Archive for the ‘Electronic journals’ Category

ScienceDirect update (a small glimmer of hope…)

August 4, 2017

Finally some positive news on ScienceDirect. Although the problem with accessing PDFs has yet to be resolved, I have been supplied with a very simple interim measure that will allow you to download PDFs as you wish.

When you want to access a PDF article, instead of clicking on the PDF icon, right click on it and select open in new window. Et voila! Your PDF will then open. To quote a librarian at another university, “it’s weird, but it works”.

Problems with ScienceDirect are ongoing

August 4, 2017

Unfortunately, the UK-wide problems accessing PDFs from ScienceDirect are ongoing. The providers are working to resolve the issue, but at the moment, we cannot say when this resolution will be reached. Apologies for the inconvenience: we are as frustrated as you!

ScienceDirect access problems

August 3, 2017

We are currently experiencing problems accessing ScienceDirect which appear to be affecting all UK customers. We are not sure at the moment how long this will take to resolve and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Back home with OUP Journals

February 21, 2017

The – frankly bizarre – problem we were having with OUP thinking we were in Estonia, and not the University of Bolton, as been resolved.

Hopefully no more e-resources tourism now…!

If you are trying to access articles from ScienceDirect, read on

February 21, 2017

It looks like we are still experiencing problems accessing articles from ScienceDirect via Discover@Bolton. However, it would appear that this problem is limited to accessing articles in this manner: ‘direct’ access to ScienceDirect articles (i.e. from the platform itself) appears to be working as normal.

ScienceDirect can be accessed from the A to Z list of resources.

I’m told that the providers of ScienceDirect will be releasing an update at some point today which will fix the issues we have been having. Apologies for the inconvenience: everyone who is trying to access ScienceDirect is experiencing the same problem.

Wiley Online Library seems to be working again

February 17, 2017

It looks like Wiley Online Library is working as it should now and you should be able to read and download journal articles to which we have access again. As ever, if you do have any issues accessing journal articles, don’t hesitate to contact Subject Help.

Yet another problematic resource: Wiley journals

February 13, 2017

So far I am not a fan of this week. As well as everything else, we appear to be having problems with Wiley journals at the moment, specifically the Journal of Advanced Nursing. We are working with the publisher to resolve the issue as soon as we can and hope to restore normal access as soon as possible.

 

A case of mistaken identity…?

February 13, 2017

Well this is a new one for me. We are experiencing problems linking to OUP Journals at the moment, with an error message appearing. I had thought that I managed to resolve this issue, but it would seem that the OUP Journals platform thinks I’m not at the University of Bolton, but at the University of Tartu. Which if you are curious (and I was…) is in Estonia. We’re working on it, and hope to restore mention of our true location as soon as possible!

Problems with Taylor and Francis journals

February 7, 2017

We are experiencing problems with Taylor and Francis journals at the moment. This problem is affecting all Taylor and Francis customers and will hopefully be resolved as soon as possible.

Changes to the Emerald journals interface

January 9, 2017

Over the festive break, publishers Emerald have been busy rebranding. Their website looks a little different, and their logo is different. The swirly ‘e’ has been replaced by something a little more modern-looking. Rest assured, however, that access to content remains the same and access to the database itself has not been affected.

I must admit I’m quite sad to see the swirly ‘e’ go. I’m not normally one for sticking to what I’ve always known (although Starbursts to me will always be Opal Fruits), but I feel quite nostalgic about that old green ‘e’. I couldn’t quite figure out why until I cast my mind back a few years and recollected that Emerald was one of the first electronic databases that provided access to full text content that I used as a student. Prior to studying Library and Information Management, there was very little in the way of electronic resources that was of any relevance whatsoever to me as a musicology student. The odd CD-ROM, perhaps, and I was fully au fait with your average microfilm reader, but electronic resources that provided full text were a bit of an unknown.

Emerald was the first database providing full text access to journal articles that I got to really learn. It was a wonderful revelation: truly, it was as if I’d completed a Moon landing, such was my amazement. It still remains a most useful database, and although I’ve got beyond that Eureka moment of being able to download an article, I still wonder slightly at the availability of research following just a few keystrokes.