Month: July 2013

New resource: Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (Proquest)

Access to the Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (on the Proquest platform) has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive can be cross-searched alongside any of the other databases on the Proquest platform, and records from the archive can be added to a individual researcher’s RefWorks account without leaving the Proquest interface. The resource is described as follows:

The Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive contains primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000. US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles. Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover in high-resolution color, with all articles, covers, advertisements and reviews indexed.

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New resource: Periodicals Archive Online (Proquest)

Access to the Periodicals Archive Online collection (on the Proquest platform) has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The PAO can be cross-searched alongside any of the other databases on the Proquest platform, and records from the PAO can be added to a individual researcher’s RefWorks account without leaving the Proquest interface. The resource is described as follows:

Periodicals Archive Online contains the full-text of over 700 journals spanning the humanities and social sciences, across 37 key subject areas. Coverage is from volume 1 issue 1 of each journal and all issues are digitized from cover to cover. Whilst the majority of titles are peer-reviewed academic journals, a number of other selected publications are included that were not originally scholarly in nature but offer relevant research material. The archive is international in scope with the inclusion of more than 150 foreign-language titles.

Title-level access to all of the individual journals in the PAO will be enabled in SFX and Library OneSearch once Proquest and Ex Libris have made the datasets available in the SFX Knowledge Base.

New resource: Greenleaf Sustainable Organization Library (SOL)

Access to the Greenleaf Sustainable Organization Library (SOL), provided through the IngentaConnect platform, has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access is direct on-campus, and by university username and password from off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

The Greenleaf Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) is an online library of books and journal issues focused on sustainability and social responsibility, drawn from a number of partner publishers including Greenleaf Publishing, Practical Action Publishing and Peter Lang. The SOL contains approximately 380 volumes (books, journal themed issues and journal issues) and 5500 papers.

Individual records for the 260+ eBook titles in the collection have been added to the main index of Library OneSearch. Each record contains a deep-link to the title level, which will authenticate and resolve from both on-campus and off-campus locations. Additional eBook records will by added to LOS as the number of titles in the collection increases.

Titles within the collection include:
Spirituality and business: a Christian viewpoint; Entrepreneurial communications; and Professional ethics.

Scopus – cross-searchability and SFX button display

Some further refinements to the library’s new subscription to the Scopus service are now live.

Cross-searchability: it is now possible to remote-search (or metasearch) the Scopus database direct from within Library OneSearch (by adding Scopus to your list of ‘Selected databases’ in the ‘Find databases’ screen)

SFX button display: the library’s ‘Find it @ NTU’ SFX button is now displaying in all results screens in Scopus. As the image size required by Scopus is smaller than the actual size of the standard ‘Find it @ NTU’ image, a trimmed-down version of the button has been added to the interface

New resource: TransportXtra

Access to the TransportXtra service has been enabled in the Find Databases option of Library OneSearch. Access is direct on-campus; off-campus access is not currently available. Visitors must create a free account with TransportXtra on their first visit, using their NTU email address and password of their own choosing.

The resource is described as follows:

TransportXtra.com is a transport research service aimed at professionals across the sector. It offers news and archive content from the leading passenger transport, planning, policy making and modelling trade press, as well as extensive report libraries and directories.

New resource: IDS Online (Incomes Data Services)

Access to the IDS Online service (from Incomes Data Services) is now available in Library OneSearch. Access is direct on-campus. Off-campus access is not currently available, but it should be possible to enable off-campus access shortly. The resource is described as follows:

IDS Online is an independent research organisation providing information and analysis in key areas across the employment field. IDS’ research services have been used by businesses, government, trade unions and tribunals for over 45 years. Access to news, information and research in four module areas is available: HR in practice; employment law; pay and reward; and, executive compensation.

New resource: Brill Online Reference Works

Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History (1877-8054) is an electronic reference text available through the Brill Online Reference Works platform. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The individual reference work is described as follows:

Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History Online is a general online history of relations between the faiths. It covers the period from 600 to 1500, when encounters took place through the extended Mediterranean basin and are recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin and other languages.

Currently available through SFX, a record for this title will be added to Library OneSearch shortly.