UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

ISI Web of Knowledge: Two Databases Added

Posted on February 11, 2010 @3:30 pm by irobb

ISI_webYou now have access to two new research resources on Web of Knowledge through your library and its participation in the Canadian Research Knowledge Network.” -Thomson Reuters email

MEDLINE (195o – Present) learn more here

Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1899 – Present) learn more here

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ubcvisitor: Wireless Internet for Visitors to UBC

Posted on February 10, 2010 @12:13 pm by irobb

wirelessThe next time you use your laptop on campus, you may notice a new wireless option: ubcvisitor (read more here).

As the name suggests, this is a wireless gateway to the internet for visitors — non-UBC folks.

If you are part of the UBC community and are trying to connect to eresources to which the UBC Library subscribes, PLEASE do not use ubcvisitor. Why? Because the IP addresses for this new network will not allow you to connect to subscribed eresources.

The recommended wireless network for UBC community members is ubcsecure.

If you have a valid UBCcard or a CWL and you are connected via ubcsecure and you still have problems accessing Library eresources, please let us know using our help form.

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Print Measurement Bureau: Down (but not for long?)

Posted on February 8, 2010 @1:16 pm by irobb

*UPDATE* – Access to 2009 data restored.

PMBFor all those attempting to get 2009 Product Data, apologies. Product Measurement Bureau (PMB) says its host server is down due to maintenance issues. They assure us it should be back later, but can’t give a time line. Currently, you see a blank screen or a “Unable to connect to the remote server” message.

Try later and watch this blog as we will post as soon as we know more.

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EZproxy Down Time: How it may affect you

Posted on February 3, 2010 @8:52 pm by irobb

*UPDATE* – EZproxy update a success. All should be working better than before.

ezproxyYou saw the banner on the Library Home page that reads:

EZproxy Unavailable – Thursday, Feb 4th, 2:00PM – 6:00PM

But what does that mean to you?

If you are trying to connect to a subscribed eresource from off campus, Proxy will not be an option for the 4 hours. Please use myVPN.

Books24x7_Logo_Final_clearBooks 24×7 will have connection issues till possibly Friday morning. The “old” login (for anyone familiar with the blue screen) will work if you have a pre-existing account. The new will not. See the Library Information Page for your login options. Only “Alternate online access: Click here for the electronic version.” links will work in the catalog during this time.

ebraryebrary will be unavailable from off campus unless you go through myVPN possibly till Friday morning. Personal bookshelves will be unavailable for the same period, whether on or off campus.

china_dataChina Data Online will be unavailable till Friday morning or possibly later.

GMIDGlobal Market Information Database (GMID) will be unavailable till possibly Friday morning.

Passwords that are hidden behind links that require your UBCcard Barcode and PIN will be unavailable for the 4 hours.

We apologize for all this (and possibly more) disruptions, but the end result will be a better Proxy service. If you encounter any problems or have questions, please contact us.

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Wiley Interscience 2010 Issues now Available!

Posted on February 1, 2010 @11:50 am by irobb

hallelujahFinally, access to the Wiley Interscience 2010 issues has been turned on.

Thank you –especially to those in the Life Sciences who were most affected by this delay– for your patience.

For a review of the issues behind this delay, please see the earlier post.

If you encounter any problems, please email using our eResources help form.

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The Library is a little GREENR for the next month

Posted on January 29, 2010 @4:26 pm by irobb

greenr*Trial Subscription* Trial ends February 26, 2010.

Please visit the new GREENR Knowledge Portal from Gale and then send us your thoughts using this comment form. With enough feedback we may be GREENR longer.

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) is a new, authoritative online resource that focuses on the academic study of sustainability and the environment.

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Environmentally Savvy?: Three new Resources keep you up to date

Posted on January 29, 2010 @4:01 pm by irobb

bnaThe Library has added three Bureau of National Affairs online resources to it’s collection:

Environment Reporter : “This multi-part [U.S. focused] environmental resource keeps you fully up to date on rapidly changing developments in courts, Congress, federal agencies, state legislatures, industry, and environmental organizations.”

International Environment Reporter : “Know and understand environmental news, laws, regulations, and policies—in all major industrialized and developing nations, as well as international governmental and nongovernmental organizations.”

Environment & Safety Library : “The Library combines powerful, easy-to-use, continuously updated compliance tools with a research collection of [mostly U.S.] federal and state laws, regulations, and documents.” NOTE -we do not have access to grayed-out text.

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UBC eLink: Down Saturday, January 23, 2010

Posted on January 21, 2010 @4:46 pm by irobb

elinkicon<=Sadly, this little gem that you know and love, will be OUT OF ORDER on Saturday, January 23 from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (or later). And linking from the Library catalogue to ejournals via Online access or Alternate online access will be down as well for the same period.

But while our OpenURL resolver needs some work, the ejournal A-Z list (click here) will not be affected.

As usual, if you encounter any problems or have questions, email us via our form.

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LibraryMusicSource: Sheet Music Online

Posted on January 20, 2010 @11:51 am by irobb

LMS_musicThe VSO has just called on you to play the oboe parts for Adventures in a Perambulator by John Alden Carpenter… but darned if you can find the sheet music.

The largest collection of Western Classical sheet music ever assembled is now available via the internet from LibraryMusicSource.com.

Have a look at LibraryMusicSource now.

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Wiley ejournals: Why no access to 2010 issues?

Posted on January 19, 2010 @4:49 pm by irobb

*UPDATE* Wiley 2010 issues now accessible!

WileyEven though we are well into the new year, you’ve noticed that you can’t access 2010 issues of Wiley ejournals. You’re frustrated. We, in eResources, are frustrated.

UBC Library is part of a consortium of libraries (called CRKN) which negotiates our access to Wiley InterScience. A Wiley policy prevents 2010 access until certain steps are completed by CRKN. We hope this will happen soon, and we apologize for the delay.

In the meanwhile, access to our currently subscribed Wiley titles (for 2009 and earlier issues) should be problem free. If you have problems accessing a journal, please contact us here.

To get a copy of a 2010 article, InterLibrary Loan will try to help – but there are no guarantees. The ILL form is here, please add in the Note’s field on the request that UBC access isn’t active yet.

We will let you know when (soon!) 2010 access has been granted. Watch this blog for updates!

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