Resource Lists: troubleshooting

It’s the start of semester and all Semester 1 lists are published – we’re now working on Semester 2 lists. However, we’re hearing that some students are having issues accessing their lists via Learn. While we do some investigating, there are workarounds in place.

If  you’re having problems accessing their Resource Lists, and see an ‘illegal institution’ error message, there’s a few things you can try:

  1. If you’re going through LEARN, don’t use Internet Explorer! Use Chrome or Firefox;
  2. If you’re going through LEARN and using Safari, you may need to change your browser settings to ‘accept cookies’;
  3. If you’re still having problems, you can log in through the homepage (http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk ). You need to make sure and sign in to have full text access to resources (go to ‘Guest’ top right of screen to log in).
  4. If you’re still unable to access Resource Lists, we can check your  Library account is set up correctly – if this is the case, drop us a line (library.learning@ed.ac.uk  ) with your details and we’ll investigate.

There’s a  student guide and further information on the Information Services webpages: http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/research-teaching-staff/resource-lists

Please keep an eye  on the Resource List blog (http://libraryblogs.is.ed.ac.uk/resourcelists/  ) and/or follow us on Twitter @ResourceListsEd for regular updates.

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Resources for Christian ministry and worship at New College Library

Today New College welcomes ministers and worship leaders to a CPD day focusing on Biblical resources. Topics include current scholarship on the Gospel of John and Advent themes in the Hebrew Bible.

At New College Library, we welcome people working in the church to use our outstanding theological collections for research and continuing professional development. Read More

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Resource List: Permalinks

You can generate a permalink for your Resource List which you can then add to a web page or document.

Don’t copy the link in the browser address bar.

Instead, go to the ‘Reading Lists’ option menu (…) at the top of your list and select ‘Permalink’ from the drop down menu. You have the option to create a permalink to your list here.

Any permalink you use should have “SAML” at the end. Eg

https://eu01.alma.exlibrisgroup.com/leganto/public/44UOE_INST/lists/15088379880002466?auth=SAML 

 

 

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Resource Lists- remember to sign in!

If you’re using Resource Lists via the Find lists homepage: http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk and you’re having problems accessing resources on a Resource List, check if you’re logged in.

If you see ‘Guest’ in the top right of the screen you’re not logged in!

Not Logged in, ‘Guest user’

If you’re a ‘Guest’ you can still see the list but you won’t be able to click through for full text access.

Click on ‘Guest’ and use your EASE details to sign in. When you see your name, you can start using Resource Lists and should be able to access all the resources on your list.

Logged in

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How to…read your reading list and search for readings in the Library

Got your reading list but not sure what you’re being asked to read (is it a book, is it an article, is it a bird, is it a plane…)? Or are you just not sure how you’re meant to search for and find these items in the Library (in print or online)?

It may just be the first week of semester but many of you will already be required to start reading material in preparation for your lectures, seminars or tutorials. Finding and accessing this material can be an early hurdle for many new students but don’t panic, it can be a lot easier than you think.

Learning how to read your reading list and recognise references now will make you more confident using the Library and will save you a lot of time in your studies later. And these skills will be of use to you at all stages of your University life and beyond.

What’s in a reading list?

Reading lists are just lists of essential, recommended or further readings for your course. They can include a wide range of material including books, book chapters, journal articles, documentaries, films, newspaper articles, websites, blogs, etc., but I am going to concentrate on the 3 most common:

  • Books
  • Book chapters
  • Journal articles

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On trial: State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century

Following a request from a student in HCA I’m pleased to let you know that the Library currently has trial access to State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782, Part II: State Papers Foreign: Low Countries and Germany from Gale Cengage.This contains the papers written or received by the secretaries of state in the course of British diplomacy in the Low Countries and Germany through the 18th century.

You can access this resource at State Papers Online: Eighteenth Century, 1714-1782. Access is available on-campus. Off-campus access is only available if using the VPN.

Trial access ends 6th October 2017.
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Welcome to New College Library 2017 #edwelcome

divinity-libraryA big welcome to all students starting and returning to the University of Edinburgh, at the beginning of Welcome Week 2016. We’re looking forward to meeting you. To help you get started with Library & IT services at the University, check out this ‘Useful Information for New Students’ page : www.ed.ac.uk/is/new-students. Don’t forget to collect your University card from the Main Library in George Square.

You can find out more about New College Library at http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/new-college-library and about library resources for Divinity at : http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/subject-guides-divinity. 

I’ll be running library tours that are open to all UG and PG students on Friday 22 September at 1.15pm and on Friday 29 September at 1.15pm – as well as meeting many of you in the introductory Welcome Week sessions.

Christine Love-Rodgers – Academic Support Librarian

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What’s New in DiscoverEd – September 2017

The latest release of DiscoverEd includes some very useful new features and functionality.  Read on for full details…

1. New Filter for Special Collections Material

A new “Special Collections” filter has been added to the Show Only filters section.   Selecting this filter allows you to limit the results of your search to material held at the Centre for Resource Collections (CRC) and other special collections in the Main Library, the Library Annexe (our off-campus storage facility), New College Library, Moray House Library and ECA Library.

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2. Exclude/Include Multiple Filters

It is now possible to select multiple filters to include or exclude items from your search results:

To include a filter, hover on the filter name and click on the tick box which appears to the left.

To exclude a filter, hover over the filter name and click on the Exclude This.. icon which appears to the right.

You can exclude or include as many filters as you wish.   When you are finished making your selections, click on the APPLY FILTERS button to apply your selected filters to your search results.

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3. Sticky Filters

It is now possible to apply a set of filters to a search and make them “sticky” for the remainder of your DiscoverEd session.   For example, you may wish to make the “Full Text Online” Show Only filter and the “Books” Resource Type filter sticky.  This would result in subsequent searches being limited to electronic books.

To make filters sticky:

  1. Run an initial search in DiscoverEd and apply the filter(s) you wish.
  2. In the “Active filters” section, hover over the name of a filter you wish to make sticky.  A small opened padlock icon will appear.  Click on this icon and it will change to a closed padlock icon.  Repeat this process for each of the filters you want to make sticky.

If you want to remove sticky filters at any stage in your session, simply repeat the above process, this time changing the closed padlock icon back to the open padlock icon.

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4.  Sort items in My Favourites

It is now possible to sort the items you have stored in My Favourites by Date Added, Title and Author.

To use this functionality, simply go to your My Favourites and use the Sort by dropdown menu to apply the sort order you require.

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5. Support for RSS Feeds

DiscoverEd now allows you to harvest the results of a saved search in your chosen RSS reader application.

  1. Make sure you are signed in to DiscoverEd.
  2. Run a search and click on Save this search to My Favourites.
  3. Go to My Favourites and select the SAVED SEARCHES tab.
  4. Click on the RSS icon on the right hand side of the display.
  5. Follow your usual procedure for setting up an RSS feed in your browser or dedicated RSS reader application.

You can also create an RSS feed for any of the searches you have already saved in My Favourites by following steps 3-5 above.

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Interactive Integrated Pest Management

The final post from Sophie Lawson, our conservation Employ.ed intern, in this week’s blog…

We are approaching the end of our Conservation E-learning project, with a completed trial resource being prepared to go to our first focus group. The resource focuses on providing the user with an introductory level of knowledge of Integrated Pest Management, with a focus on the problem of insect pests in Special Collections storage. More specifically, the resource aims to provide a wider knowledge of the following: an introduction to Integrated Pest Management (or IPM), how an IPM plan is implemented, pest identification procedures and the quarantine and treatment procedures within an institution.

The interactive menu-based home screen of the trial e-learning resource

Quarantine and Treatment clickable menu screen

Identification clickable menu screen

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On trial: Codices Vossiani Latini Online

Thanks to a request from a member of staff in Classics, we currently have trial access to Brill’s Codices Vossiani Latini Online which publishes all 363 codices which form the world-famous Latin part of Isaac Vossius’ manuscript collection held at Leiden University Library.

 

You can access this resource via the E-resources trials page. Access is available both on and off-campus.

Trial access ends 27th September 2017.

Screenshot from VLQ 079 – Aratea, c. 850.

Isaac Vossius (1618-1689) was a Dutch scholar and collector of manuscripts, maps, atlases and printed works, who for a few years was also the court librarian to Queen Christina of Sweden. According to contemporaries Vossius’s extensive library was the best in Europe, if not the world, and after he died his library of books and manuscripts was sold to the University of Leiden. Read More

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