Month: November 2008

New resource: UK PubMed Central

UK PubMed Central has been added as a separate resource in eSearch (alongside the existing listing for PubMed). Access is unrestricted, on-campus and off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

Based on PubMed Central (PMC), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, UK PubMed Central provides a stable, permanent, and free-to-access online digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed research publications.

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HeinOnline – new collections activated in SFX

Five new collections of Hein Online ejournal and eBook content have been activated in SFX. These materials have been previously accessible through the HeinOnline interface, but not discoverable as individual items through SFX.

  • Hein Online English Reports (13 titles)
  • Hein Online European Center for Minority Issues (5 titles)
  • Hein Online Federal Register Library (9 titles)
  • Hein Online Legal Classics (1,235 titles)
  • HeinOnline Treaties and Agreements Library (32 titles)

Free to access ejournal and eBook titles activated in SFX

A range of new free ejournal and eBook content has been activated in SFX. These collections are either Open Access materiial; or are subscription materials for which embargoed archival access is free. The list and count of titles, and a sample SFX link are provided below. (Catalogue records for the ejournal content will be added to the Library Catalogue in December).

  • TerraPub (27 eBook titles – example – A Better Integrated Management of Disaster Risks [4-88704-140-3] )
  • Symposium (6 ejournal titles – example – e-Learning [1741-8887] )
  • Sabinet (44 ejournal titles – example – PHARMACY MANAGEMENT – [1015-1362] )
  • Landes Bioscience Open Access journals (12 ejournal titles – example – Human Vaccines [1554-8600] )
  • Geosciences E-Journals (43 ejournal titles – example – Irish journal of earth sciences [0790-1763] )
  • Austlii Journal (42 ejournals titles – example – The economic and labour relations review [1035-3046]
  • agZines (123 ejournal titles – example – Carrot Country [1071-6653] )

eSearch MetaSearch deep-links update

Following feedback about the way that ‘deep-links’ from the eSearch home page to MetaSearch Categories were resolving; the underlying linking syntax has been revised to ensure that the ‘ALL’ Sub-Category of the selected Category will be selected and displayed at the end of the eSearch login process. (In some cases, the Category/Sub-Category display was not resolving correctly after login.)

Web of Knowledge – service problems

The Web of Knowledge service is experiencing technical problems which are leading to failed connections and page ‘time outs’. Engineers are working to fix the problem, but customers are likely to be experience difficulties accessing the following services:

  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  • ISI Proceedings
  • Journal Citation Reports
  • Science Citation Index
  • Social Sciences Citation Index
  • Web of Knowledge
  • Web of Science

For those WoK services that are so enabled, it is still currently possible to carry out successful remote and metasearch requests in eSearch, and to send the resulting data to SFX – but connections to the WoK native interface are still likely to fail.

A further update will be provided when it has been confirmed that the service is operating normally once again.

Athens authentication – now working normally

Eduserv’s engineers were able to fix the problems affecting Athens authentication overnight, so it is now possible to login to LLR resources which require an Athens username and password.

The service alert has been removed from eSearch.

If you continue to encounter any problems, please contact eServices with: the details of the resource concerned; and copies of any error messages which appear on screen.