‘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.

New Maths books in the library July 2013

Photo credit: Layton Thompson

Here’s the latest list of new books which have been added to the library’s Maths collection.

As ever, if you have any suggestions for books that you’d like the library to purchase, please email Jenny

Maths New Books Summer 2013

AMS Contemporary Mathematics ebooks (1980-2011) now available

We now have access to Contemporary Mathematics from the American Mathematical Society. You can find a browsable list of the books here, or use Library Search to look for individual titles.

From the website:

Established in 1980, this series of high-quality, refereed proceedings written by recognized experts in their fields maintains high scientific standards. Volumes draw from worldwide conferences and symposia sponsored by the American Mathematical Society and other organizations.

Summer term projects and dissertations – support from the Library

If you are a student (or you have students) working on a project, dissertation or essay between now and the end of summer and you find that we don’t have access to a particular book title please get in touch with me.

We can purchase print titles or e-book editions depending on what the publisher has made available. If we don’t have access to a journal paper try our Document Delivery service.

If you are having problems getting access to a resource, also check out our accessing e-resources web pages. And the mathematics and physics subject pages for resource information. Any access issues we are having will be highlighted on this blog.

If anyone has any questions, I hold ‘office hours’ in the Mathematics Learning Centre and Blackett 313 each week, and at other times can be found on Level 1 of the Central Library. See my professional web page for details.

There are also librarians available in the Central Library on Thursday afternoons if you need help.