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ScienceDirect down for maintenance all day Saturday, March 17, 2012

ScienceDirect will be down for maintenance on Saturday, March 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Elsevier plans to install a number of upgrades, including increasing search speed and article rendering, as well as solving several problems with PDF downloading and RSS feeds.

Library Facebook contest!

Name this picture!

Guess where we took this picture in the library and win a prize! Send your best guess to using your UNI email account. Only entries from a address can enter!

Contest open to all UNI faculty, staff, and students (unfortunately, Library employees, including library students, cannot participate).

Three randomly-selected correct entries will be pulled for a prize.

ProQuest down Nov. 5-6 for maintenance

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance on November 5, 2011. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Saturday, November 5, 2011, at 21:00 CST to Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 9:00 CST.

This will include access to: 

  • any title accessed via the ProQuest platform, such as ABI/Inform, Dissertations & Theses @ UNI; Ethnic Newswatch; International Index to Music Periodicals full text; ProQuest Historical Newspapers, and more
  • Chadwyck-Healey products with domain names ending with ""
  • Illumina products such as Technology Research Database, Illustrate: Natural Sciences, and Sociological Abstracts


Ulrichsweb Down for Maintenance Monday, Feb. 21

Ulrichsweb will be temporarily unavaiable on Monday, February 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in order to conduct maintenance.

The Never Ending Library Book Sale

Library Book Sale

Come check out the latest items added to the Library's book sale.  Look at the shelves in the Library's lobby and you'll find best-sellers, children's books, fiction, non-fiction... we have it all! 

$2 for hardcover books and $1 for paperbacks - you can't go wrong on the price.

Pick out as many as you like and pay at the Circulation Desk.

We add new titles all the time, so keep checking the shelves.

ProQuest down for maintenance Saturday 2/12/11

ProQuest will perform maintenance on February 12, 2011 from 9:00 p.m. CST to Sunday, February 13 at 9:00 a.m. CST. 

The following product will be unavailable at that time:

  • ProQuest platform products, ProQuest Historical Newspapers

ProQuest down for maintenance Saturday 1/29/11

ProQuest will perform maintenance on January 29, 2011 from 9:00 p.m. CST to Sunday, January 30 at 9:00 a.m. CST. 

The following products will be unavailable at that time:

  • ProQuest platform products, ProQuest Historical Newspapers
  • Chadwyck-Healey products only in North America (International Index to Music Periodicals Full Text, International Index to the Performing Arts)
  • UMI products including ProQuest online dissertation products

ScienceDirect down for maintenance on November 13

ScienceDirect will be down for scheduled maintenance on Saturday, November 13 from 6:30 a.m. CST until 3:30 p.m. CST for the installation of upgrades.

Celebrate Banned Book week next week and read a banned book!

What do Chris Crutcher, Toni Morrison, John Steinbeck, Judy Blume, Philip Pulman, Mark Twain, J. K. Rowling, and J.D. Salinger have in common?

They all have the distinction of appearing on the list of "Most frequently challenged authors of the 21st century". The American Library Association and other organizations designate a week every year to celebrate the freedom to read.  Celebrate Banned Book week from September 25-October 2, 2010. Read more about the week at and read a banned or challenged book this week!

ScienceDirect down on Saturday, August 28

ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance for approximately 9 hours on Saturday, August 28 from 6:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. CST.

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