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

For any enquiries please contact: Ella Mitchell


Advanced Materials Interfaces – trial access

We have opted in to what is currently ‘free’ access to this journal published by Wiley Online. This is effectively a trial and if/when the journal begins charging a subscription fee then we will need to consider it as a new subscription.

You can access it via Library Search or via the journal’s home page.

“Interfaces play an essential role in virtually all materials and devices. While materials are shrinking, the interface begins to dominate their interesting properties. In a wide variety of applications from corrosion protection to catalysis, progress is guided by a refinement of our understanding of the interface effects. These interfaces may be solid/solid, solid/liquid, solid/gas interfaces or any combination thereof.

With the decrease in size and increase in complexity of materials this already highly interdisciplinary field is now becoming ever more integrated. Physics, chemistry, materials science and life sciences blend to encourage new, cross-pollinating ideas, which will drive forward our understanding of the physics and chemistry at the interface.

Advanced Materials Interfaces provides a forum on topics of surface and interface science with a wide choice of formats: Full Papers, Reviews and Communications, as well as Progress Reports and Research News”


Advanced Optical Materials

We have opted in to free access available for the new Wiley journal Advanced Optical Materials.

Please note this is a trial, not a new subscription.

Aims and Scope 

“Advanced Optical Materials is an international, interdisciplinary forum for peer-reviewed papers on materials science which focuses on all aspects of light-matter interactions. Advanced Optical Materials was published as a special focus section integrated in Advanced Materials in 2012 and launched as a journal at the start of 2013. Scope of Advanced Optical Materials Advanced Optical Materials is dedicated to breakthrough discoveries and fundamental research in photonics, plasmonics, metamaterials, and more. The following is a non-exhaustive list of the topics covered in Advanced Optical Materials:

  • Photonic crystals
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Optical nanostructures
  • Optoelectronics
  • Optical devices, detectors & sensors
  • Holography
  • Opto-acoustic materials
  • Optical data storage
  • Micro/nano resonators
  • Optical waveguides

Advanced Optical Materials contains an attractive mix of Communications, Full papers, Review Articles, Progress Reports, and Essays with the same article specifications as Advanced Materials.”