Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Find It! and Oxford Journals

Our Find It! service is currently experiencing access issues with the "Full Text Online" button with certain journals from Oxford.

To access these articles from our Find It! service, please see instructions below.

1. On the Find It! citation result; click on the "Details" link.

2. In the "Details" pane; click on "Browse Journal." 

3. "Browse Journal" will take you to the journal's webpage.  Here you will click on "Issues." 

4. "Issues" will take you to the issues select page.  On this page, you will be able to select the issue where the article appears. 

5. Alternatively, you can look on the Find It! result page to see if we have access to the article from a provider other than Oxford.  If we do, it will be indicated on the Find It! result page as "Show More Results". 

6. In the "Show More Results" pane, select an alternative source to be taken to the article directly. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Catalog Maintenance

The server maintenance is now complete (March 22nd at 3pm) and everything should be operating as normal again.

Beginning late Sunday evening, March 19th and extending through the end of day on Wednesday, March 22nd, the Library catalog will undergo scheduled maintenance which will impact catalog searches, request processes, and check out and renewal of library materials.

The following services will remain available for most of the upgrade, however, there may be periods when these services are not available - watch for further announcements:
  • Search for journals and books -- to search for library materials
  • E-Journals
  • Databases
  • Request Materials (ILLiad) -- to get Articles, Books, More
Patrons will still be able to use the Search box on the library home page to search both electronic and print holdings, however, print titles searched and accessed in the catalog will not show availability, location or call number.  Electronic journal content can still be searched and accessed via the E-Journal Finder (

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Monday, January 23, 2017

ScienceDirect PDFs

ScienceDirect is working on fixing the "Download PDF" link for their articles.

As they work on repairing the links, there is a method patrons can use to download the PDFs.

Once you have found the article on ScienceDirect, right-click on the "Download PDF" link and then select "Open in New Tab."

The PDF will download in the new tab.


Some users are also encountering issues with direct links from our Find It Service.  Science Direct is also working on a fix for this as well.

There is a method to work around this issue.

Once you have the article located on our Find It Service.  Instead of clicking on the "Full Text Online" button, click on the "details" link.  

The details link will open an area with a "browse journal" link.  Once you click on "browse journal", you can navigate through the journal to find the citation you are looking for.