– off-campus access enabled

Following the deployment of some additional configuration changes by the technical team, off-campus access to subscribed content on the platform is now available off-campus – by university username and password. (On-campus access remains direct). Information in SFX has been updated accordingly. To access full-text content off-campus:

  • Select the ‘Login’ option in the top right-hand corner of the screen
  • On the login page which then loads, select the ‘Login via your institution’ option
  • On the new page which then loads, search for ‘Nottingham Trent’ in the ‘Search for an institution’ option
  • Select ‘Nottingham Trent University’ from the result list. The browser will then resolve to the ‘NTU Single Sign-on’ page

LLR’s subscriptions currently cover full-text access to the following titles:

Nature (most recent four years)

  • Nature
  • Nature Genetics
  • Nature medicine
  • Nature biotechnology
  • Nature neuroscience
  • Nature reviews. Molecular cell biology
  • Nature Immunology

Nature (backfiles 2007-2012)

  • Nature
  • Nature Genetics
  • Nature Immunology

There is currently an ‘entitlement overlap’ for three titles between the ‘most recent four years’ subscription and the ‘2007-2012’ backfile. In addition offers free access to a selected range of current and archival journal content. Where possible, this free-to-access journal content is listed separately in SFX.

Springer journals – off-campus access enabled

Access to subscribed full-text journals on the Springer platform is now available off-campus – using a university username and password. (On-campus access remains direct). Information about off-campus access to Springer titles has been updated in SFX accordingly.

To access Springer journal content from off-campus:

  • Select the ‘Sign up/ Log-in’ option in the top right hand corner of the Springer home page
  • Select the ‘Institutional / Athens login’ option in the drop-down
  • On the login page which then loads, in the  ‘Find your institution (via Shibboleth)’ search box, type ‘Nottingham Trent’
  • Select the matching entry for Nottingham Trent University in the result list click on the ‘Log in via Shibboleth’ button. The browser will resolve to the ‘NTU Single Sign-on’ page


Find Databases – Free-to-access resource updates

Following the recent ALT review of free-to-access resources provided through the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch, information about the following resources has been updated (descriptions, names, access URLs and other information has been changed, as/if required):

  • ASCE Civil Engineering Database
  • (now UK Data Service – Census Support)
  • Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Directory of UK Design Consultants (now Directory of Design Consultants)
  • Election resources on the internet
  • (now PoliticsHome)
  • Espacenet
  • European Court of Human Rights Judgments
  • Fedstats
  • Foreign Relations of the United States
  • GovSpot
  • Halifax House Price Index
  • History and Politics Out Loud (HPOL)
  • House Price Index
  • Intellectual Property Office
  • LawLinks
  • Leave to appeal to the House of Lords (now Leave to appeal to the Supreme Court)
  • Live court listings
  • Local Acts
  • NBS Educator
  • Parliamentary Counsel Office – Bills and Acts (now UK Parliament: Bills and legislation)
  • Patent Office
  • The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  • The Stationery Office
  • UK PubMed Central (now Europe PubMed Central)
  • UK Statutory Instruments
  • uktradeinfo
  • WikiVet
  • WSSLINKS: Women and Gender Studies Web Sites (now WGSSLINKS: Women and Gender Studies Web Sites)

Find Databases – free-to-access resource changes

Following a review by the Academic Liaison Team, the following free-to-access resources have been removed from the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch.

  • ADAM
  • aecportico
  • Allyn & Bacon Sociology Links
  • Almanac of Policy Issues
  • Architecture Web Resources
  • ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law
  • Crimonology Links
  • Education-line
  • EUREF Permanent Network Information System
  • European Information
  • European National Newspapers
  • Ferl
  • Google Image Search
  • Government News Network
  • Inclusion
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Office of Public Sector Information
  • POLIS (Parliamentary Online Indexing Service)
  • Political database of the Americas
  • Political Studies Association: Politics Gateway
  • RAM (Recent Advances in Manufacturing)
  • Richard Kimber’s Political Science Resources
  • Rob Armstrong’s Rail Industry Pages
  • SGI-Line (Swedish Geotechnical Institute Database)
  • Social Sciences Virtual Library
  • Sociosite
  • SOSIG Social Science Gateway
  • The Multilaterals Project
  • The UK Statute Law Database
  • Treaty of Nice
  • UNIDO Industrial Statistics
  • Voice of the Shuttle
  • Women’s Studies / Women’s Issues Resource Sites
  • World Wide Web Virtual Library: Civil Engineering
  • WWW Virtual Library: Asian Studies
  • WWW Virtual Library: Pacific Studies
  • Pinakes

Further updates to the free-to-access resources offered through the Find Databases service will follow shortly.

Web of Science – database listing changes

Following the redesign and reorganisation of the Web of Science service, database details in Library OneSearch have been updated to reflect the consolidation of the datasets that WoS provides.

The following separate database entries have been removed from the ‘Find Databases’ service (and will disappear from the main LOS search index later today).

