ProQuest Will Be Unaccessible for 12 Hours Saturday Night

The next ProQuest platform maintenance window will be on June 27, 2009. A twelve (12) hour maintenance window will take place to install these exciting new enhancements. The window will take place from Saturday, June 27, 2009, at 19:00 (7:00 PM) PST to Sunday, June 28, 2009 at 07:00 (AM) PST.

We are pleased to announce the following enhancements:

  • MLA Citation Format Change—The citation generator is being updated to reflect the MLA documentation style found in the seventh edition.
  • Full Text linking with Google Scholar—Institutions with both Google Scholar accounts and ProQuest platform subscriptions can now see links to ProQuest full text content when searching Google Scholar. To begin seeing these links, use LAD (Local Administrator) to enable Google Scholar linking.
  • Author Naming Adjustments—In the citation generator area, author names will be presented in Last Name, First Name format. This is only for content that captures the author meta-data in a more granular format. This change reflects content from 2007 moving forward and will be added to archival content over time. Instances such as “staff writer” will not fit this format.
  • New Browse Functionality—During our maintenance window on June 27th, a new “browse” tab will be added to ABI/INFORM to help users quickly find and zero in on highly sought information such as market research reports and articles, industry reports, company information and annual reports, country reports, commodity reports, dissertations, and working papers. The browse tab will also include quick links, which help users quickly drill down to results based on a variety of content types, such as SWOT analyses, market share, industry trends and forecasts, and CEO profiles and interviews.

COUNTER 3 Reporting—Project COUNTER released version 3 of its Code of Practice with a due date for adoption of the end of August 2009. On July 1st,we will switch from version 2 to version 3 for the ProQuest platform. COUNTER 3 compliance will now identify federated search usage and allow reporting via the SUSHI protocol

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