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Register today for these informative webinars led by Gale's trainer librarians. You can learn more about specific Gale resources provided via NC LIVE and about Gale's new Google Drive intergration. Webinars will also be archived and shared on the NC LIVE page of the State Library Train Station.

Gale to Google: Now Available On Your NC LIVE Gale Resources

Friday, March 4 1pm

Monday, April 18 11am

Gale to Google Integration is now available in NC LIVE’s Literature Resource Center, Science in Context, InfoTrac Newsstand, and GVRL eBooks. This webinar will demonstrate the new tools and illustrate opportunities to support your users.  You'll learn how users can sign in with their Google credentials to download authoritative Gale content to Google Drive. Join this session to explore the enhanced learning and research opportunities these new features offer!

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All NC LIVE usage statistics are now updated through January 2016, with the exception of Infobase (Films on Demand) and ABC-CLIO. We are awaiting that data from our vendors.

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

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On Saturday, February 13th, ProQuest will be performing critical system maintenance. The system maintenance is scheduled to begin on Saturday, February 13th at 10:00 PM and run until Sunday, February 14th at 4:00 AM.

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

  • All ProQuest research databases (ProQuest Central, ABI-INFORM, etc.)

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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Sign up today to learn more about these popular resources!

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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**Update 2/8/2016, 3:25 p.m. : ProQuest has resolved this issue. Please report any interface issues to the NC LIVE Help Desk.**

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.