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

Ex Libris will be performing maintenance on the hardware hosting the library’s search to allow it to remain online in the event of a performance failure. This will impact the availability of search results this Sunday morning. This work will not interfere with the databases found on the library’s database page.
Date and time for maintenance
April 12, from 1:00 AM to 5:00 AM Pacific
User impact
Effectively, service downtime: Up to four hours of intermittent FE access; frequent restarts will occur during this maintenance
We hope that this will permit better service in the future and ask for your indulgence.

The Orbis Cascade Alliance has resolved the problems that temporarily hampered searching, particularly in Summit. Users should now find that all search scopes work correctly.  In addition, the renormalization and reindexing of records has introduced some improvements.  The search facets (limits) for Resource Type are made more accurate and more granular.  Users can now limit by print books, DVD videos, audio CDs, and so on. The other big change is that E-books to which Chemeketa users do not have access will not appear in search results in the Summit scopes.

The library thanks the Alliance Normalization Rules Work Group for the great work they have done!

Our library system vendor, Ex Libris, will be upgrading the library search interface to a new version beginning at 2 am Pacific Daylight Time on Sunday, March 8. According to Ex Libris:

“The duration of the work will be roughly 2-3 hours, with interrupted access to [the library search] when a restart is performed. Full availability of search results will also be compromised during this work and users may see partial results for some period of time during this maintenance.”

Articles in the Library Search that have links for Ovid Nursing Full Text will now resolve correctly at the article level. You should be able to click the link in the Library Search View It tab and go directly to the full text of the article.

Database Proxy Restored

January 29, 2015

The maintenance work is complete and the proxy server for Chemeketa databases should be fully restored.

We apologize for any difficulty you may have experienced in reaching Chemeketa resources.

PubMed links

January 27, 2015

Chemeketa Community College Library has changed link resolver services along with changing the library search.  Due to this change, Chemeketa journals will not link to full text from MEDLINE via PubMed, as they have done in the past.

We are working toward having this functionality again. In the meantime, searches in our Library Search can be limited to MEDLINE by clicking MEDLINE (NLM) under Collection: in the facets to the left of search results. These articles do link to the full text of the article.

picture of medline facet

Direct links to ScienceDirect from article records in the Library Search are working again.  The issue proved to be the DOI server at ScienceDirect’s publisher. (This is the server that takes requests from outside the system and redirects them to the article.) Our Library Search vendor has changed the way ScienceDirect articles link in order to avoid a repeat of this problem.

Chemeketa Community College library has access to Rosetta Stone online on a trial basis.  Access is limited to on campus users.  For more information, go to and follow the directions to login.  If you have any questions or comments about Rosetta Stone online, please call 503.399.2546 or send email to

E-shelf Notice

January 22, 2015

In order to make Summit and local requesting available in the library search, we were forced to make a change to the user log-in names stored in the library system. This may result in the loss of information saved in your E-Shelf prior to 22 January 2015.  We apologize for the inconvenience. E-shelf information added after 21 January should persist in the system.


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