Archive for the ‘ProQuest’ Category

ProQuest Ebook Central Essential Maintenance

January 4, 2019

ProQuest are making some improvements to their Ebook Central platform this January. The ebooks will be temporarily unavailable at the following times:
o January 5: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
o January 20: 3:00am – 11:00am

Apologies for any inconvenience during these times. Ebooks from our other suppliers will still be available.


An Eresource Advent: Day 8

December 8, 2017

So we had MyiLibrary on Day 6; now it’s time for a huge hitter in our ebook provision: Ebook Central. Providing access to around 130,000 ebooks (yes, you read that right) Ebook Central is another of our key multi-disciplinary resources. The range of topics covered by Ebook Central is diverse and includes content from university presses. The amount of text that can be printed/downloaded varies from title to title, but either way, this has proved to be a very welcome addition to our collection, and we hope you agree!

An Eresource Advent: Day 3

December 3, 2017

Today’s entry did present a little confusion in my mind, because I always think of ProQuest Central as a new resource. We’ve actually enjoyed access to this key full-text database for seven years; how time flies! It’s still as relevant to our collection as it was then: a large and truly multi-disciplinary full-text database. Containing the full-text of just short of 20,000 journals, it facilitates access to a number of subject-based collections within that, ranging from business journals, health-related journals and education journals to newspaper collections and collections with a more historical emphasis.

Ebook Central unavailable due to essential maintenance

August 8, 2017

On Saturday 12th August from 6.00 p.m. until 9.00 p.m. Ebook Central will be unavailable while essential maintenance is carried out by the provider.

ProQuest databases currently unavailable

July 18, 2017

Due to a major issue with ProQuest, all ProQuest databases are currently unavailable. This includes ProQuest Central and Ebook Central. We have been assured by ProQuest that the problems are being worked on as a matter of urgency and recommend you keep checking the library website and this blog for further updates. Apologies for the inconvenience.

ProQuest databases working as normal now

May 9, 2017

With a degree of caution, I am pleased to report that off-campus access to ProQuest database is working as normal again. If you do have any further problems, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Ongoing problems with access to ProQuest databases off-campus

May 8, 2017

Unfortunately, the problems we were experiencing with access to ProQuest databases off-campus last week are continuing. We’re doing everything we can to resolve this situation and we thank you for your patience.

ProQuest databases: problems with access

May 5, 2017

It looks like we are having a few issues with accessing ProQuest databases off-campus at the moment. We are investigating, and hope to resolve the problem as soon as possible. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Wiley Online Library back to normal and scheduled maintenance for ProQuest this Sunday

March 11, 2016

Access to Wiley Online Library has been restored and  you should be able to access journals as normal.

There is also some scheduled maintenance for ProQuest databases this Sunday 13th March from 3.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. where ProQuest databases and RefWorks will be unavailable.


Scheduled late night maintenance for ProQuest databases

February 12, 2016

In case you are planning on doing any work on your assignments through the night… ProQuest will be unavailable for six hours from 3 a.m. on Sunday 14th February for essential maintenance.