SORTED: Technical difficulties – Elsevier sites

The technical difficulties which caused outages on Elsevier sites yesterday (8 June) have now been resolved. You can access the Scopus database and ScienceDirect full-text sites as normal.

Susan McCourt,


Technical difficulties – Elsevier sites – 8 June

Apologies – due to technical issues it is not possible to access Elsevier resources including the Scopus and ScienceDirect databases.

Message from Elsevier – “We are currently experiencing a service outage due to unforeseen technical issues and are working to resolve them as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.”

If you need to access a broad multi-disciplinary database during the outage period I would recommend using Web of Science.

Susan McCourt,

Essential Work at The Sir Duncan Rice Library – w/c Monday 4 May

Advance notification: There may be some noise from the roof of The Sir Duncan Rice Library as Estates undertake some essential servicing of the Air Handling Units in the week beginning Monday 4 May.

We would like to make that the building is as comfortable as possible during this period of heavy use and apologise for any inconvenience the work may cause

Posted on behalf of Terry Forbes
The Sir Duncan Rice Library
University of Aberdeen

JoVE: mobile access now available

Copyright 2015 JoVE

Copyright 2015 JoVE

Do you want to see how to conduct a particular Biological procedure rather than just read about it? If the answer to that is Yes then perhaps accessing our subscription to the Biology module within JoVE (Journal of Visualised Experiments) would be of interest to you.

And to make it even more convenient to use two new mobile apps and a newly optimised version of the JoVE website have just been released enabling seamless access to content from any mobile device. You can now view JoVE videos (from the Biology module) on your iPhone, Android, tablet or other mobile device.

To download JoVE Mobile, search for ‘JoVE’ in the Apple App Store or in Google Play.

If you are not using a mobile device you can link to JoVE from Primo as normal.

Important note: JoVE covers many topic areas however, for cost reasons, we subscribe only to articles within the Biology module (look for the articles coded B).

Susan McCourt,

MAINTENANCE: 08.30-09.00, Tue 23 December – TSDRL network

Essential IT/network maintenance will take place within The Sir Duncan Rice Library on Tuesday 23 December between 08:30 to 09:30.

All wireless network, wired network and telephone services will be unavailable from 08:30 to 09:00 and at risk from 09:00 to 09:30. All computer systems (staff/student desktop PCs), telephones, self service machines and other network related services will be affected for this short time.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Susan McCourt,