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November 13, 2006

Journal Subscriptions for 2007

A listing of the Bio-Medical Library's current journal subscriptions for 2007 can be found here.

Many titles are converting from a print + online format to an online only for 2007. I've tried to indicate the online access for 2007, but in many cases we do not yet have this information from our vendors so this will be updated after the new year.

Also, online access for some of these titles will need to be initiated after 1/1/07 so there may be a slight lag time of when access is actually available.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions/comments/purchase suggestions!

Regards,

Lisa McGuire

November 10, 2006

Google Accelerator & Using Library Resources

Google Accelerator is a product from Google that allows you to surf the web faster. This sounds great, but we've discovered that using GA could result in problems when you are doing research with our licensed content.

Once you are using GA, it gives your computer an IP number in Google's range, rather than maintaining your U of M IP address. This is the tricky part, if you try to connect to an e-journal or online index via a link on our homepage, it'll look like you are coming in through Google and not the U of M and you'll be denied access.

Google Accelerator does have a mechanism for you to turn it off or to tell it to "don't accelerate these sites." However, in practice, we've found out that this is not reliable -- our recommendation is to not use Google Accelerator at all.

If you have any questions about this, feel free to contact me.

Regards,

Lisa McGuire