UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

UBC Wireless Networks Down for Maintenance: Saturday, August 25

Posted on August 22, 2012 @11:31 am by madgett

Hello, this Saturday UBC IT will be working on the wireless networks. Please read their Bulletin.


  • On Saturday August 25, 2012 UBC wireless services at all UBC facilities may sporadically be unavailable from 10:00 to 16:00 PT due to infrastructure maintenance and upgrades. During this window, there will be periodic outages to the wireless network at the following locations.
  • All wireless networks at these facilities:
  • UBC Vancouver Main Campus
  • UBC Vancouver South Campus
  • UBC Robson Square – Downtown Campus
  • UBC Learning Exchange – Downtown Eastside UBC Dairy Research & Education Ctr – Agassiz
  • ubcprivate, ubcvisitor and eduroam ONLY at UBC Okanagan
  • ubcsecure ONLY at these facilities Vancouver Coastal Health managed facilities, St Paul’s Hospital, Children and Women’s Hospital.
  • CFRI at Children’s Hospital
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Medical Resource Trials: DynaMed & SMART ImageBase

Posted on August 16, 2012 @9:43 am by madgett

Two trials for Medical resources are underway right now.

DynaMed : …is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically -organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, DynaMed provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience, making DynaMed an indispensable resource for answering most clinical questions during practice. –http://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us

Scientific & Medical (SMART) ImageBase: …created by Nucleus Medical Art, provides a comprehensive collection of downloadable medical illustrations and animations. Ideal for students and teachers of Anatomy, Physiology, Biology and other Life Sciences… –http://www.ebscohost.com/public/the-scientific-medical-art-imagebase

DynaMed trial ends November 16. SMART trial ends September 15. Remember to fill in the Feedback Forms on the Resource pages.

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National Library of Scotland: Take a Look at the Digital Archive

Posted on August 2, 2012 @11:26 am by madgett

Thinking about how you can prepare for next year’s Robbie Burn’s Day? (He’ll be 254 on January 25th). Well, take a look at the National Library of Scotland’s Digital Gallery Covering everything from “The origins of golf … a matter of mystery and controversy” to “The life, work and legacy of Scotland’s Bard…”

There are also collections covering maps of Scotland and Scottish writers such as Iain Banks (aka Iain M Banks), Ian Ranking and J K Rowling.

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China Online Journals: Work-Around Links Added

Posted on July 26, 2012 @4:46 pm by madgett

Starting tomorrow, links for the China Online Journals will all point to the WanFang Data Periodicals search page. This will mean the journal title will have to be searched a second time from there, but at least the links will work.

Apologies for the extra step, but it is a work-around that works, as opposed to the current links which do not.

You may also want to bookmark this Advanced Search Page as it could make finding articles (when you have the citation) easier to find than searching just the journal title or browsing.

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SAGE ejournals: Some Problems

Posted on July 13, 2012 @9:45 am by madgett

*UPDATE — Access appears to be restored*

Some SAGE ejournals are showing a message similar to:


You don’t have permission to access /sppsp/38/7/895.full.pdf on this server.

We are investigating.

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Nineteenth Century Collections Online: New resource

Posted on July 3, 2012 @11:01 am by madgett

Nineteenth Century Collections Online is the most ambitious scholarly digitization and publication program ever undertaken, providing searchable content from a wide range of primary sources for the “long” 19th century. At all stages of development, Gale sought the guidance and feedback of professionals and end-users to ensure that we were selecting,
digitizing and preserving unique, invaluable documents. Nineteenth Century Collections Online unites multiple, distinct archives into a single resource a wide variety of previously unavailable primary sources, including:
■ Books and monographs
■ Newspapers and periodicals
■ Diaries and Personal Letters
■ Manuscripts
■ Photographs
■ Pamphlets
■ Maps
■ And more

Gale product brochure.

Check out the four modules to which we have access here.

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eResources (and ej-help) Closed for Canada Day

Posted on June 29, 2012 @5:12 pm by madgett

Just a reminder, we are closed Canada Day (Monday). So, no email, problems or questions will be looked at till Tuesday, July 3rd.

See you in July!

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RefWorks: Some Users Being Re-Directed to a Different Page

Posted on June 26, 2012 @9:32 am by madgett

*UPDATE* Problem sorted. Linking to RefWorks page working.

Some folks trying to get to the usual RefWorks login page are being re-directed to a page like below. Please clear the cache & cookies from your browser and try connecting again. We’ll work on our end to get a fix.

Stay tuned!


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COS Research Support Suite: to be cancelled August 1st, 2012

Posted on June 20, 2012 @3:54 pm by madgett

This just in…

CANCELLATION NOTICE: Please be advised that due to funding constraints, UBC Library and the Office of Research Services will be cancelling their jointly-funded subscription to the COS Research Support Suite (comprising COS Funding Opportunities; COS Funding Alerts; COS Papers Invited; COS Scholar Universe; and COS Pivot, formerly COS Expertise).

The final day of access will be July 31, 2012. If there are saved searches and alerts in your COS MyResearch account that you will need at a later date, please ensure that you transfer this information before July 31, 2012. For feedback regarding the cancellation of this subscription, please contact Teresa Lee, e-Resource & Access Librarian.”

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EZproxy Outage Later Today (May 28th): Upgrade

Posted on May 29, 2012 @10:30 am by madgett

**UPDATE: All went well last night. No reported problems. (knock on wood)**

Just a heads up that EZproxy (which many people use for off-campus access to Library resources) will be down at 6:00 pm today for an upgrade. Down-time expected to be brief. If you experience EZproxy problems after, say, 6:30 pm, please report them to our Help Form. Thanks!

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