An Introduction to MIMAS Bibliographic Services

Date of news item: 27 February 2007

A course providing an introduction to a range of MIMAS Bibliographic Services will be taking place shortly in Manchester and London. Attendance on the course is completely FREE of charge

Where and When

London: Tuesday 27th March 2007, 10:30am-c.3:45pm.
Held at the Science Library of UCL (University College London), in the DMS Watson Building, Malet Place, WC1E 6BT (

Manchester: Wednesday 25th April 2007, 10:30am-c.3:45pm.
Held at Manchester Computing, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL (

Course content

This is an overview course providing a basic introduction to a range of MIMAS bibliographic services. There will be a demonstration of the main features of each service, followed by a hands-on session. This offers the opportunity to get to grips with each service in an unhurried situation, with service support staff available to answer questions and provide assistance.

During the day the following services will be covered:

  • Archives Hub (
    FREE access to a searchable database of nearly 20,000 archive collections held in 150 UK universities and colleges. These collections are relevant to many different research interests. They include the records of businesses, individuals and families and range from art and architecture to science and medicine to teaching and technology.
  • COPAC (
    Come and try out the NEW Copac interface and database just before it is released. Copac gives FREE access to the merged catalogues of 27 major academic and national libraries in the UK and Ireland, including the British Library, National Library of Scotland, and National Library of Wales/Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru. Copac gives access to details of a wide range of materials, including electronic documents, in all subject areas
  • ISI Web of Knowledge Service for UK Education (
    ISI Web of Knowledge Service for UK Education. This course provides a basic introduction to the Web of Knowledge (WoK) platform and the Web of Science. The course will focus on the WoK platform and cross searching and Web of Science. This course does not cover the additional Web of Knowledge products. Available to members of subscribing institutions listed at:
  • Zetoc (
    Zetoc gives access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents (ETOC), a searchable database of over 20 million article titles and conference proceedings from over 20,000 of the most important research journals, as well as around 16,000 conference proceedings published per year. Also includes a table of contents alerting service and RSS feed. FREE to members of most UK further and higher education institutions.

Who is the course for?

The course will be of interest to researchers, academics, librarians and support staff within the Further Education and Higher Education communities. Some experience of using a web browser will be useful for the practical exercises.

Lunch is not provided on this FREE course, but there are places to eat nearby.

How to Book:
Course registration details etc. are available via the MIMAS website at:

Bookings should be made via the MIMAS Helpline:
Tel: 0161 275 6109

Alternatively you can book online via the MIMAS web address given above.

If you require any further information or assistance please contact the Web of Knowledge helpdesk at: