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PDF display problems in Scribner Writers and Twane's Authors databases
November 21, 2013
It appears that there are difficulties in displaying the PDF version of search results within both the Scribner Writer Series database and the Twayne's Author Series database.
When a user conducts a search on a topic and the search results are displayed; each search result as links to view it in "Text" format or "PDF" format. If the user clicks on "Text" format the results are displayed correctly. However if the user clicks on "PDF" format. It tries to load but continually fails.
Gale has been informed of the problem and they are working on it (no expected time of resolution at this time). A note has been added to the A-Z and subject guides entries to the effect that there are temporary problems with the PDF display of search results and to select the Text alternative. Users should select the TEXT alternative until the problems are resolved.
Change in provider for Women's Wear Daily
Women's Wear Daily is now hosted on the Proquest platform. The LibGuide links and the description of this database have been updated to reflect the changes. Please update your WWD bookmarks.
Certain Streaming Videos removed from the Amercian History in Videoand World History in Video databases
The provider for the Streaming Video databases "American History in Video" and "World History in Video" has lost the rights to several videos. These videos will be removed from those databases in due course (over the coming few weeks). We have been informed by the provider that over the next few months addtional videos will be added to replace those that have been pulled from the collection, however a title list is not available at this time.
Videos to be removed from American History in Video"
Published by PBS
> Africans in America The Terrible Transformation (1450-1750) Episode 1
> Africans in America Revolution (1750-1805) Episode 2
> Africans in America Brotherly Love (1791-1831) Episode 3
> Africans in America Judgment Day (1831-1865) Episode 4
> American Experience: John and Abigail Adams
> American Experience: Race to the Moon
> American Experience: Roots of Resistance
> American Experience: Victory in the Pacific
> The Bicycle Corps: America's Black Army on Wheels
> The March of the Bonus Army
> The Sixties: The Years That Shaped A Generation
> The Between the Wars 1918-1941 Series, including:
> Versailles: The Lost Peace
> Return to Isolationism
> The First SALT Talks
> Radio, Racism and Foreign Policy
> The Great Depression and Foreign Affairs
> FDR and Hitler: Their Rise to Power
> FDR and Hitler: The Dynamics of Power
> America in the Pacific: The Clash of Two Cultures
> The Recognition of Russia: A Climate of Mutual Mistrust
> Latin America: Intervention in Our Own Backyard
> The Italian Ethiopian War: Africa in World Affairs
> The Phony War
> FDR and Churchill: The Human Partnership
> Japan Invades China: Crisis in the Far East
> War Comes to Pearl Harbor
> The Spanish Civil War
publisher by DIRECT CINEMA
> Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in WWII
> Men of Bronze:The Black American Heroes of WWI
> From Hawaii to the Holocaust: A Shared Moment in History
> S-L1: America's First Fatal Nuclear Reactor Accident
> Ulyssess S. Grant
> Niagra Falls
> A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin
> Knute Rockne and His Fightin Irish
> The Klan: A Legacy of Hate in America
> A Time For Justice
Videos to be removed from World History in Video:
Published by PBS
> Athens: The Dawn of Democracy
> Commanding Heights
> Richard the Lionheart and Saladin: Empires: Holy Warriors
> The Spartans
Published by DIRECT CINEMA
> D-Day Remembered
> Alexander the Great
> Julius Caesar
> Napolean Bonaparte
> Horatio Nelson
> Gerigu Zhukov
> Voices from the Attic
> One Survivor Remembers
> Angels of Vengeance
> The Disappearance of Martin Bormann
> The Hunt for Adolf Eichmann
> Josef Mengele: The Final Account
> Birth of Language
> Power of Conscience: The Danish Resistance
> A Weave of Time
Persistant link creation problem in the ClinicalKey database
Users who capture URLs from the Email Citations feature in ClinicalKey may have issues connecting to ClinicalKey resources from off campus with those URLs. The Email Citations URL includes a # sign, which breaks the URL and sends the user to the main ClinicalKey search page instead of to the resource. Off campus users who add the proxy pre-pend to links from emailed citations should make sure they are logged into ClinicalKey before copying and pasting their links into the address bar.
