‘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.




Handbook of Visual Display Technology now available

We now have online access to the Handbook of Visual Display Technology via SpringerLink.

Handbook of Visual Display Technology

“…a unique work offering a comprehensive description of the science, technology, economic and human interface factors associated with the displays industry. An invaluable compilation of information, the Handbook will serve as a single reference source with expert contributions from over 150 international display professionals and academic researchers. All classes of display device are covered including LCDs, reflective displays, flexible solutions and emissive devices such as OLEDs and plasma displays, with discussion of established principles, emergent technologies, and particular areas of application. The wide-ranging content also encompasses the fundamental science of light and vision, image manipulation, core materials and processing techniques, display driving and metrology.” (from: http://www.springer.com/engineering/signals/book/978-3-540-79566-7)

Find it via Library Search or directly via its DOI

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.