Recently, you may have noticed some changes when accessing online library resources. That’s because the Dal Libraries (and other Novanet libraries) underwent a major upgrade to our library system on May 17.
If you’ve only searched for print books since then, you may not have noticed many changes (other than how you log into your library account). If you’ve searched for online journals or databases (e.g. MLA, JSTOR, PubMed, Research Library, etc.), you may have noticed some changes to how you access full-text articles.
Prior to May 17, if you used the Libraries’ eJournal search tab, you would have seen an intermediate screen indicating full-text access options in your search results. With the recent system upgrade, you should no longer see this intermediate screen, but instead you should immediately see the results in Novanet. The results indicate journal access options (e.g. Wiley, ScienceDirect, Project Muse, etc.), including print and online content.
When using subscription databases, you may experience temporary issues with the “Get it @ Dal” full-text link. Libraries staff at Dalhousie and throughout the Novanet libraries system are working to correct these issues.
We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience during this ongoing transition. If you need assistance, please contact your liaison librarian or ask for assistance at one of our Dal Libraries’ Service Points. We will continue to post updates on this blog.