WoK on the move

Databases such as Web of Science and Biosis can now be searched individually, on your smartphone or tablet, via the new Web of Knowledge mobile website Anywhere/Anytime. You can also sort, refine and email your results, link to full text, view times cited counts and view your search history.

You need a Web of Knowledge username and password to use Anywhere/Anytime Access. To set this up:

  1. Go to webofknowledge.com from an IP authenticated computer.
  2. Click Sign In along the top navigation bar.
  3. Click Register to create a new account. You will be asked to enter your email address to verify that an account does not already exist for you.
  4. If an account does not already exist, you will be prompted to fill in the User Registration page.
  5. After the username and password you have entered is verified access will become active. Use these login details to access the mobile version and the full version when you are off campus.

More info at http://wokinfo.com/about/mobile/
FAQs at http://wokinfo.com/media/pdf/wok-mobile-faqs.pdf

Elaine Shallcross

New ebrary app launched

Ebrary’s free app for the iPad® and iPhone® is now available from the App Store®. You will be able to access the database – both online and offline, as well use an option to import your own PDF documents – outside the ebrary platform – through the app itself.

We use Shibboleth to login to ebrary, so you need to use the Facebook sign in feature to open the app on your mobile device. All you need to do is link up your personal ebrary account to your Facebook account, then you can use the ebrary mobile app by signing in with your Facebook login.

This is what you need to do to set up your Facebook login link:

  1. Go to your ebrary site and sign in to your ebrary account as usual
  2. Once signed in, open the My Settings link at the top-right of the ebrary screen
  3. Under Link your account to Facebook click Log In
  4. If you have a Facebook account, enter your Facebook username and password and click Log In
  5. If you don’t have a Facebook account, click Sign up for Facebook at the lower left
  6. Once you’ve successfully logged in to your Facebook account, you’ll be ready to use ebrary’s mobile app

Elaine Shallcross

Working on your dissertation? Try our ‘Virtual Library’ wiki for help on using e-resources

Go to http://aberdeenuniversityvirtuallibrary.pbworks.com/ and take a look!

We have a brand new resource that we think may be useful to you as you begin work on your dissertation – particularly if you are spending a great deal of your time working away from the University.

The ‘Virtual Library @ Aberdeen‘ is a wiki (the same type of service as Wikipedia) that contains collections of links and instructions, guides and worksheets for electronic resources supplied by the library.

The wiki is called ‘The Virtual Library’ because it focuses on resources (including journals and books) in electronic format. Don’t forget there is a huge amount of printed material in our ‘physical libraries’ too!

Please contact the library if you need advice on using library collections or reference management. Contact details for library branches are available at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/contact.shtml#site-contacts.

Elaine Shallcross
(for Library & Historic Collections staff)

Quick link icons to our Web 2.0 services now available from the library home page

Quick link icons to our Web 2.0 services have been added to the Library home page. You can now link to the new library construction photostream on Flickr, L&HC InfoLinks blog for University staff and students, L&HC on Facebook and Twitter, and to our ‘Ask a Librarian’ instant messaging service.

Please do take a look – I’m interested to hear what you think, and welcome your participation in the new L&HC Facebook Group.

Smart phone owners – volunteers needed for 2D barcode tests

2D barcodes provide links to online information simply by reading them into your smart phone. To work your phone needs a camera, internet access and a barcode reader installed. They are a great way of delivering online information from L&HC quickly and easily to your smart phone where you can store it for future use.

Georgia and I are running a trial of 2D barcodes on smart phones today (Friday 30 April) from 1.30-2.30 in the foyer of Queen Mother Library.  We will repeat the trial on Wednesday 5 May in the foyer from 10.30-11.30. Please come along if you want to know more, or email us at factsheet@abdn.ac.uk.