Taylor & Francis ebooks – off-campus access restored

Taylor & Francis have now fixed the issue that was preventing access to their ebooks from off-campus.

So any problems accessing T&F books that show as available in LOS should be passed on to the eSystems team.

Taylor & Francis ebooks

Platform update: Taylor and Francis online

Taylor and Francis have recently launched a new integrated content platform. Access remains direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus. Among a number of enhancements, the upgrade ensures that the platform makes use of ‘responsive’ design techniques to render full-text content to best effect on tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices as well as to the desktop. No changes are have been introduced to the linking syntax on the platform, so deep-link access is unaffected. The library’s customisation features on the new platform have been reviewed and updated.

Taylor and Francis summarise the benefits of the new platform as follows –

  • Intuitive and readable article layout: A new article display organises figures & data, references, citations and article statistics into tabs, plus highlights reader’s access options and the article PDF.
  • Enhanced discoverability: The multi-faceted search makes finding articles and journals simpler and faster, with options to filter by subject, publication date, and access options.
  • Prominent journal branding: Making it easy for readers to identify and access key journals. Journal titles and covers are elevated and Journal pages display related and key content using a streamlined and easy to read new “card” design.
  • A fully responsive design: No matter where in the world the reader is, whether they’re on a mobile device, tablet or computer, they can get straight to the research they need, read it, bookmark it, and download it to their library.
Taylor and Francis - new platform - responsive design

The new Taylor and Francis platform, showing an article display on a smartphone screen

Taylor & Francis Online platform – intermittent technical problems

The Taylor & Francis Online platform is currently experiencing intermittent service problems. T&F report:

Currently, the journal and article page display is inconsistently showing an error message. Please be assured this is being dealt with as quickly as possible.

A further update will follow once this situation is confirmed as resolved.

Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts: linking change

Access details for the Studies on Women and Gender Abstracts service have been updated in Library OneSearch, to deep-link direct to the appropriate section of the Taylor and Francis site. Access remains direct on-campus and by university username and password from off-campus.