Update: Springer and Nature sites are back online as of 10 am Sunday. (Outage was since 6:30 am PDT Saturday). Apologies for the inconvenience if you wanted to read an e-book or e-journal on Saturday. If you experience any problems, please contact us at Ask a Librarian (email, phone, or in person) http://libraries.ucsd.edu/help/ask-a-librarian/ and we’ll assist you.
There is an unscheduled downtime at Springer, Nature, and Palgrave. You may see this message when trying to read Springer e-books or e-journals:
We will be back soon, we’re busy making things better…
This Springer service is currently down for maintenance.
We are working hard to make it the best resource for scientific publications on the web. Please try refreshing the site shortly.
This is the Nature site message:
Please return to the website later to make your purchase.
We are performing essential system maintenance.
Solution – Try again later today to see if the resource you need is available again. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience.
On Friday, September 9, 2016, Brian E. C. Schottlaender, the Audrey Geisel University Librarian, will host the Library’s annual Dinner in the Library fundraiser in the Geisel Library building.
To allow for preparation for this event, the 1st Floor (lower level) of Geisel West, including the Media Services Desk and the Brody Collaborative Study Space, will close to library users at noon and the entire Geisel Library building will close at 4:00 pm. All users must be out of the Geisel Library building by the 4:00 pm closing time.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this early closing may cause.
Library users are encouraged to plan their work around this unusual Geisel Library schedule change. The Biomedical Library Building will remain open for its regular Friday hours.
Geisel will reopen for regular hours on Saturday, September 10.
The Compendex database on Engineering Village will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 5:00 AM until Sunday, July 31 at 11:00 AM (PDT). To find other engineering article index databases, see a partial list at http://library.ucsd.edu/transitions/subject-areas/engineering.html or use the subject guides at http://ucsd.libguides.com/ .
The IPv6 authentication issue with IEEE Xplore has been resolved. See below for details of the issue.
However, there is a chance a few users may still have access problems. If you cannot access IEEE on campus (on a networked computer or the protected wifi network).
- Go to http://ipv6-test.com/ for a diagnostic check. Take a screencap of the page once it finishes the check.
- Send the screencap to dkegel at ucsd dot edu or tmvogel at ucsd dot edu and let us know how you were trying to get to IEEE.
- For a short-term workaround, install and use the AnyConnect VPN client when trying to get IEEE content on your desktop or laptop (http://libraries.ucsd.edu/spaces/computing/remote-access/ – follow the instructions for your operating system). If you’re having the problem on the protected wifi, you may need to switch to the guest wifi while using VPN.
All OCLC services will be unavailable from 6:00 pm Saturday, 4 June 2016 until 9:00 am Sunday, 5 June 2016, Pacific, while OCLC conducts data storage migrations.
Resources affected include the UC Melvyl catalog (WorldCat Local), FirstSearch, and WorldCat.org.
Databases on FirstSearch include:
GPO Monthly Catalog
SCIPIO – art and rare books sales/auction catalogs.
In addition to these databases and catalogs, requesting Interlibrary loans via UC-eLinks or Citation Linker will not be available during the outage. Either wait until later on Sunday when service is restored, or fill out the blank ILL request form.
Alternatives to OCLC: San Diego Circuit http://circuit.sdsu.edu and the UCSD catalog http://roger.ucsd.edu will be available as will the majority of the library-licensed Databases. You may browse individual UC campus library catalogs via http://libraries.universityofcalifornia.edu/.
Access to the Natural Standard database on integrative medicine was not available for UCSD users in April and much of May due to licensing and renewal problems. CDL/UCSF licensing efforts have concluded and we now have access again. Thank you for your patience. The new site is https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/
Additional resources for natural product medicine include the following:
Online access for UCSD has been restored by McGraw Hill to the licensed e-books and e-journals in Access Medicine. Full-text access had been blocked since Monday March 3rd. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience while this was unavailable.