1. Online Resources

ABOUT

The university library subscribes to a large selection of electronic resources including full text journal packages, e-books, and subject-related bibliographic databases.

 

All staff and students of Plymouth university have free access to these resources. In order to get the full access rights always access them through the portal and online resources pages – never add a database web address to your favourites.

 

Online resources include:

If you require further assistance please ask at one of the Service points.
1.1. Digital Learning Environment

The Digital Learning Environment (DLE)

The Digital Learning Environment online learning space is designed to facilitate a collaborative teaching and learning experience for both students and staff using a variety of tools and features.  These include:
  • Moodle: the Virtual Learning Environment component within the DLE
  • Lynda.com: a high quality suite of training courses for over 1600 software packages
  • Talis Aspire online reading lists
  • PebblePad e-portfolio
  • Turnitin originality checking service

Access via http://dle.plymouth.ac.uk
The DLE can also be accessed via the students and staff portals.


Help and support

  • Student Support: A students guide to the DLE is available here (including how to submit assignments).  Alternatively, email: libraryanditenquiries@plymouth.ac.uk or phone 01752 588588

  • Staff Support:
       For Data queries e.g if you are not enrolled on a course you should be enrolled on or if you are not able to edit a module you are teaching on, contact your Faculty Office
1.2. eTextBook Information

eTextbooks...ready when you are

eTextbooks have been provided by Plymouth University for core reading to the majority of year one students.

Unlike regular e-books available to all students on the Primo library catalogue, eTextbooks are:

 

  • Free personal copies of core reading texts
  • Accessed from module sites in the DLE
  • Accessible from your DLE while in year one (if not downloaded in year one, access is lost)
  • Available in perpetuity once downloaded to your VitalSourceBookshelf account

 

 

For 24/7 help, video tutorials, and information on downloading the VitalSource Bookshelf app to your device, please visit http://support.vitalsource.com and click on ‘Download Bookshelf’ in the centre of the screen.

For enquiries regarding eTextbooks please email etextbooks@plymouth.ac.uk




 


1.3. Lynda.com


Lynda.com is an online training library that has a wide range of tutorials dedicated to specific skills, subject areas and software.  To get started with lynda.com, watch the introductory video about the service and how to use lynda.com

 

You can access Lynda.com here where you can sign in using your University account credentials.

To access the service directly, go to lynda.com and choose 'log in through your organisation or school'.  You will be asked to enter your organisation's domain 'plymouth.ac.uk' and then be required to enter your University account credentials.  This method can also be used to access lynda.com on mobile devices.

 

1.4. Athens accounts

The library does not use Athens to authenticate access to e-resources.  See the following guidance regarding off-campus access to library e-resources: Accessing Electronic Resources off campus

NB: Health students may be issued with a separate Athens account for NHS resources and separate guidance on this is available.

 

1.5. Resource guides
1.5.1. 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers
 

ABOUT

17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspaper consists of 1 million newspaper pages. Newspapers, newsbooks, Acts of Parliament, addresses, broadsides, pamphlets, proclamations. The most comprehensive collection of early English newspapers and titles from London, British Isles, and colonies.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist). 



1.5.2. 19th Century British Library Newspapers
  

ABOUT

19th Century British Library Newspapers consists of 2 million newspaper pages selected by experts in the field. There are full runs when possible from the national and regional newspapers.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)   


1.5.3. 19th Century British Pamphlets

ABOUT

19th Century British Pamphlets (via JSTOR) brings together collections of contemporary pamphlets on subjects such as slavery and the foreign office.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)
1.5.4. 19th Century UK Periodicals Online

ABOUT

19th Century UK Periodicals Online covers the events, lives, values and themes that shaped the 19thCentury.  It provides an invaluable fully-searchable facsimile resource for the study of British life in the 19th Century. 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)


 
 
1.5.5. Accessing Electronic Resources off campus

The majority of library e-resources are available both on and off-campus. 

 
If you are experiencing problems accessing the full text the first step is to determine that the library definitely subscribes to the resource in question.  Check Primo for clarification using the 'Books, Journal Titles, etc.' search facet.

 

Recommended route to the full text:

For the majority of resources, remote access is seamless via Primo or Library Subject Guide links.  Both of which can be accessed via the library home page: http://plymouth.ac.uk/library

 

You will be asked to sign into the portal and then shown the full text – no additional sign in on the publisher website is necessary.

 

NB: Some resources (e.g. specialist Shipping/Business/Professional websites) require a generic password in which case the Primo link will take you to a page where you can find this information.

 

The ‘Google’ route:

It is also possible to access some resources remotely via a general Google search too but this requires you to know how to authenticate at the publisher’s website.  In most cases you will need to ‘choose your institution’ from a list. 

 

See our A-Z list of guides which give screen-shot access guidance for each resource.

 

Please note that not all resources can be accessed via a Google search and that Primo or Library Subject Guides are the recommended routes.

 

Common questions:
Q: What is my Athens username/password?
 
A:
You do not have an Athens username/password.  Access will usually be through a ‘Shibboleth’ or ‘UK Federation’ or ‘Choose your institution’ option instead.  (Health students may be issued with a separate Athens account for NHS resources and further guidance on this is available).

Q: I am ‘signed in’ on the publisher’s website but they still won’t give me the full text
A:
Do we have access to the journal?  Check the journal title on Primo for full holdings information.  Publishers will often show ‘Welcome Plymouth’ (or similar) even if only part of the content is within the library’s collection.

Problems:
Clearing cookies and deleting temporary internet files may be required from time to time (see the ‘settings’ or ‘tools’ option in your browser).
Email: library&ITenquiries@plymouth.ac.uk or phone: 01752 588588 if you require further advice.

1.5.6. Access to NHS e-resources via Athens

 

Students from the School of Nursing & Midwifery and the School of Health Professions on commissioned courses and 1st and 2nd year medical and dental students are eligible for an NHS Athens account to allow them to access the e-resources available on www.library.nhs.uk 

This will allow them access to the BNF app.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
Any questions about setting up accounts, resetting passwords should be directed to the administrators; Julie Moody for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions and Alison Kendall for the Medical School. More information, about NHS resources, is available on the Nursing & Midwifery Libguide

Years 3 to 5, Medical and Dental Students. Administration of Athens accounts for you is done by the NHS Trust library where you are on placement. You must register with, or contact them, in regards to Athens accounts.   

CONTACT DETAILS

Andrea Watson, Assistant Administrator, Academic Engagement, Room 201,Charles Seale Hayne Library

Tel: +441752 587124

Email: andrea.watson@plymouth.ac.uk

 

Alison Kendall, Senior Programme Administrator (BDS), Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, C206, Portland Square

Tel: +441752 586790

Email: alison.kendall@plymouth.ac.uk
1.5.7. Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

 

ABOUT

An online platform of more than 300 3D narrated videos of anatomical structures to support teaching and learning. Review and testing options. Supports Flash and non-flash devices. 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Graham Titley (Information Specialist)

1.5.8. ACM Digital Library


ABOUT

Database for computing and information technology research.  Full text access to every article ever published by ACM (Association for computing machinery) plus bibliographic citations from major publishers in computing.

 

OFF-CAMPUS
IMPORTANT: Please note that ACM is available only on campus using a university pc. You will not be able to access the full text of articles off campus.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Samantha Brown
(Information Specialist)

 

1.5.9. Adam Matthews Archive

ABOUT

A disparate collection of primary source archival material including contemporary manuscripts, diaries, private papers, illustrations and more. 

                                                       

Available collections:

              Defining Gender: 1450-1910

              Empire Online

              Women in the National Archives

              Nixon Years: 1969-1974

              Perdita Manuscripts

              Mass Observation Online

              India, Raj & Empire

              Victorian Popular Culture

              Grand Tour

              Literary Manuscripts: The Brotherton Collection

              Literary Manuscripts: Berg Collection

              London Low Life


 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment
(Information Specialist)

1.5.10. AMED

ABOUT

AMED (via the Ebsco platform) is an Allied Health database, produced by the British Library, indexing journals in complementary medicine, palliative care and professions allied to medicine, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and podiatry.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Joanna Triplett  (Information Specialist)

1.5.11. American Chemical Society (ACS) Journals

ABOUT

American Chemical Society (ACS) journals - complete collection.

 

OFF-CAMPUS

Choose ‘Plymouth University’ from the list of institutions.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Abigail Heath (Information Specialist)

1.5.12. ANATOMY.TV

 

ABOUT

Healthcare database that provides 3D models of the human anatomy. To supplement the core three-dimensional anatomy data there are clinical videos and text written by medical specialists.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Graham Titley (Information Specialist)

 

1.5.13. ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)
 

ABOUT

ARTbibliographies Modern (ProQuest) is and indexing and abstracting database covering modern and contemporary art and photography dating from the late 19th century onwards.  It also details exhibition reviews, exhibition catalogs, monographs and artists’ books, including those drawn from the collections of the Tate Library and the Bibliothèque Dominique Bozo, Musée LAM.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Russell (Information Specialist)

1.5.14. Art Full Text

ABOUT

Art Full Text is a database of both full-text journals articles and bibliographic entries covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as photography, folk art, film, architecture and much more.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Amanda Russell or Ian Rayment (Information Specialists)

1.5.15. Arts & Humanities Full Text

ABOUT

Arts & Humanities Full Text is an indexing and abstracting database covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre, Cultural Studies and Women’s studies.  Many hits will be full text and others can be checked for full text via Primo using the SFX button.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Russell or Ian Rayment (Information Specialists)
1.5.16. Arts on Film Archive

 

ABOUT

Arts on Film Archive offers on-line access to a large range of films on art produced in the United Kingdom since the 1950s.

