UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

Using Google Scholar with EZproxy for Off-Campus Access to UBC Library Resources

Posted on July 27, 2018 @12:24 pm by madgett

Using Google Scholar with EZproxy (the UBC Library off-campus authentication method) can be tricky. You need to set up a Google Scholar session BEFORE logging into EZproxy.

Our Google Scholar resource page (with instructions) is HERE (Google Scholar).

Basically, the steps are:

  • Go to Google Scholar and log in, if you have a Gmail account. However, an account is not necessary.
  • Under the upper left “hamburger menu” (three horizontal bars), click on “Settings
  • Click on “Library Links” and search for  UBC Library  (if you have a Gmail account, Google might remember your settings)
  • Tick the boxes and SAVE
  • Do your search. When the results come up, you will see  UBC eLink  to the right. Click on that for the result you are interested in
  • This will take you to our Citation Linker page. Click on the blue button for Full Text and at that point you will be asked to log into EZproxy

If you run into any problems, please contact us via our Help Form including any error messages or screenshots that might be helpful.

REMEMBER: Google Scholar does not index (capture) all the resources available from UBC Library. Please use our discovery tool Summon (also from the General tab on the Library Homepage) –and– contact a Subject Librarian to make sure you are finding all available resources.

 

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ProQuest Resources: Major Maintenance August 18th. Sites will be Down

Posted on July 27, 2018 @9:08 am by madgett

ProQuest eBook sites and Database sites will be off-line on August 18th & August 19th for maintenance.

eBooks will be down from approximately 9:00 a.m. PDT till 2:00 p.m. PDT August 18th.

Other resources will be down from 7:00 p.m. august 18th till 8 hours later on August 19th.

Note: times may change without notice as this is all happening on the ProQuest side.

Some resources affected include:

  • eBook Central
  • ProQuest Databases
  • ProQuest Congressional
  • ProQuest Dialog
  • Chadwyck-Healey databases
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Creating a Personal EBSCOhost Folder (Off Campus)

Posted on July 10, 2018 @8:59 am by madgett

Due to technical difficulties that EBSCOhost is aware of (and working on), patrons cannot create an EBSCOhost personal folder while off campus and using EZproxy. To create a folder, patrons must be on campus using a Library computer, UBCSecure Wireless or other computer with a recognized UBC IP address. You can tell if you are at a recognized IP because the UBC crest will appear on the left side of the screen (EZproxy, as mentioned, is the exception. The crest is there, but you cannot create a folder).

After you create a folder on campus, you can log into it when you access a UBC Library subscribed EBSCOhost database off campus via EZproxy.

We will update this post as EBSCOhost works on this problem.

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EBSCOhost Databases : Now able do a search for a Journal in the UBC Catalogue

Posted on July 10, 2018 @8:50 am by madgett

New search linking from EBSCOhost to the UBC Catalogue for Journals

When searching in EBSCOhost Databases, you will now see a new link next to Journal / Article results that has a “rainbow” book case:

 

This link will search for the journal ISSN in the UBC Catalogue so that you can see what Print holdings (as well as Online) the Library has. This will be particularly helpful for articles with poor or no images (when we have the Print) or for locating Archives of a journal (Print or Online) that go back farther than the EBSCOhost full text holdings.

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Wiley eBooks & eJournals Migrating to a New Platform

Posted on March 19, 2018 @11:28 am by madgett

WileyWiley OnLine Library Moving UPDATE Moved March 17 or 18 2018

Well, looks like the move happened. Site looks different and has some changes to functionality, I believe. Have a look HERE.

Please talk to your Subject or Liaison Librarian if you have any questions about using the site or its features. Contact us at the Help Form below to report any problems.

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We were just advised that Wiley will be migrating to their new platform this weekend [March 17th or 18th]. Redirects will be in place, but there will be no dual access period. Wiley does not anticipate any downtime. Although the base URL remains the same, the URLs at the journal level will be changing

Please report any problems to our Help Form.

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New RefWorks and Google Docs not working together

Posted on April 9, 2018 @3:46 pm by park

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UPDATE: RefWorks reports that this is fixed.

New RefWorks and Google Docs are not working together.

There is a system wide problem with New RefWorks not working with Google Docs. RefWorks is working on resolving this issue.

Instead of Google Docs, please use another word processor, such as MS Word.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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ProQuest eBook Central Down – January 20th

Posted on January 15, 2018 @10:23 am by madgett

FYI:

Due to scheduled maintenance, ProQuest Ebook Central will be unavailable at:

Saturday, January 20, from 10am to 4pm Pacific Time

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Library Catalogue Down

Posted on December 18, 2017 @2:32 pm by madgett

UPDATE: Seems to be working again.

Unfortunately, the Library catalogue is down. UBC IT has a bulletin HERE.

Other discovery services, like Summon, are working – but any links from Summon results to the Cataloge do not work.

Watch UBC IT Bulletins and this post for updates.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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eResources & Access Christmas Closure

Posted on December 12, 2017 @8:22 am by madgett

Hello:

Hope everyone is looking forward to the break between Christmas & New Years. We are!

eResources & Access will be closed from December 23rd and reopening January 2nd. Do continue to report any problems with our online resources during that time using the Help Form. We will investigate all problems and respond in the new year.

All the season’s Best,

Your eResources & Access Team

 

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Taylor & Francis Journals site down for maintenance

Posted on December 1, 2017 @2:46 pm by park

Taylor & Francis Online (Journals website) will be unavailable Friday, December 1, 2017 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

From Taylor and Francis: “This is due to a scheduled improvement to the platform infrastructure.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and our developers will be working as quickly as possible to deploy the release.”

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