Springer ebooks update: 2017

Our ebook collections have been further enhanced with thousands of new ebooks from the following Springer collections.

Additional 2017 titles will be released and become available up until the end of the year. We have also added Chemistry and Materials ebooks from 2000-2004, to give a full run from 2000 to present.


By combining these latest ebooks with our existing Springer content, this gives us access to over 62,000 high quality scholarly ebook titles and over 48,000 protocols. Follow the links below to search across the subject specific collections or search for pre-2017 titles by keyword on our Library catalogue:

*Lecture Notes in Computer Science – we have access to the full content: 1973-2017!

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New e-Resources | WYWA 2017

wywa6Engineering & Design

  • Frontfile e-book collections acquired:
    – IEEE-Wiley 2017
    – Springer Chemistry & Materials 2017 plus 2000-2004 backfile
    – Springer Energy 2017 & Engineering 2017
  • New e-journal subscriptions:
    Nature Reviews Materials
    – Nature Energy
    Physical Review Applied
  • IMechE conference proceedings & journal archive
    (18 titles)


  • e-Journal backfile packages acquired:
    1) Wiley Chemical Societies (includes Annalen der Chemie, Chemische Berichte)
    2) Adis journals backfile collection (Springer) : Pharmacy titles including Drugs and Clinical Pharmacokinetics
  • 19 Individual e-journal backfiles acquired – search our Library catalogue by title see image to the right

Humanities & Social Sciences

  • wywa7Taylor & Francis collection ‘Sociology & Related Disciplines’
    (includes 26 journal titles)
  • Thomson Reuters Emerging Sources Citation Index backfile (added to Web of Science database) – adds records from 7,500 additional journal titles for the years 2005-14
  • Oxford Handbooks Online 2017:
    Business and Management; Economics and Finance; and Political Science
  • Springer e-books:
    Business & Management plus Economics & Finance 2017

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While You Were Away – Space & Power

More study space… and e-journals

  • wywa5aWe’ve removed rows of print journals which we now purchase electronically, freeing up space across the floors to improve our study areas
  • We’ve increased our e-journals again, from c. 21,000 to 24,000 titles
  • We’ve updated study areas across the library and added 50 additional study seats
  • The SALC has moved from Level 5. In its place we’ve created a new, refurbished, individual silent study zone
  • We’ve refurbished and updated: the quiet study room at the back of Level 3; the group work room at the front of Level 4; and our new permanent study room on the East of Level 4

Let there be light… and power!

  • wywa5bWe’ve added double power sockets and USB charging points to 60 desks at the front of level 4,
  • We’ve new LED lighting on Level 3 – it’s brighter and more energy efficient!
  • We’ve installed new blinds at the front of the Library, cutting glare across the PC areas

Enter the Language Learning Zone

  • globeThe new Language Learning Zone (formerly Self Access Language Centre) launched in September. It’s on Level 3, just by the North staircase
  • The associated Language collections – books and multimedia – are now on the open shelves on Level 3, next to our Literature journals
  • Language DVDs are by the Issue Desk on Level 2

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Library card required to enter Library from 10 October

From 10 October, the gates at the Library entrance will be secured.  This means that everyone who wishes to enter the Library will need to present their current library card at the turnstiles to enter.

Library staff will be working during the day to help new members of the University enter through the gates with their card.

The gates are secured throughout the semester and it is expected that everyone who wants to enter the Library to make use of resources or services based in the building will use their card for access at all times.

The Library Issue Desk can provide replacements for lost and damaged cards between 9am and 445pm, Monday to Friday.  Please note that there is a £5 charge for replacing a lost library card.


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While You Were Away 2017

Important new services

  • wywa1Sharp multi-function devices (copy, print and scan) and credit top-up machines have replaced the older Canon devices as part of the Campus-wide Print Services upgrade
  • New ‘Library Lists’ – we’re piloting new reading list management software with some Science and Engineering Departments.  Library lists will be available through Moodle, and link directly to Library catalogue records and full text materials

wywa2Making the most of the Library

  • Following successful introduction of auto-renewals, we’ve extended the maximum number of books and other items you can borrow, from 20 to 30!
  • We’ve upgraded our digital signage, with new screens on all subject floors. Keep an eye out for service alerts and announcements e.g.  Library training in the DoctoralSkills programme

wywa3Saving you time and money

  • To make sure you can always make the most of the Library, we’ve made it cheaper to replace lost or damaged Library cards – now £5 instead of £8
  • Don’t forget our new book drop service – return your books to The Virgil Building, and we’ll bring them back to the Library for you

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Celebrate World Architecture Day 2017

Monday 2 Oct 2017 is World Architecture Day!

This is an event for architects around the world organised by The International Union of Architects (UIA). This year’s theme is “Climate Change Action!”

gardenThe UIA supports the initiatives from the 015 International Climate Change Agreement and this is another opportunity to demonstrate the importance that architecture and urban design can have in lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

If you are inspired by Green Architecture the Library has lots of physical and electronic resources on this subject, for example:


Feedback on these resources or recommendations of other resources are welcome.

Contact your Subject Librarian, David Stacey

To celebrate a year of architecture related blogging you can read some of our best posts here.


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