UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

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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MyiLibrary – access restored!

Posted on September 3, 2010 @5:47 pm by admin

Update (Sept.7, 2010):
Good news!
Our access to MyiLibrary ebooks has been restored.


Does this screen look familiar? Yes, it’s happened yet again.
Excessive downloading has led to suspension of our access to MyiLibrary ebooks. We are investigating the problem and working with the vendor to have this resolved asap.
We apologize for the inconvenience. Please continue to report any problems with ANY ebooks to our Help Form.

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British Institute of Radiology: Access to Three ejournals

Posted on August 31, 2010 @12:31 pm by irobb

Just a heads up, Life Sciences folks, to let you know that we have sorted out our online access to three British Institute of Radiology journals:

  1. British Journal of Radiology
  2. Dentomaxillofacial Radiology
  3. Imaging

They should all be in the ejournal A-Z list tomorrow

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Print Journals & eJournals in the OPAC: a Change to Online Linking

Posted on August 26, 2010 @12:51 pm by irobb

"But is it online?!"

As you may have noticed, there have been some changes in how the UBC Online Public Access Catalogue (the OPAC) looks. One change involves the addition of a blue “Action Box” on the right when you look at an item’s record. For print journals and ejournals this Action Box means the following:

  1. within print journal records, you will see within the Action Box —if the record has an issn. The UBC eLink button searches our SFX knowledgebase to try and find a link to an online version of the journal.
  2. within ejournal records, you will see within the Action Box (the Online Access button also appears for ebooks). This button means there should be online access to full-text articles in the journal.

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

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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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