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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

eResource Cancellations - uCentral and Annual Reviews

Every year the library reviews its journal and database subscriptions to ensure that titles are continuing to be used. This annual review of subscriptions allows the library to stay within budget while freeing some funds to add new titles requested by students and faculty.

For the 2015-16 fiscal year the library will be cancelling uCentral and Annual Reviews. These resources have shown consistent low usage over the past few years.

Our subscription to uCentral will expire on September 11th, 2015. One of the eBooks available in uCental, The Harriet Lane Handbook, will now be available through EBSCO. The direct link is http://proxy.westernu.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=974418&site=eds-live&ebv=EB&ppid=pp_Cover.

Our subscription to Annual Reviews will expire on December 31st, 2015. For titles not owned by the library or titles that have been cancelled, interlibrary loan is available to obtain articles or books from lending libraries around the country.

Monday, August 24, 2015

E-Journal Search and Full-text Locator maintenance scheduled

On Friday, August 28, 2015, the E-Journal Search box and Full-text locator buttons will be down between 7:00 and 9:00 pm while the vendor performs system updates.

We appreciate your patience.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Article Request Processing Delays

UPDATE - This issue has been resolved. Thank you

Hello WesternU Community, We are currently experiencing processing delays with the Library's Article Request and Document Delivery System(ILLiad). We are still able to take request submissions, however there may be an additional wait time for fulfillment while this issue is corrected. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the library at 909.469.5326, email ill@westernu.edu or libsupport@westernu.edu. Thank you.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

AnatomyTV 3D Dentistry

UPDATE - The direct link is now working 8/13/15

The direct link to AnatomyTV - 3D Dentistry is currently not working.

AnatomyTV - 3D Dentistry can still be accessed by going direct to AnatomyTV at 

http://proxy.westernu.edu/login?url=http://anatomy.tv, click on Clinical Specialties, then click on Real-Time Dentistry.

We will update this blog post once the direct link is working.

Thank you

Emergency ILLiad Maintenance

Hello WesternU Community, The Library will be performing an emergency maintenance on the ILLiad Article Request and Document Delivery system today. There is no current timeline for when the system will be restored. Library staff will be providing updates when possible. For any questions or concerns please contact the Library at 909.469.5323 or email libsupport@westernu.edu We thank you for your patience while we improve our systems.

Monday, August 10, 2015

EMBASE down

UPDATE - 8/10/15 Access is restored

The database EMBASE is currently down. Our vendor has been contacted and we are waiting for more information.

This blog post will be updated once we have more information.

Thank you,
Library Support

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

ScienceDirect & Embase outage Saturday, August 1

On Saturday, August 1, access to Elsevier platforms, including ScienceDirect and Embase, will be unavailable due to a scheduled maintenance for approximately 4.5 hours starting at 03:00 pm.