UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

RefWorks and ProQuest Databases: Problems with Direct Exporting of Citations

Posted on September 7, 2012 @10:08 am by madgett

Currently, there is a known problem with exporting citations directly from various ProQuest databases to RefWorks. This is being worked on, and we hope for a resolution soon. The problem seems to occur more often on campus and less often to off-campus folks working via EZproxy.

In the meanwhile, there are a couple work-arounds for exporting citations. If you need a work-around, please contact the RefWorks Help Group here in the Library at :

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ERIC: Update on Full-Text Documents

Posted on September 6, 2012 @2:33 pm by madgett

As you probably know, full-text documents have been unavailable from ERIC for a few weeks now. Here’s the story…

In early August we discovered that sensitive personally identifiable information appeared in some full text documents contained in the ERIC collection. Specifically, social security numbers and other highly sensitive information were found in multiple documents and in a way that could not easily be isolated. For that reason, we had to temporarily disable access to many full text documents.

We are seeking to restore access to documents as soon as possible. In order to restore access to ERIC, we have to check every document to see if it contains personally identifiable information.

Documents will be returned on a rolling basis and may take several weeks, but we are working as fast as possible.” —email from “ERIC Team”

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SAGE eJournals: Access Is Down

Posted on September 5, 2012 @2:34 pm by madgett

**UPDATE** SAGE access restored** Clear your Cache & Cookies!

For the time being, we have lost access to several SAGE ejournals.

We are working on it. Stay tuned!

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Short Loss of Wireless Network: August 29th 4:00pm

Posted on August 29, 2012 @3:27 pm by madgett

This just in…

UBC IT will be doing maintenance on the wireless network. This will result in a short outage across all wireless networks of approximately 5 minutes duration between 4:00 – 4:30PM. This is to address issues connecting to UBC secure. Please see UBC IT bulletins for the more recent updates.

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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. –

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… –

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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