New Library Resource: IEEE/IET Electronic Library Subscription

Library Services are VERY happy to announce that we have a new subscription to IEEE/IET Electronic Library via the IEEE Xplore platform

You will remember that we had trial access to this resource at the start of 2017 and we asked for your feedback. As a result of that trial process, a lot of hard work and negotiations we have now been able to reinstate online access!

What is IEEE/IET?

IEEE Xplore is a digital library providing access to the world’s highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, electronics and related disciplines. IEEE Xplore contains full-text documents from IEEE journals, magazines, conference proceedings, standards, eBooks and educational courses.

What content does IEEE Xplore contain?

IEEE Xplore provides online access to more than 4 million full-text documents from some of the world’s most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics.  It contains more than 30% of the world’s technical literature.

  • Journals, transactions, letters, and magazines published by the IEEE and IET, with some content dating back to 1872
  • Journals published by IET, IBM, BIAI, TUP, and AGU dating back to 1930
  • Conference Proceedings published by IEEE, IET and VDE VERLAG dating back to 1988
  • IEEE technical standards and specifications, including active, revised, archived, and draft standards dating from 1948
  • eBooks published by Wiley-IEEE Press, Wiley Telecom, MIT Press, Morgan & Claypool and other IEEE entities
  • Courses representing the best of IEEE conferences, workshops, and seminars in an interactive format

Where can I access IEEE/IET Electronic Library?

You can access the platform directly using this authenticated link  

You’ll also find IEEE/IET Electronic Library listed on our Resources A-Z list and on relevant Subject Guides

IEEE/IET content is discoverable via LibrarySearch so you will be able to link directly to the full-text of journal articles, conference proceedings, technical standards etc. that you find in LibrarySearch using the links provided

In LibrarySearch you’ll see links in the View It tab of the Details screen (after you click the title in the result list) to:

  • IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL)
  • IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL) Conference Proceedings
  • IEEE SERIES (IEL)
  • IEEE Standards Select (IEL)

These are all part of the IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL) and will link out to the IEEE Xplore platform.

Where can I get help with IEEE?

  • Email the Library or contact your Academic Librarian
  • IEEE provides quick reference user guides with tips and tricks for using IEEE Xplore effectively. Check them out here
  • There’s also a selection of quick self-paced video tutorials available covering topics like: Advanced searching, saving searches, content alerts, and lots more!  You can view the video tutorials here

We’re very glad to see this resource back – as always, we’d love to hear your feedback.  Please drop us an email or leave a comment below.

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New Resource Available and Resource of the Month February 2016: SCOPUS

It’s a two-for-one deal!  We’ve just managed to sneak it in as February’s resource of the month too 🙂

 

We’re very pleased to announce that Scopus is now available to all Abertay staff and students!

What is Scopus?

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, features smart tools to track, analyse and visualise scholarly research.

Do you need to find the right references for an assignment, monitor a research topic or trend, identify the top researchers in a particular field or track the success of your own research? Abertay Library helps make your research pursuit easier through access to Scopus, the largest abstract and indexing database of peer-reviewed literature. Use Scopus to find and evaluate research, no matter what your area of interest.

How do I access Scopus?

Use this Link both on and off-campus to access Scopus.  You can also find it on the A-Z Online Resources page.

Both IP and Shibboleth authentication have been set up for this resource in order to make on and off-campus access easier.  This means that if you don’t use the authenticated link and go directly to www.scopus.com – you’ll still be recognised as an Abertay user on-campus (via our IP range) but would have to select Institutional/Shibboleth login when attempting to access off-campus.  We always recommend using the Library authenticated links provided so it’s best not to go direct to http://www.scopus.com

The first time you login on-campus, you will see the screen below.  Select the ‘Nesli Abertay University, Athens + Shibboleth‘ option and check the ‘Remember this organisation’ box so that you won’t see this screen next time.  Click continue and enter your network username and password:

Scopus Login

How do I get the most out of Scopus? (User Guides and Training)

The publisher recommends following these five simple steps to get the most out of Scopus:

  1. Register with Scopus to create search, citation and author alerts
  2. Watch the Introduction to Scopus training video
  3. Refer to the Quick Reference Guide for easy-to-follow instructions
  4. Discover and follow insider tips & tricks on the Scopus blog
  5. Subscribe to the Scopus newsletter 

How do I use Scopus?

  • Click Search to open the Scopus search forms: Document, Author, Affiliation, and Advanced. From the Search form, you can search Scopus for specific scientific documents.
  • Click Browse Sources to browse or search the indexed sources and journals by title.
  • Click Compare journals to analyse and compare journals based on citation metrics such as Impact per Publication, SCImago Journal Rank and SNIP.
  • Click My list to view and manage your temporary lists of documents. You can select documents and save them for later use within a session, but you can also save documents in a basket permanently.
Top Tip!
You can view how many times an article in Summon has been cited in Scopus – look out for the ‘Cited by (Scopus) icon in the results list:
Summon Cited by Scopus
For help and support with Scopus contact your Academic Librarian or email library@abertay.ac.uk

Resource of the Month November 2015: Key Note

Hello and welcome to resource of the month where we take an in-depth look at one of our Library e-resources.

This month we’ll be looking at all things Key Note!

You can access Key Note here (Key Note is not searchable via Summon so you need to access and search it directly)

What is Key Note?  Key Note provides market, company and people reports and searches its own live database of UK and Irish companies.

With Key Note you can analyse up to 10 years of company financials, spot trends, access historical data and view market performance quickly and easily.

Key Note holds information on:

  • 8 million UK companies
  • 200,000 Irish companies
  • 450,000 unincorporated businesses

Key Note recently made some enhancements to its service including simplifying the search facility on the home page. All you need to do now is use the main large search bar in the middle of the home page and then select the product you wish to search.  Enter your search terms then select whether to search for reports, companies or people:

Key Note Search

If you enter ‘Tesco’ and click ‘Search companies’, your results will look like this:

Key Note Tesco

To view the detailed report, just click on the company of your choice (e.g. Tesco Plc) – you will then be able to see an overview, financial, ownership, people, documents, legal and peer comparison information at a glance. You will also have the options to download the full report in PDF format, export data to Excel etc.

Tesco Plc

You can also view a direct link to the holding company, where relevant on the company reports (under the Ownership tab):

Key Note holding

Key Note have also produced a series of brilliant how to video guides which show you how to find and read company, market and people reports; find Companies House documents, create bespoke financial reports, and much more!

If you have any questions about how to get the most out of Key Note for your coursework or research, please get in touch with us library@abertay.ac.uk