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JAMA & Archives Journals Backfiles Collection

Posted on November 13, 2009 @5:58 pm by admin

JAMA cover Now available!  The JAMA & Archives journals backfiles collection includes every issue of JAMA & Archives published from 1883-1997.    Read a classic article or  peruse the grand works of art which have graced the covers since April 20, 1964.

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U.K.Postal Strike: Lucky Us?

Posted on October 23, 2009 @11:54 am by irobb

RoyalMailLogo“Ok,” you say. “What does a U.K. postal strike have to do with e-resources, and how does it effect me?”

Glad you asked. It seems some UK publications are making some content more easily accessible on the web. Read some of theBookseller’s supplements (usually hidden behind passwords), the Nursing Times .pdf of the entire 20 October 2009 issue and a complete copy of the latest Times Educational Supplement. But, as the publisher’s themselves say, it’s for a limited time only.  Google your favourite U.K. publication. You never know.

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The Sixties: An Alexander Street Press flashback

Posted on October 20, 2009 @4:14 pm by irobb


We’ve had this one for a few months now, but somehow we missed it, man.

“The Sixties: Primary Documents and Personal Narratives 1960–1974 brings the 1960s alive through diaries, letters, autobiographies and other memoirs, written and oral histories, manifestos, government documents…” well you get the drift. Check it out here.

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Brill eBooks: Trial Subscription on Now

Posted on October 16, 2009 @12:56 pm by irobb

*UPDATE* Trial now ended… but try the next Brill trial.

logo-BrillDiseases of BabyloniaCivil Justice in Renaissance ScotlandEngaging Social Justice: Critical Studies of 21st Century Social Transformation

…plus over 750 other titles make up the Brill eBooks collections on trial now. Peruse the site then give us your comments.

Trial ends November 15, 2009.

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CRCnetBASE platform: eBook problems

Posted on October 15, 2009 @4:52 pm by irobb

*UPDATE* -All has returned to normal, links from Catalogue and platforms’ “Read it Online” working. Thank you Jessie from CRCnetBASE for the phone call.

CRCnetBASE-logo150Two problems here:

1) the links from the CRCnetBASE titles in the Library Catalogue are not working.

2) the “Read it Online” feature for ebooks is not working on the platforms themselves.

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Hello, myVPN: R.I.P old VPN

Posted on October 14, 2009 @4:48 pm by irobb

VPN According to UBC IT, VPN will be no more after the end of the year (December 31, 2009).

So, if you want to keep connecting to the Library’s subscribed eresources from Starbucks, you need to get familiar with myVPN. Read how to set it up here.

It requires software be loaded onto your computer, just so you know.

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Alexander Street Press: Canadian Women and Social Movements

Posted on October 8, 2009 @12:48 pm by irobb


We’ve just released a special edition of our online publication Women and Social Movements in the U.S. titled “Canadian Women and Social Movements,” and we hope you’ll take a look! –Alexander Street Press

Editors for this project include Canadian feminist historians Lara Campbell (Simon Fraser); Nancy Janovicek (University of Calgary); Tamara Myers (University of British Columbia); and Joan Sangster (Trent University).

Hey, if we’re in it, it’s worth a look, eh?

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Egineering Village: Full-text vs UBC eLink buttons

Posted on October 5, 2009 @3:28 pm by irobb

Engineering VillageAlmost all search results in the popular Engineering Village (Compendex) display two yellow buttons:

the over-promising engineering village full text and our OpenURL resolver elinkicon Please choose our OpenURL resolver. The other button tries (via DOI) to go to a SPECIFIC full-text source. We may not subscribe to that source. Our resolver tries to find a full-text source we DO subscribe to. Hope this clears up the yellow-button confusion.

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Transportation Research Board: Several broken links to publications

Posted on October 1, 2009 @10:33 am by irobb

TRG_logoDue to changes in their website, several links to the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies publications are now broken. We are working to repair them. In the meanwhile, go to the TRB Publications by Series site to search for your favourite publication by, um, series title. Stay tuned.

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Nature Journals online: Black October?

Posted on September 25, 2009 @2:00 pm by irobb

*UPDATE* October issues viewable.

Something is up with the October issues for several Nature journal titles. We have a call in to our rep to investigate. Nature Immunology, Nature Reviews Immunology, Nature reviews Microbiology, Nature neuroscience… to name a few problem titles. We’ll try to get it sorted soon. Stay tuned.

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