UBC Library eResources: Service Bulletins

Major Problems – Database searching & More Down

Posted on September 29, 2014 @2:15 pm by madgett

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UPDATE – Problems seem to be resolved.

YIKES!  Something has blown a gasket and Summon, Resource pages, Database searching… well, a lot of things are not working.

The Tech folks have been contacted. Stay Tuned!

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Banned Books Week, 2014

Posted on September 22, 2014 @1:17 pm by madgett

bandit800September 21 to 27 is Banned Books Week.

So, let’s stick it to The Man! Go read a book, already!

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Project Muse eBooks: August Access Problem

Posted on August 13, 2014 @9:44 am by madgett

ProjectMuseRecently, there have been some problems linking to Project Muse eBooks. Last month, some records were added to the Catalogue for ebooks not yet published. This should all be sorted by the end of August.

So, please report any ebook problems via out Help Form, but also be aware you may have to go to Project Muse’s site to search for the ebooks directly AND that some are not there (as they aren’t even published yet).

 

Sorry for the temporary confusion.

 

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Oxford Journals Accessible Off-Campus

Posted on July 23, 2014 @11:55 am by corinne2

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Oxford Journals are accessible from off-campus again.  The EZproxy issue has been resolved.

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Oxford Journals

Posted on July 16, 2014 @1:29 pm by corinne2

Oxford Journals are currently not accessible off-campus due to an EZproxy issue.  To get around the error message while on campus, copy and paste the first URL in the message into your browser address bar.

We will post on Twitter and this blog when the EZproxy issue has been resolved.

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China Academic Access Restored

Posted on July 16, 2014 @11:39 am by corinne2

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Access to China Academic journals has been restored.  Please submit troubleshooting tickets to the library Eresources & Access unit if you notice any problems:

(Troubleshooting web form): http://ow.ly/zeIoY

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BrowZine: New Journal Browsing App Now Live

Posted on February 16, 2016 @11:57 am by madgett

BrowZine

UPDATE! Now use BrowZine online, too.

We have decided to go with a subscription to BrowZine, a great app for browsing our Library ejournal collection… from anywhere!

This app is available for iPads & Android tablets & now iPhones, too.

**Download here!**

browzine_mybookshelf_iOS_OnDevice_smallWith BrowZine you can:

  • Create your own custom bookshelves
  • Download articles (PDFs) to read offline
  • Set alerts for your favourite journals

Watch a video on how BrowZine works here.

To access BrowZine for the first time, please do the following:

  • Download BrowZine. Go to the App Store, Google Play, or Kindle/Amazon store and search for BrowZine.
  • Install BrowZine. Make sure you have the most up-to-date version.
  • Open BrowZine and Go to “Choose Library”. Search for University of British Columbia and tap to choose.
  • Enter your CWL ID and Password. Your credentials will only be stored on your personal device.
  • Go to “Subjects” and select or search subject area OR “Titles A-Z” to search for a specific title.

 

If you’ve been using our Open Access library, log out of the Open Access library:

  • Update version of BrowZine. Make sure you have the most up-to-date version.
  • Open BrowZine. Go to “Settings” at bottom of page and tap “Change Library” in the upper right corner.
  • Go to “Choose Library”. Search for University of British Columbia and tap to choose.
  • Enter your CWL ID and Password. Your credentials will only be stored on your personal device.
  • Go to “Subjects” and select subject area OR “Titles A-Z” to search for a specific title.

 

Start Browsing!

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Summon 2.0 Launch

Posted on June 27, 2014 @3:22 pm by corinne2

The new, streamlined interface for Summon (UBC Library’s resource discovery tool) has been launched as of Monday June 23rd. Try a search and see what you think!  ow.ly/ylWEZ

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ScienceDirect: Article-level Linking Problem

Posted on June 6, 2014 @12:37 pm by madgett

ArticleCurrently, there seems to be a problem linking at the ARTICLE level from Summon, PubMed, etc. to ScienceDirect. We are investigating.

If you don’t want to land at the JOURNAL level in ScienceDirect and then hunt for your article, you can go to ScienceDirect’s Advanced Search page and search for the article from there. Remember though, that as you are not coming from the Library you will not see our coverage dates ahead of time. It is possible you will find an article outside our access dates. If the article lacks a green box or a PDF icon, odds are we do not have access.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

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BrowZine: Try this “Magazine Stand” Journal App

Posted on July 4, 2014 @11:06 am by madgett

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*TRIAL HAS ENDED*

Remember the “old” days when you could brows the journals on a magazine stand? Well, BrowZine virtually brings that back!

From now till June 4th, 2014, UBC browzine_mybookshelf_iOS_OnDevice_smallLibrary is trialling the BrowZine App. This app is available for iPads & Android tablets only.

You can:

  • Create your own custom bookshelves
  • Download articles (PDFs) to read offline
  • Set alerts for your favourite journals

Watch a video describing BrowZine here.

Go to the download page here.

Note: when setting BrowZine up on your device, you will be asked to “Choose a Library” (under “u” for University of British Columbia”) and to enter your CWL info. Your CWL info stays on your device and is NOT sent to BrowZine.

Give us feedback on BrowZine, PLEASE!

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