Those of you with long memories may recall that last summer, the library was very pleased to take on a subscription to ProQuest Central, a large database covering a huge range of topics and providing access to a wide range of material, from full-text and abstracting and indexing to reports, analyses and newspaper articles. See last year’s blog post.
Our purchase of ProQuest Central coincided with the release of a whole new interface from ProQuest; the eagle-eyed among you may already have noticed that some of our databases already look different and indeed we are already linking to the new ProQuest platform for some of our ProQuest databases. We hope that you are finding the new ProQuest platform easy to use; the new platform comes with a good deal of extra functionality and is being developed all the time.
During the week commencing 2 July 2012, the migration of all our ProQuest platforms from the old platforms to the new will begin, and by the end of that week, it is hoped that all of our ProQuest platforms will be available on the new platform. We have been working in the background to ensure that all of our publications reflect the changes, but just bear with us over the summer while we complete the work to complete the migration. By the start of the new academic year, all systems should be go for the new platform!
As a part of this change, the following databases will move from their old platforms to the new one:
- All databases currently listed as part of the CSA Core Collection
- British Periodicals Online
- Design and Applied Arts Index
- House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
- John Johnson Collection
- ProQuest Education Journals
- ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source
- ProQuest Psychology Journals
- PsychARTICLES and PsychINFO
Watch out over the summer for updated documentation and range a screencasts to tell you all about accessing electronic resources. As ever, if you have any questions about the new ProQuest platform, or any of our electronic resources, don’t hesitate to get in contact with the Electronic Resources Librarian.