Thursday, August 9, 2018

Planned Website Outage Sunday 12 Aug 6 am - 12 noon

What is happening?
Sunday morning August 12th from 6 am to noon, we are upgrading our Oracle server. To do this, we need to close off access to iMpact and all iMpact applications during this time.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

New Orbis Interface

There are now 285.6 million companies in Orbis and a whole new interface making the user experience easier and more efficient.  The updates include easier to use navigation, and easier to read results, click through options to financials, qualitative scores by modeFinance and Zanders, and mich more.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Wards Intelligence now available through the Kresge Library

Wards Intelligence, a provider of sales, production, specification, and other data on the automotive industry is now available through the Kresge Library. Wards also provides industry insights into advanced vehicle technology. Click the “Data” tab to view available data sets that can be downloaded to Excel. 

Note: The Outlook Conference Series and Wards Intelligence Reports are not included in our subscription.

Access is available to all three UM Campuses.

Access Wards Intelligence on the Kresge Library's A-Z Database Page

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

RefWorks Subscription Cancellation

The University of Michigan's subscription to RefWorks will expire at the end of December 2018 and will not be renewed.

This decision was made based on a steady decline in RefWorks usage paired with the availability of free or low-costs options that function as well as or better than Refworks. Additionally, RefWorks is introducing a new platform that would have required all of our users to migrate their account and learn a new tool as the legacy product is retired.

Existing RefWorks users will be contacted via email before the start of the fall semester and provided with options and support for transitioning to another citation management tool. An FAQ will also be developed to guide users in this transition. An additional email will be sent before the end of the fall semester with a final reminder about migrating. More information about the RefWorks transition plan will be shared at the Public Services Communication Forum (PSCF) on Friday, July 20.

The University of Michigan will continue to offer support for EndNote and EndNote Basic, Mendeley, and Zotero. Support for transitioning from RefWorks to another product is available by emailing Users of the Taubman Health Sciences Library can email

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Unlimited Access to O'Reilly Safari Books Online

Safari Tech Books Online has been upgraded to the new O'Reilly Safari Books Online platform, which provides unlimited access for all current U-M students, faculty and staff to even more books, plus new videos, tutorials, case histories, and learning paths.

Access 40,000+ technical books, videos, tutorials, case studies, and learning paths from O'Reilly & Associates, The Pearson Technology Group (including Addison-Wesley, Alpha, Financial Times Prentice Hall, Cisco Press, New Riders, Peachpit Press, Prentice Hall PTR, Que and Sams) and other publishers. 

The new platform requires entry of your U-M email address (in the format: to obtain temporary access, which results in you receiving email messages inviting you to create a permanent O'Reilly Safari account.  You are not required to create a permanent account unless you want to use personalized features or the smart phone app version.  You may obtain temporary access as many times as you wish.

Access to the O'Reilly Safari Books Online platform is available on the Kresge Library A-Z Database list.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Kresge Library Services Closed 11-1 on Monday, May 7

Kresge Library Services will be closed from 11am-1pm on Monday, May 7 for a staff function. References services and Course Materials pickup will not be available during this time.

WRDS Downtime scheduled for May 15, 2018

During the scheduled downtime, all access methods on WRDS will be inaccessible from 9-11 AM EST (GMT -5) on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Please plan your research accordingly.
The WRDS servers will be undergoing regularly scheduled maintenance from 8:00am - 11:00am EDT on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. This will affect the WRDS Cloud system and remote access to WRDS data. Web sessions may be invalidated, with a re-login required.
You will not be able to access the servers while the maintenance is in progress. WRDS Cloud jobs will not be interrupted, but access to the WRDS Cloud head nodes will be disabled for the duration of the maintenance window. PC-SAS/CONNECT sessions and WRDS SAS/STUDIO sessions will be interrupted, and will need to be restarted following the completion of the maintenance window.