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Gale Full-text search results in 1Search have been problematic lately. We are working with the vendor to resolve the problem, but the problem is taking some time for them to resolve. In the meantime, here a few tips for working around these:

 

When Gale Full-text links in a 1Search result lead to an error page, the full-text may actually still be available in a Gale database.

Try navigating directly to the Gale database, and search for the article there: https://guides.library.oregonstate.edu/az.php?v=27193

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You can try the links in one of the individual records. Sometimes they actually work:

SAGE Research Methods contains more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method. The Methods Map can help those less familiar with research methods to find the best technique to use in their research.

SAGE Research Methods Cases are stories of how real research projects were conducted. The collection provides more than 1100 case studies, showing the challenges and successes of doing research, written by the researchers themselves.  They explain why the researchers chose the methods they did, how they overcame problems in their research and what they might have done differently with hindsight: the realities of research that are missing from journal articles and textbooks.

SAGE Research Methods Datasets is a collection of teaching datasets and instructional guides that give students a chance to learn data analysis by practicing themselves. Through practicing analysis using real data from SAGE Research Methods Datasets, students can see how analytic decisions are made, helping them to become confident researchers.

SAGE Research Methods Video contains more than 125 hours of video, including tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and more, covering the entire research methods and statistics curriculum. Videos can also be embedded into course management systems for exam preparation. Through these videos, students can find extra help and support to guide them through every step of their research project and succeed in their research methods course.

 

These OSU trials will be available until April 15, 2019. Please tell us what you think. Comments on these resources can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

 

To maintain the currency and security of ProQuest products, ProQuest will be performing an 8 hour maintenance process on many of their products beginning on January 19, 2019, 7:00 PM PST. During the maintenance window, many ProQuest and Ebook Central database products will be temporarily unavailable.

The Lexis Nexis platform has transitioned to the new Nexis Uni platform. Nexis Uni™ features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis (including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790) with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.

19th Century UK Periodicals is a major multi-part series which covers the events, lives, values and themes that shaped the British Empire and the 19th century world. It is mainly based on the repositories of the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of South Africa, the National Library of Australia, and many others.

This OSU trial will be available until January 10, 2019. Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.