May 2008 Archives

Dear CSA Illumina Customers,

On Saturday and Sunday, May 10th and 11th, 2008 some CSA Illumina services may be affected by maintenance procedures. During this time, you may experience intermittent slow service while using the CSA Illumina platform or your federated search client (Z39.50). My Research and the Administrative Tools will be unavailable for part of this maintenance window but we will do our best to minimize the impact to CSA Illumina services.

For questions or concerns about this weekend's maintenance, please contact

Best Regards,

ProQuest Support

Dear EBSCO customer,

As a follow-up to our September 20, 2007 announcement, the transition of America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts to the EBSCOhost interface will be completed on June 30, 2008. This means that all access to these databases will be supported only via EBSCOhost. If you are still using these databases via the ABC-CLIO platform, please begin to familiarize yourself and your end-users with EBSCOhost access as soon as possible.

We also plan to transition access to EBSCO Publishing's XML Web Service as of June 30, for federated search engine users. If you access America: History & Life and/or Historical Abstracts via federated search engines such as Innovative Interfaces, MetaLib, MuseGlobal, Serial Solutions, or WebFeat, note that EBSCO Publishing will be working with these vendors to establish connectors to EBSCO Publishing's XML Web Service. To ensure that your access to the databases will continue, and that your account is set up with the new connectors, please contact your federated search vendor directly.

In the event that you have developed independent "meta-search" solutions, please see our XML Web Service overview ( EBSCO's Technical Support department is available to help you create the profile customization necessary to connect to these databases via EBSCO Publishing's XML Web Service.
Please visit EBSCO's Support Site ( to learn about all of EBSCO's products, search among thousands of FAQs, download Flash tutorials, Help Sheets or User Guides, or communicate with EBSCO's Technical Support Representatives online, via EBSCO's Support Form, or by telephone:

• In the United States and Canada: (800) 758-5995
• Outside of the United States and Canada: access code, (800) 3272-6000

Marcie Brown
Technical Communications Manager
EBSCO Publishing
10 Estes Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

2008-09 LexisNexis Renewals

It's time to renew LexisNexis subscription(s). Please see below for details of this year's renewal:

Please see

Subscription Dates:
July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009

To Renew/Add Subscriptions:
Please complete the order/renewal form found at and fax it to 612 625-3569 .

Renewal/Order Deadline:
May 16, 2008

You can find more information about the LexisNexis products available through MINITEX at


• Existing subscribers do not need to complete a new license agreement.
• IP range information is not needed for renewals.

If you have questions, please email CPERS or call (612) 626-8252.

Dear EBSCO Customer,

Please note that the personalization folder feature in EBSCOhost (My EBSCOhost), may be unavailable for a few hours on Tuesday, May 6th, in order that we may implement the new EBSCOhost features and functionality announced on 4/15/08. For a quick review of the upcoming features, see this top story:

We apologize for any inconvenience this brief interruption in folder service may cause. All of the other functionality and features in EBSCOhost will remain operational during this time.

We hope that you will visit EBSCO's Support Site ( to learn about new features, search among thousands of FAQs, download Flash tutorials, Help Sheets or User Guides, or communicate with Technical Support at any time, using the EBSCO Support Form (


Marcie Brown
Technical Communications Manager
EBSCO Publishing
10 Estes Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Best eReference 2007

Don't miss the April 15, 2008, issue of Library Journal.  Brian Coutts and Cheryl LaGuardia wrote "Best Reference 2007" (p. 44- 49) which includes "...homage to ten outstanding electronic resources, several of which front-line reference librarians have been anxiously anticipating for years, others that came outof the blue to delight and inform us."   MINITEX CPERS works with each of these vendors; in fact, we have trials to some of these outstanding eresources currently underway.  Contact us for pricing or to place an order.

Congratulations to our vendor colleagues for these exceptional eresources!

  • CQ Global Researcher.  CQ Press
  • CSA Illustrata: Natural Sciences.  ProQuest
  • Current Issues in Health.  H.W. Wilson
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica.  Gale Cengage
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online.  Oxford University Press
  • SAGE eReference.  SAGE
  • SocINDEX with Full Text.  EBSCO Publishing
  • Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers.  Rosen Publishing
  • Vault Online Career Library.  Vault

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