Find Databases: resource review

Find Databases - Library OneSearch

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:

New

New entries have been created for the following resources:

  • Galaxy: Business and Commerce
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
  • IDS Employment Law Brief
  • Nottingham City Council Planning and Building Control web pages

Withdrawn

The following resources have been withdrawn from the Find Databases service:

  • Academic Info
  • AHDS Visual Arts
  • biz/ed
  • BUBL Link
  • Census Dissemination Unit
  • Census Interaction Data Services
  • CURIA
  • EpistemeLinks
  • ESDS (Economic and Social Data Service)
  • eiNET: Business and Commerce
  • EuroInternet
  • Global Legal Information Network
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) – 18th Century
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) – 19th Century
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) – 20th Century
  • IDS Online
  • Interior Internet
  • International Criminal Law: a selective resource guide
  • Iraqgate: Saddam Hussein, US Policy and the Prelude to the Persian Gulf War, 1980–1994
  • Law on the web
  • Literary Resources on the Net
  • MCEER (Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering)
  • OECD Main Economic Indicators
  • Oxford University Library Catalogue
  • plan4nottingham.com
  • Samples of Anonymised Records from the Census Microdata Unit
  • Stationery Office, The
  • Trade Association Forum
  • Trading Standards Specialist
  • Trend Report 2007
  • Textile Technology Index (EBSCO)
  • US Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy, 1945–1991
  • Women’s Studies Database
  • WWW Virtual Library: Archnet

Updated

The entries for the following resources have been updated. Updates include: amended access URLs, changed help and guidance information, updated subject category assignments and revised descriptions:

  • 10 Downing Street
  • a-n (The Artists Information Company)
  • ABELL (Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature)
  • Academic Search Complete
  • Acts of the UK Parliament
  • Alexander Street Press (audio-visual collection)
  • American Film Scripts Online (Alexander Street Press)
  • American National Election Studies
  • arlis.net
  • Art and Architecture Archive (ProQuest)
  • Art Full Text (EBSCO)
  • ASCE Civil Engineering Database
  • BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute)
  • Biosciences Image Bank
  • BoB (Box of Broadcasts)
  • BRAD Insight
  • British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries 1500-1950 (Alexander Street Press)
  • British Education Index (EBSCO)
  • British Film Institute (BFI) InView
  • British Library Catalogue
  • British Library Sounds
  • British Newspapers 1600-1900
  • British Periodicals 1680s-1930s
  • British Progressive Links – the left and more
  • British Standards
  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
  • Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
  • Casetrack
  • Census Support: Flow data
  • ChemSpider
  • Child Development and Adolescent Studies
  • Church Measures
  • Cochrane Library
  • CogPrints (Cognitive sciences eprint archive)
  • Constitution Finder
  • Construction and Building Abstracts
  • COPAC
  • The Court of Justice of the European Communities and the Court of First Instance (CURIA)
  • CPAG (Child Poverty Action Group)
  • Creative Club
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
  • Defining Gender, 1450-1910
  • Digimap Ordnance Survey Data Collection
  • Digital National Security Archive
  • Early English Books Online – EEBO
  • eBrary
  • ECCO – Eighteenth Century Collections Online
  • ECOLEX
  • EconLit
  • EconPapers
  • Educational Administration Abstracts (EBSCO)
  • Emerald
  • Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (ProQuest)
  • ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) (EBSCO)
  • Estates Gazette Interactive
  • EUR-Lex
  • Europa
  • European Court of Human Rights Judgments
  • European Research Papers Archive
  • FAME
  • Family Law Online
  • Fedstats
  • Foreign Relations of the United States
  • Gartner
  • GovSpot
  • Halifax House Price Index
  • History and Politics Out Loud (HPOL)
  • House Price Index
  • Hague Conference on Private International Law, The
  • HeinOnline
  • House of Lords Judgments
  • IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences)
  • ILOSTAT
  • IOP Journals (IOP)
  • InfoLaw
  • Information Asset Register
  • Institute of Civil Engineers Virtual Library
  • Intellectual Property Office
  • Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, The
  • JISC Historic Books
  • JISC MediaHub
  • John Johnson Collection
  • JSTOR
  • Keele Guides to Government & Politics on the internet, The
  • Key Note
  • Key Skill: Animal Anatomy and Physiology Collection
  • Land of Lost Content
  • Landmap
  • LawLinks
  • Legal resources in the UK and Ireland
  • LexisLibrary
  • LexisPSL (Professional Support Lawyer)
  • Linguist List, The
  • LION (Literature Online)
  • Live court listings
  • MINTEL
  • MyiLibrary
  • NATLEX
  • NBS Educator
  • NBS TV
  • Nexis UK
  • NOMIS
  • Nottingham Insight
  • OAPEN Library
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • Oxford English Dictionary
  • Parliamentlive.tv
  • Passport GMID
  • Picture Post Historical Archive
  • PILOTS Databases
  • Planning Portal
  • Political resources on the Net
  • PoliticsHome
  • Practical Law
  • Proceedings of the Old Bailey
  • ProQuest Central
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses – UK and Ireland (ProQuest)
  • PsycARTICLES
  • PsycINFO
  • Public Bill Committee Debates
  • The Public Whip
  • PubMed
  • Regional Business News (EBSCO)
  • RIBA Product Selector
  • Royal Town Planning Institute
  • RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) journals
  • SAE Technical Papers
  • Science Classic (AAAS)
  • Scopus (Elsevier)
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Social Care Online
  • Society for Computers and Law: The IT Law Community
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Sociological Tour through Cyberspace, A
  • SocioWeb
  • SourceOECD
  • Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts
  • Supreme Court Applications
  • Supreme Court – Decided Cases
  • The Times Digital Archive
  • Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive
  • Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War
  • TRILT (Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching)
  • UK Government Web Archive
  • UK Parliament
  • uktradeinfo
  • UNESCO Data Centre
  • United Nations Documentation
  • Utilitarianism Resources
  • Vision of Britain through Time
  • Vogue Archive, The
  • Web of Science
  • Westlaw
  • WGSN (Worth Global Style Network)
  • WGSSLINKS: Women and Gender Studies Web Sites
  • WHOSIS
  • World Bank Data and Statistics
  • World Economic Outlook Databases
  • World Population Prospects
  • Zetoc

