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MEDLINE Full Text (Ebsco): Not Linking

Posted on July 10, 2009 @11:31 am by irobb

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*UPDATE* The links are now working for both the A-Z list and the eLink.

Feels almost like déjà vu all over again. MEDLINE with Full Text is displaying an error page when you try to link in from our A-Z list or via our UBC eLink button button (previous problem was a blank page). The authorities have been contacted. Meanwhile, it’s not a total washout. When you land on the MEDLINE page, you can always click “Publications” (upper left) and browse/search your title there. Stay tuned

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Cambridge Online Journals: Day of Maintenance

Posted on July 9, 2009 @12:33 pm by irobb


*UPDATE* The barricades are down and the site has re-opened for business.

Just a heads up, Cambridge Online Journals’ site was down earlier today (July 09, 2009) for maintenance… and I have been advised by CUP to “let people know that it might have sporadic downtime for the rest of today.”

…so now you know.

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GeoScienceWorld – back on track

Posted on July 3, 2009 @5:42 pm by admin


* Update * – GSW access has been restored. Please report any continuing problems to lib-ejhelp@interchange.ubc.ca.

Many of you have reported our loss of access to GeoScienceWorld. We’ve notified the vendor of the problem, but unfortunately we anticipate that this won’t be resolved until after the July 4th holiday weekend in the US. Stay tuned.

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IMF eLibrary: Trial Access

Posted on June 24, 2009 @2:20 pm by irobb

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From now till July 22nd, try the IMF e-Library.

“The International Monetary Fund publishes a vast amount of information on its own activities and policies, as well as on its 185 member countries.”

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Books 24×7: Slight Glitch in Connecting

Posted on June 19, 2009 @9:56 am by irobb

**UPDATE** Problem resolved. Connection now goes from EZproxy into Books 24×7 site on 1st attempt. Now go read Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X for Dummies.

Books 24x7 logoIf you have tried to connect to a Books 24×7 title lately, you may have noticed a small glitch. On the first attempt through EZproxy (where you enter your UBCcard Barcode and PIN), you land on the “Blue Box” log in screen for Books 24×7. Don’t panic or try to figure out what to enter. Use your browsers Back button and enter EZproxy again. On the second attempt (as long as you don’t clear you cookies) you will connect to your book.

Why is this? Top people are working on that question right now. Stay tuned.

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MEDLINE with Full Text: Links to Blank Page

Posted on June 17, 2009 @12:44 pm by irobb

*UPDATE* – Links working now.
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Somewhere, someone altered all the internal journal IDs for the MEDLINE with Full Text titles (not us, honest!). As a result, links from our ejournal A-Z list and our eLink button go to a mostly blank Ebsco Host page.
If you click on “Publications” in the upper left of that page, you can re-search your journal there. A pain, yes, but we are working to resolve it. Stay tuned.

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CISTI: Firefox & I.E problem

Posted on June 17, 2009 @11:50 am by irobb

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Some people using the most recent versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer are having problems ordering material via CISTI Orders. The problem has been reported.

For now, please use the InterLibrary Loan forms… and stay tuned.

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Interesting Database: NALD

Posted on June 16, 2009 @10:58 am by irobb

Interested in Adult Literary, First Nations material, Education or News Media? Check out the National Adult Literacy Database.
…and it’s Canadian, eh!

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Cambridge Journals Online

Posted on June 1, 2009 @11:13 am by admin


**UPDATE** Access restored – apologies for any inconveniences caused.

Yes, it’s true, we’ve temporarily lost access to everything from our Cambridge Journals Online collection.
The publisher is aware of the problem and working with us to get access restored.

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American Journal on Mental Retardation: title change

Posted on May 25, 2009 @4:23 pm by irobb

The AMERICAN JOURNAL ON MENTAL RETARDATION (published by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) is now the  American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Look it up in our A-Z eJournal list.

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