International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center in use until 31.12.2017

International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center is a resource for security and threat analysis. It covers regional conflict, terrorism, domestic security and risk management topics. Database provides nearly 3,000 full-text resources (e.g. periodicals, articles, e-books, reports, images, conference papers, news feeds)

Combines scholarly peer-reviewed journals with expert commentary from a variety of organizations, agencies and publishers. It provides timely reviews of recent developments across the international political, military, economic, social and technical spectrum.

Trial at the University of Tampere is valid until 31.12. 2017. In remote access please sign in with your basic user account. You can find trial databases also on Database list.

More information: phankinta@uta.fi

On trial: America’s Historical Newspapers collections

Collections in America’s Historical Newspapers online archive include searchable full text and page images of historical newspapers from across the country.

Trial at the University of Tampere is valid until 14 July 2017. In remote access please sign in with your basic user account. You can find trial databases also on Database list.

Following collections of America’s Historical Newspapers are on trial:

Early American Newspapers 19th century collection (1801-1899) – Often printed by small-town printers, those titles documented the daily life of hundreds of diverse American communities, supported different political parties and recorded both majority and minority views

House and Senate Journals(1789-1817) – This collection is a fully searchable digital edition of the record of floor action from the early U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. It reflects the works of early U.S. Senate and House of represent, and it covers the inaugural sessions, journals of their proceedings, as required by the Constitution, to record the minutes of floor action. It chronicles matters considered on the floor, votes and other actions taken, as well as excerpts from executive department communications and member responses.

Global Perspectives: American Race Relations (1941-1996) – As America transitioned from the Jim Crow era to the Civil Rights movement and beyond, the rest of the world paid close attention. The only comprehensive collection covering these foreign reactions to America’s racial struggles in the mid-20th century is American Race Relations: Global Perspectives, 1941-1996. In addition to providing unique viewpoints on America’s fight for racial justice, this fully searchable online collection also offers rare insight into race relations in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.

African American Newspapers Series 1 (1827-1998)This collection provides online access to 280 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection, which includes papers from more than 35 states, features many rare and historically significant 19th-century titles. Newly digitized, these newspapers published by or for African Americans can now be browsed and searched as never before.

American Slavery Collection (1820-1922) – This digital edition of the American Antiquarian Society’s extraordinary holdings of slavery and abolition materials delivers more than 3,500 works published over the course of more than 100 years. Long awaited in fully searchable form, The American Slavery Collection addresses every facet of American slavery—one of the most important topics in U.S. history. These diverse materials, all filmed in full-resolution color, include books, pamphlets, graphic materials, and ephemera; among them are a large number of invaluable Southern imprints.

American Civil War Collection (1860-1922) – Featuring more than 13,500 works published between 1860 and 1922, this fully searchable collection offers printed items addressing all facets of the Civil War—one of the most pivotal events in American history—and its aftermath.  These diverse materials, all filmed in full-resolution color, include broadsides, lithographs, maps, books, pamphlets, photographs, political cartoons, stereographs, and more.  Coverage extends throughout the Civil War and well beyond into the critical postwar period, a time in which modern interpretations of the conflict began to take shape.

More information: phankinta@uta.fi

On Trial: Data Citation Index and Financial Times Historical Archive

You will find Data Citation Index at Web of Science Core Collection -menu. It provides a single point of access to quality research data from repositories across disciplines and around the world.

More information about the database

Data Citation Index is on trial until 2.5.2017. In remote access sign in with your basic user account.

Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2010 is the digital archive of the newspaper. On trial until 30.4.2017 only on the University network.

Break in Library service’s remote access 23 March from 16:00

There will be a break in remote access to Library’s Andor search service and information resources on Thursday 23 March from 16:00 onward. During the break it is possible to access the Library’s e-books, e-journals, articles and databases only on the University’s computers. The reason for the break is change of the remote access server. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The break should be over by 22:00, but there may be breaks in accessing individual databases or e-journals even on Friday. Please inform us immediately about possible problems with e-resources e.g. via feedback form.

On the same day between 17:00 and 22:00 the University IT Services maintains its servers. This will also cause breaks in the University’s web services. The future dates of the monthly maintenance breaks can be seen on the Maintenance breaks web page on the University intranet.

More information:
Online Services Specialists Heli Vanamo, heli.vanamo@staff.uta.fi

Library’s remote access instructions

Break in Library service’s remote access 23 February from 16:00

There will be a break in remote access to Library’s Andor search service and information resources on Thursday 23 February from 16:00 onward. The break lasts until 22:00 at the maximum. During the break it is possible to access the Library’s e-books, e-journals, articles and databases only on the University’s computers.

The reason for the break is change of the remote access server. We apologize for the inconvenience.

On the same day between 17:00 and 22:00 the University IT Services maintains its servers. This will also cause breaks in the University’s web services. See more information on the University intranet. The future dates of the monthly maintenance breaks can be seen on the Maintenance breaks web page on the University intranet.

More information:
Online Services Specialists Heli Vanamo
heli.vanamo@staff.uta.fi

Library’s remote access instructions

Log in to Andor with your basic user account

Andor-hakupalvelu

From the beginning of the year the login page of Library’s Andor search service was changed. The choice between the two login options has puzzled some customers. Now we have edited the login page so that the difference between the options would be clear to all our customers. For the University students and staff the key to all resources in Andor is the basic user account.

University member, this is how you log in to Andor:

  • Always log in with your basic user account.
  • Add your library card to your account so that you can also make reservations and renew your loans, when you’ve logged in with the basic user account.
  • Only with this log in option you have also remote access to the e-resources the Library has acquired.

