UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

e-Therapeutics (and More!) Down

Posted on November 25, 2010 @3:40 pm by irobb

*The server is back. Clear your browser’s cache & cookies. Check your medication.*

The server for e-Therapeutics (and e-CPS, Therapeutic Choices, Lexi-Comp’s Lexi-Interact, Patient information, Mobile companion and New safety information) from the Canadian Pharmacists Association¬† seems to be down.

Stay tuned!

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Palgrave Connect: eBook Trial (small window of time)

Posted on November 25, 2010 @10:39 am by irobb

From now till Dec. 15th, you can read over 4500 Palgrave Macmillan ebooks (or try to) via the new ebook platform, Palgrave Connect. Please send feedback here.

Palgrave Connect brings together [a] rich backlist and new titles in eight subject areas [economics & finance, political & international studies, history, literature & performing arts, business & management, social & cultural studies, language & linguistics, religion & philosophy] to offer libraries exceptional range and quality of research in digital format.” -Palgrave Connect website

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London Low Life: New Adam Matthew Database

Posted on November 17, 2010 @12:38 pm by irobb

London Low Life is a full-text searchable resource, containing colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London.” –London Low Life website

Topics include underworld, slang, working-class culture, street literature, popular music, urban topography, ‘slumming’, prostitution, the Contagious Diseases Act, the Temperance Movement, social reform, Toynbee Hall, police and criminality. Many primary sources housed in the Lilly Library, Indiana University

Go on, take a walk on the seedy side.

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UBC-Okanagan: Wiley drops IPs

Posted on October 26, 2010 @5:55 pm by irobb

*UPDATE* UBC-O IPs seem to have been fixed. The Welcome Mat is laid out again, northern friends!

Folks at UBC-Okanagan are experiencing problems accessing titles on the Wiley Online Library platform. Wiley seems to have dropped some important IP addresses. We are working to restore access. In the meanwhile, UBC-O folks will probably will have to access Wiley journals via MyVPN even if on campus.

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European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 -Free Database

Posted on October 18, 2010 @4:27 pm by irobb

EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750, the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide.” –EBSCO Publishing

European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 has citations for more than 32,000 items. Use the embedded UBC eLink button…¬† …to link to full text (where available).

Access to the database is unrestricted (free to anyone).

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NetLibrary: EZproxy access not working

Posted on October 18, 2010 @2:59 pm by irobb

*Update*: EZproxy now working for NetLibrary ebooks.

EZproxy is not working for off-campus access to NetLibrary. Please use MyVPN if accessing a NetLibrary ebook from off campus for now. Should be fixed in a day or two (fingers crossed).

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eResources: Indexes & Databases => Broken

Posted on October 12, 2010 @5:23 pm by irobb

*UPDATE* The link to Infexes & Databases is working again. However, Library staff who were working on Resource info pages yesterday, or Subject Guides or Course Pages may want to review the work as the problem server has reverted back to an October 11th, archived version. LSIT (Systems) will be sending out an email to staff.

The link from the Library Homepage (and possibly other links elsewhere) to the Indexes and Databases page(s) is broken. Dedicated Library Systems folks are working on it. There are reports of other glitches, but they seem to have been resolved. Stay tuned!

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GreenFILE: Undergoing Some Adjustment

Posted on October 8, 2010 @5:50 pm by irobb

GreenFILE

*UPDATE* UBC eLink is in GreenFILE now.

Do to some ongoing adjustments by the provider of the GreenFILE database, the familiar UBC eLink button… …is not displaying next to articles. To see if we have an article, take the citation information for an article found in GreenFILE and plug it into our Citation Linker (use the Linker’s Advanced Search). It’s not the best solutions, but this problem may take a couple weeks to fix. Stay tuned.

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ejournals in the Library Catalogue: What the @#*%!

Posted on September 29, 2010 @10:54 am by irobb

*UPDATE* eJournal records in the Library Catalogue displaying normally again.

Apologies.

ejournal records in the Library Catalogue are appearing as per this:

… and worse, issn searches are probably returning no ejournal results. The problem is new ejournal records were loaded in the Catalogue, but indexing hasn’t happened yet… and won’t till this week end.

So, if looking for an ejournal , please use the ejournal A-Z list. If you must search in the Catalogue, search by title for now and don’t panic when results look odd like the above, centre image. Hopefully, all will be back to normal Monday.

Contact us via our Help Form if you have any questions.

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Hit the TRAIL: Technical Reports Archive and Image Library

Posted on September 27, 2010 @3:11 pm by irobb

Get out of that database rut and try a new TRAIL.

Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL) is a collaborative project to digitize, archive, and provide persistent and unrestricted access to U.S. federal technical reports issued prior to 1975.

Hosted at the University of Hawaii of Manoa, TRAIL provides access to reports from:

  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Civil Effects Test Operations
  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Division of Biology and Medicine
  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Division of Technical Information
  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Health and Safety Laboratory
  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Office of Technical Information
  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Technical Information Service Extension
  • U.S. Bureau of Mines
  • U.S. Department of Commerce. National Bureau of Standards
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