Science E-resource Problems/Fixes

UpToDate access issues

We have been experiencing some access issues with UpToDate (UTD) and working closely with the vendor to fix them.  We apologize for this inconvenience.  Here is a summary of the circumstances under which UTD does, and does not, work.

UpToDate does not currently work:

  • On a computer/laptop when using a non-proxied link (i.e. not a Library link to UTD).
  • On a mobile device via the UpToDate website, whether using a proxied link or signing in with a personal account.
  • The Log In / Register link (i.e. the personal account) does not currently work on a computer/laptop or a mobile device.

UpToDate does currently work:

  • On a computer/laptop using the Library’s proxied link: the prominent message “Your clinical information system is not properly configured to integrate with UpToDate” and use the search box as usual.
  • On a mobile device via the UTD app.  If you do not already have the app, you cannot install it until the personal account feature is functional.

NOTE: The Library’s proxied link also works remotely; you will be prompted to sign in with a CNetID or UCHADID when not at the medical center or when off-campus.


American Institute of Physics (AIP) and American Physical Society (APS) journals temporarily blocked – workaround below

alert_3AIP and APS journals including Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics, and Physical Review A–E are temporarily blocking and may be inaccessible.  If you are on campus, you can access these journals by erasing the string in the URL of the journal.  Off campus they are available using the VPN:  We are working to resolve this issue.

MD Consult has been retired

MD Consult has been retired by its producer, Elsevier.  We are currently working to get access to as much of the ebook content as possible.  Ebook access will continue on a different platform soon. 

We already have the ejournal content on the ScienceDirect platform.

For any questions or suggestions for alternative titles please email Ricardo Andrade:

Scopus compatibility issues with IE11

Scopus is experiencing compatibility issues with the latest version of Internet Explorer, IE11.  Until the issue is resolved, either use another browser or, in IE, go to Tools | Compatibility View Settings and add two websites: &

American Chemical Society ejournals access restored

Access to ACS ejournals was restored last night.   If further problems are encountered, please contact the Library.

American Chemical Society journals access problems

alertsymbolThere have been intermittent problems in accessing ACS journals reported today.  Library staff have contacted ACS who are aware of the problems and are working on a solution.  We hope to access restored soon.

High resolution and 3-D fossil images online from the British Geological Survey


Ammonite fossil image from the GB3D database

The British Geological Survey has launched a free online database of type fossils (a type fossil is a specimens, often in a museum collection that is used to define characteristic features of a species).   In the UK, fossil type specimens are stored in a number of locations across the country and there is no easy way to search across the many different catalogues. The GB3D Type Fossils Online project, funded by JISC, aims to develop a single database of the type specimens, held in British collections, of macrofossil species and subspecies found in the UK, including links to photographs (including ‘anaglyph’ stereo pairs) and a selection of 3D digital models. The BGS has carried out the work in collaboration with its partners: The National Museum of Wales; The Sedgwick Museum Cambridge; The University Museum of Natural History Oxford; and the Curators’ Group, which represents a number of regional museums.

ScienceDirect and Scopus down for maintenance

ScienceDirect and Scopus will be unavailable Saturday, July 20 from 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. due to scheduled maintenance. It is also possible that you may experience service disruptions such as slower response times and unexpected outages throughout the day.

Blackwell Reference Online and The Cochrane Library will be down for Maintenance April 13 and 14

Blackwell Reference Online and the Cochrane Library will be down for maintenance this weekend, April 13 and 14 2013. The websites will be unavailable for no more than 12 hours starting at 3pm Chicago time on Saturday 13th April 2013. During this time, due to the nature of the work there will not be a  maintenance note so anyone trying to access the site will get a “Site not found” or similar message.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Science Direct and Scopus down for maintenance August 25th

Science Direct and Scopus are expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 19  hours beginning Saturday, August 25th, 2012 for scheduled maintenance for a new release.  We apologize for any inconvenience.