UPDATE – Summon back up (10:35 a.m.)

Summon down this morning

All Summon searches lead to an error “APPLICATION ERROR”  Your search has failed to complete. Please try again.

Other institutions are experiencing the same problem, and it is being worked on.

Stay tuned for updates!

UPDATE : PDFs now working

PDFs of articles are not downloading for a number of ScienceDirect ejournals.

An error message saying “Something went wrong” appears.

We have reported the problem. Stay tuned!

UPDATE : Access Restored.

Access to all OVID resources is currently unavailable due to a system wide outage on the vendor site.  This impacts access to: Medline, Embase, LWW journals, Books@OVID, HAPI, EMB Reviews. They are working to restore access as quickly possible.

 

UPDATE => ScienceDirect restored.

Elsevier has restored access to ScienceDirect.

They blocked access for almost a full day due to “Systematic downloading of significant amounts of data”. Please read about the use of Library-licensed online resources.

Do not use automated software to download articles. If you wish to do Text & Data Mining or other high-download activities, contact our Licensing Unit to see what is possible. In some cases, all the Provider needs is notification beforehand.

Connect to Library Resources

At this time, ScienceDirect (ebooks & ejournals from Elsevier) appears to be blocked for off-campus Access via EZproxy.

We are investigating.

Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Site back up.

Access to the Érudit platform has been unavailable since Tuesday, March 21st, 2019 due to a major fire at the Réseau d’informations scientifiques du Québec (RISQ).  Technical teams are working to replace the damaged infrastructure as quickly as possible.

Updates will be shared on the Érudit Twitter account @eruditorg and we will provide notice when access is restored.

UPDATE – move went well with few problems reported!

Due to a migration to new servers by our third-party eResources Discovery provider, the eJournal Portal (our ejournal linking from the “Journal Titles” tab on the Library Homepage) and our Citation Linker (also known as UBC eLink – the page with a big blue button that links citations to full text) will be offline for 24 hours starting at 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, February 8th.

Summon and the Catalogue will be partially affected. Only links that go directly to articles, journals, books, videos, etc. will work during this time.

Users can also use direct article links on Google Scholar during this time, but not UBC eLink.

Much more technical info HERE.

For additional assistance, please contact your nearest library branch, or report any problems via the Help Form.

Happy Holidays!

The eResources & Access Team will be away till January 2nd. The University is closed till then as well.

Please continue to report any access problems via our HELP FORM, and we will look into it in the New Year.

Off-campus access to ScienceDirect (Elsevier) ejournals & ebooks has been restored via EZproxy.

If you had problems yesterday, clear the history (cache & cookies) from your browser before trying to connect.

Report any problems via our Help Form.

The UBC Library DOES NOT subscribe to Harvard Business Review.

We have limited access through a subscription to EBSCOhost journal aggregator database “Business Source Complete.”

UPDATE : As an alternative to the “browse” method below, if you have followed a PURL into the EBSCOhost database, you can also re-do your search within the EBSCOhost Database to get to the PDF version of the HBR article.

What does this mean? It means that articles 1) cannot be Printed, 2) cannot be saved & 3) that permanent URLs (PURLs) will not work to give you the PDF. If you need to access an article from HBR, please browse for it by starting at the journal title level (it can be found using the eJournal Portal – the “Journal Titles” tab on the Library Homepage) and then going to the year, Volume, Issue and finally page for the article.

This is out of the Library’s hands as it is part of an agreement between Harvard & EBSCOhost.

The Ulrichsweb link (under hypertext “Title details from ulrichsweb.com” from the eJournal Portal’s result page is currently leading to the error message:

We do not have enough information.

We are working to resolve the issue.

You can still get to Ulrichsweb to see information about journals via our Resource page, and then search for the journal from there.

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