Due to maintenance, UC-eLinks will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour during a maintenance window that begins at 8:00 PM PST on Saturday, March 1, 2014 through 4:00 AM PST on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
ProQuest databases (including: GeoRef, Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management, ToxLine, Conference Papers Index) will not be available from 7pm Saturday, 2/15/14 through 3am Sunday, 2/16/14 (Pacific Standard Time).
ProQuest will be making improvements to its internal systems to accommodate a growing number of users and to reduce the need for future downtime.
Access seems to be restored for ACS Journals as of Tue: 1/14/14, 4pm.
ACS (American Chemical Society) journals are down as of 1/14/14 1pm. ACS knows about it and is working to fix the problem.
The journal web pages appear fine, but when you try to get an article by clicking on the PDF, you are told:
“Your current credentials do not allow retrieval of the full text.”
ProQuest resources including the databases listed below will be unavailable on Saturday 9/28/13, from 7am to 11am Pacific Time, due to planned maintenance and updates.
ProQuest Databases Unavailable Include These Used in the Physical Sciences & Engineering:
Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts
ProQuest Digital Dissertations
Current UC Davis students, faculty and staff can access licensed library resources from off-campus using one of the three options below. As of 9/19 a new VPN Client is available.
*Web VPN: Easiest option. Allows you to log in to the VPN without installing software, but only the browser window you used to log in can access online resources. To log in to the Web VPN, click the “Use the VPN” link on the library webpages (left side), or go to https://vpn.lib.ucdavis.edu. Enter your UC Davis login ID and passphrase (Kerberos login). Known issues/problems with Web VPN.
*Client VPN: Most comprehensive option. New as of Fall 2013. Requires installation of software. All browser windows are able to access online resources (but is not currently working for all browsers). For information and installation instructions, click the “Use the VPN” link, or see: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/services/connect/
*Proxy Server: Use if neither the Web VPN or Client VPN will work for you. Requires one time alteration of your browser settings, then logging each time you wish to use it. For information see: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/services/connect/
If you have questions or problems accessing online resources from off-campus, please contact a Library Reference desk.
Link to VPN Help: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/services/connect/
Planned downtime for some Wiley products on 9/28/13.
There will also be some delays to online publishing between 25 to 28 September 2013.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to you and your website users.
After updates from Mac (OS X), Java, and Firefox, all in the same week, you may be experiencing trouble with the SciFinder chemistry database. The page below from CalTech, gives tested configurations (working and not working) as of 9/17/2013.
Thanks to Donna Wrublewski at CalTech.
If you are having trouble logging on to SciFinder, and use a bookmark to access the database –
try going straight to the SciFinder link: https://scifinder.cas.org/scifinder/
Bookmarks likely contain extra code which might not work with the new interface which appeared in late June.
If you need to register for a SciFinder account, see the UC Davis SciFinder page.
The Library is closing the book drop bins at the Hutchinson Drive and Bioletti Way locations on July 15, 2013. These bins are being closed due to decreased usage.
Book drop bins are still available at:
1. A Street
2. La Rue
3. California Ave
For more information see: http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/circ/circservices.php#return
SciFinder’s new interface debuted this week. The changes are minimal.
Find out what’s new at: http://www.cas.org/products/scifinder/whats-new-in-scifinder
Or log on with your SciFinder username & password: https://scifinder.cas.org
To get a SciFinder username and password, see SciFinder registration instructions (SciFinder is available to UC students, faculty, and staff only).