Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wiley Online Library Downtime on Sunday, Dec. 19th

Wiley Online Library will be down from 4-6am on Sunday, Dec. 19th, for maintenance. We apologize for an inconvenience to our users.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Library Hours During and After Final Exams

Tues Dec 7 open @ 8am

open 24 hours until

Fri Dec 10 @ midnight;

Sat Dec 11 9am-8pm,

Sun Dec 12 open @ 1pm

open 24 hours until

Wed Dec 15 @ 9pm;

Dec 16 - 17 8am-6pm;

Dec 18 - 19 closed;

Dec 20 - 21 8am-6pm;

Dec 22 8am-5pm;

Dec 23 - Jan 2 closed

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wiley Online Library Downtime on Saturday, 11/27

Wiley Online Library will be down for maintenance on Saturday, Nov. 27, from 5:30am to 7:30am.

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Just a brief reminder to all our fine patrons. The library will close at midnight tonight; remain closed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (11/25-11/27); then re-open for regular hours on Sunday (11/28). We wish everyone a safe and happy break!

Friday, November 19, 2010

SciFinder Availability Down This Weekend

SciFinder users: Due to maintenance work on the database server that supports myCAS® and Self Registration, these applications (including Forgot Password) will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2010 until 12:00 a.m. on Sun...day, November 21, 2010 and from 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2010 until 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 5, 2010.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Factiva Downtime This Weekend, Nov. 13 & 14

Factiva (Dow Jones & Reuters) will be down for maintenance starting on Saturday, 11/13, at 7pm and ending at 1am on Sunday, 11/14. We apologize for any inconvenience to our patrons.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Science Direct & SCOPUS Downtime on Saturday, Nov. 13

SCOPUS and ScienceDirect will be briefly down for maintenance, 7am-1pm, on Saturday, November 13th. We apologize for any inconvenience to our patrons.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Daylight Savings Time Ends This Weekend. Time to "Fall Back"!

Daylight savings time ends on Sunday, November 7th, at 2am. At that time, all clocks will roll back an hour to 1am. Enjoy the extra hour and spend your time well!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Factiva Downtime on Saturday and Sunda, 11/6-11/7

The Factiva database will be down for maintenance starting at 6pm on Saturday, Nov. 6, and ending at 7am on Sunday, Nov. 7. We apologize for any inconvenience to our patrons.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

WRDS Data Services Downtime on Friday, Nov. 19

The following WRDS services (Wharton Research Data Services) over in the SOM lab will be down from 11am - 5pm on Friday, November 19th for maintenance:

·         AuditAnalytics
·         Compustat – all services
·         CRSP (Center for Research in Security Prices) – all services
·         First Call Historical Census Estimates
·         GTA CSMAR
·         IBES
·         IRRC Governance Database
·         IRRC Corporate Takeover Database
·         Mergent FISD
·         MFLinks
·         NYSE Trade and quote (TAQ)
·         Thomson Insider Filing Feed

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wiley Online Library Downtime Saturday, Oct. 30th

The Wiley Online Library (formerly Wiley Interscience) will be down for maintenance from 4am until approximately 6am this Saturday, Oct. 30th. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our users.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Online Repository Down Today (10/26)

Treasures @ UT Dallas, an online repository and archive of the university's scholarship, will be down today while we migrate it to a new server. We apologize for any inconvenience to our users.

Monday, October 25, 2010

ProQuest Products Downtime This Weekend, Oct. 30 & 31

The following ProQuest databases and online journals will be down for maintenance from Saturday, Oct. 30, at 9pm until Sunday, Oct. 31, at 9am.

