LEXIS+ UK AND NEXIS are new platforms that have replaced Lexis Library and Nexis UK.
Updated listings for Lexis+ UK and Nexis are available from the Find Databases service.
Authenticated access to the resources is by university username and password from both on and off campus.
Over 4,700 individual titles from both resources are now discoverable on Library OneSearch including a wide range of books and journals, legal commentary and a selection of UK newspapers.
A guide is available explaining how to migrate saved data including alerts, saved searches and bookshelf sources from Lexis Library to the new Lexis+ UK platform. This guide will be available until the end of November 2022.
Once logged in to My Research, it’s possible to export a total of 10 thousand records in a single set.
The 10k record threshold is in effect whether the search is carried out on a single ProQuest database or when searching several ProQuest databases in combination.
When a results set contains fewer than 10k records, the Export Results feature is available (see illustration below). If a search returns more than 10k records, the Export Results option is disabled.
Licensing restrictions mean that records in some of the databases provided through the ProQuest platform are not available for export. This can be an issue when searching across multiple databases on the ProQuest site simultaneously.
When that occurs attempts to export the results will generate a pop-up message indicating that: “Your selection includes one or more articles that can’t be included in your request” (see illustration below).
There is no option which allows the automatic removal of the records in the set of search results preventing the export. However, clicking or tapping the ‘question mark’ icon in the top-right of the pop-up message (see illustration above) will display a list of the databases from which the export of records is restricted.
To remove the offending records from the export, first select the Database facet from the result set, and choose the More option (see illustration below).
In the Database pop-up, select the Exclude option for export-restricted databases and choose Apply (see illustration below).
Once any unexportable database records have been removed, the Export results option will open a new pop-up. Having read the ‘Terms and Conditions’, select the required export format, choose whether or not to include Abstracts, and click or tap Accept.
The requested records will not be immediately available for export, as the record set needs first to be processed on ProQuest’s servers.
To retrieve the records, access the My Research area, and select the Searches tab (see illustration below).
Newly requested exports will display and may indicate that ProQuest is still “Processing Results…” (see illustration below).
Once the processing has completed, the Exports Results option will be activated for that results set (see illustration below). Selecting the Export Results option will trigger the download of the matching saved search items in the selected format.
There is no need to remain logged into the ProQuest platform while a set of search results is processed. The next time that a student or researcher logs into their My Research area, previously saved searches will be listed in the Searches tab, along with the Export Results option.
ProQuest apply a limit of two such large exports per day. Additional search results sets can be saved in the Searches tab for future export.
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.
FOLLOWING THE ADDITION of the O’Reilly for Higher Education collection to the Find Databases services, individual discovery records for materials from the platform are now available in Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro.
More than 64,000 new records are now discoverable, including the following examples.
FOLLOWING THE ADDITION of the Adam Matthew Explorer platform to the Find Databases service, individual discovery records for materials in all the Explorer collections have now been added to Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro.
More than 200,000 new records (207,715 to be exact) from across a wide variety of subject areas and disciplines are now available. The full set of Explorer collections is as follows:
African American Communities
Age of Exploration
American History 1493-1859
American History 1860-1945
American Indian Histories and Cultures
American Indian Newspapers
Apartheid South Africa, 1948-1966
Apartheid South Africa, 1967-1975
Apartheid South Africa, 1976-1980
China, America and the Pacific
China: Culture and Society
China: Trade, Politics and Culture
Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966
Confidential Print: Latin America, 1833-1969
Confidential Print: North America, 1824-1961
East India Company
Eighteenth Century Drama
Eighteenth Century Journals
Everyday Life and Women in America, c1800-1920
Food and Drink in History,
Foreign Office Files for China, 1919-1929
Foreign Office Files for China, 1930-1937
Foreign Office Files for China, 1938-1948
Foreign Office Files for China, 1949-1956
Foreign Office Files for China, 1957-1966
Foreign Office Files for China, 1967-1980
Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1947-1964
Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1965-1971
Foreign Office Files for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, 1972-1980
Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1931-1945
Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1946-1952
Foreign Office Files for Japan, 1919-1930
Foreign Office Files for Southeast Asia, 1963-1966
Foreign Office Files for the Middle East
Gender: Identity and Social Change
India Raj and Empire
J. Walter Thompson: Advertising America
Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954
Leisure, Travel and
Literary Manuscripts Berg
Literary Manuscripts Leeds
London Low Life
Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963
Market Research And American Business
Mass Observation I
Mass Observation II
Mass Observation III
Mass Observation IV
Mass Observation Online
Mass Observation Project 1980s
Medical Services and Warfare
Medieval Family Life
Medieval Travel Writing
Migration to New Worlds
Migration to New Worlds
Perdita Manuscripts, 1500-1700
Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975
Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900
Poverty, Philanthropy and Social Conditions
Race Relations in America
Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape
Service Newspapers of WWII
Sex and Sexuality
Shakespeare in Performance
Shakespeare’s Globe Archive
Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice
Socialism on Film
The First World War A Global Conflict
The First World War Personal Experiences
The First World War Propaganda and Recruitment
The First World War Visual Perspectives and Narratives
The Grand Tour
The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Trade Catalogues and the American Home
Travel Writing, Spectacle and World History
Victorian Popular Culture Spiritualism
Victorian Popular Culture Circuses
Victorian Popular Culture Music Hall
Victorian Popular Culture Moving pictures
Virginia Company Archives
Women in The National Archives
The following are a few randomly selected examples from within those collections:
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.
THE TECHNICAL ISSUES preventing login requests submitted through the NTU Single Sign-on service from resolving correctly reported earlier have now been resolved.
Although the service will not return to full capacity for several hours, it is already possible to log in to the full range of available library resources and services (which rely on SSO) using an NTU university username and password.
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.
A scheduled system maintenance period for the Box of Broadcasts platform will begin Thursday 12th August 2021 at 09:00. The provider advises that the service should be considered ‘at risk’ during this time.