Academic user page
Academic user page
Students get more out of Politics Trove if they are given direction and it is integrated in teaching materials. This page aims to provide academics with advice and tips to help get the most out of Politics Trove in their teaching. Remember our campus representatives are on hand to provide teaching team training sessions, as well as full training to students.
For technical support, access issues, and troubleshooting you can contact our customer support team by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01865 353705.
Access is available through IP range, Athens or Shibboleth.
You can hyperlink your reading list to take students directly to the correct book, or even chapter, in Politics Trove.
When linking to content, we recommend that you use a digital object identifier (DOI), as this will act as a permanent URL for that content online.
To create a DOI link within your reading list:
Copy the DOI of the content you want to open. The book's DOI is located with the bibliographic information at the top of the page:
The chapter level DOI is listed under the chapter heading:
To create the DOI link you need to preface it with: http://dx.doi.org/
Based on the example above, the format of the full link would look like: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/hepl/9780198806530.001.0001
Use the full DOI link to hyperlink your reading list and take students directly to the content they need.
Turnitin is the leading plagiarism prevention service. Politics Trove is Turnitin compatible.
One of the main advantages of using Politics Trove over a single textbook is that your students have access to a range of author perspectives and viewpoints.
You can use the main search box to search for a word or phrase (for more information see the Search page).
Once they have conducted a search you can encourage your students to see what different authors present or write about a topic by using the 'narrow your choices' panel on the left hand side of the screen.
Add a row under 'refine terms' and select 'Editor' from the drop-down menu; then type in the author's name (e.g. 'Cox') and update your results.
You can download all figures and diagrams from the chapter text into PowerPoint slides, to use in your teaching. To do so, simply click on the 'Download figure as PowerPoint slide' link:
You can share links to Politics Trove content through social media services, including Facebook and Twitter. Simply click on the 'share' button located in the book toolkit between the header and index card at the right of the screen, and select your chosen service.
Politics Trove enables you to annotate text (for more information see the Personalizaton page).You are able to share your annotations with students who have set up their personal profiles, and can set up groups based on seminar or lecture cohorts.
To share annotations:
1. Select one or more annotation(s) that you wish to share.
2. Enter the details in the pop-up box, including one or more valid email addresses (you must use the email address they used to register with), as well as a subject line and optional message.
3. Click on Share. The recipient will be sent an email notifying them of your action, with a link to the shared annotation.
4. To set up a Group and share your annotations with a number of people - simply click on Create Group and follow the instructions.
Politics Trove features a 'Find this Resource' in Further Reading lists. Metadata about the bibliographic reference is passed to the catalogue via an OpenURL resolver, and the relevant results from the library are shown (e.g. print/online, and whether available to borrow or out on loan).
Your librarian may need to change the URL preferences to the address for your e-catalogue in their SAMS account.