If you’d like any further information about the specific changes that have been made to any of the resources listed above, please get in touch.

PsycTESTS now available through the ProQuest platform

Further to the platform changes affecting the PsycARTICLES and PsycINFO services announced at the end of last month access to the PsycTESTS service is now available through the ProQuest platform, and is no longer provided through EBSCOhost. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. Access information in the Library OneSearch ‘Find Databases’ service has been updated accordingly.

PsycTESTS - ProQuest

PsycINFO now available through the ProQuest platform

The PsycINFO database previously accessed through the EBSCOhost platform is now available through the ProQuest interface. Links and all related metadata have been updated in Library OneSearch, including the transfer of the previous category/subjects assignments. Access remains direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. Remote searching (metasearching) of the PsycINFO service has also been enabled in LOS.

PsycInfo - ProQuest

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) available on EBSCOhost

The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is now accessible to library customers on two separate platforms. In addition to the existing access on the ProQuest platform, the ERIC is now also available through the EBSCOhost service. A parallel listing for the EBSCOhost version of ERIC has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to augment American education by increasing and facilitating the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research. ERIC provides coverage of journal articles, conferences, meetings, government documents, theses, dissertations, reports, audiovisual media, bibliographies, directories, books and monographs.

New resource: Child Development and Adolescent Studies

Provided through the EBSCOhost platform, access to the Child Development and Adolescent Studies database is now available through Library OneSearch. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

Child Development and Adolescent Studies provides access to all issues of Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography from 1927-2001, and a range of newer material covering issues related to the growth and development of children and adolescents up to the age of 21.

New resource: Educational Administration Abstracts

Access to the Educational Administration Abstracts service has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Provided through the EBSCOhost platform, access to the service is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

Educational Administration Abstracts provides access to almost 200,000 bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration; including educational leadership, educational management and educational research.

New resource: Education Abstracts

Produced by H. W. Wilson, access to the Education Abstracts database is now available on the EBSCOhost platform through Library OneSearch. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

Provides access to indexes and abstracts from more than 680 periodicals and books related to all aspects of education, including: adult education, comparative education, government funding, higher education, school administration and teacher evaluation.

British Education Index now accessible through the EBSCOhost platform

The British Education Index (BEI) which was previously accessed through the ProQuest platform is now available through the EBSCOhost service. All links and metadata, including category/subject assignments, have been updated in Library OneSearch to reflect this change. Access to BEI is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus.

PsycARTICLES now accessible through the ProQuest platform

The PsycARTICLES full-text database previously accessed through the EBSCOhost platform is now available through the ProQuest interface. Links and all related metadata have been updated in Library OneSearch, including the transfer of the previous category/subjects assignments. Access remains direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. Remote searching (metasearching) of the PsycARTICLES service has also been enabled in LOS.

Listings in SFX for all full-text PsycARTICLES’ journals have been migrated to integrate with the new ProQuest platform.

PsycARTICLES - ProQuest platform

EBSCOhost – move from Shibboleth to secure proxy access from off-campus

Problems affecting off-campus access to databases on the EBSCOhost platform have been resulting in error messages for staff and students logging in using their university username and password in the native EBSCOhost interface.

While investigations into the cause of the problem continue, all off-campus login requests to EBSCOhost databases have been moved from Shibboleth to secure proxy authentication. LLR customers will continue to login to EBSCOhost using their university username and password, so the switchover will be all-but invisible to those accessing EBSCOhost resources through SFX and Library OneSearch. However, because proxy linking is a special form of authentication, login requests from off-campus customers accessing EBSCOhost outside the library’s resource discovery environment (for example, through a Google search) will continue to experience login problems. The advice to such customers is to access EBSCOhost content through LOS and SFX, where their login requests can be routed correctly.

Once the technical issues have been satisfactorily resolved, off-campus authentication for EBSCOhost resources will be returned to the Shibboleth framework.

From Academic Search Elite to Academic Search Complete

Following the upgrade of LLR’s subscription to the EBSCOhost database from Academic Search Elite to Academic Search Complete, configurations for the resource have been updated in Library OneSearch and SFX.

All Category and Sub-Category assignments from ASE have been recreated and reassigned to ASC; and Academic Search Complete is remote searchable in Library OneSearch.

All entries for full-text titles in the Academic Search Elite collection have been withdrawn in SFX; and all full-text titles in Academic Search Complete activated. The additional titles in the ASC collection can immediately be discovered through SFX requests. Individual title level records for these additional full-text journals will be added to the main Library OneSearch index shortly.