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Physical Sciences & Engineering Library

UC-eLinks and DNS attack

October 21st, 2016 by Cory Craig

UC-eLinks may be affected by the DNS attack currently affecting computer systems in the US, and the national news services are covering the issue: http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/21/technology/ddos-attack-popular-sites/index.html

This may result in slow loading screens or “Server not found” errors when accessing UC-eLinks.

The UC-eLinks vendor, Ex Libris, is working to resolve the issue.

GeoRef & other ProQuest Databases Unavailable: 7/9/16, 7pm-9pm

July 7th, 2016 by Cory Craig

The ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com) will be taking a two-hour maintenance window on July 9th from 7:00 PM PDT to 9:00 PM PDT to prepare for the upcoming migration to a cloud-based infrastructure.

During this time access to ProQuest platform databases will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.

ProQuest databases relevant to Physical Sciences & Engineering include:

  • GeoRef
  • Conference Papers Index
  • EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements
  • Oceanic Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Toxline

ProQuest Databases Unavailable 1/16/16, 7pm-3am:

January 11th, 2016 by Cory Craig

Proquest databases and resources (see partial list below) will be unavailable for up to 8 hours starting
at 7pm on Saturday 1/16/16.  ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve
performance, security, and overall reliability.

Proquest Databases Related to Physical Sciences & Engineering include:
GeoRef
ProQuest eBooks
Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
Conference Papers Index
EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements
Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
Oceanic Abstracts
Toxline

For additional information see: http://links.proquest.mkt5049.com/servlet/MailView?ms=NTAzOTUyMDMS1&r=MzU0Njc3NDM1ODAS1&j=ODQwNjUyNjA3S0&mt=1&rt=0

ProQuest Databases Unavailable: 8/8/15 (7pm) – 8/9/15 (3am)

August 5th, 2015 by Cory Craig

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ProQuest databases will be unavailable from Saturday 8/8/15, 7pm through  Sunday 8/9/15, 3am.

ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability. The window is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time and will last for eight (8) hours. During this time access to ProQuest databases and the ProQuest platform (search.proquest.com) will not be available; users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.

Please contact ProQuest Technical Support (tsupport@proquest.com) if you have questions or need assistance.

 

Proquest Databases in Physical Sciences & Engineering Areas Include:

  • COS Conference Papers Index
  • EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements
  • Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management
  • GeoRef
  • Toxline

Web of Science: Possible Intermittent Access 7/26/15, 6am-6pm

July 22nd, 2015 by Cory Craig

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Due to scheduled maintenance to install a new update to the Web of Science database, access to this resource may
be intermittent during the maintenance window.  This update will be installed between 6:00am– 6:00pm PDT on
Sunday, July 26, 2015.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

 

 

 

Wiley Online Library: unavailable 3/21/15, 2am possibly thru noon

March 20th, 2015 by Cory Craig

Planned downtime for Wiley products on 3/21/15.

Due to scheduled maintenance, Wiley Online Library  (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/)  (ebooks and journals) will be unavailable for up to 10 hours beginning 3/21/15 at 2am (CA time).

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to you and your website users.
-Wiley-Blackwell

 

 

Wiley Journals: 2015 Access

January 8th, 2015 by Cory Craig

There may be short-term issues accessing 2015 content for Wiley journals.  This is due to changes in the way Wiley is handling on-going negotiations.  If you need an article you cannot access, contact the library: pse@ucdavis.edu.

 

 

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