ProQuest downtime scheduled for August 20-21, 2016

ProquestOn Saturday August 20, ProQuest will be performing a system upgrade, beginning at 10 p.m. and lasting for eight hours. During this time, access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available:

Research databases

  • ProQuest platform (
  • ProQuest Congressional (
  • ProQuest Dialog (
  • Chadwyck-Healey US databases
  • CultureGrams
  • eLibrary (all editions)
  • ProQuest Digital Microfilm
  • ProQuest Obituaries
  • ProQuest Research Companion
  • SIRS (all editions)
  • Ancestry
  • Sanborn maps
  • Dissertation publishing
  • ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator

Reference management/Research support tools

  • RefWorks
  • COS Funding Opportunities
  • COS Scholar Universe
  • Pivot
  • Papers Invited

Bibliographic and catalog enrichment resources

  • Books in Print®
  • LibraryThing for Libraries™
  • Resources for College Libraries
  • ProQuest Syndetic Solutions

Ex-Libris – Workflow Solutions

  • Intota Assessment

Users attempting to access these products during the downtime will be re-directed to a web page explaining the scheduled maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Emerald Insight outage on Friday, 10/3

emeraldRoutine maintenance has been scheduled for Emerald Insight on Friday, October 3, 2014. Emerald resources will be unavailable for up to 15 minutes, beginning at 6 p.m. and lasting no longer than one hour. If you access the website during this time, you will receive a ‘connection timeout’, or similar message. Please note that this outage may also affect some functionality on


Libraries partner with Emerald Group Publishing to support EBV

EBV-sliderSyracuse University Libraries has brokered an agreement with Emerald Group Publishing to secure an extensive collection of eBooks and eJournals for use by participants in the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program. Emerald representatives approached the libraries with an offer of support after viewing a “60 Minutes” segment in May 2013 about the EBV program.

Through this unprecedented partnership, Emerald content worth over $100,000 is available to EBV students at Syracuse University and seven partner institutions: Florida State University, UCLA, Texas A&M, Cornell University, University of Connecticut, Purdue University and Louisiana State University.

“During our work with veteran entrepreneurs, we stress the importance of doing their research, knowing their markets and the opportunities they are addressing,” says J. Michael Haynie, vice chancellor for Military and Veterans Affairs at Syracuse University and executive director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families. “The eBooks and eJournals made available by Emerald to our students will provide them with competitive advantages as they start and grow their ventures.”

We thank Emerald Group Publishing for providing this generous incentive to enrich the educational and practical experience of those enrolled in the groundbreaking EBV program,” says K. Matthew Dames, interim dean of Libraries and University Librarian.

The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans with disabilities resulting from their U.S. military service.

Supported by Syracuse University librarians, EBV participants will have access to research and scholarly content in several Emerald collections, including:

  • Emerald Management eJournals Premier Database: access to over 200 journals with comprehensive coverage across all management disciplines;
  • Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies: peer-reviewed teaching cases focusing on business decision making and management development in key emerging markets;
  • Business, Management and Economics eBook package: a growing collection of over 890 volumes featuring innovative, international content;
  • Social Sciences eBook package: 400 volumes featuring cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary research in social science by high profile, international authors.

Because all of the content is online, students will be able to conduct their research from any location.

Michael J. Sugarman, senior vice president, Emerald North America, expressed enthusiasm for the new program, saying, “Emerald is delighted to partner with Syracuse University Libraries in supporting the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans with Disabilities. As a publisher specializing in management, strategy and entrepreneurship, we recognize that some of the best leaders in the world are those who serve, or have served, in the U.S. military. Providing EBV with highest quality research in these subjects aligns fully with Emerald’s mission to link research and practice to the benefit of society.”

Emerald is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. The company manages a portfolio of more than 290 journals and over 2,300 books and book series volumes. It also provides an extensive range of value-added products, resources and services to support its customers’ needs.

For more information on this program, contact Scott Warren (SU Libraries), James Schmeling (IVMF and EBV), or Eric Schwartz (Emerald Publishing).

Information for Emerald Users

Emerald Group Publishing has alerted Syracuse University Libraries about an upcoming platform change with implications for users who have set up accounts within Emerald. Starting July 25, 2014, and continuing for four weeks, individual user profiles will not be available. Users will not be able to make changes to settings during this time.

If you have questions about this change or encounter problems using Emerald titles, please feel free to contact Tasha Cooper,

We apologize for this inconvenience.

Classic Catalog will be down on afternoon of July 23

Voyager outages have been scheduled July 22-23 to support a server hardware upgrade. The upgrade will begin at 10 p.m. Tuesday evening, July 22, and is expected to be completed Wednesday afternoon, July 23. During this time, requests and renewals from the Classic Catalog will be disabled. The Classic Catalog will be unavailable for up to two hours the afternoon of July 23. The timing of this outage will be dependent on issues encountered during the upgrade.

Thank you for your patience during this process.