Research and Subject Guides Updated

The Meriam Library is in the process of updating and modernizing our Research and Subject guides – the popular subject, course, and topic guides created by librarians and staff at the Meriam Library. These guides help patrons locate articles, books, and other research as well as assist in evaluating information, assessing research credibility, and citing.

The transfer from the old guides to the new guides will happen on Thursday, January 21st. The guides will not be accessible on Thursday due to the transfer, but the new guides should be available on Friday, January 22nd.

The new version of the guides improves the navigation, streamlines content, and modernizes the look of the guides. Librarians and staff have been working to get all of the guides updated, but if you are looking for a guide and cannot find it, please email Jodi Shepherd jrshepherd@csuchico.edu to find out the status of the guide.

 

Ebrary Ebooks Catalog Maintenance

The library is updating our catalog records for Ebrary ebooks. This process was started on Thursday, Jan. 14th and is scheduled to be finished by Monday, Jan. 18th. During this time, most of the Ebrary ebooks will not be available via the Meriam Library catalog, but they are searchable and available through the Ebrary database.

Search all of the library’s Ebrary ebooks via the Ebrary Database.

JSTOR Connection Issues

We have been experiencing connection issues with JSTOR today (10/12/15). We have reported the problem and have heard from many libraries who are also experiencing the same issues.

The main issues:

– JSTOR connecting slowly or timing out

– If connected, JSTOR does not recognize our institution and does not provide access to the article

What should you do?

There is no estimate of when this issue will be resolved. For the time being, save your citation and check back later.

Another option is to see if the article is available from another source. To do this, search the title of the journal in the Meriam Library Catalog.

Once you search the journal title, see if there is another database that has your article. Check the date coverage for that database. If another database has coverage for the date of your article, open that database and go to the correct volume/issue and page.  We may also have the journal in print in the library, check the dates of the print to see if it is held in the library. You are welcome to come to the library and photocopy the article.

Example:

If you have any questions, please contact us.

ProQuest Database Maintenance

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on September 29, 2012. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will begin on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at 7:00PM.

The following products will be unavailable during this window:
• Products on the ProQuest platform
• Products on ProQuest Congressional

ProQuest Database Maintenance

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on September 22, 2012. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at 7:00PM.

The following products will be unavailable during this window:
• Products on the ProQuest platform
• Products on ProQuest Congressional