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 (email@example.com) or any member of the Libraries Reference department for information about accessing these journals.