Summon failing to link to articles?

We’ve had a few reports today of people having problems linking to articles via Summon. It seems to be occurring intermittently at the moment and our suppliers are aware of it but you may find that when you click an article link you receive the following error message:

HTTP 404

In most cases refreshing the page or re-running the search and then trying to access the link again solves the problem. However if that still fails you may need to access the journal directly using our A-Z of journals page.

Here’s how:

Make a note of the journal title and article from the Summon results page:

Summon resultThen click the UCS libraries logo at the top left of the page and then the A-Z of Journals link from the library homepage:

Finding the A-ZEnter the title of the journal and click search:

A-Z of journalsClick the link to the journal:

Journal linkYou can then re-run your search. The journal above is available via Science Direct which has a search box at the top of the page but other databases may look slightly different:

Science DirectYou should then be able to access the article:

Article link


Please email learningservices@ucs.ac.uk if you have any questions or further problems

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Introducing the brand new Literature Online (LION) Interface

lion_trademark_colourThough we’re sad to see the demise of the purple lion we’re also excited to announce that June 28th 2014 will see the full release of the brand new Literature Online (LION) interface.

With a fresh new look, and a more powerful search engine, the new Literature Online will provide users with a faster, more efficient search experience, while you will continue to benefit from the bespoke features and functionality that make Literature Online the premier tool for serious literary research.lion_new_home

Important information about My Archive

The ‘My Archive’ feature on the older version of Literature Online will be deactivated on the 28th of June. In order not to lose your saved documents and searches you must create a new account in the new interface and add the items to it.

Access to the old version of LION will be available from here: https://login.library.ucs.ac.uk/login?url=http://lion.chadwyck.co.uk/ until the 28th of June.

About Literature Online

Literature Online is the leading online resource for the study and teaching of literature in English. It is a fully integrated service that combines the texts of over 355,000 literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources. Literature Online’s collection of accurate poetry, prose and drama is relied upon by researchers around the world on a daily basis and the essential criticism and reference resources, including an ever-growing library of full-text journals and author biographies, helps keep you up to date on the latest research into every aspect of literary and linguistic study.

More information

A guide to all aspects of Literature Online (LION) including content, searching, and viewing results is available here: http://proquest.libguides.com/lion

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please email eresources@ucs.ac.uk.

Summon goes all responsive!

responsive+designWe’re excited to announce Summon has now been optimised for mobile devices.

We hope this will create a seamless experience whether you’re using a desktop, tablet or mobile device.

How does it look?

Functionality remains exactly the same although the appearance will look slightly different depending on the device you’re using.

iPad

Click the menu icon on the right-hand-side of the screen for additional links:

IPad MenuTo find out more information about an item click the ‘arrow icon’

ResultAdditional information will appear on the right-hand side of the screen:

Result2On a mobile phone:

You will find additional options under the filter and menu buttons:

Windows phoneFind out more at: http://www.proquest.com/blog/2014/The-Summon-Service-Goes-Responsive.html

If you have any feedback, comments or suggestions please let us know: library@ucs.ac.uk

Using Google Scholar to find UCS Library resources

We like Google Scholar and we’re sure many of you find it to be an incredibly useful way to quickly and easily search for scholarly literature and while we may like you to start every search from the Library website we also want to try and help you make the best use of this and other free resources.

So this is our quick guide to how you can use Google Scholar to find UCS Library resources.

Setting up Google Scholar

When you’re on-campus at UCS Google automatically recognises that you’re from UCS and where an article matches our holdings a ‘Full-Text @ UCS Library link will be displayed next to the search results. However if you’re working off-campus you will need to tell Google Scholar that you want to include links from our Library.

Here’s how:

1. Go to: http://scholar.google.com

2. Click the ‘Settings‘ link at the top of the screen:

Google Scholar3. Click ‘Library links’ on the left-hand side of the screen. If you use RefWorks you can also set-up the import feature in Google Scholar from this screen.

Settings4. Type ‘University Campus Suffolk‘ into the search box and hit enter or click the magnifying glass:

Library links5. Tick ‘Full Text @ UCS Library’ and save the settings.Library links2 6. Now you should see ‘Full-Text @ UCS Library‘ next to any resources that are available through our subscriptions.

Full Text ResultHowever this isn’t always 100% accurate so we would always advise that you also try searching for an article via Summon or the journal title via the A-Z of journals page if you’re unable to access from Google Scholar.