 

OFF-CAMPUS

Please note: Arts on Film does not permit off-campus access.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Russell or Ian Rayment (Information Specialists)

 


1.5.17. ARTstor

ABOUT

ARTstor is a digital library of nearly 700,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences. 


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Russell  (Information Specialist)

1.5.18. Australian Animal Folklore

ABOUT

A free database showcasing cultural artefacts from the State of Victoria in Australia.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact 
Abigail Heath (Information Specialist)

1.5.19. Australian Education Index

ABOUT

Australian Education Index (ProQuest) is an indexing and abstracting database related to Australian educational trends, policy, and practices.  The database is produced by the Cunningham Library at the Australian Council for Educational Research.  Check for full text via Primo using the SFX button.

  

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Julie Moody or Julie Luxton (Information Specialists)

1.5.20. BBC Listener Research Department, 1937-c.1950
 

ABOUT

BBC Listener Research Department, 1937-c.1950 covers the "Audience Research Reports of the BBC",  present the early research of the British Broadcasting Corporation's pioneering Listener Research Department (LRD) into wireless listening in Britain nationwide and at a regional level.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource, please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.5.21. BCIS Online

ABOUT
BCIS Online is a building cost information service which provides independent data for the built environment.



FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact 
Ian Rayment  (Information Specialist)

1.5.22. BFI InView: British history through the lens

 

ABOUT

BFI InView is a collection of documentaries grouped into six broad themes. They are non-fiction film and television titles from the 20th century to the early 21st.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

 

 

1.5.23. BioMed Central Open Access Free Journals

ABOUT

BioMed Central Open Access Free Journals are a group of open access, peer-reviewed journals that spans most areas of biological and clinical research.

  

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Joanna Triplett or Julie Moody (Information Specialists)

1.5.24. Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection


ABOUT

A collection of over 1,500 audio-visual presentations covering biochemistry, cancer, cell biology, diseases and disorders, drug discovery, genetics, immunology, methods, microbiology and virology, neurobiology, and pharmaceutical sciences.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

 

 

1.5.25. Blackwell Reference Online

 

ABOUT

Blackwell Reference Online is a collection of handbooks, reference and companion texts covering the humanities and social sciences.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.5.26. BMBS
 

ABOUT

BMBS is the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree based in PCMD. 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
Further information can be found at http://www.pcmd.ac.uk/or with Graham Titley  (Information Specialist for PCMD)

 

 

1.5.27. BMJ Journals
 

ABOUT

The BMJ Collection of journals contains original scientific studies plus review and educational articles aimed at medical specialists. Please note that we do not subscribe to every journal in this collection.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Joanna Triplett (Information Specialist)

1.5.28. BMJ Learning

 

ABOUT

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) Learning are accredited learning modules for healthcare professionals.

 

GUIDE TO RESOURCE
You will need to register to create a personal account which will then allow access from any device.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Graham Titley (Information Specialist)

1.5.29. Box of Broadcasts (BoB) National

ABOUT

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) National is an innovative shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions.

 

BoB enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. The recorded programmes are then kept indefinitely (no expiry) and added to a growing media archive (currently at over 1 million programmes), with all content shared by users across all subscribing institutions.

GUIDE TO RESOURCE
Bob National guidance

1.5.30. British Education Index
 

ABOUT

A key index of British journal articles, with links to conference proceedings and government and research reports, it covers all aspects of education from preschool to higher education including special needs.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Julie Moody or Julie Luxton (Information Specialists)
1.5.31. British History Online

ABOUT

British History Online contains primary and secondary sources for the history of the British Isles.

 

Some material on this resource is freely available but you will need to sign in to get access to the

entire range.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

 

1.5.32. British Library Archival Sound Recordings

 

ABOUT

The British Library Sound Archive holds many sound and video recordings, with over a million discs and thousands of tapes. Its collections come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound from music, drama and literature, to oral history and wildlife sounds. Formats range from cylinders made in the late 19th century to the latest digital media.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment  (Information Specialist)

1.5.33. British Online Archives
 
ABOUT

Primary documents covering a range of themes across British History. Includes: Industrial Revolution, British Colonies, Political and Social History and more.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

 

1.5.34. British Periodicals (ProQuest)

ABOUT

British Periodicals (ProQuest) provides access to hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images. Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences, music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

 
1.5.35. British Standards Online

Accessing British Standards at Plymouth University

We have access to a select number of British/European/International standards online.

Please note: We do not hold the full collection of standards.

There are 2 resources you can search depending on the subject of the standard.

  1. British Standards Online
  2. Construction Information Service (CIS) – for all construction related standards

Both should be accessed either from Primo or the engineering library guide to gain the correct access. From Primo choose Find Databases tab.

 
 
 

1. British Standards Online (BSOL)

BSOL includes European and international standards together with British Standards and our subscription entitles us to view and download a select number of standards.

Accessing BSOL from Primo you should see the following page:

 
 
 

You have accessed BSOL successfully and can begin searching the collection either by standard number or keyword.

If the standard is included in our subscription you will have the option to download the pdf.

We have 1 concurrent user licence so if you see the following screen, the advice is to close the page and try again later.

 
 
 
 

2. Construction Information Service (CIS) – use this to access all standards relating to the area of construction including civil engineering standards.

Click on View product to access the data
 
 
 
Type in the standard number or keywords
 
 
 
 
 

If you can’t find what you are looking for from either CIS or BSOL please email informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk with as much information as possible.

 
1.5.36. British Union of Fascists: newspapers and secret files
 
ABOUT

In addition to the three principal organs of BUF, Action (1936-1940), Blackshirt (1933-1939) and Fascist week (1933-1934), the present collection reproduces, from the National Archives at Kew, a wealth of information gathered by the Home Office, the Police, MI5 and the Cabinet Office on Mosley and also his second wife, Lady Diana Mosley.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.5.37. Business Source Complete

ABOUT

Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly, full-text business database.  The majority of hits will be full text and others can be checked for full text via Primo using the SFX button.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam  (Information Specialist)

1.5.38. Cambridge Companions

ABOUT

Cambridge Companions Online provides access to the companion books for many classic texts in literature, philosophy, religion and culture.

  

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.5.39. Cambridge University Press Journals
 
ABOUT

Cambridge Journals (referred to as Cambridge University Press Journals) is a multidisciplinary journal publisher.  We subscribe to many, but not all, of the journals available via this website. 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

 
1.5.40. Carl Giles Digital Archive


ABOUT
The British Cartoon Archive is a library, archive and gallery dedicated to the history of British cartooning over the last two hundred years. Located at the University of Kent in Canterbury, it holds the national collection of cartoons of political and social comment published in British newspapers and magazines.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

 

1.5.41. Census Boundary Data


ABOUT

UK boundaries datasets. Provides access to and support for, all census geography products from 1971-2011.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Abigail Heath
 (Information Specialist)

1.5.42. Centre for Interaction Data Estimation and Research
 

ABOUT

Flow Data is part of UK Data Service Census Support, providing data and user support for anyone interested in using flow data from the Census.

 

Census flow data (also referred to as interaction data) relate to the movement of people between places. These can be regular short distance moves such as the daily commute to work, or less frequent - and sometimes longer distance - moves such as migration to a new home or an extended stay in a second address.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Kate Russell (InformationSpecialist)

1.5.43. Child Development & Adolescent Studies


ABOUT

Produced by NISC providing references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact Julie Moody (Information Specialist)


1.5.44. Chronicle

ABOUT
Chronicle provides authenticated users with access to digitised copies of selected news and current affairs material between 1963-1975 covering Northern Ireland and The Troubles, along with web-based tools allowing it to be searched, viewed and annotated.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

 

1.5.45. CINAHL Plus with Full Text

ABOUT

CINAHL Plus with Full Text is a comprehensive research database provides full text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals.  The majority of hits will be full text and others can be checked for full text via Primo using the SFX button.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Julie Moody  (Information Specialist)
1.5.46. Cite them Right Online

ABOUT
The essential referencing resource. This site will help you to reference just about any source, and understand how to avoid plagiarism.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact the Information Specialists informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk

 

1.5.47. Classical Scores Library


ABOUT
Classical Scores Library is largest and most comprehensive online scores database designed to support the teaching and research of classical music. It provides online access to more than 25,000 scores and nearly 440,000 pages that can be printed and annotated.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

 

1.5.48. Clinical Evidence (BMJ)

ABOUT

Clinical Evidence is a BMJ (British Medical Journal) database for finding evidence for the treatment of a number of conditions.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Julie Moody or Joanna Triplett (Information Specialists)
1.5.49. Cochrane Library


ABOUT

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It is a source of reliable and up to date information on the effects of interventions and includes systematic reviews, assessments and clinical trials. 


