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Over 2,000 new journal titles added to LibrarySearch

22 April 2014

Following an increase in the budget for academic information resources this year, the University Library Service has made more than 2,000 new journal titles available on LibrarySearch.

Sourced from eight key academic publishers, the newly available journal titles cover a wide range of academic and cross-disciplinary subjects.

Janet Peters, Director of University Libraries, said: "As well as responding to the requirements of Academic Schools, this expansion in the provision of journals - and their availability on LibrarySearch – enables students and researchers to benefit from this wider range of resources, increasing the scope of both research and scholarship."

New journals covering subjects in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences:

Brill – 198 additional titles
Duke – 23 additional titles
California Press – 20 additional titles
Chicago Press – 34 additional titles
Project Muse Social Sciences and Humanities – 244 additional titles
Sage – 488 additional titles

New journals covering the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering:

Institute of Physics Press – 56 additional titles

As well as these additional titles, the Library Service has also purchased back access to eight additional years of Institute of Physics Press journals (from 1999 to 2006).

Dr Dan Read, Senior Lecturer in Experimental Physics from the School of Physics and Astronomy, said: "I think that the recent acquisition of the extra years of Institute of Physics journals will be invaluable for my research group. This is particularly important for the high impact journals such as Nanotechnology and New Journal of Physics which started only recently and therefore access was severely limited previously. I think that centrally the University has to look closely at its provision of the high impact journals if we are expected to publish in these in time for the next REF."

Cross-disciplinary subjects:

Springer - 1,126 additional titles

Prof Ole Petersen, Director of Biosciences and Editor of Pflügers Archiv European Journal of Physiology said: "Excellent news! I am particularly happy that we now have access to Pflügers Arch - Eur J Physiol." (Pflügers Archiv European Journal of Physiology publishes the results of original research considered likely to further the physiological sciences in their broadest sense.)

Dr Hefin Jones, Senior Lecturer in the School of Biosciences, added: "Excellent - glad Oecologia is back!" (Oecologia publishes innovative ecological research of general interest to a broad international audience.)


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