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.
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.
THE PROBLEMS AFFECTING off-campus access to article-level content on the EBSCOhost platform reported earlier this week have now been resolved.
Off-campus request from Library OneSearch, or from any other discovery location, now resolve through a two-step process to the NTU Single Sign-on page. Once authentication is complete, off-campus access to article-level material completes successfully.
THE LIBRARY IS working with the technical team at EBSCOhost to resolve an issue with article-level access to EBSCOhost content from off-campus locations.
At present, content requests are, in some cases, resolving to an error page displaying an ‘Authentication Error 103’ (see below) following an the attempt to login through the NTU Single Sign-on service.
Database level access to all EBSCOhost content is unaffected. For the time being, the recommended workaround when access article-level EBSCOhost content from off-campus is to access the the required database from the Find Databases service and then locate the required content.
A further update will follow once the issue is confirmed as resolved.
Access to the SPORTDiscus with Full Text service on the EBSCOhost platform is currently unavailable to Libraries and Learning Resources’ customers. Requests to either the article level (through SFX) or to the database level (through Library OneSearch) are resolving to the EBSCOhost homepage (which does not list SPORTDiscus with Full Text as an option). A further update will follow once access is confirmed as restored.
The Library’s subscription to the SPORTDiscus abstract and indexing database has now been upgraded to provide full-text content for more than 700 titles in the SPORTDiscus With Full-Text collection. Access remains direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus.
Access to the A&I version of SPORTDiscus will continue to be available until April. Full-text titles have been activated in the SFX service and will be added to the indexed inventory of the library’s electronic journal collection shortly.
UPDATE, 20 APRIL 2017: Access to the A&I version of SPORTDiscus has been withdrawn from Library OneSearch, with SPORTDiscus – with Full Text now presented by default. This has also been replicated in the EBSCOhost interface.
Following a detailed review by the Research Support and Learning and Teaching teams, a number of changes have been made to the list of resources made available through the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch (which will also be reflected, later today, in searches in the ‘All’ search tab of LOS). The changes are detailed below:
EBSCO have just launched some unannounced changes to the way that EBSCOhost processes link requests from SFX (and other OpenURL resolvers) which are resulting in error messages and failed connections for some full-text requests on the EBSCOhost platform.
Ex Libris are in active discussions with EBSCO and, once the changes have been documented and understood, Ex Libris will design, package and release fixes for the EBSCOhost linking logic for SFX. The library will then need to deploy the updated parsers to SFX to resolve the problem.
A further update will follow once as this process is completed, but, until the fixes are in place, a larger proportion of EBSCOhost link requests from SFX than normal will result in errors. For the majority of full-text content on the EBSCOhost platform it is possible to copy and share an authentication-aware ‘permalink’ which will provide a persistent deep-link to full-text outcomes.