Alexandra Street Press

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: Human Rights Studies Online

Following the recent trial of the Human Rights Studies Online database, subscription-based access to the resource is now available through Library OneSearch. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. All listings and records in LOS have been updated accordingly.

Alexander Press - Human Rights Studies Online

UPDATE, 14 January 2015: Off-campus access to Human Rights Studies Online is now via a WAYFLess Shibboleth URL, meaning that staff and students accessing the service from off-site through Library OneSearch will be automatically directed to the NTU Single Sign On page, bypassing the WAYF (Where Are You From?) page used during the trial.

Resource trial: Human Rights Studies Online

Alexander Press - Human Rights Studies Online

Trial access to the Human Rights Studies Online collection has been enabled in Library OneSearch (through the Find Databases service) to enable and encourage evaluation of the resource by academics and students. Access is direct on-campus, and by university username and password from off-campus. Trial access will be available until 11 January 2015. The resource is described as follows:

Human Rights Studies Online is a research and learning database providing comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. The collection includes primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats and content types for each selected event, including Armenia, the Holocaust, Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Darfur, and more than thirty additional subjects. The collection include around 75,000 pages of text and 150 hours of audio-visual content.

 

Off-campus access during the trial

During the trial period off-campus requests to access the resource will resolve to a login page displaying the message ‘We’re sorry, but we don’t recognise you!’ (see illustration below).

Alexander Press  - Human Rights Studies Online - login

Scroll down that page to the ‘Select by institution name’ box, and search for ‘Nottingham Trent University’. When the ‘Login via institution’ box appears below that, click on the ‘Go’ button to resolve the the NTU Single Sign-On page. Enter your university username and password and click on ‘Login’ to be authorised to access the resource.

Alexander Press - Human Rights Studies Online - login - second step