  • 20th Century American Poetry
  • 20th Century English Poetry
  • American Periodicals Series
  • Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
  • Digital National Security Archive
  • Digital Sanborn Maps
  • Dissertations & Theses Fulltext
  • Early English Books Online
  • FRANCIS
  • Gerritsen Women’s History Collection Online
  • Historical New York Times
  • Historical Wall Street Journal
  • Historical Washington Post
  • History Study Center
  • International Index to the Performing Arts
  • Latin American Newsstand
  • Library & Information Science Abstracts
  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts
  • NCJRS Abstracts
  • PAIS International
  • Palmers Fulltext 1785-1905
  • Periodicals Archive Online
  • Physical Education Index
  • New York Times
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Wall Street Journal Online (current)
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Alternatives to NTDB-GLOBUS

In place of the now defunct NTDB-GLOBUS database for international marketing information, the library recommends the following open resources -

http://www.utdallas.edu/library/help/somtutorials/NTDBreplacement.htm

in addition to the other excellent databases under the "International Markets and Data Resources" category on the Business & Management Databases page.

ScienceDirect Ebook Access Restored

Access to ScienceDirect ebook collections (see Oct. 13th post) has been restored. We apologize for any inconvenience placed on our users.

EBSCO Databases Blocked By McAfee

McAfee---the virus protection software---is blocking access to all EBSCO databases (PsycInfo, Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, Historical Abstracts, MLA International Bibliography, etc.) for some unknown reason. Here's a work-around:

IN INTERNET EXPLORER
1. Right click the mouse up on the browser’s menu bar.
2. Choose McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar from the menu that opens.
3. Click on the Disable button.
4. Resart your browser.

5. Protect your computer from viruses! When you finish searching the EBSCO databases, re-enable the McAfee SiteAdvisor by following the same steps and clicking on the Enable button.

IN FIREFOX
1. In the Firefox menu bar, go to TOOLS.
2. Go to ADD-ONS.
3. Go to EXTENSIONS.
4. You will now see a list of the browser extensions installed in Firefox. McAfee Site Advisor Enterprise should be included in the list.
5. Directly underneath the listing for McAfee Site Advisor Enterprise, click on the DISABLE button.
6. Click on the RESTART FIREFOX button. Firefox will now close, and then reopen.
7. At this point you should be able to resume using the EBSCOhost databases as before.
8. Protect your computer from viruses! When you finish searching the EBSCO databases, re-enable the McAfee Site Advisor by repeating the steps above and clicking ENABLE (in step 5).

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wiley Online Library Downtime on Saturday, Oct. 16

Wiley Online Library (formerly Wiley InterScience) will be down for maintenance this Saturday from 6am to 8am. We apologize for any inconvenience this brief disruption may cause our patrons.

NTDB-GLOBUS Database Discontinued

STAT-USA, formerly the provider for the NTDB-GLOBUS global marketing and economics database, has discontinued NTDB-GLOBUS. The library will be pulling all references to the database off our site immediately.

Users will find many suitable alternatives to NTDB-GLOBUS in the list of databases on the Business & Management Databases subject page. In the meantime, the library will be working to find additional replacement resources for this now defunct database.

Questions about the status of NTDB and alternatives to it may be directed to the reference librarians. We appreciate our users' patience and understanding.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

ScienceDirect Ebook Access Compromised

The following ScienceDirect ebook collections are allowing little to no access to most of their titles:

These direct links and the links from the library catalog may not work for patrons.

The library has alerted administrators at ScienceDirect of the problem, and we hope to have full service re-established very soon.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

EBSCO EJS Journals Will Be Down on Saturday, 10/9

EBSCO EJS journals (journals hosted at ejournals.ebsco.com) will be unavailable on Saturday, October 9 from 6 am – 11 am. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Factiva and Wiley Online Library Downtime on Friday, Oct. 1, & Saturday, Oct. 2

  • Factiva will be unavailable on Friday, Oct. 1st, from 9pm to 1am.
  • Wiley Online Library (formerly Wiley InterScience) will be down for maintenance on Saturday, October 2nd, starting at 4am and lasting for up to two hours.
The library apologizes for any inconvenience these disruptions may cause our users.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

