Updated resource: Bloomsbury Fashion Central

The Bloomsbury Fashion Central resource has re-launched today on a brand new platform.

On and off campus access to the new platform remains unchanged, and links are available from the Find Databases page. All previously saved or bookmarked links to items will automatically redirect, and there is the option to create a new personal account and add them there.

The upgraded resource is described as follows:

Bloomsbury Fashion Central is a digital hub for interdisciplinary research in fashion and dress. It includes major reference works, articles, eBooks, video content, runway and backstage photos from fashion shows, and tens of thousands of images from museums around the world. There are three resources to explore:

The Berg Fashion Library contains over 100 eBooks, more than 13,000 colour images and other reference works.

This is complemented by the Fairchild Books Library, which includes another 150 eBooks on all aspects of fashion.

Finally, the Fashion Photography Archive covers forty years of contemporary fashion history and contains over 750,000 images.

Update: Westlaw and Practical Law access issues

ATTEMPTS TO LOG in to both Westlaw and Practical Law continue to resolve to an error page for some users indicating the absence of a ‘valid registration key’.

If you experience this error please report it to the library at libinfodirect@ntu.ac.uk so steps can be taken to enable access.

The library continues to work with Thomson Reuters to resolve this technical issue.

Updated resource: SciFinder-n

The American Chemical Society’s CAS SciFinder resource has now been upgraded to SciFinder-n.

Access to the new platform remains unchanged. Registered users can sign in with their existing username and password. New users should follow the ‘registration information’ link from the library’s Find Databases page to set up an individual SciFinder-n account.

The upgraded resource is described as follows:

In addition to the reference, substance, reaction and supplier content found in CAS SciFinder, CAS SciFinder-n includes relevance-ranked results, step-by-step procedures and protocols, citation mapping, biosequence searching, retrosynthetic analysis, patent landscape mapping, touch-screen enabled structure drawing and much more—all accessible in a simple, easy-to-use interface.

Attempts to access the old CAS SciFinder interface will be automatically redirected to CAS SciFinder-n, so browser bookmarks should be updated as required.

Log in issues affecting RefWorks reference management software

We are currently investigating an issue affecting log in to RefWorks.

Selecting the ‘Use login from my institution’ option and then searching for and selecting ‘Nottingham Trent University’ leads to an error page.

We are working with RefWorks technical support staff to resolve this problem as soon as possible.

British Standards Online: how to access PDFs using the FileOpen plug-in

British Standards Online has from today introduced an extra layer of security to its platform.

The FileOpen plug-in now needs to be installed on any device that wants to download and print British standards documents.

For more information and instructions on what steps to take consult the ‘How to guide’ available from the Find Databases listing.

Update: log in issues affecting library services – Wednesday 7th April

The issues reported earlier today affecting access to multiple library systems and services have now been resolved.

Services remain at risk while DT colleagues continue to carry out remedial work, so if you experience any further access problems please report them to libinfodirect@ntu.ac.uk for library staff to investigate.

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Log in issues affecting library services – Wednesday 7th April

The library is aware of log in issues currently affecting multiple systems and services. You may see an error message and be denied access if you try to log in to any of the following:

  • E-resources accessed via Library OneSearch (including those in the Find Databases service)
  • Online resource lists
  • Worktribe (for research output submissions)

Colleagues in DT are working to fix the problem as soon as possible.

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