Trials ended: Xreferplus and Routledge Reference Resources – Politics and International Relations

Trial access to Xreferplus and Routledge Reference Resources – Politics and International Relations has now concluded, so these titles have been withdrawn from eSearch. Any remaining feedback on these resources should be sent to Sharon Potter (Xreferplus) and Adele Miller (Routledge Reference). Trial access to the International Who’s Who service concludes on 8 June.

New resource trial: International Who’s Who

Trial access to the International Who’s Who service has now been established in eSearch > Category > eResource trials > Active trials. Access on-campus and off-campus is by a specific username and password (details of which can be accessed by clicking on the [i] information icon next to the database name in the eSearch interface). Access is available until 8 June, and all feedback should be sent to Adele Miller. The resource is described as follows:

The International Who’s Who outlines the lives and achievements of more than 25,000 of the most distinguished men and women from almost every country in the world.

[Please be aware that some on-campus users may be able to access the service directly (by IP recognition, without needing to enter a username and password). The fact that only some users will be able to do this is due to complications in registering a comprehensive IP range for the duration of the trial – hence the use of a username and password alternative. In the event of a subscription, all on-campus access would be direct (by IP recognition), with Athens authentication used for off-campus access].

New trial: Routledge Reference Resources: Politics and International Relations

Trial access to the Routledge Reference Resources: Politics and International Relations collection has been enabled in eSearch > eResource trials > Active trials. Access on-campus and off-campus is via a specific username and password: details of which are accessible through the resource’s information icon in eSearch. Trial access is available until 31 May 2007, and all feedback should be sent to Adele Miller. The resource is described as follows:

Fully-searchable full-text reference works covering religion, and politics and international relations. Fully-searchable full-text reference works covering religion, and politics and international relations. To browse entries in the collection, click on either Books, Entries or Subjects. To search the collection, click on Advanced Search.

Other titles in the Routledge Reference collection have been selected for trial, and will be made available as requests are approved by the providers.

New trial: Xreferplus

Trial access to the Xreferplus reference database has been set up in eSearch > eResource trials > Active trials. The resource is being trialed as part of the Gen Ref/Quick Ref review project. Access is direct on-campus; off-campus access via specific username and password will be available shortly. The trial lasts until 24 May. Please send all feedback on the trial to Sharon Potter. The resource is described as follows:

Xreferplus is an integrated searchable cross-disciplinary reference collection. It provides cross-referenced full text articles, images, animation and video (Flash), sound files (in mp3), statistics (exportable to Excel) and other data, supported by a range of dynamic search and retrieval functionality including ‘concept mapping’.

Xreferplus can be searched remotely via eSearch on a search-and-link basis – please see the Search Hints field for more information.

New resource trial: Art Museum Image Gallery

Trial access to the Art Museum Image Gallery has been set up in eSearch > eResource trials > Active trials. Access is direct on-campus; with Athens username and password authentication for off-campus access. The trial lasts until 19 May, and all feedback should be sent to Rachel Campbell. The resource is described as follows:

The Art Museum Image Gallery is a digital resource of art images and related multimedia gathered from the collections of distinguished museums around the world.

Full bibliographic records accompany every image, and all images are offered in three sizes including a high resolution based on the traditional 1024 x 760 pixel sizing. The images are all rights cleared for educational use, as are all other images in the Art Museum Image Gallery.

In addition to searching in the native interface, Art Museum Image Gallery can also be remotely searched via eSearch. The SFX button will not appear in the search results screen of Art Museum Image Gallery records in eSearch. Direct access to individual objects in the AMIG database is via the ‘External link’ in the ‘Full View’ of the search result in eSearch.

As LLR already subscribes to two art packages on the HW Wilson platform, the AMIG will also appear as a selectable resource in the native interface when following existing links to ‘Art Retrospective’ and ‘Art Full Text’.

Trial access: PILOTS (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress)

CSA are making available to until the end of March trial access to the PILOTS database. This trial has been activated by the provider rather than requested by LLR, but will be visible and available to NTU staff and students. The resource can be accessed through the CSA Illumina platform (by following links to one of the CSA databases such as ASSIA, Avery, BHI, DAAI and so on). Like all CSA Illumina databases, access is direct on-campus with off-campus by Athens username and password.

Screenshot of the PILOTS database listing on the CSA Illumina platform

The resource is described by CSA Illumina as follows:

PILOTS is a bibliographic database produced at the headquarters of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in White River Junction, Vermont, and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its goal is to include citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, while offering both current and retrospective coverage. Document types covered include journals, books, book chapters, pamphlets, technical reports, and materials in all languages.

Trial extension: two additional eBook collections in Knovel

Two additional collections of eBooks have been added to LLR’s existing Knovel subscription – Sensors Technology Supplement (20 titles) and Systems Engineering Supplements (24 titles). Full-text access to these additional titles will be available until the end of March. As this is an extension to an already-active resource, access routes will not be changed for the duration of the trial.