The Library has purchased the Neuroscience backfile collection giving us access to the very first issues of over 40 Neuroscience journal titles. Popular titles include:
- European Journal of Pharmacology (1967-)
- Brain Research (1966-)
- Neuroscience (1976-)
- Neuroscience Letters (1975-)
- Trends in Pharmacological Sciences (1979-)
- Progress in Neurobiology (1973-)
- Trends in Neurosciences (1978-)
- Neuropharmacology (1970-)
All are available via the Journals A-Z list on the Library website (through the ScienceDirect interface).
What is a backfile?
A backfile refers to the older content of a journal (pre-1995). Back in the days before the internet, journals were published on paper only. Publishers are in the process of digitising this content and this is often made available as a backfile – an electronic collection of the older issues of a journal – for Libraries to purchase.
Why does the Library purchase backfiles?
- To provide you with access to more content
- To enrich our existing collection
- Print journals take up a lot of space (which could be put to better use – the current Library refurbishment for example will create more silent study spaces). Where possible SGUL Library purchases the e-version rather than the print copy.
If you have any questions or comments about using our journals, please email firstname.lastname@example.org