Monday, February 8, 2016

Library Hours - Presidents Day

Presidents Day * Monday 2/15* 10 am - 2am

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Database Trial - British History Online

British History Online is a not-for-profit digital library based at the Institute of Historical Research. It brings together material for British history from the collections of libraries, archives, museums and academics. These primary and secondary sources, which range from medieval to twentieth century, are easily searchable and browsable online.

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Trial is available until Feb. 11

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Martin Luther King Day Hours

Martin Luther King Day * Monday (1/18)  * 10 am - 2 am

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Proquest Scheduled Downtime

On Jan. 16, 2016, Proquest will be preforming upgrades to their services.  The updates will start at 9 pm and last for 8 hours.
During this time the following resources will not be available:

ProQuest Congressional
Books in Print

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Database - American Indian Histories and Cultures

A wide-ranging digital resource presenting a unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century. Explore manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers right up to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century. Browse through a wide range of rare and original documents from treaties, speeches and diaries, to historic maps and travel journals.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Library Hours - Starting Jan. 10

Monday - Thursday7:30 am -2 am
Friday7:30 am - 11 pm
Saturday10 am - 11 pm
Sunday 10 am - 2 am
Exceptions to regular hours -

Monday, December 21, 2015

Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve (12/24) 8am - Noon
Christmas Day (12/25) Closed
Saturday - Sunday (12/26-27) Closed
Monday -Thursday (12/28-31) 8am - 5pm
New Years Day (1/1) Closed
Saturday - Sunday (1/2-3) Closed

Database Trial - MEMSO

MEMSO : Medieval and Early Modern Sources Online
  • Trial available now until February, 2016

MEMSO contains:

  1. Searchable editions of British and Irish (including foreign and colonial papers), printed editions of manuscript source material for the period c. 800 to c. 1800.
  2.  Manuscript images from the UK National Archives, Kew, linked to the corresponding searchable text ebook.

Examples include:
  • The Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII
  • The Calendars of Patent Rolls (c. 1150-1509)
  • The Calendar of State Papers, Colonial (America, West Indies, India, Persia and Japan) (1574-1706)
  • Historical Manuscripts Commission
  • The Rolls Series & Historical Club Publications (eg Camden Society, Bannatyne Club)
  • Historical sources requested by our users.
  • Manuscripts from the English State Papers, Foreign, France and Spain.

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2015 Library Annual Report

Please find the FY2015 library annual report at this link:

All reports and newsletters are linked from the library homepage>> About Us>>Surveys and Reports

Thursday, December 17, 2015

My Body, My Rights Art Exhibition

Call for art work- deadline Feb. 29, 2016

Archives and Special Collections Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve (12/24) 8am - Noon
Christmas Day (12/25) Closed

Monday -Thursday (12/28-31) 8am - 5pm
New Years Day (1/1) Closed

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Food for Fines - Dec. 1-18

One food item = $1.00 in overdue fines.  For more information:

Winter Interim Hours

Library Hours for 12/17 - 1/8

Reference Desk Hours - Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Finals Hours- Dec. 10- 16

Thursday (12/10) 7:30am - 2am  
Friday (12/11) 7:30am - 11pm
Saturday (12/12) 7:30 am - Midnight
Sunday (12/13) 10am - 2 am
Monday - Tuesday (12/14-15) 7:30am - 2am
Wednesday (12/16) 7:30am - 5pm

ScienceDirect to cease support of Internet Explorer 8 on January 1, 2016

ScienceDirect to cease support of Internet Explorer 8 on January 1, 2016

Effective January 1, 2016, ScienceDirect will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 (IE8).

Why is Elsevier ceasing support of IE8?
We are following Microsoft’s directive to focus our support on newer, officially-supported IE browser versions. Microsoft announced in 2014 that, as of January 2016, it would only support the most recent IE browser version with technical support and security updates. We strongly encourage our customers to follow Microsoft’s directive as well by updating to more recent versions of IE. Additionally, users can move to the latest versions of the Chrome or Firefox browsers for an optimal ScienceDirect experience.
By removing IE8 from our support list, we will be able to provide the following future enhancements:
•    Remove current IE8 security issues
•    Enhance existing security measures across all browsers
•    Add support for new browser technologies
•    Add responsive design to aid use of ScienceDirect across devices
•    Improve accessibility to better enable access to people with diverse abilities
If you have any questions or concerns, please visit the ScienceDirect Blog for more details or contact us: – US & Canada

Note: Compatibility mode in IE9 or higher reverts the browser back to IE7 or IE8 behavior. If you experience issues accessing ScienceDirect using IE9 or higher, please disable the compatibility view mode in your IE browser.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thanksgiving Hours

Tuesday (11/24) -- 7:30am-5pm    
Wednesday (11/25) -- 7:30am-5pm      
Thanksgiving (11/26) -- Closed                
Friday (11/27) -- Closed             
Saturday (11/28) -- Closed

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

WEDNESDAY Nov. 18 - Presentation about book making and altered books

Please join us tomorrow in library room 205, 4-5pm, for a short presentation by Amy Fill and Lateesha Caswell (Art Department graduate students) who will speak about book making and altered books.

We will then move to the Bound & Unbound III: Altered Book Exhibition in the second floor glass cases at the top of the stairs in the library where exhibit coordinator Sarah Hanson will lead an open discussion about the exhibit.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

What is "U Get It" in the library databases?

By entering a research database through the libraries’ Research Gateway, users can experience integration between databases in order to find the full text in another library database. The "U Get It" button can also seamlessly take you to interlibrary loan (ILLiad) to request full text articles not available through the University Libraries.

The "U Get It" button does not necessarily mean the library does not own the full text of an article, it only means that it is not available in the database you are currently searching. It may be available in another database, and the "U Get It" button will help you to find it.

  • Example: PubMed currently contains more the 23 million article citations, but only a small fraction are available in full text within PubMed. By entering PubMed through the Library’s Research Gateway, and authenticating as a USD user, you will immediately have more access to full text articles using the "U Get It" button.

(Thanks to Shelie Vacek for this blog entry!)

Find out more about "U Get It!"
in this video <>: