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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range, replaces the previous ProQuest Dissertations & Theses – UK and Ireland (ProQuest) database, which has been withdrawn from LOS.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;

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.”

Upgraded resource: SPORTDiscus now with full-text

The Library’s subscription to the SPORTDiscus abstract and indexing database has now been upgraded to provide full-text content for more than 700 titles in the SPORTDiscus With Full-Text collection. Access remains direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus.

Access to the A&I version of SPORTDiscus will continue to be available until April. Full-text titles have been activated in the SFX service and will be added to the indexed inventory of the library’s electronic journal collection shortly.

EBSCOhost - SPORTDiscus with full-text

UPDATE, 20 APRIL 2017: Access to the A&I version of SPORTDiscus has been withdrawn from Library OneSearch, with SPORTDiscus – with Full Text now presented by default. This has also been replicated in the EBSCOhost interface.

Web of Science – off-campus access link updated

A problem affecting off-campus requests to the Web of Science platform in Library OneSearch has been resolved. Following new information from the WoS technical support team, off-campus access links in LOS have been updated. Access to Web of Science remains direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus.

Web of Science

Access to Mintel currently unavailable

The library is awaiting a response from the Mintel technical team following a loss of access to the Mintel market research database platform through Library OneSearch.

Requests to the Mintel platform are currently returning a DNS error. A further update will follow once access to the service has been reestablished.

Mintel DNS error

Lexis Library and Nexis UK – login issues

The technical team at Lexis are investigating an issue which is preventing login requests to both the Lexis Library and Nexis UK services from completing successfully.

Requests from the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch resolve to an error page that reports a problem in the communication exchange between the Lexis platform and NTU’s single sign-on environment.

A further update will follow once the issue is confirmed as resolved.

UPDATED, 17 February 2017 – 13:54:

Lexis’ support team have updated the library as follows:

We are currently experiencing an on-going issue with the LexisNexis academic sites and our network engineers are already aware of this error that you are getting and are now working to resolve this as soon as possible. As of now, we do not have a turnaround time to when will this be fixed, but I will send you an update as soon as the issue gets resolved. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused you.

UPDATED, 17 February 2017 – 22:24:

While Lexis’ team continue to work on the underlying technical issues, the access URLs for both Nexis UK and Lexis Library have been updated in Library OneSearch in an attempt to provide a more stable access experience.

Bankscope renamed as Orbis Bank Focus

The Bankscope database has been renamed as Orbis Bank Focus in the Find Databases service of Library OneSearch, to align with the product’s name change.

Access to the resource is by university username and password.

Searching for the resource’s previous name in the Find Databases search box will also return the listing for Orbis Bank Focus.

Orbis Bank Focus