Also available to read online.
The dedicated off campus web pages have information on all the services we offer you.Videos, Tutorials & Guides
Library staff make videos, online tutorials, guides you can download as well as offering online library support.Library Services for Staff at Partner Centres
If you're teaching on a University of Sunderland programme at a partner centre visit the Partner staff web pages.
SURE is the University of Sunderland Institutional Repository. When University staff write books and articles, give presentations or create art it is recorded in SURE. And a lot is available in full text. Here’s a small selection of what has been added recently:
Seddighi, Hamid (2012) A model of Firm’s Growth in a knowledge based economy. Journal of Knowledge Economy, 3 (4).
Taras, Maddalena (2012) Assessing Assessment Theories. Online Educational Research Journal, 3 (12)
Bello, Nusirat, Winit -Watjana, Win, baqir, wasim and McGarry, Kenneth (2012) Disclosure and adverse effects of complementary and alternative medicine used by hospitalized patients in the North East of England. Pharmacy Practice, 10 (3). pp. 125-135
If you are a student or member of University staff and you’re interested in a piece of research that is listed on SURE but is not available in full text try using Discover to see if it is included within our subscriptions. If it is still not available, try the Document Delivery Service.
Want to keep up to date with SURE? Check out the SURE Blog.
Image: j.o.h.n. walker
It’s been a long time coming, but I’m happy to announce that SURE will now archive PhD theses completed at the University of Sunderland.
The first thesis to be added was Nicholas Cope’s Northern Industrial Scratch: The History and Contexts of a Visual Music Practice that can be found here.
There’s quite a backlog to get through, but theses submitted in the future will be added as a matter of course, and of course can be searched through Open DOAR as well as EThOS. Hopefully this means work completed by our postgraduate researchers will be even easier to find, read, and reference.
Make sure you check out the SURE blog especially if you’re a researcher for updates about the Sunderland Repository and how you can use it to help with your research
BioMed Central the open access publisher today announced the launch of a valuable new medical resource, Cases Database. Cases Database is a freely accessible and continuously updated tool, developed by BioMed Central, which allows clinicians, researchers, teachers and patients to explore thousands of peer-reviewed medical case reports from multiple journal publishers, including BioMed Central, Springer and BMJ Group.
The launch of BioMed Central’s open access Journal of Medical Case Reports (JMCR) in 2007 drew attention to the valuable role that case reports can play in advancing medical understanding. Since then, case report publishing has become a burgeoning field and with the introduction of Cases Database, BioMed Central is now making the universe of published case reports even easier to explore.
If you’re a University of Sunderland student you can find the latest research into AIDS and HIV in many of our full text journal articles. All you need is your University User ID an password.
When you Log into Discover you can do a keyword search or you can use the AZ- list to go straight to a particular journal title. Some examples of journals we have in our collections are:
The Lancet Infectious Diseases
We have a Full Text subscription to The Lancet Infectious Diseases (through Science Direct) where there have been many articles published on the Topic of AIDS & HIV.
AIDS Care (from 1990 - present)
Provides research and reports from the many disciplines involved in the AIDS/HIV field.
AIDS Education and Prevention (from 2002-present)
The journal integrates public health, psychosocial, sociocultural, and public policy perspectives on issues of key concern nationally and globally.
If you’re not a student at Sunderland there are still some good open access journals about AIDS/ HIV research on the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) for example:
HIV/AIDS Research and Palliative Care
An international, peer-reviewed, open access journal focusing on advances in research in HIV, its clinical progression and management options including antiviral treatment, palliative care and public healthcare policies to control viral spread.
Last week was Open Access week - but as tumblr was down at the end of last week and I was unable to blog, I’m unofficially extending it so I can write this blog post.
There are loads of great Films, Videos, Talks & other media freely available online. Here are just a few:
Ideas Worth Spreading. There are talks or performances by leaders and prominent figures in every discipline and you can search or browse by subject, length or by using TED categories such as ‘inspiring’ or ‘funny’. You can download the TED apps too. Watch this short 3 minute video which impressed me:
There are loads of great open access resources at the Internet Archive including films, music and ebooks. It’s a fantastic resource. Here are some of my favourite things from the Internet Archive:
12 Creepy Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (Audio)
In honour of Halloween which is in 2 days time. Listen to tales such as The Tell Tale Heart and The Raven.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Ebook)
A quick (and completely unverified) look at Wikipedia tells me that Lewis Carroll spent quite a lot of time in Sunderland. The Lewis Carroll Society of North America (also quoting Wikipedia) highlights the following:
Lewis Carroll was a frequent visitor to the area. He wrote most of Jabberwocky at Whitburn as well as “The Walrus and the Carpenter”. Some parts of the area are also widely believed to be the inspiration for his Alice in Wonderland stories, such as Hylton Castle and Backhouse Park. There is a statue to Carroll in Whitburn library. Lewis Carroll was also a visitor to the Rectory of Holy Trinity Church, Southwick; then a township independent of Sunderland. Carroll’s connection with Sunderland, and the area’s history, is documented in Bryan Talbot’s 2007 graphic novel Alice in Sunderland.
Last year when I blogged about the Directory of Open Access Books, there were 756 academic peer reviewed open access books.
Today there are 1,217 from 33 publishers and they cover a range of subjects including Languages and Literature, Law and Political Sciences, Technology and Engineering, Social, Health and Environmental Sciences, Business and Arts - all the subjects that we cover here at sunderland.
There are books in a number of languages including English. An advanced search will bring up over 400 books in English.
Below are some examples (click on the image of the book to see the full record):
You can search or browse by subject, title or publisher.
Great post from uosliblaw you don’t have to be a law student to find this resource useful (although if you are a law student you’ll want to check it out) - if you need legal information as a part of your course, follow the Law Library Blog for great advice.
Free, accurate and up to date legal information in the internet? Surely not! But there are some fantastic free legal resources on the internet - if you know where to look for them. So this week, to mark the 6th International Open Access Week, I’ll be highlighting some of the best open access legal sites around.
First up is BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute) which provides access to the most comprehensive set of British and Irish primary legal materials that are available for free and in one place on the internet - covering British and Irish case law & legislation, European Union case law, Law Commission reports, and other law-related British and Irish material.
BAILII makes its website available on a subscription-free basis for the benefit of the public, including pro-bono organisations, neighbourhood law centres, students and users in developing countries. It is registered as a charitable trust and is funded by donations.
A great post by the Business Librarian:
OK, today’s recommendation for Open Access business & tourism research and information is the Business and Management Review (BMR).
Business and Management Review (BMR) is an international open-access and online journal that is published monthly. It invites research papers from all over the world from people having different research and academic backgrounds. It is interested in publishing rigorous research papers that provides sound theoretical and clear insights with future practical and actionable implications for the well being of stakeholders of the society as a whole.
Business and Management Review (BMR) aimsto publish research articles, cases and book reviews related to business and management field that can aid academics and researchers from all over the world to better understand the recent developments in shape of new management and business theories and the extension of the existing published work.
The topics may include a wide range of research areas in Business and Management like Business Theories, Contemporary Research in Business, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior, Finance, Corporate Governance, Investment, Insurance, Risk Management, Project Management, Financial Reporting,
Accounting, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Advertising, Sales Management, Consumer Behavior, Human Resource Management, Total Quality Management, Strategic Management, Operations Management, Business Research Methods, Supply Chain Management, Engineering Management and any other area that can fall under the scope of Business and Management discipline.
PubMed Central (PMC) is a free and open archive of journal articles from biomedical and life sciences. At present there are two and a half million articles to be accessed:
PMC is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
PMC have a great help section too, so make sure you check it out.