Thursday, February 22, 2007

Database Alert: Sociological Abstracts and Other CSA Databases

We received the following notice from CSA, the database vendor who provides us with Sociological Abstracts, Criminal Justice Abstracts, Communication Abstracts, several Sage Full-Text Collections, and the Ulrichsweb online periodical directory: "Due to infrastructure upgrades to our primary data center, service for [some of our] products will be temporarily interrupted, starting at 6:00PM EST, Friday, February 23."

During Friday evening and early Saturday morning, databases like Soc. Abs. and Comm. Abs. "will still be available; however, response times may be slower than normal during this upgrade....Full service should be restored by 2:00PM EST, Saturday, February 24."

Since these upgrades sometimes take longer than expected, the time-frame may not be firm. Please plan your research in CSA databases accordingly.

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