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Category: Databases and Subscription Resources

SSRN Distribution Break & Forthcoming Improvements

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) has scheduled a mid-year distribution break starting today, Monday, June 29, 2015 though Sunday, July 12, 2015. During the break, SSRN abstracting eJournals will not be distributed. Users should still be able to download, submit and subscribe to eJournals. However, there may be short periods of time when the site …Read the Rest

OhioLINK Scheduled Downtime: June 12-June 13, 2015

Access to the following OhioLINK hosted services will be down Friday, June 12, 6pm – Saturday, June 13, 12pm (noon) as OhioLINK moves into its new facility: • OhioLINK website • OhioLINK Central Catalog • Electronic Journal Center (EJC) • Electronic Books Center (EBC) • Digital Resource Commons (DRC) • Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) …Read the Rest


On June 2, 2015, the Senate passed the USA FREEDOM ACT, restoring, and extending through 2019, “three key sections of the Patriot Act that expired at midnight Sunday.” The controversial Section 215 was amended to allow the phone companies to collect phone data, rather than the National Security Agency, which will have to end its …Read the Rest

2015 Summer Access to Bloomberg Law, Lexis Advance, and WestlawNext

Bloomberg Law Non-graduating students (returning students): Access does not change over the summer and there are no academic use restrictions on use. Graduating students: Graduating students will have access to their accounts for 6 months after graduation. If they entered May, 2015 as their graduation date when they signed up, they will have access through …Read the Rest

Ohio Treasurer’s Annual Reports (Memory Project)

More than one librarian noted the recent announcement that the office of the Treasurer of State (Ohio) partnered with the State Library of Ohio to provide full-text access to a “nearly complete set of Annual Reports in digital format.” The earliest reports (starting in 1805) were published biennially and the Ohio Memory Project states that there …Read the Rest

Westlaw Passwords Must Be Changed

Having trouble accessing Westlaw this month? We’re not surprised. You probably have to change your password. If you try to access Westlaw with an old password, you will be prompted to create a new Westlaw password using the “Forgot My Password” link. Apparently Westlaw posted an ad on the Westlaw home page during the month …Read the Rest