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

The library is currently having difficulty proxying Mango Languages, a language learning resource provided by the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service. Chemeketa, Mango,  and CCRLS personnel are working to try to identify the problem.  In the meantime, if you are off campus and have a public library card, you can log into Mango with the barcode number from your public library card by going to the CCRLS catalog at and choosing eResources from the menu at left. A menu will appear at right.  Under Essentials, choose “Learn a Language”

Dear Chemeketa Community,
On Thursday June 4th, we received the following notification from Blackboard:
On Saturday, June 5th, 2015 between the hours of 9:00pm to 9:00am June 6th. our Datacenter Provider, in coordination with our Datacenter Operations team, will be performing an emergency break fix power maintenance at the VA2 datacenter.

Due to the nature of the work being performed by the provider, additional measures have been taken for redundancy in power to avoid any interruption. However, in event of an unforeseen issue during the maintenance window, brief period of service interruption cannot be entirely ruled out.

We apologize for not providing enough advance notification for this maintenance, and will make all efforts to keep any impact to a minimum.

Blackboard MH Change Management

Please communicate this possible service interruption to your students as soon as possible.
We apologize for the short notice and any inconvenience this may cause.
Thank you.  COL Technical Support Team

The look and feel of Gale article databases including Academic OneFile, General OneFile and the Gale PowerSearch recently changed significantly.  The library will be updating video and print tutorials to reflect these changes. If you have any questions about using any library article database, please contact a librarian at or 503.399.5231 or use the library’s chat reference service at


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.