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Support for Science

Liaison Librarian: Sheila Macpherson

Email (preferred): sheila.macpherson@uws.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)141 849 3753 (based at Paisley Campus)

 

Contact us if you would like advice on:

  • finding information for your assignments
  • choosing keywords and setting limits
  • choosing resources to search
  • assessing credibility of sources
  • compiling a search strategy for a literature review
  • reference management

Resources

Digimap Ordnance Survey Collection: searchable and downloadable Ordnance Survey maps, geological maps and aerial images of Great Britain for educational use (free registration may be required)

JoVE (Journal of Visualised Experiments): videos of biological, chemical, medical and physical research experiments (on-campus access only)

Nature Online: choose 'Nature Journal' to reach full text articles

Newsbank: full-text of around 9,000 local, national and international newspapers and magazines from 1996 onwards

Oxford Scholarship Online: e-books on social science, humanities, science, medicine and law

QGIS: open source geographic information system. Download mapping software to make advanced use of maps

ScienceDirect: full text journals and e-books on a range of subjects (free registration may be required)

SciFinder Chemical Abstract Service: Industry Standard detail about Organic and Inorganic Substances. Contact the library to register for a password

Web of Science: scientific journal article and e-book citation indexing service that also provides full text links to other databases

Wiley Online Library: full-text articles covering science, social science and humanities subjects

Zetoc: Tables of contents for research journals (not full-text)

Last updated: 19/07/2017