UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

Underground & Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels: On Trial

Posted on February 20, 2012 @1:11 pm by madgett

ComixUnderground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels is the first ever scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels… The current release contains 289 comic series, 1,602 comic books totalling 100,975 pages.” -Alexander Street Press

On trial till March 16th. Remember to give feedback on this resource.

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ClinicalKey: on Trial

Posted on February 16, 2012 @3:16 pm by madgett

What is ClinicalKey?

ClinicalKey is not just a conventional clinical search engine, but a clinical insight engine designed specifically to address physicians’ 3 key search requirements.

  • Comprehensive: Supplies answers from the largest collection of medical resources in every medical and surgical specialty, and includes an integrated Medline and link resolver for access to third-party, full-text journal content
  • Trusted: Authoritative medical and surgical content from Elsevier Speed to answer: Smart Content enables fast discovery of the most relevant answers, plus more intuitive searching
  • Intuitive: Information is structured to align with doctors’ workflows, whether they are treating and diagnosing patients, staying current in their field, or preparing care plans

Take it for a spin between now and April 1st. Don’t forget the Feedback Form.

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International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS): On Trial

Posted on February 16, 2012 @11:49 am by madgett

The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) is an essential online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research. IBSS includes over two million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951.” –ProQuest

Try out IBSS here and provide feedback. Trial runs till March 15th.

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EZproxy is Down!

Posted on February 15, 2012 @11:01 am by madgett

**EZproxy is back. Clear your browser’s cache & cookies, please**

Yikes! EZproxy is having a problem this morning. Please be patient as we work this out.

This will affect access to MyiLibrary, EBL (eBook Library), ebrary Bookshelf and any resources requiring EZproxy. For off campus access, use myVPN for now.

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SAE Digital Library: Access Restored

Posted on February 14, 2012 @4:28 pm by madgett

The access has been restored the SAE Digital Library.

The SAE Digital Library contains full-text of SAE Technical Papers from 1906 to the present.

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CWL Maintenance – Saturday Feb 18th

Posted on February 13, 2012 @11:50 am by madgett

This Saturday, February 18th., the CWL (Campus-Wide Login) server will be undergoing maintenance from 8:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m. and DOWN from 11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Read all about it here.

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EZproxy Down for One Hour Monday

Posted on February 10, 2012 @2:38 pm by madgett

Monday, February 13th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., EZproxy will be down for maintenance. What does this mean?

1) off-campus access must be via myVPN

2) some sites will become inaccessible: ebrary, MyiLibrary, EBL (eBook Library) and any others that require EZproxy

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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EBSCO eBooks: Off-Line Downloading to End Temporarily

Posted on January 31, 2012 @1:58 pm by madgett

Currently, on the EBSCO eBook platform you can download ebooks off-line. Unfortunately, as the majority are single-user ebooks, this means no one else can access the ebook for 7 days. In order to make accessing fairer to all, we will be temporarily suspending off-line downloading on the EBSCO eBook platform later this week.

This move also brings EBSCO ebooks more into line with ebrary ebooks: single-user ebrary ebooks cannot be downloaded off-line either (multi-user ebooks on ebrary can).

The ability to download, email or print .pdf pages or sections (in most cases up to 60 pages) on EBSCO eBooks platform should not be affected.

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SAE Digital Library: Down for the Moment

Posted on January 30, 2012 @5:07 pm by madgett

The SAE Digital Library access is not working for the moment. We are talking to the vendor and hope to get this sorted soon.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Stay Tuned.

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H.W. Wilson Databases have Moved to EBSCOhost

Posted on January 27, 2012 @1:40 pm by madgett

EBSCO has taken over the H.W. Wilson databases. These are primarily Education, Humanities, Social Science, Fine Art, Architecture and Law focused Index & Abstract databases —some with Full Text. As a result, the following Resource pages now point to EBSCOhost sites rather than H.W. Wilson sites:

Education Full Text
http://resources.library.ubc.ca/91

Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983
http://resources.library.ubc.ca/1119

Index to Legal Periodicals and Books
http://resources.library.ubc.ca/137

Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981
http://resources.library.ubc.ca/889

Library Literature & Information Science Full Text
http://resources.library.ubc.ca/659

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984
http://resources.library.ubc.ca/979

Readers’ Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982
http://resources.library.ubc.ca/978

Art Index Retrospective
http://resources.library.ubc.ca/442

Art Full Text
http://resources.library.ubc.ca/113

Summon, the Citation Linker and the Catalogue will catch up to these changes over the next few days.

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