Browsing All Posts filed under »Magazines and Journals«

New Online Services for a New Academic Year

September 15, 2013


In addition to all the building work in the Boots Library, we’ve also been busy behind the scenes organising the research resources that we have available for staff and students to use.  As part of this we’ve some new items that you can access online. a-n: The Artists Information Company provides news, analysis, features and up-to-date […]

Academic Citation “Cartels”?

August 29, 2013


Interesting article in The Atlantic about how academics and students in Brazil decided to artificially boost journal impact factors by citing each other’s articles.

New resource: Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (Proquest)

August 13, 2013


Originally posted on eResource updates:
Access to the Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (on the Proquest platform) has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive can be cross-searched alongside any of the other databases on the Proquest platform, and records from…

Journals Survey – win $100 Amazon voucher

June 19, 2012


Ingenta Connect, who provide access to a number of the academic journals that we subscribe to,  are running an industry-wide survey, in conjunction with several other publishers, asking how academics and researchers access and use journals. The survey takes about five minutes to go through (I’ve just done it), and you can enter a draw […]

an-magazine (Artists Newsletter) – Ceasing Publication June 2012

May 31, 2012


an: Artists Newsletter magazine is to cease publication in a print format from June 2012.  Following this the journal can be found in an online format via their website, and can be viewed using Flash.

Trend Prediction and Forecasting Services – 17 November

November 14, 2011


Rachel will be running a training session this Thursday, at 2pm in the Library training room about the prediction and forecasting services available via Libraries and Learning Resources. The session will cover WGSN, Trend Union, the various journals we have,  and will also recommend some freely available online forecasting services.  There are a few places […]

Design Journal Study and Rankings

October 25, 2011


Findings of a global survey of design journals has been published in Design Studies. Although focussing on industrial design, it does include many titles that are used across all design disciplines, such as the Journal of Design History, and Digital Creativity. The article is available online via Science Direct. Abstract: The primary objectives of this […]

Academic Publishing = Monopoly?

August 30, 2011


This article by George Monbiot in today’s Guardian highlights some of the issues facing universities and university libraries when it comes to ever increasing journals subscriptions. It makes for very interesting reading.

Journals Back Issues – Access Disruption

July 27, 2011


From next week, for approximately five weeks, access to journals in the Boots Library will be disrupted.  Library staff will be temporarily removing journals from the shelves so that new rolling stacks can be fitted. During this time a journals retrieval system will be in place.  If you’d like a journal from the back issues […]

Design Week Ceasing Publication

July 5, 2011


We’ve received notification that the most recent issue of Design Week will be the last issue to be published.  There will still be an online presence, but the paper magazine will no longer be available. Back issues of Design Week can be found on the following databases: Business Source Complete, from September 2001 to present. Nexis […]