Month: August 2015

Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) migration to the ProQuest platform

DNSA - ProQuest - 2015

Access to the Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) has been migrated from the legacy Chadwyck-Healey platform to the current main ProQuest platform in Library OneSearch. All links in LOS have been updated, and access is now direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus.

The database can now be searched separately or alongside other databases on the search.proquest.com platform. The DNSA collection can also be selected for remote searching (metasearching) in Library OneSearch (when logged in) and individual catalogue records for materials in the DNSA will be made available in the ‘All’ index of Library OneSearch shortly.

The library’s subscription to DNSA now includes a larger number of sub-collections, namely:

  • Chile and the United States: U.S. Policy toward Democracy, Dictatorship, and Human Rights, 1970–1990
  • CIA Family Jewels Indexed
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary Update
  • Iraqgate: Saddam Hussein, U.S. Policy and the Prelude to the Persian Gulf War, 1980–1994
  • U.S. Intelligence and China: Collection, Analysis and Covert Action
  • U.S. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy, 1945–1991
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Scopus and Science Direct – remote search configuration updated

The remote search (metasearch) configurations in Library OneSearch for both the Scopus and Science Direct services (from Elsevier) have been upgraded to take advantage of the new Elsevier API. The updates are all ‘behind the scenes’ technical changes, so no action is required from customers taking advantage of remote searching of these services.

Catalogue records from both Scopus and Science Direct are already available in ‘All’ searches of Library OneSearch (through the Primo Central Index metaindex), but customers can choose to query either or both platforms remotely, and in real-time, using the metasearch functionality available through the Find Databases service.

New Emerald eBook collections activated

Emerald Insight eBooks - 2015 additions to Library OneSearch

A total of 105 new eBooks from the Emerald Business, Management & Economics collection (the current front-list for 2015) and 529 titles from the Emerald Social Sciences collection (the archive for 1999-2014 and the front-list for 2015) have been added to Library OneSearch.

As with other Emerald eBook titles, access (at the individual title level) is by university username and password – which ensures that the library can provide authentication-aware deep-links in Library OneSearch which work from both on-campus and off-campus locations.

New titles in the BM&E collection include:

New titles from the SS collection include:

New resource: Alexander Street Press (audio-visual collection)

Alexander Street Press - audio-visual collection

Access to the Alexander Street Press (audio-visual collection) has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access to the collection is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. (Please note that only those links provided through Library OneSearch will authenticate successfully for customers accessing the collection or titles within it from off-campus.) The collection is described as follows:

The Alexander Street Press audio-visual collection provides access to more than 30,000 videos ranging across the disciplines of literature, music, women’s history, black history, psychological counselling and therapy, social and cultural history, drama, medicine, theatre, film and the performing arts, religion, sociology and many other areas. Navigable, interactive transcripts are provided, along with clips and highlighted segments. Register as an individual user of the service to bookmark items, create clips and embed videos.

As well as a collection level entry in the Find Databases service, individual catalogue records for titles in the collection have also been added to the Library OneSearch ‘Books and Audio-Visual’ index. Example titles include:

New resource: British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries (1500-1950)

British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries (1500-1950)

Access to the British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries (1500-1950) collection (from Alexander Street Press) has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access to the collection is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. (Please note that only those links provided through Library OneSearch will authenticate successfully for customers accessing the collection or titles within it from off-campus.) The collection is described as follows:

Spanning more than 300 years, British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries bring researchers the personal experiences of nearly 500 women as revealed in over 90,000 pages of diaries and letters. Of interest to historians, sociologists, students of literature, researchers in genealogy and those working in many other disciplines, the collection combines primary material from the personal papers of the diarists and letter writers (drawn from across the period from 1500 to 1950) with biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography of the sources. Represented are all age groups and life stages, all ethnicities, many geographical regions, the famous and the not so famous.

As well as a collection level entry in the Find Databases look-up, individual catalogue records for titles in the collection have also been added to the Library OneSearch ‘Books and Audio-Visual’ index. Example titles include:

New resource: Underground & Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels

Black Cat Crossing comic

Access to the Underground & Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels collection (from Alexander Street Press) has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access to the collection is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. (Please note that only those links provided through Library OneSearch will authenticate successfully for customers accessing the collection or titles within it from off-campus.) The collection is described as follows:

The Underground and Independent Comics, Comix And Graphic Novels collection provides access to a wide variety of alternative comics from the 1960s to today (with a particular focus on those from North America). When completed, the collection will include more than 100,000 pages of materials, including 75,000 pages of primary materials (the comics themselves), and more than 25,000 pages of materials about comics, including interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism – from The Comics Journal and other secondary sources. The collection contains scans of both original comics and reprint books. There are a limited number of pre-1960s materials included due to their influence on later works and their overall historical significance. Since many underground comics were anthologies, only those stories for which the providers have received permission from the copyright holders are included.

As well as a collection level entry in the Find Databases look-up, individual catalogue records for titles in the collection have also been added to the Library OneSearch ‘Books and Audio-Visual’ index. Example titles include:

New resource: American Film Scripts online

American Film Scripts Online

Access to American Film Scripts online (from Alexander Street Press) has been enabled in Library OneSearch. Access to the collection is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. (Please note that only those links provided through Library OneSearch will authenticate successfully for customers accessing the collection or titles within it from off-campus.) The collection is described as follows:

American Film Scripts Online contains more than 1000 film scripts from the US film industry, together with detailed, information on the scenes, characters and people associated the scripts. The database includes facsimile images for more than 500 of these screenplays. Individual scripts can be studied in detail, or particular script components (such as character type, dramatic theme or setting) can be compared across different scripts in the collection. The primary focus of the database is the written work, rather than the film itself, enabling the scrutiny of the structure of films, character development, beginnings and endings, plot points and scenes.

As well as a collection level entry in the Find Databases service, individual catalogue records for titles in the collection have also been added to the Library OneSearch ‘Books and Audio-Visual’ index. Example titles include: