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IMF eLibrary: Trial Access

Posted on June 24, 2009 @2:20 pm by irobb

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From now till July 22nd, try the IMF e-Library.

“The International Monetary Fund publishes a vast amount of information on its own activities and policies, as well as on its 185 member countries.”

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Books 24×7: Slight Glitch in Connecting

Posted on June 19, 2009 @9:56 am by irobb

**UPDATE** Problem resolved. Connection now goes from EZproxy into Books 24×7 site on 1st attempt. Now go read Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X for Dummies.

Books 24x7 logoIf you have tried to connect to a Books 24×7 title lately, you may have noticed a small glitch. On the first attempt through EZproxy (where you enter your UBCcard Barcode and PIN), you land on the “Blue Box” log in screen for Books 24×7. Don’t panic or try to figure out what to enter. Use your browsers Back button and enter EZproxy again. On the second attempt (as long as you don’t clear you cookies) you will connect to your book.

Why is this? Top people are working on that question right now. Stay tuned.

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MEDLINE with Full Text: Links to Blank Page

Posted on June 17, 2009 @12:44 pm by irobb

*UPDATE* – Links working now.
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Somewhere, someone altered all the internal journal IDs for the MEDLINE with Full Text titles (not us, honest!). As a result, links from our ejournal A-Z list and our eLink button go to a mostly blank Ebsco Host page.
If you click on “Publications” in the upper left of that page, you can re-search your journal there. A pain, yes, but we are working to resolve it. Stay tuned.

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CISTI: Firefox & I.E problem

Posted on June 17, 2009 @11:50 am by irobb

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Some people using the most recent versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer are having problems ordering material via CISTI Orders. The problem has been reported.

For now, please use the InterLibrary Loan forms… and stay tuned.

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Interesting Database: NALD

Posted on June 16, 2009 @10:58 am by irobb

Interested in Adult Literary, First Nations material, Education or News Media? Check out the National Adult Literacy Database.
…and it’s Canadian, eh!

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Cambridge Journals Online

Posted on June 1, 2009 @11:13 am by UBC Library IT

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**UPDATE** Access restored – apologies for any inconveniences caused.

Yes, it’s true, we’ve temporarily lost access to everything from our Cambridge Journals Online collection.
The publisher is aware of the problem and working with us to get access restored.

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American Journal on Mental Retardation: title change

Posted on May 25, 2009 @4:23 pm by irobb

The AMERICAN JOURNAL ON MENTAL RETARDATION (published by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) is now the  American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Look it up in our A-Z eJournal list.

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Books 24×7: New Access, But Where’s My Bookshelf?

Posted on May 11, 2009 @10:24 am by irobb

Books 24×7 can now be accessed by UBCcard Barcode and PIN. Find the title in the catalogue, click on the “Online Access” under the title and sign in.

New to Books 24×7? Click on their “Help” tab and read the FAQs.

“OK, it’s easier,” you say. “But I’ve used Books 24×7 before. Where’s my saved ebooks?” Ay, there’s the rub. In testing, saved ebooks came across under the new log-in. In reality, they didn’t.

However, you can still access them through your old account. After you find a title in the Library catalogue, click on the “Alternate Online Access” at the BOTTOM of the page – OR – go to our Books 24×7 Info Page and  log in through “old account” using your old Username and Password.

*NOTE: We are only allowed 8 users at one time. Therefore, the resource times-out after 15 minutes of inactivity.

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AnthroSource & Google Scholar: Linking issues

Posted on May 5, 2009 @3:06 pm by irobb

From Google Scholar (or from our own Citation eLinker, for that matter), trying to resolve to the article level via our UBC eLink button button results in being dropped at a rather bare AnthroSource page… a journal cover but no volumes to even click on. Part of the reason is all the articles have moved to the Wiley Interscience platform. We are working to resolve this.
If you land on the bare AnthroSource page, you can either re-search your article title at the top of the page or click HOME, then BROWSE JOURNALS then your journal title, then work your way into volume / issue / article title. A long route, but you get there.

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NUMDAM: A French Math Archive to Explore

Posted on May 4, 2009 @4:40 pm by irobb

So, what was the “new math” in 1810?  Find out in NUMDAM (Numérisation de documents anciens mathématiques), a database of 50+ mathematical journals and seminars. The  content is mostly French, but I am told there is English in there. Coverage runs from the 1800’s up to near Present (the most recent articles are only for subscribers). And if you have some relatively free time, you might want to look up Mr. A. Einstein’s “Théorie unitaire du champ physique” from 1930.

*CAUTION* Please do not try to view content with the DJVU links. Stick to .pdf for full text.

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