ScienceDirect Download Problem

sciencedirectThe Document Download Manager in the ScienceDirect interface is experiencing problems.

The ability to download multiple PDFs in DDM isn’t functioning    properly at this time. Users are receiving a “Page Not Found” error. ScienceDirect is aware of the problem and is working on a solution.

Single PDF downloads are working normally.

Alexander Street Press

Want to add some color to your space while alerting patrons to                     interesting databases and research options?
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ASP also offers a plethora of other free resources from video tutorials to free music downloads to bookmarks, which are also available on their website.
Every two weeks ASP offers a free music download from their online collection. These downloads are free regardless of whether the library subscribes to the collection. If you would like to receive an email notification when new downloads are available, complete the form.

ScienceDirect Updates Interface

sciencedirectInterface updated on Saturday, September 6, 2014
The ScienceDirect interface was updated on      Saturday, September 6 as part of a longer-term      initiative to improve site efficiency and effectiveness for the user.
Key area updates:
  • My Alerts page
  • Recommended Articles export option with multiple download capabilities
  • Book citation export function for easier downloads

A better performing ScienceDirect was introduced to users in              February as part of our efforts to simplify and streamline the ScienceDirect user experience.

With this month’s release users will notice a new and more unified    interface on the My Alerts page. The alert page enhancements make it easier to modify, save and delete alerts without having to leave the page. In addition, search types have been reordered for easier selection and users can now choose between journal, topic and search alerts. In addition, the order of the email contents have changed with Table of Contents now listed first and Articles in Press second. Users can get started with these new alert tools by opening the dropdown menu from the ‘+’ symbol adjacent to their username on ScienceDirect and choosing the ‘Manage My Alerts’ option.

Do More with Mendeley, Book Citations and Document Download

Exporting PDF options have also improved  and users can now download and save multiple ‘Recommended Articles’ to Mendeley for later review.  Another new function with this release is the ability to export book citations without having to download the citations first. Lastly, we are pleased to introduce a new more reliable and faster document download manager.

These enhancements are driven by our goal of assisting researchers in simplifying their daily workflow. We encourage users to become registered ScienceDirect users in order to take full advantage of the range of tools available on ScienceDirect.

If you  need further help, then please take a moment to rediscover the help files on ScienceDirect by watching this short video. Finally, to continue to get the most out of ScienceDirect please remember to follow us on Twitter and check back with this blog for timely product updates.

F&D Newsletter

F&D magazine marks 50th anniversary
picJust released: F&D’s September 2014 issue, including the following           special features:
A World of Change1
Taking stock of the past half century
M. Ayhan Kose and Ezgi O. Ozturk 



What Nobel Economists Worry About
Five Nobel Prize winners on the biggest problem facing the global economy
George A. Akerlof, Paul Krugman, Robert Solow, Michael Spence, and Joseph E. Stiglitz

Generation Next
25 economists under 45 who are shaping the way we think about the global economy
Carmen Rollins

Shaping Globalization
Done wisely, it could lead to unparalleled peace and prosperity; done poorly, to disaster
Martin Wolf

Where Danger Lurks 3
The crisis has taught us to pay attention to dark corners, where the economy can malfunction
Olivier Blanchard



New Powers
New energy supplies are shaking up the establishment, creating winners and losers worldwide
Jeffrey Ball

Confronting Crisis

Sound Money  5
The Beatles 1964 U.S. tour was live music’s debut as a big export earner
Simon Willson


Read the full magazine here


Upcoming Mendeley Webinar



Discover, engage, and grow your research       network with Mendeley Groups

Join this webinar to learn about the latest research on group interactions on Mendeley network. You will hear the details of the study and why researchers choose to be on Mendeley to connect and share knowledge with others. You will also hear about suggested tips for successful management of Mendeley Groups. We will also have an example of how researchers use Mendeley Group to showcase their research, discover new insights, and make new contacts.

September 11, 2014 @ 9 a.m.


Daqing He, Associate Professor of Information Sciences,                 University of Pittsburgh

dhDr. He’s main research interests cover information retrieval and data mining, information access on the social web, adaptive and interactive web systems and online academic infrastructure. One of Dr. He’s research projects is to study behaviors on and supports to online academic social networks.

Wei Jeng, PhD student, School of Information Sciences,               University of Pittsburgh

wjThe primary focus of Wei Jeng’s PhD research explores how scholars communicate with each other and share information. In particular, Jeng’s research goal is to develop a broad understanding of the nature of scholarly virtual collaboration and data sharing behaviors in academic communities, and leverage this understanding to provide insights into academic social networking, academic librarianship as well as scholarly communication.

Luz Marina Alvare , Head, Knowledge Management,                                  The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) – CGIAR

lmaLuz Marina Alvare coordinates an interdisciplinary team that focuses on ways to connect information and knowledge management with international development research. Coordinates an interdisciplinary team that focuses on ways to connect information and knowledge management with international development research. From 2004-2010, she lead the CGIAR Virtual Library team, which won the CGIAR Science Award for Outstanding Support Team. Her work focuses on preserving, organizing, and disseminating research information necessary for international development. Since 2009 she focuses her work with academic social media and with the development of interactive data for better research communication in collaboration with research divisions. She joined IFPRI in 2000 after working for 10 years at the Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT) in Cali, Colombia.