When you search for books from the library collections or Finnish articles,
search library collections.
When you search for foreign resources or do extensive searches by subject,
search Andor database.

For searching databases and e-journals use the shortcut links.

Ebrary and Ebook Library e-books will be migrated to new Ebook Central

The migration will happen in two steps. First Ebook Library will be upgraded to Ebook Central and after that the Ebrary books will be migrated to Ebook Central (week 4). No breaks should be expected and the e-book URLs will remain the same.

Ebook Central is designed using the strengths of Ebook Library and Ebrary platforms. The e-book reader will be familiar from Ebrary.

Personal Ebook Library bookshelves will be automatically copied to the new platform. It is also possible to copy Ebrary bookshelf to Ebook Central. See the bookshelf migration guide.

Ebook Central -etusivu

ProQuest Ebook Central LibGuide

More information: Information Specialist Soile Kolehmainen
soile.kolehmainen@uta.fi

New databases and changes in databases for 2017

Tampere University Library has acquired several new databases for year 2017. In some databases user interface or vendor has changed. You will find Information about new acquisitions and changes in databases here.

New Databases:

Altmetric Explorer

Explorer for Institutions is an intuitive platform that enables you to monitor the online activity surrounding academic research.

You can register for University of Tampere Altmetric EFI training session on Thursday Jan 26, 2017 12:00 AM  at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6524176923728765185

ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection

Collection provides access to databases covering the international literature in the social sciences, including politics, sociology, social services, anthropology, criminology, information studies, linguistics and education.  Social Sciences Premium Collection includes the following databases:

Criminal Justice Database

ERIC

Education Database

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) 

Library and information Science Abstracts (LISA)

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (WPSA)

PAIS Index

Political Science Database

Sociology Database

Sociological Abstracts

Social Services Abstracts

Applied Social Science Index & Abstracts (ASSIA)

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)        

Social Science Database

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts (NCJRS Abstracts)

Library Science Database 

Linguistics Database

Policy File Index  

PILOTS 

Web of Science:

Includes now also Journal and Highly Cited Data, which covers Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators -resources.

At the end of last year we acquired also following new databases:

Academic Video Online See description of the database

Illustrated London News  See description of the database

Statista:

One of the world’s largest statistics, market data and research platforms with access to more than 1,5 million data on 80,000 topics. The platform professionally gathers and compiles content from more than 18,000 sources sources worldwide (300-500 new data are uploaded daily. You can download statistics and insert them into presentation

Platform has been changed in these databases:

MLA:  has changed to ProQuest platform

PsycArticles: has changed to Ovid platform

PsycInfohas changed to Ovid platform

Platform has been upgraded in these databases:

Sage Journals Online

Collection has 200 new journals, all together about 850 journals.

Emerald

MathScinet Read about new upgrades: http://www.ams.org/publications/math-reviews/about-mathscinet

You will find the databases in Databases and in Andor library collection

More information: phankinta@uta.fi

Finnish higher education and research institutes continue negotiations on open access with Elsevier

International science publisher Elsevier and Finland’s higher education and research institutes have agreed on one year’s extension to negotiations on electronic journals. More time is needed in order to find a solution for advancing open access, which is an extremely important goal for the Finnish research community. This one year agreement makes it possible for researchers to continue using Elsevier’s journals in 2017 while the negotiations continue.

FinELib consortium, which s represents Finnish universities, universities of applied sciences, and research institutes in the negotiations, has two primary objectives: Getting the increasing price of scientific journal subscriptions under control, and reaching an agreement that improves the opportunities of Finnish researchers for publishing their articles openly online for all to use.

”During the negotiations this autumn, it became clear that regardless of the will of the international research community, Elsevier is reluctant to develop open publishing business models, and instead wants to maintain the old subscription model. The publisher still sees open publishing as a marginal operating model, and not as the future of scientific publishing. It is a delaying tactic from the publisher to charge high additional fees for open articles when higher education and research institutes already pay constantly increasing subscription fees. Now we demand that Elsevier over the next year shows the ability to change and take a new direction towards open access which research community needs and expects.” says Keijo Hämäläinen, Vice-Rector of the University of Helsinki and chairman of the negotiations.

Finland’s course is set towards open publishing through the goals laid out by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Open Science and Research Initiative and the European Union. Open publishing increases the visibility of science and improves the opportunities for the whole society to utilise research conducted with public funds.

Finland’s scientific community has given its support to FinELib’s negotiation goals. Released in late November, the Tiedonhinta.fi site has received 2700 signatures from the scientific research community. The signatories abstain from refereeing and editorial duties for the journals of the publishers involved in FinELib’s negotiations until FinELib can reach the negotiation goals.

”Open publishing and the price of scientific knowledge are themes that are emphasised in similar negotiations all over the world, for example in the current negotiations in Germany” says Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, a member of the negotiation group and Director of Library Network Services at the National Library of Finland. ”Perseverance and a united front are the only way that the scientific community may affect large commercial publishers and effect a permanent change in the models of scientific publishing.”

One year extension to the agreement makes it possible to find an open access model that genuinely promotes open access publishing without increasing the cost of publishing. If no agreement on open access is reached during 2017, the Finnish scientific community might at the end of year 2017 lose access to many important scientific journals.

Further information:
Keijo Hämäläinen, Vice-Rector of the University of Helsinki, chair of the contract negotiation group, tel. + 358 29 415 0640, Keijo.Hamalainen(at)helsinki.fi

Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, Director, National Library of Finland/Library Network Services, tel. +358 50 552 3056, kristiina.hormia(at)helsinki.fi

University of Tampere:
Director of Library Minna Niemi-Grundström
tel. 050 3838 769
minna.niemi-grundstrom@uta.fi

FinELib science journal negotiations page