Remote Access Problem for WRDS Is Fixed

17 10 2016

The problem reported earlier today that prevented off campus users from accessing any of the WRDS databases has been fixed (I found an updated setting for that collection of databases that I had to add to the EZproxy server).

Off Campus Access Problem for WRDS [UPDATED]

17 10 2016


The suite of databases we get from WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services) are currently unavailable from off campus (on campus access is fine). When off campus users have entered their Baruch username and password on our login page, they next see an error message on the WRDS site that says:

Unable to locate address for, please try again later.

I’ve submitted a support request to WRDS about this problem. For now, direct any users to on campus access.

UPDATE (17 October 2016, 3:02 pm)

The problem has been fixed. Remote access is working again.

New Database: Pivot

12 10 2016

Aimed at researchers who are looking for funding opportunities, this database lets you set up a profile where you detail your publications and your research interests. Based on your profile, Pivot will suggest sources of funding. Alerts about new opportunities are emailed automatically.

Credo Removed from Database Listings

7 10 2016

In light of the cancellation of Credo announced earlier this week, I’ve removed links to it from LibGuides pages, including the main databases page.

PolicyFile Is Now Called Policy File Index

3 10 2016

ProQuest has moved PolicyFile off of its old platform (and URL) and integrated it into the main ProQuest platform (the one where we can access ABI/Inform Global, Ethnic NewsWatch, etc.) With this move, ProQuest has decided to rename the database as “Policy File Index.” It is now listed under that name on database pages.

Scheduled Downtime for Emerald Journals on October 4

30 09 2016

On Tuesday, October 4, between 4 am and 4 pm, all journals on the Emerald platform will be inaccessible due to scheduled maintenance by the vendor.

New Page to List Databases with Videos

29 09 2016

There’s a new database list page that details different ways to get streaming video. For a number of reasons, we’re mostly not able to make the videos in those collections discoverable in the library catalog or in OneSearch. We don’t really expect that most users will go to this video databases page so they can track down a specific video. Instead, it’s designed more as a showcase page to let our users know we have streaming video (from usability studies I did this year, I found many students assume we don’t have any videos in any format, just books).

In the coming years, it’s likely libraries and the vendors we rely on will have solved this problem of how to get all streaming video titles from large collections indexed in discovery tools like Primo. In the meanwhile, we’ve at least got a page that shows you where to go to find most of our video content. If you have any suggestions for databases we already subscribe to that feature a notable number of streaming videos, please let me, Mike, or Amanda know.

Thanks, by the way, to Linda for suggesting this new page.

Graphing Calculators Are Still Available

12 09 2016

As of this morning (Monday, September 12) we still have graphing calculators left to be loaned out for the fall semester. These are available on a first-come, first service basis at the circulation desk.

Missing Desktop Icons for S&P Capital IQ

8 09 2016

S&P Capital IQ is currently unavailable on the workstations on the second floor of the library. Students are advised to use the terminals in the Subotnick Center on the first floor of the Library Building when classes are not taking place.

We are working to restore access on the second floor workstations.

Books 24×7 Access Has Been Restored

6 09 2016

We’re back in business.