UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

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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Books 24×7: New Access, But Where’s My Bookshelf?

Posted on May 11, 2009 @10:24 am by irobb

Books 24×7 can now be accessed by UBCcard Barcode and PIN. Find the title in the catalogue, click on the “Online Access” under the title and sign in.

New to Books 24×7? Click on their “Help” tab and read the FAQs.

“OK, it’s easier,” you say. “But I’ve used Books 24×7 before. Where’s my saved ebooks?” Ay, there’s the rub. In testing, saved ebooks came across under the new log-in. In reality, they didn’t.

However, you can still access them through your old account. After you find a title in the Library catalogue, click on the “Alternate Online Access” at the BOTTOM of the page – OR – go to our Books 24×7 Info Page and  log in through “old account” using your old Username and Password.

*NOTE: We are only allowed 8 users at one time. Therefore, the resource times-out after 15 minutes of inactivity.

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AnthroSource & Google Scholar: Linking issues

Posted on May 5, 2009 @3:06 pm by irobb

From Google Scholar (or from our own Citation eLinker, for that matter), trying to resolve to the article level via our UBC eLink button button results in being dropped at a rather bare AnthroSource page… a journal cover but no volumes to even click on. Part of the reason is all the articles have moved to the Wiley Interscience platform. We are working to resolve this.
If you land on the bare AnthroSource page, you can either re-search your article title at the top of the page or click HOME, then BROWSE JOURNALS then your journal title, then work your way into volume / issue / article title. A long route, but you get there.

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NUMDAM: A French Math Archive to Explore

Posted on May 4, 2009 @4:40 pm by irobb

So, what was the “new math” in 1810?  Find out in NUMDAM (Numérisation de documents anciens mathématiques), a database of 50+ mathematical journals and seminars. The  content is mostly French, but I am told there is English in there. Coverage runs from the 1800’s up to near Present (the most recent articles are only for subscribers). And if you have some relatively free time, you might want to look up Mr. A. Einstein’s “Théorie unitaire du champ physique” from 1930.

*CAUTION* Please do not try to view content with the DJVU links. Stick to .pdf for full text.

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Investext Lives!

Posted on April 17, 2009 @3:13 pm by irobb


sigh… The joy was short lived as the site seems to have a few quirks. We will try some experimentation to get this resolved. We are leaving the site up for now. Let us know if it gets too unstable. Stay tuned.

Previously… (more…)

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American Society for Microbiology: Access Restored!

Posted on April 14, 2009 @10:33 am by irobb

At last, ASM has restored our access to:

* Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
* Applied and Environmental Microbiology
* Clinical and Vaccine Immunology
* Clinical Microbiology Reviews
* Eukaryotic Cell
* Infection and Immunity
* Journal of Bacteriology
* Journal of Clinical Microbiology
* Journal of Virology
* Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
* Molecular and Cellular Biology

Thank you for your patience while we resolved this problem. Remember, if you ever have any questions or concerns about ANY eresource, you can email us at lib-ejhelp@interchange.ubc.ca

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ebrary Reader: Will it work with my browser?

Posted on April 8, 2009 @4:19 pm by irobb

Mostly, yes. If you want the full browser story from ebrary, visit here.

  • you must use Java 1.6 or higher
  • you must have browser cookies enabled and you may need to turn off pop-up blockers for ebrary.com
  • use Internet Explorer 5.x or newer ( if running under Windows you need only go view a book)
  • use Firefox 1.0.4 or newer (if running under Windows Firefox should handle the installation automatically. If you need to actively install the reader, you should read Installation – PC Firefox )
  • Use Safari 1.1 or newer (but you have to install. To install ebrary Reader for Mac OS X read Installation – Mac OS X. For Mac OS 9 read Installation – Mac OS 9.
  • Opera, iCab, NeoPlanet, Linux/Unix and WebTV are not supported at this time.

So, there you have it. I’ve viewed ebrary ebooks in Firefox, I.E. and Safari, and the reader worked fine. Yes, the first time can be annoying if a browser needs set up (*NOTE: on UBC Library Public stations users will have to load the reader each time they log in). But the full features of the reader –printing, copying, adding notes, etc– are worth it.

CAUTION: the reader can be damn slow to load… and there is often no little hourglass or spinning wheel or wiggling whatevers as it loads. Be patient. Remember, reading is possible in the Quick View mode, you just don’t get the fancy add-ons of the reader (i.e. no printing).

Try ebrary at e-Duke or Canadian Publisher’s Collection.

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