Help on Journals, articles and datasets

 

What can I find in the Journals, articles and datasets zone?

The Journals, articles and datasets zone contains resources from a range of organisations. These include individual institutional repositories, Gale, Informit  and other sources of research data.

These resources include material that is freely available as well as material with access restrictions. For subscription resources, Trove provides members of subscribing libraries the ability to go directly to the resource, after authentication by their library or the content provider.

 

How do I search only freely available or open access resources?

To limit your search to freely available articles only, select the 'Available online' checkbox, then, after completing your search, select the 'Freely available' facet under 'Availability' in the left-hand column.

eResources from subscription databases will appear as 'Freely available' if you are logged in and have selected a subscribing organisation as one of your libraries. They may also appear as 'Freely available' if you are onsite at a subscribing organisation. This does not guarantee access to the resources, as you still need to have permission to access the resource. When you access the resource in Trove your access options will appear under 'Available from your libraries'.

Open Access resources will always appear as 'Freely available' under 'Availability'. When you access the resource in Trove, these will include a link a green tick labelled 'Available online' beneath the heading 'Locations where this may be found on the internet'.

 

What do the boxes in the bottom right corner of the search results mean?

Content in the Journals, articles and datasets zone that may be available online will have one of the following boxes in the bottom right corner of the search result:

View online or View online via... - These are resources that are freely available online to the user. These resources may be available as open access, or through a library subscription. There may be multiple access options for these resources, and access may require authentication.

View online (access conditions) - These are resources that are available online, however there are conditions on access to these resources. The user may have access through a library subscription, pay-per-view, or by contacting an organisation that holds a copy of the resource.

Possibly online - These are resources that may be available online, however Trove has not been able to confirm if the record links to the resource or to a related website.

Results may also have a box showing the number of organisations that hold a resource. These may appear in addition to the box showing that the resource is available online. If there is no box in the bottom right corner of the search result, the user will need to open the record in Trove for possible access options.

 

How do I access resources that have a 'view online' or 'view online via...' box in the results list?

To access resources with a 'View online' box, click on the box. This link will take you either directly to the resource or to an authentication page for your organisation.

To access resources with a 'View online via...' box, click on the box. This link will give you an option of how to access the resource. e.g.
View online via...

To access the resource, click on the link for your preferred database and/or library. This link with take you either directly to the resource or to an authentication page for your organisation.

The authentication page that you see will vary depending on the subscribing organisation. To log in to a resource using a subscription it is necessary for you to be a member of that organisation. If you are unsure of what details you need to log in, contact the subscribing organisation.

To view more information (e.g. where published, subjects, summary, author/s and date) about a resource before accessing it, click on the title of the resource. This will take you to the work screen. On this screen you will see further information about the resource, as well as a box showing the availability of the resource. For open access resources you will see a link to the resource under 'Locations where this may be found on the internet', for subscription resources you will see a section 'Access via your library memberships'. To access the resource, click either the Open access link (indicated by a green tick) or the 'View online at...' link.

To view libraries that have hard-copy holdings of the journal that the article was published in, see 'My Libraries', 'All Libraries' or 'Published in'. These libraries may not hold the relevant issue of the journal.

 

How do I access resources that have a 'View online (access conditions)' box in the results list?

Access to resources that have access conditions varies based on the access conditions that are applied to the resource. You may click on the 'View online (access conditions)' box to be taken directly to a page that will provide information on how to access the resource. Alternatively, if you click through to view more information about the resource, you may find that you have access through a library subscription.

Availability

If the box 'show me all libraries that have a subscription to this article' appears (see image, above), click on this box to see if any organisations that you are a member of subscribe to the resource. Clicking the 'View online at...' link next to your selected organisation, will take you to an authentication page to access the resource.

If you are not a member of a library that holds a subscription to the resource, or the resource is not available through a subscription, click on one of the links under 'Locations where this may be found on the Internet. This will take you to a page that will provide information on how to access the resource, which may include a pay-per-view option. You may, however, need to contact a library that holds hard-copies of the resource in order to access the resource.

 

How do I access resources that have a 'Possibly online' box in the results list?

Resources that have a possibly online box may or may not be online.  This link may take you to the item itself, a related resource or another website related to the resource. For further inforamtion about the link, click on the title and look at the information contained under 'Versions/Editions' to find out how the identified website links to the resource.

Access to these resources may only be possible by visiting an organisation that holds a copy of the resource.

 

How do I access full-text resources online?

Not all resources included in the Journals, articles and datasets zone are available as full-text online resources. Some records in this zone are citations and/or abstracts only, and some records are for resources that are held in hard copy at specific organisations. In the results list these items will not normally include a 'View online' box. In the results list, records that are marked as 'View online' or 'View online (access conditions)' are usually, but not always, full-text.

To restrict your search to only online resources, select the 'Available online' checkbox underneath the search box, or select 'Online' underneath 'Availability' in the left hand column after searching.