EBL Downtime Tonight, 9/21

Ebook Library (EBL) will be down for maintenance starting at midnight tonight and ending at 1:30am on Wednesday. We apologize for any inconvenience imposed on our patrons.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Temporary Internet Outage Planned for Tonight, 9pm-10pm

The University has recently been informed that a "switch reboot," which will affect our Internet access, is planned for the hour of 9pm to 10pm tonight. The Internet will be unavailable for only 5 minutes during this time. However, authorities have planned for an hour of maintenance to account for any anomalies.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

SciFinder Is Now on the Web ... ONLY

The library's subscription to SciFinder Scholar has converted from the client-side version (the version that required downloading and installing to one's computer) completely over to the Web-only version of SciFinder aka SciFinder Web. Users who have the old client version of the software will find that it no longer works and are encouraged to uninstall it from their computers.

Users are instructed to go to the "S" listing of databases and follow the instructions listed there to register for a SciFinder Web account. Alternatively, they may follow the instructions listed below:

Registration Rules:

  • To access SciFinder you must first register for a personal account by clicking on the registration link (see above).
  • You must use your utdallas.edu email address to register. You may pick your own password. Please do not forget your password.
  • After you register, a confirmation email will be sent to your utdallas.edu email account. Click on the link in this email to finish the registration process.
  • Once registered you may access SciFinder through the second link for the login screen above.

Informaworld Downtime on Wednesday, 9/8

The Informaworld website, which hosts 92 online journals to which the library subscribes, will be down for maintenance on Wednesday, Sept. 8th, from 2am-4am. We apologize for any inconvenience to our users.

E-Books Unavailable on Elsevier

The addition of a new service, SciVerse, to Elsevier's ScienceDirect has caused an interruption to e-book service on the site. E-book content to which the library subscribes is inaccessible, whether the user tries to access it via Elsevier's ScienceDirect or through the library catalog. Journal access remains unaffected. We appreciate your patience while we work to resolve this issue.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Library Closes Early on Sunday (9/5), Closed Monday (9/6)

In recognition of the Labor Day holiday,the library will close at midnight on Sunday, September 5th and will be closed all day on Monday, September 6th.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Downtime for ScienceDirect and SCOPUS on Saturday, 8/28

ScienceDirect and SCOPUS will be down for scheduled maintenance on Saturday, Aug. 28th, from 6:30am to 3:30pm. We apologize for any inconvenience while both these services receive important upgrades.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Catalog Up and Working

Library system administrators inform us that the catalog is up and running. We appreciate everyone's patience and understanding while the catalog was undergoing a critical update.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Catalog DOWN, 8/12 & 8/13

The online library catalog will be down for a large upgrade and maintenance today and possibly most of tomorrow. We will post an update as soon as it becomes available.

In the meantime, we encourage our patrons to contact a librarian (972-883-2643) for assistance with searching our collections.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Library Intersession Hours, CLOSED This Weekend

The library will be closing at 9pm tonight as the university enters its intersession (between semesters) period.

Hours during intersession:

Thurs. & Fri. (Aug. 12 & 13) : 8am - 6pm

Sat. & Sun. (Aug. 14 & 15) : CLOSED

Mon. - Wed. (Aug. 16 - 18) : 8am - 6pm

Starting Thurs. (Aug. 19), library commences regular fall semester hours

Monday, August 09, 2010

Wiley Online Library Not Fully Working

When Wiley InterScience migrated to its new platform, Wiley Online Library, on August 7th and 8th, the transition did not go without its flaws. Some of the old Wiley links do not redirect the user properly; some content to which the library is subscribed cannot be accessed; and some content to which the library does not subscribe can be incorrectly accessed, among other issues. Since many of the links in the catalog must be updated manually, the update to the library's catalog and e-journals pages will require a few days to execute. We ask our patrons for their patience while the library makes the necessary update.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Library CLOSES Early on Saturday, Aug. 7th

