OUP journals – access issues

An example OUP journal

THE TECHNICAL TEAM behind the Oxford University Press (OUP) journals platform are working to fix a problem affecting login requests.

At present, attempts to log in to the platform either using Shibboleth or eZproxy resolve to a ‘400 bad request’ error page.

A further update will follow once the issue is confirmed as resolved.

New eBook collection: Law Trove

Law Trove

A NEW COLLECTION of eBooks from Oxford University Press’ Law Trove platform is now accessible through Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro.

Access to all of the 202 subscribed titles in the collection is by university username and password.

Titles in the collection, which cover a wide variety of law disciplines and legal subject areas, include the following:

New resource: Oxford University Press – Political Science Handbooks

Oxford Handbooks Online header logo

A RANGE OF new titles from the Political Science Handbooks collection published by Oxford University Press are now discoverable through Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro.

Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus.

Titles in the bundle acquired by the library include the following:

Additional electronic and online resource: Law Trove – Oxford University Press

Law Trove

THE LAW TROVE platform, from Oxford University Press, has been added to the current list of temporary additional electronic and online resources in the Find Databases services.

The listing for resource indicates that access to the resource is by university username and password. The resource is described as follows:

The Law Trove platform from Oxford University Press contains around 200 law textbooks covering a wide range of legal subject areas. All the titles in the collection are fully searchable. Materials can also be filtered by specific subject or by level of study.

Law Trove is available to university staff and students until at least the end of May 2020.

Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA) eBook project enters selection phase

The library’s current Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA) eBook project, which involved making tens of thousands of new eBook titles available for customer discovery in Library OneSearch, has entered its selection phase (during which the library decides which titles will be bought outright in perpetuity, and which will be withdrawn from the collection). This selection process has begun, following the conclusion of the discovery phase of the project at the end of April.

While final selections are agreed, the following sets of eBook titles have been suspended from discovery in Library OneSearch:

  • Bloomsbury (2,013 titles)
  • Cambridge University Press (30,391 titles)
  • Sage (4,306 titles)
  • Oxford Scholarship Online (11,812 titles)

EBA eBook titles which have been added to resource lists during the discovery phase should still continue to be accessible through the links provided in the RLMS.

Once title selections have been confirmed for each provider, the purchased titles will updated and made discoverable once again in Library OneSearch.

The Wiley EBA package (consisting of 17,879 titles) will continue to be active until the end of May.

Oxford Handbooks Online – individual eBook records discoverable in Library OneSearch

Now that the library is able to provide persistent deep-links to individual titles in the Oxford Handbooks Online collection which work from both on-campus and off-campus locations, individual catalogue records for each of the 244 subscribed titles have been made available in Library OneSearch. For more details on this collection, see the earlier post from August.

OxforOnline - collection filters

Oxford Handbooks Online - branding

New resource: Oxford Handbooks Online

Access to five collections of Oxford Handbooks Online has been enabled in SFX. Individual eBook records for each of the titles in these collections will be discoverable in Library OneSearch shortly. Access to all of the subscribed titles is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The Oxford Handbooks Online collections that the library has subscribed to are:

  • Economics & Finance
  • Business & Management
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

Titles in these collections include:

See an illustration below of the display in the SFX menu of a title from the Criminology & Criminal Justice collection:

Oxford Handbooks Online -  SFX title entry

The Oxford Handbooks Online interface has been branded with the NTU university logo (see illustration below):

Oxford Handbooks Online -  branding

Outbound SFX links have also been enabled in the references section of all chapters (see illustration below):

Oxford Handbooks Online - outbound SFX links

Content from the handbooks can be read online, and individual chapters can be downloaded in PDF format. Each PDF indicates the permissible download limit per title: namely one chapter from any one book (see illustration below):

Oxford Handbooks Online -  download limits

In the search interface of Oxford Handbooks Online, it is possible to limit a search to one or more of the collections in the library’s subscription (see illustration below):

OxforOnline -  collection filters

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography – Shibboleth authentication

Access to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is now direct on-campus and by university username and password (using Shibboleth) off-campus. Links and prompts in eSearch have been updated accordingly. A guide to using Shibboleth authentication on the DNB has been added to the eServices Support wiki.