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 Newpapers
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

Refworks – scheduled maintenance – 20 December 2020

Refworks homepage

A scheduled system maintenance period for the Refworks platform will begin Sunday 20 December 2020, between 04:00 and 06:00(UK time).  During this two hour period the following services will unavailable:

  • Proquest Refworks
  • Write-n-Cite (Legacy Refworks and new Refworks)
  • Refworks Citation Manager
  • Refworks Citation Manager – Hangul
  • Refworks for Google Docs

New resource: ClinicalSkills

THE CLINICALSKILLS SITE is now accessible through a new entry in the library’s Find Databases service.

Access to ClinicalSkills is by university username and password, and a one-time short registration process.

The resource is described as follows:

ClinicalSkills.net provides online training and the latest up-to-date best practice guidance across the full range of clinical skills and patient care. The platform includes procedures for those working in primary care, healthcare, in caring roles and for those working with adults and with children. Working through the site, and completing a series of tests and assessments, it’s possible to track your personal performance, add reflective accounts about your learning experience and build your CPD record within ClinicalSkills.

Illustration from ClinicalSkills

New resource: John Wiley eBook collection

MORE THAN 22 THOUSAND titles from the John Wiley eBook collection are now discoverable in Library OneSearch.

The titles are made available through a Usage Based Collection Management (UBCM) model, are will be accessible until the end of the UCBM cycle in June 2021. At that point, the library will be select titles to be purchased outright, following an analysis of the usage data across the whole period of access.

Access to the titles is by university username and password.

Titles in the collection, which is accessed through the Wiley Online platform, include:

Wiley Online eBook platform

New resource: Royal College of Nursing ejournal collection

TWELVE FULL-TEXT JOURNAL titles published by the Royal College of Nursing are now available through the SFX (Find it @ NTU) service.

Full-text content from the journals is available from 2017 onwards.

Access to the titles is by university username and password. This provides access to the main journal article content. A personal registration is required to access “supplementary content”, including the latest news and “daily practice” information.

The available titles are:

  • Cancer Nursing Practice
  • Emergency Nurse
  • Learning Disability Practice
  • Mental Health Practice
  • Nurse Researcher
  • Nursing Children and Young People
  • Nursing Management
  • Nursing Older People
  • Nursing Standard
  • Primary Health Care

All these titles can be accessed via SFX requests and through the eJournal A-Z service, and will be discoverable through Library OneSearch shortly.

Front cover of Nursing Management journal Front cover of Mental Health Practice journal

New resource: Fashion Business Cases

MORE THAN 175 titles from the Fashion Business Cases collection are now accessible through Library OneSearch.

Access to all subscribed titles is by university username and password.

Titles in the collection, which are accessed through the Bloomsbury Fashion Central platform, include:

Bloomsbury Fashion Central

New resource: Palgrave Business and Management Archive

MORE THAN 900 eBooks from the Palgrave Business and Management Archive are now accessible through Library OneSearch.

Access to all subscribed titles in the collection is by university username and password.

Titles in the collection, which are accessed through the SpringerLink platform, include:

Palgrave title on the SpringerLink platform

Nexis UK – access restored

The Nexis UK technical team have now resolved the recent issue of authentication errors when attempting to access Nexis UK from both on and off campus.

Access should now be available for both staff and students.

Nexis UK have apologised for the length of the outage and any disruption this may have caused.

NexisUK authentication error message