The Library is running a trial of Film Platform, a streaming video service. Film Platform brings relevant and highly regarded films from the festival circuit to the Library. Their aim is to bring these important stories to the forefront of the global academic conversation. The collection is meticulously curated by film experts and leading academics to showcase critically-acclaimed documentaries of social, political and cultural importance.
Try Film Platform at the link below:
The Library has added two new genealogy databases:
With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more!
Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world.
The following Library services have been restored as of this morning:
We apologize for any inconvenience.
The single-sign-on service (SSO) for Josiah that is hosted by Innovative is down. This has been reported as an urgent problem.
Losing SSO means graduate / med / faculty patrons cannot page items from the Rock until service is restored.
In the meantime, users can request most materials from the Annex using the Blacklight discovery service (https://search.library.brown.edu
) or login using the Affiliate login (name & barcode).
The Library rolled out an update to the Journals A-Z page on Thursday, 8/2, that is causing lingering service interruptions for some users. Please clear your browser cache and refresh the page to load the latest version of the Journals A-Z list. This should resolve any cached data issues and restore your service.
Please contact the Library Eresources team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or additional troubleshooting help.
LexisNexis Academic will be discontinued on August 15, 2018. In its place users may try a new product from LexisNexis called Nexis Uni. The content of Nexis Uni is much the same as LexisNexis Academic but with a new and improved interface. Librarians will be offering workshops on Nexis Uni during the fall semester.
Access Medicine will be unavailable on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Sunday June 3, 2018 for maintenance.
The database system Eurkea.cc has undergone a complete transformation and access to all French-language newspapers, including Le Monde, has been stopped. We have notified the vendor and are attempting to repair the issue. Please check back here for more news.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Access to a new eresource has been added on the Databases A-Z list on the Library Web. The United Nations Digital Library (UNDL) is now a freely accessible online resource.
Current and historical: provides a single access point to UN information. Allows for exploration of documents and publications, voting data, maps, speeches, images and sounds, and more. Additional collections of digital materials will be added as they are created or are made available by UN departments, offices, and agencies. Covers most UN bodies such as the General Assembly, the International Court of Justice, the Human Rights bodies, and many more. [This resource is publicly available.]