Site problems and workarounds

As you may have noticed, there have been some problems with the Laurier Library website lately. You may have seen some “503 errors” (which typically go away if you refresh the page once or twice) and you may have noticed that you are never getting results from site searches. We apologize for any inconvenience and we’re working to resolve these problems as quickly as possible but, in the meantime, here are some tips on finding links to databases and other electronic resources in our collection for those of you who have relied on just searching.

  1. If you know where the page is linked, you can still navigate there. For example, most of the news resources pages are linked to under “Research materials,”then “News articles” in the menus above.
  2. The subject guides and title lists for databases are still working so that may be useful.
  3. Electronic journals (or “ejournals”) are easily found through the “Journal titles” search on our front page.
  4. Most databases, ejournals, electronic books (or “ebooks”), and other electronic resources are listed in our Primo catalogue which you should still be able to search from the “Primo search”box on the front page.
  5. You can also search in Google for the resource’s title (like “jstor” or some important keywords in the title, like “proquest”) along with “laurier” or “laurier library”. This usually brings up the resource page near the top of the results list but you may see different results as Google includes information like past searches and location into how it organizes results.

Again, we apologize for any inconvenience in accessing library resources. If you have any questions or comments about this, please contact us by email, through our “Ask Us” chat box on our site, or by phone at (519) 884-0710 x3222.


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