Outage: Blackwell-Synergy journals 3-5 pm Friday

Blackwell-Synergy journals will be unavailable, Friday, October 5th from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm due to the publisher’s “system maintenance”. The outage should last only those 2 hours – or maybe less.

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PubMed and UC e-Links

Links to online journal content has disappeared from PubMed – this includes our UC e-Links buttons as well as direct-to-publisher link buttons. This is a problem at the National Library of Medicine and they are working on it – it affects many organizations, not just UC. In the meantime, the quickest approach to getting to your articles will be to have a second browser window or tab open to Roger’s Journal Title Search page, located here:


Copy the journal title you want from PubMed and paste it into the title search box and you should be able to find the Roger record for that journal and if we have the journal online you can browse down to the item you need. Many official PubMed journal abbreviations are in Roger, but not all of them – so you may need to type in the complete journal title rather than the abbreviation. Hint: in the Summary display of search results, hovering over the journal title abbreviation will pop up a little box with the full title.

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InfoCommons computer problems

Most of the computers in our Information Commons and 24-hour graduate study are not working at present. Academic Computing Services is having problems with the process that “builds” lab computers like ours. Unfortunately, we don’t have an exact estimate for when the problem will be fixed. We do have about 10-15 computers working, as well as the 22 InfoStations which are not part of the Commons.

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Nature.com Access Issue on the 23rd

At 9:00 PM (PDT) on Saturday, June 23rd, expect a downtime for Nature & its associated journals & services as the Nature Publishing Group will be upgrading key components of the nature.com infrastructure.

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ScienceDirect downtime on 3/3 (Saturday)

The ScienceDirect e-journal system is going to be down for maintenance this Saturday, March 3rd for approximately 9 hours, starting at 3:30 AM
Pacific time, and ending at 12:30 PM Pacific time. ScienceDirect is one of our biggest e-journal vendors and includes the Lancet and many other important journals.

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E-Journal link problems from Roger, e-journal lists

There is a problem with some links to e-journals from Roger and our e-journal web pages. This problem is at the California Digital Library and they are working on a fix. In the meantime, if you need to get to an e-journal, you may have better luck linking there through a journal title search in one of our databases like PubMed or Web of Science.

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ScienceDirect downtime Jan 20

Elsevier’s ScienceDirect e-journal platform will be unavailable on Saturday,
January 20th for approximately 6 hours, starting at 11:30 AM PST due to a system upgrade. This will affect over 1000 of our electronic journals.

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Roger will be down Dec 20, 6-10am

The Roger library catalog will be down for some maintenance work on Wednesday, December 20th, from 6-10 am. If you need to search for books and journals in our libraries during that time, we recommend trying the Circuit catalog, which includes UCSD, SDSU, USD and CSU-San Marcos libraries’ collections. Functions relating to your own record, renewing items etc. will not be available until Roger is back online.

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Blackwell journals outage 3/21, 3-7 pm

Blackwell Synergy, one of our largest e-journal services, is down for service from 3 pm until approximately 7 pm.

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American Chemical Society Journals: Problem

The online journals from the American Chemical Society are not recognizing our subscription today for some reason and are asking for a password. This has been reported to the vendor, but it may be a day or so before it’s fixed. In the meantime, the library catalog Roger will let you find out if we have the particular journal you’re looking for in print.

UPDATED: 3/10: the ACS journals are working again.

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