Updated resource: SciFinder-n

The American Chemical Society’s CAS SciFinder resource has now been upgraded to SciFinder-n.

Access to the new platform remains unchanged. Registered users can sign in with their existing username and password. New users should follow the ‘registration information’ link from the library’s Find Databases page to set up an individual SciFinder-n account.

The upgraded resource is described as follows:

In addition to the reference, substance, reaction and supplier content found in CAS SciFinder, CAS SciFinder-n includes relevance-ranked results, step-by-step procedures and protocols, citation mapping, biosequence searching, retrosynthetic analysis, patent landscape mapping, touch-screen enabled structure drawing and much more—all accessible in a simple, easy-to-use interface.

Attempts to access the old CAS SciFinder interface will be automatically redirected to CAS SciFinder-n, so browser bookmarks should be updated as required.

New resource: O’Reilly for Higher Education

ACCESS TO THE O’Reilly for Higher Education collection is now available through a new listing for the resource in the Find Databases service.

Authenticated access to the materials on the platform is by university username and password.

The resource is described as follows:

With a focus on programming and development, the O’Reilly for Higher Education platform provides access to more than 44,000 full-text eBooks and more than 30,000 hours of instructional video. Topics range from programming in a wide variety of languages, to IT networking to project management to graphic design and business strategy. The content includes code snippets, certification preparation materials, expert-curated learning paths and self-assessments exercises. Materials are drawn from more than 250 technology and business publishers.

Individual discovery records for the eBook and multimedia content on the O’Reilly platform will be made available in Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro shortly.

Box of Broadcasts – scheduled maintenance – Tuesday 19 October 2021

A scheduled system maintenance period for the Box of Broadcasts (BoB) platform will begin Tuesday 19 October 2021 at 06:00. The provider advises that the service should be considered ‘at risk’ during this time.

Withdrawn resource: Foreign Affairs Online

THE FOREIGN AFFAIRS Online service has been withdrawn from the Find Databases service.

This freely-accessible, non-subscription directory was previously managed by a researcher at the University of Virginia, and hosted on the university’s web platform, but is no longer available.

Archived snapshots of the site will remain available through the index of the Wayback Machine.

Log in issues affecting RefWorks reference management software

We are currently investigating an issue affecting log in to RefWorks.

Selecting the ‘Use login from my institution’ option and then searching for and selecting ‘Nottingham Trent University’ leads to an error page.

We are working with RefWorks technical support staff to resolve this problem as soon as possible.

Resolved: Log in issues affecting library resources and other services

NTU Single sign-on

THE TECHNICAL ISSUES preventing login requests submitted through the NTU Single Sign-on service from resolving correctly reported earlier have now been resolved.

Although the service will not return to full capacity for several hours, it is already possible to log in to the full range of available library resources and services (which rely on SSO) using an NTU university username and password.

Log in issues affecting library resources and other services

NTU Single sign-on

Technical issues affecting the NTU Single Sign-on service mean that many electronic library resources are currently inaccessible from off-campus. Many library resources and services that require university username and password authentication on-campus are also affected. Teams across the university are working to resolve the problem as soon as possible.

New resource: Adam Matthew Explorer

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ACCESS TO THE Adam Matthew Explorer platform has been enabled through a new entry in the library’s Find Databases service.

Authenticated access to the resource is by university username and password.

The resource is described as follows:

Adam Matthew Explorer gives access to over 70 primary source collections with content spanning the fifteenth to the twenty-first centuries. These collections from archives across the world cover arts, humanities and social sciences.

Discovery records for individual resources and materials from all seventy collections will be available through Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro shortly.