LexisNexis Academic Is Now Called Nexis Uni

18 01 2018

LexisNexis is shutting down its LexisNexis Academic platform this month and migrating us over to the new Nexis Uni interface. There is now a link to “Nexis Uni” on the A-Z databases page. The existing link for “LexisNexis Academic” has been relabeled as “LexisNexis Academic is now Nexis Uni” and redirected to point to the Nexis Uni interface; we’ll leave this set of dual links in place for the rest of the year.

If you’d like to dive in to the documentation from LexisNexis about the new interface, try these:

If you’ve got links to LexisNexis in a LibGuide you authored and you re-used the official database link, it will automatically get updated to the new URL. If, though, you have typed out in text somewhere on your guide the name “LexisNexis” you will want to change that to “Nexis Uni.” Here is a search in the LibGuides system of all pages where the word “Lexis” appears. Please review these search results and update any mentions of LexisNexis to reflect the new name, Nexis Uni.

 





ProQuest Scheduled Downtime on January 27-28

18 01 2018

Date and Time

Saturday, 27 January, 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, 28 January, 6:00 a.m.

Affected Services and Resources

  • All databases on the ProQuest platform
  • RefWorks




New Database: Trade Catalogues and the American Home

8 01 2018

We’ve added a new primary source collection to our databases: Trade Catalogues and the American Home. The collection includes hundreds of illustrated product catalogs and other marketing ephemera from 1850 – 1950. Links to this database can be found on the A – Z list of databases and on the history databases page. If you’d like to see a link to this database on other subject database pages, just let me know.





Firefox Problem in OneSearch Is Now Fixed

19 12 2017

The November 2017 update of the Primo software has fixed the problem we were seeing with searches run in OneSearch by users in the Firefox browser (see this October 6 blog post for details).





Database Trial: CQ Voting and Elections Collection

19 12 2017

Description (from the vendor)

Find top-quality reference narratives and documents on elections, parties, voter behavior, and campaigns. Extract election results by meaningful characteristics: candidate, office, locality, and race type over time. Access U.S. election results across states with great historical depth and accuracy.

Trial Ends

January 19, 2018

Access

On and off campus

Feedback

Please share with any faculty who might be interested and recommend they use the trial feedback form (also linked to on the Trials tab on the databases page).





Database Trial: Political Handbook of the World

19 12 2017

Description (from the vendor)

Political Handbook of the World provides thorough and accurate information on the major aspects of each country’s government and political party system. …[F]eatures country profiles that include:

  • Key facts: Political status, area, population, major urban centers, official language, monetary unit, heads of government, heads of state, ambassadors, and U.S. and U.N. representation.
  • Government and political history: Historical trends, regime changes, constitutional history, and regional and global policy issues of concern.
  • Current Issues: Headline-making events, trends, controversies, and challenges.
  • Political parties and organizations: Leading and minor parties, quasi-partisan and extra-systemic organizations, alliances, party histories, ideology, and leadership.
  • Legislatures and cabinets: Recent national election results, legislative leaders, cabinet ministers.
  • Communications: Names, circulation, and political affiliation of major national media; news agencies; television coverage and Internet usage.

Trial Ends

January 19, 2018

Access

On and off campus

Feedback

Please share with any faculty who might be interested and recommend they use the trial feedback form (also linked to on the Trials tab on the databases page).





Shortcuts to the OneSearch Interface

12 12 2017

If you need to get to the OneSearch interface and don’t want to run a search first, here are some options:

  1. On the yellow search bar, select the “Articles” option (or “Videos” or “Books + Articles + Videos”) and then click the “Advanced Search” option just below the “Go” button on the search bar.
  2. On the A-Z list of databases, look for the link to “OneSearch” on the “O-P” tab.




Off Campus Access to S&P NetAdvantage Is Working Again

10 11 2017

Users from off campus can now connect to S&P NetAdvantage again. As I had suspected, the settings from S&P had changed with no notification from them and required me to tinker with the settings in our EZproxy server.





Remote Access to S&P NetAdvantage Not Working

10 11 2017

If you’re off campus and try to connect to S&P NetAdvantage, you’ll see our login screen first and then after entering your credentials will see this one from S&P, which we should never be seeing and which off campus users won’t be able to get past:

S&P login page

On campus access is fine. It is likely that S&P once again was fiddling around on the back end of their systems and failed to realize that they’d be breaking remote access for academic customers that use EZproxy software (and that’s most of us colleges and universities) to manage off campus access. I’ll have to fiddle around with the settings in EZproxy for this database to see if I can restore remote access. Look for an update here when that fix is made.





Real-Time Availability for Books Restored to OneSearch

3 11 2017

Ex Libris fixed a problem that was plaguing the last release of the Primo software that prevented real-time availability of books being displayed in item records if those books were held in other libraries in your consortium. Now, if you click through to the record for a book, you should see up-to-date status info for Baruch’s copy and other CUNY libraries that also have that book.

Sample item record in OneSearch for a book (Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky)








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