‘A Very Short Introduction’ series now available online

We now have access to the ‘A Very Short Introduction’ series as e-books from Oxford University Press.

Type in a very short introduction into Library Search…Books and More to get a list of titles or search directly for the title you want. See the OUP website for a complete list of titles in the series.




IoP eBooks collections

We have now have access to the Institute of Physics new eBooks collection. This is made up of two complimentary collections:

IOP Expanding Physics publishes high-quality texts from leading voices across the research landscape on key areas in physics and related subject areas.

  • Authoritative texts – a leading voice on a topic
  • Very high production quality
  • In-depth texts – 200–500 pages
    • Research monographs
    • Graduate/advanced undergraduate textbooks
  • Aimed at recent graduate/researcher level

View the first titles from the IOP Expanding Physics collection.

View forthcoming titles.

IOP Concise Physics, developed with Morgan & Claypool Publishers (M&C), focuses on shorter texts in rapidly advancing areas or topics where an introductory text is more appropriate. These texts will be the “first book” on a topic – either the first book published on a fast-moving area or the first book for anyone looking for a current introduction to a subject.

  • Concise – 70-120 pages
  • Rapid publication – the first book on a topic
  • Interdisciplinary – physics for physicists and non-physicists
  • Aimed at undergraduate/researcher level

View the first titles from the IOP Concise Physics collection.

5 titles have been published so far and the other 30 are due between now and January 2015.

These titles are all searchable via Library Search – search for “IOP eBooks” will bring up the contents of both collections.




The Feynman lectures now available online

In addition to the free to access html based edition that can be found on the Caltech website we now have access to PDF editions via EBL.

Volume 1 via EBL

Volume 2 via EBL

Volume 3 via EBL

You will need to log in using your College username and password to access the PDF editions.

Get in touch if you have any questions about access.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science available online

We now have access to all of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science, from 1973 to the present. You can browse the collection on the Springer website.

From their website:

The series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), including its subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI), has established itself as a medium for the publication of new developments in computer science and information technology research and teaching – quickly, informally, and at a high level.

CRCnetbase subscription cancelled

We no longer have access to the CRCnetbase mathematics and statistics collections due to a huge increase in subscription costs. If you find you no longer have access to a key CRCnetbase title that we did have access to before, please let us know and we will investigate purchasing alternative editions.

We now have access to the Springer Mathematics & Statistics e-book collection

We have just purchased the Springer Mathematics & Statistics e-book collection, covering titles published between 2005 and 2011. This comprehensive collection includes titles released by Springer during these years.

Benefits of this collection:

  • Key mathematics and statistics content
  • Unlimited access and use (no Digital Rights Management)
  • All available on the SpringerLink platform
  • Perpetual access and ownership
  • MyCopy – order a black and white paperback edition direct from SpringerLink for £24.95

This collection is made up of 2,340 titles.

These e-books can currently be accessed via SpringerLink though we will also be adding the collection to Library Search over the coming weeks.

Springer maths and stats ebook collection title list

Springer eBooks in Mathematics & Statistics gives you more information about series and titles included in this collection.

Finding series in the Maths Library

We have a number of series in the Maths Library, that due to various reasons can be quite hard to find. We hope to improve access to these titles, but for time being – here is some useful information for locating them:

Lecture Notes in Mathematics

  • This can be found on the library catalogue as a journal title and is shelved in the journals collection in the Maths Library.
  • Some volumes are catalogued individually – so you can try checking the library catalogue – but if you can’t find a title, it is worth physically checking the shelves in the Maths Library to see if we have a particular volume (or you can ring us or email us to check).
  • See the Springer website Lecture Notes in Mathematics page for further information, though note we do not have electronic access to this title.

Advances in Applied Mechanics

  • Can be found on the library catalogue as a journal title.
  • Is shelved at 531 ADV in the Maths Library book collection.
  • We hold from Volume 1 (1948 ) until Volume 40 (2004) – it is published irregularly and this is the most recent volume published.

Solid State Physics

  • Monograph series
  • Located in the book collection in the Maths Library at 538.9 SOL
  • Can be searched for via the library catalogue as a journal title and some volumes are also catalogued as book titles.

We also have electronic access to all volumes of these titles:

  • Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics

You can find them via the library catalogue or the A-Z list of e-journals found on the library website.

Please do ask us if you are struggling to find any title in the Maths Library.