To maintain the currency and security of ProQuest ebook platforms, the ProQuest EBL and Ebook Central platforms will be be maintained this Saturday, 23 July. Orbis Cascade Alliance e-books on the EBL platform will unavailable for approximately three hours from from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

A print server upgrade in the Salem Campus library is necessary to solve a problem that has been occurring.  The upgrade will take place at 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 21st

During this time patrons will not be able to print using the Papercut software installed on the student and public computers.  If a student needs to print during the downtime it will need to happen through the Teresa at Help Desk 1. Print jobs will print to a staff printer and then be paid for at the circulation desk.  IT expects that printing could be down anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour, but really isn’t sure.  Library patrons will be notified when regular print service resumes.

If you never set up a Gale My Account, you can ignore this message. If you have an account, please read on.

Through Gale’s InfoTrac products*, users have the opportunity to create a personalized Gale account to store articles and more, but Gale plans to phase out Gale My Accounts. The feature is different from the new-ish option to save Gale content to Google Drive or Classroom. .

Gale will start phasing out the Gale My Account feature as of April 28, 2016:

  • New accounts may no longer be created.
  • Existing users will be able to access their Saved Documents via My Account: My Folder until summer 2016.
  • Users who wish to create search alerts will need to use the Create Search Alert function on search results pages, which will prompt for an email address. Existing search alerts will remain untouched.
  • New searches can no longer be saved, but existing Saved Searches will be accessible until summer 2016. A specific summer date will be announced later.

This information is from the spring InfoTrac product update:

To summarize, if you have a personal Gale My Account, stop using it and move saved content and searches before the start of summer, or you will lose the information.

Questions? Please call or email the Chemeketa Reference Desk.

* Databases in the InfoTrac family include InfoTrac Student, InfoTrac Newsstand, Informe, Academic OneFile, General OneFile, and more.

Some of Chemeketa’s ebooks will be unavailable for up to two hours beginning at 2 pm on Thursday, April 7th.  This brief interruption affects books in the EBL collection.  If you need help finding alternative resources, contact a librarian at, 503.399.5231, or Chemeketa Library Online Chat.

Links from Library Search to articles in Academic OneFile, Gale Virtual Reference Library and other Gale databases are  working now.  If article links from Library Search are not working for you please let us know at You can get around the problem by going directly to a database from Library Databases and re-doing your search.

In library search results links from Gale databases such as Academic OneFile and Gale Virtual Reference may not work correctly.  If you experience an error message, the best thing to do is to open the database directly from our database page and to search for the article in the Gale user interface.  A few key words should do it.

Our library search vendor has been alerted to the problem and is working on a solution.  We will update as soon as the problem has been corrected. We regret the inconvenience.

Chemeketa Community College Library has a large selection of streaming video in a variety of databases accessible 24/7.  Here are some samples to help you celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday. If asked for a user name and password, use your My Chemeketa login information.

Martin Luther King Press Conference – In this 1963 Press Conference USA half-hour video Dr. King answers questions about race relations, civil rights legislation, and more.

I Have a Dream Speech – Perhaps King’s most famous speech, delivered to 20,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963.

Mountaintop Speech – Another celebrated speech from 1968.

Elsevier has announced that its ScienceDirect database will cease support of Internet Explorer 8 as of January 1.  The move is made at the urging of Microsoft Corporation, which recommends that vendors and web site owners to support only newer, officially-supported editions of the browser.

Elsevier points out that making this change will enable ScienceDirect to:

  • Remove current IE8 security issues
  • Enhance existing security measures across all browsers
  • Add support for new browser technologies
  • Add responsive design to aid use of ScienceDirect across devices
  • Improve accessibility to better enable access to people with diverse abilities

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.

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.


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