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SIRS Issues Researcher

Learn how to best leverage the high quality and subject-relevant information in this one hour class covering the SIRS Issues Researcher and SIRS Leading Issues database. Included will be subject heading and keyword searches, advanced searching, Browse Topics, and the Leading Issues feature of SIRS Issues Researcher. Use of the various document formats within the database such as maps, pictures and reference book resources will also be covered, as well as language translation, text-to-speech, and inquiry-based learning tools. Your questions will be answered by a SIRS Issues Researcher training expert during this interactive session.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:00 am

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 2:00 pm

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LearningExpress Library is adding a number of high-interest new materials in February and March. 

Test Prep for the New 2016 SAT Test
Sixteen (16) practice tests and five (5) test preparation tutorials will be added to the College Preparation Center for the new SAT test. It includes an “Introduction to the 2016 SAT” tutorial, and a tutorial and four (4) practice exams each for the Reading, Writing and Language, Math, and Essay test sections. Practice tests are available now, followed by the tutorials in late March.

New ACT and AP Practice Tests 
Sixteen (16) newly revised ACT practice tests covering English, reading, math, and science were added to meet the latest official test specifications. Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics practice exams are now available and there are new AP European History exams to match the spring 2016 test redesign. All are in the College Preparation Center.

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The citation feature in ProQuest research databases may be inaccessible for some users. Libraries are reporting that when users click the "cite" button on an article, they sometimes see the following message: "An error occured accessing the QuikBib Service."

ProQuest is aware of this issue and is working on a resolution. We apologize for the inconvenience and will share more information as it becomes available.

Please send any resource access issues or questions to the NC LIVE Help Desk.

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***As of 1:40 pm on 1/25/16 this issue has been resolved. Please report any resouce access issues to the NC LIVE Help Desk.***

The NC LIVE Home Grown Collection via BiblioBoard may be inaccessible for some users. Libraries are reporting that patrons see a 404 error when accessing this resource. 

The resource vendor is aware of this issue and is working on a resolution. We apologize for the inconvenience and will share more information as it becomes available.

Please send any resource access issues or questions to the NC LIVE Help Desk.

 

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Resolve to learn something new in 2016! ProQuest has created a winter webinar series for NC LIVE member library staff. These webinars will cover the databases and subject areas library staff ask about most often. Register today for one or more of these in-depth overview webinars for ProQuest Research Library, HeritageQuest, ABI-INFORM, and the ProQuest Health & Medical research databases.

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Update: 1/25/2016 - Oxford University Press data is now available.

All NC LIVE usage statistics are now updated through December 2015, with the exception of Morningstar and Oxford University Press. We expect to have this data within the week.

Please let us know if you have questions about your usage data.

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On Saturday, January 16th, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of ProQuest resources. 

The system maintenance is scheduled to begin on Saturday, January 16th at 10:00 PM and run until Sunday, January 17th at 6:00 AM.

During this window, the following resources will not be available via NC LIVE:

  • All ProQuest research databases (ProQuest Central, ABI-INFORM, etc.)
  • All Chadwyck-Healey Poetry Collections
  • SIRS Knowledge Source databases

Users will be re-directed to a web page explaining the scheduled maintenance.

If you have any questions please contact the NC LIVE Help Desk.


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Live conversation is a critical component of successful language acquisition, so Pronunciator now offers ongoing, live, teacher-led conversation groups for language learners of all levels, from beginner to advanced. These 30-minute sessions can be launched directly from Pronunciator Web, and are limited to 5 students per session. 

Promotional flyers for this new feature are available for download:

Languages will be rolled out at a rate of 1 to 2 per week. The first language is Mandarin Chinese, for which 31 half-hour sessions are currently available each week. Next to be added are English (for those learning English as a second language), Spanish, and French.

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Update: 1/5/2016 8:30AM - This issue has been resolved.

 

Morningstar Investment Research Center is experiencing intermittent access issues. Library staff have reported receiving an "Access Denied" error when attempting to click on links from Morningstar's home page.

Morningstar is aware of this issue and is working on a resolution. We apologize for the inconvenience and will share more information as it becomes available.
Please send any resource access issues or questions to the NC LIVE Help Desk.
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12/17/2015 update - Oxford University Press data is now available.

All NC LIVE usage statistics are now updated through November 2015, with the exception of Oxford University Press. We expect to have Oxford University Press data within the week.

Please let us know if you have questions about your usage data.

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