Withdrawn platforms: CSA Illumina, Chadwyck-Healey and (legacy) ProQuest

As previously advised access to the CSA Illumina, Chadwyck-Healey and (legacy) ProQuest platforms ends tomorrow (21 August 2012).

All of LLR’s subscription resources that could be moved to the new ProQuest platform were migrated at the start of the year, but from tomorrow any library customers who had bookmarked access to these withdrawn platforms will no longer be able to access them, and will be directed to the new ProQuest interface.

Three of LLR’s subscription resources will continue to be made available on one of the Chadwyck-Healey platforms not yet configured for migration:

  1. MLA International Bibliography
  2. LION (Literature Online)
  3. ABELL (Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature)

These resources will be migrated to the new platform as soon as ProQuest has finished the necessary configuration work.

Migrating resources to the new ProQuest platform

The following resources have been migrated from the CSA Illumina, Dialog DataStar and Chadwyck-Healey platforms to the new integrated ProQuest discovery platform:

* ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts)
* ARTBibibliographies Moderns
* Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
* British Periodicals, 1680s-1930s
* DAAI (Design and Applied Arts Index)
* IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences)
* Sociological Abstracts

* AEI (Australian Education Index)
* BEI (British Education Index)

Configurations for access to all these resources on the Proquest platform have been enabled in Library OneSearch, and their previous category and sub-category assignments recreated. Access to all of these resources is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. All of these resources are remote searchable in Library OneSearch.

For the titles in the British Periodicals, 1680s-1930s collection, SFX entries for the full-text content has been migrated from the Chadwyck-Healey to the new ProQuest platform. Outbound SFX integration (from the new platform to SFX) has also been configured and enabled.

Due to current licensing arrangements, in the native interface of the new ProQuest platform, the three education databases (AEI, BEI and ERIC) are managed separately from the other resources on the platform (see illustrations below), although the ERIC database appears in both ‘collections’.

In addition, full-text backfile access to The Economist (from 1992), currently available on the new ProQuest platform, has been enabled in SFX.

Criminal Justice Abstracts

The Criminal Justice Abstracts service (previously provided through the CSA Illumina) is now made available through the EBSCOhost platform. All listings for the service have been updated in eSearch. Access is direct on-campus; and by university username and password off-campus. Remote and metasearching for CJA on the EBSCOhost platform has now been enabled in eSearch.

IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences)

Access to the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences is now provided through the CSA Illumina platform (it was previously made available to LLR customers through the EBSCOhost interface; and, before that, through the OvidSP platform).

Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. Metasearching and remote searching of IBSS is enabled in eSearch.

Shibboleth – new resource migrations

Following an intensive period of configuration work, Shibboleth authentication has been enabled for a large number of additional resources. Links and prompts in eSearch and SFX have been updated accordingly. A detailed guide to using Shibboleth on each of the affected resources has been added to the eServices support wiki.

The resources now requiring a university username and password (Shibboleth) for off-campus access are as follows:

  • CSA Illumina
    • ANTE: Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering
    • ARTBiliographies Modern
    • ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts
    • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    • BHI: British Humanities Index
    • Criminal Justice Abstracts
    • DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index
    • ERIC
    • Polymer Library
    • Social Services Abstracts
    • Sociological Abstracts
  • EBSCOhost
    • Abstracts in Social Gerontology
    • Academic Search Elite
    • Business Source Premier
    • EconLit
    • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
    • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
    • PsycARTICLES
    • PsycINFO
    • Regional Business News
    • Research Starters – Business
    • Research Starters – Education
    • SPORTDiscus
    • Textile Technology Index
    • Violence & Abuse Abstracts
  • LexisNexis Butterworths (On-campus and off-campus)
  • NexisUK
  • Westlaw

For all of these resources, Athens authenticated access will continue to be available for the time being, in parallel with Shibboleth-based authentication – although LLR will be promoting Shibboleth access (“Using your university username and password”) in preference to Athens.