When you can’t view a journal you used to access, more than likely the cause is temporary, an “e-glitch.” If this happens, before you assume the worst:
- Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org so we can look into it for you (and fix the problem for everyone).
- If you are looking for a specific article provide that information.
Some common problems stem from getting to the journal website without initiating the library’s e-proxy server – particularly when you are off campus and you must be authenticated as part of the OSU Community covered by our subscription. For that reason,
- Don’t rely bookmarking a journal website for access beyond viewing abstracts;
- Consider a Google search as a means to identify an article not as a means of viewing it.
- Appreciate those open-access journals that do not rely on licenses.
- Never pay for access to an article… interlibrary loan is free to you.
Do consider bookmarking the following sites:
- The Library homepage at http://library.oregonstate.edu/ — this URL will not change and from it you can following the link to
- The list of E-journal at: http://mw8xt6bj7r.search.serialssolutions.com/ and for questions,
- Use: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/reference/email.htm
You may have heard that the library is cancelling quite a few journal subscriptions in 2009/2011. We made every effort to NOT cancel highly used journals. But thresholds of use vary with subscription costs. The rule of thumb is not to cancel a journal if the “cost per use” has been less than the cost of an average interlibrary loan transaction.
We hope you will find it a rare occasion when you don’t have access to articles in your favorite journals. If this happens we will get them for you via interlibrary loan. To register and read more about this service go to: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/ill/).