Friday, April 19, 2013

More resources off-campus!

Several ULM Library databases which have never been available off-campus before can now be accessed anywhere!

Also, "Web of Knowledge" used to be called "ISI Web of Knowledge," so it's now alphabetized as "W" and not "I."

Monday, April 15, 2013

Upcoming changes to the ARTstor Digital Library

ARTSTOR should now be working on the ULM Library's new EZproxy server. You don't need to create an account to use it off-campus-- although, accounts are still useful for saving bookmarked items.

ARTSTOR will also do some upgrades soon:

Upcoming changes to the ARTstor Digital Library

Please be advised that we will be performing an upgrade to the ARTstor Digital Library on Tuesday, April 16th between 6:00 AM and 1:00 PM EST. During this time, users will be able to access the Digital Library but may experience some slowness. This upgrade will eliminate the need for Java in the ARTstor Digital Library and single image downloads will be delivered in Zip files.
Many versions of Windows come equipped with a built in zip program, but if you need to install a program on your PC, ARTstor recommends 7-Zip, available free at . Mac users will not need to install software to handle zip files as it is already built into OS X. If you experience any difficulties, please clear the cache on your Web browser and restart the browser. If you continue to experience difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact User Services at

Kind regards,
ARTstor User Services Team

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New and improved Off-Campus Access!

EDIT: May 2013

At this time, ALL of the ULM Library databases which we are able to use off-campus do work off-campus!
(with the exception of College Source Online which we don't have an off-campus subscription to.)

We are thrilled to announce that we have changed the way off-campus access works, with a new "EZproxy" server for authenticating users. But don't worry-- The login you use will remain exactly the same.

This should improve how you use databases from off-campus, and we may be able to expand some resources which have never been available off-campus before.

But there are some temporary issues to be aware of:

  • If you have saved or copied old direct links to databases, they might not work anymore. Visit the Databases By Name to get the latest links.
  • ARTSTOR  Will temporarily be accessible off-campus only with user accounts created on-campus first. Contact reference if you can't come to campus and need help making one. We will make it accessible with the same login as the others soon.  (now working normally)
  • Can't find the "special" links to Communication & Mass Media Complete and Medline® with Full Text? They now work as part of EBSCOhost and don't need special links.
  • New EBSCO folder accounts will work on and off campus with the new server. However, if you created an EBSCO folder off-campus before that, you may not be able to access it now. If you're having that problem, have a look at this page to learn how to get your citations back.

Do let us know straight away if you're having trouble with off-campus access (or anything else)!