The Lib4RI link resolver will lead you from a bibliographic database directly to the full text of an article. It also offers a convenient way to order copies of an article. Most recently, we have activated the link resolver in Google Scholar. When using Google Scholar within the network of Eawag, Empa, PSI or WSL, the search results appear with the link «Get it at Lib4RI». The link opens a window with the service menu of the link resolver and directs you to the licensed full texts.
Safari Tech Books Online is a collection of e-books in computer science and information technology, including programming languages, operating systems, software applications, and much more. The collection features over 17,000 titles from various publishers, e.g. O’Reilly Media, Cisco Press and Adobe Press. Users can search all books simultaneously online. Searches provide relevancy-ranked results and hit-lists of book chapters containing the search terms.
Researchers at Eawag and elsewhere all face the same paradox: «You write the papers, you review the papers …. Why should you pay to read them?» The Eawag seminar last Friday (21 September 2012) was dedicated to The new push for open access publishing: How should Eawag researchers respond? Janet Hering summarised some of the issues around academic publishing/open access and stressed that researchers should be more conscious of where they publish or provide services as editors, as editorial board members or even as reviewers.
The printed edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is still on our shelves – all 32 leather-bound, gold-embossed volumes. Judging by the dust layer, these have not been used in years. Thus, after 244 years of printing its volumes, it comes as no surprise that Encyclopædia Britannica recently announced to publish exclusively online in the future. Of course, we now also offer the electronic version of the encyclopaedia in addition to the printed edition.
Website improved – Finding information even quicker
The website of the joint library Lib4RI has now been online for more than a year. This gave us enough time to collect feedback from the library users and address further improvements of the website. Last night a new version of our website went online that implements several usability improvements. The revised website will get you to the sought information even more quickly.
Trial Access to Materials Science & Engineering E-Journals
The library has arranged a trial access to the Materials Science & Engineering E-Journal Collection of Maney Publishing. The E-Journal collection includes thirty-six materials science publications, including several on behalf of, or with, the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
Lib4RI is pleased to announce access to SpringerProtocols on a trial basis until 30 June 2012. SpringerProtocols is a database of more than 24’000 protocols in the areas of Life and Biomedical Sciences. Protocols provide the specific procedural information to help you replicate experiments with precision, including information on bias, safety, equipment, statistical methods, reporting, and troubleshooting.
Bobby Neuhold joined the group «InfoServices» on April 16. Besides the day-to-day work for the user services in Dübendorf, his primary duty is the development of user trainings at all library locations. We see this strengthening of the library team as a logical step on the road to improving existing and implementing new information services for members of the research institutes.
When Google fails to provide you with answers to your questions, our fine selection of important reference works for many research areas might help: You can browse them on our webpage Resources > Reference. Is something missing here? Tell us!
Update: All Wiley Tokens have been used! Use our Document Delivery Service, if you need more articles from Wiley.
For a limited time we are able to offer all members of Lib4RI access to the entire Wiley Online Library. In addition to the many subscribed Wiley E-journals and E-books, you can now use Article Select Tokens to instantly obtain access to unsubscribed journal articles including backfiles, chapters in E-books, entries in Online Reference Works and Current Protocols (some products are excluded from this offer).
Up to the end of 2012 Lib4RI is introducing the interdisciplinary database Academic Search Premier on a trial basis. The database gives full-text access to more than 4’000 journals and magazines from various publishers. Coverage spans a broad range of research areas: natural sciences, engineering, medicine, but also social sciences and humanities (list of journal titles).
We have arranged a trial access to E-Books in the Sustainable Energy & Development collection on Knovel. Knovel is a web-based application for engineers integrating technical information with analytical and search tools.
We added another 1 000 downloads to our account and you can download articles to the file cabinet again. – This contingent will last longer, if you do not download AIP articles to the file cabinet. Use the «Get it @ Lib4RI»-button instead, which takes you to the AIP website. On the AIP website you can download articles from the Journal of Applied Physics, Applied Physics Letters, and other AIP journals without charging the IEEE file cabinet. Hence, more downloads are available for articles that are not otherwise available.
There are no more IEEE downloads to our file cabinet left. Again AIP articles were downloaded via the IEEE platform with the consequence that the available downloads are used up. So far, we were not able to find a solution together with IEEE to block such downloads from Lib4RI users.