Google Scholar Error Message

April 2, 2020

Occasionally Google Scholar via the Library website gives an error message, usually when there is high traffic going through this route. If you come across multiple Captcha forms or “unusual traffic” error messages, keep refreshing your...Read more

Building work at Manawatū Library

November 17, 2016

Over the next few weeks Manawatū Library will have some building work going on. This will be in two main areas: the main entrance Level 2 – replacing ceiling tiles and carpet, and moving the Ngā Kupu Ora collection Affected areas will be...Read more

Libraries and little blue penguins – Getting closer all the time

November 7, 2016

I had a phone call today from Professor John Cockrem who is in Oamaru carrying out research on the town’s unique little blue penguin colony. It’s been in the news recently because it sits right on the waterfront and has for many years...Read more

Discover errors

August 30, 2016

Discover, the main Library search tool, is currently giving a few error messages, which are being investigated. In the meantime, here are some trouble-shooting tips for the most common errors. If these don’t work, please contact us on...Read more

Off-campus access to EBSCO Open Access journals

May 12, 2016

This problem has now been resolved. We are currently having trouble with off-campus access to EBSCO Open Access journals. If you come across this, try pasting the article title into Google Scholar (via Massey Library) or Google, or contact us for a...Read more

Having trouble with Google Scholar through the Library website?

May 6, 2016

Google Scholar seems to think Massey Library users are a robot at the moment because of high traffic. It’s asking for a Captcha, but this isn’t working for some people. Here’s a workaround… Go directly to...Read more

Discover and Web of Science searches

October 23, 2015

We’ve recently had a problem with our access to the Web of Science database. Access is now fully restored but from 11 to 21 October 2015 not all records were showing in searches both in Web of Science itself and in Discover. This means that...Read more

Google Scholar problems off-campus

April 30, 2015

Some people off-campus are continually getting a Captcha when trying to get to Google Scholar through the Library website. We are working on a solution, but in the meantime here are a couple of work arounds. If using Chrome, try Firefox...Read more

Some ebooks and databases unavailable Sunday 1 March

February 27, 2015

On Sunday 1 March, 4-9pm, Ebrary (one of our bigger suppliers) ebooks and other Proquest databases (such as Dissertations & Theses and Vogue Archive) will be unavailable due to maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience...Read more

Some ebooks unavailable Sunday 25 January afternoon

January 20, 2015

The ebooks provided to Massey by EBL may be unavailable for use on Sunday 25 January, approximately 12pm-5pm, due to urgent maintenance. Ebooks via other providers will be available as usual. We apologise for any inconvenience...Read more

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