Posted on August 8th, 2012 by Paul Stainthorp
The Library has access to Scopus on a trial basis, until 6 September 2012.
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature. Scopus contains 47 million records (70% with abstracts) from 19,000 titles, and from more than 5,000 international publishers. Covers scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and, more recently, also in the arts and humanities.
You can log in to Scopus via the Portal or Blackboard.
N.B. individual Athens login to Scopus is not yet available, so personalised functions (search alerts; document citation alerts; saved searches) are not currently available to University of Lincoln users.
When you search Scopus, you can check whether an article is available in full text at the University of Lincoln, by clicking on the “Find full text” link underneath each article in the search results.
The University of Lincoln will be using this trial period of access to investigate how bibliometric/citation data from Scopus can be combined with data from the Lincoln Repository to provide services to help with research information management and the REF 2014.
There’s a suite of help guides for Scopus, here.
For more information on Scopus please contact your subject librarian.
Posted on May 15th, 2012 by Paul Stainthorp
We’re now using a new version of the ProQuest database search platform for access to 11 library databases from the ProQuest company. This includes several familiar databases on an ‘academic’ version of the platform (including our full-text ProQuest business and biology content as well as the abstract-and-index databases which used to be part of Cambridge Scientific Abstracts), and three education databases (formerly of Dialog Datastar) on a ‘professional’ platform. The login links to all 11 databases have been updated on the University Portal and on the e-journals A-to-Z.
1. ProQuest academic platform (most databases)
2. ProQuest professional platform (ex-Dialog Datastar education databases)
N.B. the ERIC database is available on both platforms.
When logging in to certain of these databases, you may be asked to confirm your institution. You can do this by selecting ‘United Kingdom (UK Access Management Federation for Education)’ from the first drop-down menu – then ‘University of Lincoln’ from the second drop-down menu which then appears – before clicking on ‘Login’.
For help with using these or any Library databases, please contact your subject librarian!
Posted on January 20th, 2012 by Paul Stainthorp
The trio of education abstract/index databases, BEI (British Education Index), AEI (Australian Education Index) and ERIC, have moved from the Dialog Datastar search platform to a new home provided by ProQuest.
To log in to the databases on their new platform:
If you are off campus, log in using your network\accountID and password.
Click on the ‘big green button’ link to log into the database.
- Go to the page on the University Portal for the database you want to search:
You will be taken to a web page headed “Login through your library or institution”. From the drop-down menu marked “Please select your region…”, choose the option “United Kingdom (UK Access Management Federation)” and hit “Select”.
Then, from the second drop-down menu which appears, select “University of Lincoln” and hit “Login”.
Finally, from the “Athens login” page which appears, click on the orange link marked “Go to the University of Lincoln login page »“.
You will be taken to the ProQuest platform from where you can search all three education databases.
N.B. For the time being, this change only affects the three education databases listed above. However, the other databases on the ‘legacy’ ProQuest platform—ABI/INFORM Global and the ProQuest Biology Databases—will shortly be moving to their own new search platform with a similar login process.
If you have any questions about these or other Library databases, please contact your subject librarian.