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

AM Explorer logo

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.

Off-campus login issues for Practical Law

Screenshot of the Practical Law homepage with error message

We are currently investigating an issue with the off-campus access option from the Find Databases page for Practical Law.

Using the link will land you at the above Practical Law page but without first completing the NTU Single Sign part and granting access as an NTU user.

Whilst we work with ThomsonReuter to try and resolve direct access and to get full access, please use the Sign In option at the top right of the screen and then the ‘Access through academic institution’ option to the bottom of this page.

After searching and selecting Nottingham Trent University from the list of institutions you should then be directed to the NTU Single Sign On page and successful completion of this should then return you back to Practical Law as a signed in NTU user.

New resource: Sage Research Methods

Sage Research Methods

ACCESS TO THE Sage Research Methods platform is now available through the library’s Find Databases service.

The resource is described as follows:

Designed to support the research activities of academics and students alike, Sage Research Methods is focused on providing support, guidance and best practice ‘how to’ guides through each step of the research process, including the literature search, review, research design, data collection, analysis and write up. It provides access to reference works, journal articles, instructional videos and books relevant to disciplines across the social sciences, including business and management, counselling, criminology, education, geography, health and social care, media and communication, politics and international relations, psychology and sociology. Particular attention is afforded to a wide range of qualitative research methods and practices.

Authenticated access to Sage Research Methods is by university username and password.

UPDATE: 1,195 individual Sage Research Methods records are now discoverable in Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro. Examples include the following:

Humanizing Research: Decolonizing Qualitative Inquiry with Youth and Communities / Django Paris, Maisha T. Winn

Planning ethically responsible research: a guide for students and internal review boards / Joan E. Sieber

Doing visual ethnography: images, media and representation in research / Sarah Pink

The SAGE handbook of research management / edited by Robert Dingwall & Mary Byrne McDonnell

British Standards Online: how to access PDFs using the FileOpen plug-in

British Standards Online has from today introduced an extra layer of security to its platform.

The FileOpen plug-in now needs to be installed on any device that wants to download and print British standards documents.

For more information and instructions on what steps to take consult the ‘How to guide’ available from the Find Databases listing.

New resource: MEDLINE with Full Text

ACCESS TO THE MEDLINE with Full Text database on the EBSCOhost platform is now available through the library’s Find Databases service.

The resource is described as follows:

Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE with Full Text provides access to a breadth of information on health care, nursing, dentistry, medicine, veterinary medicine and pre-clinical science. It is a gateway to access the full text of more than 1400 medical journals. The records of MEDLINE with Full Text can be search independently, or in conjunction with other databases on the EBSCOhost platform including CINAHL with Full Text.

Authenticated access to MEDLINE with Full Text is by university username and password.

Access to individual journal titles from the MEDLINE with Full Text service has also been enabled in the SFX (Find it @ NTU) service.

New resource: CINAHL with Full Text

ACCESS TO THE CINAHL with Full Text database on the EBSCOhost platform is now available through the library’s Find Databases service.

The resource is described as follows:

CINAHL with Full Text brings together the contents of more than 600 journals in the field of nursing and allied health disciplines. These include biomedicine, health sciences librarianship, alternative and complementary medicine and consumer health. CINAHL with Full Text also provides a gateway to access health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software and audiovisual materials.

Authenticated access to CINAHL with Full Text is by university username and password.

Access to individual journal titles from the CINAHL with Full Text service has also been enabled in the SFX (Find it @ NTU) service.

Box of Broadcasts – scheduled maintenance – Friday 6th August 2021

A scheduled system maintenance period for the Box of Broadcasts platform will begin Friday 6th August 2021 at 07:00. The provider advises that the service should be considered ‘at risk’ during this time.