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Month: February 2013

RefWorks

See You Tube video links here. RefWorks is an online reference management tool where you can import your references, manage them in folders and produce bibliographies. You can cite references in documents and use different styles. The first time you use it, you will have to create an account but then you can access it…

Open access publishing

Open access (OA) refers to access to publications made available without constraints such as payment or passwords. Open access publication can mean different charging models sometimes called author pays. The costs are more often covered by the research funding body (such as Wellcome Trust) or the author’s institution. •Some journals are totally open access •Some…

Search25 and COPAC video

Please see the Slideshare video on Search25 and COPAC, 2 useful Library catalogue search tools for researchers. Search25 helps you discover library resources across London and the South East. You can also see where the libraries are and find out how to visit them. COPAC allows you to search over 70 UK and Irish academic,…

Bibliometrics

The Web of Science database is very useful for citation or cited reference searching. Citation searching is a specialised type of searching which allows searching for articles or chapters which cite a particular work. This indicates relationships between works and also to some extent the impact a work has made on others in the field….

British Library

The British Library www.bl.uk is the national Library and is based at St Pancras in London. Explore 14 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles, 58 million patents, 3 million sound recordings, and much more. Find what you need – in the arts and humanities, sciences, or any subject. We recommend that all of our…

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). It will replace the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and will be completed in 2014. The REF will be undertaken by the four UK higher education funding bodies. The exercise will be…

New resource: Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts is an off-air recording and media archive service. BoB is available to staff and students of member institutions of the British Universities Film & Video Council that hold an ERA+ license. This TV scheduling service allows you to record TV and radio programmes that are scheduled to be broadcast over the next…