  • Arts and Humanities Citation Index
  • BIOSIS Previews
  • Journal Citation Reports
  • Science Index
  • Social Science Index
  • Web of Knowledge
  • Web of Science (previous listing)

The withdrawn entries have been replaced by a new combined ‘Web of Science’ listing. All of the category and sub-category assignments for these legacy resources have been added to the new WoS listing. The deduplicated list of category assignments is as follows:

  • Accounting, Finance and Economics — Economics ;
  • Animal, Equine and Wildlife — Animal Science ;
  • Animal, Equine and Wildlife ; Equine Science ;
  • Animal, Equine and Wildlife ; Veterinary Nursing ;
  • Animal, Equine and Wildlife ; Wildlife Conservation ;
  • Architecture and Civil Engineering — Interior Architecture and Design ;
  • Art and Design — Fashion and Textiles ;
  • Art and Design ; Fine Arts and Decorative Arts ;
  • Business, Management and Marketing ; Human Resource Management ;
  • Business, Management and Marketing ; Marketing ;
  • Criminology and Youth Justice ; Criminology
  • Criminology and Youth Justice ; Youth Justice ;
  • Culture, Media and Journalism ; Cultural Studies ;
  • Culture, Media and Journalism ; Journalism ;
  • Culture, Media and Journalism ; Media, Film and Television ;
  • Education, Teacher Training, Childhood + Youth Studies ; Childhood and Early Years ;
  • Education, Teacher Training, Childhood + Youth Studies ; Education and Teacher Training ;
  • Education, Teacher Training, Childhood + Youth Studies ; Youth Studies
  • Geography, Horticulture and Environment ; Environmental Science ;
  • Geography, Horticulture and Environment ; Food Science ;
  • Geography, Horticulture and Environment ; Garden Design ;
  • Geography, Horticulture and Environment ; Geography ;
  • Geography, Horticulture and Environment ; Horticulture ;
  • History, Heritage and Philosophy ; Heritage ;
  • History, Heritage and Philosophy ; History ;
  • History, Heritage and Philosophy ; Philosophy ;
  • Law ; Criminology and Criminal Justice ;
  • Law ; Family Law ;
  • Law ; Research Methods ;
  • Literature, Language and Linguistics ; English Literature
  • Literature, Language and Linguistics ; Linguistics ;
  • Literature, Language and Linguistics ; Modern Languages ;
  • Politics and International Studies ; European Politics ;
  • Politics and International Studies ; Global Politics ;
  • Politics and International Studies ; Global Studies ;
  • Politics and International Studies ; International Relations ;
  • Politics and International Studies ; Political Ideologies ;
  • Politics and International Studies ; Research Methods ;
  • Politics and International Studies ; UK Politics ;
  • Politics and International Studies ; Utopias ;
  • Property, Construction and Surveying ; Building and Construction ;
  • Property, Construction and Surveying ; Property ;
  • Property, Construction and Surveying ; Surveying ;
  • Psychology, Sociology and Counselling ; Psychology and Counselling ;
  • Psychology, Sociology and Counselling ; Research Methods
  • Psychology, Sociology and Counselling ; Research Methods ;
  • Psychology, Sociology and Counselling ; Sociology ;
  • Public Health ; Environmental Management
  • Public Health ; Health and Safety ;
  • Public Health ; Public Health ;
  • Public Health ; Risk Management ;
  • Science and Technology ; Biosciences ;
  • Science and Technology ; Chemistry ;
  • Science and Technology ; Computing and Technology ;
  • Science and Technology ; Forensic Sciences ;
  • Science and Technology ; Maths
  • Science and Technology ; Physics ;
  • Science and Technology ; Sports Science ;
  • Social Work, Health and Social Care ; Health and Social Care ;
  • Social Work, Health and Social Care ; Social Work ;

Access to ‘Web of Science’ remains direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus.

New resource: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses – UK and Ireland

Access to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses – UK and Ireland collection has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access to the collection, which can be cross-searched alongside other databases on the platform, is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses — UK & ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland provides details of doctoral theses awarded by institutions in the United Kingdom and Ireland dating back to 1716. Along with detailed descriptive records, including a large proportion of abstracts, the service provides PDF previews of selected theses, where these are available. The collection covers PhD theses in the following subject areas: business, health and medicine, history, literature and language, science and technology, social sciences, and the arts.

Previously, theses records were made available through the Index to Theses service (provided by Expert Information), prior to the ProQuest’s acquisition of the collection. As access to the Index to Theses platform continues to be made available (for the time being, at least), the entry for Index to Theses has been retained in Library OneSearch as an alternate entry point to the dataset.

Greenleaf Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) – access arrangements changed

Access arrangements for the eBooks in the Greenleaf Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) (a collection originally enabled in Library OneSearch in July 2013) have been amended.

The SOL is now made available through its own bespoke interface within the ingentaconnect platform. All links in LOS records for SOL eBooks have been amended to point to this new interface.

As this bespoke platform is not yet Shibboleth compliant (in the way that the main ingentaconnect interface is) off-campus access to titles in this collection has been enabled through eZproxy. This means that on-campus access remains direct; while off-campus access (through Library OneSearch) is by university username and password.

IEEE Xplore platform – Shibboleth login issues

With colleagues in Information Systems, LLR is investigating an issue which is preventing off-campus login to the IEEE Xplore platform. Customers selecting ‘Nottingham Trent University’ from the available list of institutions to log in from are resolved to a Shibboleth error page rather than to the NTU Single Sign-On page.

A further update will follow once the issue has been successfully resolved.

ProQuest: downtime for upgrades – Sunday 16 February 2014

ProQuest will be carrying out a scheduled upgrade of its online services on Sunday 16 February 2014, with an eight-hour ‘at risk’ period starting (for UK customers) at 03:00, and finishing at 11:00.

During that period access to all databases on the platform may be unavailable at times or throughout. The affected databases are:

  • Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)
  • ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)
  • Australian Education Index
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • British Education Index
  • British Humanities Index (BHI)
  • British Periodicals (1681 – 1937)
  • Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)
  • Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive
  • ERIC
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Periodicals Archive Online
  • PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • The Vogue Archive

RefWorks will also be affected during the same upgrade period. ProQuest indicate:

During this time period RefWorks users can expect sporadic availability, including short periods of complete downtime. We anticipate that access issues and possible functionality problems will last anywhere from 3 to 15 minutes. If you experience issues with RefWorks during this maintenance window we recommend that you close your browser session, and return to RefWorks at a later time.