Tuesday, November 18, 2014

On-Campus Wireless Database Access Problem - RESOLVED

UPDATE (11-19-14): This problem has been resolved by ITS.

Students are reporting that while using CBU's wireless network on their laptops, they are not able to access our databases. What happens is they click on a link to a library database, like Academic Search Premier, and the page tries to load for several seconds followed by a Page Not Available error.

Temporary Workaround:
Once you reach the error page, look up at the address bar. You'll see a link to the database preceded by an EZproxy prefix. Delete the EZproxy prefix http://ezproxy.cbu.edu:9000/login?url= before the database url, hit Enter, and you should be granted immediate access to the database.

We are working to resolve this problem as soon as possible. 

Don't hesitate to contact us at library@cbu.edu or 901-321-3432 for further assistance.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Off-campus access problems

UPDATE (November 10, 2014) : this problem has been resolved.

The direct links to databases in the Articles and Databases dropdown list under Databases by Title on the new website are failing to load from off-campus.

You can get to working links by click on the link to Find Articles, Videos, and More. That will take you to an A-Z list where all the links work. The links under Databases by Subject are also working.

Access to Database Links

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Find Online Videos

Plough Library subscribes to two excellent streaming video databases: Films on Demand and VAST Academic Video Online. We also offer links to some free online video sites like the Moving Image Archive.

So how do you get to online videos from our new homepage? You have a few options:
  1. Click on the Articles & Databases tab. Use the Databases by Subject dropdown to scroll down to Online Videos. Click on Online Videos to get to this page, which lists our streaming video databases, along with recommended free video sites.

  2. You can also use the Databases by Title dropdown to select Films on Demand or VAST Academic Video Online from the list.

  3. Look for Find Resources on the left-side menu.Click on that to get direct links to Books, Articles & Databases, Research Guides, Journals, and Online Videos.

New Library Homepage - Tabbed Search Box

Hi there! How do you like the new CBU website? As you may have noticed, the library homepage has changed quite a bit from how it looked on the old site.

We now have a tabbed search box for finding Books, Articles & Databases, Research Guides, and Journals.

What's in each tab?

Books: Do a quick search for books, dvds, etc using this box. Or click on Find Books and More to go directly to our library catalog.

Articles & Databases: Find databases to use for your research. Databases contain articles, streaming videos, and more. Browse using the title or subject dropdowns, or click on Find Articles, Videos, and More to see a more detailed list of our databases.

Research Guides: Scroll down the list to find research guides on many academic subjects taught at CBU. This is also where you'll find library how-tos on Citing Sources, Avoiding Plagiarism, etc.

Journals: Use the Journals search to see if a particular journal is available in print in the library or online in one of our databases.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Historical Thesaurus of the OED

OED, Historical Thesaurus, Search

Here's another way of looking at the contents of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED)--the Historical Thesaurus. Words are grouped by subject and then ordered by first usage. In addition to finding synonyms, you can use the Historical Thesaurus to trace meanings and concepts over time.

For more about the Thesaurus, see the OED's Historical Thesaurus information page.

Friday, October 31, 2014


In honor of Halloween, take a look at Nosferatu, the grandfather of all horror movies. Filmed in 1922 and directed by F.W. Murnau, it's a masterpiece of German Expressionism and runs for 80 minutes.

Nosferatu is part of our Films on Demand collection.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Limitations on using the U of M Libraries' Databases

The University of Memphis Libraries will no longer log in guests on their computers on Saturdays. You can still go in and check out books on Saturdays, but online resources will not be available then.

Guest access to computers will remain available on Sundays and during the week so make your plans accordingly.