UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS): On Trial

Posted on February 16, 2012 @11:49 am by madgett

The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) is an essential online resource for social science and interdisciplinary research. IBSS includes over two million bibliographic references to journal articles and to books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951.” –ProQuest

Try out IBSS here and provide feedback. Trial runs till March 15th.

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EZproxy is Down!

Posted on February 15, 2012 @11:01 am by madgett

**EZproxy is back. Clear your browser’s cache & cookies, please**

Yikes! EZproxy is having a problem this morning. Please be patient as we work this out.

This will affect access to MyiLibrary, EBL (eBook Library), ebrary Bookshelf and any resources requiring EZproxy. For off campus access, use myVPN for now.

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SAE Digital Library: Access Restored

Posted on February 14, 2012 @4:28 pm by madgett

The access has been restored the SAE Digital Library.

The SAE Digital Library contains full-text of SAE Technical Papers from 1906 to the present.

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CWL Maintenance – Saturday Feb 18th

Posted on February 13, 2012 @11:50 am by madgett

This Saturday, February 18th., the CWL (Campus-Wide Login) server will be undergoing maintenance from 8:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m. and DOWN from 11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Read all about it here.

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EZproxy Down for One Hour Monday

Posted on February 10, 2012 @2:38 pm by madgett

Monday, February 13th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., EZproxy will be down for maintenance. What does this mean?

1) off-campus access must be via myVPN

2) some sites will become inaccessible: ebrary, MyiLibrary, EBL (eBook Library) and any others that require EZproxy

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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EBSCO eBooks: Off-Line Downloading to End Temporarily

Posted on January 31, 2012 @1:58 pm by madgett

Currently, on the EBSCO eBook platform you can download ebooks off-line. Unfortunately, as the majority are single-user ebooks, this means no one else can access the ebook for 7 days. In order to make accessing fairer to all, we will be temporarily suspending off-line downloading on the EBSCO eBook platform later this week.

This move also brings EBSCO ebooks more into line with ebrary ebooks: single-user ebrary ebooks cannot be downloaded off-line either (multi-user ebooks on ebrary can).

The ability to download, email or print .pdf pages or sections (in most cases up to 60 pages) on EBSCO eBooks platform should not be affected.


SAE Digital Library: Down for the Moment

Posted on January 30, 2012 @5:07 pm by madgett

The SAE Digital Library access is not working for the moment. We are talking to the vendor and hope to get this sorted soon.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Stay Tuned.

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H.W. Wilson Databases have Moved to EBSCOhost

Posted on January 27, 2012 @1:40 pm by madgett

EBSCO has taken over the H.W. Wilson databases. These are primarily Education, Humanities, Social Science, Fine Art, Architecture and Law focused Index & Abstract databases —some with Full Text. As a result, the following Resource pages now point to EBSCOhost sites rather than H.W. Wilson sites:

Education Full Text

Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983

Index to Legal Periodicals and Books

Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981

Library Literature & Information Science Full Text

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984

Readers’ Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982

Art Index Retrospective

Art Full Text

Summon, the Citation Linker and the Catalogue will catch up to these changes over the next few days.

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SpringerLINK eBooks: 2012 Titles Not Available Yet

Posted on April 11, 2012 @9:49 am by madgett

*UPDATE* SpringerLink 2012 ebooks are now available!

Records for the 2012 SpringerLINK ebooks were added (our mistake) to the Catalogue and Summon before we had the access organized. In fact, due to higher-than-expected costs, it is probable that many 2012 SpringerLINK ebooks will not be purchased by the Library.

So, if you come across an ebook that is published by “Springer” and has a date of “2012” and you cannot get access to it, please still report it via out Help Form, but be aware that access may not be possible.

Sorry for any inconvenience and confusion this may cause.


EBSCOhost CINAHL: Problem with Subject Headings

Posted on April 23, 2012 @12:14 pm by madgett

*UPDATE 2* PROBLEM FIXED!!  CINAHL Heading Searches should be working as expected.

*UPDATE* We currently have a Critical Service Issue open and our technical team is working to address the CINAHL issues as soon as possible.“–EBSCO

The EBSCOhost database CINAHL [ Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature] is currently experiencing problems with Subject Heading searching. The vendor is aware of this and are working on it.

Stay tuned!

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