Last updated April 30, 2024

IUCAT and other campus-wide outage information

Information about IU Notices and Downtimes including IUCAT downtime is available at Status.IU.

Outages & Downtime for Subscription Resources (e-journals, databases, etc) 

This page lists the electronic journals and databases for which a report has been made that the title cannot be reached by users on the Bloomington campus. Titles are listed in alphabetical order.

When a vendor of a collection of electronic journals reports problems in connecting to all or a large number of its journals (often several hundred titles), the problem is noted, but all of the titles in the collection cannot be listed individually.

Titles are removed as soon as the problem has been resolved.


Brill Reference Works - May 8, 2024

Brill has reported some users are experiencing difficulties accessing Brill reference works. Support is working on the issue. At this time, no IUB users have reported any problems. 

China Academic Journals - updated January 2024

Access to content from a number of journals in the China Academic Journals (CAJ) database has been temporarily suspended. Content is being restored as support work on the issue. Progress may vary depending on the title. As of December 14, 2023,  East View has independently verified that some titles have been restored in their entirety, while others are nearing complete restoration of content. A more detailed update will be provided when available.

 For impacted titles, see the title list provided by East View.  An additional note on impacted titles (note that per East View, some of this content has been restored as of December 14, 2023):  

  • pre-2022 content has been temporarily suspended from 104 journals (of which 52 titles are from Series F; 9 titles are from series G, and 34 titles are from series H).
  •  isolated articles (from any time period) of an additional 391 journals’ content is temporarily suspended from public view (of which 305 titles are from series F; 23 titles are from Series G; and 47 titles are from series H).

CNKI - updated April 3, 2024
China Statistical Yearbooks Database-Simplified Chinese - updated April 3, 2024
China Statistical Yearbooks Database-English - updated April 3, 2024
China Doctoral Dissertations/Masters Theses Full-text Database - updated April 3, 2024

Update as of April 3, 2024

Further updates will be provided when available.

Ex Libris 360 Services - May 19, 2024

Some Ex Libris 360 services, including some IUCAT records, IU-Link and the Full Text E-journals portal may be unavailable from 3:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m. EDT on May 19 due scheduled maintenance.

GOBI, WorldCat – May 15, 2024

JapanKnowledge Services - May 24, 2024

JapanKnowledge will be performing scheduled maintenance on Friday, May 24, from 8:00pm - 1:00am EDT. Maintenance will affect all of its services - including JapanKnowledge Lib, Select Contents, & JKBooks.

S&P RatingsDirect - November 22, 2023 (updated April 22, 2024)

We are currently experiencing problems with off campus access to S&P RatingsDirect. S&P developers are working for a fix for this issue, although no timeline is available. In meanwhile, off campus users can access RatingsDirect by using the IUanyware Chrome app.

WorldCat - July 18, 2022 (updated April 22, 2024)

Some "Request Through ILL" links in WorldCat are not working as expected. Technical support are continuing to work to resolve this issue and anticipate a resolution before fall 2024. If you experience errors, a workaround is available using Please visit Issues with ILL links in WorldCat for more information.

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Regularly Scheduled Library System Maintenance Windows

IUCAT will normally be down for maintenance during the following windows:

Monthly: 2nd Sunday, 12:00am - 8:00am

Weekly: Thursday, 10:00pm - 11:00pm

Weekly: Sunday, 2:00am - 10:00am

Daily: 2:00am - 2:30am

Weekly: Sunday, 7:00am - 10:00am

Maintenance is normally done once a month; scheduling varies but will be during the Sunday window.