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Database News & Notes

(01/22/15) -- Due to site maintenance, SRDS will be unavailable on Sunday, January 25 from 10am-4pm.

(10/19/14) -- Please note: ARTstor's advanced search is not working properly, and they expect to fix it in mid-November. In the interim, please use their faceted search feature.

(9/11/14) -- We now have a subscription to eMarkter.

(8/1/15) -- We now have a subscription to Fashion Studies Online: the Videofashion Library.

(7/15/14) -- We now have a subscription to Trend Council.

(6/12/14) -- We now have a subscription to Europa World Online.

(6/12/14) -- Upcoming maintenance on ProQuest : Saturday, June 14, at 10 p.m.  to Sunday, June 15, at 6:00 a.m.

(4/30/14) -- Due to site maintenance, Passport will be unavailable from May10-11, 2014.

(4/7/14) -- Due to site maintenance, Clip Art will be unavailable from April 10-13, 2014.

(1/15/17) -- Due to necessary maintenance, Library databases will be unavailable on Friday, January 17 from 8am-12pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.

(10/8/13) -- ARTstor will be unavailable due to maintenance on Oct. 10 from 6am-10am.

(8/28/13)  -- Coming Soon: enhanced Library database pages! Tags, links to tutorials, and revised subjects will improve functionality & ease of use.

(8/26/13) -- We're experiencing issues with Gale databases - please use Firefox or IE to access these services.

(5/28/13) -- SRDS access has been restored.

(5/16/13) -- SRDS is experiencing technical difficulties  - click here for temporary username/password

(2/19/13) -- Due to necessary IT upgrades, database access may be sporadically unavailable on 2/19/13 between 5-9pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.

(1/10/13) -- On Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 the Internet will be unavailable in the Library and campus-wide due to IT Emergency Maintenance. Access to Internet based services such as databases and Email will also be unavailable both campus-wide and remotely. We apologize for any inconvenience.

(11/16/12) --  We are experiencing remote access issues with is working to resolve the problem and we apologize for the inconvenience.

(11/5/12) -- EBSCO databases are now working in Firefox and Internet Explorer.

(11/1/12) -- All EBSCO databases are currently unavailable due to storm-related problems. We apologize for the inconvenience.

(10/26/12) -- Hoover's access has been restored.

(10/25/12) -- Hoover's database is not working from off-campus. They are working to resolve the problem. 

(9/19/12) --  Pop Culture Universe access has been restored.

(9/14/12) -- Pop Culture Universe is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

(9/14/12) --  The Library has a trial to Source4Style through December 31, 2012. Click here for instructions on how to set up your free account.

(8/29/12) -- We are experiencing access issues with If you see a "remote IP access" message, click the "initiate conversation" box in the center of the page and you will be brought to the site. is working to resolve this error message.


(6/18/12) -- Update -- The new EBSCO databases are now available for use, both on-campus and off.  Give them a try!

(6/5/12) -- Our SUNY library consortium, SUNYConnect, recently announced that it will renew its contract with EBSCOhost, our major database provider.  FIT users will continue to enjoy access to Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, Textile Technology Complete, and many other EBSCO databases.  Even more good news -- EBSCO's recent merger with WilsonWeb has expanded their online resources, and SUNYConnect is adding to our database package.  Starting July 1, FIT users will have access to Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Education Full Text, Energy & Power Source, Entrepreneurial Studies Source, Humanities Full Text, LGBT Life with Full Text, and Social Sciences Full Text.  We have already added the links for them to our Databases lists.

(5/7/12) -- Access to WGSN is still unavailable -- they are working to resolve the issue.

(5/4/12) -- Access to WGSN is currently unavailable, and they are working to resolve the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

(2/2/12) -- Access to has been restored. If you see a "server error" message, click on the top banner to enter the site. WWD is working to resolve the error message.

(2/1/12) --  Access to Hoover's Online has been restored. It's available both on- and off-campus. 

(1/30/12) -- Hoover's Online is currently only available on-campus. Off-campus access will be restored ASAP.

(1/20/12) -- We're currently experiencing access issues with They are working to resolve the problem. We apologize for the inconvenience. Some of the content (text only) can be accessed through other databases using the E-Journal Portal.

(1/13/12) -- The following databases have new interfaces: Gale Virtual Reference Library, New York Times Historical, and the Wall Street Journal.

(12/19/11) -- Art Full Text and Art Retrospective databases are now available through EBSCO. The interface is different but the content is the same. The Wilson links will be available through January.

(11/17/11) -- We have a trial to the Benezit Dictionary of Artists through December 16.

(10/28/11) -- StyleCat users can now link to the mobile version of our catalog directly from the StyleCat screen.  Look for the link in the center of the top menu ribbon.

StyleCat link to mobile catalog


(10/25/11) -- The Custom Newspapers database has been upgraded and replaced by the Gale InfoTrac Newsstand database.  According to the NYS  Education Dept.: 

Newspaper coverage available through the NOVELNY initiative will be upgraded on October 25th with the replacement of InfoTrac Custom Newspapers with Gale Newsstand. Newsstand includes all of the content from Custom Newspapers and more. The move to Newsstand should address concerns on timely updating of content noted in the Custom Newspapers product. The National Newspaper Index and New York State Newspapers access will remain unchanged.

(9/12/11) -- Off-campus access is now available for the Vogue Archive, Building Green Suite and Underground and Independent Comics databases.

(9/7/11) -- Take a sneak peak at the Vogue Archive! The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of U.S. Vogue from 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out is included, and can be searched by garment type, designer and brand name.

(9/2/11) -- Remote users!  If you are having trouble logging in to our databases from off campus, please read the following suggestions:

IT Operations and the Help Desk  have identified the issue concerning the log in problems to the subscription databases experienced by the off campus users recently. Users who are accessing the sites via Internet Explorer only are being blocked by their anti-virus programs. As a temporary work around, IT is recommending the following:

Off campus users should access the sites via the Firefox Browser, where the error does not occur.

If the above is not an option, the user should be instructed to temporarily disable their anti-virus firewall prior to accessing the sites, and to then re-enable it when they are done.

The Help Desk is aware of this problem and will be able to assist users who contact them.

(8/29/11) -- HomeBuildLife is now available! HBL is WGSN's online product design and development tool created exclusively for the interiors market.

(8/29/11) -- Building Green Suite is now available! Available on-campus only.

(8/29/11) -- Underground and Independent Comics database is now available! Available on-campus only.

(8/29/11) -- Stylesight EDU has the same content you know and love! Follow directions to create or reactivate your account.

(8/23/11) -- ARTStor users please note.  You will now need to register and create a personal account on the site in order to download images.  Follow the directions on the ARTStor page.

(8/23/11) -- StyleCat, the Library's online catalog, is now available in a mobile version.  Search results are optimized for smart phones, tablets and other hand-held devices that you can carry with you to the stacks.  See the samples below.  Try it now


 Sample mobile search:
 Sample search results:
 mobile search  sample search results
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