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RefWorks & New ProQuest Sites: Problems!

Posted on August 18, 2011 @3:28 pm by irobb

There are problems with the direct exporting of citations to RefWorks from the new ProQuest platforms. Patrons are being directed to the US server, then on re-direct to Scholar’s Portal (our Canadian instance of RefWorks), an error message appears.

The worse news is ProQuest expects it to be August 24th or as late as September 8th (!) before this is fixed.

Stay tuned.

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The New “Search Collections” Portal: Where’s the ejournals?

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:35 pm by irobb

If you are wondering where the ejournals are in the Search Collections Portal, it’s pretty simple.

Print and ejournals are under “Journals“. The search box on the left searches the UBC Catalogue for Print and ejournal titles. The search box on the right searches searches the Serials Solutions knowledgebase for ejournal only.

And what if you have a DOI or PMID number for an article? You can search those under “Indexes, Databases & Articles“, bottom right search box.

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ProQuest New Platform Migration Underway

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:35 pm by irobb

*UPDATE* Migration nearly complete. Some smaller Databases (like “Ceramic Abstracts“) have been absorbed by larger Databases. Those Resource pages will point to the pages for the larger site. Please contact us if you have questions.

We are currently migrating ProQuest, CSA and a couple Chadwyck-Healey Databases to a new Platform. Here is the list (so far):

  • Hoover’s Company Records
  • Canadian Research Index
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • ARTbibliographies Modern
  • COS PapersInvited
  • COS Funding Opportunities
  • COS Scholar Universe
  • Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management
  • International Bibliography of Art
  • International Index to the Performing Arts
  • Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
  • PAIS International and PAIS Archive
  • ABI/Inform Global
  • ASFA – Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • British Periodicals I & II
  • Canadian Newsstand Complete
  • CBCA Complete
  • Design and Applied Arts Index: DAAI
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses – Full Text
  • (note: a link for a database limited to UBC D&T’s has been added)
  • Earthquake Engineering Abstracts
  • ERIC
  • Index Islamicus
  • International Index to Music Periodicals, Full Text Edition
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  • Materials Research Database (also called Metadex)
  • Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA)
  • Proquest Historical Newspapers (each newspaper has a link now)
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Zoological Record Plus

The Resource pages have been updated. Individual ejournal titles will be re-routed soon.

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Project Muse: Beta Site with eBooks Launched

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:35 pm by irobb

Project Muse is doing two things in the new year: launching a new site and offering ebooks.

A pre-view beta site has been launched here.

The symbols on the left will clearly display the content that is currently available to UBC patrons. This will most likely change after the launch in January 2012, so browse and take advantage now. More info about the ebooks and the 2012 launch can be found here. NOTE: Open & Free titles on the beta site can be accessed from anywhere, BUT for our subscribed titles use this Library Resource page and go to the original site.

The beta site showcases Project MUSE’s sophisticated new cross-content, faceted search functionality, and allows browsing of books and journals side-by-side. A powerful new hierarchical subject structure permits users to drill down to the most relevant content, and encourages discovery. Over 300 digital books, from 27 publishers, are available for free sample access on the site during the beta period.” –Project Muse

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ebrary eBooks: Remember to Release Titles

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:35 pm by irobb

Just a reminder: If you see this “Release This Title” button when looking at an ebrary ebook, PLEASE do click on it when you are done.

eBooks with this button are Single Use titles. This means that no one else can look at it until you release it (or a certain amount of inactive time passes after you leave the site –a drag for those waiting).

So, as it used to be “Be kind, rewind” when done with video tapes, think “Bring peace, release.” Well, you get the idea.

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Some Gale Databases Experiencing Problems

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:35 pm by irobb

*UPDATE* Problem resolved. Clear Browser cache & cookies if still experiencing linking problems*

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LegalTrak

The above Gale databases may be experiencing some linking problems to journal & ebook titles. It is being investigated.

 

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What the Heck is Up with the E-Resources Blog?!

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:35 pm by irobb

Do not adjust your monitor. We do look different.

The blog is changing its look, and maybe some of its functionality. It really is a construction site at the moment, so please be patient as we sort out this new template.

…and maybe you can help. While the current photo is rather restful, it’s not exactly E-Resource related. Got a photo you think would work? Email me [ lorne.madgett@ubc.ca ] and maybe we’ll agree. But nothing too racy, okay?

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NetLibrary has become EBSCOhost eBook Collection

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:35 pm by irobb

The NetLibrary platform is no more, but all ebooks should have moved to the new EBSCOhost eBook Collection platform. Currently, all URLs and links are re-routing. So, access seems to be ok but the look will be new. Let us know if you run into problems.

Any personal accounts that had been created on NetLibrary will NOT be migtrated. You need to create a new EBSCO personal account, if you want one. To do that, go to this page and click on “Sign In” (top line) then follow these instructions.

Currently, UBC Library only has the ability to read ebooks online in the EBSCO Viewer and print pages (limits vary with publisher). The downloading features are not active, yet.

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Web of Science: New Look! Problems to Watch

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:35 pm by irobb

Web of Science has changed its look. It also has some new functionality that you can read about here.

But it also has limits on the browsers that it supports. Please read the System Requirements. Firefox 4 and Internet Explorer 9 are not listed at this time. Please use only a supported browser & browser version.

As well, just to clarify, while EndNote is an option in Web of Science,  UBC Library supports RefWorks as a Reference/Citation Manager. You can get more information on UBC’s support for RefWorks HERE.

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Times of India Archive: Now on Trial!

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:35 pm by irobb

On The Bombay Screens This Week; Action & Thrills In Metro’s Canadian Melodrama ‘River’s End’” -The Times of India 25 Jul 1941

Read the movie review -and more- in the Times of India Historical Newspaper trial. Trial on till August 20, 2011.

The world’s most widely circulated English daily newspaper was founded in 1838 to serve British residents of West India. Today this historical newspaper serves researchers interested in studying colonialism and post-colonialism, British and world history, class and gender issues, international relations, comparative religion, international economics, terrorism, and more.” –ProQuest

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