The library building and on-campus bookstore have been CLOSED early today due to continuing difficulties with providing electrical power to these buildings. We will provide another update soon to inform our patrons if this problem will affect the opening time of the library on Sunday. The library apologizes for any inconvenience to our patrons. Electronic resources from the library website should remain unaffected by the power outage.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Goodbye, Wiley InterScience. Hello, Wiley Online Library

Wiley InterScience will be taken offline this weekend from Saturday, August 7th, at 3am until Sunday, August 8th, at 11pm. The publisher will be migrating the journal service from Wiley InterScience to a new platform, Wiley Online Library. The disruption caused by the migration should only last during the time stated above. However, as past experience dictates, we may experience additional downtime beyond that which Wiley has officially stated.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

UPDATE: Library to Resume Normal Operating Hours on Wednesday, 8/04

The library will resume its normal operating hours on Wednesday, August 4th. It will continue to stay closed today while repair crews finish their work on campus.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Library Will Be Closed on Tuesday, 8/03

As reported by campus officials, the entire University, including the McDermott Library, will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, 8/03, while repairs continue on the power. A new status report on the state of campus operations will be reported on the University homepage no later than noon tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Factiva Downtime on Saturday, July 31

The Factiva business and financials news service will be down from 5 pm - 9 pm on Saturday, July 31. We apologize for any inconvenience to our users.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Factiva Downtime This Weekend

The Factiva business and company news database will be down for maintenance this weekend starting Saturday, July 17th, at 10pm and ending on Sunday, July 18th, at 1am. We apologize for any inconvenience to our users.

Engineering Village (Compendex) Down

The Engineering Village (aka Compendex) database is down due to technical issues. The library is working to restore access as soon as possible. See the Engineering Databases page for alternative research resources.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Library's 4th Floor Closed on Saturday, July 17

The fourth floor of the library containing the Main Stacks call numbers ranging from H to Z will be closed for maintenance and repairs on Saturday, July 17th for the entire day. Library officials have been told that work on that floor should take one day, but it is not unlikely that it could take longer.

While maintenance is being performed, patrons that require Main Stacks books with call numbers in the H to Z range should inquire for those books at the Circulation Desk. Staff members will be able to pull any books needed from the fourth floor, but we kindly ask that patrons provide the full call number(s) of any book(s) needed.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Downtime for ProQuest, July 10 - July 11

All ProQuest databases will be down this weekend starting on Saturday, July 10th, 9:00pm and lasting until Sunday, July 11th, 5:00am. Specifically, the following databases will be down

  • 20th Century American Poetry
  • 20th Century English Poetry
  • American Periodicals Series
  • Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
  • Digital National Security Archive
  • Digital Sanborn Maps
  • Dissertations & Theses Fulltext
  • Early English Books Online
  • Elibrary Curriculum
  • FRANCIS
  • Gerritsen Women’s History Collection Online
  • History Study Center
  • International Index to the Performing Arts
  • Latin American Newsstand
  • Library & Information Science Abstracts
  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts
  • NCJRS Abstracts
  • PAIS International
  • Palmers Fulltext 1785-1905
  • Periodicals Archive Online
  • Physical Education Index
  • New York Times - historical and current editions
  • Wall Street Journal - historical and current editions
  • Washington Post - historical and current editions
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

We thank our users for their understanding and patience while this important maintenance takes place.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Ask-a-Librarian Back in Service

The Ask-a-Librarian e-mail request form has been returned to working order. Librarians are working diligently to respond to requests that have been submitted but not replied to since the glitch occurred, which has been roughly a week. Once again, we apologize for the technical glitch and our delayed responses.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Ask-a-Librarian E-Mail Service Not Working

The Ask-a-Librarian by e-mail form, located on the Ask-a-Librarian Services page, is currently out of order. Any questions submitted via this form will be lost! Therefore, we urge our patrons to submit their e-mail questions to one of the following librarians instead:

Guidelines for submitting questions by e-mail may be found on this informative page.

