Experiencing access problems? Click here for information on reported service issues.
Installing a cookie on a Smartphone is exactly
the same as installing it on your PC. See the following link for
Authentication problems when accessing full text journal articles
Getting an authentication problem message when
you are trying to link out from a database to full text, using
the “Is Newman full text available?” link? If you have successfully
logged into Athens, searched on a database and clicked on the “Is
Newman full text available?” link next to one of the results, you
may get a screen which asks you to login. Click on the Athens login
option in the top right hand corner and it should allow the link
to work. If you get thrown back to the same page, then your browser
may be blocking the relevant site.
Go to Tools - Internet options – Privacy tab – Sites button. In “Address of website” box, type in the relevant site depending on which database you are using:
EBSCO would be: http://web.ebscohost.com/
Click on the Allow button and ebscohost.com and Always allow should appear below in the managed sites list. Click ok.
This problem might occur on e-journals services or databases. On some services, or even for particular journals, the publishers or suppliers impose limits on the number of users who can access the service at one time. If you cannot access a journal or database and are given a message about reaching the concurrent users limit, please email us at email@example.com and we can investigate increasing limits if it is a recurring problem.
When using e-journals and databases, please remember to use their log off option rather than just closing the window to exit the service, as the service may retain your login until it times out.
These allow you to look at a title which Newman library has not purchased, for a period of 5 minutes per user. This is intended to be helpful to academic staff in selecting titles and may be of use to students to quickly check an item. Printing and copying content is not possible within the preview option.
When previewing an ebook, the limit of pages you can view is 50. You can recommend books for purchase by using the 'Suggest for Purchase' button which displays underneath the item details.
Dawsonera - Accessibility options
Accessibility features are available using the Download option which opens up the relevant pdf in Adobe Reader, where various tools are available. You can apply colour overlays using the Edit > Preferences > Accessibility option from the Adobe Reader menu, then tick the 'Replace Document Colors' box. Click onto the Page Background colour box to amend the background colour of the page, then click ok.
In Adobe Reader you can also use the Read Out Loud option via the View > Read Out Loud menu option. Click on the following link for further information on Dawsonera and screen readers
Dawsonera - Book pages in Read Online show an error page and open in a separate window
In Read Online, with the ebook page open, right mouse click on the text area of the page of the book. Select the 'Page display preferences' option, then 'Internet'. Ensure the 'Display pdf in browser' option is ticked. Click ok. When a chapter or page is selected, it should now display correctly in the Dawsonera browser.
Dawsonera - Download
Documents are protected by an Adobe LiveCycle policy, which restricts the user to reading the document for the 24 hour download period. After this it is set to “expire” and is no longer accessible even when you have saved it to your own storage media. Copy and print facilities are not available from the downloaded pdf, but during the download period, you can make annotations, highlight text and use Adobe Reader accessibility options.
Dawsonera - E-book readers and Tablets
It is possible to access Dawsonera e-books online using any device running Apple iOS as long as Adobe Reader is downloaded onto the device.
Dawsonera advise that they are investigating the usage of e-book readers with Dawsonera books. However, they have advised that Dawsonera e-books will not work with Kindles because of the proprietary nature of this product.
Dawsonera are (October 2012) working on an update which will allow e-books to be downloaded to Tablets. It is expected that this update will be available early 2013.
Dawsonera - Full text Search option within pdf sometimes does not work
PDFs created with images on the Dawsonera service, do not have the search function available. This includes:
- Open University Press titles that were published before January 2003
Dawsonera - Internet Explorer and Adobe Reader version X
A known problem with Adobe Reader X can cause problems using Read Online or Download for Dawsonera ebooks, when using Internet Explorer in combination with Adobe Reader version X. Adobe have released version 10.0.1 of Adobe Reader, which should resolve this issue.. So if you are working on a pc on which you have installation rights, download the latest version of Adobe Reader, which is available via the Dawsonera homepage once you have logged in. Otherwise, if you encounter the problem, please try using a different browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, to access Dawsonera ebooks.
Academic staff can add links to specific e-books in Dawsonera to Moodle - the links for specific e-books can be found in the library catalogue. However Dawsonera has advised us that it is not permissible to copy and paste content from e-books in Dawsonera into Moodle.
Click here for full instructions on how to create links to ebooks or pages in ebooks.
Dawsonera - Owned and not owned ebooks
When searching ebooks on Dawsonera you can see what ebooks are available to you as a Newman University student and how these can be accessed.
Next to the title on ebooks owned by Newman University, the open padlock icon will display:
Next to the title on ebooks not owned by Newman University, the closed padlock icon will be display:
These icons are currently not being displayed for Dawsonera users that are using Internet Explorer 9, however you can still see which ebooks are owned by Newman once search results are displayed.
Ebooks owned by Newman University will have the following two icons.
Ebooks not owned by Newman University there will be the following two different option icons.
Dawsonera - Page scroll not working
A compatibility problem concerning Internet Explorer 9 and Adobe reader can cause problems when trying to Read Online in Dawsonera ebooks. In this instance the first page of an ebook will load, but when the page scroll button is used to view the next page, an error occurs. To overcome this problem, log in to Dawsonera, select Tools from the menu bar, then click on Compatibility View settings. Alternatively you can use a different internet browser, such as Google Chrome.
You can use Adobe Reader 10.0.1, TextHelp Read&Write Gold (v. 8.0) and JAWS with Dawsonera. It seems to work best using the download facility, rather than the Read Online option.
Dawsonera - ‘You are not authorized to access this area’ message when using on campus login.
You may need to clear your computer’s cache. For details of how to do this for your specific browser, use the following link. Remember, this will also remove your cookies, so you will need to re-install your Athens cookie once you have cleared the cache.
From your list of search results, click on the title of the article you want to create a link to. This will show the detailed record of the article. On the right hand side Tools menu, click the Permalink option (paperclip icon). The Permalink will now display in a box above the article title. You can now copy and paste this link to your required destination.
EBSCOhost – Error in HTTPHandler
If you are presented with this error page, close all of the internet browser windows you have open. Open a new browser window to access the resource again, this should resolve the problem. If it does not you may need to clear your computer’s cache and cookies. For details of how to do this for your specific browser, use the following link. As well as clearing the cache, you will also need to select the option to clear your cookies. Remember to re-install your Athens cookie once you have cleared the cache.
EBSCOhost – When accessing a full text PDF article, an EBSCO internal server error occurs
You may need to clear your computer’s cache and cookies. For details of how to do this for your specific browser, use the following link. As well as clearing the cache, you will also need to select the option to clear your cookies. Remember to re-install your Athens cookie once you have cleared the cache.
EBSCOhost Mobile– accessing via a Smartphone
You can now access EBSCOhost resources via your Smartphone. Use the usual links from the Databases and E-Journals page and EBSCOhost will automatically recognise you as a mobile user and display the Mobile interface.
From your list of search results, click on the item you want to create a link to, to show the full record. Below the image, video, or sound clip, click the share icon. A share options pop-up box will display, with a permanent URL (Permalink), which can be copied and pasted to your required destination.
JSTOR– accessing via a Smartphone
You can now access JSTOR via your Smartphone. Use the usual links from the Databases and E-Journals page and you will be automatically recognised as a mobile user and directed to the Mobile interface.