Category — Online Resources
“I tried to get the free trial to The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection to listen to recorded seminars for a research topc, but I got an email saying that I should forward the information to the “appropriate senior administration member or librarian,” who should I contact with this information.”
We are not currently participating in a trial to Henry Stewart Talks: The Biomedical and Life Sciences Collection. We conducted a trial a few years ago and do not have any plans to subscribe to this resource at this time.
March 19, 2013 No Comments
I would really like to be able to actually access articles through Wiley Online Library. Almost every article I try to open tell me I have access until I tell it to open the full article. Then it tells me that I dont have access to it with my Institutional Subscription and that I need to purchase access to it. Its rather annoying to finally find an article that I need after checking Findit@MU and still not being able to open. Can this please be resolved?
We are sorry that you are experiencing problems accessing the articles you need. Wiley is a publisher of many journal titles. The MU Libraries do not subscribe to all of those titles nor to all available dates, rather we subscribe to selected ones. It may be that some of the articles you needed are from titles that we do not currently subscribe to. In those cases, we can check to see if we have access from another source (either online or in print) and utilize the interlibrary loan service (https://ill.mul.missouri.edu ) to request a copy from another library when we have no access.
If Findit@MU indicates that we should have access to a specific title and date but you are unable to access it, we ask that you use the Report Problems button located at the top right of the Findit@MU page. This will provide us with the specific information about the citation so that we can investigate as quickly as possible to resolve it.
September 19, 2012 No Comments
“Just wanted to let you know I love having the Library links on the homepage of Blackboard. Very useful, good work!”
Thanks! We are glad that you find the easy access to Library resources through Blackboard helpful.
April 12, 2010 No Comments
I am a faculty member in the Department of Health Psychology, and use the database PsychInfo almost daily. I find the OvidSP platform to be very slow and cumbersome – and very much enjoyed using the trial for the EBSCO platform. Is there any chance MU might switch to that platform?
Thanks for your comment. Actually, the MERLIN consortium, which pays for PsycINFO, is soliciting bids right now that will determine whether we offer PsycINFO on Ebsco, Ovid or some other platform. We’re expecting an announcement sometime in April.
In the meantime, if you want to use Ovid to do a quick search, try clicking on the Basic Search tab. You can enter your complete topic the way you would into Google or Summon. Here’s a link you can use as a bookmark, which will be preset for you to do a basic search:
So for example, you’d just put in your whole topic at once instead of search concept each individually, mapping, exploding and combining them.
To see how it works, type in: light therapy for bipolar disorder
If you copy and paste that link into your browser and bookmark it, it will open up to the Basic search automatically each time.
You can always switch back to the regular Ovid search in mid-search by clicking the Advanced Ovid Search tab when you want to take advantage of Ovid’s advanced search features to refine your search.
March 25, 2010 No Comments
I strongly recommend that our library subscribe to the Sensor Letters (www.aspbs.com/sensorlett) published by American Scientific Publishers (www.aspbs.com) because this journal is very much needed for my research work and it is a very important reference source to my colleagues/students. Please find more details about this journal at www.aspbs.com/sensorlett and kindly subscribe to our library accordingly.
Thank you for sending us your request for this journal. Given the current financial crisis, we are not currently adding new titles. However, we do keep on file, titles that have been specifically requested by faculty and students, for future consideration. Obviously, we can’t own all journals, and we need to make informed decisions about which ones to own. So it is important that we know which journals are of the greatest importance to the most researchers in our academic community.
Thanks again for writing and we’ll keep the title on file.
February 3, 2009 No Comments
I don’t have any problems or complaints. I’ve been working on a research project for class and have found the online resources amazingly helpful. There have been very few journals or articles that I have not been able to access via the MU Libraries databases. So, thanks for making my job as a student, a little bit easier.
Thank you so much for your comment. We appreciate knowing that these databases are an important and efficient part of your research process.
October 20, 2008 No Comments