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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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Gale’s Business & Company Resource Center: Printing from Firefox

Posted on September 22, 2009 @10:46 am by irobb

Users of Firefox have noticed that sometimes the ability to print a full-text article from Gale’s Business & Company Resource Center is not just an icon-click away.

If you click the PRINT icon and find yourself on a screen with no “print” options (no browser toolbar, right clicking on the mouse does diddly) remember you can always use the   Ctrl + p keys to get a print menu. This works for other databases too, just happens this database was an issue for several people.

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MIT CogNet:501 eBooks added to the Catalogue

Posted on September 21, 2009 @11:20 am by irobb

Finding MIT CogNet titles just got easier. Over five hundred (hey, 501 is greater than 500) records for CogNet ebook titles have been added to the UBC Library Catalogue. Take a look at this list of titles.

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PLoS: Now with -Article Level Metrics-

Posted on September 16, 2009 @3:30 pm by irobb

plos-logo“The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is the first publisher to place transparent and comprehensive information about the usage and reach of published articles onto the articles themselves … We call these measures for evaluating articles ‘Article-Level Metrics‘…” –PLoS website

Visit PLoS’ recently re-vamped site, read up on what the new Metrics include… and what’s coming soon!

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