Also held in the Queen's Building Library:
The Inter-Library Loans (ILL) service can be used to obtain Items not held in print in the University's branch libraries or available online. The Inter-Library Loans (ILL) service can be used to obtain Items not held in print in the University's branch libraries or available online. The University of Bristol Library is charged for this by the loaning institution, so if the request if for a book or any other printed item that is not a journal article or conference paper then please contact your Subject Librarian in the first instance as they may wish to purchase the item instead.
|ACM Digital Library||A full-text repository of papers from publications that have been published, co-published, or co-marketed by ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and other publishers. It includes full-text from ACM journal and newsletter articles and conference proceedings. You will need to register (free) to access table-of-contents alerts, binders, and other ACM services.|
|ASTM International Standards & Engineering Digital Library (SEDL)||A collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information created by the world's top technical experts and business professionals representing 135 countries. Covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health & safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.|
|Business Source Complete||A major scholarly business database, providing access to bibliographic and full text content. As part of the coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. Covers more than 1,200 journals.|
|Derwent Innovations Index on Web of Science||Derwent Innovations Index, a part of the Web of Science, provides access to more than 20 million patents with links to cited and citing patents, relevant literature, and full-text patent data sources. Patents are divided into the three broad areas Chemical, Engineering, and Electrical & Electronic, within the database.|
|IEEE Xplore||Provides full text access to technical literature from IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) publications. Content is from 1988 onwards with select content back to 1953.|
|INSPEC||Contains bibliographic information from the world's literature on all aspects of physics, electronics, control engineering and information technology. The database is updated weekly and includes abstracts, however, it is possible to link to the full text by using the UoB Get It! link or the Full Text link where applicable. Combined searching is possible with the Compendex database. For data prior to 1969 printed volumes are available (please contact your subject librarian).|
|Lecture Notes in Computer Science||A book series published by Springer covering new developments in computer science and information technology research and teaching.|
|MathSciNet||The Mathematical Reviews database offers access to a searchable index of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. Over 100,000 new items are added each year.
Mathematical Reviews is also available in printed format in the Queen's Building Library. The last 3 years are at REF 12, and previous years at LRR 1000.
|ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland||Also known as Index to Theses, this database offers the most comprehensive available listing of doctoral theses, with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716. Bibliographic listings for content for 1950-1986. Abstracts for content since 1986 with some additional 15,000 citations added annually.|
|Scopus||A large abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Scopus has journal coverage in many subjects across the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.|
|Web of Science - Core Collection||The databases available within the Web of Science - Core Collection are:
Entries prior to 1981 do not include abstracts.
Research and theses repositories/information
Note: some of the documents on this page are in PDF format. In order to view a PDF you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader
Literature references are often written with abbreviated titles. An example is:
S. Ciurea, E. D. Demaine, C. E. P¸atrascu, and M. Patrascu, Finding a divisible pair, ACM SIGSAM Bull, 38(3) (2004), 98-100.
Probably the most troublesome part of this is the ACM SIGSAM Bull, as it can make finding the item difficult. To translate the abbreviation (to: Association for Computing Machinery: The Bulletin of the Special Interest Group on Symbolic and Algebraic Interpretation) try consulting the resources mentioned below or ask your Subject Librarian for help.
EndNote is the University of Bristol's recommended bibliographical management software, which can be used to collect, store, organise and manage references, and to output them as reference lists or bibliographies. A particularly useful function is 'Cite While You Write', enabling you to format Word documents, producing bibliographies and adding references within the text.
Updated 16 March 2016 by the University Library
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