UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

Harvard eBooks Now Available!

Posted on June 11, 2013 @11:49 am by madgett

HarvardOver 400 Harvard University Press ebooks (almost all from 2011, 2012 or 2013) are now available via De Gruyter. In a few weeks, you should be able to find these titles within  Summon and the UBC Library Catalogue.

For now, feel free to browse the Harvard Titles here. NOTE: Some titles are not yet published and are marked as slated to be published later this year.

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RefWorks: Problem Adding Wiley Citations

Posted on June 4, 2013 @2:02 pm by madgett

WileyThe Wiley Online Library is experiencing problems exporting citations to RefWorks. To get around this, please try the following:


*In Wiley Online Library:*

  • 1. Perform your search.
  • 2. Click the boxes beside the references you wish to export.
  • 3. Select *Export Citation* at the top of the search results.
  • 4. A new window will open. Using the drop-down menu beside Format, select *Plain Text* and select whether you would like just the Citation or the Citation & Abstract beside Export Type.
  • 5. Click *Submit*.
  • 6. A new window will open prompting you to save the file to your computer.

*In your RefWorks account:*

  • 1. Go to *References ? Import*.
  • 2. Select *RIS Format* as your Import Filter/Data Source and *Multiple Databases* as your Database.
  • 3. Click *Browse*.
  • 4. Find the .txt file you saved to your computer in Step 6 above and upload it.
  • 5. Click *Import* to import your references into RefWorks.




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ScienceDirect PDFs: Problem with Off-Campus Access

Posted on June 4, 2013 @11:20 am by madgett

ScienceDirect**UPDATE**Problem Solved. Please clear the cache & cookies from your browser and try the PDF icon at the article level. It should pop-up into a .pdf document now.

For people off campus accessing PDFs of articles from journals on ScienceDirect, you can access the HTML version no problem through EZproxy, but clicking on the PDF icon brings a pop-up window asking for a log-in.

To get past this problem, you can right-click on the PDF and have it open in a new tab.

We are working to solve this problem.

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ScienceDirect eJournal Additions: New Titles Galore!

Posted on April 26, 2013 @5:00 pm by madgett

Now-PlayingSeveral new ejournals have been added to our Elsevier / ScienceDirect collections. They are:

  • Annals of Allergy Asthma & Immunology   1996+
  • AORN Journal   1995+
  • Healthcare Management Forum   1995+
  • Journal of Dairy Science   1995+
  • Mayo Clinic Proceedings   1995+
  • Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology   2003+
  • Seminars in Nephrology   2003+
  • Seminars in Oncology   2001+
  • Solid State Physics   2001+

You can find these in our ejournal Portal (the A-Z list) starting April 27th. After that date, search by journal title HERE . You should find the articles for these journals in our Summon Discovery service next week.



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Updated Resource: SAGE Reference Online 2012 Encyclopedia Collection

Posted on April 4, 2013 @10:46 am by madgett

fireworksUBC Library has purchased updates to the SAGE Reference Online Encyclopedia collection: the 2012 collection (and the 2013 collection, coming soon).

Some titles in the 2012 collection include:

All titles should be findable in Summon next week.

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MyiLibrary: Watch for the Locked eBook Warning

Posted on April 3, 2013 @9:59 am by madgett

ebookMyiLibrary has set a limit on how fast you can flip pages in order to protect entire ebooks from being downloaded by machine. If you happen to be flipping through an ebook (and you have to be flipping mighty quickly) and see this message pop up:


…please fill in the captcha and prove you are human. One an ebook is locked, it is locked for everyone for 24 hours… and that’s no fun at all!

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ARTstor: Allowing Images to “Pop-Up” in Summon

Posted on March 13, 2013 @1:47 pm by madgett

fireworksSerials Solutions (the providers of our discovery service, Summon) have partnered with ARTstor to allow images to “pop-up” into search results.

In order to see these images, you need to allow your browser to display pop-ups for:

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As well, you will have to be on campus or logged into EZproxy to see the images.

After you have configured your browser, look at this Summon search … and then click on an image.

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ENDS Europe: Europe’s environmental news and information service

Posted on March 13, 2013 @1:14 pm by madgett

ENDSENDS Europe is the EU’s leading source on eco-policy, business and markets –ENDS Europe website

ENDS Europe covers the latest European environmental news, analyses, interviews, opinion pieces and updates on EU laws, as well as reports on topical issues. Access ENDS Europe here.

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In Iran: Text and Photos by Adam Jones (ebook)

Posted on March 6, 2013 @11:13 am by madgett

In Iran

In Iran

Here is a preview of In Iran, an ebook that Adam Jones, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna, has made available to the UBC community.

In Iran is protected by copyright, but “All photos linked in the text are published under a Creative Commons 3.0 license.” We are currently working on making this ebook discoverable within our Summon Discovery tool.

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Two Minutes on Whale Barf: Very Cool, Baillie!

Posted on February 25, 2013 @9:43 am by madgett

Sperm WhaleGrad student Baillie Redfern won a competition run by PhD Comics to have her three-minute research presentation (Engineering the Perfect Perfume) transformed into an animated video.” –TREK Online, Feb. 13, 2013

…and the result is very cool. Take five (well, only two and a bit) and watch “Whale Barf and Perfume“.

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