Archive for March, 2014

Open Access research: new policy document from HEFCE

March 31st, 2014 at 11:03

“Following extensive consultation, the four UK higher education funding bodies have introduced an open-access requirement in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework. The core of the policy is that journal articles and conference proceedings must be available in an open-access form to be eligible for the post-2014 REF.  In practice, this means that these outputs must be [...]

Ebooks at Nottingham — chosen by you

March 20th, 2014 at 03:03

With over 100,000 titles available, our ebook collection is one of the most heavily used in the country, and it’s constantly expanding. We now have even more titles on offer through our new service, which gives you the freedom to select the ebooks you really need. You can view these additional ebooks for free for [...]

Drama Online – Bloomsbury Publishing: database trial

March 18th, 2014 at 11:03

We are running a trial of Drama Online.   The trial can be accessed from on campus, either at or through the eLibrary Gateway, under resources available on temporary trial. From the publisher:  “The award-winning Drama Online introduces new writers alongside the most iconic names in playwriting history, providing contextual and critical background through scholarly [...]

The Women’s Library has moved to the LSE

March 13th, 2014 at 09:03

The Women's Library @ LSE celebrated its new home with an official opening ceremony yesterday. It is now located in a reading room at the London School of Economics in Aldwych and will be open to the public from the end of this month.

Knowledge Unlatched Pilot Collection to become Open Access

March 11th, 2014 at 10:03

“Knowledge Unlatched (KU) is pleased to announce that its Pilot Collection of 28 new books (including one joint-edited by Alan Sommerstein) from 13 recognised scholarly publishers will become Open Access. The KU Pilot Collection is the first step in creating a sustainable route to Open Access for Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) books. Support from [...]

Free online Hepatology books

March 7th, 2014 at 04:03

FreeBooks 4Doctors are offering two new free online books via Flying Publisher. The titles are in the area of Hepatology and are available to download as PDFs from the following links:

Underground and Independent Comics, Comix and Graphic Novels: database trial

March 7th, 2014 at 03:03

We are currently running a trial of the Alexander Street Press collection Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels.  From the publisher: Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels is the first ever scholarly, primary-source database focused on adult comic books and graphic novels. Here are the works of artists both celebrated and [...]

New Copyright Website:

March 7th, 2014 at 10:03

“ is a new online resource aimed at making UK copyright law accessible to creators and members of the public. It has dedicated sections aimed at musicians, filmmakers, performers, writers, visual artists and interactive developers, among others. Launched on 14 February, the independent site is currently subdivided into several useful sections that are individually authored, [...]

New Science and Engineering Books – February 2014

March 5th, 2014 at 12:03

We have added 256 Science and Engineering book titles in February. A complete list is at: New books (Science and Engineering). The list includes titles in the George Green Library, Djanogly Learning Resource Centre (Computing), Hallward Library (Built Environment) and the James Cameron Gifford Library (Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science).