please use one of the following two options for access:

1. Click “login” at the top right of the JSTOR home page.  On the next screen, scroll down to “Access JSTOR through a participating institution”.  Choose United Kingdom and UCL (University College London), as in the screenshot below.  You’ll then be prompted for your UCL username and password, and should be able to log in and access full text.

2. Log in to the Web WTS service. Open up a browser in that service, and go to JSTOR as normal (via the ejournals list, databases list, or directly.)  You should find that you’re able to access full text.
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Cambridge University Press archives

By Catherine L Sharp, on 18 October 2010

UCL now has access to two collections of archives from Cambridge University Press, one covering STM titles, the other Humanities and Social Sciences.

These archive collections have been purchased for UK higher education institutions by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).  Additional collections will be made available in the future.

The STM collection contains older content of 65 titles, including Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Epidemiology and Infection, Geological Magazine and Visual Neuroscience.  The HSS collection, comprising 49 titles, includes the British Journal of Political Science, International & Comparative Law Quarterly and the Journal of African History.  All the titles and coverage have been added to the ejournals list.