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Wiley-Blackwell journals problem

All Blackwell journal content was migrated from the Blackwell Synergy website to Wiley Interscience over the weekend, but UCL Library Services, in common with other institutions, has found that some of our subscriptions are no longer accessible.

UCL Library Services is in contact with Wiley-Blackwell about restoring access to these titles as a matter of urgency but, in the meantime, if you encounter problems with any Wiley-Blackwell journals, please e-mail the details to ejournals@ucl.ac.uk.

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

Posted 2 July 2008

Mary Ann Liebert journals

UCL now has electronic access to all journals published by Mary Ann Liebert. Subjects covered include biotechnology, biomedical research and life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, environmental science and sustainability. List of journals.

All the journals in these packages have been added to UCL Library Services' ejournals list and Explore.

Posted 29 April 2008

IOS Press journals

We now have electronic access to all IOS Press journals, covering a range of scientific areas, including chemistry, computer science, engineering and technology, environmental science, life sciences, mathematics and medicine. List of titles.

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

Posted 29 April 2008

Wiley-Blackwell backfiles

The backfiles of two Wiley-Blackwell titles, Sedimentology and Color Research and Application, are now available to UCL users.

Posted 29 April 2008

Perception Archive

An important resource for staff and students in Computer Science, Ophthalmology and Psychology, UCL now has access to the archive of Perception (Vol. 1, 1972-). Covering human, animal and machine perception, topics range from clinical neurological disturbances to theories of perception for epistemology, aesthetics, and art.

Posted 22 February 2008

International Water Association journals

Particularly relevant to the MSc in Environmental Systems Engineering, but with applicability across a range of subject areas, UCL now has access to a package of journals from the International Water Association. This package comprises:

All these titles are accessible from UCL's ejournals list, and from the Library catalogue.

Posted 22 February 2008

Blackwell Compass titles

UCL students and staff now have access to six titles in Blackwell's Compass series. They are:

All these titles are accessible from UCL's ejournals list, and from the Library catalogue.

Posted 22 February 2008

Selected Blackwell backfiles now available

UCL users now have online access to a number of Blackwell backfiles that departments have requested in the past. Titles cover a wide variety of subjects, and include:

Most titles are available from volume 1 onwards; details of coverage appear under individual entries on the ejournals list. Complete list of Blackwell backfiles available to UCL students and staff.

Posted 28 January 2008

Taylor & Francis STM Collection

Along with the Social Sciences & Humanities package to which we already subscribe, the entire Taylor & Francis STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) Collection is now available. Everything in the package (along with coverage) can now be found on the ejournals list. Highlights include:

Complete list of Taylor & Francis STM Collection titles.

Posted 28 January 2008

19th Century Periodicals Online

UCL now has access to 19th Century UK Periodicals Online - Series 1. This series, entitled "New Readerships: Women's, Children's, Humour and Leisure/Sport," focuses on the birth of modern magazine publishing in the UK between 1800 and 1900. It contains nearly 100 periodicals, covering the spectrum of women's writing, from Hearth and Home to Josephine Butler's The Dawn, and also charts the rapid rise of children's entertainment and education, with titles including Boys' Own and Little Folks. The explosion in popular sports and hobbies, from gardening and horse racing to cricket and cycling, is well covered, and there is a broad spread of satirical and comic titles such as Punch.

Posted 09 January 2008

Access to two new Future Medicine titles: Nanomedicine and Regenerative Medicine

The medical application of nanotechnology, and the potential of stem cell research and regenerative medicine, are addressed in two important journals from Future Medicine Group to which UCL users now have access. They are Nanomedicine and Regenerative Medicine. UCL's Dr Chris Mason is on the editorial board of both journals.

Posted 08 January 2008

Online access to Elsevier Backfiles on ScienceDirect

We are delighted to announce that UCL now has access to Elsevier's backfiles on ScienceDirect. This means that electronic content back to volume 1, issue 1 of most Elsevier journals is now available to UCL users. Previously, Elsevier journals were only available online from 1993 or 1995. Professor David Price, UCL's Vice-Provost for Research, has described this package as providing "a major benefit for over half of the College's research community".

Posted 08 January 2008

Access to The Lancet: Volume 1, 1823 onwards

As part of the Elsevier backfile (see previous item), UCL users now have acces to the The Lancet from Volume 1, 1823 onwards.

Posted 08 January 2008

Four more anthropology journals now available to UCL users

UCL users now have online access to four more anthropology journals. All four titles are published by Berg and they are:

UCL users already have access to Berg's other titles:

Posted 10/05/07

Current issues of Journal of Anthropological Research and Public Culture now available to UCL users

UCL users now have online access to the current issues of Journal of Anthropological Research and Public Culture. Previously, UCL users only had access to older issues of these journals - JAR from 1973 with a 3 year moving wall on JSTOR and Public Culture from 2000 to 2004 through Project Muse. Now users can access JAR from 2005 onwards through the publisher's site and Public Culture from 2000 onwards through HighWire.

