Electronic Resources: News and Alerts
American Chemical Society content not available via Proxy
UPDATE: Proxy access has been restored.
IEEE Xplore downtime
American Chemical Society resources not available via Proxy
UPDATE: Access issue resolved.
CHANT Database unavailable on December 4 -6, 2015 due to maintenance
Due to the network maintenance of the CHANT Database, the Database will be suspended from 6:00pm HKT 4 December (2:00am PST December 4, 2015) to 9:00am HKT 7 December, 2015 (5:00:00 PST December 6, 2015). We apologize for any inconvenience.
Access problem for all journals on JAMA network
We appear to have lost online access to all journals on the JAMA network. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org using your berkeley.edu email account and provide the citation. The pdf file will be emailed to you as soon as possible.
Sorry for the inconvenience that this may caused.
UPDATE: Access issue resolved.
ScienceDirect to cease support of Internet Explorer 8 on January 1, 2016
Announcement from Elsevier – Science Direct
Why are we ceasing support of IE8?
We are following Microsoft?s directive to focus our support on newer, officially-supported IE browser versions. Microsoft announced in 2014 that, as of January 2016, it would only support the most recent IE browser version with technical support and security updates. We strongly encourage our customers to follow Microsoft?s directive as well by updating to more recent versions of IE. Additionally, users can move to the latest versions of the Chrome or Firefox browsers for an optimal ScienceDirect experience.
By removing IE8 from our support list, we will be able to provide the following future enhancements:
Remove current IE8 security issues
Enhance existing security measures across all browsers
Add support for new browser technologies
Add responsive design to aid use of ScienceDirect across devices
Improve accessibility to better enable access to people with diverse abilities
If you have any questions or concerns, please visit the ScienceDirect Blog for more details or contact us:
email@example.com – US & Canada
firstname.lastname@example.org – Europe
email@example.com – Asia, Australia & New Zealand
firstname.lastname@example.org – Mexico, Central & South America
The ScienceDirect Team
Note: Compatibility mode in IE9 or higher reverts the browser back to IE7 or IE8 behavior. If you experience issues accessing ScienceDirect using IE9 or higher, please disable the compatibility view mode in your IE browser.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses site blocked
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses is being blocked for suspicious downloads. UCB users will not be able to access the Preview PDFs (the first 24 pages of a dissertation) or the Full text PDFs while this is being investigated.
UPDATE: The block has been lifted.
Remote Access to CRC Netbase journals
We have access problems via Proxy server for a number of CRC NetBase journals. Please try accessing these journals via VPN or via a campus PC while our Licensing librarian work with the publisher and CDL to resolve the issue.
UPDATE: As of 7/16/13, 1:00pm, access problem for CRC NetBase journals via the proxy server have been resolved.
access to APS journals via the proxy
There are reported problems accessing American Physical Society journals via the library proxy. The problem is being investigated.
IEEE Xplore – access problems from certain IP addresses
We are currently investigating access problems from a number if IP addresses for the IEEE Xplore database.