WildPro – access details updated

The access URL for the free-to-use WildPro service has been updated in Library OneSearch. The new URL is immediately available in the Find Databases service and will be reflected in the main search record for WildPro shortly. Access to the service remains unrestricted on-campus and off-campus.

The resource is described as follows:

Information on captive and free-ranging wild animals from the Wildlife Information Network. Modules contain data on individual species, chemicals & physical factors which cause environmental and/or health issues, diseases, best practice guidelines and habitat information. Includes a number of full-text books.

Scopus – cross-searchability and SFX button display

Some further refinements to the library’s new subscription to the Scopus service are now live.

Cross-searchability: it is now possible to remote-search (or metasearch) the Scopus database direct from within Library OneSearch (by adding Scopus to your list of ‘Selected databases’ in the ‘Find databases’ screen)

SFX button display: the library’s ‘Find it @ NTU’ SFX button is now displaying in all results screens in Scopus. As the image size required by Scopus is smaller than the actual size of the standard ‘Find it @ NTU’ image, a trimmed-down version of the button has been added to the interface

New resource: The Vogue Archive

Access to The Vogue Archive is now available in Library OneSearch and eSearch. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names. The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world’s greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.

Institute of Physics journals – new metasearch configuration

The metasearch configuration for the Institute of Physics platform has been upgraded in Library OneSearch (and in eSearch) so that the search results are retrieved and displayed directly within the LOS and eSearch interfaces (rather than remotely through the IoP site).

eSearch – Find a Database in Library OneSearch – problems resolved

A technical problem preventing metasearching in eSearch and the searching of ‘Selected Databases’ in Library OneSearch has now been resolved. The same problem had also been preventing customers from accessing My eSearch in eSearch.

The services are currently being monitored closely to confirm the continued stability of the service.

Please contact Lib eServices if you encounter any further access problems to databases searching – either in LOS or eSearch.

New database resources in Science and Technology

Three new database resources in Science and Technology have been added to the database set in Library OneSearch, and are discoverable through the main All tab search and the Find a Database option:

Access: Unrestricted
ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database providing fast access to over 25 million structures, properties and associated information. By integrating and linking compounds from more than 400 data sources, ChemSpider enables researchers to discover the most comprehensive view of freely available chemical data from a single online search. It is owned by the Royal Society of Chemistry, and users can update records.

ACS (American Chemical Society) publications
Access: On-campus: direct; Off-campus: University username and password
A-Z of current journal publication titles from the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. Contains over 40 journals in the chemical and related sciences.

RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) journals

Access: On-campus: direct; Off-campus: none (although this should be available shortly)
A-Z of current journal titles from the Royal Society of Chemistry. scientific publisher of biology, biophysics, chemical science, materials, medicinal drug discovery and physics high-impact journals and books.
This resource is remote-searchable in Library OneSearch

Database category and sub-category revisions

At the request of the Academic Liaison Team, a number of revisions have been made to the assignment of databases to Categories and Sub-Categories.

New Categories and Sub-Categories have been created; some existing Categories have been split or merged; and a number of databases have been reassigned within the category environment. (A full list of the changes made is available on request).

Previously, these categories were browseable within eSearch, and now they are reflected in two separate ways within Library OneSearch:

* Categories and Sub-Category assignments can be selected as both browse options and search filters in the Find a Database option in Library OneSearch (see illustration below).

* Category and Sub-Category assignments are searchable values in ‘All’ tab searches within Library OneSearch, and appear (as clickable new search options) within the Details display of all database results (see illustration below).

Web of Knowledge – remote and metasearch configurations updated

The remote and metasearch configurations for Web of Knowledge databases have been updated in eSearch. For the Science Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index and BIOSIS Previews, searches now only retrieve record sets from those individual collections. To remote search the whole of the WoK collection in eSearch, select either the Web of Knowledge or Web of Science (with Conference Proceedings) options.

Metasearch, SFX and EBSCOhost

The reported problem affecting metasearching and remote searching of EBSCOhost databases in eSearch has now been resolved. Searches are working normally (indicated both by repeated testing and by live tracking of the eSearch search logs) – please report any remaining anomalies you encounter (the time of the failure, if known, would help to track back through the log files to identify the problem).

The separate issue affecting deep-linking to EBSCOhost ejournal titles through SFX is still being investigated. EBSCO are aware of “sporadic failing persistent links to records within EBSCOhost” impacting on all customers of SFX and other linking services. A further update will follow once this additional service issue has also been resolved

New resource: Digital National Security Archive

Access to the new Digital National Security Archive has been enabled in eSearch. Access is direct on-campus; and off-campus access (although not currently available) should be available shortly. The resource is described as follows:

The Digital National Security Archive contains the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available. Each of these collections, compiled by top scholars and experts, exhaustively covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post World War II through the 21st century. The two collections currently available are: Digital National Security Archive: Iraqgate: Saddam Hussein, U.S. Policy and the Prelude to the Persian Gulf War, 1980–1994 and Digital National Security Archive: U.S. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy, 1945–1991.

Separate entries for the two component collections have also been enabled in eSearch.