New resource: Archive of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

Archive of the British Association for the Advancement of Science

A NEW LISTING for the Archive of the British Association for the Advancement of Science has been added to the Find Databases service.

Materials in the collection cover the period 1830s to the 1970s, and the archive is described as follows:

The archive of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS) and connected collections from UK universities. The archive covers the subject areas of astronomy, biology, technology, industrial design, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, agriculture, meteorology, physics, history of science and STEM, and government grants for scientific research. It brings together administrative records, correspondence, illustrations, manuscripts, photographs, prototypes, clippings, personal papers and grey literature.

Access to the resource is by university username and password.

The collections is licenced for use by UK HEIs through an agreement with JISC which currently concludes on 31 December 2031.

JISC MediaHub becomes MediaPlus from Alexander Street Press

Access to the JISC MediaHub has been withdrawn from Library OneSearch following the conclusion of the service at the start of September. Audio-visual content from the JISC MediaHub is being transferred to the new MediaPlus platform from Alexander Street Press.

Access to MediaPlus has been enabled in Library OneSearch’s Find Databases service. Authentication is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

MediaPlus (formerly Jisc MediaHub) will provide the UK higher and further education community with streaming access to more than 100,000 videos, images, and sound recordings, in a range of collections including the archives of ITN, Getty images and Wellcome Library images. MediaPlus also features content from Teachers TV (from Education in Video), World Newsreels Online: 1929–1966, and World History in Video. Content that was previously accessible through the Jisc MediaHub will be loaded onto MediaPlus gradually, with highest-use content, such as ITN News, being released first.

At present, off-campus access requests initiated in the MediaPlus interface will result in an error. ASP’s technical team are working to resolve the issue. Using the secure WAYFLess URL provided in Library OneSearch will ensure that off-campus login requests complete successfully.

Alexander Street Press - MediaPlus interface

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 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


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
  • 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
  • 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


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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • MyiLibrary
  • NBS Educator
  • NBS TV
  • Nexis UK
  • Nottingham Insight
  • OAPEN Library
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • Oxford English Dictionary
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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.

ECCO and EEBO – Library OneSearch connections updated

To reflect a recent change in LLR’s subscription profile, links to the ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online) and EEBO (Early English Books Online) services in Library OneSearch have been updated to connect to the JISC Historic Books collection.

Through the JISC Historic Books service, ECCO and EBBO can be searched independently or jointly, alongside a collection of nineteenth century books from the British Library.

Access to JISC Historic Books is by university username and password, from on-campus and off-campus.

New resource: JISC Journals Archive

Alongside the JISC MediaHub, the JISC e-Collections service also provides access to the JISC Journals Archive (and JISC Historic Books – see separate post). Access to the JISC Journals Archive is by university username and password from on-campus and off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

JISC Journal Archives, part of the JISC eCollections service, consolidates a number of separate journal archives to provide a single platform for simple and fast cross-searching and full-text access across more than 600 journal titles, from: Brill, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institute of Physics, ProQuest, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

At present, individual journal title records from the JISC Journals Archives are not available through SFX, but it is intended to add these to Library OneSearch and the ejournal A-Z list as soon as the record set is made available to subscribing institutions.

New resource: JISC Historic Books

Alongside the JISC MediaHub, the JISC e-Collections service also provides access to the JISC Historic Books collection (and the JISC Journal Archive – see separate post). Access to JISC Historic eBooks is by university username and password from on-campus and off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

The JISC Historic Book collection provides access, through a single search interface, to the libraries of the British Library 19th Century eBook collection, ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online) and EEBO (Early English Books Online). Each collection can be searched separately or in combination.

ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online) features 150,000 printed volumes — English-language and foreign-language titles printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas, with full-text search capabilities across all 26 million pages.

EEBO (Early English Books Online) contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. EEBO gives users access to a huge range of primary resources, including many important literary and historical texts.

The British Library 19th Century eBook collection provides access to more than 25 million pages across discplines including philosophy, history, poetry and literature, with the original typeface, illustrations and fold-out pages for each book. Many rare or inaccessible books published between 1789 and 1914 are now digital, discoverable and searchable for the first time.

At present, individual eBook records from the JISC Historic Books collection are not made available by JISC but may be provided in future.