Wednesday, 31 August 2011

eBooks and Audiobooks on EBSCOhost

eBooks and Audiobooks are now searchable on the EBSCOhost platform (which includes Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete,Psych Info) , providing a single source for discovering journal and book content. Noteworthy eBook features include:
  • Search and view eBooks on the EBSCOhost platform
  • Browse eBooks by subject area and by latest added to your library's collection
  • View eBook Table of Contents from search Result List
  • Navigate to eBook chapters or sections directly from Result List and Detail Record
  • Search within an eBook for specific terms, yielding a list of hyperlinked pages
  • Create notes that are associated to eBook pages
  • Optional download capabilities and user-selected checkout duration
  • For eBooks with a limited number of users, place a hold and view your place in line

Monday, 15 August 2011

Discontinuation of SciFinder Client Version

From September 1st, 2011, the client version of the SciFinder Database (produced by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) a division of the American Chemical Society) will no longer be available. From this date, you will only have access to the web version of SciFinder.

The web version of SciFinder allows you to use SciFinder through your web browser. You do not need to install software and it will work on any computer with Internet access on or off campus. You must create your own SciFinder account first and you may need to change the settings on your web browser.

Contact Ciaran Quinn  the Subject Librarian for Science and Engineering if you would like to have access to the web version of Scifinder Scholar. I can arrange registration for you. Once you’ve registered, you can access via the SciFinder link on the Libraries A-Z of Databases.

If you are an existing user of the Client Version of SciFinder  you will also need to convert your files to the web format.  You can do this using the sfr to akx Conversion Tool accessible at https://scifinder.cas.org/utils/sfr2akx/

RoboEireann, Robocup Open Challenge Winners 2011

RoboEireann, Ireland's Robot Soccer team from NUI Maynooth, was victorious this year in the Open Challenge competition at Robocup 2011 held in Istanbul, Turkey.http://communications.nuim.ie/press/19072011.shtml