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New resource: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

Access to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database has been enabled in Library OneSearch. This resource, which includes the full-text of graduate works added since 1997, and which has a global range, replaces the previous ProQuest Dissertations & Theses – UK and Ireland (ProQuest) database, which has been withdrawn from LOS. Access is direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. The resource is described as follows:

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global offers a collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global has been added to same database category assignments in LOS that the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses – UK and Ireland (ProQuest) service was assigned to, namely:

  • Accounting, Finance and Economics; Accounting and Finance
  • Accounting, Finance and Economics; Economics;
  • 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; Fashion and Textiles;
  • Art and Design; Film, Television and Theatre Design;
  • Art and Design; Fine Arts and Decorative Arts;
  • Art and Design; Furniture and Product Design;
  • Art and Design; Graphics, Photography and Multimedia;
  • Art and Design; Images;
  • Business, Management and Marketing; Company and Industry;
  • Business, Management and Marketing; Human Resource Management;
  • Business, Management and Marketing; Marketing;
  • Criminology and Youth Justice; Criminology;
  • Criminology and Youth Justice; Youth Justice;
  • Education, Teacher Training, Childhood + Youth Studies; Childhood and Early Years;
  • Education, Teacher Training, Childhood + Youth Studies; Design and Technology Education;
  • Education, Teacher Training, Childhood + Youth Studies; Education and Teacher Training;
  • Education, Teacher Training, Childhood + Youth Studies; Images;
  • Education, Teacher Training, Childhood + Youth Studies; PE and Sports Education;
  • Education, Teacher Training, Childhood + Youth Studies; Youth Studies
  • Law; Corporate Law;
  • Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice;
  • Law; Employment Law;
  • Law; EU Resources;
  • Law; Family Law;
  • Law; Human Rights;
  • Law; Immigration Law;
  • Law; Intellectual Property;
  • Law; International Law;
  • Law; Medical and Mental Health Law;
  • Law; Research Methods;
  • Law; UK Case Law;
  • Law; UK Legislation;
  • Politics and International Studies; European Politics;
  • Politics and International Studies; Global Politics;
  • Politics and International Studies; Global Studies;
  • Politics and International Studies; International Relations;
  • Politics and International Studies; Political Ideologies;
  • Politics and International Studies; Research Methods;
  • Politics and International Studies; UK Politics;
  • Politics and International Studies; Utopias;
  • 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;
  • Psychology, Sociology and Counselling; Sociology;
  • Public Health; Environmental Management;
  • Public Health; Health and Safety;
  • Public Health; Public Health;
  • Public Health; Risk Management;
  • Social Work, Health and Social Care; Health and Social Care;
  • Social Work, Health and Social Care; Social Work;
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Withdrawn Resource: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses – UK and Ireland

Access to the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses – UK and Ireland (ProQuest) service has been withdrawn from the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch. This database has been superseded by the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database which offers “a collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997.”

ProQuest maintenance alert – 12-13 March 2016

ProQuest have just announced a maintenance period for this weekend, to enable the “critical firmware updates” to be installed across its systems infrastructure.

The maintenance period will begin at 22:00 on Saturday 12 March 2016 and end at 03:00 on Sunday 13 March. During this period, the following services will be unavailable:

  • All databases on the search.proquest.com platform
  • RefWorks
  • Syndetics (‘Learn more about this book’ service in LOS)

Users attempting to access these products during the downtime will be re-directed to a web page explaining the scheduled maintenance period.

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.

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

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;