Thursday, August 30, 2018

RESOLVED - WorldCat Discovery (catalog) and "check for full text" link problems


OCLC, the company that makes WorldCat Discovery and our link resolver (check for full text links), says that those products are working again.

From what I saw of these systems while teaching, that is correct.

Thank you for your patience!  I look forward to being able to use the systems to help you individually and during library instruction.


This morning are problems with WorldCat Discovery (the library catalog) and with the link resolver (that gives us "check for full text" links to articles).

Apologies for any system problems that you're experiencing.

When I get an update, I'll post it.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Grad student workshop Weds 11/14 - Citation Analytics Using Scopus and Google Scholar

Hi all,

On Weds 11/14, there will be a library workshop for graduate students -

Citation Analytics Using Scopus and Google Scholar
Introduction to citation analytics - Tracking the number of citations to a source, finding core journals for a topic, an overview of journal ranking systems and author impact

Interested graduate students should register through the UNCG Workshops calendar:

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

On campus Weds, Thurs, or Fri? Visit Jackson Library for welcome events

Jackson Library is hosting several events this week
  • Wednesday from 3:30p to 5:30p there will be board games and snacks in the first floor reading room (DVD area)
  • Thursday from 3:00p to 5:00p we will have a library resource fair (open house style) in the lobby near the reference desk
  • Friday from 1p to about 3p we will have therapy pets in the first floor reading room (DVD area)
There are also many other events offered during Rawkin' Welcome Week.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

DynaMed on iOS and Android devices

I just heard a great question - how can UNCG students and faculty get DynaMed onto a mobile device?

1. Start by downloading the DynaMed app from iTunes or Google Play

Authenticate the app (connect it to our UNCG subscription).  The fastest way to do this is -

2. Open the DynaMed website link from UNCG Libraries.

3. Click the link "Get the DynaMed Plus Mobile App" (lower right, under Spotlight) and enter your email address.

4. On your mobile device, open the email message with instructions and authentication for DynaMed Plus.  Click the authentication key" link in the message.

5. You'll be prompted to download content with or without images, in case you'd like to save space on your device.

Here are some helpful links:

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Wiley Researcher Academy now available - create an account while on campus

Wiley Researcher Academy is now available!

It's an asynchronous teaching tool designed to guide grad students, post docs and even beginning faculty members through the scientific funding and writing process. 

How can you access this resource?

You must be on campus the first time you use this website.

1. Click this link:

2. Create a username and password or Wiley Researcher Academy (something new - this isn't your UNCG computing account and won't be synced with it)

After those steps, you should be able to access the website off campus by using the link above , signing in with your UNCG computing account, then signing in with the username and password that you created specifically for Wiley Researcher Academy.

RESOLVED - Interlibrary Loan currently unavailable

*** update *** ILL service is available again.  Thank goodness.

Hi all,

Interlibrary Loan services are currently unavailable.  Here is the information that I've gotten:

"For the time being, our system is down. I anticipate that your department will be contacted by patrons with questions/concerns. Patrons will receive an error message that reads, "This site cannot be reached: refused to connect." Unfortunately, patrons will have to wait and submit their requests once the system is back online."

Thank you for your patience!