Wednesday, 16 March 2016

New - Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (eLS)

We now have access to the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (eLS), an online resource providing a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the life sciences for students, lecturers and researchers.

eLS has over 5,000 peer-reviewed articles written by leaders in the field, accompanied by colour illustrations and tables, as well as appendix and glossary material to provide essential information for non-specialists.

Key subject areas include:
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioethics & Philosophy
  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolution & Diversity of Life
  • Genetics & Disease
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Plant Science
  • Science & Society
  • Structural Biology
  • Virology
To access the encyclopedia, visit StarPlus and search University Collections for 'encyclopedia of life sciences'.  

You can then browse the encyclopedia by topic or theme, or search by keyword.

Monday, 14 March 2016

New - Springer Protocols

Springer Protocols is the world's largest database of life sciences protocols. These 'recipes' allow scientists to recreate experiments in their own laboratories. Springer Protocols contains more than 28,000 protocols, most of which come from the classic book series, 'Methods in Molecular Biology'.
University of Sheffield access to Springer Protocols covers 1980 to 2012.

Are you ready for the REF?

To be eligible for the next REF, all your articles and conference papers published after the 1st April 2016 must be deposited in an open access repository within three months of acceptance.  

To meet these requirements, you can deposit your Author Accepted Manuscript in MyPublications.  We will then upload it to White Rose Research Online, our open access repository.

To find out how to do this, and learn more about Open Access, visit our Open Access webpages.  

You may also wish to read How it all works, a new series of guides for researchers. Issue one gives an excellent introduction to the key issues relating to Open Access and research data, and the services available to help you maximise the impact of your research outputs.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Want to know how to do a literature review?

Then the Library is here to help!

Our online tutorial Seven Steps to Producing a Literature Review will guide you through all the key steps involved and is a great resource to get you started.

We also have lots of books available for further guidance. Here's just a small selection from the Library catalogue;

Doing a literature review in health and social care [electronic resource] : a practical guide
Print copies also available

The literature review : a step-by-step guide for students

Succeeding with your literature review [electronic resource] : a handbook for students
Print copies also available