ProQuest Scheduled Maintenance Sunday 29th January 2017 – ProQuest Central and RefWorks

Just to let you know that ProQuest are carrying out scheduled maintenance on Sunday 29th January 03:00-12:00 (GMT) ProQuest is upgrading their servers in order to improve the performance and security of their applications.

During this time access to ProQuest products including ProQuest Central (journals database) and RefWorks will be unavailable.

RefWorks users will not be able to use applications online.  Write-n-Cite will work, but Reference Citation Manager and Google Docs Add-in will not be available.

Apologies for any inconvenience!

If you have any queries about this, please contact


Resource Alert: Scheduled Maintenance ProQuest Ebook Central Saturday 15th October 2016

The ProQuest Ebook Central platform will be unavailable for approximately three hours on Saturday15th October 2016, from 6pm to 9pm, due to scheduled maintenance.

If you have any questions about this, or any other Library resource, please contact us

Resource Alert: Scheduled Maintenance – Wiley Online Library Saturday 14th May 2016, 11:00-14:00 BST

Wiley Online Library (E-books and E-Journals) will be unavailable on Saturday 14th May for three hours between 11:00-14:00 (BST) to allow essential maintenance to be carried out.

The provider apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any queries about this or any other resource, please contact us on

ProQuest Ebook Central – Scheduled Maintenance, Thursday 7th April 2016 (22:00-00:00 BST)

ProQuest Ebook Central will be unavailable on Thursday night due to scheduled maintenance.

As part of the overall modernisation and consolidation of ProQuest ebook platforms, the ProQuest EBL and Ebook Central platforms will be unavailable for up to two hours Thursday April 7, 2016 for scheduled maintenance between 22:00-00:00 BST.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any queries regarding this, or with any online resources, please contact

Scheduled Critical Maintenance Sunday 13th March 2016 – RefWorks & ProQuest Central

Calling all early risers and/or night owls – there will be disruption to some ProQuest products this weekend:

On Sunday 13th March 2016, ProQuest will be installing critical firmware updates to its systems infrastructure. The maintenance window is scheduled to begin at 03:00 GMT and will last for eight hours until 11:00 (am)

ProQuest apologise for the short notice of this maintenance window and for any inconvenience this will cause.  They also stated that “while we do all we can to avoid downtime, we feel it is warranted in this case to prevent future interruptions to our services”

During this time ProQuest Central (including Newsstand) and RefWorks will be unavailable.  PQDT Open will also be unavailable during this maintenance window.

Users attempting to access these products during the downtime will be re-directed to a web page explaining the scheduled maintenance.

Scheduled read-only time on Taylor & Francis Online – Monday 7th December

Scheduled read-only time on Taylor & Francis Online

Taylor & Francis have let us know the following:

There will be some scheduled development work on the Taylor & Francis Online platform. During this time the site will be in read-only mode. Customers will still be able to download and read content for which they have access rights but other My Account functionality and purchasing options will be unavailable.

This will take place on Monday 7th December 2015, 07:00 – 16:00 GMT.

If you need any further assistance with this, or any other E-resource issues, please let us know 

Abertay Research Collections Upgrade & Downtime: 18-19th August 2015

Abertay Research Collections (ARC) – the University Research Repository is being upgraded to DSpace 4.2 today Tuesday 18th August.

Work will start at 12:00 today and the Repository should be considered at risk from that time. If you usually self-deposit your research you should not deposit any items until the upgrade is completed. The upgrade is expected to be complete by Wednesday 12:00 19th August.

We will let you know when the Repository service is restored.

If you need any further information about the upgrade or depositing your research outputs during this time, please email

RefWorks users – Notice of RefWorks maintenance Wednesday 12th August 2015

The Library Services Team will be updating the Abertay Harvard style in RefWorks on Wednesday 12th August. RefWorks will still be available to use, but once the update is complete all RefWorks users will need to change their customisation settings to incorporate the changes.

Please watch our YouTube video to see how quick and easy it is to customise your RefWorks account:

Please contact if you need any further help

Scheduled maintenance notice Sunday 9th August – RefWorks unavailable

RefWorks will be unavailable on Sunday 9th August due to maintenance.

The maintenance window is scheduled to begin on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 03:00 a.m. and will last for eight (8) hours.

During this time RefWorks will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance.  The provider apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

E-resource maintenance Notice Saturday 30th May 2015 – MyiLibrary

MyiLibrary have informed us that they have scheduled maintenance being carried out on their platform this weekend.

There will be no access to any MyiLibrary content between the hours of 1pm and 7pm on Saturday 30th May 2015.  

Please note that this will include all MyiLibrary ebooks whether you are accessing the site directly, or linking out from the Library Catalogue or Summon.