Web of Science Maintenance

Web of Science will be undergoing scheduled maintenance at on Saturday, December 13, 2014 beginning at 8:00 a.m. CST. The maintenance will take up to twelve hours and may result in some disruption. The WoS technical support team apologizes in advance for any inconveniences this may cause.


Maintenance for Nature and Palgrave Journals

The Nature and Palgrave journal platforms will undergo maintenance on Saturday, December 13, 2014, from 7:00 until 11:00 a.m. CST. During this time the sites will not be accessible. The technical support team apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.


Online Library Resources Currently Unavailable – Dec. 11, 2014

UPDATE: As of 10:10am, ezproxy server has been restored and library resources are available once again.

Ezproxy.uthsc.edu, the server that controls library access to databases, ejournals and ebooks is unexpectedly down today, Thursday, December 11, 2014.

ITS is aware of the issue and is working to restore service as soon as possible.


Library Renovation Moving Forward – Move Date Adjusted!

The Health Sciences Library is moving to newly renovated space on the second and third floors of the Alexander Building beginning on Wednesday, December 10th! The library will close on Tuesday, December 9, at 10 p.m. and may reopen on January 5th, 2015 or sooner if possible. During this time, all electronic resources will be available 24/7. If you have questions or need help, email your liaison. As challenging as the library renovation has been for all of us, the results will be worth the effort. For more information see our Renovation Update page.


New Micromedex Coming Dec. 3. 2014

Micromedex will update their interface on Dec. 3, 2014.

It will be rebranded as Micromedex Solutions and will drop the 2.0 branding.

Features include:

  • New layout
  • Predictive, intelligent and suggestive search

To get a preview, see this 8 minute recorded webinar. The vendor does require a brief registration form to view.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Due to the holiday, the Health Sciences Library will close today at 5:00 p.m. and will be closed Thursday, November 27 to Sunday, November 30. The library will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 1.


Make A Wish!

Is there something you with the library had or could do for you? Is there something we have, that you would like to see more of? Or, would you like better assistance with your research, teaching, or clinical needs?

Here’s your chance!

From November to December 19, 2014, we will be accepting three wishes. You may tell us anonymously, but if you are willing to talk more with us, you can include your name and email address.


E-Journal List, UT Links, E-Journal Links from Catalog Slow or Unresponsive

UPDATE: As of Tuesday afternoon (11/11/2014) , EBSCO services continue to be slow or unresponsive. The vendor is continuing to work to resolve the issue.

Several services from EBSCO are unresponsive or very slow this morning (Monday, Nov. 10, 2014).

Included are:

  • E-Journal List
  • Link resolver (UT Links)
  • Links to e-journals from the library catalog

Other customers not just UTHSC are affected. Vendor support is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Off-Campus Access Unavailable: 11pm, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Off-campus library access will be interrupted at approximately 11 pm on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 to install an update on the ezproxy server. Downtime is estimated to be 10-15 minutes.


NetID Passwords Expire Every 6 Months

Please remember UTHSC passwords expire every 6 months. This can impact your library access. The library login page (ezproxy.uthsc.edu) will not mention it has expired, but your login will fail once your password has expired.

A week or two before your password expires, you will begin to receive email reminders from ITS to change your password. If you do not use UTHSC email, we suggest you configure your account to be forwarded to an account you check on a regular basis, so you receive the reminders.

To set up mail forwarding for Exchange:

  • Visit http://exchange.uthsc.edu, but don’t login on the page.
  • Instead, click on the link: “Click Here to Manage Your Account” under the Password field.
  • On the Exchange Account Management page, click “Manage Your Exchange Account.” and log in with your Exchange username and password.
  • Then click “Change Mail Forwarding.”