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Monday, November 09, 2015

World Scientific Database

The Library now has access to World Scientific, a database comprising of full-text journals and e-books from World Scientific Publishing and related publishers.

World Scientific has good coverage of physics, computing, maths, statistics, economics, and earth and environmental sciences, as well as some engineering titles.

Please note that only e-books and journals the University has purchased directly will be available on World Scientific, but you can contact the relevant subject librarians if you would like to recommend a purchase that is not yet available electronically.

You can access World Scientific through our connect page.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Science & Engineering RefWorks Session

By popular request, the Science and Engineering Library staff are running another session of RefWorks with Science and Engineering databases.

Time: 11 - 12pm, Thursday 27 August

Location: Computer Training Room, Level 2, Engineering Library

RefWorks is a web-based database program for storing and managing bibliographic references. It allows you to import references from the Library catalogue or databases into your RefWorks library. References in RefWorks libraries can be edited, sorted and searched, and incorporated automatically into papers for publication. Endnote libraries can be imported into RefWorks.

Please note, this introductory one-hour course is limited to 29 students only so please book early.

Book online here as soon as possible.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BrowZine App Trial

The library is now running a trial of BrowZine. BrowZine is a great new service that allows you to browse and read many of the library's scholarly journals, all in a format optimised for your iPad or Android tablet. Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, RefWorks, Dropbox or other services to help keep all of your information together in one place.

Get started in three easy steps:

  1. From your iPad or Android tablet, go to your app store (Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon), search for "BrowZine" and download it for free.
  2. Open BrowZine and select "Auckland University" from the drop down list of institutions.
  3. Enter your UPI and password.

The trial will run until 20 August, 2015.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

High-quality scientific films from the fields of science and technology

 “Do you use, publish or cite scientific audiovisual material? The AV portal of the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) provides new multimedia retrieval methods for the search in high grade scientific films from the fields of technology and the natural sciences.” See them at;jsessionid=2494B2AE38B988943121A3A7533FCC7A?0

Monday, May 19, 2014

Royal Society Open Science

 “ a new open access journal publishing original research across the entire range of science on the basis of objective peer review. Royal Society Open Science will be the first of the Royal Society’s journals to cover the entire range of science and mathematics. It will provide a scalable publishing service, allowing the Society to publish all the high quality work it receives without the restrictions on scope, length or impact imposed by traditional journals. The cascade model will allow the Royal Society to make more efficient use of the precious resource of peer review and reduce the duplication of effort in needlessly repeated reviews of the same article.” Read about it at

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Science and Engineering Indicators 2014

 by the National Science Board “A broad base of quantitative information on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise” Read the report at  

Friday, May 09, 2014

Science Librarians

Some science patrons may be unaware that the four Science Subject Librarians (Simon Coates, Liz Hardley, John Lavas and Michael Parkinson), as well as Laura Armstrong (GIS & Geospatial Librarian) are now in new offices in the Engineering Library (in the Engineering School opposite the University Recreation Centre on Symonds St). The science print and map collections remain in the General Library at present and the map room itself is now staffed by Assistant Librarian Bevan Shortridge. The Science Librarians continue to provide the same level of consulting and reference services as they did previously, and welcome patrons making an appointment in that regard.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New subject guides for Biology & Marine Science

The new library subject guides for Biology and Marine Science were uploaded early this year and provide a more streamlined access to resources for students and staff of the School of Biological Sciences and the Institute of Marine Science (including the Leigh Marine Lab). The general format of both pages is similar, with shared tabs for Databases, Research tips and Referencing. Standard reference works and e-book packages share tabs on both pages, which is supplemented on the Marine Science page with marine directories and data sets. Under the Research tips tab can be found links to lab protocols, patent sources, links to New Zealand journals with biology and marine science content, writing guidelines (including works by FMHS tutor Anuj Bhargava and by Heather Silyn-Roberts - a former biology and engineering staff member), and related materials. Other tabs relate to the joint graduate schools (two in biology and one in marine science). Various theses directories and other research links are at the right side of the page. A new feature of all science subject guides is the New science books link at the top left which now shows not only print but also all new e-book titles added to the catalogue each month. If you need assistance with using these pages, please contact John Lavas (whose details are shown at the top left of the pages).


Monday, April 14, 2014

Psychological Experiments Online

The Library now has a subscription to Psychological Experiments Online.  This is a collection from Alexander Street Press that pairs audio and video recordings of classic experiments in psychology with thousands of pages of documents. The supporting material includes books, journal articles, reports and field notes.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

How to share and discuss your research successfully online

 “When I first started working in the field of online dissemination of academic research, about  four years ago, I asked a lot of questions around why it is important to share your work  online. Over the years, my questions have now shifted away from ‘Is this an important thing  to do?’ (Yes, it is), to ‘How can we do this important activity well?’ As I work with researchers at the University of Huddersfield across all disciplines, one of  the first things I learnt was that the success of online dissemination and promotion requires  different tools, methods and approaches depending on the subject area covered and the  aims of the researcher. That said, there are certain central tenets that, if applied in a tailored  way to your online activities, will help you to expand and engage your networks more  successfully. I am going to cover five of these, and apply them broadly across a range of  online platforms that you might be considering using.” Read the article at