We apologize for the inconvenience this disruption has caused and for any questions that may have gone unanswered in the past few days. We are working to restore this service as soon as possible.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Library CLOSED July 4th

The library will be closed on Sunday, July 4th, in honor of American Independence Day.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Pennsylvania Gazette Downtime Tonight, 6/21

The Pennsylvania Gazette will be down temporarily from 8pm-11pm today while its company operator, Accessible Archives, performs maintenance. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Emerald Insight Intermittent Downtime Starting 6/19

Emerald Insight may be down intermittently starting on Saturday, June 19th, for site maintenance. System administrators will be working to keep downtime to a minimum and will display a message on the Emerald site any time it goes down.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wiley InterScience Downtime on Saturday, 6/19

The Wiley Interscience online journal service will be down on Saturday, June 19th, from 7am - noon. We appreciate your patience while important maintenance is performed.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Factiva Downtime on Saturday, 6/19

Factiva (Dow Jones and Reuters) will be down from 5pm - 9pm on Saturday, June 19th, for maintenance. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Who's Who Downtime on Thursday, 6/10

The Marquis Who's Who database will be down briefly from 7am to 11am tomorrow, 6/10, while it undergoes preparations for a new upgrade. We apologize for any inconvenience to our users.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Gale LRC and VRL Down This Weekend

Two Gale databases will be affected by an outage this weekend: Literature Resource Center and Gale Virtual Reference Library. Maintenance on these two databases will being at 11 pm on Friday, June 11 and end by 7am on Saturday, June 12. We apologize for any inconvenience the disruption puts on our users.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

New Guides for Leisure Reading and Genre Fiction

The library's online subject guides now features something new for all of our recreational readers:

  • Leisure Reading Guide -- will keep readers abreast of the latest bestseller fiction and non-fiction titles that have been received by the library. Maintained by the library's very own Janet Taylor.
  • Reader's Guide to Genre Fiction -- a new guide to help readers struggling to answer the question, "What do I read next?" It will connect readers with valuable resources both in the library and online, including genre guides, resources for book reviews, and online book clubs.

New "A to Z Maps Online" Database

A to Z Maps Online

This database features 146,000 maps on multidisciplinary subjects such as politics, geology, the environment, biology, and history. It includes climate change maps, hurricane maps, earthquake maps, volcano maps, fire maps, animal and plant species distribution maps, current event maps, political outline maps, and topographic maps. All these maps can be printed or downloaded for educational use.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Emerald Insight Is Slow

The library is currently experiencing technical difficulties with the Emerald Insight e-journal service. We appreciate your patience as we work to restore service.

CORRECTION: The database is working, albeit downloading articles can take longer than usual for the user. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monday, May 24, 2010

New Summer Hours Start Today

The library will begin operating on a summer schedule starting today:


Mon - Fri : 8am - Midnight
Sat : 9am - 8pm
Sun : 1pm - Midnight



Please note that the library will be closed on Monday, June 1st, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

ACS Journals Down

From the American Chemical Society Journals publisher's site:

ACS Publications is experiencing a severe system disruption resulting in complete or partial loss of full-text access across our ACS Web Editions products including journals, e-books and archives for many of our customers worldwide. We apologize for the inconvenience to our customers and our readers. We are working diligently to trace the root cause of the issue and to restore access.
We will post an update as soon as journal access is restored.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Films on Demand (FOD) Back Online

The library has found a solution to the problem it was having with the Films on Demand (FOD) online streaming video service. Patrons may now access FOD directly, Films on Demand, or they may continue to access FOD via the library catalog (see April 15 post for instructions) as well.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Problems with E Book Library

Due to system instability at EBL’s hosting provider’s end, EBL customers may be experiencing intermittent outages affecting access to both the patron and LibCentral sites. Rest assured, we’re in close contact with our hosting provider and pressuring them to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

This should only affect e-books provided by E Book Library (EBL). EBL is working to repair their system.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Off Campus Problems with Newsbank

The library is currently experiencing a problem with Newsbank services. Document images will not load properly for off-campus users. This problem does not affect on-campus users.