The persistent links from the FindIt@WMU menu will work, but only if users are already logged into ClinicalKey through the proxy.
ClinicalKey is currently working on restructuring their URLs in order to fix this issue.
Two online streaming videos to be removed from our collection
The University Libraries will soon lose access to two titles from the American History in Video online streaming video database. These titles are:
*The Klan: A Legacy of Hate in America"
*A Time For Justice"
The distributor, Direct Cinema, has lost the rights to these films and so Alexander Street Press has no choice but to remove them from their database. While the films are still in American and History in Video at this time (September 18, 2013), they will be removed once the collection moves to the new Alexander Street Press interface (scheduled to be released before the end of the 2013).
Statistical Datasets change in Provider
The database "ProQuest Statistical Datasets" will no longer be histed by ProQuest. The database is available for WMU users and is now hosted by Data Planet, and is now listed as "Statistical Datasets" on the database A-Z list.
Knovel changes for August 15, 2013
Knovel Engineering e-reference books has undergone a redesign which:
1. Necessitated removing individual Knovel e-book records from Voyager
2. Requires new procedures for off-campus use. please use the procedures below:
Until further notice, off-campus users will need to go to:
and create an individual account using your WMU email address in order to access this database.
A note to this effect has been added to the A-Z list entry and the database-level record in the Libraries' catalog.
Future status updates will be posted to this LibGuide.
We apoligize for any inconveniance.
Mango Languages now includes several addtional languages
Our subscription has been upgraded to the 'complete package'. This allows WMU users access to:
Arabic (Egyptian, Levantine, and MSA dialects), Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin dialects), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, Farsi (Persian), Finnish, French (France and Canadian dialects), German, Greek (Koine, Modern and Ancient dialects), Haitian Creole, Hawaiian, Hebrew (Modern and Biblical dialects), Hindi, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean. Latin. Norwegian, Pashto, 'Pirate', Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian. Slovak, , Spanish (Spain and Latin American dialects). Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish. Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Our subscription also includes:
English for: Arabic speakers (Egyptian), ...Chinese speakers (both Mandarin and Cantonese dialects), ...French speakers, ...German speakers, ...Greek speakers, ...Italian speakers, ...Japanese speakers, ...Korean speakers, ...Polish speakers, ...Portugeuse (Brazil) speakers, ...Russian speakers, ...Spanish (Latin American) speakers, ...Turkish speakers, ...Vietnamese speakers.
The access URL will remain the same so existing bookmarks will connect to the upgraded version.
American History in Video - New content
During September 2012, American History in Video was updated with 153 additional videos .
Total videos available in American History in Video : 6002 videos, equaling 1,616 hours.
New content includes titles from A&E's Modern Marvels, Military Blunders and War Chronicles series. There is also content from Filmakers Library -- "American Renegade: Confessions of Radical Humanist" and "When Castro Seized the Hilton" -- and from Kino -- "The Eleanor Roosevelt Story." Also new are titles from the PBS series American Experience and Between the Wars 1918-1941.
The largest amount of content in this release comes from WGBH Boston Video and their series Vietnam: A Television History. This includes more than 100 interviews with figures such as Bill Moyers, Bui Diem, Charles Sabatier, Clark Clifford, David Halberstam, Dean Rusk, Douglas MacArthur, Henry Cabot Lodge, Ho Minh Sac, Jack Valenti, John Kerry, Le Tran Nhan, Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu, McGeorge Bundy, Averell Harriman, and many more.
World History in Video - New Content Added
During September 2012, World History in Video was updated with 217 additional videos .
Total videos available in World History in Video : 917 videos, equaling 591 hours.
New content includes titles from the A&E Series Ancient Mysteries; Barbarians; Biography; Declassified; Great Blunders in History; Last Days of World War II; Perspectives; BBC and Danish Broadcasting Company documentaries, and more.
