About the Archive
PubliCAT is an online catalogue of Research Publications from the University of Birmingham.
This is currently in development and should not be bookmarked or relied upon. It may be taken off-line at any time.
It aims to provide a comprehensive, searchable, listing and description of the research works published by members of the University since 2001, including articles, books, chapters, conference papers, etc. It contains bibliographic descriptions* of these publications, and in many cases, links to the full text.
The information listed here is drawn from the University's Research Publications System. It is updated regularly from a combination of external sources (including CrossRef - the DOI registration database - PubMed and the Web of Science) and additional publications not found in these sources are entered manually. University of Birmingham researchers who wish to make additions or corrections to these records should contact their local Publications System user in their College's Research Office. This catalogue is updated approximately monthly.
Using the publications metadata
University of Birmingham researchers can use the records in this catalogue to populate their own web pages with lists of their publications, and this can be done at individual and/or group level. To do this, first Browse the Repository and find the list of publications for your name or department. Copy the url for that list and substitute .include for .html For example, the page http://publicat.bham.ac.uk/view/depts/Department_of_Music.html has a companion page http://publicat.bham.ac.uk/view/depts/Department_of_Music.include that is just the relevant HTML content, and this include link can be pasted by anyone editing their web page to fetch results for that Department. The same procedure can be repeated for browsable lists in any of the UBIRA repositories.
Finding the full text of publications
Links to the full text are provided in most of the records. Where possible, this will be to a version of the text that is available to all, ie to an Open Access source of the text. However, in some cases, this is not possible and the text will only be available to subscribers. If you are a member of the University of Birmingham, you can use the FindIt@Bham link to check whether you have access to a subscribed copy (you must be logged in, eg to eLibrary or the Portal, in order to be recognised as a member of the University). If you are not a member of the University of Birmingham, but are a member of another academic institution, your own institution may provide you with access to these resources. Please contact your own library or information service for further help.
Contributing the full text of publications
University of Birmingham researchers are encouraged, wherever possible, to make their work available through an Open Access (OA) repository or an OA publication. Please contact us if you believe there is an OA version of your article/publication already available, and we will add a link to it.
If you would like to upload an OA copy of your publication to the University of Birmingham Research Archive, UBIRA, instructions are available at http://eprints.bham.ac.uk/information.html. In addition to providing OA versions of University research publications, UBIRA aims to preserve these copies.
For further information about UBIRA, please speak to your Academic Support contact in Library Services at http://www.library.bham.ac.uk/searching/subjectsupport/
A note about repository full-text policy
* This catalogue is complimentary to our institutional repository and uses the ePrints software, but it is a metadata-only repository. Where Open-Access full text exists, either in our own OA repository (http://ubira.bham.ac.uk/) or in another OA repository, there will be a link to the full text from the metadata record in this catalogue.