SPORTDiscus with Full Text accessible once again

Access to the SPORTDiscus with Full Text service on the EBSCOhost platform, which was confirmed to be temporarily unavailable on Friday (30 June 2017), has now been restored.

Access to SPORTDiscus with Full Text is available once again through Library OneSearch and access to the full-text content of the publications in the collection is available once more through SFX.

EBSCOhost - SPORTDiscus with full-text

Off-campus access using eZproxy and updates to third-party web sites

The eZproxy authentication framework enables the library to provide secure off-campus access to subscription-based third-party resources for providers who are unable to support the Shibboleth protocol. We have encountered an issue over the last few months that has led to the loss of off-campus to a number of such resources. This is the result of those third-party web platforms moving their entire site across from ‘http:’ to the more secure ‘https:’ protocol. This causes a key component of the exchange between the university’s eZproxy server and the third party site to fail.

The solution to this issue is an upgrade to the eZproxy server, an enhancement that colleagues in IS are preparing to deploy to the production environment once testing has successfully completed.

The resources currently affected by this problem are:

  • BCIS
  • Elgar Online
  • isurv
  • New Left Review

In addition, it is currently not possible for for students to register new accounts on the WGSN service from off-campus. The library is able to register new accounts for students who are off-site and have details of their registration emailed to them. Once registration has completed, off-campus access to WGSN is available.

A further update will follow once the upgrade to eZproxy has been deployed and access to these services is confirmed as restored.

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SPORTDiscus with Full Text currently inaccessible

Access to the SPORTDiscus with Full Text service on the EBSCOhost platform is currently unavailable to Libraries and Learning Resources’ customers. Requests to either the article level (through SFX) or to the database level (through Library OneSearch) are resolving to the EBSCOhost homepage (which does not list SPORTDiscus with Full Text as an option). A further update will follow once access is confirmed as restored.

EBSCOhost - SPORTDiscus with full-text

New resource: Campbell Collaboration

Access to the Campbell Collaboration site has been enabled in Library OneSearch. The resource is free to access, so access is unrestricted on-campus and off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

The Campbell Collaboration is an international research network that produces and disseminates systematic review on the effects of interventions in the social and behavioural sciences. It produces reviews in the areas of Crime and Justice, Education, International Development, and Social Welfare. Coverage is international, but research tends to be more focused on first world countries. The Campbell Library part of the site can be searched to find full text systematic review articles, policy papers, and research methods papers, which can be downloaded for free as a zip file.

Campbell Collaboration

New resource: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

Access to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database has been enabled in Library OneSearch. This resource, which includes the full-text of graduate works added since 1997, and which has a global range, replaces the previous ProQuest Dissertations & Theses – UK and Ireland (ProQuest) database, which has been withdrawn from LOS. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global offers a collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global has been added to same database category assignments in LOS that the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses – UK and Ireland (ProQuest) service was assigned to, namely:

  • Accounting, Finance and Economics; Accounting and Finance
  • Accounting, Finance and Economics; Economics;
  • Architecture and Civil Engineering; Architecture;
  • Architecture and Civil Engineering; Civil and Structural Engineering;
  • Architecture and Civil Engineering; Furniture and Product Design;
  • Architecture and Civil Engineering; Interior Architecture and Design;
  • Art and Design; Fashion and Textiles;
  • Art and Design; Film, Television and Theatre Design;
  • Art and Design; Fine Arts and Decorative Arts;
  • Art and Design; Furniture and Product Design;
  • Art and Design; Graphics, Photography and Multimedia;
  • Art and Design; Images;
  • Business, Management and Marketing; Company and Industry;
  • Business, Management and Marketing; Human Resource Management;
  • Business, Management and Marketing; Marketing;
  • Criminology and Youth Justice; Criminology;
  • Criminology and Youth Justice; Youth Justice;
  • Education, Teacher Training, Childhood + Youth Studies; Childhood and Early Years;
  • Education, Teacher Training, Childhood + Youth Studies; Design and Technology Education;
  • Education, Teacher Training, Childhood + Youth Studies; Education and Teacher Training;
  • Education, Teacher Training, Childhood + Youth Studies; Images;
  • Education, Teacher Training, Childhood + Youth Studies; PE and Sports Education;
  • Education, Teacher Training, Childhood + Youth Studies; Youth Studies
  • Law; Corporate Law;
  • Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice;
  • Law; Employment Law;
  • Law; EU Resources;
  • Law; Family Law;
  • Law; Human Rights;
  • Law; Immigration Law;
  • Law; Intellectual Property;
  • Law; International Law;
  • Law; Medical and Mental Health Law;
  • Law; Research Methods;
  • Law; UK Case Law;
  • Law; UK Legislation;
  • Politics and International Studies; European Politics;
  • Politics and International Studies; Global Politics;
  • Politics and International Studies; Global Studies;
  • Politics and International Studies; International Relations;
  • Politics and International Studies; Political Ideologies;
  • Politics and International Studies; Research Methods;
  • Politics and International Studies; UK Politics;
  • Politics and International Studies; Utopias;
  • Property, Construction and Surveying; Building and Construction;
  • Property, Construction and Surveying; Property;
  • Property, Construction and Surveying; Surveying;
  • Psychology, Sociology and Counselling; Psychology and Counselling;
  • Psychology, Sociology and Counselling; Research Methods;
  • Psychology, Sociology and Counselling; Sociology;
  • Public Health; Environmental Management;
  • Public Health; Health and Safety;
  • Public Health; Public Health;
  • Public Health; Risk Management;
  • Social Work, Health and Social Care; Health and Social Care;
  • Social Work, Health and Social Care; Social Work;