New resource trial: The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

Trial access to this resource has been set up in eSearch > eResource trials > Current trials. Access is direct on-campus; no off-campus access is currently available. The resource is described as follows:

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, contains over 1,850 articles by more than 1,500 of the world’s leading economists.

The trial is available until 11 April 2008; all feedback should be sent to Adele Miller.

Resources updated: Networked CD-ROMs

The following networked CD-ROMs have now been updated:

  • APID, now issue 4 2007
  • Croner Road Transport, now January 2008
  • Croner Reference Book for Self Employed and Smaller Business, now February 2008
  • Croner Reference Book for Employers, now January 2008
  • Croner Premises Management, now January 2008
  • Croner Practical Food Hygiene, now November 2007
  • Croner Health & Safety at Work, now January 2008
  • Croner Environmental Management Policies & Procedures, now September 2007
  • Croner Practical Food Hygiene, now November 2007
  • Croner Catering, now August 2007

Westlaw – SFX updated

Shortly after the last eServices update, all links in SFX for UK legal journals in the Westlaw database were updated to direct customers to the new Westlaw platform. Rather than resolving to the individual title level, these links direct customers to the homepage of the Westlaw interface. It is hoped to be able to reinstate title level access once Westlaw confirm the details of the persistent linking syntax required by SFX.

eBrary: issues with the deployment of the eBrary plug-in on the university network

eServices is urgently pursuing with IS the issue of PCs on the university network on which the eBrary plug-in (which is required to access the 30k titles in NTU’s eBrary collection) is absent. It is currently believed that, in the affected cases, the plug-in may have been inadvertently removed as the consequence of unrelated network updates. IS intend to update us on the issue and the timetable for its resolution early next week.

To assist eServices in documenting the extent of the problem, please report to us any and all instances of PCs on which the eBrary plug-in appears to be absent – providing details of the PCs location and (where possible) machine names.

Please be aware that this problem does not affect eBooks on other platforms – including titles on Knovel, Credo Reference, Taylor and Francis or the JISC eBook Observatory project.

Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory – Library Catalogue search

It is now possible to run an ISSN or Title search on the LLR Library catalogue from the Full View of any journal record within the Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory (although, we can’t, unfortunately, correct Ulrich’s spelling of ‘Catalog’ :). The twin direct search links are located above the navigation tabs of the record (see illustration below).


Journal Citation Reports: Library Catalogue search

From within the Full View of a journal record on the ISI Web of Knowledge Journal Citation Reports, it is now possible to run an ISSN search directly on the LLR library catalogue. To activate the search, click on Go button next to the link in the bottom right-hand quarter of the screen (see illustration below).


LION (Literature Online) – direct links to Oxford Reference Shelf

From a search result set in the LION service, it is now possible to link directly to relevant related entries in the Oxford Reference online collection (see sample illustration below). Examples of such entries would be directory and biographical listings for authors, or definitions and explanations of terms.


As LLR’s OUP Reference subscription is to the ‘premium’ collection, NTU customers will have rights to access (either by IP or Athens authentication) the large majority of OUP reference materials. However, there may be instances (such as with the Literature Collection – see illustration below) where such material is not included in NTU’s subscription profile.