UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

Project Muse eBooks: August Access Problem

Posted on August 13, 2014 @9:44 am by madgett

ProjectMuseRecently, there have been some problems linking to Project Muse eBooks. Last month, some records were added to the Catalogue for ebooks not yet published. This should all be sorted by the end of August.

So, please report any ebook problems via out Help Form, but also be aware you may have to go to Project Muse’s site to search for the ebooks directly AND that some are not there (as they aren’t even published yet).

 

Sorry for the temporary confusion.

 

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Oxford Journals Accessible Off-Campus

Posted on July 23, 2014 @11:55 am by corinne2

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Oxford Journals are accessible from off-campus again.  The EZproxy issue has been resolved.

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Oxford Journals

Posted on July 16, 2014 @1:29 pm by corinne2

Oxford Journals are currently not accessible off-campus due to an EZproxy issue.  To get around the error message while on campus, copy and paste the first URL in the message into your browser address bar.

We will post on Twitter and this blog when the EZproxy issue has been resolved.

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China Academic Access Restored

Posted on July 16, 2014 @11:39 am by corinne2

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Access to China Academic journals has been restored.  Please submit troubleshooting tickets to the library Eresources & Access unit if you notice any problems:

(Troubleshooting web form): http://ow.ly/zeIoY

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BrowZine: New Journal Browsing App Now Live

Posted on February 16, 2016 @11:57 am by madgett

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UPDATE! Now use BrowZine online, too.

We have decided to go with a subscription to BrowZine, a great app for browsing our Library ejournal collection… from anywhere!

This app is available for iPads & Android tablets & now iPhones, too.

**Download here!**

browzine_mybookshelf_iOS_OnDevice_smallWith BrowZine you can:

  • Create your own custom bookshelves
  • Download articles (PDFs) to read offline
  • Set alerts for your favourite journals

Watch a video on how BrowZine works here.

To access BrowZine for the first time, please do the following:

  • Download BrowZine. Go to the App Store, Google Play, or Kindle/Amazon store and search for BrowZine.
  • Install BrowZine. Make sure you have the most up-to-date version.
  • Open BrowZine and Go to “Choose Library”. Search for University of British Columbia and tap to choose.
  • Enter your CWL ID and Password. Your credentials will only be stored on your personal device.
  • Go to “Subjects” and select or search subject area OR “Titles A-Z” to search for a specific title.

 

If you’ve been using our Open Access library, log out of the Open Access library:

  • Update version of BrowZine. Make sure you have the most up-to-date version.
  • Open BrowZine. Go to “Settings” at bottom of page and tap “Change Library” in the upper right corner.
  • Go to “Choose Library”. Search for University of British Columbia and tap to choose.
  • Enter your CWL ID and Password. Your credentials will only be stored on your personal device.
  • Go to “Subjects” and select subject area OR “Titles A-Z” to search for a specific title.

 

Start Browsing!

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Summon 2.0 Launch

Posted on June 27, 2014 @3:22 pm by corinne2

The new, streamlined interface for Summon (UBC Library’s resource discovery tool) has been launched as of Monday June 23rd. Try a search and see what you think!  ow.ly/ylWEZ

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ScienceDirect: Article-level Linking Problem

Posted on June 6, 2014 @12:37 pm by madgett

ArticleCurrently, there seems to be a problem linking at the ARTICLE level from Summon, PubMed, etc. to ScienceDirect. We are investigating.

If you don’t want to land at the JOURNAL level in ScienceDirect and then hunt for your article, you can go to ScienceDirect’s Advanced Search page and search for the article from there. Remember though, that as you are not coming from the Library you will not see our coverage dates ahead of time. It is possible you will find an article outside our access dates. If the article lacks a green box or a PDF icon, odds are we do not have access.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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BrowZine: Try this “Magazine Stand” Journal App

Posted on July 4, 2014 @11:06 am by madgett

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*TRIAL HAS ENDED*

Remember the “old” days when you could brows the journals on a magazine stand? Well, BrowZine virtually brings that back!

From now till June 4th, 2014, UBC browzine_mybookshelf_iOS_OnDevice_smallLibrary is trialling the BrowZine App. This app is available for iPads & Android tablets only.

You can:

  • Create your own custom bookshelves
  • Download articles (PDFs) to read offline
  • Set alerts for your favourite journals

Watch a video describing BrowZine here.

Go to the download page here.

Note: when setting BrowZine up on your device, you will be asked to “Choose a Library” (under “u” for University of British Columbia”) and to enter your CWL info. Your CWL info stays on your device and is NOT sent to BrowZine.

Give us feedback on BrowZine, PLEASE!

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eDuke Ebook Link Issue – UPDATED

Posted on April 28, 2014 @10:18 am by corinne2

The eDuke Ebook linking issue has been fixed.  Please continue to submit tickets to the Eresource & Access unit if you encounter any issues:

http://ow.ly/wfD1K

Some eDuke ebooks are linking to DOI error messages because they are not yet published on the eDuke site.  We are in contact with Duke University Press to fix the problem and will soon update our eDuke holdings to reflect only those ebooks that are accessible.

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Thank you for your patience.

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This Week in eResources: March 31, 2014

Posted on April 9, 2014 @10:42 am by madgett

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Just a quick update on what is going on in eResources & Access.

Trials now on:

  • African-American Historical Serials Collection (EBSCOhost) -ends April 30th, 2014 <click here>
  • American Antiquarian Society historical periodicals collection (EBSCOhost) -ends April 30th, 2014 <click here>
  • Medcom Streaming Video Collection [medical] -ends Sept. 22nd, 2014 <click here>
  • Readex U.S. Congressional serial set, 1817-1994 -ends April 30, 2014 <click here>
  • VAST: Academic Video Online (Alexander Street Press) -ends July 31st, 2014 <click here>
  • AP Images (EBSCOhost) -ends Nov. 30, 2014 <click here>
  • PsycTESTS (EBSCOhost) -ends May 16, 2014 <click here>
  • Readex American State Papers 1789-1838 -ends Apr. 30, 2014 <click here>
  • APA Handbooks -end April 5 <click here>
  • CADAL / 大学数字图书馆国际合作计划 (Chinese eTitles) -ends Dec. 31, 2014 <click here>
  • Naxos Music Library – Jazz -ends Sept. 30 <click here>
  • Society, culture & politics in Canada: Canadiana pamphlets from McMaster, 1818-1929 -ends April 04 <click here>

Feature Resource of the Week!

Jewish life in America (Adam Matthew) (March 31, 1492 Queen Isabella of Castilia & Ferdinand of Aragon expels Jews),  <click here>

An indispensable resource for scholars and students interested in understanding and exploring the history of Jewish communities in America from  the first arrival in of Jewish immigrants in New York in 1654  to the mid-20th century. All of the material has been digitized in colour and typescript and printed material is full-text searchable.

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