Monday, July 21, 2014

ProQuest System Maintenance
On July 25, 2014, ProQuest will make improvements to its internal systems and prepare to launch new technology for 360 Link.

The new technology for 360 Link - Index Enhanced Direct Linking (IEDL) and a new Sidebar Helper frame - will provide the most reliable access to full text, enable libraries to maintain a seamless presence in the researcher's workflow, and promote additional resources. 

The following products and platforms will not be available from approximately 7:00 PM CDT, Friday, July 25, 2014 through 5:00 AM CDT, Saturday, July 26, 2014.

  • Management services (360 Resource Manager, 360 Counter, 360 Core, Ulrichsweb, Ulrich's Serials Analysis System, and Intota)
  • Administration centers for our discovery services (Summon, 360 Link, 360 Search, and 360 Core)
Please note this maintenance is for library internal resources: Patron-facing discovery services will not be affected.

Friday, July 18, 2014

EBSCO and Science Direct Access Problems

The Resource Management Department is working on resolving access issues involving some EBSCO databases.

The graphic on the left column, displays the results you may get when attempting to access journals in the EBSCO databases.
And, in Science Direct, users aren't prompted for their library usernames and passwords when they try to get to full text articles using either the A to Z list, or the Science Direct link in the databases list. However, users have been successfully accessing full text articles in Science Direct going through our PubMed link.

Technical Access Support personnel for both publisher sites have been contacted and we are hoping to have these issues resolved soon.

Questions? please contact us via chat, e-mail, text or phone at:

Thank you for your patience.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Elevator Maintenance in Garage 3

Due to maintenance, the elevator in garage 3 will not be in service on Thursday, July 24th and Friday, July 25th. Those who park in garage 3, will not be able to use the elevator to access the library.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Library Subscribes to Springer Protocols
The Texas Medical Center Library is pleased to announce that we now subscribe to Springer Protocols.  Over 26,000 protocols are contained within 1,401 ebooks, under 21 series titles, including the most highly requested  by our patrons--Methods in Molecular Biology--which makes up 88% of Springer Protocols content.  Our print subscription to Methods in Molecular Biology is therefore discontinued, replaced by a subscription  for online access to the entire Springer Protocols collection.

Archival and current content from 1980 to the present is accessible via the Springer Protocols icon on our Top Databases webpage, as well as our A to Z index of Databases.  Using the TMC Library’s PubMed link, you may link out directly to Springer Protocols retrieved in PubMed search results.  Lastly, you may also access Springer Protocols in our Resources A to Z list by clicking on the EBooks tab, selecting the filter:  “Title contains all the words” and entering the search term “protocols”.   

Library Closed on 4th of July

The TMC Library will be closed on Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Regular hours resume on Saturday, July 5.

For more information, check the Library Hours link at:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

BrowZine Now Available for iPhone Users

BrowZine the application that allows you to browse, read and follow your favorite  journals is now available for iPhone. 
With this new release, users have the option to create a BrowZine account. If you have installed BrowZine on your iPhone and iPad, you may now "sync" your My Bookshelf contents. If you add a journal to My Bookshelf or clear a new article notification from your iPad, it will automatically appear on your iPhone.
Other features included in the new release are:
  • the ability to save up to 500 articles
  • expanded My Bookshelf space to 64 journals in 4 bookcases for Android users

Download BrowZine and create an account. Select Texas Medical Center Library as your University Library. Enter your remote access credentials to access all TMC Library journals.

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