New Resource: ProQuest

We have five new ProQuest col­lec­tions pur­chased with our Allen Endow­ment for Col­lec­tions. The new col­lec­tions are:

Washington Post 1877-1996

Guardian 1821-2003 and Observer 1791-2003

Chinese Newspapers Collection 1832-1953

History Vault: Immigration Records of the INS 1880-1930

ProQuest Digital U.S. Bills and Resolutions, 1789-2013

Alexander Street Press Collections

We have six new Alexander Street Press collections purchased with our Allen Endowment for Collections. The new collections are:

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume III

Environmental Studies in Video

Ethnographic Video Online: Volume II

LBGT Thought and Culture

Silent Film Online

The Sixties

New concurrent access model for EBSCOHost ebooks

EBSCO has announced a new Concurrent Access Model for some of its ebooks, which will appear as CAMO on Gobi slips.  EBSCO CAMO

These titles are like EBL Non-linear Lending titles, meaning there is no limit to the number of users that can view a title simultaneously, but there is a maximum of 365 “loans” per year.  A “loan” occurs whenever more than 10 pages are viewed or the book is browsed online for more than 10 minutes; or if printing or downloading has occurred.

Trial: Communication Source

Communication Source offers worldwide full-text content pertaining to communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse, speech-language pathology, media studies and related fields and includes many unique sources previously not available.


Trial ends: April 1, 2014

ProQuest Aquatic Science and Environmental Science Databases Upgraded

The ProQuest databases in Aquatic Science and Environmental Science have been upgraded.

Aquatic Science and Fisheries Abstracts is now ProQuest Aquatic Science Collection.

Environmental Science and Pollution Management Abstracts is now ProQuest Environmental Science Collection.

ScienceDirect and Scopus Interface Update

The ScienceDirect and Scopus interface has been updated. Enhancements described in the announcement include:

  • Implementing a new visual style resulting in a cleaner overall user interface
  • Applying more action-driven functionality with some features only appearing when a user performs an action
  • Enhancing the ability to export directly to reference management tools such as Mendeley

More information can be found on the ScienceDirect Blog and the Scopus Blog

Planned Downtime: ProQuest

ProQuest databases and services will be unavailable for eight (8) hours beginning on Satruday, 2/15 at 7:00 p.m.

From their announcement:

On February 15, 2014 ProQuest will make improvements to its internal systems to accommodate a growing number of users and to reduce the need for future downtime.

To minimize the impact to you and your users these enhancements will be installed during an eight hour window of typically low usage from 10:00 UTC through 18:00 UTC.

During this time the following ProQuest products will not be available:

  • ProQuest
  • ProQuest Dialog
  • ProQuest Congressional
  • ProQuest K12 databases
  • ProQuest Genealogy databases
  • ProQuest Digital Microfilm
  • RefWorks

Downtime window: Saturday, 2/15/2014, 7:00 p.m. – Sunday, 2/16/2014, 3 a.m.