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ProQuest, Chadwyck-Healey, Illumina, and RefWorks downtime, August 20-21

Research databases branded ProQuest, Chadwyck-Healey, and Illumina, plus the RefWorks citation management tool, will be down for maintenance from 7pm on Saturday August 20 through 7am on SundayAugust 21, 2011.

This outage will affect an unusually large number of our databases. The following is only a partial list:

  • AltPress Watch
  • American Periodicals Series
  • ArchiveFinder
  • Black Studies Center
  • Digital Sanborn Maps
  • Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts)
  • ERIC via CSA
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
  • GenderWatch
  • Historical Annual Reports
  • Historical Newspapers
  • Literature Online
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • NTIS
  • PAIS International
  • PolicyFile
  • ProQuest Newspapers
  • PsycInfo
  • Research Library
  • Sociological Abstracts

For a more complete list, search onproquest, chadwyck, or illumina here. For alternative databases to use during that time, see ourElectronic Resource Finder.

Aug 19, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Proxy server instructions updated

Instructions for using the library proxy server to connect to journal article databases and other licensed electronic resources have been updated for new browser versions such as Firefox 5 and Google Chrome 12. Instructions for major Macintosh browsers have been updated for OSX 10.7 ("Lion").

We have also added instructions for Windows Internet Explorer 9, though we do not recommend using this version of IE for this purpose because of possible compatibility issues with some database systems and websites.

To give feedback on these instructions, send email to: jkupersm[at]library.berkeley.edu

Proxy server information and instructions

Aug 18, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Ed-Psyc Library closed August 24

The Education Psychology Library will be closed all day on Wednesday, August 24 for the Graduate School of Education's orientation.

Aug 17, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Doe Library wants you to write on our wall

How will you use the Doe Library this year?

We invite you to tell us (and everyone else) by writing a message on the ?Doe Library Wall, " a mobile installation that will be appearing in various locations during Doe Library's centennial year. The wall will pose a changing series of questions and invite your responses - words, drawings, or whatever - which we may later share through an exhibit and related publications.

We hope the wall will engage our community and enable them to share their experiences with and impressions of Doe Library.

Dates and locations

August 23 - 25 (Tu - Th)
Doe Library, North Entrance

August 26 (Fr)
Doe Library, Room 190 (next to North Entrance)

Sept 6 - 8 (Tu - Th)
Doe Library, Room 190 (next to North Entrance)

Aug 16, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

New website for Earth Sciences and Map Library

The Earth Sciences and Map Library has a new website, featuring news and information about the library and links to its many online resources.

Aug 15, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

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