Month: July 2013

New resource: Scopus

Access to Scopus has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access. is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

Scopus is a large and continually updated abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed academic content in the fields of Life Sciences (4,000+ titles), Physical Sciences (7,000+), Health Sciences (6,000+) and Social Sciences and Humanities (5,000+). Not a full-text resources in itself, Scopus provides outbound links to full-text services on other platforms, where these are available. Scopus provides a range of tools to tracks trends, patterns and citation and research impact. For all articles published since 1996, also Scopus provides full details of the references used

New resource trial: Drama Online (beta)

The library is trialling access to the new Drama Online resource (currently in beta release). Access to Drama Online is direct on-campus through (During the trial phase, Drama Online will not be included as a database in Library OneSearch).

Drama Online (beta) is a brand new online resource focusing on the theatrical arts. It provides a growing collection of searchable full-text scripts of classic and contemporary drama, along with character, setting and production information. The collection includes browseable lists of plays, playwrights and practitioners, genre and periods; as well as sections on context and criticism.

The reference section of Drama Online provides contextual guides to authors, movements, practitioners, periods and genres as well as guides to peformance and backstage craft. A range of full-colour theatrical production stills are also available.

The library is providing trial access to this resource (which remains in active development during its beta phase) until 12 October 2013. Feedback on the usefulness of Drama Online can be shared with members of the Academic Liaison team.

New resource: Brill journals archive

Access to the Brill Journals Archive has been enabled in SFX.

Brill Journal Archive Online provides access to over fifty thousand articles from more 174 journals published by Brill from their first issue up until 2009.

The twin components of the collection “have been purchased in perpetuity by JISC Collections and are available free of charge to UK Higher and Further Education institutions and Research Councils” which sign the necessary licence.

All 174 titles from the Brill journals archive will be indexed and made available in Library OneSearch later this week.

Electronic Resource Updates blog updates now available through Twitter

It has long been possible to follow posts on the Electronic Resource Updates blog by email, RSS feed and by ‘following’ the blog. From today it is now possible to follow the blog through Twitter – just search for @eResourceUpdate or visit

eResources Updates - Twitter

New resource: a-n (The Artists Information Company)

Access to a-n (The Artists Information Company) has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access is direct on-campus; off-campus access is not currently available, but should be activated soon.

The resources is described as follows:

The a-n (The Artists Information Company) site provides news, analysis, features and up-to-date reportage on all aspects of contemporary visual arts practice.