ProQuest, one of our database providers, has announced that it will be performing scheduled maintenance on its databases beginning Saturday evening, January 16th at 9:00 p.m. The maintenance window is 8 hours, so they should be usable again Sunday morning, January 17th at 5:00 a.m. For us, the databases that will be down are ProQuest Science, Ethnic NewsWatch, and PsychINFO.
We imagine ProQuest has scheduled this maintenance early in the semester so it will minimally disrupt everyone's research for class projects due later in the semester. If you need articles from ProQuest Science, Ethnic NewsWatch, or PsychINFO over the weekend, we recommend doing your research early (e.g. before 9 p.m. on Saturday) so you can be sure you get the articles you need. It is probable that everything will be up and running at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, but it is also possible that the updates could take a little longer than planned, judging by our knowledge of previous vendor updates.