New: SocINDEX with Full Text

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We are delighted to announce that RGU staff and students now have access to the world’s most comprehensive sociology research database: SocINDEX with Full Text.

SocINDEX with Full Text provides access to over 800 full text journals with abstracts from thousands of additional journals.  It also includes conference papers and some eBooks.

It covers all aspects of sociology, sub-disciplines and related subjects including social work, social policy, social welfare, psychology, substance abuse and some health related topics.

Staff and students can access the database from the subject pages for social work, social sciences and psychology.  Access is also available via the A-Z list of databases.

For further details, and tips on searching the database, please see our SocINDEX with Full Text guide.

This database replaces the ASSIA database in our collection and provides extensive additional full text content.

Investment in a Research Information System

The major projects group has approved investment in a Research Information System.  If you have worked or studied at other universities, you may have used one.  These are integrated systems which aim to reduce the amount of duplicated effort and administration around a research project, allow research staff to maintain up to date profiles, CVs and webpages as one profile, bring together all activity that contributes to impact, including publications, and help to present our research work to the world.   We will be starting the procurement process shortly and hope to implement a system in the next 12 – 18 months.

For more information contact Jane Williams, Research Data Management Project Officer

Changes to open access requirements for REFable published research outputs; researchers please note!

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) have adjusted their open access requirements for published outputs intended for submission in the next REF exercise. For journal articles and conference papers accepted for publication post 1 April 2016,  HEFCE originally asked that these be made open access within 3 months of being accepted by the publisher. Now HEFCE is requesting that the same items be made open access 3 months after publication. Further details can be found here http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/Year/2014/201407/

Maybe you are submitting to the next REF and don’t understand open access and it’s impact on you? The Library’s next Researcher workshop Open Access – REF, research funders and more on Wednesday 29th July 2015 10-11am, will help. Further details here https://rgulibraryblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/10/researcher-workshop-programme-summer-2015/

Researcher workshops running this week

Just a quick reminder that this week we are running a session from the Researcher Workshop Programme:

Date and time Session
Wednesday 29th July, 10.00-11.00 Open Access – REF, research funders and more

If you are interested in attending simply follow the link and sign up.

For more information about the whole programme you can find out more by clicking this link