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Currently the university is subscribed to many different scientific journals, but there is still limited access on important journals such ACS. This makes it very difficult for chemistry students to find the required literature (which is of particular importance for projects/dissertations/literature reviews).

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American Chemical Society (ACS) Journal Subscription

This Idea for Change opened on 3 Jan 2019 and closes on 17 Jan 2019.

13 students voted on this Idea, giving a score of +15.

This Idea for Change as passed to the Student Change team for action, who have until 7 Feb 2019 to provide updates.

 
 

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Adam Southall
1:21pm on 20 Jan 19 This Idea for Change has closed, but comments are still open for discussion on the progress of this Idea.
Gwennan Evans
11:18am on 3 Jan 19 Having a greater range of books and journals in general would benefit a lot of students in the university. Especially online. The library's online subscriptions don't cover many websites and some journals that say they can be accessed online are often out of date and can't be accessed anymore because the subscription has ran out etc.
Chad Astbury
11:13am on 3 Jan 19 This is really important! We need access to big journals like this - Qasim has made some great points regarding this.
Qasim Hussain
10:59am on 3 Jan 19 The current range of subscriptions that the university has, do provide useful sources for lab reports etc. However, when writing up dissertations/literature reviews that focus on a particular academic and their work, the work may be unavailable for the most part, as if they are based in the united states, they will publish work largely through the ACS, hence the core facets of their work cannot be accessed which severely limits the quality of the content of the work submitted, as now the literature that can be accessed is limited to a handful of papers. The paper that are actually available may then not cover the appropriate topics required for the piece of work being submitted (it may be highly specialised, to the point of not being useable). Having ACS access would enable students to access a range of literature on near equal footing to that of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and would be invaluable to students in the FSE writing up lab reports/dissertations/literature reviews.
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