Nanoscale Research Letters

Springer and the Nano Research Society have announced a new partnership to publish Nanoscale Research Letters (NRL), one of the first nanotechnology journals from a major publisher to publish articles with open access.

Ei Patents

Engineering Information (Ei) has introduced Ei Patents to the Engineering Village 2 research and discovery platform, providing users with intelligence by using search functions and analytical tools alongside patents and databases of scientific literature.


Developed at Herriot Watt University in the UK, TechXtra is a suite of 10 freely available services which is said to simplify access to many different types of technology information from different sources.

Playing a part in technology development

The wealth of free information on the web is attractive to engineers but Siân Harris discovers that peer-reviewed literature and databases can still have a vital role in the research process

High-tech business embraces new library technology

IT and communications companies are expected to lead the way in new technology but does this extend to their internal systems? In the case of the library at global telecoms firm BT, the answer is yes, writes John Sherwell


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