The collections that do not work properly for off-campus users are:
• America’s Newspapers (including Dallas Morning News and the Arlington Morning News)
• America’s Historical Newspapers
• Early American Imprints Series I (Evans)
• Early American Imprints Series II (Shaw-Shoemaker)

We are working on resolving the issue as soon as possible and apologize for the inconvenience.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Problems with Films on Demand

The Films on Demand front end access page is erroneously re-directing users to the page used by Carl Albert State College. Rather than accessing this service through the library's eMovies and Audiobooks page, users are advised to use these alternate pathways, which will direct them to the library's proper, subscribed content:

  1. In the Library Catalog Basic Search, do a "Series Keyword" search for Films on Demand.
  2. In the Library Catalog Basic or Advanced Search screens, do a "Keyword(s) Anywhere" search on fmgondemand.
  3. Or, using the Library's alternate catalog interface, the Discover search, do a search on the phrase Films on Demand.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the technical glitch and will post a new update as soon as Films on Demand's access page has been fixed.

Celebrate National Library Week, April 11-17

McDermott Library at UT Dallas has planned a lineup of activities to celebrate National Library Week, April 11-17, 2010. Watch the Library Events Calendar for a listing of events, displays and more.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

IEEE Xplore Downtime on Wednesday

IEEE Xplore will be down for maintenance from 1pm-5pm on Wednesday, April 7th. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this disruption.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Library Workshops in April

Wednesday, April 7th. Library 101.1 I <3 McDermott Library. This workshop goes beyond a library tour to give more detailed information about the library.


Wednesday, April 14th. Library 101.2 Where Are You? library locations. McDermott Library covers three floors. This workshop will introduce you to the Library of Congress call numbers and subjects so that you can find and use the library’s resources more efficiently.


Wednesday, April 23rd. What’s Your Problem? Choosing the right electronic resource. With over 300 databases, more than 400,000 electronic books and other online resources finding a starting point can be a challenge. This workshop will give a brief overview of electronic collections and resources.


All sessions in MC2.524 from noon-1pm. Register with LIBINSTRUCTIONSERVICES


Friday, March 12, 2010

Hours During Spring Break

Spring Break Hours
March 14, Sun 1pm- 10pm
March 15 -18, Mon-Thu 8am-6pm
March 19, Fri8am-5pm
March 20, SatClosed
March 21, SundayRegular Hours

The library will be operating at reduced hours during the Spring Break. We hope that everyone has a safe, relaxing, and/or productive break!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

ScienceDirect & SCOPUS Downtime This Weekend

ScienceDirect and Scopus will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately 8.5 hours during the period from 9:30am on Saturday, Mar. 13, to 7am on Sunday, Mar. 14. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Lexis-Nexis Downtime This Weekend

All Lexis-Nexis databases, including LN Academic, LN Congressional, LN Statistical, and LN Statistical Datasets, will be down for maintenance from Saturday, March 13, 10:00 pm to Sunday, March 14, 5:00 am.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Access to INFORMS Journals Restored

Access to the INFORMS journals has been reinstated. Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience the outage may have caused our users.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lost Access to INFORMS Journals

The library has temporarily lost access to the following INFORMS online journals:


  • DECISION ANALYSIS
  • INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH
  • INFORMS JOURNAL ON COMPUTING
  • INTERFACES
  • MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
  • MANUFACTURING & SERVICE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
  • MARKETING SCIENCE
  • MATHEMATICS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH
  • OPERATIONS RESEARCH
  • ORGANIZATION SCIENCE
  • TRANSPORTATION SCIENCE

We apologize to our users for the inconvenience, and we will update as soon as access to these journals is restored.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wiley Interscience Brief Downtime on Monday, Feb. 15

Wiley Interscience will be down on Monday, February 15, from 3 am to 4 am for maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience this interruption causes our users.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Ebook Library Service Back Online

Access to viewing and downloading e-books has been restored to the Ebook Library. We appreciate our users' patience while issues with EBL were being rectified.

