Mendeley Premium pilot

mendeley logoImperial College is now participating in a six month pilot with Mendeley, starting on the 1st July 2014.  The pilot allows Imperial College staff, researchers, Ph.D. and masters students to take advantage of a Mendeley Premium for free with your Imperial College e-mail account. This is available if you are a new user of Mendeley and if you are an existing user.

With the Mendeley Premium account you can:

  • Automatically generate bibliographies
  • Easily import papers from other reference management software
  • Find relevant papers based on what you’re reading
  • Access your papers from anywhere online
  • Read papers on the go, with the new iPad and iPhone app from Mendeley
  • More storage capacity
  • Create private groups of up to 25 collaborators with up to 20GB of storage space
  • Additional premium features such as Mendeley Suggest

To familiarise users with the Premium features we will be holding workshops on:

  • 3rd July 1-2pm
  • 4th July 1-2pm
  • 4th July 3-4pm

All workshops will be held in Training Room 1, Level 1, Central Library. You can book on a workshop here

For further information, please see this page on the Library website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/library/subjectsandsupport/referencemanagement/mendeley.

For any enquiries please contact: Ella Mitchell e.mitchell@imperial.ac.uk

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EndNote planned maintenance

EndNote online (and ResearcherID) will be undergoing an infrastructure upgrade on June 22.  The application will be unavailable for a period of approximately 15 hours starting at 01:00 GMT, ending 16:00 GMT.  This outage will affect the EndNote online application, sync services, and interactions between Web of Science, ResearcherID and EndNote online.

Using EndNote with LaTeX

If you would like to use EndNote to manage your references, but use LaTeX to write your papers, you might find this new guide from EndNote useful. They have also created a new output style to export your EndNote references to a text file that can be used as a “.bib” file in BibTeX, which can be downloaded here.

RefWorks downtime 15 February 2014

RefWorks have announced downtime on Sunday 15 Feb for 8 hours from 3 am. They have given the following information:

During this time period RefWorks users can expect sporadic availability, including periods of complete downtime. We anticipate that access issues and possible functionality problems will last anywhere from 3 to 15 minutes. If you experience issues with RefWorks during this maintenance window we recommend that you close your browser session, and return to RefWorks at a later time

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.

Thanks,

Jenny

Mendeley for Researchers workshop

Wednesday 20 March, 14.30 – 16.30, South Kensington, Central Library training room 1 (level 1)

Mendeley’s (free, paid for premium account available: web and offline access) objective is to give researchers access to a vast library of bibliographic references and information through the sharing of individuals’ personal libraries. Through tags and other metadata you can search through all of the information uploaded by other researchers to Mendeley’s online database. Collaborative features, including groups, and social networking features make it a significantly useful tool beyond bibliographic management.

The workshop, run by a member of the Mendeley London team, will also include Imperial researchers talking about how they use Mendeley.

This session is aimed at PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, academic staff and postgraduate taught course students who have had little or no experience of using Mendeley.

Sign up for these sessions via the Book a Workshop link on the Library home page.

Mendeley for Researchers workshop

Monday 16 July 2012, 14:30 – 16:30, South Kensington, SALC7

Mendeley’s (free, paid for premium account available: web and offline access) objective is to give researchers access to a vast library of bibliographic references and information through the sharing of individuals’ personal libraries. Through tags and other metadata you can search through all of the information uploaded by other researchers to Mendeley’s online database. Collaborative features, including groups, and social networking features make it a significantly useful tool beyond bibliographic management.

The workshop, run by a member of the Mendeley London team, will also include Imperial researchers talking about how they use Mendeley.

This session is aimed at PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, academic staff and postgraduate taught course students who have had little or no experience of using Mendeley.

Sign up for these sessions via the Book a Workshop link on the Library home page.

Researcher web pages now live

We now have a web page dedicated to aggregating information to support researchers across College. Information found on these pages includes:

  • Finding information
  • The publication process
  • IPR and copyright
  • Plagiarism awareness
  • Reference management
  • Training and resources

See http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/library/researchers for further information.

If you have any feedback on how these pages may be made more useful to you, please do let us know!

RefWorks – Changes to Access

From 31 July 2009 there will be changes in access to RefWorks. The Imperial College London Library subscription to Athens will come to an end and a new authentication system called UK Federation (or Shibboleth) will replace it.

RefWorks users will continue to log in using their College username and password but using a different technology. So, if you are a RefWorks user, to maintain access to your RefWorks database, you will need to move your data from the old system (Athens) to the new (UK Federation). You will need to transfer all your references and customised output styles, etc. to a new RefWorks database created by accessing RefWorks via UK Federation.

Users will not be able to access their RefWorks database via Athens after July 2009 so must transfer their database before this date.

From the 31 March 2009 users can create their new RefWorks database via UK Federation and transfer existing databases from Athens to it. Once the new account that uses the UK Federation has been created and references transferred to this, users should stop using their Athens account for accessing RefWorks.

Click here for more detailed information on how to do this.