INFORMS journals online now available

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UMass Lowell Libraries has added a subscription to all 12 INFORMS journals that is now accessible as of January 1, 2013.

The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research (O.R.), management science, and business analytics.

INFORMS publishes 12 scholarly subscription journals, including the flagship journals Operations Research and Management Science.  In 2012, INFORMS began publishing its 12th journal, Service Science.

In addition, INFORMS also publishes two open-access journals: INFORMS Transactions on Education and Analytics.

What is Analytics?

Analytics is defined on the INFORMS web site as “the scientific process of transforming data into insight for making better decisions…. from wanting to know what it is and how you might use it to improve your organizational goals to applying it to a specific business problem you already have.”

INFORMS Journal List

Access to these journals is available by searching for the titles through UML Library’s eJournal and eBook Search Portal.

Decision Analysis
Information Systems Research
INFORMS Journal on Computing
INFORMS Transactions on Education
Management science
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
Marketing science
Mathematics Of Operations Research
Operations Research
Organization Science
Service Science
Transportation science

Free access to Education Journals from Taylor & Francis

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Taylor and Francis Publishing is providing free access to all of their Routledge Educational journals as part of their Education Free for All campaign — that is free for all only through the month of April.

The journals in this promotion cover: Curriculum Studies, Education Research, Early Years Education, Higher Education, Teacher Education, Educational Psychology, History of Education and more.

Below are just some of the cutting-edge and high-quality journals you can access for FREE from April 1 until April 30th:

Access to this trial is available through the library’s New Database Trials and Subscriptions webpage.

Please post comments concerning any aspect of this trial; it aids significantly in our decision-making process.

Two new journals available focused on Mechanics

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Two new journals covering different aspects of mechanics are being introduced this year by the ASCE and AIP. Complimentary access is being offered by the publishers on a temporary basis:

Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics (current issue available for free access)

Published by the ASCE, this Journal brings science and applications together on nanoscale and nanostructured materials with an emphasis on • mechanics • processing • characterization • design • modeling and • applications of materials containing true nanosize dimensions or nanostructures that enable novel or enhanced properties or functions based upon tailored nanostructures.

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters (TAML) (free access available through 2011)

TAML is published by AIP on behalf of the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and features short, original articles in all areas of mechanics, as well as in interdisciplinary fields including aerospace and aeronautical engineering, coastal and ocean engineering, environment and energy engineering, material and structure engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical and transportation engineering, and civil and hydraulic engineering.

Visual Arts Journals free access from Routledge Publishing

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Taylor and Francis Group is offering free access to 19 Visual Arts journals from Routledge Publishing through the month of February, 2011.

The journals in this promotion cover art history, photography, art therapy, visual anthropology,
visual culture, landscape design, and more. The collection includes the following titles:

  • Arts & Health
  • CoDesign
  • Digital Creativity
  • Early Popular Visual Culture
  • History of Photography
  • International Journal of Art Therapy: Inscape
  • Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
  • Journal of Mathematics and the Arts
  • Konsthistorisk Tidskrift
  • Photographies
  • Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas
  • Third Text
  • Visual Culture in Britain
  • Visual Anthropology
  • Visual Resources
  • Visual Studies
  • Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes
  • Wasafiri

Access to the collection is available through the link above or from the library’s  New Database Trials and Subscriptions web page.

Free access to Palgrave Macmillan Journals in May 2010

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Nature Publishing Group’s (NPG) sister company Palgrave Macmillan is offering FREE online access to its complete journals portfolio throughout May 2010.

Access all Palgrave Macmillan Journals online at

Palgrave Macmillan publishes high quality, scholarly journals across the core disciplines of the humanities, the social sciences and business and management.

From May 1st to 31st Palgrave Macmillan is providing free, unrestricted online access to more than 70 journals – including Journal of the Operational Resarch Society, Journal of International Business Studies, IMF Staff Papers and Feminist Review. This offer also provides access to the first issue of BioSocieties published by Palgrave Macmillan and content from postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies, launched by Palgrave Macmillan in 2010.

Bentham Science Journals 3 month trial

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UMass Lowell Libraries has begun a three-month trial to 92 Bentham Science online subscription journals. The trial runs through April 19, 2010. For access please visit the library’s Trial and New Resources page.

Bentham Science is a major STM (scientific, technical, and medical) journal publisher of 92 subscription journals, 200 plus open access journals, and related print/online book series. The material covers pharmaceutical, medical, and Bio-medical.