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Archive for May, 2008

Scopus trial update

Anna Di Iorio27 May 2008

Scopus (Copyright © 2008 Elsevier B.V.)

Our Scopus trial  has been extended until 30th June.

 For details of the trial, please see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/blog/biosci/2008/04/28/scopus-trial/.

We currently have two printed guides available: Scopus User Guide and Scopus Research Performance Measurement/Bibliometrics User Guide. Please email me if you would like some of them.

Development online archive

Anna Di Iorio23 May 2008

Cover from ‘Development’ (Copyright © The Company of Biologists Ltd 2008; reproduced with permission of the Company of Biologists)The Company of Biologists is delighted to announce the completion of the process of digital retroconversion of the archives of its journal,

The entire contents of Development’s predecessor, JEEM (the Journal of Embryology and Experimental Morphology) is now freely available online.

The complete archive of JEEM, from its first issue in 1953 through to the
final one in 1986 (after which the journal was renamed Development) can be
accessed through the Development’s website  (http://dev.biologists.org).

The online archive can also be accessed via the UCL Library Catalogue and the UCL Library Services ejournals list


HFSP Journal

Anna Di Iorio22 May 2008

HFSP Journal (Copyright © 2008 HFSP Publishing; © HFSPO)

UCL Library Services is pleased to let you know that we currently have a trial for the HFSP (Human Frontier Science Program) Journal

This interdisciplinary periodical is concerned with biological research using quantitative techniques borrowed from physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering and informatics.

The trial expires on 31st July 2008. IP-authenticated access is available at http://hfspj.aip.org/.


Anna Di Iorio21 May 2008

ImageBank (Copyright Mark Levesley © Mark Levesley; Gordon Beakes © University of Newcastle upon Tyne; Aurora Levesley © Aurora Levesley)

The Centre for Bioscience ImageBank is a shared database of biological images. With due acknowledgement, images are free and copyright cleared for educational use.

The images are contributed by academics, researchers, learned societies, the industry and individuals. All images undergo a validation process by Centre for Bioscience staff.

Users are able to search for images based on keywords or browse within a wide range of bioscience subject areas. Images can then be downloaded along with informative descriptive text provided by the contributor. ImageBank also offers reviews of, and links to existing bioscience image databases.

ImageBank welcomes image contributions. Details on how to contribute are given on the website.

New ejournal packages

Anna Di Iorio21 May 2008

Mary Ann Liebert (Copyright © Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.)   IOS Press (Copyright © IOS Press)           

UCL Library Services is pleased to let you know that we now have electronic access to all the journals published by Mary Ann Liebert.  Subjects covered include biotechnology, biomedical research and life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, environmental science and sustainability. A list of titles is available online.

In addition, we now have electronic access to all the IOS Press journals, covering a range of scientific areas, including chemistry, computer science, engineering and technology, environmental science, life sciences, mathematics and medicine.  Follow the link to see the list of journals

All the titles in these packages have been added to the UCL Library Services ejournals list and to the UCL Library catalogue.