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Joanna Triplett , Julie Moody or Graham Titley (Information Specialists)

1.5.50. Communist Party of Great Britain archive
 
ABOUT

The archive of the CPGB is extensive. It includes the minutes of the central committees and departments, correspondence, local districts papers, party statements, E.C commissions, national congresses and conferences, speakers notes, subject files, personal files, miscellaneous individuals, youth organisations, Communist International (C.I.) central circular, The People's Press Printing Society (PPPS) (Daily Worker / Morning Star), Young Communist League, non party organisations, material relating to the history of the CPGB, and microfilmed records of CPGB material held in Russia.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

 
 
1.5.51. Community Care Inform for Children
 
ABOUT

A website helping professionals working with children and young people make, and evidence, decisions and assessments
 

Community Care Inform is an online comprehensive data source that contains a wealth of expert-written, practice-related information, including:

·        Guidance to key pieces of legislation

·        Expert articles

·        Practice guides 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Joanna Triplett (Information Specialist)

1.5.52. Construction Information Service (CIS)

ABOUT

Construction Information Service (CIS) is a comprehensive source of technical information for the construction industry, containing full text regulatory and advisory documents, including construction related British Standards, Eurocodes and building regulations.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell or Amanda Russell  (Information Specialists)

1.5.53. DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index

 

ABOUT

DAAI: Design and Applied Arts Index is an indexing and abstracting database covering design and applied arts periodicals from 1973 onwards.  Disciplines include ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, metalsmithing, graphic design, fashion and clothing, textiles, furniture, interior design, architecture, computer aided design, Web design, computer-generated graphics, animation, product design, industrial design, garden design, and landscape architecture.  Use the SFX button to see if we have access to the full text via Primo.
 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Russell (Information Specialist)

 
1.5.54. Defining Gender
 
ABOUT

Manuscripts, printed works and illustrations from both masculine and feminine perspectives.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.5.55. Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source

ABOUT

Dentistry and Oral Sciences Source is an indexing and abstract database covering a wide range of top-ranked dental journals.   Many hits will be full text and others can be checked for full text via Primo using the SFX button.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Graham Titley (Information Specialist)

1.5.56. Depositing Masters Dissertations

The attached document outlines the decision making process that an academic department must complete in order to arrange for the electronic deposit of Masters Dissertations into PEARL. The document also contains a suggested consent form that can be utilised.

Please note: the decision to deposit a particular Dissertation can only be made at programme level. LDS will only facilitate the decision. An individual cannot deposit his or her own work without the approval of the programme lead and completion of due process as described in the document.

1.5.57. Digimap Collections/Ordnance Survey

ABOUT

The Digimap collections include Geology, Marine and Historic mapping as well as Ordnance Survey Map Data.  Data is available either to download to use with appropriate application software such as GIS or CAD, or as maps generated by Digimap online.

 

Please note: New users must first register to use the service. 

 

DIGIMAP REGISTRATION, OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS, GUIDE TO RESOURCE & FURTHER INFORMATION
See Maps & Spatial Data guide.

 

RELATED DATA SOURCES: 
Weather data for Plymouth:
the automatic weather station situated on the roof of the Fitzroy building outputs live data to www.plymouth.ac.uk/metnet.  From that page there are links to the Meteorological data archive for past data going back to 1996

1.5.58. Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)


ABOUT

The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk

1.5.59. Directory of Open Journals (DOAJ)

ABOUT
The primary aim of DOAJ is to increase discoverability of Open Access journals

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk

1.5.60. Downloading your TRIP references to Endnote

ABOUT

The attached article explains how you can add any references you find in TRIP to your EndNote library.

1.5.61. Dreamspark

ABOUT

DreamSpark is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes.

 

ACCESS ROUTE
Register on Windows Live if you haven’t already done so.

 

Login to the student portal and from Your Learning choose Library Media & IT from the drop down menu – this action authenticates you using cookies.

 

Now you can go to the registration link below and you will be recognised as a member of Plymouth University.

 

GUIDE TO RESOURCE
Dreamspark registration guidance

 

1.5.62. E-book Access and Downloading

We subscribe to an increasing number of e-books. These are available for you to read online (and sometimes offline) and can be accessed direct from Primo whether on or off campus, (see attached E-book downloading instructions below). In Primo, click on the 'Online access' link underneath the book title and look for the hyperlink following "Full text available at . . . ".  Note: depending on the resource you may need to sign in, (i.e. either Shibboleth authentication or you University username and password).

Most of our suppliers will allow you to set up a free account with them which allows you to make your own notes within the e-book for future reference. You can also print or download several pages, usually about 10%, but the actual quantity being determined by the publisher or content provider.

Increasingly, publishers are allowing their titles to be downloaded and viewed on a mobile device for reading off-line for a limited period of time. Where ‘Download’ is an option follow the on screen instructions from the content provider (see attached E-book downloading instructions below).

For information on the StatRef ebooks platform please see this article STAT!Ref (Dental e-Books)

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact the informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk


1.5.63. Education Abstracts

 
ABOUT
Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Julie Moody (Information Specialist)

 

 

1.5.64. Education Administration Abstracts

ABOUT
Subject coverage includes educational administration, educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Julie Moody (Information Specialist)

1.5.65. EducatiOn-Line

ABOUT

EducatiOn-Line is a freely accessible database of the full text of conference papers, working papers and electronic literature which supports educational research, policy and practice.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Julie Moody or Julie Luxton (Information Specialists)

 

1.5.66. Eighteenth Century Journals
 

ABOUT

Eighteenth Century Journals brings together rare journals printed between c.1685 and 1835, this resource illuminates all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Topics covered are wide-ranging and include colonial life, provincial and rural affairs, the French and American revolutions, reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe, political debates, and London coffee house gossip and discussion.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)   


1.5.67. EMBASE: Excerpta Medica (Ovid)


ABOUT

EMBASE is a major biomedical and pharmaceutical database indexing over 3,500 international journals in the following fields: drug research, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, toxicology, clinical and experimental human medicine, health policy and management, public health, occupational health, environmental health, drug dependence and abuse, psychiatry, forensic medicine, and biomedical engineering/instrumentation.

ACCESS ROUTE
To check access to the full text of articles via Primo, use the External Resolver link to the right of the article details.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Graham Titley (Information Specialist)

1.5.68. Emerald


ABOUT

Emerald is a journal publishing platform with a strong focus on business strategy; leadership; marketing and human resource management.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam
(Information Specialist)

1.5.69. Environment Complete

ABOUT

Environment Complete is a database of journal article abstracts for any environment related science discipline.  Many hits will be full text and the SFX button will check other hits for full text via Primo.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Abigail Heath 
(Information Specialist)

1.5.70. e-portfolios and PebblePad

e-portfolios and PebblePad

PebblePad is an electronic portfolio system designed to support staff and students in their personal development.  It is completely web-based and works by providing you with a flexible way to plan, record and reflect on your learning.

Your PebblePad account is personally managed by you.  You can use it to create records of your learning, experiences and achievements in order to evidence the growth of your knowledge and skills.  You can easily share your learning 'assets' with employers, tutors and peers, internal and external to the university, and invite comment and collaboration.


How to access your PebblePad account

You can access your PebblePad account by going to http://e-portfolio.plymouth.ac.uk/ and entering your university username & password. Alternatively, you can go via https://dle.plymouth.ac.uk/ and choosing 'My e-Portfolio' from the Tools/Resources drop down menu. 


Help

  • Help on using PebblePad can be found on the DLE (under Help > Student Materials).
  • Students can find any Faculty specific guidance, FAQs and other help under the Faculty Specific section.
  • General help can be found here or by clicking on the question mark button at top right when in PebblePad.

Nursing students who are returning to their course after a period of interruption may not see the correct workbook in their Resources or Assets. If this is the case, you will need to contact ASTI (asti@plymouth.ac.uk) on behalf of the student. When emailing ASTI, copy in Julie Moody for information.


Accessing your e-portfolio when you leave the University

If you are about to graduate or leave the University, you are entitled to a free Personal Pebble+Account for 12 months.  This is provided so that you can take your PebblePad assets with you and continue to use PebblePad to support your personal learning and professional development as you move on to the next stage of your career.

More information can be found from their website.  On the left hand menu click: Tools & Resources then Personal Account.

1.5.71. E-Resources A to Z

Please see the related article links below (A-Z) to direct you to futher information.

 

 

1.5.72. ERIC

ABOUT

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) is is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature.  Some hits will be full text and others can be checked for full text via Primo using the SFX button.



FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Julie Moody or Julie Luxton (Information Specialists)

1.5.73. Essential Science Indicators

ABOUT

Using Essential Science Indicators, you can identify the influential individuals, institutions, papers, publications, and countries in your field of study — as well as emerging research areas that could impact your work.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell  (Information Specialists)

1.5.74. Euromonitor Passport

ABOUT
Provides a complete view of the global industry and economic landscape in more than 200 countries. Also covers product and brand strategy, supply chain management, marketing and advertising strategy, and SWOT analysis. PLEASE NOTE: You will be asked to accept the terms and conditions before proceeding to the database.

GUIDE TO RESOURCE
Please see the attached pdf user guide for further help.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Information Specialist)


1.5.75. European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
 

ABOUT

A guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe between 1493 to 1750 (EBSCO).  It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American people.  Please note there is no full text within the resource.

  

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

 

1.5.76. FAME

ABOUT
This database contains information on 3.8 million companies in the UK and Ireland, 2.8 million of which are in detailed format.

GUIDE TO RESOURCE
Support and help are available on the FAME platform here

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Information Specialist)


1.5.77. Family Law Online

 

ABOUT

A comprehensive portfolio of family law publications showing major changes in practice and procedure to the subtleties of case law development.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Graham Titley (Information Specialist)

1.5.78. FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals


ABOUT

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals is a bibliographic resource covering the foremost academic and popular film journals up to the present day.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

 

1.5.79. Finding newspapers

The library subscribes to a number of newspapers and newspaper collections electronically. Access is through Primo:
http://primo.plymouth.ac.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do

 

In Primo type 'newspapers' in the search box (change search criteria to 'Books, Journal Titles, etc').  Refine to 'Databases' when results returned to see the main newspapers and collections. Alternatively, type in a particular paper (i.e. The Guardian).

