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The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) provides access to over 10,000 Open Access Journals.

Designed to give easy access to high quality open access Research, the DOAJ insists all journals listed use peer review or exercise editorial quality control.

Sponsored by respected publishers such as Springer, Wiley, and Taylor & Francis, the DOAJ can keep you updated with quality free research information in your field, throughout your studies and beyond.

With Halloween coming soon we searched the DOAJ for Vampires, and found a few open access articles from various fields that might interest you….

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the Law

Kluwer Arbitration

This database contains the text of major international agreements, rules, and information about the key arbitration organizations. It includes national laws, national rules, case law of awards, and even some submissions or interim orders under various arbitral regimes. Kluwer Arbitration includes case law, including ICC cases and awards, commentary, conventions, legislation, rules, and investment materials. This database also links to the Kluwer Arbitration Blog which provides news and information on ICA written by leading experts from law firms, academia, and ICA institutions. The blog focuses on current and upcoming events, trends, and major arbitration awards.

The database contains over 100 key arbitration publications and 10 journals, including two well-known Kluwer print publications: Yearbook: Commercial Arbitration(containing selected cases and arbitral awards) and International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration(containing reports about arbitration developments in specific countries and texts of countries’ arbitration laws).  It also provides Asian Journal of International Arbitration, Arbitration International, Journal of International Arbitration and Revue de l’arbitrage.

Kluwer Arbitration covers 115 countries.  The Practice Tools include IAI Arbitrator Tool and Kluwer Arbitral Institutions Smart Charts.

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Web of Science features

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Now that semester has started, are you wondering how to find information for your study and research?

Try our new discovery service UCanFind.

Use it as your starting point to check out what information there is on your topic – journal articles, books, reports, images, media, and more – all in one spot.

Go to http://www.canberra.edu.au/library to try it out:  UCanFind tag cloud

  1. Enter your search terms (remember, putting in more specific terms will give a more specific result).
  2. On the results page, refine your search by selecting what you need in the left-hand navigation menu under Content type (e.g. journal article, book/eBook, etc.), Discipline (e.g. psychology, etc.), or Publication date, etc.
  3. As you browse the results, you can store items you are interested in by clicking on the folder icon on the right of its title. This stores the selected items in a temporary folder. To view, email or print the list of items, click on the folder icon at the top of the page.
  4. Click on online links to view electronic items, but for print material, first check it’s availability, then take note of it’s location in the Library e.g. UC Library General or Short Loan and it’s call no. e.g. RT41.M493 2011.

Happy searching!

 

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Cordell

Cordell’s Building Cost Guide for Housing in New South Wales is now available online via Cordell’s eCosting database.

To access this resource, please go to the Database password list.

This resource only allows 1 user access at a time. Please log out immediately after use.

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The Library is currently trialling new software which powers a journal article search box on our homepage.

 

We’d love to know what you think of it! Should we make it a permanent feature?

 

Fill out our Feedback Form and let us know!

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Now you can search for journal articles in all databases using just one search box located on the Library’s homepage.

UC Library is trialling a web discovery service which can search all of our journal article databases at once. When using it you can search for journal articles across multiple databases, saving you time and bringing up relevant articles from databases you may not have thought to search in.

For more information or help in using this search service, please see our  search trial FAQ.

If you have any feedback regarding this search service trial, please send it through our feedback form.

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New: SpringerLink App

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The SpringerLink database now has a free app available for iPad, iPhones and Android devices.

The app allows you to search and access full text journal articles from your mobile device.

You can access all of the UC’s subscribed content if you are connected to the UC network.

You can download the app from the Google Play store or the iTunes Store

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We are currently trialing Mergent Online, a fully searchable database with financial details of over 25,000 active and inactive companies.

We will be running this trial until 30th August 2013.

To access the database: Mergent Online

If you have any feedback about the resource please let us know Online Resource Feedback Form.

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ScienceDirect

 

You can now download some journal articles in ePub (mobile friendly) or Mobi (Kindle) format on the ScienceDirect database. This allows you to read articles more easily on e-readers and mobile devices.

 To use this feature, open the article on ScienceDirect, then click on the “More options” button at the top of the page, next to the PDF download button, and select your preferred format.

This feature is only available for articles that are available in html as well as pdf.

For more information visit: Instructions for ScienceDirect ePub & Mobi downloads

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