Tuesday, 20 February 2018

eResource login issues

There are currently some issues with logging into eResources, mainly from off campus.

If you do receive an error message, just try logging in again - the problem is only occasional and you'll get in on your second (or third) attempt.

We have reported this issue to Digital IT, and are awaiting a resolution.  Apologies in the meantime.

Monday, 19 February 2018

EU Law textbooks now available...

The Library has made seventeen textbooks availble to you on the subject of EU Law.   

You can access these on the OUP Law Trove platform here

The titles are 
  • EU Law Essential Cases, 1st edition (2017), O'Meara
  • European Union Law, 2nd edition (2017), Barnard & Peers
  • Steiner & Woods EU Law, 13th edition (2017), Woods, Watson & Costa
  • Foster on EU Law, 6th edition (2017), Foster
  • Complete EU Law, 3rd edition (2017), Berry, Homewood & Bogusz
  • EU Competition Law: Text, Cases, and Materials, 6th edition (2016), Jones & Sufrin
  • European Union Law, 9th edition (2016), Horspool, Humphreys & Wells-Greco
  • EU Law Directions, 5th edition (2016), Foster
  • The Substantive Law of the EU, 5th edition (2016), Barnard
  • Cases & Materials on EU Law, 12th edition (2016), Weatherill
  • EU Law: Text, Cases, and Materials, 6th edition (2015), Craig & de Burca
  • Competition Law, 8th edition (2015), Whish & Bailey
  • Foundations of European Union Law, 8th edition (2014), Hartley
  • Concentrate Q&A EU Law, 1st edition (2016), Foster
  • EU Law Concentrate, 5th edition (2016), Homewood
  • Legal Ethics, 2nd edition (2017), Herring
  • Employability Skills for Law Students, 1st edition (2014), Finch & Fafinksi

Access all of these here

Please note that these aren't available via Library Search  as yet, but they will be shortly.

EBSCO eBooks - maintenance

Logo - Link to SearchThere will be work taking place on the Library's collection of eBooks on the EBSCO platform between Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd February.

The work will mean that links to most EBSCO eBooks from Library Search will be unavailable from around 4pm on Tuesday 20th until the afternoon of Thursday 22nd.

By carrying out this work we will ensure that links to eBooks on the EBSCO platform shown in Library Search are accurate and complete.

During this time, all the content will still be available to view as normal by visiting the EBSCO platform directly.

The Library would like to apologise for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Bloomsbury Fashion Central - trial

The Library is currently running a trial to the Fashion Photography Archive section of  Bloomsbury Fashion Central. This is an online resource containing more than 750,000 newly-digitized and high-quality runway, backstage, and street style images.  
The archive includes images of:
  • International runway shows from the 1970s until the early 2000s, from over 400 designers
  • Key collections from McQueen, Gaultier, Westwood, Chalayan, Galliano, and more
  • Rare backstage and front row shots from fashion shows of the past forty years
  • Street-style images from global fashion cities.
This trial will run until 5th March 2018.

Please do let the Library know what you think of these additional resources.

  • why you would use this resource?
  • what teaching or research would this support?
  • who else would use this resource?
Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.

Science Direct - article linking

Update 13/2/18. This is issue is now resovled, and article-level linking works correctly again.

Update 13/2/18.  There might be some disruption to ScienceDirect linking this morning as we try to resolve this issue.

We are currently experiencing problems with direct article linking to content in Science Direct/Elsevier

When trying to link to a journal artilcle in Science Direct, you will be taken to the journal homepage, not directly to the article you want.  The article will still be accessible within the journal, so you will need to search for the article title from there.

We are currently liaising with our service providers to rectify this problem as soon as possible, and we will provide an update as soon as we receive further news..  In the meantime, the Library would like to apologise for any inconvenience.

Monday, 12 February 2018

ProQuest Ebook Central - intermittent access

12/2/18: The problem outlined below should now have been resolved.  If you experience any further problems, please contact us on library-eresources@salford.ac.uk.


6/2/18:  We are continuing to experience intermittent access problems.  We will provide an update when we receive a response from the supplier.


We are currently experiencing problems with access to resources in the ProQuest Ebook Central Collection.  The suppliers have been notified as a matter of urgency and it is hoped to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

In the meantime, we would like to apologise for any inconvenience. 
Further updates will be given as we receive them.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

WW1 - ProQuest Archives trials

The Library is providing trials to  two ProQuest archive products – 

First World War: Records of the American Expeditionary Forces & Diplomacy in World War IThis module offers extensive documentation on the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) during World War I as well as materials on U.S. intelligence operations and the post-war peace process. AEF documents consist of correspondence, cablegrams, operations reports, statistical strength reports and summaries of intelligence detailing troop movements and operations of Allied and enemy forces. 

Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World WarRare magazines published by service personnel of the First World War are now searchable online in Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War, providing scholars with a unique resource from which to research alternative perspectives on the conflict. 

These trials will run until 11 May 2018.

Please do let the Library know what you think of these additional resources.
  • why you would use this resource?
  • what teaching or research would this support?
  • who else would use this resource?
Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.

Oxford University Press - maintenance

We are currently experiencing problems with access to e-journals on the Oxford University Press platform.  Both our subscription agent and the supplier have been informed and are looking into it as a matter of urgency.
In the meantime, we would like to apologise for any inconvenience.

Increase your vocabulary

In January the Oxford English Dictionary added over 1,100 new entries, phrases, and senses.

Read more about them on the OED website.

Access them all online, plus the rest of the OED, via the Library: https://salford.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.oed.com/

How many can you get into your next assignment?

