UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape (New Adam Matthew Resource)

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

Discover the working methods of Romantic poets and trace the evolution of celebrated verse in this powerful digital resource. Presenting the manuscript collections of the Wordsworth Trust, this digital collection offers students and researchers of the Romantic period unique access to the working notebooks, verse manuscripts and correspondence of William Wordsworth and his fellow writers, including Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey and Robert Southey.” –Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape website

Raining outside? Snow? Who cares! Put on a pot of tea, curl up with the laptop and explore Romanticism: Life, Literature and Landscape.

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East View: China Academic Journals (Chinese Interface) Down

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

*UPDATE* Chinese interface now working, but connection to Chinese & English very slow.*

*BONUS* .pdf files (not working in Firefox for about a month) are now opening.*

Per our good friends at East View:

The Chinese interface for the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) database platform ( is currently unavailable. East View is working to resolve this problem, and we will send out a notice as soon as access returns to normal. Please note that CNKI databases are currently available via the English interface at“–28no2011 email

So, in the ejournal Portal (the ejournal A-Z list), chose the “English” site –when it’s an option– for now. Stay tuned.

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CSA Standards: Still No Access

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

*Update* CSA is back up*

Apologies to people desperately trying to access the CSA Standards via the IHS platform. We are still waiting for them to resolve this access problem.

If you have further questions, please contact the folks in Science & Engineering.

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Internet Trouble: Nov. 2nd.

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

UBC IT has posted to their UBC IT Bulletins blog:

Sporadic routing instability with BCNET Vancouver upstream Internet Transit providers November 2, 2011 12:00

Due Sporadic routing instability with one of the BCNET Vancouver upstream Internet Transit providers, some Vancouver sites are experiences difficulties in reaching some Internet sites. The cause of this issue is being investigated.”  –UBC IT

Be prepared for turbulence as you travel the internet.


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Gale Databases: All Access Lost Wednesday, 02Nov.2011

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

Access to all Gale databases from on campus has been lost this morning. The problem seems to be somewhere between here and their servers.

Off-campus access via EZproxy & myVPN seems to be working fine. Stay tuned.

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ARBA Online [American Reference Books Annual Online]: New Resource

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

ARBA Online [American Reference Books Annual Online] is now available for perusing.

“ARBAonline is the most comprehensive, authoritative database for quality reviews of print and electronic reference works.”–ABC CLIO

  • More than 23,000 reviews of reference works published since 1997
  • Written by librarians for librarians
  • More than 400 publishers in over 500 subject areas.
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Life Sciences: a Collection of Titles from Elsevier

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

The Life Sciences Package is a collection of related ejournals. Here is a title list:

  • Advances in Agronomy
  • Advances in Applied Microbiology
  • Advances in Botanical Research
  • Advances in Cancer Research
  • Advances in Clinical Chemistry
  • Advances in Ecological Research
  • Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
  • Advances in Genetics
  • Advances in Immunology
  • Advances in Insect Physiology
  • Advances in Marine Biology
  • Advances in Microbial Physiology
  • Advances in Parasitology
  • Advances in Pharmacology
  • Advances in Protein Chemistry & Structural Biology
  • Advances in Virus Research
  • Current Topics in Developmental Biology
  • Current Topics in Membranes
  • The Enzymes
  • Fish Physiology
  • International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
  • International Review of Neurobiology
  • Methods in Cell Biology
  • Methods in Microbiology
  • New Comprehensive Biochemistry
  • Progress in Brain Research
  • Progress in Medicinal Chemistry
  • Progress in Nucleic Acid Research and Molecular Biology
  • Side Effects of Drugs Annual (SEDA)
  • Vitamins & Hormones

To access these titles, go to the “Search Collection / Journals” Library webpage and search the titles in the “Search for Online Journals Only” search box on the right.

Links labeled “ScienceDirect Life Sciences Book Series” are for this new collection.

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In the Mood for Something New?: A Few Free Resources

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

…okay, really the info is mostly old. But it may be “new” to you. Here’s some free online resources worth a look:

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Methods in Enzymology: an eBook Collection from Elsevier

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

Methods in Enzymology is a series of scientific publications focused primarily on research methods in biochemistry…The series is widely used and cited in the biomedical research field.” -Wikipedia

We have access back to the 2000 publications.

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Irwin Law ebooks: Slight Connection Problem

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

Due to technical complications, the ebooks in the Irwin Law Collection are a bit tricky to find at the moment. The records in the Catalogue have old links and will be replaced soon.

For now, use this URL and then either browse or search for titles. Titles found in Summon are unfortunately a mix of good and bad links right now.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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