Alexander Street Press

JISC MediaHub becomes MediaPlus from Alexander Street Press

Access to the JISC MediaHub has been withdrawn from Library OneSearch following the conclusion of the service at the start of September. Audio-visual content from the JISC MediaHub is being transferred to the new MediaPlus platform from Alexander Street Press.

Access to MediaPlus has been enabled in Library OneSearch’s Find Databases service. Authentication is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

MediaPlus (formerly Jisc MediaHub) will provide the UK higher and further education community with streaming access to more than 100,000 videos, images, and sound recordings, in a range of collections including the archives of ITN, Getty images and Wellcome Library images. MediaPlus also features content from Teachers TV (from Education in Video), World Newsreels Online: 1929–1966, and World History in Video. Content that was previously accessible through the Jisc MediaHub will be loaded onto MediaPlus gradually, with highest-use content, such as ITN News, being released first.

At present, off-campus access requests initiated in the MediaPlus interface will result in an error. ASP’s technical team are working to resolve the issue. Using the secure WAYFLess URL provided in Library OneSearch will ensure that off-campus login requests complete successfully.

Alexander Street Press - MediaPlus interface

Find Databases: resource review

Find Databases - Library OneSearch

Following a detailed review by the Research Support and Learning and Teaching teams, a number of changes have been made to the list of resources made available through the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch (which will also be reflected, later today, in searches in the ‘All’ search tab of LOS). The changes are detailed below:

New

New entries have been created for the following resources:

  • Galaxy: Business and Commerce
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
  • IDS Employment Law Brief
  • Nottingham City Council Planning and Building Control web pages

Withdrawn

The following resources have been withdrawn from the Find Databases service:

  • Academic Info
  • AHDS Visual Arts
  • biz/ed
  • BUBL Link
  • Census Dissemination Unit
  • Census Interaction Data Services
  • CURIA
  • EpistemeLinks
  • ESDS (Economic and Social Data Service)
  • eiNET: Business and Commerce
  • EuroInternet
  • Global Legal Information Network
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) – 18th Century
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) – 19th Century
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers (HCPP) – 20th Century
  • IDS Online
  • Interior Internet
  • International Criminal Law: a selective resource guide
  • Iraqgate: Saddam Hussein, US Policy and the Prelude to the Persian Gulf War, 1980–1994
  • Law on the web
  • Literary Resources on the Net
  • MCEER (Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering)
  • OECD Main Economic Indicators
  • Oxford University Library Catalogue
  • plan4nottingham.com
  • Samples of Anonymised Records from the Census Microdata Unit
  • Stationery Office, The
  • Trade Association Forum
  • Trading Standards Specialist
  • Trend Report 2007
  • Textile Technology Index (EBSCO)
  • US Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy, 1945–1991
  • Women’s Studies Database
  • WWW Virtual Library: Archnet

Updated

The entries for the following resources have been updated. Updates include: amended access URLs, changed help and guidance information, updated subject category assignments and revised descriptions:

