UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

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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Wiley Moves from “InterScience” to “Online Library”

Posted on July 9, 2010 @2:40 pm by irobb

*UPDATE* The big move is this weekend, August 7th & 8th 2010. Be prepared for problems, but hope it goes as smoothly as Wiley promises.

Say good-bye to Wiley InterScience and hello to Wiley Online Library… soon. Get the jump on all the upcoming changes here.

As for how smoothly the transition will go from an access perspective, generally our ejournals A-Z list updates to new URLs sooner than our OpenURL resolver, the  button. If you have any problems, please contact us via our Help Form.

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eJournals A-Z List: Down for Maintenance July 16

Posted on July 9, 2010 @1:40 pm by irobb

The ever popular ejournal A-Z list will be down for 6 hours on Friday, July 16th for maintenance.

Users may be unable to access [the ejournal A-Z list] for a brief period of time between 6 p.m. PDT Friday and 12 a.m. PDT Saturday (0100 to 0700 UTC Saturday).

Journal titles can be searched in the Library Catalogue [ search within “Journal Title (begins with)” from drop-down menu] and the eLink button used (when available) to connect to the electronic version of the journal.

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Emerald Journals: Current issues not available

Posted on June 25, 2010 @5:30 pm by irobb

RESOLVED! We now have access to Emerald Management Plus journals. 258 titles.

Due to unforeseen problems –which we are sorting out with the publisher– we do not have access to the latest issues of journals on the Emerald platform. These are mostly business journals. We hope to have the problem resolved shortly. Stay tuned!

When the problems are sorted, we will have access to more Emerald titles than ever before as our subscription has been updated. 257 titles, and counting!

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MedicinesComplete: AHFS Drug Information now available

Posted on June 14, 2010 @2:26 pm by irobb

AHFSDI_MC_LogoAHFS Drug Information® is a collection of drug monographs on virtually every single-drug entity available in the United States.

AHFS Drug Information® monographs are written principally on single-drug entities; information on various trademarked preparations and brands of a drug is contained in a single monograph. Drug combinations are described in the monographs on the principal ingredients or, rarely, appear as separate monographs (e.g., Co-trimoxazole 8:12.20) when the combinations are considered important because of therapeutic rationale and/or frequency of use. … Information on older and prototype drugs is another feature of AHFS Drug Information®.” —AHFS Drug Information® Users Guide

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People still read “Books”?: Yep. Find Them Here…

Posted on June 10, 2010 @2:08 pm by irobb

booksStill reading books made from dead trees (are live electrons really more eco-friendly, hmm)? With the end of our subscription to Global Books in Print, here are a couple other options to try when hunting for a book:

Amazon.ca –yes, that Amazon.

BookFinder! –search over 150 million books for sale, it says.

Keep reading!

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Journal of Chemical Education: Access Problem (UBC-V) – Resolved

Posted on April 28, 2010 @3:33 pm by irobb


UPDATE May 10th: Access restored!  Please report any continuing problems through our ER help form.

Currently, we are having problems accessing the full-text articles in  ACS’ Journal of Chemical Education. The publisher is recognizing the UBC-O (Okanagan) IP addresses but not UBC-V (Vancouver). As a result, access is blocked on the Vancouver campus and possibly via myVPN.

For the time being, please check the UBC Catalogue for which print copies we have. For instructions on how to request items from the ASRS, click here. For instructions on how to request items from other Library branches, click here. If neither option will get you the article you want, try InterLibrary Loans.

Sorry for the inconvenience. We will try to resolve this problem soon.

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Scientific American: Now with Access Back to 1948

Posted on March 8, 2010 @3:01 pm by irobb

ScientificAmerToday, UNESCO works to protect the Amazon Rainforest. In 1948, UNESCO was poised to help America:

“…civilize the wild, rich Amazon and open it to colonization” —The Future of the Amazon, Scientific American, v.178, iss.5, p.11 (1948)

What other changes to our world view have occurred over the last 60 or so years? Take a look in the Scientific American archives.

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