New resource: Adam Matthew Explorer

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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.

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.

Box of Broadcasts – scheduled maintenance – Friday 6th August 2021

A scheduled system maintenance period for the Box of Broadcasts platform will begin Friday 6th August 2021 at 07:00. The provider advises that the service should be considered ‘at risk’ during this time.

ProQuest platform – scheduled maintenance – 25 July 2021

ProQuest search page

A ROUTINE MAINTENANCE period on the ProQuest platform is scheduled for Sunday 25 July 2020, between 3:00 and 13:00 (UK time).

This means that the following ProQuest databases, eBook platforms and services, to which the library subscribes, will be unavailable throughout the ten-hour period, 3:00 to 13:00 (UK time):

  • Alexander Street Press
  • EBook Central
  • Syndetics solutions
  • All databases on the proquest.com platform, namely:
    • Academic Video Online‎
    • Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA)‎ (1987 – current)
    • Art, Design & Architecture Collection‎ (1973 – current)
    • Art and Architecture Archive‎ (1895 – 2005)
    • Australian Education Index‎ (1977 – current)
    • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals‎ (1934 – current)
    • British Periodicals‎ (1681 – 1939)
    • Country Life Archive‎ (1897 – 2005)
    • Digital National Security Archive‎
    • Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive‎ (1880 – 2000)
    • ERIC‎ (1966 – current)
    • Humanities Index‎ (1962 – current)
    • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)‎ (1951 – current)
    • MLA International Bibliography‎ (1926 – current)
    • Periodicals Archive Online‎
    • PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress‎ (1871 – current)
    • ProQuest Central‎ (1970 – current)
      • ABI/INFORM Collection (1971 – current)
      • Accounting, Tax & Banking Collection (1971 – current)
      • Arts & Humanities Database information
      • Asian & European Business Collection (1971 – current)
      • Australia & New Zealand Database information
      • Biology Database (1998 – current)
      • Business Market Research Collection (1986 – current)
      • Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database information
      • Canadian Newsstream information
      • Career & Technical Education Database information
      • Computing Database (1998 – current)
      • Continental Europe Database information
      • Criminal Justice Database (1981 – current)
      • East & South Asia Database information
      • East Europe, Central Europe Database information
      • Education Database (1988 – current)
      • Family Health Database information
      • Global Breaking Newswires information
      • Health & Medical Collection information
      • Health Management Database information
      • India Database (1998 – current)
      • International Newsstream information
      • Latin America & Iberia Database information
      • Library Science Database (1970 – current)
      • Linguistics Database information
      • Middle East & Africa Database information
      • Military Database information
      • Nursing & Allied Health Database information
      • Political Science Database (1985 – current)
      • Psychology Database information
      • Public Health Database information
      • Publicly Available Content Database information
      • Religion Database (1986 – current)
      • Research Library information
      • Science Database information
      • Social Science Database information
      • Sociology Database (1985 – current)
      • Telecommunications Database (1995 – current)
      • Turkey Database information
      • UK & Ireland Database information
      • US Newsstream (1980 – current)
    • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global‎
    • PsycARTICLES‎ (1894 – current)
    • PsycINFO‎ (1806 – current)
    • PsycTESTS‎
    • Sociological Abstracts‎ (1952 – current)
      • Social Services Abstracts (1979 – current)
      • Sociological Abstracts (1952 – current)
    • Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War‎ (1914 – 1919)
    • The Vogue Archive‎
    • The Women’s Wear Daily Archive‎

Temporary suspensions of access to e-resources

Screenshot of e-resource access block message

To protect against excessive usage that risks breaching our e-resource licensing agreements and also the illegal harvesting of content from compromised accounts, the library imposes a 200MB limit on downloads in a single day.

Setting the daily download allowance at 200MB is an attempt to strike a reasonable balance between the different material file-sizes that staff and students may want to access across different subject areas. It’s a capacity that would allow the download of large numbers of journal article PDFs, but a far smaller number of high-resolution images or multimedia files.

If someone hits this limit, they will be blocked from accessing any more e-resources for 18 hours. If no further action is taken this block expires automatically.

To contact the library to expedite the lifting of a block, email libinfodirect@ntu.ac.uk with the subject line ‘eZproxy services suspended’.

The library will endeavour to unblock accounts in a timely manner before the standard 18 hour expiry but can’t guarantee it during particularly busy periods, or when the block stretches across the weekend or Bank Holidays.

Gale and JSTOR database collections updated

Gale Primary Sources

THE FOLLOWING CHANGES to the Gale and JSTOR collections in the library’s Find Databases service have been implemented and are now live.

Gale

British Library Newspapers
Name changed (from ’19th Century British Library Newspapers’); new access URLs deployed; authentication is now by university username and password both on-campus and off-campus; coverage extended to 1732-1950 (from 1800-1899); description updated

New resource: Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals
Accessed by university username and password from on-campus and off-campus.

Picture Post Historical Archive
New access URLs deployed; authentication is now by university username and password both on-campus and off-campus

Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Burney Newspapers Collection
Name changed (from ’17th and 18th Century Burney Collection’); new access URLs deployed; authentication is now by university username and password both on-campus and off-campus

Times Digital Archive, The
New access URLs deployed; authentication is now by university username and password both on-campus and off-campus; coverage end-date extended from 2009 to 2014

Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive
New access URLs deployed; authentication is now by university username and password both on-campus and off-campus; coverage end-date extended from 2009 to 2014

JSTOR

19th Century British Pamphlets
New access URLs deployed; authentication is now by university username and password both on-campus and off-campus; improved JSTOR landing page incorporated