One final tip

Sometimes the ‘Full-Text @ UCS Library‘ won’t appear but we may still have access. Click the ‘More‘ link under the abstract and you may see an additional option to ‘Check UCS Library’. This will run an additional search to try and find a match in our holdings:

Check UCS LibraryThis may take you directly to the article or to a results screen which will advise whether the content is available. The ‘Article’ link will take you directly to the full text article while the ‘Journal‘ link will take you to the journal homepage allowing you to browse the complete contents.

360linkAny questions, comments or suggestions please let us know at: eresources@ucs.ac.uk

How to down­load your Ebrary ebook for the first time, in 18 easy steps

ebrary

Ebrary makes it really simple to download a chapter: just click the “Download” button but unfortunately downloading an entire ebook can be a little tricky particularly the first time.

In order to download an entire ebook you’ll need an ebrary account, Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions and an Adobe ID.

Here’s our step-by-step guide:

1. Once you’ve found your ebook, click the “Down­load Button.” 

Sign in2. In order to down­load a book, you have to cre­ate an Ebrary account – click the sign in at the top right-hand side of the page. This may automatically sign you in but if not click “Create an Account”

3. Once you cre­ate the account, you have to sign in, of course. From now on, you’ll be prompted to sign in when you want to download.

4. You’re not quite done. Get­ting the par­tial ebook on PDF is easy, but to get the entire book you have to down­load Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions.

5. At the Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions site, find the download link

Download ad0be

6. When the file download box pops up click “Run”

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7. After you click “Run” you get another screen, where you have to click “Run” again.

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8. Click to accept the licence terms and then click “Next”

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9. Then click “Install”

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10. One more click and we’re done!

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11. Well, almost you still have a lit­tle set­ting up to do. It turns out you can’t down­load the ebook with­out cre­at­ing accounts with both Ebrary and Adobe. So it’s time to do that.

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12.  Fill in all that infor­ma­tion and click “Create.”

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13. Suc­cess! Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions is activated.

14. Only you don’t have any books yet. So go back to the Ebrary down­load page and click “OK.”

15. Now you’ll get a prompt to down­load the ebook. Click “Save.”

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16. Give it a proper filename – the title of the book is normally a good idea.

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17.  If Adobe Digital Editions does not open the file automatically, locate the ebook on your hard drive and double-click the file to open it in Adobe Digital Editions

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18. And now we have our book. Through Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions, it can be moved to var­i­ous ebook read­ers and devices. Unfor­tu­nately, despite hav­ing accounts with both Ebrary and Adobe at this point, it doesn’t sync across com­put­ers. So if you down­load a book onto one com­puter using Adobe Dig­i­tal Edi­tions, you won’t be able to log into Adobe from another com­puter and access the book.

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So, there you have it. How to down­load your Ebrary ebook for the first time, in 18 easy steps.

Problems linking to Cambridge Companion eBooks

There is currently an issue with links to ‘Cambridge Companion’ eBooks from both Summon and the Library catalogue.

Library catalogue:

Narrative

Summon:

Postmodernism

Instead of taking you directly to the requested eBook you may see an error message reporting that your request could not be completed:

Couldn't complete request

This has been reported to ProQuest and will hopefully be resolved soon but in the meantime you can still access the eBook by clicking the ‘Criticism‘ link on the menu bar and then choosing ‘Cambridge Companions to Literature’:

Criticism

Then use the A-Z list to choose the title you’re interested in:

Narrative link

You can then browse the contents of the book and access chapters by clicking the title or ‘Full text’ links:

Results

If you notice any other problems or have questions please email: eresources@ucsac.uk

Book Reviews in Summon search results

In an attempt to improve the quality of results retrieved by Summon we have decided to exclude ‘Book Reviews’ from the initial results screen. You will notice on the left-hand side of the screen that ‘Book Review’ is now crossed out. To re-include them you just need to re-click the ‘Book Review’ link:

Book reviews

To remove all filters you can also click ‘Clear Filters’ at the top left of the screen:

Clear filtersThere may be times when you want to search for book reviews and all you need to do is click ‘Book Review‘ under the content type and once it’s highlighted in orange the results will now be limited to only book reviews matching the keywords you’ve entered in the main search box:

Book reviews only

If you have any comments or notice any problems please let us know by email: library@ucs.ac.uk or phone: 01473 338700.