ProQuest, CSA, Chadwyck-Healey database downtime, Jan. 29-30

Research databases branded ProQuest, CSA, and Chadwyck-Healey will be down for maintenance from 7pm Saturday, January 29 until 7am Sunday, January 30.

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

For a more complete list, search on proquest, csa, or chadwyck here. For alternative databases to use during that time, see our Electronic Resource Finder.


Jan 27, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Labor & Employment Library closed Jan. 24

Due to an unanticipated staff shortage, the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Library will be closed on Monday, January 24.

Jan 24, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Visit the library bookstore, get a free book

From Monday January 24 through Thursday January 27, everyone who enters the Library Bookstore may pick out, free of charge, one book priced at up to $5.00, or receive a discount of $5.00 on books priced higher.

The Bookstore, located in 132 Doe Library (near the south entrance) is open Monday-Thursday 11am-2pm.  Limit one free book per person.

Jan 21, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Problem with Interlibrary Loan request function

Some users have been unable to log in after clicking the Request button in Melvyl to place an Interlibrary Loan request.

Update: This issue has been resolved.

Problems have also been reported with the request form available through the button on our Interlibrary Loan page.

Update: This issue is not browser-specific, but is related to cookies (what's this?). If you attempt to use this webform with cookies disabled in your browser, you will be prompted to enable cookies.

Meanwhile, it is still possible to make a request in person at the Interlibrary Borrowing Office (133 Doe Library) during these hours.


Jan 19, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Problem with saved lists in OskiCat

Some OskiCat users have reported that their saved lists, normally accessed by logging into "My OskiCat," are no longer available.  Attempts to view these lists get an error message: "An internal error has occurred."

Update: We believe this issue has been resolved.  If you experience any problems saving or viewing lists in OskiCat, please let us know.

For more information, see Managing Search Results.


Jan 19, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

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