Ebook Library Temporarily Down

Ebook Library (EBL) is experiencing technical difficulties due to a fault at the hosting facility. Users may experience the inability to view and/or download books from EBL. We will update as soon as service is restored. Thank you for your patience.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Ulrichs Downtime on Friday, Feb. 5

Users will not be able to log in or access Ulrichsweb from 8pm to 12am on Friday, February 5, and may also experience intermittent site slowness for a period after service restarts. Regular service will be restored by 3am on Saturday, February 6.

Friday, January 29, 2010

ProQuest, Chadwyck-Healey, UMI Resources Down This Weekend

All of the following ProQuest, Chadwyck-Healey, and UMI resources will be unavailable from 9:00 pm Saturday, January 30, until 9:00 am Sunday, January 31, while ProQuest performs server maintenance. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused to our users.

20th Century American Poetry
20th Century English Poetry
American Periodicals Series
Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts
Criminal Justice Abstracts
Digital National Security Archive
Digital Sanborn Maps
Dissertations & Theses Fulltext
Early English Books Online
Elibrary Curriculum
FRANCIS
Gerritsen Women’s History Collection Online
Historical New York Times
Historical Wall Street Journal
Historical Washington Post
History Study Center
International Index to the Performing Arts
Latin American Newsstand
Library & Information Science Abstracts
Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts
NCJRS Abstracts
PAIS International
Palmers Fulltext 1785-1905
Periodicals Archive Online
Physical Education Index
ProQuest Digital Microfilm: New York Times
ProQuest Digital Microfilm: Wall Street Journal
Sociological Abstracts
Wall Street Journal Online (current)
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Electronic Resource Downtime This Sunday, Jan. 31

The library will be performing maintenance on its EZProxy this Sunday, Jan. 31st. Electronic resources (e-journals, e-books, and databases) could be down for as little as half an hour or possibly lasting up to two hours starting at 8:30am and ending at 10:30am. The library apologizes in advance for any inconvenience to our patrons while we perform this crucial maintenance.

Films on Demand Downtime This Saturday, Jan. 30th

The Films on Demand online streaming video service will be down for maintenance this Saturday, Jan 30th, for seven hours starting at 6am and lasting until 1pm. We apologize for any inconvenience the outage incurs on our patrons.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

ScienceDirect & SCOPUS Downtime on Saturday, Jan. 23

ScienceDirect e-journal service and SCOPUS science and social studies database will be down for maintenance this Saturday, January 23rd, from 7am to 7pm. We apologize for any inconvenience this outage causes our patrons.

Friday, January 08, 2010

New Route to Student Union and West Campus from the Library

From UTD's Pardon Our Progress page:

The fenced-in concrete sidewalk through the active Campus Landscape Enhancement Project site between the Student Union and McDermott Library has gone away and a new one has appeared several yards south. The new sidewalk can be accessed from the Student Union’s eastside ground-level exits. The fenced-in sidewalk crosses the active construction site toward the center of McDermott Library’s west face. The path heads south, hugging the library’s perimeter until it reaches Drive B, a small street that runs between McDermott and the Bookstore. McDermott Library's north entrance became the only access point after the original fenced-in sidewalk shut down on Dec. 21. The new sidewalk crossing the construction zone requires pedestrians to walk completely around the library to get inside. As such, the new sidewalk seems best suited for travel between the SU and the School of Management, Bookstore or parking Lots C, D, G and Q. The fastest way to reach McDermott Library's north entrance will be from points north of the Founders Hall renovation.
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