ProQuest Takes a Brief Break

ProQuest, supplier of three of the Library’s magazine and newspaper databases, will be down for maintenance this weekend. From 10pm on Saturday until 10am on Sunday, Proquest Historical Newspapers, American Periodicals Series Online, and Proquest Platinum are going to be unavailable. Students working on research papers should plan ahead for the outage. Below are brief descriptions of these three databases for those who may be unfamiliar with them, with links to the Library’s Research Databases page:

American Periodicals Series Online
More than 1,000 American magazines and newspapers published between 1741 and 1940.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers 
New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and ten other national and regional papers

ProQuest Platinum
2,000 magazines and scholarly journals. Also the New York Times (1980 on), Wall Street Journal (1984 on), 40 other newspapers and news services.