Westlaw – access issues

Thomson Reuters - Westlaw logo

ATTEMPTS TO LOG in to the Thomson Reuters’ Westlaw service may currently resolve to an error page indicating the absence of a ‘valid registration key‘.

The issue prevents staff and students with an existing Thomson Reuters’ OnePass account from entering their registered details, and for those without a OnePass account from creating one.

The library is working with Thomson Reuters to resolve this technical issue as soon as possible.

The Practical Law platform is also affected by the same authentication issue. Notifications alerting staff and students to the problem have been added to the Find Databases entries of both services.

O’Reilly for Higher Education discovery records

FOLLOWING THE ADDITION of the O’Reilly for Higher Education collection to the Find Databases services, individual discovery records for materials from the platform are now available in Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro.

More than 64,000 new records are now discoverable, including the following examples.

Alternative scriptwriting / Ken Dancyger

Chroma / Nick Fancher

Cisco voice gateways and gatekeepers / Denise Donohue

Character mentor / Tom Bancroft

Authenticated access to all O’Reilly for Higher Education titles is by university username and password.

Adam Matthew Explorer discovery records

FOLLOWING THE ADDITION of the Adam Matthew Explorer platform to the Find Databases service, individual discovery records for materials in all the Explorer collections have now been added to Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro.

More than 200,000 new records (207,715 to be exact) from across a wide variety of subject areas and disciplines are now available. The full set of Explorer collections is as follows:

African American Communities
Age of Exploration
American History 1493-1859
American History 1860-1945
American Indian Histories and Cultures
American Indian Newspapers
American West
Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1966
Apartheid South Africa, 1967-1975
Apartheid South Africa, 1976-1980
China, America and the Pacific
China: Culture and Society
China: Trade, Politics and Culture
Church
Colonial America
Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966
Confidential Print: Latin America, 1833-1969
Confidential Print:
Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961
Defining Gender
East India Company
Eighteenth Century Drama
Eighteenth Century Journals
Empire Online
Everyday Life and Women in America, c1800-1920
Food and Drink in History,
Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1929
Foreign Office Files for China, 1930-1937
Foreign Office Files for China, 1938-1948
Foreign Office Files for China, 1949-1956
Foreign Office Files for China, 1957-1966
Foreign Office Files for China, 1967-1980
Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1964
Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1965-1971
Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1972-1980
Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1931-1945
Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1946-1952
Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1930
Foreign Office Files for Southeast Asia, 1963-1966
Foreign Office Files for the Middle East
Frontier Life
Gender: Identity and Social Change
Global Commodities
India Raj and Empire
J. Walter Thompson: Advertising America
Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954
Leisure, Travel and
Literary Manuscripts Berg
Literary Manuscripts Leeds
Literary Studies
London Low Life
Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963
Market Research And American Business
Mass Observation I
Mass Observation II
Mass Observation III
Mass Observation IV
Mass Observation Online
Mass Observation Project 1980s
Medical Services and Warfare
Medieval Family Life
Medieval Travel Writing
Meiji Japan
Migration to New Worlds
Migration to New Worlds
Perdita Manuscripts, 1500-1700
Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975
Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900
Poverty, Philanthropy and Social Conditions
Race Relations in America
Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape
Service Newspapers of WWII
Sex and Sexuality
Shakespeare in Performance
Shakespeare’s Globe Archive
Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice
Socialism on Film
The First World War A Global Conflict
The First World War Personal Experiences
The First World War Propaganda and Recruitment
The First World War Visual Perspectives and Narratives
The Grand Tour
The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Trade Catalogues and the American Home
Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History
Victorian Popular Culture Spiritualism
Victorian Popular Culture Circuses
Victorian Popular Culture Music Hall
Victorian Popular Culture Moving pictures
Virginia Company Archives
Women in The National Archives
World’s Fairs

The following are a few randomly selected examples from within those collections:

Interview with Arthur Kirmss, 4 April 2011

Atlanta Police Department – annual reports, 1938-1941

Indian education at Hampton and Carlisle

Clowns & pantomimes / by M. Willson Disher

Authenticated access to all Adam Matthew Explorer titles is by university username and password.

New resource: O’Reilly for Higher Education

ACCESS TO THE O’Reilly for Higher Education collection is now available through a new listing for the resource in the Find Databases service.

Authenticated access to the materials on the platform is by university username and password.

The resource is described as follows:

With a focus on programming and development, the O’Reilly for Higher Education platform provides access to more than 44,000 full-text eBooks and more than 30,000 hours of instructional video. Topics range from programming in a wide variety of languages, to IT networking to project management to graphic design and business strategy. The content includes code snippets, certification preparation materials, expert-curated learning paths and self-assessments exercises. Materials are drawn from more than 250 technology and business publishers.

