Archive for June, 2011

ProQuest databases get updated look

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ProQuest databases have undergone a major face-lift. For all library users, the new ProQuest platform promises an improved searching experience. For faculty, librarians, and library users, the new site allows individuals to quickly and easily search within and across resources and subject areas to access the most relevant content.

Key features of the new platform include the ability to cite, customize, manage, and share results via email and social networking links, the capability to find full-text-articles and scholarly resources with links to similar materials, the option to create a bibliography for a paper, and more. Click one of the following links to find more information for faculty and other library users.

Another feature of the new ProQuest platform is the ability to create a personal My Research account. For information and instructions on how to create your My Research account, click here.

The new ProQuest database differs from the previous version in a number of ways. The benefit of cross-searching numerous databases has been added, as this was unavailable for some databases. Many students are comfortable with computers and the Internet, but some have limited research experience. The new platform aims to help users by using an interface design specifically for college-age student researchers.

If you would like to receive training on the new ProQuest platform, click here to sign-up.

In terms of technical requirements, the recommended internet browsers for this new ProQuest version are:

  • Internet Explorer 7.0 and 8.0 versions (Note: Using Internet Explorer 9.0 s not recommended at this time.)
  • Firefox 3.5 or higher (Note: Using Firefox version 4.0 is not recommended at this time.) *MAC users – You may need to download an add-on in order to view PDF documents.
  • Google Chrome *If you experience problems viewing PDFs using Chrome, click here
  • Safari 4 (MAC)
  • Note: Earlier and most recent versions of browsers may function, but non-critical problems will not be supported by ProQuest

If you have any questions or encounter any problems using the new version of ProQuest do not hesitate to contact the Web Services Librarian.

Journal Platform “InformaWorld” Changing

Friday, June 24, 2011

The InformaWorld platform, which is used to view a number of online journals/periodicals the Library subscribes to, will be migrating to a new viewing platform. Taylor & Francis Online will be live on Monday, June 27th.

Along with a new name, this platform will have a new look and more features. For more information on this transition, as well as instructional videos, visit the Taylor & Francis Resource Bank website.

The journals that will be affected are:

  • Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition
  • Analytical Letters
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Annals of the Association of American Geographers
  • Applied Spectroscopy Reviews
  • Atmosphere
  • Atmosphere-Ocean
  • Business History
  • Catalysis Reviews: Science & Engineering
  • Communications in Algebra
  • Communications in Particle Differential Equations
  • Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis
  • Communications in Statistics – Simulation and Computation
  • Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods
  • Contemporary Physics
  • Critical Asian Studies
  • Dance Chronicle
  • Death Studies
  • Deviant Behavior
  • Drying Technology: An International Journal
  • Econometric Reviews
  • Economy and Society
  • English Studies
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Food Reviews International
  • Fullerenes, Nonotubes and Carbon Nanostructures
  • Health Care for Women International
  • Instrumentation Science & Technology
  • International Journal of Food Properties
  • International Journal of Green Energy
  • International Journal of Public Administration
  • International Reviews in Physical Chemistry
  • Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics
  • Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry
  • Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
  • Journal of Community Health Nursing
  • Journal of Contemporary Asia
  • Journal of Curriculum Studies
  • Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology
  • Journal of Environmental Science and Health: Part A
  • Journal of Environmental Science and Health: Part B
  • Journal of Environmental Science and Health: Part C
  • Journal of Immunoassay and immunochemistry
  • Journal of Language, Identity & Education
  • Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies
  • Journal of Macromolecular Science: Part A
  • Journal of Macromolecular Science: Part B
  • Journal of Plant Nutrition
  • Journal of Postcolonial Writing
  • Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing
  • Journal of Women & Aging
  • Journal of Wood Chemistry and Technology
  • Machining Science and Technology
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines
  • Memory
  • Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids
  • Numerical Functional Analysis and Optimization
  • Oxford Review of education
  • Polymer Reaction Engineering
  • Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Separation Science and Technology
  • Sequential Analysis: Design Methods and Applications
  • Sexual and Relationship Therapy
  • Social History
  • Soft Materials
  • Solvent Extraction and Ion Exchange
  • Spectroscopy Letters: An international Journal for Rapid Communication
  • Stochastic Analysis and Applications
  • Stochastic Models
  • Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic, and Non-Metal Chemistry
  • Synthetic Communications: An International Journal for Rapid Communication of Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • The American Journal of Family Therapy
  • The International History Review
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
  • The Journal of Pacific History
  • The Professional Geographer
  • Third World Quarterly
  • Tourism Geographies: An International Journal of Tourism Space, Place and Environment
  • Transport Theory and Statistical Physics
  • West European Politics
  • World Archaeology

ILLs should be back to normal soon

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

With postal workers returning to work on June 28th, inter-library loans should be delivered shortly. Due to the backlog of mail at post offices it could take a few extra days to receive your books or media items, but deliveries should be back to normal soon. Delivery of periodical articles will not be affected.

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact the Library.

For  information from the The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) click here. For information from Canada Post click here.


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