Posted on April 11, 2012 @11:15 am by madgett
While the records are not yet loaded in the Catalogue (soon!), the ebooks are discoverable in Summon or, if you know the title, try the Citation Linker. Just enter the ebook’s title in the box marked “Book:”. The way sub-titles are listed can be tricky, so first try your search using the main title only.
As well, SpringerLink offers a service for Print On Demand of ebooks called MyCopy. Read all about how you can get a MyCopy of an ebook for the low, low price of $24.95 including shipping and handling. To take advantage of this feature, you need to register and log-in to a personal MySpringerLink account. Note: this personal account is only an enhancement to the access the Library provides. You will still need to always be either on campus or use MyVPN or EZproxy to access the SpringerLink site.No Comments
Posted on April 23, 2012 @12:12 pm by madgett
- Find the title in the UBC Catalogue or Summon (some Summon links currently work, but not all)
- Copy the title and go to the Books 24X7 Resource page
- Connect and log into Books 24X7 then search your title
We hope to have this fixed early next week.
Sorry for the inconvenience.No Comments
Posted on March 28, 2012 @9:42 am by madgett
“Due to routine maintenance currently underway, we are experiencing temporary service interruptions for EBSCOhost… We apologize for this inconvenience and assure you that our engineering team is working on this top priority to restore service as soon as possible.”
Stay tuned.No Comments
Posted on March 22, 2012 @1:56 pm by madgett
On the heels of University of Toronto Press pulling ebooks from the Canadian Publishers Collection on ebrary, three other university presses are pulling their ebooks:
- McGill-Queen’s University Press
- Wilfred Laurie University Press
- University of British Columbia Press
The above publishers’ titles will be pulled in mid-March. The Catalogue and Summon will be updated then, but there may be some lag time with access lost before records are pulled.
The Canadian Publishers Collection is a “subscribed” collection, meaning we have not purchased the titles –only arranged for access. Any ebooks that we have purchased on ebrary will remain on ebrary.
But how can you tell a “Purchased” title from a “Subscribed” title on the ebrary site:
- on the ebrary site, go to the Advanced search screen
- set the first search box to Search in Title and add a known ebrary ebook title
- add a second search box to Search in Collection and pick “purchased titles” from the drop-down
- click the “Search ebrary” button
If you get the result “Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any results. Please try a new search above”, we have not purchased the title. If in step #3 above you change “purchased titles” to “subscribed titles” and search again, you should now get a result showing.
A cumbersome process, we know, but we hope it will become more streamlined and easier to identify purchased/subscribed titles down the road. Contact us if you have any questions.2 Comments
Posted on March 8, 2012 @10:20 am by madgett
“Emmanuel Bénézit’s Paris was the unrivaled center of Western art, the home of Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, and Matisse, and the birthplace of Impressionism, post-Impressionism, Fauvism, and Cubism. In this thrilling context, Bénézit (b. 1854) undertook the monumental project of the Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs… Now comprising fourteen volumes with entries on nearly 170,000 artists, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists is the most comprehensive source of artists’ biographies in the English language.”– Oxford Art Online
Look into the life of your favourite artist in “Benezit Dictionary of Artists“. Did you know Tom Thomson lived in “Seattle where he worked as a photo-engraver”?No Comments
Posted on March 8, 2012 @9:38 am by madgett
The Library uses Adobe Reader 8, so there is no problem within the Library. However, if you use Adobe Reader X on your personal computer, there are issues with ScienceDirect. Please read here for further details on the problem and a fix.No Comments
Posted on March 5, 2012 @10:16 am by madgett
[NOTE: UBC’s “sign in” for the ebrary Bookshelf is in the upper right of the ebrary website and not exactly as shown in the guide below. At this time, the Library cannot guarantee support for the apps of various devices.]
Posted on February 27, 2012 @2:20 pm by madgett
“Featuring plays from noted playwrights as well as lesser known dramatists, the collection includes works by over 300 writers including Amiri Baraka, Noël Coward, Susan Glaspell, Langston Hughes, Brian Friel, David Mamet, Eugene O’Neill, John Osborne, Sean O’Casey, Harold Pinter, Bernard Shaw, Neil Simon, Gertrude Stein, Tom Stoppard, Derek Walcott, August Wilson and Elizabeth Wong.” –Twentieth-Century Drama website
Take a look at ProQuest/Chadwyck-Healey Twentieth Century Drama, on trial till March 31st.No Comments
Posted on July 16, 2012 @5:06 pm by madgett
*UPDATE* Sadly, Wanfang is reluctant to supply Serials Solutions (the company that helps manage our online linking) with the new URLs. This means the individual links are still broken. Please use the link to the China Online Journals home page listed below.
China Online Journals has changed its URLs. Unfortunately, our links haven’t switched over as quickly and all links to the individual ejournals lead to an error message.
While this gets sorted, please use the new China Online Journals home page and look for individual ejournals there. We hope the updating won’t take long. Thanks for your patience.No Comments
Posted on February 21, 2012 @11:06 am by madgett1 Comment