Although most full-text resources can be directly accessed by clicking on the 'View online' or 'View online (access conditions)' link, to access some full-text resources you may need to:

  1. Open the record for the article in Trove;
  2. Click on the 'View online at...' link to access the resource in the database;
  3. Once in the resource, click on 'Show details', which appears under the title of the Journal that the resource was published in;
  4. Click on the link that appears next to 'DOI' to access the resource.

You may also click on the 'DOI' link that appears in Trove, however you may need to follow the steps above to access the article through a subscription rather than pay-per-view.

If you click through to a resource from Trove and receive the message 'No results matching your search term(s) were found', check the tabs above the message and select the tab showing '(1)'

 

Why doesn't this record have a link to the full text?

Some of the records that appear in the Journals, articles and datasets zone consist of citation or citation and abstract only. These records will not include a link to the full text, and the full text of these articles may not be available online.

To access these articles you will need to view the hard copy of the journal in which the article was published. To view a list of libraries that hold a hard copy of a journal click on the 'All Libraries' tab in the Trove work screen.

For items that are held in the collection of the National Library of Australia, there will be the option to use Copies Direct under the 'Buy' tab in the Trove work screen.

 

An article shows multiple online access options, which do I choose?

A resource may show multiple access options due to a number of reasons:

  1. You have access to the resource through multiple libraries;
  2. The resource is available through more than one provider (e.g. both Gale and Informit provide access to some journals);
  3. The resource is available as both pre-publication and published versions; or
  4. The resource is available as both original thesis and version for publication.

In the first two examples, the article will be identical regardless of which option you select. Select the link for either the organisation that you are onsite at or for your preferred library or database..

In the final two examples  there are likely to be differences between the versions of the resource. The version of the resource that you access will depend on your requirements, and you may need to view all versions of the resource.

 

How do I tell Trove that I am a member of a particular library?

Trove has two methods of identifying that you are a member of a particular library:

  1. If you are on-site at specific libraries Trove is able to automatically identify which library you are at; and
  2. Registered users of Trove are able to select the libraries that they are a member of in their user profile (for instructions see http://trove.nla.gov.au/general/faq#mylibraries).

Once you have been identified as being a member of a library, Trove will provide  access options based on this information. Selecting that you are a member of particular library in Trove does not guarantee access to resources subscribed to by the selected library.

 

How does authentication for subscription resources take place?

Authentication for subscription resources is completed based on the arrangements in place for the subscribing organisation. There are three main ways that users will be authenticated:

  1. User is on-site at a subscribing organisation and is linked directly to the resource (IP authentication);
  2. User is a member of a subscribing organisation and is linked to the resource after logging in at the organisation's authentication page ; or
  3. User is a member of a subscribing organisation and is linked to the resource after logging in at the vendor's authentication page for that organisation.

Due to the way that some libraries have set up their authentication systems, you may need to log in to your local library service, or the vendor's website, before accessing eResources through Trove.

 

Why am I unable to access a resource?

To access a rescource you may need to log in through a screen provided by the vendor or the subscribing organisation. If you are not a member of the organisation that you have clicked the link for then you will be unable to authenticate to access a resource.

If you are a member of the organisation that you have clicked the link for, then authentication will vary based on the resource being accessed. Some resources will only authenticate if you are onsite at a subscribing organisation (IP authentication). These will be identified by (onsite only) next to the library name in the list of subscribing libraries. These resources may be available via a pay-per-view option or through accessing the hardcopy of the journal.

If you do see a log in screen, but are unable to log in, contact the organisation you are a member of to find out the information required to log in.

 

Who or what is Gale?

Gale is a part of Cengage Learning. Gale supplies online databases of articles and other resources. Some of the records included in Trove's Journals, articles and datasets zone are supplied by Gale. The Gale databases currently included in Trove are:

  1. Academic OneFile
  2. Literature Resource Center
  3. Health & Wellness Resource Center
  4. General OneFile
  5. Expanded Academic ASAP

The databases, and content, supplied by Gale may change without notice.

For more information, please visit the Gale website.

 

Who or what is Informit?

Informit is part of RMIT publishing. Informit supplies online databases of articles and other resources. Some of the records included in Trove's Journals, articles and datasets zone are supplied by Informit. The Informit databases currently included in Trove are:

  • Australian Public Affairs Full Text
  • Business Collection
  • Engineering Collection
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Collection
  • Health Collection
  • Families and Society Collection
  • Meanjin Backfiles
  • Media International Australia Backfiles
  • New Zealand collection

The databases, and content, supplied by Informit may change without notice.

For more information, please visit the Informit website.

 

When will other eResources appear in Trove?

On release of the Journals, articles and datasets zone, Trove included only selected eResources supplied by Gale and Informit. In future Trove will be looking to include other eResources subscribed to by Australian organisations.