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.

Mintel authentication issues resolved

Mintel

THE TECHNICAL PROBLEMS preventing authenticated access to the Mintel platform reported earlier this morning have now been resolved.

Authenticated access to the service is now available once more, from both on-campus and off-campus, through the Find Databases listing for the resource.

Mintel – access currently unavailable

Mintel logo

THE LIBRARY IS working with the technical team at Mintel to re-establish authenticated access to the platform, which is currently unavailable.

Attempts to log in to the service result either in further authentication challenges or an on-screen error message.

A notification, alerting students and staff to the issue, has been added to the Mintel listing in the Find Databases service.

A further update will follow once access is confirmed as restored.

New resource: Project MUSE

Project Muse logo

ACCESS TO THE Project MUSE platform has been enabled in the Find Databases service, following the activation of a new subscription to the full-text service.

Access to the ejournal and eBook content provided by Project MUSE is by university username and password.

The resource is described as follows:

Project Muse brings together access to the full-text of more than 700 academic and scholarly journals in the fields of humanities and social sciences from more than 120 different publishers including university presses and learned societies. Access is also provided to a diverse collection of Open Access books and monographs. Materials can be viewed online or downloaded for offline reading.

Access to the 700+ ejournal titles available through Project Muse has also been activated in the SFX (Find It @ NTU) service.

Materials from Project Muse will be discoverable in searches in Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro shortly.

New resource: Rock’s Backpages

Rock's Backpages - main logo

ACCESS TO THE library of music journalism provided by the Rock’s Backpages platform has been enabled in the library’s Find Databases service following the activation of a new subscription to the resource.

Access to Rock’s Backpages is by university username and password (both on-campus and off-campus) with a direct deep-link provided through the Find Databases listing.

The resource is described as follows:

Bringing together an archive of more than 40,000 examples of music journalism by more than 700 writers, Rock’s Backpages draws on numerous publications from Creem and Trouser Press to Rolling Stone, and from New Musical Express and Melody Maker to MOJO. The archive covers all genres of popular music from the 1950s to the present day. The collection is fully searchable by artist, genre, writer or keyword. Rock’s Backpages also features a library of over 600 audio interviews with artists and performers of all eras and styles.

OUP journals – access issues

An example OUP journal

THE TECHNICAL TEAM behind the Oxford University Press (OUP) journals platform are working to fix a problem affecting login requests.

At present, attempts to log in to the platform either using Shibboleth or eZproxy resolve to a ‘400 bad request’ error page.

A further update will follow once the issue is confirmed as resolved.