Archive for October, 2015

Off-Campus Access Unavailable: 9:15pm, Friday, October 30, 2015

Off-campus library access will be interrupted at approximately 9:15 pm on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 to install an update on the ezproxy server. Downtime is estimated to be 10-15 minutes.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Links to E-Journals from Catalog Resulting in 404 Errors

October 30, 2015 update: No old atoz links that don’t properly resolve should remain in the catalog ( Catalog records with the old URL remain in Discovery Search, but we have an upload pending and should be updated by early next week (Nov. 2-4)

October 27, 2015 update: Almost 9,000 catalog records have been updated, resolving the 404/$lang=en issue. Approximately 700 catalog records remain with the old url. We are working to prioritize that list and update the remaining to the new url syntax.

October 9, 2015 original post: Links to e-Journals from our library catalog,, are currently resulting in 404 error pages. This is a result of our vendor, EBSCO, appending the following to the end of the URL: &lang=en

EBSCO is working to resolve this issue by removing this from the URL when they redirect to the publisher page and sending us a new set of records to replace our current catalog records. In the meantime, there are several options:

  • In some cases, you can just modify the resulting URL by removing &lang=en and reloading the page.
  • If removing &lang=eng and reloading doesn’t work, you may need to navigate the publishers site to find the journal page.
  • Try searching our new E-Journals Finder. Links from Finder are not redirected and appended in the same way.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

E-Journals List changing to E-Journals Finder

The E-Journals List ( available on the library’s home page under Popular Resources will be changing to E-Journals Finder on Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

Advantages of the updated interface include:

  • Faster response!
  • Predictive, auto suggestion search, as you type.

The default browsing list of titles A-Z is gone, however EBSCO says this new searching platform reduces time to finding a journal from 2.5 minutes to just seconds. Browsing journal titles by discipline is available, however searching by journal title will be more common and useful.

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