Category Archives: Browsers

ebrary Reader: Will it work with my browser?

Mostly, yes. If you want the full browser story from ebrary, visit here. you must use Java 1.6 or higher you must have browser cookies enabled and you may need to turn off pop-up blockers for ebrary.com use Internet Explorer … Continue reading

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Gale Databases: What’s “InfoMark”?

Have you ever seen this icon when searching in a Gale database (Business & Company Resource Center, Sabin Americana, and Literature Criticism Online to name 3 of several)? What it means is that the URL at the top of the … Continue reading

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Google Scholar & UBC eLink: Dare I Say Success?

Searches in Google Scholar are yielding much more consistent results. Possible links are almost always listed as “UBC eLink” and only occasionally as “UBC Library Catalogue” (both go to the same SFX menu). But, alas, no yet. Some problems still … Continue reading

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DjVu Viewer: Some NetLibrary eBooks Want It

While most NetLibrary ebooks will display their full text nicely in Adobe Acrobat Reader, a few want something called the “DjVu Viewer”. A rival product of Acrobat? Anyway, in Internet Explorer and Firefox, trying to view the full text of … Continue reading

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Ovid & Safari: Do They Get Along?

Do + = ? Not necessarily. The official word from Ovid is: “While Safari normally works with Ovid it is not supported. We do not test our application against the Safari browser and don’t guarantee that it will work.” And … Continue reading

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Google Scholar & eLink: .ca VS .com *UPDATE*

A plugin called LibX seems to play a roll in the way eLink buttons are displayed. Ed from Systems reports Google is also going to run an update (soon?). So, keep watching for an improvement on this front. Previously… We … Continue reading

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Guest Stations in Branches: Databases “…don’t look right”*UPDATE*

Turns out some adjustments are possible. Health Reference Center and the Alexander Street Press sites should be displaying correctly on the Guest Machines now. Previously… A patron on a “Guest” work station in a branch complains that something is wrong … Continue reading

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ebrary Interface: *Final UPDATE*

The new ebrary Reader is now working in all our ebrary sites. Please visit: Canadian Publisher’s Collection, Canadian Public Policy or Canadian Health Research Collection from the Online Indexes & Databases page. And coming soon eDuke! (Duke University Press ebooks). … Continue reading

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VPN, RSVPN: But am I really connected?

A patron swears they are connected to VPN or RSVPN at home, but they still can’t access a database. To see if they are really connected, have them go to CMYIP (see my IP). The IP address for VPN should … Continue reading

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