Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Tip: Using OneSearch off campus to find books and journal articles

A timely repeat of a 2013 blog as we move into first assignment time. All hail, Alan Cockerill the Library Technologies Coordinator for the below information. Alan is the Star Trek Scotty of Starship Library Services (working below decks to make sure the system keeps working). I strongly recommend reading his informative blog entries for both staff and students.

One Search is a great way for anyone to see the broad range of materials we provide to complement study and research from anywhere in the world, even if you aren't a currently working or studying at JCU. But remember when you search One Search from off campus there are some things you won't see unless you login.

Some of our subscription collections are not permitted to be discovered by non-JCU people by the terms of our licensing agreements, so if you are off campus remember to log in by clicking

Which is located at the very top of your search results screen:

This will take you to the Elibary Gateway login screen

Use your JCU login and password and you will be returned to your results page, with access to even more content including Web Of Science citation counts, direct linking to full text, and specialist collections like the Naxos streaming music collection. Even in the simple example shown in the images the number of records returned has jumped by 20%.

Increasingly One Search is direct linking to full text rather that going through Find It@JCU - this can mean if you haven't logged in the full text provider will not recognise you as part of JCU and you may get a screen asking you to pay for an article rather than getting access to our subscription.

So get in the habit of logging into One Search when you're at home, at work, or on the road.

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