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Nature Online Journals Unavailable: 12/13/14, 5am-9am

December 11th, 2014 by Cory Craig

All Nature.com online journals will be unavailable on Saturday 12/13/14, from 5am to 9am PST ,
due to downtime for essential maintenance.

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Wiley Online Library: unavailable 10/18/14, 2-4pm

October 17th, 2014 by Cory Craig

The Wiley Online Library will be unavailable on Saturday 10/18/14, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT) due to the need for essential maintenance and upgrades to improve services.  Wiley electronic journals and online books will be unavailable during this period.

Problems with Wireless Access to Library Resources?

September 25th, 2014 by Cory Craig

On 9/24/14, Campus IET changed the IP ranges for the campus wireless networks.  Unfortunately, the library was
not notified in a timely manner.  Because library resources are primarily IP-authenticated, individuals using the
wireless to access library resources are currently denied access.

 

Short-term solution:

This will give you an IP address that should provide access to licensed library resources.
If the VPN proves cumbersome see the tip below for Using Google or Google Scholar From the VPN.

 

Long-term solution:
The library and the California Digital Library have been doing everything possible to get wireless access to library resources restored as quickly as possible.  The process of notifying  all our vendors is well underway and once they have the updated IP ranges in place, the short term solution of using the VPN while on campus will no longer be necessary.  Our vendors need to implement the changes on their end, although we have indicated this is a high priority, we don’t control how long this might take on their end.

 

Using Google or Google Scholar from the VPN:
Use these steps to easily access Google or Google Scholar from the VPN.  Enter the appropriate URL (google.com or scholar.google.com) in the box on the upper right of the VPN Home page (see image below).  After entering the URL, click the BROWSE button to the right.

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Note this works for any URL (e.g., enter sciencemag.org for the journal “Science”).

For additional help with the VPN, see:  “How to Use The VPN” (2 minute video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7cIDzJ2NYk

UC Davis General Catalog: online or print-on-demand

May 6th, 2014 by Cory Craig

As of 2014 the Davis General Catalog will only be available online or via print on-demand (for a fee).

Online Catalog:  Current and archived versions of the UC Davis General Catalog are available here in PDF format.
The 2014 catalog should be available online on 6/20/14.

Print On Demand:    Use the public or staff links on this page to request a print copy of the catalog for $20.

For more info see:  http://catalog.ucdavis.edu/

Nature News: Online lab notebooks

March 27th, 2014 by Cory Craig

Nature News:

A discussion of online lab notebooks featuring three of our UC colleagues (Carl Boettiger, UCSC, Carly Strasser, CDL, Karthik Rahm, UCB):

Jump off the page: 
Researchers are learning to embrace online lab notebooks, but not without growing pains
Nature 507, 523-525 (2014) doi:10.1038/nj7493-523a

 

 

UC-eLinks will be unavailable (for 1 hour late pm 3/1 or early am 3/2)

February 28th, 2014 by Cory Craig

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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 unavailable: Sat 2/15 7pm – Sun 2/16 3am

February 13th, 2014 by Cory Craig

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.

ACS Journals Access RESTORED (Tue, 1/14/14, 1pm)

January 14th, 2014 by Cory Craig

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 Unavailable 9/28/13, 7-11am

September 25th, 2013 by Cory Craig

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
GeoRef
Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts
ProQuest Digital Dissertations
Toxline

Off-campus Access to Library Resources (new VPN Client)

September 18th, 2013 by Cory Craig

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:  https://vpn.lib.ucdavis.edu/dana-na/auth/url_default/welcome.cgi

Link to VPN Help:  http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/services/connect/