UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

Summon (the Library’s General search interface) is Broken

Posted on September 6, 2016 @1:45 pm by madgett


UPDATE! All seems to be well. Report any problems to our Help Form.

Summon has launched a new interface. However, it hasn’t gone well. Links from results are broken, leading to an error message. Hopefully, a fix is coming soon. Stay Tuned!

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Wiley Journals & eBooks – Some Access Problems

Posted on September 9, 2016 @2:54 pm by madgett


…and lost again for some ebooks! Stay tuned.


Please clear the history, cache & cookies, from your browser. Report any continuing problems here, please:


Some folks are having problems accessing the Wiley site for ejournals & ebooks. The problems are spotty across the campus and do not affect everyone.

We are in contact with Wiley. Please stay tuned!

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eBooks @ EBSCOhost : Firefox 45 Not Working

Posted on April 29, 2016 @12:03 pm by madgett


UPDATE – Temporary Fix But…

Per EBSCOhost:

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience of eBook PDFs not loading in Firefox 45 and above. This issue is a result of an update to the Firefox code base which is incompatible with our eBook viewer. We are working to fully resolve this issue as soon as possible and in the meantime have implemented a fix that has restored access to eBook PDFs in Firefox.”

A byproduct of this fix is loss of page-to-page vertical scrolling for eBooks in Firefox, though all other navigation options remain available: table of contents links, page back and forward arrows, and entering a page number into the page number box.


eBooks on the EBSCOhost platform don’t seem to want to open their PDF files in Firefox 45 – currently on UBC Library computers.

Please use Internet Explorer on the Library computers. On your own computer, any other browser should be okay. We’re working on it!

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APS (American Physical Society) Journals – EZproxy Access Down

Posted on April 19, 2016 @11:29 am by madgett


UPDATE! – Access was restored April 19th.

Due to excessive downloading attempts, American Physical Society (APS) has blocked access via EZproxy. We are working on a resolution. Stay Tuned

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Oxford Journals – New URLs Causing Problems

Posted on February 19, 2016 @2:11 pm by madgett

oxford logoDue to a change in how URLs are formatted (http VS https), some Oxford Journals are popping up error messages on and off campus.

Hopefully, this will be resolved soon.

In the meanwhile, report problems to us via our Help Form. A work around (on campus only) is to take the problem URL in the error message, for example:


…and use just this part of it:


BUT this only works on campus.

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Wiley Online Library – Access Problems Especially via EZproxy

Posted on February 2, 2016 @9:14 am by madgett


**UPDATE – ACCESS RESTORED** If you had problems yesterday, Please clear the history (cache & cookies) from browsers and try accessing Wiley now. Contact us via the Help Form if problems persist.

We are currently experiencing access problems for the Wiley Online Library eBooks & eJournals – especially via EZproxy.


Working on a solution. Watch this space for updates.

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Wiley Access Down Off Campus and Some On-Campus Sites

Posted on December 18, 2015 @1:57 pm by madgett


UPDATE – Access temporarily restored while problem being sorted. Please clear history (cache & cookies) from your browser and try accessing again.

Access to the Wiley journals & ebooks is experiencing problems.


All off-campus access via EZproxy is down. Some on-campus access is down, as well. We are working on the problem.

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Closed for the Holidays (eResources Help Team)

Posted on December 15, 2015 @10:53 am by madgett

fireworksHello & Happy Whateveryoucaretocelebrate!

The team here is a little bushed, so we are taking a break over the holiday season.

The eResources & Access Team, will be away from December 24th till January 4th. Please continue to submit your questions/problems via our Help Form during that time, and we will get to them ASAP in the New Year.

…but don’t you deserve a break, too?

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PubMed & Wolters Kluwer / Ovid Links

Posted on November 30, 2015 @11:01 am by madgett

PubMed LinkOutIf you are presented with this option for Linking Out of PubMed to an article, either click on the UBC eLink icon        or

go to the “LinkOut -more Resources” drop-down under the Abstract and select the “Ovid Technologies, Inc.” link.

This is especially important when off campus and logging in through EZproxy as a pop-up window which offers two buttons (one for OvidSP & one for LWW Journals) drops out of EZproxy.

This will take some time to resolve. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Off-Campus Access to Wiley Down

Posted on November 5, 2015 @11:22 am by madgett

Wiley Online Library will be unavailable on Saturday 7th November 2015 from 10:00-16:00 GMT / 05:00-11:00 EST / 18:00-00:00 SGT for essential maintenance. Apologies for the inconvenience.




Access to Wiley ejournals and ebooks is currently down for off-campus users. On campus access is not effected. We are working on it. Thank you for your patience.

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