ProQuest platform – scheduled maintenance – 25 July 2021

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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

ProQuest planned outage on 30 January 2021

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A NUMBER OF ProQuest services will be unavailable during a planned maintenance period beginning at 03:00 and ending by 11:00 on Saturday 30 January.

Of the different ProQuest resources that may be affected for some or all of that period, key ones for customers of Libraries and Learning Resources are:

  • The main ProQuest platform (44 separate databases)
  • Alexander Street Press platform
  • Chadwyck-Healey databases
  • Ebook Central
  • ProQuest Syndetic Solutions (book data enhancement in Library OneSearch)

The RefWorks service is not affected by this planned maintenance period.

The real-time status of all ProQuest services can be checked on the ProQuest Status Page.

Refworks – scheduled maintenance – 20 December 2020

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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: Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

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THE BLACK FREEDOM Struggle in the United States digital document archive has been made discoverable in the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch.

Made freely available online by publishers ProQuest, access to the resource is not subject to any requirement to log in.

The resource is described as follows:

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States is an archival service containing a selection of approximately 1,600 documents, with others being added, focusing on African American efforts to secure civil and human rights – from slavery to the present, and is organised into six main collections:

  • Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860)
  • The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877)
  • Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932)
  • The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945)
  • The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975)
  • The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)

This resource has been made freely available by ProQuest. As an independently managed resource, Black Freedom Struggle in the United States cannot be searched in parallel with other databases accessed through the main ProQuest search platform.

New resource: International Index to Black Periodicals

THE INTERNATIONAL INDEX to Black Periodicals, a full-text database from Chadwyck-Healey, is now accessible through a new entry in the library’s Find Databases service.

Access to the resource is by university username and password.

The resource is described as follows:

The International Index to Black Periodicals draws together content from more than 150 international scholarly and popular periodicals in Black studies. Subjects and disciplines including art, cultural criticism, economics, education, health, history, language and literature, law, philosophy, politics, religion, and sociology. Wherever possible, the full-text of all materials in the index is provided directly within the IIBP site, either in PDF or HTML format.

The subscription costs for the resource are being met from a university grant supporting a research project, with access also being made available to staff and students more widely for the duration of the subscription.

International Index to Black Periodicals

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

Refworks – scheduled maintenance – 10 May 2020

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A scheduled system maintenance period for the Refworks platform will begin Sunday 10 May 2020, between 02:00 and 14:00(UK time).  During this twelve hour period the following services will unavailable:

  • Legacy Refworks
  • Proquest Refworks
  • Refworks Citation Manager
  • Write-n-Cite

ProQuest platform – temporary off-campus access changes in Find Databases service

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DUE TO ONGOING technical problems affecting the Shibboleth environment on the main ProQuest platform, the off-campus authentication method for more than twenty separate resources in the Find Databases service has temporarily been changed to the library’s secure eZproxy server.

Off-site access to databases, such as ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts), IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences) and ProQuest One Literature, continues to be via university username and password.

The ProQuest technical team are working to resolve the problems with their Shibboleth service provider, which have led to failed logins to the main ProQuest platform from off-site.

UPDATE, 21 April: The ProQuest technical team have confirmed that the issue affecting their Shibboleth environment has now been resolved.

New resource: ProQuest One Literature

Proquest One Literature

ACCESS TO THE ProQuest One Literature platform has been enabled today in the Find Databases service.

The resource is described as:

The ProQuest One Literature database brings together contemporary scholarship across the breadth of the literary world. It contains more than 1200 full-text journals, 500,000 primary works, 20,000 historic literary criticism sources, 1300 videos, and 20,000 eBooks. It also provides access to rare and hard-to-find texts by writers from across the world, and guides to authors and to literary movements which explore similarities and differences across topical, societal, historical, philosophical and stylistic categories. Offering access to more than 14,000 dissertations and theses, the database also includes the contents of the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL).

Access to more than 16,000 separate titles contained within ProQuest One Literature have also been enabled in the SFX (Find It @ NTU) service.

Access to the ProQuest One Literature platform is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus.

ProQuest platform – scheduled maintenance – 9 February 2020

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A ROUTINE MAINTENANCE period on the ProQuest platform is scheduled for Sunday 9 February 2020, between 3:00 and 15:00 (UK time).

This means that the following ProQuest databases, eBook platforms and services, to which the library subscribes, will be unavailable throughout the first six hour period, 3:00 to 9:00 (UK time).

And upon completion of the maintenance window, for an additional six hours from 9:00 to 15:00, automatic citation functionality and MyResearch account access will continue to be unavailable:

  • Alexander Street Press
  • EBook Central
  • RefWorks
  • Syndetics solutions
  • All databases on the search.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

Refworks – scheduled maintenance – 21 Dec 2019

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A scheduled system maintenance period for the Refworks platform will begin Saturday 21 December 2019, between 06:00 and 16:00(UK time).  During this ten hour period the following services will unavailable:

  • Legacy Refworks
  • Proquest Refworks
  • Refworks Citation Manager
  • Write-n-Cite

ProQuest eBook platform – scheduled maintenance – 21 December 2019

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A routine maintenance period on the ProQuest eBook platforms is scheduled for Saturday 21 December 2019, between 02:00 and 12:00 (UK time). This means that the following ProQuest eBook platform and service, to which the library subscribes, will be unavailable throughout this ten hour period:

  • EBook Central