 
 

Here are the main collections available:-

 

Nexis

Newspapers and magazines: includes international, national, regional and local titles - see below for attached off campus access guide.

 

Lexis Library

UK national, regional and local newspapers going back more than 20 years.  Within Lexis you will need to choose the News tab to access.

 

Onlinenewspapers.com

A free website giving access to recent news but does not give full or archive content.

 

The Times Digital Archive

Access to the Times online between 1785 - 1985.

 

19th Century British Library newspapers

48 influential national and regional newspapers representing different political and cultural segments of the 19th century British society.

 

17th-18th Century Burney Collection newspapers

Access to 1757-1817 early English newspapers

1.5.80. Garland Encyclopaedia of Music Online

 

ABOUT

Comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

 

1.5.81. Google Scholar


ABOUT
Google Scholar can be used for authenticated access to our subscribed resources. Remember that Scholar searches beyond PU resources and not all hits will be accessible.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk

 

1.5.82. The Grand Tour


ABOUT

This collection (c1550-1850) highlights the influence of continental travel on British culture. It includes letters; diaries and journals; account books; printed guidebooks; travel writing; paintings and sketches; architectural drawings and maps.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.5.83. GreenFILE

GreenFILE is an indexing and abstract database covering global warming, climate change, environmental issues, sustainable construction, sustainable agriculture, pollution, renewable energy, recycling and related subjects.  Some hits will be full text and others can be checked for full text via Primo using the SFX button.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell (Information Specialist)

1.5.84. Harvard style for legal information using EndNote

ABOUT

These notes are aimed at those students providing references to legal material in conjunction with other cited works.  They are based on the generic ‘Plymouth Cite Them Right’ Harvard referencing style. Please check with your tutor and/or module handbook if an alternate referencing style is to be used.

1.5.85. Harvard style referencing for legal information without using EndNote
 

ABOUT

These notes are aimed at those students providing references to legal material in conjunction with other cited works. Please check with your tutor and/or module handbook if an alternate referencing style is to be used.

Law students should refer to the style guide provided by the Law School.

 


1.5.86. Historical Abstracts
 

ABOUT

Historical abstracts is an indexing and abstracting database for History.  Check for full text access via Primo using the SFX button.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment  (Information Specialist)

1.5.87. Histpop - Online Historical Population Reports

 

ABOUT

Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR) provides online access to the complete British population reports for Britain and Ireland from 1801 to 1937.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment
(Information Specialist)

 

1.5.88. Hospitality & Tourism Complete

ABOUT

Hospitality & Tourism is a subject focussed database containing journal articles, industry news and country reports.  Many hits will be full text and others can be checked via the SFX button for full text via Primo.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Russell  (Information Specialist)

1.5.89. House of Commons Parliamentary Papers

ABOUT

House of Commons Parliamentary Papers 1688 – 2004 includes sessional papers with supplementary material back to 1688.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Graham Titley (Information Specialist)

1.5.90. India, Raj & Empire
 

ABOUT
Original manuscript material from 1617 t0 1947, comprising diaries and journals, official and private papers, letters, sketches, paintings and original Indian documents.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.5.91. IEEE Xplore

ABOUT

IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation from computing and sustainable energy systems, to aerospace, communications, robotics, healthcare, and more.


Off campus access steps:

1.      Choose institutional sign in.

2.      Ignore the sign in boxes and choose Shibboleth.

3.      Type in Plymouth and choose Plymouth University.

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell & Samantha Brown (Information Specialists)

1.5.92. i-law.com

ABOUT

i-law.com is a large legal database. Plymouth University subscribes to the sections on Maritime and Insurance law only. These sections provide you with access to many unique resources not available in other sources, eg: Lloyd's Law Reports and Cooke's Voyage Charters.

 
ACCESS POLICY

·         On-campus: click 'Log-in' (top right of the i-Law home page) and then enter your University email address.  Do not edit or alter any other boxes. Agree to the terms and conditions of use.

·         Off-campus: please use tthe guide attached below - an institutional username/password is required: Locate the username/password here.  


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Graham Titley (Information Specialist)
1.5.93. Importing references from Cochrane into EndNote

 
Please see the attached guide below on how to import references from Cochrane into EndNote.

 

1.5.94. Information resources and support for researchers

ABOUT

The Library Research Support Guide provides support and information to PhD students, postgraduate researchers and staff researchers. The guide also provides an introduction to key services and information tools for new researchers or those researchers new to Plymouth University.

 

The team of subject information specialists in the Library are happy to meet and discuss the information resources and support available to researchers in order to support research.

 

GUIDE TO RESOURCE

Library Research Support Guide

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
Please email for further support: informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk

1.5.95. Institute of Hospitality

ABOUT
The website of the Institute of Hospitality, the professional association for managers in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Russell (Information Specialist)

 

 

1.5.96. Institute of Physics Journals

 

ABOUT

Please note that Plymouth only has access to the journal Physics Education via the IOP platform.  We have the archive of IOP journals but no access to current content.

 

OFF-CAMPUS
Click 'Athens/institutional login' at the top of the page to be redirected to the links to our available content.

  

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Kate Russell (Information Specialist)

 

1.5.97. ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) Virtual Library

ABOUT

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Virtual Library hosts content published by the ICE.

Note: We have access to a selection of journals but our subscription doesn’t include everything.  

 

OFF-CAMPUS
If you don’t see the Plymouth University logo you need to authenticate:

      Click on Sign In via Your institution (make sure the cursor is over institution and not athens)

      Choose 'Plymouth University' from the drop down list

      Click on Go to login and sign in using your university username and password

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell (Information Specialist)


 
 
1.5.98. interED

ABOUT

interED is a unique online resource providing lesson plan ideas, news, reports and features for teachers and education professionals working in early years, primary and secondary education.


GUIDE TO RESOURCE

Guide to using interEd video

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Julie Luxton or Julie Moody (Information Specialists)
1.5.99. intermid
 

ABOUT

intermid provides access to the high quality, peer reviewed British Journal of Midwifery.  The site contains all articles published in the journal since 1996.  


Guide to using intermid video

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Julie Moody (Information Specialist)

1.5.100. International Bibliography of Art (IBA)

ABOUT

International Bibliography of Art (IBA) database is an indexing and abstracting database covering the arts including fine art, decorative, antiques, archaeology, museum studies and related fields.  Many hits will be full text and others can be checked for full text via Primo using the SFX button.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Russell (Information Specialist)

1.5.101. Internet Sources for Law

ABOUT

The guide below provides a list of key internet sources for law information from around the world. It covers the UK, Europe, USA and Australia.

 

1.5.102. internurse
 

ABOUT

internurse provides full text access to 13 high-quality peer-reviewed healthcare journals, including the British Journal of Nursing, and the leading journal for wound-care professionals, Journal of Wound Care.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Julie Moody (Information Specialist)
1.5.103. Interpreting Law references
 

ABOUT

A guide to help you intepret law references. What does the 'R' mean in a case name? What does the abbreviations mean when a statute is referred to? (See also the entry 'Law Sources' for help with case report citations).


1.5.104. JISC Historical Texts

 

ABOUT

Includes: EEBO (Early English Books Online) with full-text digital versions of over 125,000 books published in English up to 1700; ECCO (Eighteenth Century Collections Online) a digital collection of all the books published in Great Britain and its colonies during the eighteenth century; and, Nineteenth Century books from the British Library which includes digitised versions of more than 65,000 first editions from the 19th century.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)
1.5.105. JISC Journal Archives

ABOUT

JISC Collections contains the archives of the following journal publishers: Brill, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institute of Physics, ProQuest, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and the Royal Society of Chemistry.  Please note:  there is no current content available via this website.  For access to current volumes please check Primo.

 

OFF-CAMPUS

Click: “Log-in via your institutional username and password” then choose Plymouth University from the list of institutions.

  

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.5.106. JISC MediaHub

ABOUT

Over 3,500 hours of film and 50,000 images from the following archives: News Film Online, Film & Sound Online, Digital Images for Education. Users can also search across collections such as the British Library Archival Sound Recordings, VADS, ARKive and Scran.  Please note: Some collections are held on other web sites; you can search for these through Jisc MediaHub, but the full size images, video and audio are only available via the relevant external web site.
 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

 

1.5.107. The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) EBP Datbase

ABOUT

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is a leading provider of evidence-based information offering content from across the globe and tools to help in the implementation of evidence at various points of practice.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Julie Moody (Information Specialist)


 
 
1.5.108. John Johnson Collection
 
ABOUT

The John Johnson Collection have thousands of items showing the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Includes: 19th century entertainment; the book trade; popular prints; crimes, murders and executions; and advertising.

                                                       

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment
(Information Specialist)

1.5.109. Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
 

ABOUT

The library subscribes to Journal Citation Reports through the Web of Knowledge database.

 

JCR is a resource allowing evaluation and comparison of journals using citation data drawn from thousands of worldwide scholarly and technical journals. It covers most areas of science, technology and social sciences. The reports show you:

 

·        most frequently cited journals in a field

·        highest impact journals in a field

·        number of times an article is cited

 

ACCESS ROUTE

1.       Login to the University Portal with your username and password and then into the Library, Media and IT page.

2.       Select Electronic Library (Primo).  In Primo click on Find Databases (orange tab at top of page).

3.       From A-Z list select 'W' for Web of Science/Web of Knowledge.

4.       Once in the WOK database choose Select a Database. You will see the link to the Journal Citation Reports.

1.5.110. JSTOR Arts & Sciences III Collection


ABOUT

JSTOR is a multi-disciplinary journals archive - coverage is particularly strong on the humanities and social sciences.  Please note that there is no current content available.  Check Primo for current subscriptions.   


