Thursday, August 17, 2017

Forthcoming maintenance work, Tuesday 29 August

Tuesday 29th August 2017

The Library is open from 8.45am to 10.00pm, but access to the building will be available via the Accessible entrance which can be found at the far end of the building to the left of the steps.   Staff will be available at that entrance to guide you.

The front entrance will be closed while Estates carry out maintenance work on the steps.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

New books lists

When we migrated from our old library system to the new I stopped producing the monthly lists of new books for each library. I've had a few people saying that they found them useful, so I've rewritten them for the new system. The Campus Library list is available here and the Health Library list is available here. Let us know what you think.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

ProQuest eresources currently unavailable


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Apologies but we have just been informed that ProQuest eresources - including RefWorks - are currently experiencing technical difficulties across their global network. We will inform you as soon as the problem has been resolved.

Please see below the message from ProQuest:
  • ProQuest platforms are currently experiencing connectivity issues.Starting around 4:00 PM Eastern (9pm BST) on Monday, July 17th, 2017 we began experiencing issues across a range of our products including our ProQuest Platform (PQP).We are working diligently to resolve the issue and we apologize for any inconvenience.
  • If you need assistance, please contact ProQuest Technical Support:
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*Update 19/07/2017*
Services were restored at approx. 5pm 18th July 2017 - The problem affected all ProQuest users globally. ProQuest have apologised and published the details of the cause and an explanation about the scale of the outage.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Banner

We're getting a new banner for the Open Day this weekend (hope the wind stays quiet!).


Thursday, June 1, 2017

New fines payment kiosk

Over the summer we'll be making some changes in automated library fines payment. As part of this. we've just installed a new fines payment kiosk at the Campus Library. You may never need to use it, but if you do, please let know what you think of it.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Graduation 2017

Graduating this summer?
Please remember all Library books must be returned by 31st May 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Graduating this summer?

Are you graduating this summer? Bring your Keele card to the Library Counter to receive a graduation memento to help you remember your time at Keele! (hint: it's not a chocolate bar).


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

You’re a poet – you just didn’t know it…

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day as I wandered lonely as a cloud…? It’s World Poetry Day and the Library has the perfect resource for that inner poet in us all. Take a look at Literature Online (LION) where you’ll find the full-text of over 355,000 literary works and critical reviews from Tennyson to Pinter.

LION is just one of many online resources that the Library subscribes to. View the full A-Z list here or search for a subscription resource specific to the subject you’re studying through the Subject Resources pages.

And remember, it’s not just the Library building that’s available 24/7!

Monday, March 13, 2017

By JoVE, I think I’ve got it!

It’s British Science Week, but did you know that the Library subscribes to JoVE (the Journal of Visualized Experiments), which is the world’s first peer-reviewed scientific video journal, where you can watch video tutorials on general lab techniques; the essentials of biology; and more advanced topics on neuroscience and genetics.
   

Our subscription to JoVE covers Basic and Advanced Biology, is accessible on and off campus (like the vast majority of our resources) and is just one of many online resources that the Library subscribes to. View the full A-Z list here or search for a subscription resource specific to the subject you’re studying through the Subject Resources pages.

And remember, it’s not just the Library building that’s available 24/7!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women's Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, why not take a look at The Times Digital Archive covering news from 1785-2011. View news articles from the time of such historic and world changing events as the Suffragette movement.

The Times Digital Archive is just one of many online resources that the Library subscribes to. View the full A-Z list here or search for a subscription resource specific to the subject you’re studying through the Subject Resources pages.


Remember, it’s not just the Library building that’s available 24/7!

Books for Green Week #3

Wednesday's book for Green Week takes a positive pragmatic perspective: Atmosphere of hope, by Tim Flannery:


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Advanced Refworks Session Weds 8 March

There's still time to sign up for our training session on Advanced Refworks, running Wednesday 8 March at 12.00 noon.

This session is aimed at more experienced Refworks users and will explore some of the custmomising options in the reference management software.

Click here to book a place.

