QMUL offers students and staff a range of books, journals, databases and media in electronic formats. These can be found through the library home page using the search box and the E-journals & Databases list and can be accessed on or off campus on a variety of devices.
Nexis is getting an upgrade!
From the 1st September 2019 you may notice some changes to the interface of the Nexis database.
These changes are designed to make Nexis easier to use for less expert users. However, the core functionality remains in place - no major features have been lost - so expert users should still feel at home too!
Overall the structure and layout of Nexis will remain the same. Some points of interest:
Nexis Home Search – the search on the Nexis Home tab will be a Google style search – with handy suggestions, filters etc - which searches across Nexis content and is designed for the casual Nexis user.
Nexis Power Search – the Power Search will remain the sophisticated search choice with a number of connectors and other options to finesse your search. There have been some minor tweaks to some of the connectors, but a handy list of Connectors will be found on the Power Search page.
Nexis News search – the functionality of the News search will be clearer and easier to use. For example, it will be easier to add search terms to your search in a structured way using multiple search boxes. You will still be able to direct your searches to specific segments of a document in News Search, while a new segment guide makes it easier for users to understand what a segment – a Headline, a Byline etc – actually relates to.
Nexis Sources Search – use the Sources tab to browse publications. In the new look Nexis, all non-US publications will be found under the ‘International’ heading under ‘Publication Location’.
Nexis Search Results – there will no longer be a limit on the number of search results Nexis will retrieve. Search result filters remain largely the same, with some minor changes such as the addition of the Timeline Filter which can show you when your search terms appear. Nexis offer online training. Check out this website for more information - https://delivr.com/2mqed
- Westlaw UK will be switching to a new platform. The old Westlaw will run in parallel to the new one until the 5th August 2019, so no need to worry about losing saved links or learning to use a new platform right before exams! The New Westlaw will offer a better interface and a more personalised experience. You can trial it here (for off campus access: below the login screen click 'Access through academic institution' and select your university from the list. This will take you through to the Shibboleth login screen. You only need your QM login details for that.)
- O'Reilly Safari Learning Platform (former Safari Books) now with even more resources, including video courses and books. To gain full access simply log in with your QM email address.
- We subscribed to two new journal collections from Taylor & Francis. You can find a title list and more information about the Science & Technology Library (+500 journals) here, and about the Social Science & Humanity Library (+1,400 journals) here. You can search journals here or on our catalogue.
Emerald Insight is moving to a new platform. Saved search alerts that are currently included in the My Profile section will not be migrated to the new platform. The following will be transferred: favourited content and alerts - digest and subject, subject area news, MARC record updates, table of contents, citation and EarlyCite.
Wolters Kluwer's resources are currently offline due to a malaware on their servers. You can follow their status updates on twitter.
BMJ access issues: there is problem with a third party service used by the BMJ to provide access to institutions. They are working on it, but in the meantime users can get off campus access by going to the e-journals & databases page, scrolling down to BMJ Best Practice and using that link to reach the Best Practice site. Users have to log in twice, the first on a standard QM login page and a second time with a personal account. Using a QM email address to register, if you don't already have an account, will give you full access. Using Shibboleth (institutional access) does not seem to be working.
All Gale databases (17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers, 19th Century UK Periodicals, British Library Newspapers, Part I: 1800-1900, Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985) will be unavailable off campus for a short time while we set up a new access method.