ProQuest platform – scheduled maintenance – 20 January 2019

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A routine maintenance period on the ProQuest platform is scheduled for Sunday 20 January 2019, between 3:00 and 11:00 (UK time). This means that the following ProQuest databases, eBook platforms and services, to which the library subscribes, may be unavailable throughout this eight hour period:

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

IDS Employment Law Brief migrated to Westlaw UK

Following the migration of IDS Employment Law Brief to Westlaw UK it has been withdrawn from Find Databases as a separate resource.

Access to IDS Employment Law is now available as an additional menu item within the Westlaw UK site, which can be accessed both on and off campus using a university username and password.

IDS Employment Law option in Westlaw


New resource: XpertHR

ACCESS TO THE XpertHR database has been enabled in the Find Databases service.

The resource is described as follows:

XpertHR is a comprehensive source of HR compliance, good practice and benchmarking information provided by the RELX group. A team of lawyers and HR subject specialists work with more than 100 expert external contributors to produce up to date resources for any HR professional. The database is searchable by task, topic or tool. The different tools available include: employment law, templates, pay surveys and benchmarking and good practice.

Access to the resource is by university username and password from on-campus and off-campus.

The university’s subscription to XpertHR is being paid for by Nottingham Business School, and the current subscription period ends on 15 September 2019.

The XPertHR platform

ProQuest eBook platforms – scheduled maintenance – 5 January 2019

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A routine maintenance period on the ProQuest eBook platforms is scheduled for Saturday 5 January 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

New EBA collection: Springer eBooks

Springer EBA eBook title

A TOTAL OF 14,500 individual titles from the Springer eBook EBA (Evidence Based Acquisitions) plan are now discoverable in Library OneSearch.

Like other EBA plans, this method of acquisition enables the library to identify the most popular, widely-used and appropriate titles within a larger collection and purchase those outright at the end of the EBA period, which in this case will run until December 2019.

Access to Springer EBA eBook titles is direct on-campus (although you may occasionally encounter a Single Sign On challenge) and by university username and password from off-campus. Records in Library OneSearch and Library OneSearch Pro have been configured to provide deep-linked title-level authenticated access.

eBooks in the Springer EBA package include the following collections and subject areas:

  • Biomedical and life sciences
  • Business and management
  • Chemistry and materials science
  • Computer Science without Lecture Notes
  • Lecture Notes in Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Engineering
  • Medicine

Example titles include:

Elsevier Science Direct – off campus sign in issues now resolved

OFF-CAMPUS SIGN-IN issues for Elsevier Science Direct, reported earlier this year, have now been fully resolved by their technical team.

Access can be obtained using either the ‘Sign in’ option or the pdf ‘Get Access’ link and will provide full text access once single sign on has been completed.

Elsevier have apologised for the long time it took to fix the problem and any inconvenience caused as a result.

Science Direct sign in options