Monday, 23 December 2013

The final new books list...

...for 2013 is now available. View all the books added to the library over the past month for the School of Psychology from this link: December 2013 new books list.

New additions in December included two books by the School of Psychology's very own Ho Law. There was a 2nd edition of his popular text, 'Psychology of coaching, mentoring and learning', plus a brand new title, 'Coaching psychology: a practitioner's manual'. We also acquired an e-book version of 'The career coaching handbook' by another School of Psychology academic, Julia Yates.

For the full list of new titles follow the link above. All new books, including e-books, can be found using Library Search.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

New videos on PEP Web...

...have been added in the past week, including one commemorating 100 years of the IPA (International Psychoanalytic Association). Perhaps most interestingly, the video opens with Sigmund Freud speaking (in English). So if you've ever wonder what the great man looks and sounds like, then this is an opportunity to find out...

PEP Web, with its considerable quantity of full-text psychoanalytic literature (including the complete works of Freud) can be accessed via its link on the library website: PEP Web.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

New books added in November...

..can now be viewed, using this link: November 2013 new books list. It contains all items purchased by the library for the School of Psychology over the past month.

Quite a few brand new titles this month, including various new child psychology books such as "Psychodynamic counselling with children and young people" by Kegerreis and "Winnicott's children" by Horne. There's also a brand new third edition of Darren Langdridge's "Introduction to research methods and data analysis", which we have in both print and e-book versions.

All titles, including e-books, can be located using Library Search.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

New library books for October...

..can now be viewed, using this link: October 2013 new books list. It contains all items purchased by the library for the School of Psychology over the past month.

Among the notable titles added in October are a number of new positive psychology texts including 'Positive psychology and the body' by UEL's very own Kate Hefferon. Along with multiple paper copies, there is an e-book version available. There are also new editions of 'Formulation in psychology and psychotherapy' by Lucy Johnstone (2nd edition, 2013) and John Read's 'Models of madness' (2nd edition, 2013). Check out the full list using the link above.

 All of the books, including the e-books, can be found using Library Search.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Sage Research Methods... another new addition to the library's expanding range of databases. However, this one is a little different. Rather than specialising in a particular subject area - such as how PsycINFO focuses on psychological literature - Sage Research Methods is, as the name suggests, dedicated to literature on research methodologies across the disciplines. The range of literature it contains includes a significant number of complete books (in full-text).

There are two main ways of using Sage Research Methods. If you know the methodology you are using - let's say Q Methodology - simply type that into the search box and, in this example, it returns 676 results. The results include complete books on the topic, book chapters, encyclopedia and dictionary entries, journal articles and even the occasional video. Select a result from the list and it immediately loads the full-text.

The other main way of using Sage Research Methods is for identifying appropriate methodologies for your research. To do this, choose the 'Methods Map' and it guides you through the various options.

With over 100,000 pages of content, including the text of 640 specialist books, this database provides a significant boost for researchers across UEL. Why not take a look, and let us know what you think?

Thursday, 10 October 2013

A huge new citation database...

...called Scopus, has been added to the A-Z of databases subscribed to by UEL library. Scopus replaces our previous subscription to Web of Knowledge, and includes the vast majority of content held within Web of Knowledge plus considerably more. In fact, according to the marketing blurb, it is ‘the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature’ and ‘delivers the most comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences and arts & humanities’.

As far as the raw facts are concerned, it currently holds citations for over 50 million peer-reviewed articles from over 21,000 different journals. They have also just embarked on a major project to include book citations down to chapter level. As well as being a great way to find research, another key feature is its ability to analyse results e.g. showing you the main journals for that topic, or the publication history of authors. It is very simple to use, so why not take a look and see what you think.

Friday, 4 October 2013

New books for September...

..can now be viewed, using this link: September 2013 new books list. As ever, it contains all items purchased for the School of Psychology over the past month.

Although it is a relatively small list this month, there are new editions of some major textbooks (and plenty of copies of each!). Most notable are the brand new 5th edition of Martin, Carlson and Buskist's 'Psychology' (dozens of loanable copies, plus an e-book version) and the brand new 3rd edition of Carla Willig's 'Introducing qualitative research in psychology'. Other notable new additions to stock include an e-book copy of Eynsenck's 'Cognitive psychology (6th ed.)' and a paperback of the classic book by Daniel Levinson 'Season's of a man's life'. Check out the full list using the link above.

 All of the books, including the e-books, can be found using Library Search