UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

Irwin Law: eBooks Now Available via ebrary

Posted on August 24, 2010 @10:06 am by irobb

A collection of ebooks from Irwin Law is now available on the ebrary platform. Visit the Irwin Law Resource page or the ebrary Resource page (after connecting to ebrary, click on the right-hand drop-down menu to see the Irwin Law collection).

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Books 24×7: Use your UBCcard to Log In

Posted on August 16, 2010 @11:15 am by irobb

When you link to a Books 24×7 title from the Library Catalogue (or connect from the Resource Page), you are presented with the EZproxy log-in screen. Please log in using your UBCcard Barcode & PIN on the left side (not your CWL on the right).

Why? Books 24×7 has the ability to create a personal account where you can save titles, create folders, etc. By using your UBCcard Barcode & PIN, Books 24×7 recognizes you as you arrive and takes you to your personal page… every time! This will not happen via CWL for this resource.

The first time after you log into Books 24×7 via EZproxy with your UBCcard, click on the “Account Info” tab. Then, on the left, click on “User Information” and set yourself up.

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eBooks via EZproxy: Work on Linking from Catalogue still In Process

Posted on August 9, 2010 @3:09 pm by irobb

As many patrons have discovered, some ebook links from the Catalogue work off-campus (via EZproxy) while others do not. Getting all the links to work is a priority, and it is expected links for ebooks will be updated for EZproxy access by the end of August.

If you come across an ebook in the Catalogue where the orange “Online Access” button  doesn’t link to the online ebook:

  1. please inform us using the Help Form
  2. please look for the Collection that ebook belongs to in the Online Indexes and Databases A-Z list, link onto the collection’s platform/publisher’s site and then search the ebook title

Hope this information helps. Sorry for the temporary inconvenience.

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MyiLibrary: Access Restored to eBooks

Posted on August 9, 2010 @10:41 am by irobb

The ebooks at MyiLibrary are accessible again!

Due to new authentication procedures, patrons will have to authenticate themselves –whether on campus or off– via EZproxy. The process is painless and requires either an active UBCcard or CWL.

Note: at the moment some 2010 titles are experiencing problems, but we should have that resolved shortly.

If you have any questions or run into problems, please contact eResources via our Help Form.

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New OvidSP and RefWorks: Problems when using EZproxy

Posted on August 6, 2010 @1:18 pm by irobb

When exporting citations from the new OvidSP platform to RefWorks, keep in mind the following:

  1. If on campus, exporting to RefWorks should be no problem.
  2. If off campus and logged in via MyVPN, exporting to RefWorks should be no problem (try clearing the cache & cookies from your browser as a first solution if you do run into trouble).
  3. If off campus and using EZproxy, currently you cannot export citations to RefWorks. Please find another source for your citations for now.

Ovid & RefWorks are aware of the problem and are working on it.

And as always, please use our Help Form if you have any problems or questions.


Maney Publishing: Two MORE Collections Added

Posted on August 3, 2010 @4:45 pm by irobb

We now have access to two Maney Publishing collections:

“The MORE Materials Science & Engineering E-Journal Collection provides … access to twenty-seven highly regarded, peer-reviewed, international materials science publications, including several [published] on behalf of, or with, the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.”

“The MORE History & Humanities E-Journal Collection provides … access to fifty-seven highly regarded, peer-reviewed, international history and humanities publications. [Several Archaeology as well as Language and Literature titles are also included.]”

To view the collections, click here!

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ECCO Ebooks – broken links from the Catalogue

Posted on July 31, 2010 @7:04 am by admin

*UPDATE* links to ECCO ebooks from the UBC Catalogue are working again. –Friday, August 6th.

Tuesday, Aug.3rd UPDATE: There is some progress to report. The vendor has found the source of the problem. Their programmers are working on the fix with the hope that access will be restored by Friday, Aug.6th. Please stay tuned and thank you for your patience.

Unfortunately we’re having problems with access to yet another set of ebook titles.    Links to Eighteenth Century Collections Online ebooks from the Catalogue are currently broken.  The good news is that you can access ECCO ebooks and content if you search directly from the resources page here. While we work with the vendor to get the catalogue linking resolved, please continue to report any access problem using our Help Form.  Hopefully the month of August will be a better one for ebook access!

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NetLibrary: Links to the eBook Hidden in New OPAC

Posted on July 21, 2010 @12:25 pm by irobb

In the new OPAC, links to ebooks are displayed in the “Action” box on the right and look like this:  

However, NetLibrary ebooks are not currently displaying this icon. To access the ebook, look in the “Action” box on the right and near or at the bottom click on the words “Bibliographic record display” or “NetLibrary“. We are working to fix this.

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MyiLibrary: Excessive Downloading leads to Loss of Access

Posted on July 21, 2010 @11:09 am by irobb

Due to repeated incidents of excessive ebook downloading (like, 10s of thousands of pages over the past month), access to the MyiLibrary ebooks has been blocked by the vendor. This includes access to many Cambridge, Oxford and Taylor & Francis ebooks as well as the Essentials of Canadian Law – Irwin Law e-Books and Irwin Law e-Books collections.

We are working to rectify the situation and have access restored. Please be patient and continue to report any problems with ANY ebooks to our Help Form. Stay Tuned!

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Emerald Management Plus: Business Journals Now Available

Posted on July 14, 2010 @5:01 pm by irobb

Currently providing online access to over 250 journals from 22 management disciplines, Emerald Management Plus is Emerald’s premium journal collection. Subscribers to this comprehensive resource will automatically gain access to new and acquired titles, as soon as they are added to the collection, and can rest assured that they will have access to the very latest in management research as soon as it becomes available.

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