Posted 10/05/07

Online access to American Journal of Science now available to UCL users

UCL users now have online access to the full text of the American Journal of Science. This long-established journal publishes articles on topics across the earth sciences and UCL users have access to all articles back to 1963.

Posted 21/02/07

Online access to Journal of Environmental Informatics now available to UCL users

UCL users now have online access to the full text of the Journal of Environmental Informatics (JEI). JEI is concerned with environmental management and more particularly the application of systems science and information technology to environmental management, covering topics such as artificial intelligence, visualization, data analysis and management, modelling and simulation. UCL users have access back to Volume 1, 2003.

Posted 21/02/07

Archives of two more physics journals now available to UCL users

The archives of two physics journals recently acquired by Institute of Physics Publishing are now available to UCL users. We now have access to Metrologia from Vol. 1, 1965 onwards and Physica Scripta from Vol. 1, 1970 onwards.

Posted 19/02/07

Two new stem cells journals available online to UCL users

Research relating to stem cells is becoming an increasingly important topic and, to support UCL staff and students in their work in this area, UCL Library Services has purchased online access to two stem cells journals. The titles are Stem Cells and Development, which is concerned with the therapeutic applications of stem cells from all tissue types and Cloning and Stem Cells, which covers all aspects of cloning as well as stem cell research. UCL users have access to all issues from 1999 onwards.

Posted 06/02/07

Online access to archival content from the American Psychological Association now available

As you may know, UCL Library Services subscribes to PsycARTICLES through the Journals@OVID platform. PsycARTICLES is a package of 57 leading journals in the areas of psychiatry and psychology, published by the American Psychological Association and allied organisations. Recently, the APA have been adding an increasing amount of archival content to the package. Highlights include:

  • Journal of Applied Psychology - full-text available back to 1917
  • American Psychologist - full-text available back to 1946
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: General - full-text available back to 1916
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology - full-text available back to 1965

A list of all the titles in the collection can be found here (this service is Athens-authenticated so you will need to set the cookie available at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/e-res.shtml#set and then log in with your UCL username and password).

Posted 06/02/07

Temporary alphabetical listings for access problems

Due to off-site access problems for a small number of users, an alternative temporary alphabetical list of electronic journals is available.

UCL Library Services is working to diagnose and solve this access problem, in partnership with UCL Information Systems. We apologise for the inconvenience to those users affected.

If you experience consistent problems accessing electronic journals from computers outside the UCL network, please try using the alternative list of links. Note that several journals are licensed for use only on-site or via our "proxy server". Since the problem appears to be related to the proxy server, such journals are not available through the alternative list. These are marked "not available off-site".

Posted 21/12/06

Move towards e-only delivery of journals in STM

A major objective of The Library Strategy 2005-10 is the move towards electronic-only delivery of journals in Science, Technology and Medicine (STM). As agreed at the UCL Library Committee in May, the extension of e-only delivery in STM is to be phased in over a minimum of four years. This will allow us to monitor progress, including taking into account feedback from Library users, to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible. The focus in the first year will be on titles in engineering and physical sciences, with relatively few titles that are core to clinical medicine.

From January 2007, around 500 titles will no longer be available in print. The majority are Elsevier STM titles (print will be retained for other subject areas), along with the collections of:

  • American Institute of Physics (11 titles)
  • Association of Computing Machinery (29 titles)
  • Institute of Physics (16 titles)
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (20 titles)

Walk-in facilities are currently being enhanced to help meet any increase in demand from Library users, including NHS staff and society members, who do not have UCL computing accounts which are authorised to pass through the UCL e-resource gateway.

Please address any comments in the first instance to ejournals@ucl.ac.uk. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact Diana Mercer, Group Manager, Bibliographic Services (d.mercer@ucl.ac.uk).

Posted 19/12/06

Use of Google's Web Accelerator may prevent off-site access to UCL e-journals

It has been brought to our attention that installing Google's Web Accelerator tool on your computer may cause your access to UCL e-journals to be blocked. This is because the rate at which the tool "pre-fetches" content causes concern with some publishers relating to excessive and systematic downloading of their content, something which is forbidden in the licences that UCL signs with publishers. The result is that publishers may block the IP address of the tool, which means it can no longer access the publisher's content. If you are using the Web Accelerator, you transmit the IP address of the tool, even if you have logged in using Athens, and therefore your access to content may be blocked.