Individual discovery records for the eBook and multimedia content on the O’Reilly platform will be made available in Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro shortly.

Withdrawn resource: Foreign Affairs Online

THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS Online service has been withdrawn from the Find Databases service.

This freely-accessible, non-subscription directory was previously managed by a researcher at the University of Virginia, and hosted on the university’s web platform, but is no longer available.

Archived snapshots of the site will remain available through the index of the Wayback Machine.

Resolved: Log in issues affecting library resources and other services

NTU Single sign-on

THE TECHNICAL ISSUES preventing login requests submitted through the NTU Single Sign-on service from resolving correctly reported earlier have now been resolved.

Although the service will not return to full capacity for several hours, it is already possible to log in to the full range of available library resources and services (which rely on SSO) using an NTU university username and password.

New resource: Adam Matthew Explorer

AM Explorer logo

ACCESS TO THE Adam Matthew Explorer platform has been enabled through a new entry in the library’s Find Databases service.

Authenticated access to the resource is by university username and password.

The resource is described as follows:

Adam Matthew Explorer gives access to over 70 primary source collections with content spanning the fifteenth to the twenty-first centuries. These collections from archives across the world cover arts, humanities and social sciences.

Discovery records for individual resources and materials from all seventy collections will be available through Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro shortly.

New resource: Sage Research Methods

Sage Research Methods

ACCESS TO THE Sage Research Methods platform is now available through the library’s Find Databases service.

The resource is described as follows:

Designed to support the research activities of academics and students alike, Sage Research Methods is focused on providing support, guidance and best practice ‘how to’ guides through each step of the research process, including the literature search, review, research design, data collection, analysis and write up. It provides access to reference works, journal articles, instructional videos and books relevant to disciplines across the social sciences, including business and management, counselling, criminology, education, geography, health and social care, media and communication, politics and international relations, psychology and sociology. Particular attention is afforded to a wide range of qualitative research methods and practices.

Authenticated access to Sage Research Methods is by university username and password.

UPDATE: 1,195 individual Sage Research Methods records are now discoverable in Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro. Examples include the following:

Humanizing Research: Decolonizing Qualitative Inquiry with Youth and Communities / Django Paris, Maisha T. Winn

Planning ethically responsible research: a guide for students and internal review boards / Joan E. Sieber

Doing visual ethnography: images, media and representation in research / Sarah Pink

The SAGE handbook of research management / edited by Robert Dingwall & Mary Byrne McDonnell

New resource: MEDLINE with Full Text

ACCESS TO THE MEDLINE with Full Text database on the EBSCOhost platform is now available through the library’s Find Databases service.

The resource is described as follows:

Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE with Full Text provides access to a breadth of information on health care, nursing, dentistry, medicine, veterinary medicine and pre-clinical science. It is a gateway to access the full text of more than 1400 medical journals. The records of MEDLINE with Full Text can be search independently, or in conjunction with other databases on the EBSCOhost platform including CINAHL with Full Text.

Authenticated access to MEDLINE with Full Text is by university username and password.

Access to individual journal titles from the MEDLINE with Full Text service has also been enabled in the SFX (Find it @ NTU) service.

New resource: CINAHL with Full Text

ACCESS TO THE CINAHL with Full Text database on the EBSCOhost platform is now available through the library’s Find Databases service.

The resource is described as follows:

CINAHL with Full Text brings together the contents of more than 600 journals in the field of nursing and allied health disciplines. These include biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative and complementary medicine and consumer health. CINAHL with Full Text also provides a gateway to access health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software and audiovisual materials.

Authenticated access to CINAHL with Full Text is by university username and password.

Access to individual journal titles from the CINAHL with Full Text service has also been enabled in the SFX (Find it @ NTU) service.

Artstor – new subscription now active

THE ARTSTOR DIGITAL Library, which provides access to high-quality images across a range of disciplines rights-cleared for use in education and research, is now available through a full active subscription via the Find Databases service.

The Artstor service was previously provided as one of the library’s temporary additional electronic resources. That temporary availability concluded on 30 June 2021, at which point the new subscription became active.

Access to the Artstor Digital Library is by university username and password.

WGSN: Find Databases entry updated

WGSN - March - 2016

THE ON-CAMPUS AND off-campus access URLs for WGSN (World Global Style Network) have been updated in the resource’s Find Databases listing, to align with the company’s latest ‘best practice’ guidance.

A new Registration Guide (May 2021) has also been made available through the Find Databases listing, which updates guidance on how to create a new WGSN account and how to reactivate an existing account.

The library is discussing with the WGSN technical team and with Digital Technologies the options for migrating authentication for the WGSN service over to the NTU Single Sign On service. Further updates will follow on this potential development as those discussions progress.