Various Proquest Databases unavailable on Sunday afternoon

06 August 2015

Proquest have advised that some of their databases will be unavailable from 2pm Sunday 8th August - with access being restored by around 10 pm. Some of the affected databases that we subscribe to are:

• Georef
• Health and Medical Complete
• Literature Online
• ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
• Sociological Abstracts

Their announcement follows:

Dear Customer:

On Sunday ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

During this time access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance:
• Research databases
• ProQuest platform (
• ProQuest Congressional (
• ProQuest Dialog (
• Chadwyck-Healey databases (full list available here)
• CultureGrams
• eLibrary (all editions)
• ProQuest Digital Microfilm
• ProQuest Obituaries
• ProQuest Research Companion
• SIRS (all editions)