  • 10 Downing Street
  • a-n (The Artists Information Company)
  • ABELL (Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature)
  • Academic Search Complete
  • Acts of the UK Parliament
  • Alexander Street Press (audio-visual collection)
  • American Film Scripts Online (Alexander Street Press)
  • American National Election Studies
  • arlis.net
  • Art and Architecture Archive (ProQuest)
  • Art Full Text (EBSCO)
  • ASCE Civil Engineering Database
  • BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute)
  • Biosciences Image Bank
  • BoB (Box of Broadcasts)
  • BRAD Insight
  • British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries 1500-1950 (Alexander Street Press)
  • British Education Index (EBSCO)
  • British Film Institute (BFI) InView
  • British Library Catalogue
  • British Library Sounds
  • British Newspapers 1600-1900
  • British Periodicals 1680s-1930s
  • British Progressive Links – the left and more
  • British Standards
  • Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
  • Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
  • Casetrack
  • Census Support: Flow data
  • ChemSpider
  • Child Development and Adolescent Studies
  • Church Measures
  • Cochrane Library
  • CogPrints (Cognitive sciences eprint archive)
  • Constitution Finder
  • Construction and Building Abstracts
  • COPAC
  • The Court of Justice of the European Communities and the Court of First Instance (CURIA)
  • CPAG (Child Poverty Action Group)
  • Creative Club
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
  • Defining Gender, 1450-1910
  • Digimap Ordnance Survey Data Collection
  • Digital National Security Archive
  • Early English Books Online – EEBO
  • eBrary
  • ECCO – Eighteenth Century Collections Online
  • ECOLEX
  • EconLit
  • EconPapers
  • Educational Administration Abstracts (EBSCO)
  • Emerald
  • Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (ProQuest)
  • ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) (EBSCO)
  • Estates Gazette Interactive
  • EUR-Lex
  • Europa
  • European Court of Human Rights Judgments
  • European Research Papers Archive
  • FAME
  • Family Law Online
  • Fedstats
  • Foreign Relations of the United States
  • Gartner
  • GovSpot
  • Halifax House Price Index
  • History and Politics Out Loud (HPOL)
  • House Price Index
  • Hague Conference on Private International Law, The
  • HeinOnline
  • House of Lords Judgments
  • IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences)
  • ILOSTAT
  • IOP Journals (IOP)
  • InfoLaw
  • Information Asset Register
  • Institute of Civil Engineers Virtual Library
  • Intellectual Property Office
  • Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, The
  • JISC Historic Books
  • JISC MediaHub
  • John Johnson Collection
  • JSTOR
  • Keele Guides to Government & Politics on the internet, The
  • Key Note
  • Key Skill: Animal Anatomy and Physiology Collection
  • Land of Lost Content
  • Landmap
  • LawLinks
  • Legal resources in the UK and Ireland
  • LexisLibrary
  • LexisPSL (Professional Support Lawyer)
  • Linguist List, The
  • LION (Literature Online)
  • Live court listings
  • MINTEL
  • MyiLibrary
  • NATLEX
  • NBS Educator
  • NBS TV
  • Nexis UK
  • NOMIS
  • Nottingham Insight
  • OAPEN Library
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • Oxford English Dictionary
  • Parliamentlive.tv
  • Passport GMID
  • Picture Post Historical Archive
  • PILOTS Databases
  • Planning Portal
  • Political resources on the Net
  • PoliticsHome
  • Practical Law
  • Proceedings of the Old Bailey
  • ProQuest Central
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses – UK and Ireland (ProQuest)
  • PsycARTICLES
  • PsycINFO
  • Public Bill Committee Debates
  • The Public Whip
  • PubMed
  • Regional Business News (EBSCO)
  • RIBA Product Selector
  • Royal Town Planning Institute
  • RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) journals
  • SAE Technical Papers
  • Science Classic (AAAS)
  • Scopus (Elsevier)
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Social Care Online
  • Society for Computers and Law: The IT Law Community
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Sociological Tour through Cyberspace, A
  • SocioWeb
  • SourceOECD
  • Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts
  • Supreme Court Applications
  • Supreme Court – Decided Cases
  • The Times Digital Archive
  • Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive
  • Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War
  • TRILT (Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching)
  • UK Government Web Archive
  • UK Parliament
  • uktradeinfo
  • UNESCO Data Centre
  • United Nations Documentation
  • Utilitarianism Resources
  • Vision of Britain through Time
  • Vogue Archive, The
  • Web of Science
  • Westlaw
  • WGSN (Worth Global Style Network)
  • WGSSLINKS: Women and Gender Studies Web Sites
  • WHOSIS
  • World Bank Data and Statistics
  • World Economic Outlook Databases
  • World Population Prospects
  • Zetoc

If you’d like any further information about the specific changes that have been made to any of the resources listed above, please get in touch.

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: