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SFX Pop-Up Menu: “Related” Full-Text Links

Posted on August 11, 2009 @1:10 pm by irobb

Where's my article?

A clarification needs to be made about links claiming “Full text available” on the SFX pop-up menu. Links near the top of the menu (usually right under the journal or article title) try to connect you to THAT journal / article.

Full text available” near the bottom (usually just below “Check the UBC Catalogue” or ” Order Documents from CISTI Order”) are for what SFX considers related journals, which most likely will NOT have what you want.

This is a known, confusing and frustrating issue we are trying to resolve.

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IPA Source: Opera Online

Posted on July 29, 2009 @3:29 pm by irobb

logoipa“Online since 2003, IPA Source is the web’s largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts.”

Ha, stolzer ozean!” Who said that? Find out at IPA Source.

(…psst, I think he was Dutch)

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Sage Journals Online: Good-Bye CSA Illumina

Posted on July 29, 2009 @2:53 pm by irobb

*UPDATE* The date is back to January 1st. My head is spinning!

*UPDATE* The switch-over date is now September 1st not January 1st.


“To date, the SAGE Full-Text Collections have been available on both the ProQuest CSA Illumina platformsagebrand and the SAGE Journals Online platform. After December 31, 2009, the SAGE Full-Text Collections will be available exclusively on SAGE Journals Online.” -Sage Library Newsletter, July 2009

For you, this means you’ll have to change any bookmarks you have for Sage titles on CSA Illumina. We will be updating our A-Z list and OpenURL linking.

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UBC Catalogue’s “Sort By” Box: It’s Broke

Posted on July 22, 2009 @3:16 pm by irobb

*UPDATE* Box fixed. Now you can sort your Library Catalogue search results. “Thank you,” to the Systems folks!
sortbyThe title of this post basically sums it up: the “Sort By” drop-down box which appears with your search results in the UBC Library catalogue currently does nothing. We are working on the problem. Stay tuned.

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RefWorks: Please Read the Update

Posted on July 22, 2009 @3:07 pm by irobb

refworkssidelogoThe Library’s RefWorks crew has updated their information page. Please take a look. Remember to use the CORRECT URL for UBC patrons. Or as the Library’s RefWorks crew puts it:

“Do NOT create an account from the US refworks site.”

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Global NewsBank: Now Access World News

Posted on July 20, 2009 @12:01 pm by irobb

Access World News

Access World News

With nearly 3,000 newspapers from around the world, Access World News (formerly Global NewsBank) really is your one-stop newsstand. So grab your morning cuppa and settle in with the Daily Monitor from Addis Ababa or maybe Orillia Today.

Note: from the NewsBank site, you also have the option of clicking on “World Newspaper Archive.” It’s a slow link to some historical, Latin American newspapers.

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Sabin Americana: Publications about the Americas

Posted on July 13, 2009 @4:38 pm by irobb

sabin Based on Joseph Sabin’s landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900’s.

Read more at our Sabin Americana info page. Then go in and have a look at “British Columbia and Vancouver’s island : a complete handbook” – 1858.

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MEDLINE Full Text (Ebsco): Not Linking

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

Ebsco Host logo
*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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