UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

GreenFILE: Undergoing Some Adjustment

Posted on October 8, 2010 @5:50 pm by irobb

GreenFILE

*UPDATE* UBC eLink is in GreenFILE now.

Do to some ongoing adjustments by the provider of the GreenFILE database, the familiar UBC eLink button… …is not displaying next to articles. To see if we have an article, take the citation information for an article found in GreenFILE and plug it into our Citation Linker (use the Linker’s Advanced Search). It’s not the best solutions, but this problem may take a couple weeks to fix. Stay tuned.

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ejournals in the Library Catalogue: What the @#*%!

Posted on September 29, 2010 @10:54 am by irobb

*UPDATE* eJournal records in the Library Catalogue displaying normally again.

Apologies.

ejournal records in the Library Catalogue are appearing as per this:

… and worse, issn searches are probably returning no ejournal results. The problem is new ejournal records were loaded in the Catalogue, but indexing hasn’t happened yet… and won’t till this week end.

So, if looking for an ejournal , please use the ejournal A-Z list. If you must search in the Catalogue, search by title for now and don’t panic when results look odd like the above, centre image. Hopefully, all will be back to normal Monday.

Contact us via our Help Form if you have any questions.

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Hit the TRAIL: Technical Reports Archive and Image Library

Posted on September 27, 2010 @3:11 pm by irobb

Get out of that database rut and try a new TRAIL.

Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL) is a collaborative project to digitize, archive, and provide persistent and unrestricted access to U.S. federal technical reports issued prior to 1975.

Hosted at the University of Hawaii of Manoa, TRAIL provides access to reports from:

  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Civil Effects Test Operations
  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Division of Biology and Medicine
  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Division of Technical Information
  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Health and Safety Laboratory
  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Office of Technical Information
  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Technical Information Service Extension
  • U.S. Bureau of Mines
  • U.S. Department of Commerce. National Bureau of Standards
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eBook Update: Books 24×7 & ebrary

Posted on September 24, 2010 @2:30 pm by irobb

You can create personal bookshelves in Books 24×7 and ebrary. You can use either your UBCcard Barcode & PIN (recommended method) or your CWL, but you cannot cross-link bookshelves (ie books saved on a UBCcard generated shelf are not on a CWL generated shelf) nor cross-link platforms.

Books 24×7:  After logging in to Books 24×7, click on the -Account Info- tab then “User Information”. Enter your name & email (Note: if logging in by CWL, you can’t enter email). Personal folders display under -My Home- tab. Always log out.

ebrary: After arriving on the ebrary platform, click on the -Bookshelf- tab. You will be asked to log in via EZproxy, unless you logged into EZproxy earlier in your session (we recommend using your UBCcard). Remember to sign out.

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Carbon Market News: The Business of Being Green

Posted on September 24, 2010 @11:27 am by irobb

Carbon Market News is a comprehensive market intelligence tool that provides current information on carbon markets.

The real-time news service provides energy and carbon professionals with market-moving information through the monitoring of key players as well as business and policy developments. The daily, weekly and bi-weekly reports offer in-depth market commentaries and expert insight from market participants, analysts and observers.

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CQ Weekly: Keeping Up with our Neighbours

Posted on September 23, 2010 @3:08 pm by irobb

So, what’s up on The Hill this week?

The CQ news team covers virtually every act of Congress, delivering nonpartisan news and analysis unavailable anywhere else. Besides CQ Weekly, we also have access to:

  • Committee reports
  • CQ Committee Coverage
  • CQ Committee Rosters
  • CQ Congressional Transcripts
  • CQ Floor Votes
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American Geophysical Union Journals: .pdfs Down

Posted on September 17, 2010 @3:56 pm by irobb

Woo Hoo!! Print .pdfs are now accessible for full-text articles. Clear your browser’s cache & cookies before attempting to open, please.

Sorry, AGU readers, but the full-text .pdfs for journal articles are currently leading to error messages. AGU has been informed. Hopefully, this will be resolved soon. Please clear the cache & cookies from your browser before trying to access the articles.

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Many eJournals Missing from Catalogue… for now

Posted on September 15, 2010 @9:30 am by irobb

*UPDATE* ejournal records are back in the Catalogue… and working!

Those familiar with ejournals at the UBC Library know that there are two quick ways to find links from the Library’s web space:

  1. via the ejournal A-Z list
  2. via the Library Catalogue

Unfortunately, some work on the Catalogue ejournal records is still underway. As a result, many ejournal records are missing at the moment. So, please make the ejournal A-Z list your first stop for ejournal title searching.

As always, please contact eResources if you have questions.

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Oxford English Dictionary: It’s Back!

Posted on September 14, 2010 @4:31 pm by irobb

Wow! Who knew the OED had such a following?

Rejoice, logophiles, the Oxford English Dictionary is available again. You may have to clear the cache & cookies from your browser before you re-try accessing it.

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Need to Contact eResources?: Try the “Access Problems?” Button

Posted on September 13, 2010 @3:26 pm by irobb

Having trouble getting a Library e-resouce? Need to re-set your UBCcard PIN? Just want to connect with the good folks in eResources? Try the new “Access Problems?” button.

Located on the ejournals A-Z pages and the Online Indexes and Databases A-Z pages, this button opens a window that allows you to select a link related to your particular problem. Linking to the eResources’ form when you need to report a problem, comment or ask a question is now done through this button.

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