Thursday, June 22, 2017

Springer/Nature Journal Titles Are Back Up!

Springer/Nature is back up!

Please let us know if you run into any access issues and thank you for your patience as we worked through this glitch.

Various issues of Springer and Nature journal titles are currently unavailable.

Our access to Springer/Nature journal titles are jointly licensed with KU-Lawrence and we are working with them to resolve the access issues with Springer/Nature.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Catalog Maintenance

The Library Catalog will be undergoing maintenance beginning Friday May 26 through Monday May 29. During this time, electronic books and journals may not show up in the journal and book search results.

Access to our eBooks will be available for the duration by going directly to either AccessMedicine or ClinicalKey depending on where the book is published. This maintenance will not affect the E-journal Finder, Database List, Request Materials (ILLiad), or our Find It! button.

Once the work is complete, all of our electronic resources will appear in the catalog again.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Update on Student Printing

Beginning on June 1, printing at Dykes Library will have a capped amount per student. Based on the spring 2017 semester, the quota will impact fewer than 100 students and was arrived at jointly with the Student Government Council.

Here are the details:
·         $20 will be added to each person's printing account per spring and summer/fall semesters. This works out to be 670 pages of black/white at $.03 per page or 80 pages of color at $.26.
·         Students needing more than $20 worth of printing will be able to pay by credit card at the library User Services desk. Amounts will be reset at the start of each semester regardless of balance.
·         The printers will have a new ‘tap-n-go’ service that will not release the print job until you tap your badge to it. This will reduce unclaimed print jobs and provide security for sensitive documents.
·         Students will be able to print directly from their own devices after a small download. Instructions will be available on June 1.

Why is this being done?

Dykes Library was an early partner with KUMC's recycling efforts and shares a commitment to a green, clean, and sustainable medical center. As the library and SGC work together to reduce waste, our goal is to ensure that all students have what they need to succeed. The library must focus its limited resources on needed journal and database collections and research collaborations in the classroom and individuals.

More details and instructions on the new system will be available in the library on June 1st.  

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.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Dykes Library Closed Due To Inclement Weather

Due to  inclement weather arriving ahead of the Martin Luther King Holiday, the A. R . Dykes Library for the Health Sciences will close on Friday, Jan. 13th at 12 p.m. SOM clerkship exam takers will be allowed into the building for testing.  The library will re-open on Tuesday, Jan. 17th at 7 a.m.