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
  • 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 -

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:

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.

1. In the Firefox menu bar, go to TOOLS.
2. Go to ADD-ONS.
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 will be unavailable on Saturday, October 9 from 6 am – 11 am. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
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