Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Writer's Studio Hours for Fall 2012

The Writer's Studio is open for all of your writing needs.  Wonky citations? Visit the Writer's Studio.  Outline not working for you?  Visit the Writer's Studio. Your peers, helping you with your writing assignments!

The hours for the fall semester are:

Monday-Thursday 2 PM - 10 PM

Monday, August 27, 2012

Reference Desk hours begin today!

We will start our reference hours this afternoon!

We will have this desk staffed from 2-9 PM Monday-Thursday, and by appointment on Friday.

We have chat reference available from 8:00-ish to 9:00 PM Monday-Friday, as well.

If these times don't work for you, please call (383-8125) or e-mail (reference "at" us to schedule a reference session!

Friday, August 24, 2012

ScienceDirect Schedule Outage on Saturday

Heads up: ScienceDirect will be down for scheduled maintenance from 7:30 am Saturday, August 25 until early Sunday, August 26.

Improvements to the interface and user experience include the following:

Efficient and effortless access to relevant information thanks to a new design for journal article and book chapter pages as well as improved user experience for e.g. RSS feeds, image search, and many other features and functionality

Sorry for the inconvenience!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Classics in Audiobooks...on Youtube?

What if you could listen to classics - for literature classes, for intellectual bragging rights, or whatever - for free, wherever you have an internet connection?

You can.

I stumbled across CC Prose Audiobooks on Youtube, and I was pleasantly surprised at the library and quality of the collection.  All of the books are in the public domain, so there isn't a copyright issue by reading these books online.  They provide the text via closed caption, so you can read along on your computer or smartphone.

Here is Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence:

What book do you think they should record next?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fall Semester Hours Begin Today!

Welcome back, students and faculty!  ALPHA classes began last night, and Day classes began this morning. That means we are back our normal operating schedule.

Monday-Thursday: 7:45-12:00 AM
Friday:                    7:45-7:00 PM
Saturday:                12:00-5:00 PM
Sunday:                  2:00-12:00 AM

More hours information (including holiday and Fall Break) here.

Also, Java City Cafe reopens today.  For the Cafe's hours, click here.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

EBSCOhost Mobile 2.0

Just in time for the new school year, EBSCOhost Mobile has some new features and upgrades:

The new Mobile 2.0 version of EBSCOhost provides an improved experience for mobile device users, with features not previously available on EBSCOhost mobile apps, such as:
  • Automatic detection--mobile device users no longer need a separate mobile profile to access EBSCOhost  
  • Usability enhancements (mobile design best practices)
  • Branding set up for your EBSCOhost interface will be apparent during mobile access
  • User interface translation
  • Integration of/access to folders
  • EDS guest access support
  • Usage report that distinguishes between desktop and mobile usage
  • Full access to facets and search options, ability to refine results
  • Book covers and publication-type icons included on Result List
EBSCOhost Mobile is automatically detected when accessed on any mobile device.  Also, there are EBSCOhost Mobile Apps available in your device's appropriate apps store.