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OSU Libraries' Servers Down?

Accessing physical science and engineering resources when the OSU Libraries' servers are down for maintenance

Catalogs

When the OSU Libraries' catalog is down, the following catalogs can be used to search our content:

Worldcat@OSU

OhioLINK Catalogs

OSU Libraries' Servers Up?

Whether the OSU Libraries' servers are up or down, if you are experiencing problems accessing a physical science or engineering resource:


Contact:  Belinda Hurley
hurley.50@osu.edu, 614.688.5800
490E, 18th Avenue Library

Off-Campus Access to library resources

There are multiple ways to access library resources from off campus.  http://guides.osu.edu/chemistry/off_campus_access

ON-Campus Access (direct links to vendors)

NOTE:  ILLiad services and the "Find It" button* should continue to function when OSU Libraries' servers are down.  (*When using the "Find It" button, if given the option of using the OSU catalog or going to the publisher's site, choose the publisher's site.)

Most journals should be accessible at the publisher's site.  To navigate to a specific journal, search for its title from this link:

Access Journals at the Publisher's site

Most eBooks should be accessible at the publisher's site.  To navigate to a specific eBook, search for its title from this link:

Access eBooks at the Publisher's site

Knovel          SpringerLink   
NOTE:  ILLiad services and the "Find It" button* should continue to function when OSU Libraries' servers are down.  (*When using the "Find It" button, if given the option of using the OSU catalog or going to the publisher's site, choose the publisher's site.)

Dissertations

OSU has access to many e-dissertations and theses through Proquest.  (For best results, use the Advanced Search.)   ProQuest

Standards         

OSU holds subscriptions to a very limited number of standards.  In addition to ASTM Standards and AWS Standards, we also have access to some standards through IEEE Xplore and ASABE Technical Library.  Furthermore, some standards can be found through the Knovel Database.

OFF-Campus access

If the OSU Libraries' servers are down (depending on which servers are down), the proxy for OFF campus access might also be down.

If our off-campus proxy server is down, one option is to use a VPN client with remote desktop to access your campus computer, so that your actions will be recognized as originating from on campus.

If some of our servers are down, but our off-campus proxy server is not down and you are off campus, you should be able to access most vendor content by simply placing the following string at the beginning of the vendor’s URL: 

http://proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/login?url=http://vendor’s URL

(Vendor URL's for commonly used resources can be viewed by hovering over the on-campus links, listed to the left.)