Chemeketa Community College now has full online access to The Chronicle of Higher Education premium content.  If you have an email subscription to Academe Today or other Chronicle newsletters, links within those emails should take you directly to articles if you are on campus. If you are not on campus, create an account with your Chemeketa email address at  More information about creating an account or accessing Chronicle content on mobile devices is available at Accessing Chronicle Content.

The Chronicle is also available at the library’s Articles and More: Database Pages.  If you are off campus, accessing The Chronicle of Higher Education through the library’s database page requires login with your My Chemeketa username and password.

If you have questions about access, please contact a librarian at or 503.399.5231.

The PBS Video Collection database (Alexander Street Press) site will come offline for approximately 30 minutes at 4 pm PST on Thursday, November 05, 2015 to allow for scheduled updates to take place.

PBS Video Collection is available on the library’s database page.

Update on JSTOR

October 13, 2015

Here are some updates to JSTOR’s original announcement.  Service has been largely restored, but there may be intermittent problems.

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 on Access to books as well as journal content published in the most recent few years may be intermittent.  If you need help, please feel free to email us at

Service Update – October 14, 2015

The platform is more stable, but technical issues still affect access to content on the site. We understand that’s the key impact on work, and our team is continuing to work hard to resolve this issue.

 We received the following message from the JSTOR database service provider on 10/13/2015 at 2:45. While JSTOR Support works to fix these access issues, please contact a Chemeketa librarian if you would like assistance finding sources using a different database or research tool. You may reach the library at (503) 399-5231 or see additional options under Ask a Question on the library website.
Dear Colleague,

Yesterday and today, we have been experiencing intermittent, site-wide access issues that affect use of JSTOR. Our engineers are working hard to restore stable access as quickly as possible. Please watch our Platform Updates page ( for service alerts about these issues. We will post the most current information on that page, as we have it.

We apologize for this interruption and thank you for your continued support of JSTOR.

JSTOR Support

New Directory Database Added

September 22, 2015

The library has begun a subscription to AtoZDatabases: The Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database. AtoZ databases’ Premier Business Database  has over 30 million U.S. business & executive profiles. Detailed data includes:  industry specifics, employee size, sales, competitors, executive titles and e-mail  addresses, historic data, and more! Search by geography, industry,  executives, or ownership.

The Premier  Residential  Database  includes  220  million  U.S.  residents, and is updated weekly.

AtoZdatabase’s Premier Jobs Database has over 2.3 million job listings, searchable by city, state, or zip code. Find jobs by keyword, business name, and job title, or search by 27 industry categories. Advanced search features are available, such as limiting by salary range.

The database also has Résumé Templates,   Interview  Tips,   and    more.

AtoZdatabases takes the place of Reference USA on the library’s list of databases.

To provide better service to wireless users, Chemeketa’s Information Technology will be turning on user authentication for the college’s Wi-Fi network during the weekend of Aug. 21-23. After this change, students and employees will be required to log in through a webpage with their My Chemeketa username and password to use college Wi-Fi.

The first time you connect during the current term , you will need to enter a passcode that you will find on the first page of My Chemeketa.  A librarian can help you get this code.

To connect to Chemeketa’s Wi-Fi network after the change:

  1. Connect to the Wi-Fi network of your choice (CCCEmployee for employees, and CCCStudent for students)
  2. You should get redirected to a login page
  3. Use your My Chemeketa username and password
 to log in
  4. You are connected

Note: Most devices will either redirect you automatically to the login page, or alert you that additional actions are necessary to connect to the Internet. If this does not happen, browse to a non-secure site and you should be redirected to the login page.

Should you have any issues getting connected, please contact the IT Help Desk at 503.399.7899.

A new release of our library search will be installed starting at midnight on August 23.  The search may be unavailable for a short period of time while the installation is running.

The “Did you mean” functionality of the search will be improved by this upgrade.  A new feature will be the Personalize Your Results feature near the top of the result filtering options.  Choosing a general subject discipline in the Personalize Results dialog box should improve the relevance of article results to your interests.  Results for books, DVDs, etc., are not affected by this feature.

Access to databases from off campus has been repaired by the IT staff.

Elsevier, the producer of the ScienceDirect database informs us that on Saturday, August 1, access to  ScienceDirect will be unavailable due to a scheduled maintenance for approximately 4.5 hours starting at 03:00 PM Pacific Time.

Please plan your weekend research accordingly.

Gale Databases Restored

July 22, 2015

The problem previously reported should now be resolved.

Chemeketa’s IT department informs us that the computerized student information system will be down for maintenance beginning at 6am on Friday, July 17, and extending through Sunday, July 19.  It will be available for use again no later than 6amMonday, July 20.  This outage will allow IT to apply critical security upgrades to the infrastructure.

This outage will prevent access to many pages in My Chemeketa used by students and staff.

This will prevent students and staff from accessing schedules, making payments, viewing or ordering transcripts, or accessing any other information during the down time.
It will not prevent access to online classes, which can be reached directly at

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