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SAE Digital Library requires user browser updates as of 1 January 2016

“To remain proactive amid increasingly stringent global security standards and better protect our customers’ private data, the SAE Digital Library will be upgrading its system to comply with TLS 1.2 standards starting on January 31, 2016.”

Please refer to the instructions on SAE’s website.

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ScienceDirect ends support of IE8 as of 1 Jan 2016

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

If you have any questions or concerns, please visit the ScienceDirect Blog for more details.

Note from ScienceDirect: “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.”

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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.

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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:” proquest.com
  4. Close the settings, and close the browser as well
  5. Open a new window; from now on that resource should work in IE
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

 

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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.

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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.