Tuesday, November 25, 2008

UoY library - opening hours survey

The University of York Library would like to hear your views on various options for extending its opening hours. Please complete the (very short) survey by clicking the title above.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Scopus training event: Mon 24th Nov, Brynmor Jones Library, Seminar room 1

“Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.”

Scopus is currently subscribed to by the University of Hull Library for a one year period (and available via the HYMS Library tab).

To find out more about Scopus you can attend one of the following:

2.15pm - 3.00pm Scopus introduction
What is Scopus? Interactive online demo including an example research
workflow, RSS feeds, alerting options, exporting and searching tips;

3.15pm - 4.00pm Scopus bibliometrics
How to use Scopus to analyse a specific author or institution’s performance
(useful for the upcoming REF); Introduction to the new Journal Analyzer;
Link with 2Collab (a free online bookmarking, reference manager &
collaboration tool); Questions.

Please email f.ware@hull.ac.uk for further details

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The EQUATOR Network: facilitating transparent and accurate reporting of medical research

Click on the title above for more information:

The EQUATOR Network is a new quality improvement initiative that seeks to enhance reliability of medical research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of health research.
That goal will be achieved through:

  • raising awareness of the crucial importance of good reporting of research
  • becoming the recognised global centre providing resources and training relating to the reporting of health research and use of reporting guidelines
  • assisting in the development, dissemination and implementation of reporting guidelines
  • monitoring the status of the quality of reporting across health research literature
  • conducting research relating to the quality of reporting

(Taken from Equator About page 18/11/08.)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Extension to trial of Henry Stewart Biomedical and Life Sciences Seminar Talks

These talks are now availabel until Mon 1th November.

The Talks are accessible on the HYMS, Hull and York networks and can be accessed at www.hstalks.com/trial.If you have any feedback regarding this resource please let us know at library@hyms.ac.uk.The following is information from Henry Stewart publishing:

The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection contains over 800 online audio-visual seminar-style talks each specially commissioned by leading scientists (including Nobel Laureates) from around the world.The Collection is highly prized for giving you the ability to virtually attend world class seminars, by leading thinkers and authorities from around the world, in one online resource – wherever, whenever, and as many times as you like.As well as being an excellent way for researchers, teachers and students to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in their field, it is also a great way to quickly become immersed in a new area.