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment  (Information Specialist)
1.5.111. Knovel


ABOUT

Ebooks for chemistry & chemical engineering with data search for physical constants, thermodynamic properties etc. plus interactive tables, graphs & live equations to help analyse and manipulate data.  Titles are individually listed in Primo.  Book chapters can be downloaded and saved. There is no limit to the number of concurrent users who can view a book.

 

OFF-CAMPUS
How to access Knovel off-campus (video)

Please note:  The first time you access Knovel you will be asked to register with your Plymouth email address.  

Knovel support videos

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Abigail Heath (Information Specialist)

1.5.112. Known Issues

These are the known issues:

·        Random application of overdue charges on some staff accounts – if this happens to you please email libraryservices@plymouth.ac.uk or speak to a member of staff at the information desk.

·        Display issue on Primo - try changing your browser to Firefox.

If any other issues come to your notice please advise us straight away by emailing libraryservices@plymouth.ac.uk or speak to a member of staff on the information desk.

1.5.113. Law Sources

ABOUT

Please see the guide below for information about the various sources providing you with legal information.


 

 

1.5.114. Lexis Library

ABOUT

Lexis Library is an international database of full text legal resources offering UK legislation and a wealth of case law, news, company, market research and directory sources.  LexisLibrary is complementary to Westlaw and contains different full text textbooks and journals.

 

Lexis also includes access to UK national, regional and local newspapers going back more than 20 years.  Choose the News tab to access.

 

You may be prompted to accept some terms and conditions.

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Graham Titley (Information Specialist)

1.5.115. Literary Encyclopedia

ABOUT

Literary Encyclopedia publishes biographies of major and minor writers; scholarly descriptions of all interesting texts written by these authors, including those often neglected; and a variety of descriptive and critical essays on literary, cultural and historical matters.  The vast majority of its contributors are practising academics who teach the subjects they write about in universities across the world

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.5.116. Literary Manuscripts: Berg Collection

ABOUT
Manuscript collections of fifteen major Victorian authors.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.5.117. Literary Manuscripts – The Brotherton Collection
 
ABOUT
Complete facsimile images of 190 manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse. The whole collection is situated within an assortment of manuscripts including medicinal recipes, household accounts, draft letters, musical scores and plays.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.5.118. London Low Life
  
ABOUT
Brings to life the teeming streets of Victorian London. Explore the gin palaces, brothels and East End slums of the nineteenth century’s greatest city.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.5.119. Lyell Collection


ABOUT

The Lyell Collection brings together key journals, Special Publications and Society book series for Geology & Earth Sciences.  Plymouth University has access to the full collection.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact 
Abigail Heath (Information Specialist)

1.5.120. Mass Observation Online

ABOUT
Mass Observation Online was a pioneering social research organisation whose papers provide insights into the cultural and social history of Britain from 1937 to 1965

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.5.121. MathSciNet (AMS)

MathSciNet
(American Mathematical Society) is a database for searching the mathematical research literature.   
 

OFF-CAMPUS
Please note access is IP only - there is no off-campus access to MathSciNet. 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact 
Samantha Brown (Information Specialist)

1.5.122. Medline (EBSCO)


ABOUT

The premier database for searching the Medical and Healthcare literature. 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Graham Titley (Information Specialist)
 
 
1.5.123. Medline (Ovid)

ABOUT
Medline is the premier database for searching the Medical and Healthcare literature. The OVID interface provides another way of searching Medline to the Ebsco interface.
 

To check for full text access to an article click on "External Resolver"

 
FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Graham Titley (Information Specialist)
1.5.124. Migration to New Worlds

ABOUT
Migration to New Worlds is a database that explores the movement of peoples from Great Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and Asia to the New World and Australasia in nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact 
Ian Rayment  (Information Specialist)

1.5.125. Mintel
 
ABOUT

Mintel is provider of independent market research and trends. 


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Information Specialist)
1.5.126. MLA International Bibliography

ABOUT

The MLA (Modern Language Association) Bibliography is a database covering literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, and dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing.

   

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Amanda Russell  or Ian Rayment  (Information Specialists)

 

1.5.127. Morningstar Company Intelligence

 

ABOUT

Morningstar Company Intelligence provides company & corporate data including financial, company director and share price information.  

   

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Information Specialist)

1.5.128. Music Periodicals Database

ABOUT

International Index to Music Periodicals Database is an indexing and abstracting database covering scholarly and popular music journals.   The majority of hits will be full text and others can be checked for full text via Primo using the SFX button.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.5.129. NetAnatomy

 

ABOUT

Designed to teach human anatomy to students of the health professions, including undergraduate medical and health sciences students.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Graham Titley (Information Specialist)

1.5.130. Nexis
 
ABOUT

UK and global newspapers and magazines.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Information Specialist).
1.5.131. NICE Evidence
 

ABOUT

Evidence search provides access to selected and authoritative evidence and guidelines in health, social care and public health to foster evidence based decision making. It also provides access to the BNF.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Joanna Triplett (Information Specialist)

 

1.5.132. The Nixon Years, 1969 - 1974
 

ABOUT

Complete Foreign and Commonwealth Office files from 1969-1974 providing a British, European and Commonwealth perspective on Nixon’s presidency.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.5.133. OECD iLibrary


ABOUT

OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics plus analysis and data

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Information Specialist)

 

 

1.5.134. Open Access Publishing

 

Open Access Publishing refers to content which can be accessed by anyone, for free and permanently. One route to OA , the Green route, is via deposit into PEARL, the university’s research repository, or to a subject repository such as PubMed Central, NERC’s NORA or ArXiv etc.  PEARL provides access to Plymouth University research to all via http://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk

 

Another route to Open Access, known as Gold OA, is via publishing in journals which are either entirely (‘pure’) OA or have OA options (known as ‘hybrid’ journals i.e. they are subscription journal but with an option to pay for an article to be open access).

 

Some funders such as RCUK have made OA a requirement and HEFCE have announced that from 1st April 2016, all journal articles that are to be submitted to the next REF must also be made OA.  Information Specialists (within the Library’s Academic Engagement team) provide support for authors wishing or needing to make their content OA.  

Further informationcan be found on the Library’s Research Support guide: http://plymouth.libguides.com/research/oa

 

The next REF and Open Access:

Depositing appropriate versions of published work into PEARL, the university’s research repository, will satisfy compliance for the purposes of the next REF as well as many funder mandates.  Deposit is achieved via use of Elements.  Full guidance to staff can be found on the Library’s Research Support guide:   http://plymouth.libguides.com/research/ref

1.5.135. Orbis Bank Focus
 

ABOUT

Orbis Bank Focus currently contains detailed information on 38,000 banks (28,000 US and 10,000 Non-US). By the end of 2016 coverage will reach 12,700 active Non-US Banks, with 5 years’ history for listed banks and 3 years’ for unlisted.

  

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Information Specialist)

 

1.5.136. Oxford Art Online


ABOUT

Oxford Art Online is the access point for Grove Art Online, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics and The Oxford Companion to Western Art.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment  (Information Specialist)

1.5.137. Oxford Journals

ABOUT

Full text access to multi-disciplinary journals published by Oxford University Press.  Please note:  the  library does not subscribe to every Oxford title.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk  

1.5.138. Oxford Music Online


ABOUT

Oxford Music Online is the access point for Grove Music Online and other Oxford music reference resources.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment  (Information Specialist)


 

 

 

 

 

1.5.139. Oxford Scholarship Online EBA

Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) is an online library offering access to thousands of academic works from the celebrated scholarly list of Oxford University Press. OSO covers subjects across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.

The attached document explains how to access the ebooks on- and off-campus.

1.5.140. PathCAL

ABOUT
PathCAL is a set of web based tutorials designed to help students understand the basic pathological principles of disease by exploiting techniques in learning psychology. It can be used by beginners for learning the subject for the first time or by more advanced students for review and self-assessment.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Graham Titley
(Information Specialist)

1.5.141. PEARL

PEARL (Plymouth Electronic Archive and Research Library) is Plymouth University's open access repository of full text research outputs, including research theses. 

PEARL can be accessed at: http://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk 

For more information, including how to deposit PhD theses and research outputs to Pearl, see the Library’s support guide:  http://plymouth.libguides.com/research/pearl

1.5.142. Perdita Manuscripts

ABOUT
Manuscripts written or compiled by women in the British Isles during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.5.143. Periodicals Archive Online (Proquest)

ABOUT
Periodicals Archive Online is a database of backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences providing access to the searchable full text of hundreds of titles. The database spans more than two centuries of content.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact 
Ian Rayment  (Information Specialist)

1.5.144. Performing Arts Periodicals Database

 

ABOUT

Performing Arts Periodicals Database is an indexing and abstracting database covering a broad spectrum of the performing arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theatre, opera, stagecraft and related fields.  The majority of hits will be full text and others can be checked for full text via Primo using the SFX button.

  

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.5.145. Persée
 
ABOUT

Persée is a collection of full text French ‘scientific’ journals in the field of the humanities.  Coverage is particularly strong in history and geography but also covers architecture, art, literature, linguistics and politics. Most of the texts are in French with occasional bi-lingual texts.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)
1.5.146. Plymouth Library Guide for Partner Colleges

Please visit http://plymouth.libguides.com/partners for all the Partner College information you will need.

