The problem we were having with our e-journals and ‘find it’ service has now been fixed. Services should be back to normal. If you encounter any problems, please contact us.
Our e-journals and our “find it” service in GALILEO and Multi-Search are currently down. We apologize for the inconvenience. The staff at GALILEO are working to resolve the problem.
UPDATE: As of Friday, June 10, our off-campus access to ACS publications has been restored. If you are still experiencing difficulties accessing these journals, please contact the Libraries for assistance.
Off-campus users attempting to access American Chemical Society publications may be receiving an alert notifying them that access is blocked.
There was an excessive downloading incident at the American Chemical Society website from the UGA ez-proxy server on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5. As a consequence, ACS has blocked the ez-proxy IP address. This also includes access to SciFinder Scholar via ez-proxy. The incident was part of a coordinated attack on ACS with excessive downloading occurring at multiple sites around the country.
Our access to ACS journals via the ez-proxy server remains blocked at this time. Per ACS the breach was so egregious (involving dozens of institutions in the U.S. and other countries) that the company is not releasing blocked IPs at this time.
While off-campus access is blocked, computers in the Main Library, Science Library, and Miller Learning Center should be able to access the materials without hindrance. Other on-campus computers may also have access.
We will update this post as the situation changes. In the meantime, UGA users off-campus may contact Ian Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) or any member of the Libraries Reference department for information about accessing these journals.
As we look forward to a new fiscal year starting in July, the UGA Libraries are seeking your recommendations. We have limited funds for major purchases like new journal subscriptions or databases, so we would like to make sure that we choose the resources best suited to your needs. If you’re a UGA student, faculty member, or employee, you can help us by completing this brief survey: Library Collections Survey. The survey will be open through the end of spring semester, so please take the survey soon to make sure your voice is heard. Thank you in advance for your participation!
BrowZine, the app that lets you download and read many of our scholarly journals on your mobile device, has added Android phones to its list of supported devices.
Use BrowZine to customize a newsstand of key journals for current awareness browsing on iPads, Android tablets, iPhones, and Android phones.
BrowZine adds publishers and journals regularly. Download the app here http://ow.ly/zc6uL, or go to the Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon Appstore. Choose “University of Georgia” and login with your MyID and password. BrowZine is free to UGA faculty, staff, and students. For more details, see our BrowZine guide.
The UGA Libraries introduce BrowZine, an app that lets you download and read many of our scholarly journals on your mobile device. Use BrowZine to customize a newsstand of key journals for current awareness browsing on iPads, Android tablets, and iPhones (Android phones coming soon).
With BrowZine you can:
- Browse journals by subject or search by title
- Save journals and articles to a customized bookshelf
- Receive alerts when new issues are available
- Email and share journal articles
- Save to RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley
BrowZine is a new product that’s adding publishers and journals regularly. Download the app here http://ow.ly/zc6uL, or go to the Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon Appstore. Choose “University of Georgia” and login with your MyID and password. BrowZine is free to UGA faculty, staff, and students.
You can now log into GALILEO and our other electronic resources using your MyID and password. If you don’t have a MyID, the GALILEO password also works.
Need help? Ask a librarian.
Open Access Week begins on October 21st, so please take the time to explore these issues in academic publishing.
The ASERL is hosting a live webcast/chat session with Peter Suber, author of the refutation to the “sting” of open access published in Science. The webcast is at 2PM EST on October 23rd. To register, please go to http://bit.ly/13yGkCC
The Journal Locator, which was down yesterday, is now functioning normally. If you encounter any problems, please contact Reference.
The Journal Locator is currently experiencing difficulties. If you run a search, you will get “Item not available online” for every journal. This applies whether you are searching on the Journal Locator page, or via the Journals tab on our home page.
The company that runs the software will be rebooting the system overnight, so it should be available after 11pm tonight. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact Reference.