New resource: Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination

Detail from the launch page of Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination

ACCESS TO BATES’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination has been enabled in a new listing in the Find Databases service.

Authentication to the Bates’ platform is by university username and password, on-campus and off-campus.

The resource is described as follows:

Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination delivers new clinical skills videos featuring head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques, as well as OSCE clinical reasoning modules. Based on Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, this online guide maintains the evidence-based origins of the text and cover the same range of patient types profiled in the series.

This resource was previously made temporarily available in the Spring of 2020 as one of the additional electronic resources provided during the restrictions of the Covid pandemic.

RefWorks: account access issues

RefWorks logo (RefWorks v3)

THE LIBRARY IS working with colleagues in Digital Technologies and the technical support team at RefWorks to reinstate access to version 3 of the RefWorks platform – which is currently unavailable for existing account holders.

At present, attempts to log in to RefWorks v3 resolve to a ‘Start using RefWorks’ page (see illustration below). This is not expected behaviour, and existing users will not be able to complete the ‘one-time reassociation’ process and will find themselves stuck in a loop.

The issue has been logged with RefWorks Support as an urgent case, and an update will follow once access has been reinstated.

Access to the legacy RefWorks v2 platform is currently unaffected.

UPDATE, 27 May 2022: Affected staff and students can reset their RefWorks account (in order to log in successfully using their university username and password) by following these instructions.

RESOLVED: Shibboleth and eZproxy authentication issues

THE ISSUES AFFECTING authenticated access to some front-facing library services and platforms (reported earlier today) have now been resolved.

Access to all publisher sites and resources reliant on eZproxy authentication for off-campus access has been reinstated. Authenticated access to the Worktribe research management application is also available once again.

Shibboleth and eZproxy authentication issues

Code block

THE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES team has this morning deployed some planned updates to the university’s authentication environment which have caused temporary interruptions in access to some services.

Resources which rely on eZproxy authentication for off-campus access are currently unavailable (with requests resulting in an error message). Access to the Worktribe research management system is similarly affected.

The impacted platforms and services are those that have a unique, customised integration with the university’s authentication environment – so library resources that rely on standard Shibboleth-based Single Sign-on are continuing to work normally.

The DT and library teams are working with third-party suppliers to reinstate access to the affected platforms and applications as soon as possible.

A further update will follow once these issues have been resolved.

Resolved: Access to CIS and OHSIS

ACCESS TO BOTH the Construction Information Service (CIS) and the Occupational Health and Safety Information Service (OHSIS) has been reinstated following the loss of authenticated access reported on Monday.

Access to these services is now through different modules of the new IHS Markit platform (part of S&P Global).

The library is working with both Digital Technologies and the technical team at S&P Global to reinstate authenticated access to the service using the university’s Single Sign-on framework.

In the meantime, access is once again available by means of an individual account registration (associated with an NTU staff or student email address).

Illustrated guides to the registration process have been added to the Find Databases listing for CIS and OHSIS – along with the dedicated new registration link.

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.