Month: August 2014

New resource: Oxford Handbooks Online

Access to five collections of Oxford Handbooks Online has been enabled in SFX. Individual eBook records for each of the titles in these collections will be discoverable in Library OneSearch shortly. Access to all of the subscribed titles is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The Oxford Handbooks Online collections that the library has subscribed to are:

  • Economics & Finance
  • Business & Management
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

Titles in these collections include:

See an illustration below of the display in the SFX menu of a title from the Criminology & Criminal Justice collection:

Oxford Handbooks Online -  SFX title entry

The Oxford Handbooks Online interface has been branded with the NTU university logo (see illustration below):

Oxford Handbooks Online -  branding

Outbound SFX links have also been enabled in the references section of all chapters (see illustration below):

Oxford Handbooks Online - outbound SFX links

Content from the handbooks can be read online, and individual chapters can be downloaded in PDF format. Each PDF indicates the permissible download limit per title: namely one chapter from any one book (see illustration below):

Oxford Handbooks Online -  download limits

In the search interface of Oxford Handbooks Online, it is possible to limit a search to one or more of the collections in the library’s subscription (see illustration below):

OxforOnline -  collection filters

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Cambridge University Press – 300 additional ejournal titles

Access to an additional 300 current, full-text ejournal titles from Cambridge University Press has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access to these titles is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus.

These titles will be discoverable through the SFX ejournal A-Z and through Library OneSearch searches shortly.

Cambridge University Press - additional full-text ejournal titles

New resource: Sage (Premier 2014)

Access to the number of full-text journals available to library customers through the Sage ejournal platform has risen to almost 700 with the activation of the Sage (Premier 2014) collection. Access to all titles in this collection is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. These titles are already discoverable through the SFX ejournal A-Z and will be findable through Library OneSearch searches shortly.

Full-text availability for a proportion of titles in this extended collection map to the library’s existing Sage ‘backfile’ holdings (see illustrated example below).

Sage (Premier 2014)

New resource: Wiley Online Library (Social Sciences and Humanities Collection)

Access to the new Wiley Online Library (Social Sciences and Humanities Collection) has been enabled in SFX. Access to almost 600 full-text titles in the collection is available direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. All of these titles will be discoverable through Library OneSearch searches and in the SFX A-Z list shortly.

Wiley Online Library (Social Sciences & Humanities Collection)

New resource: Science Classic from the AAAS

Following the signing of a national license agreement between AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) and Jisc, access to the Science Classic collection has been enabled in Library OneSearch and SFX.

Access is direct on-campus, and it is hoped to be able to activate off-campus access shortly.

The Science Classic collection provides access to the full-text archive of Science [0036-8075] (1880 to 1996) on the sciencemag.org platform, which is presented as a series of high-resolution PDFs. A new listing for the access to this title on sciencemag.org has been created in SFX.

A new database entry for Science Classic has also been created in Library OneSearch, which is described as follows:

Access to the full-text (and PDF reproduction) of the archive of Science [0036-8075] from 1880 to 1996; plus abstract, summary and back-issue material for a range of publications of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Science Online supporting material, including pod casts, videos, and interactive content; the ScienceCareers.org service; and ScienceNOW stories published within the previous four weeks.

Elsevier Science Direct (Freedom Collection) in SFX

Following an extensive audit of the SFX Knowledge Base by the Serials team, the different publisher entries for the many hundreds of Elsevier full-text journal titles (such as those under Elsevier Science Direct (Academic Press) and Elsevier Science Direct (Excerpta Medica)) have been re-profiled and regrouped under the heading ‘Elsevier Science Direct (Freedom Collection)’ – see example below.

Elsevier Science Direct (Freedom Collection)

Automated routing through an authentication check has been enabled for all titles in this collection (which means that off-campus users will be passed through ‘university username and password’ authentication before being resolved to the full-text journal listing).

SFX listings for journals in the Elsevier backfiles collections and for the Elsevier Economics Handbooks are unaffected by these changes.