Electronic Resources Update: ProQuest database maintenance

These maintenance windows usually take place late at night or on weekends so shouldn’t affect too many of our users:

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on May 5, 2011. A two (2) hour maintenance window will be required
for this maintenance. The window will take place from Thursday, May 5, 2011, at 22:00 EDT
to Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 24:00 EDT.

FINALS WEEK – LIBRARY OPEN 24/7 – free food! free drinks!

Well, we started our late night hours last night:  popcorn, fruit, snacks, drinks [coffee, lemonade, hot chocolate, etc.] – breakfast 5am – 7am

all free courtesy of your academic deans – the bananas ran out at 1:30 so lots of people want that potassium

come on over to the Library Events area after midnight – we don’t close until May 6, Friday, at 5:00 p.m.

After midnight, you must show your Student ID for access; security guard on duty.

Turnitin Upset Again

Cunningham Memorial Library advises the campus that tech support at iParadigms – the company that runs Turnitin, the plagiarism detector – is reporting server problems. You may experience very slow response times or be unable to access Turnitin. They are working on the problem and will get it working again as soon as possible. Questions? Contact Steve Hardin at Steve.Hardin@indstate.edu or 237-7685.

EBSCOhost Electronic Journal Service (EJS) links Downtime April 29-May 1

EBSCOhost Electronic Journal Service (EJS) links will be unavailable from Friday, 29 April 2011 at 8:00 p.m. EST through Sunday, 1 May 2011 at 1:00 p.m. EST due to a scheduled system upgrade by the vendor.

EBSCOhost EJS links are displayed as “EBSCOhost” in search results on the Electronic Resources homepage (E-Journal Portal). Please see an example in the image below:

Ebscohost Journals Link Example
Ebscohost Journals Link Example

 This upgrade should not affect EBSCO databases such as Academic Search Premier, only links to individual EBSCOhost electronic journals.