You can see a list of all of the new content here -
The address to ProQuest Congressional has changed, please update yor bookmarks.
The URL required to access the database ProQuest Congressional has been changed to:
The link in both the A-Z list of databases on the Libraries' web site and the Library Catalog has been updated to reflect this change.
If you have a personal bookmark to this database, please update to the new address listed above.
Theatre in Video database expanded with the addtion of over a hundred videos
The Theatre in Video database has been expanded by adding more than 100 extra videos. The URL required to access the database remains the same.
The description on the LibGuides entry for the database has been updated to reflect this
Some of the videos that have been added are:
*Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe, from Kino Lorber
*Harold Pinter: Art, Truth & Politics, from Illuminations (Kino)
*Luther, John Osborne, from Kino International
*Macbeth, William Shakespeare, from Kino Lorber
*Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare, from Kino Lorber
*Rhinocerous, Eugene Ionesco, from Kino International
*The Duchess of Malfi, John Webster, from Stage on Screen (Kino)
*The Iceman Cometh, Eugene O'Neill, from Kino International
*The School for Scandal, Richard Sheridan, from Stage on Screen (Kino)
*Theater of War, from Kino International (a production of Brecht’s Mother Courage, as adapted by Tony Kushner and starring by Meryl Streep)
*Volpone, Ben Jonson, from Stage on Screen (Kino)
*A Dream In Hanoi, narrated by F. Murray Abraham, from Bullfrog Films
*Hamlet: A Taste of Shakespeare, from Bullfrog Films
*Macbeth: A Taste of Shakespeare, from Bullfrog Films
*Othello: A Taste of Shakespeare, from Bullfrog Films
*The Merchant of Venice: A Taste of Shakespeare, from Bullfrog Films
*Antigone: Rites of Passion, Sophocles, from Alive Mind (Kino)
*Hedda Gabler, Henrik Ibsen, from Alive Mind (Kino)
*A Delicate Balance, Edward Albee, from Kino International
*Butley, Simon Gray, from Kino International
*Dollhouse, Henrik Ibsen, from Alive Mind (Kino)
*Galileo, Bertolt Brecht, from Kino International
*In Celebration, David Storey, from Kino International
*Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Eric Blau, from Kino International
*Let the Sun Shine In: Hair, from Kino International
*Lost in the Stars, Kurt Weill, from Kino International
*Philadelphia, Here I Come, Brian Friel, from Kino International
*The Homecoming, Harold Pinter, from Kino International
*The Maids, Jean Genet, from Kino International
*The Man in the Glass Booth, Robert Shaw, from Kino International
*Three Sisters, Anton Chekhov, from Kino International
*The Belle of Amherst, William Luce, from Kino International
Announcement of URL change for the “A - Z List of Journals, Magazines and Newspapers at WMU” managed at the University Libraries
The University Libraries have updated their software which manages the Journals A-Z list. This was done for a number of factors:
· Providing Users with faster, agile, and more up to date information on journals held in the Libraries
· Increasing the interoperability of the resources the in the Libraries' collection
· Decreasing the maintenance and personnel costs associated with managing electronic resources
Be assured that the basic functionality and appearance of the Journals A-Z list has remained the same. However this change has necessitated a few changes in the URLs required to link to this resources. These changes have already been made to the Libraries home pages. These changes have also been announced on the front-page of the Libraries' web site ( http://www.wmich.edu/library/ ) and on the “Alerts” page ( http://libguides.wmich.edu/EresourcesAlerts ) which is linked off the Library home page.
If you or someone in your department has linked to any of the sites listed below, either in personal bookmarks or in various Elearning software, they should update to the new address.
The updated URLs are:
· Journals A-Z list: http://sfxhosted.exlibrisgroup.com/wmichsfx/az
· Journals by Discipline: http://sfxhosted.exlibrisgroup.com/wmichsfx/az?¶m_perform_value=searchCategories
· Journals Citation Linker: http://sfxhosted.exlibrisgroup.com/wmichsfx/az?¶m_perform_value=citation
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