UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

Internet Explorer 9: Problems with Some Library Resources

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

Microsoft pushing you to upgrading to Internet Explorer 9? Resist!

Several of our Library e-Resources are not working with IE 9 (Web of Science, for example). This is commonly a problem with the latest version of browsers; the publishers/vendors/platforms just don’t upgrade themselves right away.

We do not have a list of resources that will/won’t work with IE9. So, if possible, just hold off for a while. All platforms comply with Microsoft’s changes eventually.

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Engineering Village (Compendex): Site Down

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

**Engineering Village is back**

The Engineering Village site is down.

As this is a long weekend in the U.S., it may take a while to come back. Contact Science & Engineering for alternate resources.

Stay tuned for updates.

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AskAway: Now Embedded in EbscoHOST Databases

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

Looking around in “Academic Search Complete” or some other EbscoHOST database and suddenly need the help of a Librarian? Well, now you can get it.

At the search result level within EbscoHOST databases (or at the article level, if you are browsing a journal), an AskAway box will pop up on the right.

Don’t know what “AskAway” is? Read about it here.

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Wiley Online Library *DOWN*

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

**Wiley Online Library is back online**

Looks like the Wiley Online Library site has crashed. Hopefully, not for long. No ejournal access to Wiley titles at the moment.

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Two Video Databases on Trial: A Mini DOXA Fest?

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

Two video databases on trial from Alexander Street Press… just in time for DOXA!

Filmakers Library Online is a collection of award-winning documentaries from a broad range of research interests – race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

Education in Video is the first online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. The collection offers teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms.

The Vancouver DOXA Documentary Film Festival ends May 15th, but these trial databases go till the end of May.

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New Resource: Native American Archives

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

[The] Native American Archives collection provides more than 1.8 million pages of original historical documents pertaining to Native American history and life from the 18th through the 20th century. The collection is made possible in collaboration with the National Archives and Allen County Library.” –EBSCOHost

Documents include treaties, census, photos and more.

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Firefox 4: Don’t Upgrade, Yet!

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:36 pm by irobb

We recommend that you do NOT upgrade to Firefox 4 at this time. We have heard a couple of complaints from patrons (one is that the Refine Your Search options aren’t entirely working in Summon) and heard rumours of other quirks.

You can read the Firefox 4 release notes here. We are investigating fixes on our end as well. Stay tuned!

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Two New eResources for Music and Urban Landscape Lovers

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:36 pm by irobb

Two recent resources have been added to the Library’s list of Indexes & Databases:

Music Online is a portal which provides access to all of UBC library’s Alexander Street Press music databases: Classical Music Library, Classical Reference Library, Classical Scores Library, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Opera in Video and Smithsonian Global Sound.

elementsdb catalogues comparably illustrated and measured examples of urban land uses. It is based on the concept that urban form is comprised of replicable elements (or cases)… and it was created by Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett, School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia… and it’s FREE!

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Methods and more come to UBC Library

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:36 pm by UBC Library IT

Yes, it’s true. UBC Library now has access to Methods in Molecular Biology, plus all the 22,000 and growing protocols included in the Springer Protocols collection. Find them now via the Springer Protocols gateway, or cross search on the Springerlink platform to include journal, ebook and ereference content.

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EZProxy access RESTORED for PHC and VCH sites

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:36 pm by UBC Library IT

After enduring six days of Internet “throttling” and “saturated pipes” resulting in sluggish access to online resources, IT staff from Health Shared Services BC have finally resolved the problem. EZProxy is now working again for UBCers @ St. Paul’s & Vancouver General Hospitals as well as other sites of Providence Health Care & Vancouver Coastal Health.
Many thanks to the UBC Library and HSSBC staff who lobbied for the restoration of acceptable service levels.

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