Thomson Reuters is offering the webcast Drive your research forward with Web of Science and EndNote at 1:00 PM on Thursday September 24, 2015. Guest speakers are Chris Cooper, Senior Information Specialist at University of Exeter and Yingting Zhang, Information and Education Librarian at Rutgers University. A link to a recording of the webcast will be available to those that register.
This webinar is for academics and researchers that use the CAB Direct platform to search CAB Abstracts & Global Health Databases. Attendees will learn how to conduct more complex database searches to improve the relevancy of results and literature reviews. This will include an introduction to metadata fields specific to CABI and the use of our controlled vocabulary to improve precision. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22nd at 11:00 am EST. Register here:
On Thursday, August 13, the Alexander Street platform will debut a new, more user-friendly interface. The new interface will include:
This includes the following products subscribed to by the University of Kentucky:
On Saturday, August 8, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of their products. The system maintenance window is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM American Eastern Standard Time and will last for eight (8) hours. This will affect all databases on the ProQuest platform, ProQuest Congressional and Chadwyck-Healy Databases.
The Digital National Security Archive (DNSA) is migrating from its current platform to the new ProQuest platform over the the next several months. This will allow the DNSA content to be integrated into the federated searching of the ProQuest platform and will offer more robust user features. Click here to read more about the move. If you have a MyArchive account on the DNSA site click here for instructions on how to move your saved searches and documents to the new platform.
Designed to meet the needs primary and secondary school students, EBSCO's new Explora interface provides a user friendly search interface for databases relevant to this audience including Primary Search, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Columbia Encyclopedia and more. Explora will replace the Searchasaurus, Kids Search, and Student Research Center interfaces which are scheduled to be discontinued June 30, 2015. More information on Explora can be found in this tutorial, and you can try out the interface here.
On May 1, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance and overall reliability of your products. Ulrichsweb will not be available from approximately 8:00 PM EDT, Friday, May 1, 2015 through 6:00 AM EDT, Saturday, May 2, 2015.
Service on the Wiley Online Library platform is likely to be disrupted on on Saturday March 21, 2015 as the site undergoes scheduled maintenance. The maintenance is scheduled to begin at 5:00 am and last 10 hours.
Emerald Insight will be undergoing essential maintenance on Monday 2 March 2015 from 2:00 am for up to 12 hrs. During this time core features and functionality may not be available.