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Guidelines for writing a research paper for publication

The STEM publisher Mary Ann Leibert has a very useful set of guidelines for writing a research paper for publication

Mendeley pilot at Imperial College

  The college is participating in a 6 month pilot of Mendeley a software package that allows you to save and manipulate your PDF documents and generate bibliographies from them. This began on the 1st of July.  Mendeley has always been available to use freely however, this pilot will allow you to collaborate and create … Continue reading

Mendeley for Researchers workshop

Booking is open for the Mendeley for Researchers workshop taking place on Wednesday 20th March from 2.30-4.30 pm. It is  open to PhD students, post-docs and staff, and will be run by library staff, and also Mendeley staff. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets although you will be able to … Continue reading

ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library now available

The Library now subscribes to the ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library (SEDL) which provides access to:  over 13,000 active ASTM standards 28,500 historical and 1,000 withdrawn standards  Journals including Geotechnical Testing Journal and Journal of Testing and Evaluation  Special Technical Publications (symposia papers), manuals and monographs  Videos showing demonstrations of test method procedures, apparatus … Continue reading

Article on scientific publishing from The Economist

   The Economist has published an interesting article on the increasing adoption of Open Access Publishing. Scientific publishing brought to book: Academic journals face a radical shake-up which has also attacted much comment and opprobrium from some high profile players in the field.

Journals – Access for all

Stephen Curry Professor of Structural Biology has written an interesting piece in New Scientist on the issue of open access publishing.

ORCID – Researcher Unique Identifiers

A useful news item in Nature on the introduction of a unique 16 digit digital identifier for every researcher that will help the accurate retrieval of an individual’s research output.  It has the potential to simplify the identification of a researchers’ non- conventional output such as blog posts, podcasts, presentations etc. along with conventional papers in journals and conference … Continue reading

Springer Maths and Statistics e-book collection purchased by the library

We have just purchased the Springer Mathematics & Statistics e-book collection, covering titles published between 2005 and 2011. This comprehensive collection of pure and applied mathematics and statistics  includes titles on Matlab, Computational Fluid Dynamics, thermodynamics and many other areas of interest. A major and unusual benefit of this collection is  MyCopy – order a black … Continue reading

More older journals available online

The Library has purchased a package of older journals from Taylor Francis.  Please see below for a list.  Please leave any comments you may have. Mano Jacob

New Researcher information on library website

The library now has a Researchers area with very useful information.  Please check it out.  If you have any comments email me at mano.jacob@imperial.ac.uk.