Archive for the ‘e-subscriptions’ Category

Web access to Star Advertiser

25 May 2011

From our electronic resources librarian:

The UH Manoa Library now has full-text access to articles published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser via ProQuest. You can search the Star-Advertiser, as well as its former titles, the Advertiser and the Star-Bulletin, via the Honolulu Star-Advertiser index. To browse issues back to 1996 for the Bulletin and 2002 for the Advertiser, follow the links to the Gateway records for the individual publications.

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JSTOR Plant Science

16 November 2010

JSTOR Plant Science is a relatively new member of the JSTOR/ITHAKA family of information products. It is a very interesting resource that allows the user to access a variety of information about specific plants. It includes taxonomic information, images, type specimens, and links to publications in Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) and JSTOR. Information can be accessed by scientific name, resource type (articles, books, drawing, specimens, etc.), geographic area, collection, collector, and more. It provides access to more than 600,000 digital herbarium specimens created by the Global Plants Initiative (GPI). If you set up a free “MyPLANTS” account, you can use the viewer to measure plant parts in herbarium specimens or images; you can also tag items and save them to your account.

Currently, South America and Africa are the most well represented regions with over 300,000 records for each location. There is very little Pacific island material included; there are only 1,756 records listed for the geographic area “Pacific.” As far as I can tell, there are no taxa from Hawaii. If you do a search on “Hawaii,” you erroneously retrieve all of the records that include the phrase “excl. Hawaii”! Nevertheless, it is a very interesting resource that links a variety of information formats using one interface

UH Manoa students, faculty, and staff should use the Electronic Resources Gateway link to access JSTOR Plant Science in order to facilitate access to our JSTOR full text subscriptions. That link is:

http://micro189.lib3.hawaii.edu/ezproxy/details.php?dbId=56264

ScienceDirect and eBook Library Down Times

25 August 2010

From our electronic resources librarian:

A couple of resources are scheduled for downtime the next two weeks.

ScienceDirect, the online platform for Elsevier journals, will be down for scheduled maintenance this Saturday, Aug. 28, starting at 1:30 a.m. Hawaii time. The outage is scheduled to last until 10:30 a.m. HST of the same day. The University of Hawaii at Manoa currently has access to approximately 2,000 journals via ScienceDirect.

EBL, or eBook Library, will be down for maintenance Thursday, Sept. 2, beginning at 8 a.m. Hawaii time. The outage is scheduled to last until 10 a.m. HST. The UHM Library has purchased access to about 60 e-books via EBL.

Nature Protocols – Free Trial

10 August 2010

UH Manoa Library has obtained a “free trial” of Nature Protocols. The description says:

Nature Protocols is an online resource for protocols, including authoritative, peer-reviewed Nature Protocols and an interactive Protocols Network. The two create a dynamic forum for scientists to upload and comment on protocols.

This trial ends 30 September. The trial is licensed for UHM use only. Here is the URL for accessing the free trial:

http://micro189.lib3.hawaii.edu/ezproxy/details.php?dbId=56321

Wiley Blackwell journals not available Friday through Sunday

2 August 2010

From our Electronic Resources Librarian:

Electronic access to Wiley Blackwell journals will be unavailable beginning Friday, 6 August, 10 pm HST. Access is scheduled to be restored at 6 am HST on Sunday, 8 August.

During this extended outage, Wiley will be transferring its journals to its new Wiley Online Library platform.

Hamilton Library network outage rescheduled

23 June 2010

Last Saturday’s outage was cancelled and it will happen this Saturday instead. From our IT folks:

There will be a network outage on Saturday, June 26, 2010 from about 6:30am til 8:30am.

This outage is necessary to move our network connections from the temporary fiber connection to the permanent fiber connection.

Access to Voyager and electronic resources will be unavailable until the network connections are restored.

Hamilton Library network outage this Saturday

15 June 2010

There will be a network outage on Saturday from about 8 am til 10 am on Saturday, June 19, 2010.

This outage is necessary to move our network connections from the temporary fiber connection to the permanent fiber connection.

Access to Voyager and electronic resources will be unavailable until the  network connections are restored.

Cook Expedition Images in ARTstor

20 April 2010

UH Manoa Library has licensed access to ARTstor, a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images covering a broad range of disciplines. ARTstor also provides a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage these images. Recently, ARTstor announced a significant addition to the collection from the Captian James Cook South Pacific expeditions. These images may be useful to you for in your research or teaching.

In collaboration with the Natural History Museum, London, ARTstor now provides access to digital versions of 1,647 botanical and zoological illustrations from Captain James Cook’s expeditions to the South Pacific from 1768 – 1779. The collection includes images of plant and animal specimens collected by naturalists Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander during Cook’s first expedition aboard the HMS Endeavour (1768 – 1771) and images by artists Johann Georg Adam Forster and William Wade Ellis associated with Cook’s second (1772 – 1775) and third (1776 – 1779) voyages.

To browse these images, go to the ARTstor Digital Library (login required), browse by collection, and click on “Cook’s Voyages to the South Seas (Natural History Museum, London)” or you can search using keywords.

ScienceDirect outage this weekend

10 March 2010

From our Electronic Resources Librarian:

ScienceDirect, the online platform for Elsevier journals, will be down for scheduled maintenance this Saturday, March 13, starting at 5:30 p.m. Hawaii time. The outage is scheduled to last until 2 a.m. HST Sunday. The University of Hawaii at Manoa currently has access to approximately 2,000 journals via ScienceDirect.

ScienceDirect outage this weekend

21 January 2010

Notice from the UHM Electronic Resources Librarian:

ScienceDirect, the online platform for Elsevier journals, will be down for scheduled maintenance this Saturday, Jan. 23, starting at 3 a.m. Hawaii time. The outage is scheduled to last until 3 p.m. of the same day. The University of Hawaii at Manoa currently has access to approximately 2,000 journals via ScienceDirect.