 


1.5.147. University of Plymouth Masters Dissertations

Dissertations are indexed at title level in Primo along with other resources.  However, searching the digital dissertations platform directly allows for a deeper search of the full text.  Link here: Masters Dissertations

*LOG IN TO SEARCH AND ACCESS FULL CONTENT

Please note:

The library hosts dissertations released by faculties.  Not all are released to the library.  There is no browseable index by programme name.  Try searching using keywords (or phrases in speech marks). You can also browse by year, author, title and subjects (assigned keywords – but not comprehensive!).

Also, some Masters dissertations can be subject to embargoes on grounds of confidentiality or other ethical reasons. There is no University wide policy for submission of copies of Masters dissertations and so there are not complete holdings for every Masters programme. Enquiries should be directed to academic programme staff if examples cannot be found.
1.5.148. Primo Offline?

There are other options to try if Primo is offline, (including system maintenance), for any period of time.  

 

ALTERNATIVE ACCESS ROUTES

Library Subject Guides: Links to key online resources can be found on the Library Guides by subject or by A-Z listing and point directly through to individual database/journal collections without going via Primo.  These are authenticated links and in most cases take you seamlessly into the full text – no further authentication required beyond a Plymouth Portal log on.

·        Library Subject Guides

·        Find Databases A-Z 
 

Typing a specific resource name into your browser search: Some databases will allow you to access the full text via “the back door”!  For example, search for ‘Science Direct’ via Google and sign in via an Institutional log in link.  You will prompted to choose your institution from a list.

·        See an alphabetical listing of screenshots and guidance for each resource showing the ‘back door’ log in route. 

 

Google Scholar: Plymouth’s own Google Scholar link contains the necessary authentication to take you straight into the full text.  Access the link via Find Databases A-Z  under ‘G’.

 

1.5.149. Project MUSE

ABOUT

Project MUSE is a full text resource particularly useful for Humanities and Social Science subjects.  Content includes journal articles and book chapters.  The general search default only returns content within our subscription.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact  Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

 

 

1.5.150. PsycArticles

ABOUT

PsycArticles is a database offering complete access to the full text of more than 90 landmark journals in behavioural science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience.

 

OFF-CAMPUS
“Log in through your Library or Institution”. Select your region as “UK Access Management Federation” and then select “Plymouth University” from the list.

 
 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Joanna Triplett 
(Information Specialist)

1.5.151. Psychometric or psychological tests
 

ABOUT

Students often require copies of psychometric or psychological tests. Suggestions for finding tests:

 

Search PsycInfo and /or Web of Science to find references of articles which use /refer to the test, then access the full text of the most relevant articles. Many articles will refer to the test but may not have the test questions or scales in the article.

 

Check whether the Psychology Information Room in Link 113 has the test – check the catalogue at http://www.psy.plymouth.ac.uk/inforoom/BTests.aspx

 

Discuss your choice of test with your tutor or supervisor, they might have a copy, know where you might be able to get one from or suggest an alternative that is more readily available.

 

Check the internet as some tests might be online or provide a contact name and address. A paper has been put together to see if it is possible to assist some of our partner college colleagues who seem to be experiencing problems authenticating to Plymouth University e-resources where the college also has a subscription to the resource in question. 


 

1.5.152. PsycINFO

ABOUT

PsycInfo is an index to international literature in psychology and related disciplines, covering 1967 to the present day.  Use the red SFX button to find out if Plymouth has a subscription to the electronic full text via Primo.

 

OFF-CAMPUS
“Log in through your Library or Institution”. Select your region as “UK Access Management Federation” and then select “Plymouth University” from the list.

  

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Joanna Triplett (Information Specialist)

1.5.153. PubMed
 

ABOUT
PubMed is a web-based medical and health database produced by the US National Institute of Health. Linking from results to full text content is limited and you may be required to search for the journal title in Primo. 
 

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE and other sources.  It is a freely available.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Graham Titley (Information Specialist)

1.5.154. PubMed Central (UK)

ABOUT

UK PubMed Central covers healthcare and biomedical research.  It is a freely accessible archive of full text and abstract-only, peer reviewed publications.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Graham Titley (Information Specialist)

1.5.155. Regional Business News

ABOUT

Regional Business News resource provides coverage on business related topics at a regional level.  Includes some UK material.   Majority full text.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Information Specialist)

1.5.156. isurv
 

ABOUT

isurv: the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is the official guidance for built environment professionals.  It contains extensive expert practical commentary, legislative guidance, thousands of relevant case summaries and hundreds of ready to use standard letters and forms. Regularly updated, the information is the most up-to-date currently available from the RICS and contains the latest editions of all relevant RICS guidance notes.

 

OFF-CAMPUS

Please note this resource is only accessible on-campus via a networked machine.

  

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Russell (Information Specialist)

1.5.157. Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape


ABOUT

Discover the working methods of Romantic poets and trace the evolution of celebrated verse. Presenting the manuscript collections of the Wordsworth Trust, this digital collection offers access to the working notebooks, verse manuscripts and correspondence of William Wordsworth and his fellow writers, including Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey and Robert Southey.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

 

 

1.5.158. Royal College of Nursing Journal Package (RCN)

ABOUT

Full text access to ten professional nursing and allied health journals including Nursing Standard, Mental Health Practice, Nursing Children and Young People, Emergency Nurse and Nurse Researcher from 2011 onwards.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Julie Moody (Information Specialist)
1.5.159. Royal Society of Chemistry Journals

ABOUT

The RSC is one of the world's leading scientific publishers to the chemical science community.  Plymouth Library has full text access to all journals back to their first volume – many originated in the 19th Century.  We do not have access to the RSC ebooks via this package.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell  (Information Specialist)

1.5.160. SAGE Journals Online

ABOUT

Sage is a multidisciplinary journal publisher.  We have about 140 full text titles within this collection covering a variety of subject areas.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk.

1.5.161. School visits to the Charles Seale-Hayne Library
 

ABOUT

We welcome visits from local school post-16 students and their teachers to access the collection for research and study.

  • The University library is heavily used by our own students and staff. We are only able to accommodate school study visits at quieter times of the year (December-February or June-July)
  • School students are required to attend a library induction session prior to independent visits.  Certificates of attendance will be issued during the induction to any 16-17 year olds who wish to make subsequent independent visits for research.  Under 18s will only gain entry with the certificate and photo ID.


Email us at informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk for more information and to arrange a study visit.


1.5.162. Scopus

 
ABOUT
Scopus is a journal indexing and abstracting database with citation metrics from Elsevier. It covers international research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities (with a growing coverage of book chapters).

Please link through to this Quick Reference Guide for detailed help using this resource.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Graham Titley (Information Specialist)
 

1.5.163. ScienceDirect

ABOUT

ScienceDirect is the website platform for journals published by Elsevier, a leading scientific, technical and medical publisher.  Plymouth has access to the majority of journals including backfiles of some core titles.   

 
FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell (Information Specialist)
1.5.164. SciVal

ABOUT
SciVal can be used to help evaluate the impact of research. Analyse citation and usage data from Scopus which can be used to compare the research outputs of individual researchers, research groups, institutions and countries. 
Please note: Access is restricted to on-campus via an Elsevier username & password. New users to Elsevier must register for an account

Please link through to this Guidebook for detailed help when using of SciVal.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell (Information Specialist)
 

1.5.165. Shakespeare Survey Online

ABOUT
Shakespeare Survey Online Shakespeare Survey is a series of Shakespeare studies and production. Since 1948 Survey has published the best international scholarship in English and many of its essays have become classics of Shakespeare criticism.
 
FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

 

1.5.166. Social Care Online

ABOUT
Social Care Online is the UK's most extensive database of social care information. It includes everything from research briefings, to reports, government documents, journal articles, and websites. It is provided and updated daily by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and is freely available on the Internet. All of the resources contained in Social Care Online are fully abstracted and referenced and many are available in full text.  You can also access the Age Info and the Research in Practice databases from this website.  

GUIDE TO RESOURCE
For guidance on searching Social Care Online please see the online help
http://www.scie-socialcareonline.org.uk/Help/Help

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Joanna Triplett (Information Specialist)

1.5.167. SocINDEX

ABOUT

SocINDEX is a database of journal article abstracts for sociology and related subjects.  Some hits will be full text and others can be checked using the SFX button for full text via Primo.


FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Joanna Triplett  (Information Specialist)

1.5.168. SOLON Online Journal (Promoting Interdisciplinary Studies in Crime and Bad Behaviour)
 

ABOUT

SOLON is a consortium of academics and professionals/practitioners based in a partnership between the Universities of Nottingham Trent, Oxford Brookes, Plymouth, Liverpool John Moores, the West of England and Liverpool Hope. The consortium has a wide-ranging remit to showcase work relating to the study of offensive or anti-social behaviour. 
 

SOLON publishes an open-access journal accessible via this website and also via Primo: Law, Crime and History.

(You can also find links to key databases via your

Library Subject Guide.)

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Joanna Triplett (Information Specialist)

1.5.169. STAT!Ref (Dental e-Books)


ABOUT

Stat!Ref is a collection of electronic books on dental topics. 7 books are available in this resource. You can read each book online or search through all the titles for relevant material.  Please note that there is a restriction on the number of concurrent users so if you cannot access the resource please try again later.

 

NB:  There are many other electronic dental books accessible via Primo.

 

Choose the title you want by clicking on the book title on the left of the screen.

 

Please note:
If you see a screen headed 'Turnaway Notice' this means all our licences are in use. Please wait a short while and try again.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Graham Titley (Information Specialist)

 

1.5.170. Symplectic Elements
 

ABOUT

Elements is the name of the University’s research publication information system. It is produced by acompany called Symplectic. All staff have an Elements profile and can access Elements at: http://elements.plymouth.ac.uk. Please log in using your Plymouth username and password.