Books for Green Week #2

Today's book for Green Week is American wasteland, by Jonathan Bloom:

Monday, March 6, 2017

A Green Resource for Green Week

If you’re looking for articles on environmental issues like climate change then you’re probably familiar with the EBSCO databases the Library subscribes to, but you may not know about GEOBASE, which is a database specific to the earth sciences and covers issues of ecology, geology, as well as the environmental sciences. There are over 2 million full-text journal articles with another million plus abstracts, which if you click on the @Keele symbol next to the article may lead to the full text through our other subscriptions. Click here to start using GEOBASE.  You can view our Quick Guide to using the resource here.

GEOBASE is just one of many online resources that the Library subscribes to. View the full A-Z list here or search for a subscription resource specific to the subject you’re studying through the Subject Resources pages.


Remember, it’s not just the Library building that’s available 24/7!

Green Week, Green views

It's Green Week here on Campus, and to reflect that our Library Green team have put up a display of books about Green issues. The first is From cradle to cradle, by William McDonough and Michael Braungart:

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Temporary closure of Special Collections and Archives 2017

The Special Collections and Archives are currently closed following a major flooding incident on Saturday 7th January. A relatively small number of items suffered water damage, thanks to our immediate response and successful salvage operation. Even so, the incident has caused major and long term disruption to the service.

All collections have moved to alternative storage and we are unable to offer an enquiry or searchroom service whilst we dedicate the coming months to the care of our collections and reinstatement of the archive stores.

There may be some delay in responding to emails and phone calls.

Updates on progress will be posted in due course.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Publishing Your Research Open Access in the Keele Research Repository

Publishing your research Open Access ensures that your work can reach the widest possible audience. Publishing to a repository, such as, the Keele Research Repository is called the “Green route”, whereas publishing Open Access through a journal is known as the “Gold route” and you have to pay to publish in this way.

So what are the advantages of publishing your research Open Access?

  • More people can read your research without having to pay for it or log-in through subscription services.
  • More people can download your research freely and share it with other people.
  • More citations of your research are likely as it is more easily accessible to more people.
  • More research outputs are made available due to the ease of access to your research.

Of course, the other reason why you should publish your research into the Keele Research Repository is to ensure that it can be included in the next Research Excellence Framework. To ensure REF compliance, researchers must:

  • Deposit their peer-reviewed, final accepted manuscript to the Keele Research Repository (this is not the final published version that includes publisher typesetting).
  • Ensure that anything published after 1st April 2016 is submitted to the repository within 12 weeks of the date of acceptance by the publisher.

The table below shows the ten most accessed and downloaded research papers from January 2016 to December 2016 from the Keele Research Repository. All these papers are available through Open Access. Just click on the link to access the paper.

Full Text Article Requests from the Keele Research Repository (Jan 2016-Dec 2016).  Data taken from IRUS-UK

Author
Title
Number of Requests
URL
Dr Julie Hulme
Learning styles in the classroom: educational benefit or planning exercise
1632
Dr Jamie Pringle
The use of geoscience methods for terrestrial forensic searches
759
Dr Julie Green
The impact of chronic venous leg ulcers: a systematic review
473
Joanne Jordan
Interventions to improve adherence to exercise for chronic musculoskeletal pain in adults
318
Dr Jamie Pringle
The Carboniferous Southern Pennine Basin, UK
316
Dr Jamie Pringle
The Precambrian-Cambrian nonconformity at the Ercall Quarries, The Wrekin, Shropshire, UK
273
Dr Martin Hollamby
Recent advances in nanoparticle synthesis with reversed micelles
258
Laurence Wood
The epidemiology of patellofemoral disorders in adulthood: a review of routine general practice morbidity recording
182
Dr Paul Forrester
The leadership criterion: challenges in pursuing excellence in the Jordanian public sector
178
Professor Clifford Stott
Contemporary understanding of riots: classical crowd psychology, ideology and the social identity approach
173





































If you need help publishing your research to the Keele Research Repository or you just want to know more about publishing Open Access, please book onto the session Publishing Your Research Open Access Using the Keele Publications Database through Keele People. Sessions are available on Wednesday 8th February (10-1), Wednesday 22nd March (10-1) or Wednesday 3rd May (10-1).

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

Wishing a happy and successful 2017 to all Library users, past and present.