Category Archives: Service Alert

Some OhioLINK databases unavailable

As of 10:40am July 12, an outage at OhioLINK has made the following databases unavailable:

  • Art Full Text (alternate access available through Wilson)
  • ATLA Religion Database
  • Compendex
  • Compendex Historical
  • Contemporary Women’s Issues
  • Gale Business and Industry
  • GeoRef
  • Inspec
  • Inspec Archive
  • PAIS International
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Technicians are working to restore access.

OhioLINK catalog downtime July 7

On Thursday, July 7, beginning at 12:00 noon, the OhioLINK Central Catalog will be unavailable for several hours while planned maintenance is performed. The catalog is migrating to a new server, and the migration should be completed by the evening of the 7th. During the downtime you will not be able to search the OhioLINK catalog or request items from other OhioLINK libraries. The local BGSU Libraries catalog will remain available, as will our many research databases.

ProQuest database downtime Thursday, 4/5

Several of our databases from the publisher ProQuest will be unavailable from 10:00pm to 12:00 midnight on Thursday, April 5, for infrastructure maintenance. The following databases are affected:

  • American Periodicals Series Online
  • Criminal Justice Periodicals Index
  • Dissertations & Theses
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
  • GenderWatch
  • New York Times Historical

Current Periodicals Are on the Move!

Starting today, March 28, library staff will begin work to integrate our current magazines & journals into our bound periodicals collection. When complete, both current & bound issues of a title (i.e. Journal of American History, Business Week) will be next to each other on the shelves. We’re hoping this makes locating periodicals easier for our library users!

During the move, locating periodicals might be tricky. If you need assistance, please ask at the Research & Information Desk.  Also, the project involves tearing down shelves, so it will be noisy at times.  Please remember that there is quiet study on the 8th floor if needed.

Thank you for your patience during the move.  We hope you like the end result!  The project is expected to be completed by Friday, April 29.

Photo by Eric Frierson.

ProQuest downtime 3/19

ProQuest and CSA databases will be unavailable between 10:00pm Saturday, March 19 and 10:00am Sunday, March 20, due to scheduled vendor maintenance.

The following databases will be affected:

  • American Periodicals Series Online
  • Criminal Justice Periodicals Index
  • Dissertations & Theses
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
  • GenderWatch
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  • New York Times Historical
  • Physical Education Index
  • Ulrich’s

Library CLOSED today, 2/25

At 10:10am, BGSU posted the following notice:

“BGSU’s Bowling Green campus will be closed and classes canceled for today (Feb. 25). Food service is available in Kreischer Sundial and MacDonald Dining. See for  other dining services options.”

The library will be CLOSED today, all day. We will reopen for normal Saturday hours at 10:00am tomorrow, February 26.

The first day of the Battleground States conference which was to have taken place in the student union has been postponed.

Brief service interruption Jan. 16

Due to a necessary hardware upgrade, many library services will be unavailable from 4:00-4:15am on Sunday morning, January 16. They include the library catalog, OhioLINK requesting, access to most library databases, and off-campus access to databases through the OhioLINK website.

Services are expected to resume directly after this brief outage. Please call the Research & Information Desk between 1-5pm Sunday if you are experiencing problems accessing library resources.

Database downtime Sunday, November 14

OCLC FirstSearch databases will be unavailable from 2:00am to 6:00am on Sunday, November 14, 2010 due to scheduled vendor maintenance. The following databases are affected:

  • Anthropology Plus
  • ArticleFirst
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • Chicano Database
  • ClasePeriodica
  • FRANCIS (Humanities & Social Sciences)
  • GPO Monthly Catalog
  • Heritage of the Printed Book
  • History of Science, Technology and Medicine
  • Index to 19th Century American Art
  • PapersFirst
  • ProceedingsFirst
  • Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies
  • WorldAlmanac
  • WorldCat