Taylor & Francis Online Platform began experiencing technical issues late last week. Those difficulties are continuing into this week (week of Jan. 9th). This may impact journal access, in particular. We will update with more information as it becomes available.
Taylor & Francis scheduled development work for their online platform from Tuesday, December 13th at 6:30AM until Wednesday, December 14th at 9:00AM (EST).
Please note that the Taylor & Francis website will have limited capabilities during this time. Patrons will still be able to download and read content, but searching the site, viewing informational pages, and purchasing options will be unavailable. We will also be unable to use Taylor & Francis or INFORMA Healthcare tokens during the downtime. It's unclear whether the imprint platforms of Taylor & Francis (Routledge, CRC Press, and Psychology Press) will also be affected.
Alexander Street Press content is now being indexed by Google to make their content more easily accessible.
Since nearly 70% of searches begin with Google, users will now be able to search for and link to Alexander Street Press content held by University of Kentucky Libraries - even when coming from off-campus.
Beginning September 22, users will be able to follow an easy set of prompts to our library where a message invites them to enter institutional affiliation. Once entered, the user is linked to UK’s authentication page—so no authorized user is shut out, even when starting with Google.
Learning Express provides access to a collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources for users from elementary students to adult learners. Over 1,000 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials are available, along with more than 200 eBook titles.
The tools will help users:
Students, faculty, librarians and general interest public now have the ability to drill down to more targeted results through search capabilities that narrow a broad results list or still page through an entire collection to uncover the depth and breadth of Accessible Archives' historical collections.
We will be unveiling our new Faceted Search Screen on August 15, 2016, and it will dramatically enhance our users' search experience.
These new enhancements will replicate the user experience that your patrons know well. Within the unique Accessible Archives primary source collections, students, genealogists, librarians, and researchers will go beyond just the facts and figures of history and into a deeper understanding of their search topic.
The New Faceted Search Page enhancement allows users to spend more time exploring documents and less time searching for them!
Using customer feedback, reviewing last summer's librarian's survey and with the consultation of our Interface Advisory Board, we have put together a more intuitive search page.
Accessible Archives digital collections offer students, librarians, genealogists, and researchers alike the opportunity to undertake in-depth research of important and influential 18th and 19th-century issues using a wealth of newspaper and print content. Collections focus on African American history, Women's history, the Civil War, American County Histories, and Genealogy.
Over the weekend of Saturday-Sunday, 20 -21 Aug. 2016, a ProQuest product maintenance window will launch worldwide to upgrade infrastructure, enhance security, and maintain reliability of your products.
During this 8-hour window, some ProQuest products will be unavailable. While the date and time were chosen to minimize the impact on our customers, we realize that some users may be affected, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
The following products will be temporarily offline:
Reference management/Research support tools
Over the next two weeks SPIE will be upgrading their internal database and account management systems.
SPIE Digital Library will be available to users during the upgrade. However, you may experience some slowdown in performance. If you experience any access issues, please contact Electronic Resources at LIB-ER@lsv.uky.edu.
BrowZine allows you to browse, read and monitor content from library’s academic journals. Browzine can be used in your internet browser or from an app on your mobile device. For Android devices download the app from Google Play. For Apple devices download the app from iTunes.
You can use BrowZine to:
• Browse titles by subject to easily find journals of interest
• View journal articles and table of contents
• From the mobile app create a personal bookshelf of favorite journals
• From the mobile app share citations with other researchers by posting to Facebook and Twitter
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Nature Protocols. See an excerpt from their email below to learn how they are celebrating!
"To celebrate, we present to you a free collection of protocols published throughout our 10 year history. These ten protocolscover a wide array of research, demonstrating the breadth of subject areas covered by Nature Protocols. We hope that you will share these with your researchers to commemorate this occasion.
An editorial is also available that highlights why Nature Protocols launched ten years ago and how it has fulfilled these aims over the past 10 years.
Additionally, your researchers may be interested to know that a series of Perspective articles will be published over the next few months reflecting on the innovations and progress made in scientific methodology over the past decade. The first two articles will be published on August 4th and will be available on the series page celebrating 10 years of Nature Protocols."
On Sunday, June 19th, InfoKat Discovery added a new feature called Citation Trails.
According to Ex Libris Citation Trails adds "cited" and "cited by" relations to many articles, enabling users to view these relations by clicking the new Citations and Cited by links in the brief and full view of an item. From citation lists, users can browse between lists to follow a chain of citations and to learn more about the intended topic. The original title will appear at the top of each citation list to provide context for users. Because the citation lists are not comprehensive and are meant to be used as an exploratory service, the total number of citations will not appear in the citation lists. Here is a 2 minute video from Ex Libris explaining this new feature:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PITPFCTlQe8 .
While the citation lists are not comprehensive, we hope you will find Citation Trails a useful tool in furthering your library research.