IMF Bookstore

imfAugust 2014
New IMF Titles—Joint IMF publications from leading academic            publishers—MIT Press, Oxford University, and Palgrave Macmillan. Some of these titles are available to IMF eLibrary subscribers. For more              information or to purchase directly, click through to individual               publisher’s sites.


What Have We Learned? Macroeconomic Policy after the Crisis
edited by George Akerlof, Olivier Blanchard, David Romer, and Joseph E. Stiglitz
Leading economists and economic policymakers discuss the slowly emerging contours of the macroeconomic future. Contributors consider the lessons learned from the crisis and its aftermath. They also look at postcrisis questions about the traditional policy focus on inflation; macroprudential tools and their effectiveness; fiscal stimulus, public debt, and fiscal consolidation; and exchange rate arrangements.
For more information.


Post-Crisis Fiscal Policy
edited by Carlo Cottarelli, Philip Gerson, and Abdelhak Senhadji
Fiscal policy makers have faced an extraordinarily challenging environment over the last few years. This volume brings together the analysis underpinning the IMF’s position on the evolving role of fiscal policy. After establishing its analytical foundation, with chapters on such topics as fiscal risk and debt dynamics, the book analyzes the buildup of  fiscal vulnerabilities before the crisis, presents the policy response during the     crisis, discusses the fiscal outlook and policy challenges ahead, and offers lessons learned from the crisis and its aftermath.
For more information
With Oxford University Press


The Macroeconomics of the Arab States of the Gulf
by Raphael A. Espinoza, Ghada Fayad, and Ananthakrishnan Prasad
The economies of the Arab states of the Gulf have gone through considerable changes in the past decades, spurred by high oil prices and ambitious diversification plans. In addition, the recent economic crisis highlighted the importance of fiscal, monetary, and financial stability policies to manage macroeconomic cycles. This book analyzes these issues and combines data and econometric analysis with theoretical discussions. It concludes with a discussion of the importance of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the wider region.
With Palgrave Macmillan


IMF Economic Review
IMF Economic Review, the official research journal of the IMF, is one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in the field of business and economics. The journal has attracted high-quality articles from leading scholars including Paul Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld, Thomas Piketty, Viral V. Acharya, Olivier Blanchard, Patrick Bolton, Anil K. Kashyap, and Hyun Song Shin. It has also influenced academia, the broader research community, and policymakers worldwide. IMF Economic Review provides a rigorous analytical forum to discuss some of the most important policy questions of our time.
Our latest article by Paul Krugman can be viewed ahead of publication online.
Visit the IMF Economic Review homepage to:
• Explore free sample content
• Read author guidelines and submit your papers online
• Find subscription and pricing information


ELSEVIER ScienceDirect News


Elsevier Science, Technology, & Medicine
Online Books Connect
Core Resources for Librarians

    • Researchers using ScienceDirectHarnessing Knowledge from Science History
      Over 3,000 ScienceDirect Legacy eBooks were recently added to ScienceDirect. Easily search and discover important information relevant to today’s research, like patent information, scientific methods and much more.

The Criterion Collection Trial

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With access to 300 high definition streaming videos, The Criterion Collection offers the most influential films of the 20th century from over 100 directors. These films cover the history of motion pictures from silent movies to the  early 2000s.

Every film has synchronized scrolling transcripts and a shareable online playlist makes it easy to share entire films or clips with others. The interface is also cross-searchable with Alexander Street’s five other film studies collections giving the user the ability to easily find related multimedia content.

This trial is available on-campus only and ends October 18, 2014.

To share your comments and suggestions about this database please complete the database evaluation form or contact Electronic                  Resources via email @

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“Confidential Print” Series Trial


This trial of the Confidential Print series consists of Africa 1834-1966, Latin America 1833-1969, The Middle East 1839-1969 and North America 1824-1961.

Issued by the British government, CP began as  preservation for the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial            Offices. With a collection ranging from single-page letters and        telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, texts of treaties and              investigative reports, it  offers primary resources for political, social and economic research.  Every item marked “Confidential Print” was printed and immediately circulated to leading officials in the Foreign Office, the Cabinet and heads of British missions abroad.

The trial ends September 9, 2014.

Please email for the login credentials

To share your comments and suggestions about this database please complete the database evaluation form or contact Electronic                  Resources via email @

Trials are available on-campus only.


New/Upgraded EBSCO Databases

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Business Source Complete is the top version of Business Source products offered by EBSCOhost. Included are full texts of thousands of scholarly journals, business magazines, trade publications, as well as indexing and abstracts for additional journals. You’ll also find case studies,                         company/industry, country & market reports, SWOT analyses, executive interviews and working paper collections.
Communication Source merges EBSCO’s Communication & Mass Media Complete database with content from Communication Abstracts. This provides comprehensive indexing and full-text coverage of literature    covering communication, linguistics, rhetoric and discourse,           speech-language pathology, media studies and other related fields.
PsycTESTS provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales,    surveys and other assessment tools. It also includes descriptive                 information about the tests, its development and administration. This database primarily focuses on unpublished databases developed by        researchers but not commercially available.
All databases can be found on the University of Alabama Libraries Databases page. From this page it’s possible to browse all available     databases alphabetically, search for a database by title or search by    subject matter.
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