Monday, October 16, 2017

Open Access Week 2017

When: October 23-39 2017

What: Open Access is the freely immediate online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access Explained

Theme: This year's theme is an invitation to answer the question of what concrete benefits can be realized by making scholarly outputs openly available. "Open in order to…" serves as a prompt to move beyond talking about openness in itself and focus on what openness enables - in an individual discipline, at a particular institution, or in a specific context; then to take action to realize these benefits.
Open in order to increase the impact of my scholarship. Open in order to enable more equitable participation in research. Open in order to improve public health. These are just a few examples of how this question can be answered.

How does Dykes Library support OA? KU's One University Open Access (OA) Author Fund is designed to heighten the visibility and accessibility of the University's scholarship.
Additionally, publication consultations through the Research and Learning Department and through the One University OA Fund team are available for researchers to identify high-quality open access journals to publish within and to navigate questions of copyright and authors' rights.

More info at SPARC* and International Open Access Week

Monday, October 2, 2017

Ovid Full Text Online Errors

Full Text Online links for journal articles in our Ovid collection are experiencing technical difficulties however, articles are still accessible through our browse the journal option.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

1. Click on the Details link on the citation results page.

2. Click on the "Browse Journal" button.

3. Navigate to the Issue where the article appears to view the Full Text.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Catalog Upgrade August 11-14, 2015

The server maintenance is now complete (Monday, August 14th at 8am) and everything should be operating as normal again.

Beginning Friday evening and extending through end of day on Monday, Library systems will be upgraded, impacting 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:
  • Library website (
  • Search the catalog …to search for journals and books
  • 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 may not display accurate availability, location or call number. Electronic journal content can still be searched and accessed via the E-Journal Finder and Citation Linker (

We apologize for any inconvenience

A.R. Dykes Library