Wednesday, October 29, 2008

ScienceDirect outage this weekend

ScienceDirect, the online platform for Elsevier journals, will be down for scheduled maintenance this Saturday, Nov. 1, starting at 3 p.m. Hawaii time. The outage is scheduled to last until 3 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, Hawaii time.

The University of Hawaii at Manoa currently has access to approximately 2,000 journals via ScienceDirect.

Free trials

The Library recently added three free trials to our Electronic Resources Gateway.

Roper Center iPOLL database
The Roper Center is the largest archives of public opinion information. Access is provided to iPOLL, a comprehensive database of 500,000 questions and answers asked in the US since 1935. All of the major polling organizations in the US are included in this system.

Research Starters - Business
Research Starters - Education
Research Starters are study and research guides designed specifically for advanced high school students, college students and selected graduate students. They consist of comprehensive, yet concise topic summary articles of about 3,000 words in length written by researchers, scholars and other subject matter experts.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Electronic Resources logins by UH username only

In order to increase Web site security, if you are outside the Library, you will only be able to log in to use Electronic Resources via UH username and password beginning Jan. 12, 2009. This should actually also make it less confusing for most students as most UH services, such as e-mail, MyUH, and Laulima, only allow UH username access. However, if you do not already have a UH username, please go to to request one.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Encyclopedia of Language and Education

The Library now has electronic access to Encyclopedia of Language and Education. The 10 volume encyclopedia offers the newest developments including two new volumes of research and scholarly content essential to the field of language teaching and learning in the age of globalization.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Two new e-encyclopedia

Two new encyclopedias are now available via the Electronic Resources Gateway.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

WDI Online

Our Business Librarian has started a subscription to the World Development Indicators Online from the World Bank. You can access this database via the Library's Electronic Resources Gateway at