e-resources


From June 26 through late July, many of our ebooks will be unavailable because of the transition to a new library system. When patrons try to access these ebooks through Pegasus, they’ll get a message saying that the book is temporarily unavailable, and that they should contact Reference for help.

If you hear from patrons about this problem, there are a couple of approaches to consider:

1. You can try to help the patron find another book or article that would suit their research need

2. You can suggest that the patron request the book through ILL

3. If an e-book is needed, have the patron fill out this form: http://libraries.luc.edu/purchase You can tell the patron that we will do our best to purchase the e-book they need, but it may take some time.

4. Do not hesitate to refer these questions to one of the reference librarians.

In all cases, please be sure to record these transactions in Libanalytics, and record the title of the book that was requested when you enter the question.

Hi everyone – Just a quick heads up that LibGuides v2 servers will be down for planned upgrades for about 90 minutes on Friday, February 13th starting at 10pm U.S. EST / 7pm PST.

http://blog.springshare.com/2015/02/10/libguides-v2-planned-maintenance-friday-february-13th/

We don’t anticipate many users trying to access those resources at that time, but if there are questions, feel free to refer to the above link.

Hi everyone,

It’s that time of year again when chemistry students start getting material assignments. A lot of professors will refer them to “Genium,” “HazMatZone” or, more commonly, “MSDS” which is a resource that details compounds and lots of hazardous things that can happen with them.

It is a great resource, but the catch with it is you need to enter our institutional ID, which is listed in the description – http://libraries.luc.edu/databases/database/1013. For your reference the user name is “loyola” and the password is “msdslibrary.”

We are working to set this resource up so that the username/password situation is more user-friendly.

If you or your patrons have any questions about this have them contact me – wkent@luc.edu.

Thanks!

ProQuest will be performing maintenance and updates on their platform from 9pm on Saturday, June 14th until 10am on Sunday, June 15th. You can expect outages during this time. All services on the ProQuest platform will be affected. Some of these services include…

  • Dissertations and Theses
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
  • Newsstand
  • ProQuest Civil War Era
  • ProQuest /LexisNexis Congressional
  • RefWorks

Thanks for your patience.

This past week I have been checking the various permissions of guest accounts regarding accessing ebooks. There was confusion over whether or not different guest accounts had different levels of access to our vendors’ ebooks.

I have good news: all guest accounts have the SAME permissions when it comes to accessing ebooks. I specifically looked at four vendors: ebrary, EBL, Sage, and EBSCO. I tested for access, as well as downloading privileges, with all accounts could do.

In case you have never used a guest account before, you receive a laminated piece of paper that the DML can use to generate login in credentials for you. These credentials are what allow you to access ebooks, and log on to computers. There are other hoops to jump through to download ebooks, but once a user is authenticated with those login credentials, they can use any email address to create the requisite accounts (Adobe Digital Editions, EBL, etc.).

Thanks!

Hello everyone,

Heads up: Wiley is experiencing some technical issues, resulting in some outages. For more details, see their email below…

Dear Customer

Please be aware that Wiley Online Library is currently experiencing network problems and is therefore unavailable. Our technical team are working to restore access as a matter of urgency and we will keep you updated when it has been restored.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to you and your website users.

Regards

Wiley Online Library Team

Several resources have been affected by the government shutdown. Below is a partial list that we will update as the shutdown continues. Feel free to contact us if you discover inactive or malfunctioning sites, databases, journals, etc. USA.gov is a good source for general information and updates about the shutdown.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
“Due to the temporary shutdown of federal government services, this web site will not be updated or maintained until government operations are authorized to resume.”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC)
“Due to the lapse in government funding, only web sites supporting excepted functions will be updated unless otherwise funded. As a result, the information on this website may not be up to date, the transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.”

Agricola – Although we have access to their citations, their full text may not be accessible.

US Census Bureau (and American Fact Finder)

“Due to the lapse in government funding, census.gov sites, services, and all online survey collection requests will be unavailable until further notice. Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at usa.gov.

Websites affected by this shutdown are all census.gov hosted websites, including:

Census.gov, American Factfinder, Public API, FTP Servers, FAQs, Blogs, Online Surveys and

Federal Statistical Organization websites: FCSM, FedStats and MapStats

ClinicalTrials.gov
“Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on this website may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.”

EPA
“The EPA website and social media channels will not be updated until the federal government reopens.”

Grants.gov
“The Department of Health and Human Services anticipates that the Grants.gov system will remain in an operational status, but with reduced federal support staff presence, should a lapse in appropriations occur. In addition, we anticipate that the Grants.gov Contact Center will remain available, and provide assistance to callers. HHS, as Managing Partner, in collaboration with OMB and the Grants.gov Program Management Office, will keep the federal grantor community updated as to the status of the Grants.gov system as plans evolve in the event of a government shutdown.”

Department of Justice Web Portal
Note: Website will not be updates and inquiries will not be responded to.

Library of Congress
Note: All public events are cancelled and web sites are inaccessible
except the legislative information sites THOMAS.gov and beta.congress.gov

NASA

National Archives
Note: Link contains information about the Archives Contingency Plan

National Parks
Note: Closed, link contains information about the Dept. of the Interior’s Contingency plan

NCBI (includes databases such as Gene, SNP, and BLAST)
“Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on this web site may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the web site may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.”

PubMed
“PubMed has been designated to be maintained with minimal staff during the lapse in government funding. The information on this website will be kept as up to date as possible, and the agency will attempt to respond to urgent operational inquiries during this period.”
Note: We are unsure what “as up to date as possible” means. We do not know if, how or how many new sets of citations will not be added to PubMed or indexed.

The Smithsonian

ERIC
NOTE: We do have access to ERIC through EBSCO, but our access to full text articles may be limited.

Government Printing Office
Note: Congressional materials will continue to be processed and posted to FDsys. Federal Register services will be limited to documents necessary to safeguard human life, protect property, or provide other emergency services consistent with the performance of functions and services exempted under the Antideficiency Act. The remaining collections on FDsys are not being updated and will resume after funding is restored.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
“Due to the temporary shutdown of federal government services, this web site will not be updated or maintained until government operations are authorized to resume.”

USDA

In addition to Voyager 2’s Twitter going dark, sadly Panda Cam has also ceased operations for the time being. Thanks to Roosevelt U and UGA libraries in helping to compile this list.

Hi everyone,

Heads up that Wiley and Cochrane will be down a week from Saturday for maintenance. Below is their message.

We would like to inform you that we are making important upgrades and improvements to
 Wiley Online Library and The Cochrane LIbrary  this  28 September 2013, hence your patrons will experience downtime for approx. 4 hours between 08:00 CST and 13:00 CST. There will also be some delays to online publishing between 25 to 28 September 2013. 

Sorry for any inconvenience.

-Will

The AP Images Database on the library website is unavailable while we sort out issues with our subscription. If you receive questions from patrons who need to use this database, please ask them to e-mail Niamh (nmcguigan@luc.edu) so she can let them know when the database becomes available again.

Access to the Wall Street Journal database is temporarily down; the problem has been reported.
In the meantime, if students need access to recent WSJ articles, have them try:

Library website > Databases > F > Factiva > Wall Street Journal tab

or

Go to the E-journals tab, select “Title begins with,” type in Wall Street Journal and you will be given access through ABI Inform

or

It can also be accessed through Proquest Newsstand.

– Erica

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