 

Elements information can be reused on the Publications tab of the staff profile pages, known as PPPs. Elements information is also used for internal reporting and Plymouth’s submission to the REF. 

 

The next REF and Open Access:

Depositing appropriate versions of published work into PEARL, the university’s research repository, will satisfy compliance for the purposes of the next REF as well as many funder mandates.  Deposit is achieved via use of Elements.  Full guidance to staff can be found on the Library’s Research Support guide:   http://plymouth.libguides.com/research/ref

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For further support or enquiries, please email: servicedesk@plymouth.ac.uk and quote "Elements" in your enquiry.

1.5.171. Talis Aspire
 

Talis Aspire is an electronic reading list system. It can provide easy access to all resources for students, embedding resources directly into the lists. Easy to add and edit. It allows you to build your own library of high quality resources using and reusing single resources.  It is launched from the DLE.

 

Other features of Talis Aspire:

·        Web based, allowing more interactivity than a word document

·        Links to specific records in the library catalogue

·        Links to specific journal articles

·        Links to any web-based resource with a url

 

 

GUIDE TO RESOURCE
Guide to using
Talis Aspire: http://plymouth.libguides.com/aspire

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk
 (Information Specialists)

 
1.5.172. Taylor & Francis Online

ABOUT

Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals covering a variety of subject disciplines.  Please note, not every title is within our collection.


FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk
1.5.173. TRILT

ABOUT

TRILT (Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching) is an extensive online database of UK television and radio programme information.  It is primarily used by the Information Specialists in order to purchase missed recordings not available on BoB.  Please note:  it does not contain the recordings themselves.  To view recordings please access BoB from the library homepage: http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/library

 

OFF-CAMPUS

Choose ‘Plymouth University’ from the list of institutions.

  

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment  (Information Specialist)

1.5.174. TRIP (Turning Research into Practice)
 
ABOUT

TRIP (Turning Research into Practice) is a free online search engine for you to find and use high-quality clinical research evidence.

 

OFF-CAMPUS
Most content is free to access.  When accessing the full text content available through the university’s subscriptions you need to follow the off campus guidance for the particular resource, e.g. Science Direct or Ovid.

 

GUIDE TO RESOURCE

There is an online PDF guide here http://www.tripdatabase.com/static/leaflets/Trip%20Leaflet%20v4%20Optimised.pdf

Many of the reviews and documents are free to access.   You are also able to link in to the full text content we have in the university.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Julie Moody (Information Specialist)

 

1.5.175. UK Data Archive (UKDA)

ABOUT
The UK Data Archive is curator of the largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom. With several thousand datasets relating to society, both historical and contemporary, our Archive is a vital resource for researchers, teachers and learners.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Abigail Heath 
(Information Specialist)



1.5.176. UK Data Service


ABOUT

The UK Data Service is a comprehensive resource funded by the ESRC to support researchers, teachers and policymakers who depend on high-quality social and economic data.

 

Here you will find a single point of access to a wide range of secondary data including the Census Dissemination Unit, large-scale government surveys, international macrodata, business microdata, qualitative studies and census data from 1971 to 2011.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Abigail Heath
 (Information Specialist)

1.5.176.1. University of Plymouth PhD theses

ABOUT
From 1st October 2010, PhD students have been required to deposit an electronic copy of their PhD thesis to PEARL http://pearl.plymouth.ac.uk. A large number of theses submitted from before this date have also been digitalised and added to PEARL.

 

ACCESS ROUTE

Electronic full text PhD theses are stored in PEARL and they can be searched and accessed via PRIMO:

1.       Type in subject keywords and then select "Plymouth University research repositories" from the drop down menu.

2.       The results list will contain details of both PhD theses and masters dissertations.To narrow down the results to just PhD theses, use the Refine My Results options under "Facet local 2". The selection of “PEARL” will refine the list to just show PhD theses.

3.       The"Details" tab provides the abstract and the "View Online"tab or the Title links to the electronic full text.

 

Some theses can be subject to embargos on grounds of confidentiality or other ethical reasons.

 

GUIDE TO RESOURCE
For more information about finding PhD theses on PRIMO, please see the Research Support Library Guide at http://plymouth.libguides.com/research

1.5.177. VADS (the Visual Arts Data Service)

ABOUT

VADS (the Visual Arts Data Service) is the online resource for visual arts. It has provided services to the academic community for 12 years and has built up a considerable portfolio of visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research in the UK.

  
FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Russell or Ian Rayment (Information Specialists)

 
1.5.178. Victorian Popular Culture


ABOUT
Three themed collections: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic; Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks; and Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.5.179. The Vogue Archive

 
ABOUT
Vogue Archive is a database of the full contents of Vogue magazine (US edition) in full colour page image, from the first issue in 1892 to the present, with monthly updates for new issues.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact 
Ian Rayment  (Information Specialist)


 

1.5.180. Warc

 

ABOUT

Warc is a marketing information tool useful for marketing, advertising, media and related subjects.  It includes case studies, best practice, market intelligence and consumer insight.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Information Specialist)

1.5.181. Web of Science

ABOUT

Web of Science is a database of the world’s major journals and conference proceedings in predominantly Science & Technology but also Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. This is an abstract and indexing database and does not link to the full text of every article.  Use the Full Text > SFX button to ascertain whether we have access to the article required.

 

Journal Citation Reports can also be accessed via the Web of Science platform – choose“Journal Citation Reports” at the very top of the Web of Science screen.  The JCR is a tool to measure the impact of journals and to rank them.

  

GUIDE TO RESOURCE
Guide to using Web of Science

See also the provider’s training website

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Kate Russell  (Information Specialists)

 

1.5.182. Welfare Benefits & Tax Credits Law Online (E-book)


ABOUT

Welfare Benefits & Tax Credits Law Online (E-book) is produced for claimants and their advisers.  CPAG’s annually updated Handbook is the definitive guide to all welfare benefits and tax credits.

 
Please note the institutional username and password given in the Primo record under the ‘details’ tab.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Joanna Triplett (Information Specialist)

 
1.5.183. Westlaw

ABOUT

Westlaw is an international database of full text legal resources offering UK legislation and a wealth of case law, news, and textbook sources.  It is complementary to the LexisLibrary  and contains different full text journals and textbooks.  Some journal articles not available as full text via Westlaw or LexisLibrary might be found through a journal title search in Primo.

 

NB: Westlaw will prompt you to set up a My Westlaw account which allows you to store searches and articles in a folder.  Click 'skip' if you do not wish to set up an account.

 

Guide to using Westlaw

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact Graham Titley (Information Specialist)

1.5.184. What is SFX?


SFX is used by some publishers to provide links between electronic resources, i.e. between journal citation indexes (e.g. Web of Science, SocIndex) and the full text of the article. It is used when a particular journal article is not available in the database you are using but may link through to another subscribed database where it is.  The SFX icons may look different but provide the same linking facility.  Generally, you will see the following:-  or

By clicking on an SFX link you will see a window listing links to the database(s) where you can access the item you want in electronic full-text, or you can check the Primo Electronic Library for available print copies.

If there is no full text option listed in the SFX menu, generally that means that the University does not subscribe to the article.  Occasionally there may be a technical error with the SFX server, Primo, or the database you are using, that prevents the correct information from being transmitted between resources. Try checking Primo for the journal title and if still unsure please contact our Information Desk staff in the Library for advice.

I have been linked to the journal title and not the article….

You may find occasionally that you are passed to the publisher’s home page rather than directly to the article you want. There are usually 2 reasons why this happens:-

  • The publisher’s site is not set up to “deep link” to the article   OR
  • There was not enough information provided to the SFX record from the citation to make the direct connection

In either case, simply scroll through the table of contents of the journal to identify what you need. Please let library staff know about specific titles or publishers that cause problems.

If you are outside the university network you must check for any information about off campus access – you can do this by clicking the Details tab below the database name in Primo and then scrolling down to view the Access Policy details.

1.5.185. Wiley Online Library

 

ABOUT

Wiley Online Library is a major scientific, technical, medical scholarly publisher.  Plymouth has access to many, but not all, of the journals on this website. 


 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact GrahamTitley (Information Specialist)

 
1.5.186. Women in the National Archives


ABOUT

This resource comprises two distinct elements: A Finding Aid to Women's Studies Resources in The National Archives at Kew and Original Documents on the Suffrage Question in Britain, the Empire and Colonial Territories.

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact
Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.5.187. XpertHR

 

ABOUT

XpertHR covers the entire employment cycle, and includes good practice, compliance, benchmarking, employment law, recruitment and payand benefits.

 

GUIDE TO RESOURCE

To gain full access you need to link here

You will find the login details for XpertHR at very bottom of page.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For more information on this resource please contact Amanda Southam (Information Specialist)

 

 

1.5.188. Zetoc Electronic Table of Contents


ABOUT

Zetoc provides access to the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents. The database contains details of approximately 20,000 current journals and 16,000 conference proceedings published per year.  There is no full text within Zetoc – it is intended to be an alerting tool to keep researchers up to date with new publications.


OFF-CAMPUS
Type and select “Plymouth University” when prompted.

