Westlaw Campus Research added to Temple Libraries’ Suite of Online Resources – Access to LexisNexis Academic to be Discontinued

Westlaw Campus Research, a highly regarded legal research platform, is now available to the Temple community. In addition to the legal information at the core of the service, Westlaw Campus Research provides substantial news and business-related content – all available to search or browse via a user-friendly interface.

As of July 1, 2017, concurrent with adding Westlaw Campus Research, the Libraries’ will cease providing access to LexisNexis Academic. LexisNexis Academic has long been a leading source of legal information and news, but usage at Temple has dropped considerably over the years, while subscription costs have not. The addition of Westlaw allows the Libraries’ to provide an industry-standard legal research solution in a cost-effective manner. The Temple community will continue to have access to a large complement of news sources via the Libraries’ subscription to Proquest Global Newsstream, in addition to the news content found in Westlaw. Further enhancements to the Libraries’ news resources are also in the works.



JSTOR – Access Has Been Restored

JSTOR access has been restored, and should be operating normally.

JSTOR posted an update:
Service Update – October 14, 2015
We are continuing to make progress restoring full access to JSTOR.  Users should be able to search, browse, and access most journal articles and primary sources… Access to books as well as journal content published in the most recent few years may be intermittent.

JSTOR is currently experiencing access and authentication issues for a large number of their clients – Temple included. Their technical support is working on the problem, but has not yet provided an ETA for resolution.  JSTOR will be posting any updates on this support page.

In the meantime, please try any of our other databases or find additional information on our Research Guides.

SRDS Scheduled Downtime 12/24/14 – 12/29/14

SRDS: Standard Rate & Data Service will experience a planned downtime affecting their online services, beginning at 1pm Central on Wednesday, December 24.

All SRDS.com services on the web (including SRDS DirectNet) and company email will be unavailable from December 24 until Monday, December 29.  The vendor encourages that you plan ahead as best as you can, and log in before then to pull any information you may need during that time.

SRDS provides media rates and data for more than 100,000 U.S and international media properties, including both traditional and alternative marketing media. Advertising rates, personnel contact information, as well as circulation figures for radio, TV, cable, business publications, consumer magazines, and newspapers are included. Demographic information is also provided.

OCLC Resources Will Be Unavailable On 1/3/15

On Saturday, 3 January 2015, OCLC has scheduled a technology upgrade to support system performance and reliability. During this upgrade, all OCLC services will be unavailable on 3 January 2015, from 12:01 am to 3:00 pm, U.S. Eastern Standard Time (approximately 15 hours).

This downtime will impact the following Temple resources:
ContentDM (SCRC digital collections)
ILLiad (interlibrary loan)
FirstSearch databases:

Clase and Periodica (ClasePeriodica)
GPO Monthly Catalog
MEDLINE (available from several providers)