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

WGSN - update

WGSN have made a change to the way that content is downloaded from their site.  Having accessed the resource as usual, inputting your network username and password (if off-campus), you will then need to click on 'Create a New Account' on the WGSN site to create a login
using your University of Salford email address. All
logins will be valid for 90 days.
It is important that you use your University email address in order to create the WGSN account.
If you have any problems, please contact us on library-eresources@salford.ac.uk.

Ovid - maintenance

Ovid have informed us that there is to be scheduled maintenance work on their platform on Sunday 11 February 2018, starting 6am GMT.  While they expect the impact to be minimal, users may experience service instability for about 6 hours.

Service affected will include:-
  • OvidMD
  • JBI Tools
  • Ovid Administration Tools.  This includes administration of links, changing passwords, updating your Deposit Account, Online Journal Codes or Ovid Personal Accounts.
  • eTOC sign-up
  • Ovid Web Services

Please note that AutoAlerts will be delayed for a few hours while the maintenance work is completed.

Access to the main Ovid platform (OvidSP) is not affected.

Ovid would like to apologize in advance for any inconvenience this downtime may create, and thank you for your patience and understanding as they work to continuously improve the Ovid platform, products and overall user experience.  

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Key Note deactivated

The Key Note database has been deactivated.  This resource has now been replaced by Mintel, a collection of market research reports, news items and other databases providing market, product and company information. Mintel supplies independent research on almost every UK consumer market, and is the UK's leading publisher of consumer market research. 

Sage Business Cases - Trial

The Library is currently running a trial to Sage Business Cases.  Offering 1,700 cases from around the world, SAGE Business Cases is the first digital collection tailored to library needs, providing librarians, faculty and students with cases to support their curriculum and independent research.  It provides easy discovery for students and faculty and has been developed to elicit discussion and further research.

SAGE Business Cases include additional Teaching Notes material. This is content for instructors to use in their classrooms when teaching.  If academics would like to access these teaching notes, please contact Sue Barker-Mathews on s.c.barker-mathews@salford.ac.uk.

Access will be available until Friday, 2nd March 2018.

Please do let the Library know what you think of this additional resource.

  • why you would use this resource?
  • what teaching or research would this support?
  • who else would use this resource?
Don't forget to check Library Search for all your Library needs.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Sociological Review - now back to 1908

The Library now provides access to the Sociological Review from 1908 to the current issue.

Usage data from the past year shows that there were lots of attemps to access the older content from this journal, so this should prove to be a useful addition to our collection.

Monday, 15 January 2018

New journals in Ecology

We've added three ecology journals to our Wiley Online Library subscription this year.

Ecological Applications
Methods in Ecology and Evolution

These are all titles which our staff and students tried to access over 100 times in 2017.  Hopefully now they're fully available they'll prove even more popular!

New journals in women's heatlh

You now have access to the current issues of the two journals of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, both now available on ScienceDirect.

Internet Browsers

Due to upcoming changes in financial and data security requirements, some of the Library's information resource suppliers have advised that some older browsers will no longer work with their resources.

The Library's advice is that you ensure that the browsers installed on your desktop and mobile devices are updated to recent versions.

In particular, the change is that some platforms will not support Transport Layer Security protocol version 1.0 (TLSv1.0) after 31st January 2018, and will instead be using TLSv1.1.

Browsers that are known to be non-compliant include Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 (although TLSv1.1 can be activated manually in IE 10); the earliest Internet Explorer version that supports TLSv1.1 or higher by default is 11. For a complete list of browsers that support TLSv1.1 or higher, including browser version and operating system, please review the following table: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer_Security#Web_browsers

Thursday, 11 January 2018

SCIENCE, now online

All students and staff now have access to the journal Science, thanks to a subscription from the Library.

Science is one of the top academic journals, publishing original peer-reviewed research and reviews across science disciplines, as well as news and opinion on scientific topics.

All volumes and issues, from volume 1 in 1880 to the present day, and some online ahead of print papers, are available from both on and off campus, from here:

We're very excited to be able to offer full online access to Science to our users for the first time!

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Aurora Metro Books

The Library has set up a trial to the Aurora Metro Books collection on the Drama Online platform.

With over 120 plays as well as a formidable list of non-fiction books on theatre, the Aurora Metro Books collection offers a wide-ranging and highly contemporary list of new drama with collections of women’s drama, international drama and drama by black and Asian writers.

Playwrights include Germaine Greer, Roy Williams, Benjamin Zephaniah, Meera Syal, Jean-Claude Carriere, Klaus Mann, Ariane Mnouchkine, Timberlake Wertenbaker, April de Angelis, Judith Herzberg, Hella Haasse, Nawal el Sadaawi, Winsome Pinnock, Beverley Naidoo, Dacia Mariani, Gabrielle Preissova, Enid Bagnold, Githa Sowerby, Aphra Behn, and Elisabeth Robins. 

The plays cover a broad range of topical subjects including the Arab-Israeli conflict, homophobia, political corruption, Muslim identity, global financial crisis, being an immigrant, war in Bosnia, social media, Iran, Yugoslavia, Africa, and refugees.

This trial will run until 10th March 2018.

Please do let the Library know what you think of this additional resource.

  • why you would use this resource?
  • what teaching or research would this support?
  • who else would use this resource?

Reaxys - new interface

Those of you using Reaxys should be aware of the new platform which has been available for some months.  There is help available for the new platform:

Please note that the old platform will be available until the end of January 2018 only.

The new platform only has one structure editor available, Marvin JS from ChemAxon (Version 16).  For more information about using this, see the Reaxys Support Centre.