23 December 2011

New Database - Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text

 A reminder that we have access to the Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text database.

FTLI is a comprehensive bibliographic and full-text database covering the entire spectrum of film and television, and has been described as 'the definitive online tool for film and television research'.

It provides the full text of over 120 journals and 100 books, and also indexes over 380 journals and gives abstracts (summaries) of their content.

Subject coverage includes Film and Television Theory; Preservation and Restoration; Writing; Production; Cinematography; Technical Aspects; Reviews, etc.

It also includes Variety movie reviews from 1914 to the present, and over 36,300 images from the MPTV Image Archive.

NB:  FTLI complements the Film Indexes Online database, which consists of Film Index International, the FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals and the American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog

22 December 2011

Dissertations and Theses database - now Full-Text

Our subscription to the Proquest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT) database has been upgraded to the full-text version, for 2012.  Until now, we had access to 24-page previews only. 

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses with Full Text is a comprehensive collection of international dissertations and theses.

It includes over 1.2 million full text dissertations that you can download in PDF form. PQDT offers the full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997, and also for many older theses. More than 70,000 new full-text dissertations are added every year.

As well as providing full-text, PQDT also includes 2.7 million searchable citations to international dissertations and theses, from 1861 to the present day, so is an excellent finding tool for relevant theses.

N.B: you also have access to the Index to Theses database which provides a comprehensive list of higher degree theses accepted by UK and Irish Universities, since 1716.

Over 16,000 new theses are added annually, and Index to Theses also provides links to over 50,000 full text theses freely available from University repositories, or from the British Library's EThOS online theses site

21 December 2011

Off-campus access to e-resources

Remember that if you're away from St Andrews, you can still access most Library e-resources using your University Account Username and Password (the same as you use for University e-mail).

You can access via:

  • A-Z Databases page
  • SAULCAT, the Library catalogue
  • the E-Journals pages also link to individual e-journals (which are also listed in SAULCAT)
  • or via SEEKER, the Library’s new search service, which allows you to do a single search across many of the Library's databases
If you’re not sure which off-campus access method to use, check the A-Z Databases page.

Logging in:
  • select the database you want to search
  • use the login link that you'll see on that database (you may have to look carefully for it)
  • it will say something like: UK Federation WAYF / Institutional Login / Login via your Home Institution / Shibboleth login / Alternative login, or similar
  • then enter your University account details to access
Please note:
    • the previous method of off-campus access, using ATHENS, is no longer used
    • you may continue to see ATHENS logins on some e-resources, but these links are no longer relevant to you, and you should ignore them (some Universities continue to use ATHENS) 

    19 December 2011

    Important Changes to Management Databases

    Please be aware that our access to the Emerald Fulltext database will end on 31 December 2011.

    Staff and teaching in the School of Management have changed a great deal since we first subscribed to Emerald in 2003, and the fact that teaching and research emphases now lie elsewhere was the catalyst for the School's decision to investigate alternative subject databases.

    We will retain perpetual access to the Emerald backfiles (more than 100 years of management research), the Emerald Business, Management and Economics eBook Series Collection, and the Emerald Social Sciences eBook Series Collection.  All the titles in these collections are listed in SAULCAT.

    This focus on new areas of teaching and research has led to a number of new business and management databases being purchased in the last year:
    contains the full text of more than 2,100 journals, back to 1965. Coverage includes marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics
      comprehensive access to details of published scholarly material in science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts and humanities
              Market awareness and information on public and private companies. The Deals module provides information on Mergers and Acquisitions; the Ownership module includes global share ownership data and investor profiles.

              * A Username and Password are required for access; please request  this
              • EIU Market Indicators and Forecasts
              a subscription to this new database will begin in January 2012

              Please note: all existing links to the current Emerald journal titles will be removed from SAULCAT and the database web pages very soon

              15 December 2011

              The British Newspaper Archive - read all about it and other newspapers!

              The British Newspaper Archive has received much press coverage since it became available at the end of November.

              The British Library has partnered with brightsolid online publishing, to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the BL's vast newspaper collection, over the next 10 years.

              The archive offers full-text access to hundreds of historic UK regional newspapers, published between 1700-1940.  65 million newspaper articles, covering the most significant events of the last 300 years, are now available. 

              At present, the British Newspaper Archive is aimed at personal subscribers. You can search the site for free, but full-text access costs £6.95 for 48 hour access; £29.95 for 30 days, or £79.95 for an annual subscription.  There is no institutional subscription available yet.

              Please note - the Library has access to an equivalent database in Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers

              The Library also subscribes to many other online newspaper resources: