Proquest Refworks – scheduled maintenance – 20 April 2019

PROQUEST REFWORKS WILL be conducting scheduled maintenance for approximately 1 hour on 20 April 2019 between 15:00 and 16:00.

They have advised that during this time new Refworks will be offline.

Write-n-Cite will be available offline, but users will not be able to sync their references with Refworks.

All existing references will be maintained and available at the end of the maintenance window.

Refworks homepage



Construction Information Service – off-campus access restored

THE PREVIOUSLY REPORTED issue preventing off-campus access to the Construction Information Service – off-campus access has now been resolved.

Off-campus access to the service is once again available via university username and password.

Off-campus access links in the Find Databases service to the LACORS and OHSIS databases have also been updated to ensure continuity of access.

The Construction Information Services platform

Construction Information Service – off-campus access unavailable

THE LIBRARY IS working with the suppliers of the Construction Information Service platform to restore off-campus access to the service. At present off-campus access is unavailable; although on-campus access has not been affected.

A further update will follow once off-campus access to the CIS platform is confirmed to be restored and working normally.

The Construction Information Services platform

ProQuest eBook platforms – scheduled maintenance – 20 April 2019

Search ProQuest platform

A routine maintenance period on the ProQuest eBook platforms is scheduled for Saturday 20 April 2019, between 17:00 and 19:00 (UK time). This means that the following ProQuest eBook platform and service, to which the library subscribes, will be unavailable throughout this two hour period:

  • EBook Central

LexisLibrary – access to some content is unavailable

We are currently working with the technical team at LexisLibrary to try and restore access to the News and International Content sections of the platform, which have become unavailable since a recent upgrade.

Attempts to access these sections, either on or off campus, results in an error page.

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

LexisLibrary news section error page - unrecognized network location


New resource: BFI Player, Free collection

ACCESS TO THE Free collection of archival multimedia content on the new BFI Player platform has been enabled in the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch.

Access to the Free collection is unrestricted from on-campus and off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

BFI Player is a video on-demand streaming service – from the British Film Institute (BFI) – showing critically acclaimed, landmark and archive films. The Free archive films collection highlights the best shorts and features of the BFI National Archive as well as UK national, regional and partner archives. BFI Player films can be played on: PCs, Macs, iOS devices (iPhone and iPad), Android mobile and tablet devices and selected smart TVs. At present, only content in the Free collection is available to Nottingham Trent University students and staff.

BFI Player - Free collection