Posted 05/12/06

Archives of ASHA titles now available to UCL users

UCL now has online access to the archives of journals published by ASHA, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This is in addition to UCL's access to current issues of these titles which was announced in May. Issues available to UCL users are as follows:

You can find the titles in the e-journals A-Z list and in the subject lists for Human Communication Sciences and Otorhinolaryngology.

Posted 23/11/06

Archives of Springer journals in eight subject areas now available to UCL users

UCL Library Services has purchased access to the online archives of Springer journals in eight subject areas. UCL users now have access to pre-1997 issues of Springer journals in the subject areas listed below. Click on a subject to see the full list of journals included.

The individual titles have been added to the E-Journals A-Z list and the relevant subject lists. Please note: the digitisation of journal issues in these collections is still ongoing and is due to be completed next year. You may therefore find that some content is missing. If this is the case, please contact ejournals@ucl.ac.uk so that we can ensure the publisher is aware of the gap and advise you where else you might find the content.

Posted 17/11/06

New open access journal from the American Institute of Physics - Biomicrofluidics

The AIP has launched a new open access journal focusing on microfluidic techniques and their applications in diagnostic, environmental, biological, chemical, medical and pharmaceutical fields. Biomicrofluidics will contain original research articles and sections discussing the specific challenges in the field of microfluidics. The website also features a blog called The Flow which the editors hope will encourage discussion and networking amongst microfluidics researchers and users.

Posted 17/11/06

New open access journal from the Institute of Physics - Environmental Research Letters

The IoP has launched a new open access journal focusing on environmental science, particularly environmental change and management. Environmental Research Letters will cover a number of areas of interest including biodiversity, climate change, environmental and resource economics, policy analysis and risk assessment. The journal aims to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of environmental science and welcomes approaches to the subject from a variety of disciplines. Read more about the journals aims here.

Posted 17/11/06

Access to the archives of a further five AGU journals now available to UCL users

Having added access to the archives of the Journal of Geophysical Research earlier in the year, UCL Library Services has now purchased access to the archives of a further five American Geophysical Union titles. As we also have online access to the current content of these titles, the extent of our access is now:

  • Geophysical Research Letters: Vol. 21, 1994-
  • Global Biogeochemical Cycles: Vol. 8, 1994-
  • Paleoceanography: Vol. 9, 1994-
  • Tectonics: Vol. 13, 1994-
  • Water Resources Research: Vol. 26, 1990-

Posted 29/09/06

Online archive of Cell and Neuron now available to UCL users

UCL users now have online access to issues of Cell published between 1974 and 1994 and issues of Neuron published between 1988 and 1994. These two titles are part of the Cell Press Archive package which UCL Library Services has purchased. The package also includes issues of Immunity published in 1994, issues of Current Biology from 1991 to 1994 and issues of Chemistry and Biology published in 1994. This package is in addition to UCL users' existing access to content from 1995 onwards in all 10 Cell Press titles (Cell, Molecular Cell, Neuron, Immunity, Current Biology, Structure, Developmental Cell, Cancer Cell, Chemistry and Biology and Cell Metabolism).

Posted 29/09/06

Wiley General Medicine archive now available to UCL users

UCL Library Services has now purchased access to Wiley's General Medicine archive, which gives us access to pre-1996 issues (pre-1999 issues in some cases) of 22 medical journals. The titles included are:

  • Arthritis and Rheumatism (1958-1997)
  • Arthritis Care and Research (1988-1998)
  • British Journal of Surgery (1913-1997)
  • Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis (1975-1995)
  • Concepts in Magnetic Resonance (1989-1995)
  • European Journal of Immunology (1971-1997)
  • Hepatology (1981-1995)
  • International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology (1989-1995)
  • Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis (1987-1995)
  • Journal of Clinical Ultrasound (1973-1995)
  • Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (1991-1998)
  • Journal of Medical Virology (1977-1995)
  • Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (1980-1995)
  • Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (1984-1998)
  • Proceedings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (1982-1998)
  • Microsurgery (1979-1995)
  • Neurourology and Urodynamics (1982-1995)
  • NMR in Biomedicine (1988-1995)
  • Pediatric Pulmonology (1985-1996)
  • Practical Diabetes International (1984-1999)
  • Prenatal Diagnosis (1981-1995)
  • Reviews in Medical Virology (1991-1995)

You can find the titles in the e-journals A-Z list, where you can also link to the current content if available.

Posted 29/09/06

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Issues of Nature back to 1950 now available to UCL users

UCL Library Services has now purchased access to the available online archives of Nature. A heavily-used journal, UCL already had online access to issues from 1997 onwards. The purchase of the archives now means that UCL users can also have online access to issues of Nature published from January 1987 to December 1996 and from January 1950 to December 1986.

Posted 29/09/06

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