Month: February 2015

New eBooks update

Several new collections of eBooks have been added to Library OneSearch in the last weeks; and a number of other new collections of eBook titles will be joining them shortly, as part of a significant extension to our current eBook offer. Amongst the recent additions are the following:

Cambridge University Press (EBA Collection) (27,800+ titles)  Example titles include:

Oxford Scholarship Online (EBA Collection) (10,700+ titles) Example titles include:

Sustainable Organization Library and Greenleaf Online Library (260+ new titles) New titles added include:

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ProQuest maintenance period – Sunday 1 March 2015

A maintenance upgrade to the main ProQuest infrastructure is scheduled for Sunday 1 March 2015 – starting at 03:00 UK time and lasting until 08:00. During this time, the following services will be unavailable:

  • Chadwyck-Healey databases (such as Literature Online)
  • LibraryThing for Libraries (which supports the IRep NTU authors showcase)
  • ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com) (all 24 databases, including the British Humanities Index, PsycArticles, The Vogue Archive, etc.,)
  • ProQuest Syndetic Solutions (which supports the book cover display and the ‘Learn more about this book’ feature in Library OneSearch)
  • RefWorks (all RefWorks services)

New resource: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland

Access to the new ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland service has been enabled in Library OneSearch. The new service replaces the now-withdrawn Index to Theses service. Access to the new resource is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: UK & Ireland is described as follows:

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses: UK & Ireland provides details of doctoral theses awarded by institutions in the United Kingdom and Ireland dating back to 1716. Along with detailed descriptive records, including a large proportion of abstracts, the service provides PDF previews of selected theses, where these are available. The collection covers PhD theses in the following subject areas: business, health and medicine, history, literature and language, science and technology, social sciences, and the arts.

As part of the search.proquest.com platfrom, the new service can be search independently or alongside one or more of the 23 other databases provided through the ProQuest site. The new resource has been has given the same category assignments as the previous Index to Theses service, namely:

  • 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 – Furniture and Product Design;
  • Criminology and Youth Justice – Criminology;
  • Criminology and Youth Justice – Youth Justice;
  • Education, Teacher Training, Childhood + Youth Studies – Youth Studies
  • Law – Research Methods;
  • Politics and International Studies – Research Methods;
  • 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;
  • Public Health – Public Health;
  • Social Work, Health and Social Care – Social Work;
  • Social Work, Health and Social Care – Health and Social Care;