Chemeketa Community College Information Technology will be performing a variety of critical technology maintenance tasks on Sunday, February 7th. This may temporarily interrupt off campus access to library databases.  The outage window will be for 24 hours starting at midnight. Database access will not necessarily be affected during the entire time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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.

Come join us for a book discussion group forum and share with us your experience in reading the book Spare Parts by Joshua Davis. All are welcome! Students, please ask your instructor if class credit is available for attending a book discussion.  We will have  a sign in sheet for students who are receiving credit. Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday January 19 (1:30-2:30) – Library Lounge, Building 9-200
Wednesday February 3 (10:30-11:30– Library Lounge, Building 9-200
Thursday February 11 (3:30-4:30)- Multicultural Center Building 2-176
 Friday February 26 (1:30-2:30– Library Lounge, Building 9-200

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.

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.


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