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Ebooks: eBrary Upgrading to Ebook Central

Posted by isulib on January 10, 2017

eBrary Upgrading to Ebook Central

Migration from eBrary (one of our 2 main e-book suppliers) to ProQuest Ebook Central will take place the afternoon of Wednesday January 11, 2017 (midday pacific time) NO DOWNTIME IS EXPECTED.  The new interface is very similar to the old with all the features of eBrary: custom bookshelves, tagging, highlighting, citations, sharing, etc.  Registered users should find their previously saved titles and links all working and redirected.

For more information regarding the migration view the 3 minute videos on features here:

  • Overview & Searching
  • Reader
  • Downloads
  • Bookshelf

In addition, ProQuest has set up a LibGuide: Ebook Central with lots of details:

ebookcentral-1

Questions: contact Melissa Gustafson, Electronic Resources Librarian, (812) 237-2057 or Melissa.Gustafson@indstate.edu

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Database unwell: Science Direct

Posted by isulib on January 30, 2015

Science Direct problems: we reported problems this morning – people were getting messages that the account had been disabled – and not just at ISU. The problem continues – from Elsevier: “ScienceDirect is currently experiencing a downtime with user registration. Our product team has already identified the issue and is working on the fix. We were informed that it will be early next week before it gets fixed. You may check back from time to time.”

CLARIFICATION: SCIENCE DIRECT USERS WHO ARE ALREADY REGISTERED WILL BE ABLE TO SIGN IN AND USE ALL THE FEATURES OF THE DATABASE INCLUDING TRANSACTIONAL ACCESS.

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New Library Homepage (Beta)

Posted by isulib on June 10, 2014

A link to the beta library homepage is displayed on the current library homepage (since May 19). We are still working out some bugs but the structure is static.  Currently the footer is made up of links to pages that receive high hit counts, but that may change over time. Our next step is to work on mobile development of the library homepage.

Once the mobile homepage is functional we will begin work on the second level pages.

Our pages will eventually reflect the university’s new identity standards and guidelines. Throughout the next year we will use the Drupal theme the university will supply to populate a Drupal site that we will migrate to next summer.

Questions or comments? Email Systems Department Chair, Stephen Patton.

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EndNote Users: Update Available

Posted by isulib on April 18, 2014

EndNote X7.1 is now available

With this latest release, you can now:

  • Sync Smart and Combined Groups across desktops.
  • Use an expanded set of tools to annotate your PDFs.
  • Easily navigate through full text attachments with added PDF link navigation.
  • Take advantage of improvements to Find Full Text and DOI matching during PDF import.
  • Easily spot Quick Search keywords in search results.
  • Quickly save references from additional online Capture sources including: ERIC database, Wikipedia, WorldCat OCLC, DSpace, and more. (Available in EndNote online)

For more information, visit http://endnote.com/release-updates

To upload close all Microsoft Office products including your Outlook email!

WHAT IS ENDNOTE? store and manage bibliographic citations. Visit our Research Guide.

IF I HAVEN’T ALREADY DOWNLOADED ENDNOTE: GO TO THE DOWNLOAD PAGE AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS – FREE TO ISU COMMUNITY

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Library task force final report, “Reinventing the Library”

Posted by isulib on November 15, 2013

“Reinventing the Library” is a user-based assessment of the information resources and services provided by Cunningham Memorial Library. It provides concrete suggestions for long- and short-term improvements, along with an overview of changing nature of the national academic library environment. The report, prepared by LYRASIS consultants Tom Clareson and Liz Bischoff, was compiled from a series of stakeholder meetings and user surveys.

Report: Reinventing the Library

Report: Reinventing the Library

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Coming soon: Google Scholar searchable full-text holdings

Posted by isulib on February 21, 2012

ISU faculty, staff, and students will soon be able to search for and download full-text provided by the ISU Library through Google Scholar. Authentication is by IP address and remote users will be prompted for authentication while using this service.  Serials Solutions (the company whose technology runs our Electronic Resources portal) will share our electronic resource holdings tracked in 360 Core with Google while our link resolver, 360 Link, will use Google Scholar as a referring source.

Our holdings in Google Scholar will be updated by Google once every one to two weeks, based on our holdings tracked in 360 Core and provided by Serials Solutions. Serials Solutions will provide our holdings information to Google within 24 hours. Setup by Google can take several weeks. We’ll let people know when the service becomes available. Please note that, like accessing our databases, this service will not be available to non-ISU library users from off-campus.

For more information about Google Scholar, please see:  http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/about.html

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New electronic resource update: Academic Search Complete

Posted by isulib on June 28, 2011

EBSCO Academic Search Complete has replaced Academic Search Premier on our main database list. Search results for Academic Search Premier will no longer appear in the E-Journal Portal or electronic resources homepage starting tomorrow, June 29th, 2011. Academic Search Premier can still be searched separately through EBSCOhost Web, but should also be replaced by Academic Search Premier as the default search selection starting tomorrow.

 

All content currently available in Academic
Search Premier should be available in the much larger Academic Search Complete.
Overall search functionality is the same as Academic Search Premier and I have
left the link to the current tutorial in place on the main database Web page.

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International Archive of Education Data: access update

Posted by isulib on April 20, 2011

International Archive of Education Data is no longer available as a separate resource, but this data is still accessible through the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research:  

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/access/index.jsp

The Reference E-Book page has been updated to reflect this change: 

http://library.indstate.edu/databases/erefbooksaz.asp?sletter=I

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EBSCOhost Electronic Journal Service (EJS) links Downtime April 29-May 1

Posted by isulib on April 20, 2011

EBSCOhost Electronic Journal Service (EJS) links will be unavailable from Friday, 29 April 2011 at 8:00 p.m. EST through Sunday, 1 May 2011 at 1:00 p.m. EST due to a scheduled system upgrade by the vendor.

EBSCOhost EJS links are displayed as “EBSCOhost” in search results on the Electronic Resources homepage (E-Journal Portal). Please see an example in the image below:

Ebscohost Journals Link Example

Ebscohost Journals Link Example

 This upgrade should not affect EBSCO databases such as Academic Search Premier, only links to individual EBSCOhost electronic journals.

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Library Homepage Redesign now up and running

Posted by isulib on August 17, 2010

Same address: http://library.indstate.edu but a whole new look! Introduced this morning, along with our new http://fusion.indstate.edu and http://fusionplus.indstate.edu integrated library system, we’ve re-packaged the site for the first time in several years.

Be sure to take a look. let us know if you have questions about any aspects of the new homepage or fusion/fusionplus. like all updates this major, there will be continued tweaking over the coming weeks.

Indiana State University Cunningham Library Homepage

Homepage Redesign Accompanies New Webpac

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