 

GUIDE TO RESOURCE

See the attached guide below for information on accessing Zetoc and setting up alerts (including alerts trouble shooting)
MIMAS guide to setting up alerts


FURTHER INFORMATION
Zetoc alerts need to be renewed annually.  The renewal email sent by the provider (MIMAS) will contain a link to activate a renewal.  If you experience any difficulties when following this link, try the following steps:

·        Navigate to the library’s authenticated Zetoc link here: http://plymouth.libguides.com/c.php?g=48969&p=315009 in order to first authenticate via Shibboleth

·        Now go to one of your recent ‘Alert’emails.  At the bottom of these emails there should be the following statement:

“If you are unable to see your Alert list when connected to Zetoc Alerts it may be due to a change in the way your institution authenticates to the service. You can transfer this Zetoc Alert list as follows; first ensure that you are logged into Zetoc Alerts with your username and password then click the following link: [Transfer this list using current login details]
You will then be able to amend this alert e.g. renew or make any changes to the search terms.”

·        Click on the ‘transfer this list using current login details’ link

·        You should be redirected to Zetoc and able to see, modify and renew your list.

For more information on this resource please contact  informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk

 


1.5.189. War diaries from the Imperial War Museum: the Great War
 

ABOUT

A collection of personal revealing views of combatants of all ranks, via their personal papers and sound recordings.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information on this resource please contact Ian Rayment (Information Specialist)

1.6. Exam papers

Past Exam Papers


Where can I find past exam papers?

Past exam papers, from the academic year 2008/9 onwards, are available via the Digital Learning Environment: http://dle.plymouth.ac.uk

To locate exam papers:

     Click “My Courses”

     Go to any programme or module site

     Look for the ‘Resource Store’ block (this block is usually located in the bottom left of module sites)

     Click “Past Exam Papers”

If you cannot find the exam paper you require please contact your Faculty Office or lecturer.

 




  

1.7. Ethos - Request UK PhD Theses via Ethos

How can I access UK PhD theses?
 

The British Library has set up EThOS, a service which enables individuals to register online at http://ethos.bl.uk and access PhD theses directly without library mediation. EThOS currently provides details of more than 250,000 theses.

EThOS is also available via PRIMO under Find Databases.

Accessing EThOS:
Register at
http://ethos.bl.uk and then search the database. Click “Pricing and Delivery” – you will be presented with details of theses along with delivery options, turnaround times and cost (if any). Depending on these details, there are then 4 options:

1.      Thesis is available for immediate download.
Action: click the Add to Basket button, accept Terms and Condition and you will then be given a link to download the pdf to your computer.

2.      Thesis can be digitised at no charge; delivery time is quoted.
Action: click the Add to Basket button and accept Terms and Conditions to create an order. You will receive notification by email when the thesis isa vailable for download.

3.      Thesis can be digitised at a given cost; delivery time is quoted.
Action:
either
make a request to the ILL Team, using the British Library Loan form. Please specify that it is a PhD Thesis. Technology & Information Services(TIS) have agreed to cover the cost
or you can place a request immediately and pay by credit or debit card (no refund from TIS).

4.      Thesis not available via Ethos.
Action: make a request to the ILL Team, using the British Library Loan form. Please specify that it is a PhD Thesis and that it is not available via ethos, eg: ‘N/A Ethos’.


FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like more advice and support on using EThOS, please contact your subject librarian if known. You can also email: informationspecialists@plymouth.ac.uk.

 

The ILL Team can be contacted by email: illply@plymouth.ac.uk

1.7.1. EThos - Can I obtain a thesis which is not on Ethos?

ABOUT

There are several web-based sources that you can try (below) to get a copy, some providing immediate access if the thesis you need is not on EThOS.

 

GUIDE TO RESOURCE

Europe

Dart-Europe E-Theses Portal

www.dart-europe.eu/
Allows you to search for theses from Universities in 16 European countries, the majority of which are available for immediate download.

 

Australia

Trove –the National Library of Australia’s discovery website.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/general/theses

This help page gives you tips on how to find Australian theses.

 

Canada

Theses Canada

www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/thesescanada/index-e.html

A portal to find Canadian theses and dissertations. Participation is voluntary, but around 25% of entries are available for immediate download.

 

France

Theses-en-ligne

http://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/TEL

An initiative of the Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe that aims to provide access to doctoral theses submitted to French universities and colleges.

 

Ireland

Rian.ie

http://rian.ie/en

A single point of access to open access Irish research publications, including some doctoral and research masters theses.

 

South Africa

www.netd.ac.za/

The South African national e-theses portal.

 

USA

PQDT Open

www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/pqdt.shtml

This service from the principal provider of US theses is specifically limited to doctoral theses that are available as open access.

 

World-Wide

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations

www.ndltd.org/

The NDTLD site is an excellent starting point for tracing the existing of online theses from around the world. As well as a search, it also maintains a directory of links to other key websites. To search, click on the ‘For Researchers’ box.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you are still unable to find the thesis you need, the Inter Library Loan service may beable to obtain it for you. Place a request using the British Library Loan Request Form available after clicking on Requests on the Primo home page and signing in. In the ‘Publisher’ box you must enter Thesis level and University,e.g.: PhD, University of Plymouth. Failure to provide this information may lead to your request being declined.

 

Please contact the Document Delivery Team for further advice or help.

1.7.2. Adding my own Thesis to the EthOS database?
Question:

I would like my own Thesis added to the EthOS system, can this be done?


Answer:

The British Library are digitising theses as they are requested so if anyone asks to read your thesis it will be added to the system.

If your thesis was written as a Plymouth University student, then Ethos should already have the details of your thesis.

1.8. Primo

Electronic Library (Primo)

What is PRIMO?

Primo® is your gateway to library resources and services: Discover quality books, journal articles, conferences and more with one search.

  • Automatically limits to full text.

  • Save searches and references.

  • Manage your library account. 

See the links below for more information.


 

1.8.1. What am I searching in Primo?
 

SEARCHING PRIMO

You can limit your search in Primo either at the start of your search, before entering any search terms or after you have your results. This article explains how you can limit your search at the beginning by choosing from the drop down menu in the search box:

 

QUICK SEARCH

Your results will include all types of material including books, multimedia, journal articles, conference proceedings, theses etc. Primo collects data from the library catalogue (book titles, journal titles, multimedia, etc), our Digital Repository and Primo Central (a storage containing thousands of data from publishers' sites, and other open data sources. It is continually added to as the company, Ex Libris, negotiates rights with the individual publishers to harvest their data.)

 

BOOKS, JOURNAL TITLES, ETC

This is the quickest and easiest option for searching for books held in the University library. Your results will include details of book titles, journal titles and multimedia. It will not include content from within books and journals.

 

ARTICLES

This is the best option for searching for journal articles. It will not include journal titles, or book titles in the results.

 

PLYMOUTH LABPLUS

This will limit your results to material from the LabPlus collection based in the Davy Building. It contains material relevant to students studying biological sciences, environmental sciences, geography and earth sciences.

 

PLYMOUTH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE COLLECTION

This will limit your results to material from the School experience collection based on Level 2 of the library. The collection contains material to support trainee teachers.

 

 

PLYMOUTH SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

This will limit your results to material from the Special collections based in the Library lecture room. It is of particular relevance to anyone studying the arts and architecture.

 

PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY RESEARCH REPOSITORIES

This will limit your results to material from the Research repositories which includes Plymouth University PhDs and masters dissertations.

1.8.2. Library Account

How to I access my library account using Primo?

   * Select Library Account option on the Primo homepage

    * Sign in using your usual University username and password.

    * Remember to sign out when you have finished using Primo.  This is especially important when using one of the public/open access computers.

    * In your account you have access to Loan information, Fines and fees, Requests and any blocks and messages related to your account.



 

1.8.3. Why can't I see the books I have on loan in Primo?
 

You need to be signed in to view and renew your books.

 

Accessing your Library Account

1.       Choose the Guest link at the top right of the Primo homepage to change to 'Sign in'.  Alternatively, select the Library Account link and sign in here.

2.       Select Loans and follow on screen instructions to see and renew your loans.

 

Remember to sign out when you have finished using Primo. This is especially important when using one of the public computers.

 
1.8.4. How do I save references from Primo to EndNote?

Exporting references from Primo to EndNote

EndNote Web

 You can export individual references by clicking on the result you want:-
            From Send to choose EndNote web (online)

Alternatively you can export several references from your results list by adding to your Favourites:-
  1. Sign in to Primo if you want to keep the references in your Primo account, (top right of screen)
  2. Add the reference to your Favourites by clicking on the pin next to each result
  3. Click on your Favourites link at top right of page
  4. Tick the box beside each reference(s) you want to export
  5. Now choose the "push to" icon (. . . ) above your references.  Select Endnote Web 
Note: the references won't be saved permanently to your Favourites in Primo unless you sign into Primo first.
 
Alternatively watch a video

EndNote

Follow the instructions as above but instead of choosing the option to send to Endnote web choose Export RIS
 
Alternatively watch a video

 

1.8.5. Primo - Searching for books

How do I find out what books are in the library on a specific subject?
 

ACCESS ROUTE
Your best option for finding what books the library holds on a specific subject is to:

1.       Limit your search at the initial search stage by choosing Books, Journal titles, etc.

2.       Type in your topic, for example, cloud computing.

3.       Once you have your search results choose Books from the left hand Resource Type filter, (otherwise resources such as theses and journal titles may be shown).

 

 

GUIDE TO RESOURCE

Video guidance on searching for books on Primo

 

 
 
1.8.6. How do I search for e-books on Primo?


I only want to see what electronic books are available to access?

You can filter your results in a number of ways once you have your search results.

 

ACCESS ROUTE

1.      Enter your keywords into the Primo search box.

2.      From your results select "Full Text Online" from the Availability menu on the left.  From Resource Type select "Books".

3.      Alternatively, you can limit your search before you type in your keywords by choosing "Books, journals titles, etc".  Refine by Availability "Full Text Online", Resource Type "Books", and Date (if required).