Author: Mitchell Dunkley

I work in the Content Delivery Team at De Montfort University Library. I manage DMU Library's e-resources portfolio and I am involved in library systems admin, collating resource usage statistics and troubleshooting. All comments are my own.

Society Digimap

Tweet DMU Library has set up trial access to a new online collection via its subscription to EDINA’s Digimap service. The new collection is called Society Digimap. Society Digimap allows you to explore a range of demographic data, providing a wealth of census and socio-economic information for Great Britain. The processing required to visualise census and other demographic datasets can be a barrier to use for many people interested in the value of the datasets. By providing these datasets as layers to visualise along with high quality Ordnance ... read more

New to Library Search – Citation Trails

Tweet A brand new feature has been added to our Library Search service for February 2019. Citation Trails allow you to explore a topic and collect material by following a chain of articles that cite each other. This new search feature enhances serendipitous discovery and will hopefully help you to better understand the academic context of your sources. Citation trails work in two directions: Cites – Articles that this article cites. Cited by – Articles that cite this article. Citation trails can be found by clicking on the Cites or Cited ... read more

Literature Online (LION) site migration

Tweet The electronic resource Literature Online (LION) has recently migrated publisher websites. The database is now part of the portfolio of online databases that are accessed from the main ProQuest publishing platform. Literature Online provides coverage to online articles from over 400 scholarly journals, as well as content from critical guides such as Cambridge Companions to Literature and New Essays on the American Novel. Database coverage is also extended by the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL), one of the most ... read more

Library Search – new features!

Tweet Two new features have recently been added to our online Library Search system. Saving Library Search searches between sessions You can now permanently save searches and filters you run, between Library Search sessions, to the cloud by using either a Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive account. Previously Library Search would only allow you to temporarily save items from a results page during a single session, although RefWorks can be used to export citation results from the service. You can save a search, including any filters or facets you have ... read more

Cambridge Companions to Literature

Tweet Over the past year, the online database Literature Online (LION) from ProQuest has added more than 300 full text volumes of encyclopedias, dictionaries and companions to contextualise LION’s primary works and their authors.     DMU students and staff can access the Literature Online (LION) online database via the following access link http://literature.proquest.com/marketing/shibbolethWAYFLess.do?entityId=https://login.library.dmu.ac.uk/oala/metadata. Students and staff will be asked to log into the resource by using their DMU ... read more