UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

Catalogue work this Weekend: Some eJournal Records Will Be Deleted

Posted on January 11, 2012 @10:31 am by irobb

Just a heads up for folks working this weekend.

There will be work on the UBC Catalogue this weekend. Many ejournal records will be removed & later replaced. This may cause problems with people using the “Search for Print and Online Journals” left-hand search box, but will not affect the “Search for Online Journals Only” right-hand search box.

The Citation Linker will not be affected (for ejournals). Clear?

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Summon is Having Problems: 27 Sept. 2011

Posted on January 11, 2012 @10:31 am by irobb

*UPDATE* Summon is fixed. Please clear your browser’s cache & cookies and report any further problems to E-Resources & Access.

Yikes! Summon is having intermittent problems this morning. It is being worked on. Stay tuned.

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Data warehouse

Posted on January 11, 2012 @10:31 am by dwwest

Technical Services has contracted with Swets to provide us with 4 years of retrospective eResource usage data (2004 – 2007). That data will be able to be loaded up into a data repository to make it available to Library staff. This project connects with the Assessment Working Group’s plan for the coming 1 – 2 years.

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E-Resources & Access Blog: Now with Twitter Feed

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:33 pm by irobb

Wondering what new innovations (or current problems) our online resource providers are in a twitter about? Wonder no more with the new Twitter Feed page on the E-Resources & Access blog.

…but our home-grown tweets still get the Home page.

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What is happening with EBSCOhost Databases?

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:33 pm by irobb

Just a heads up. There are some title URLs and coverage problems with various EBSCOhost databases. Per our good friends at Serials Solutions…

We are having data inconsistency issues… and are working to obtain the correct dates and URLs for every title.

So, keep emailing us if you run into problems, but be prepared for a bumpy ride.

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National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts: New Database

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:33 pm by irobb

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts is a new (and free!) Database we picked up with the migration to ProQuest’s new platform.

The NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database is published by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice’s National Criminal Justice Reference Service, an information clearinghouse for people around the U.S. and the world… The collection has been developed to meet the needs of criminal justice professionals, researchers, policymakers, and technical and legal experts.” –ProQuest

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E-Resource & Access Help (ejhelp): Limited Service Till September 6th.

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:33 pm by irobb

Beginning Friday, August 26th, there will be limited help available from the Library’s E-Resources & Access (ejhelp) unit till September 6th.

Please do continue to send in your questions/problems via our HelpForm or wherever you see the Access Problems? button during this time, but some questions will have to wait longer than normal for a response.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks for your patience, E-R&A.

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ProQuest Public Health: New Resource Trial

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:33 pm by irobb

ProQuest Public Health is a new and unique database; designed to be the ideal starting point for public health information and research. It delivers core public health literature with centralized access to over 690 publications with over 495 in full-text... ProQuest Public Health also includes current newspaper articles for uncovering timely results on the latest breaking topics…” -ProQuest.com

Trial runs from Aug 24, 2011 – Sep 30, 2011.

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RefWorks & New ProQuest Sites: Problems!

Posted on August 18, 2011 @3:28 pm by irobb

There are problems with the direct exporting of citations to RefWorks from the new ProQuest platforms. Patrons are being directed to the US server, then on re-direct to Scholar’s Portal (our Canadian instance of RefWorks), an error message appears.

The worse news is ProQuest expects it to be August 24th or as late as September 8th (!) before this is fixed.

Stay tuned.

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The New “Search Collections” Portal: Where’s the ejournals?

Posted on November 2, 2011 @1:35 pm by irobb

If you are wondering where the ejournals are in the Search Collections Portal, it’s pretty simple.

Print and ejournals are under “Journals“. The search box on the left searches the UBC Catalogue for Print and ejournal titles. The search box on the right searches searches the Serials Solutions knowledgebase for ejournal only.

And what if you have a DOI or PMID number for an article? You can search those under “Indexes, Databases & Articles“, bottom right search box.

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