Friday, December 9, 2011

NOTICE ABOUT PROQUEST DATABASES: Pre-2011 Links Will Stop Working Dec. 15, 2011

Earlier this year we alerted library users about the host site change for our ProQuest research databases (see Jan. 25, 2011 post). All links on the library website were updated to reflect the change, but links to the old host site that may have remained in syllabi or other resources continued to work.

On December 15, 2011, all links to the old host site will cease and no longer work. These are urls that begin with http://prozy.palomar.edu/login?url=http://www.umi.com/pqdauto or http://www.umi.com/pqdauto. ProQuest products will only be accessible through the new urls (below, or on the Online Research Databases page):

ProQuest Newspapers
Ethnic NewsWatch
GenderWatch
Historical New York Times
Historical Los Angeles Times

If you haven't already done so, please update your syllabi or Internet sites/resources with the new urls. Saved searches or citations from the old host must be re-run to obtain new stable urls.  Remember: a current Palomar College e-services or network login is required to access these off-campus.

For more information, answers to questions, or help using the new interface, please contact Tamara Weintraub, Collection Management/Subscriptions librarian.

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