Access to the Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (on the Proquest platform) has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive can be cross-searched alongside any of the other databases on the Proquest platform, and records from the archive can be added to a individual researcher’s RefWorks account without leaving the Proquest interface. The resource is described as follows:
The Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive contains primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000. US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles. Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover in high-resolution color, with all articles, covers, advertisements and reviews indexed.
Access to the Periodicals Archive Online collection (on the Proquest platform) has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The PAO can be cross-searched alongside any of the other databases on the Proquest platform, and records from the PAO can be added to a individual researcher’s RefWorks account without leaving the Proquest interface. The resource is described as follows:
Periodicals Archive Online contains the full-text of over 700 journals spanning the humanities and social sciences, across 37 key subject areas. Coverage is from volume 1 issue 1 of each journal and all issues are digitized from cover to cover. Whilst the majority of titles are peer-reviewed academic journals, a number of other selected publications are included that were not originally scholarly in nature but offer relevant research material. The archive is international in scope with the inclusion of more than 150 foreign-language titles.
Title-level access to all of the individual journals in the PAO will be enabled in SFX and Library OneSearch once Proquest and Ex Libris have made the datasets available in the SFX Knowledge Base.
Access to the Greenleaf Sustainable Organization Library (SOL), provided through the IngentaConnect platform, has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access is direct on-campus, and by university username and password from off-campus. The resource is described as follows:
The Greenleaf Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) is an online library of books and journal issues focused on sustainability and social responsibility, drawn from a number of partner publishers including Greenleaf Publishing, Practical Action Publishing and Peter Lang. The SOL contains approximately 380 volumes (books, journal themed issues and journal issues) and 5500 papers.
Individual records for the 260+ eBook titles in the collection have been added to the main index of Library OneSearch. Each record contains a deep-link to the title level, which will authenticate and resolve from both on-campus and off-campus locations. Additional eBook records will by added to LOS as the number of titles in the collection increases.
Titles within the collection include:
Spirituality and business: a Christian viewpoint; Entrepreneurial communications; and Professional ethics.
Some further refinements to the library’s new subscription to the Scopus service are now live.
Cross-searchability: it is now possible to remote-search (or metasearch) the Scopus database direct from within Library OneSearch (by adding Scopus to your list of ‘Selected databases’ in the ‘Find databases’ screen)
SFX button display: the library’s ‘Find it @ NTU’ SFX button is now displaying in all results screens in Scopus. As the image size required by Scopus is smaller than the actual size of the standard ‘Find it @ NTU’ image, a trimmed-down version of the button has been added to the interface
Access to the TransportXtra service has been enabled in the Find Databases option of Library OneSearch. Access is direct on-campus; off-campus access is not currently available. Visitors must create a free account with TransportXtra on their first visit, using their NTU email address and password of their own choosing.
The resource is described as follows:
TransportXtra.com is a transport research service aimed at professionals across the sector. It offers news and archive content from the leading passenger transport, planning, policy making and modelling trade press, as well as extensive report libraries and directories.
Access to the IDS Online service (from Incomes Data Services) is now available in Library OneSearch. Access is direct on-campus. Off-campus access is not currently available, but it should be possible to enable off-campus access shortly. The resource is described as follows:
IDS Online is an independent research organisation providing information and analysis in key areas across the employment field. IDS’ research services have been used by businesses, government, trade unions and tribunals for over 45 years. Access to news, information and research in four module areas is available: HR in practice; employment law; pay and reward; and, executive compensation.
Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History (1877-8054) is an electronic reference text available through the Brill Online Reference Works platform. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The individual reference work is described as follows:
Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Online is a general online history of relations between the faiths. It covers the period from 600 to 1500, when encounters took place through the extended Mediterranean basin and are recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin and other languages.
Currently available through SFX, a record for this title will be added to Library OneSearch shortly.
Access to Scopus has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access. is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The resource is described as follows:
Scopus is a large and continually updated abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed academic content in the fields of Life Sciences (4,000+ titles), Physical Sciences (7,000+), Health Sciences (6,000+) and Social Sciences and Humanities (5,000+). Not a full-text resources in itself, Scopus provides outbound links to full-text services on other platforms, where these are available. Scopus provides a range of tools to tracks trends, patterns and citation and research impact. For all articles published since 1996, also Scopus provides full details of the references used
The library is trialling access to the new Drama Online resource (currently in beta release). Access to Drama Online is direct on-campus through http://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/. (During the trial phase, Drama Online will not be included as a database in Library OneSearch).
Drama Online (beta) is a brand new online resource focusing on the theatrical arts. It provides a growing collection of searchable full-text scripts of classic and contemporary drama, along with character, setting and production information. The collection includes browseable lists of plays, playwrights and practitioners, genre and periods; as well as sections on context and criticism.
The reference section of Drama Online provides contextual guides to authors, movements, practitioners, periods and genres as well as guides to peformance and backstage craft. A range of full-colour theatrical production stills are also available.
The library is providing trial access to this resource (which remains in active development during its beta phase) until 12 October 2013. Feedback on the usefulness of Drama Online can be shared with members of the Academic Liaison team.
Access to the Brill Journals Archive has been enabled in SFX.
Brill Journal Archive Online provides access to over fifty thousand articles from more 174 journals published by Brill from their first issue up until 2009.
The twin components of the collection “have been purchased in perpetuity by JISC Collections and are available free of charge to UK Higher and Further Education institutions and Research Councils” which sign the necessary licence.
All 174 titles from the Brill journals archive will be indexed and made available in Library OneSearch later this week.
It has long been possible to follow posts on the Electronic Resource Updates blog by email, RSS feed and by ‘following’ the blog. From today it is now possible to follow the blog through Twitter – just search for @eResourceUpdate or visit https://twitter.com/eResourceUpdate
Access to a-n (The Artists Information Company) has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access is direct on-campus; off-campus access is not currently available, but should be activated soon.
The resources is described as follows:
The a-n (The Artists Information Company) site provides news, analysis, features and up-to-date reportage on all aspects of contemporary visual arts practice.