Databases Category


Scopus ends support of IE8 as of 1 Oct 2015

Scopus is following Microsoft’s directive to focus support on newer, officially-supported IE versions.


ProQuest Digital Microfilm and IE

When using Internet Explorer to access ProQuest Digital Microfilm, you may need to take the following steps:

  1. Open database in IE
  2. Go to Tools — “Compatibility View settings”
  3. “Add this website:”
  4. Close the settings, and close the browser as well
  5. Open a new window; from now on that resource should work in IE

Cyber-Anatomy and Mac OSX

Currently Cyber-Anatomy is unable to run on OSX Maverick or Mountain Lion. The latest Cyber-Anatomy rebuild should solve this problem in January 2014; until then they recommend Mac users to make use of virtual desktop or dual-boot solutions.


Internet Explorer and Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press has reported that their databases may occasionally experience problems with Internet Explorer. Some drop-down menu choices from within a database will open a new window or tab; please enable pop-ups for this functionality to work.


Thomson ONE recommendations

Thomson Reuters recommends that users accessing Thomson ONE use Internet Explorer. Additionally, users may want to disable pop-up blocking to successfully view all content.


Viewing PDFs in Mac OS Safari

Trying to read PDFs in EBSCOhost databases using the Mac browser Safari often results in a “missing plug-in” error. Please try one of these solutions:



ProQuest Cookie Cutter

If you are prompted to login to a ProQuest database (Dissertations & Theses, ABI/INFORM, ProQuest Newspapers, etc.) click on the ProQuest Cookie Cutter to clear out your browser cookies.


Micromedex and Firefox

July 2011: Currently, Micromedex 2.0 does not seem to be working with the Mozilla Firefox browser. It does seem to work fine with Google Chrome and with Internet Explorer.