Monday, November 6, 2017

Earth and Environmental Sciences journal archive from Springer Nature

The Library has recently purchased the Earth and Environmental Sciences archive from Springer Nature. This is a collection of backfiles from over 80 high quality academic journals with coverage dating from the 1920s to the 1990s.

The journals can be accessed from Library Search and directly from:

Friday, November 3, 2017

New books added to stock on October

The Library continues to add new books to stock all year round. Lists of the new books for October are below:

Dawsonera ebooks move to Adobe Digital Editions for downloading

Dawsonera have rolled out the use of Adobe Digital Editions for downloading their ebooks onto a device such as a laptop or PC.

The most common way of reading the ebooks is their online web reader, which remains unchanged - to use the web reader just choose the 'read online' option.

If you want to download the ebook for a PDF type format, then just make sure you have Adobe Digital Editions on your laptop or PC.
It is a free plugin and Dawsonera have created a Help Guide for downloading, which can be found at:

and is part of their overall Help guides at:

If you have any problems downloading Adobe Digital Editions please contact IT Connect.
Or for any ebook queries please contact us the library.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

New ACM eBook collection for the computer science community

The Library now provides access to ACM eBooks - a new series of high quality titles for the computer science community, published by Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in collaboration with Morgan & Claypool Publishers.

The series includes books from across the spectrum of computer science subject matter, appealing to computing students, educators, researchers and practitioners.

A direct link to the collection can be found on the Computer Science Subject Resources page of the Library website, whilst the individual titles can be discovered using Library Search.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Open Access Week, 23rd to 29th October

Open Access Week

It’s the 10th Annual International Open Access Week and this year’s theme is about the reasons why we should think about publishing research Open Access, asking the question: “Open In Order To…”  See some examples here and add your thoughts to the story:

You may have seen in the news that Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis has been made freely available as part of Open Access Week, but did you know you can also freely access many research outputs produced by Keele University staff? 

Keele’s Research Repository has almost 4000 documents with 75% published as Open Access and over 103,000 downloads of documents.  This month has the most downloads ever in the history of the repository (we’ve been live since 2014) showing that publishing documents Open Access is making research more widely available than ever before.  Check out the statistics here:

Want to know more about Open Access at Keele?

Take a look at the Open Access page

Sign up to one of our training sessions, 'Everything you need to know about Open Access and the next REF'. Details here or book through Keele People.

Find more information about the Library Research Support services and resources here: