Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Update on MacLinks for ILL

Posted 10/06/2015 at 10:10am

Update on MacLinks for ILL - the problem has been resolved. For Mac patrons using the library's online databases the MacLinks connection to ILLIAD will now work and will populate the ILLIAD form with the information from your citation. Thank you for your patience while we resolved this problem with our vendor.

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  • Finding sources and searching research databases
  • Questions about citation style
  • Formatting citations with RefWorks, Zotero, and much more

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Sunday, October 04, 2015

MacLinks Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Alert

Posted 9/29/2015 at 9:14am

For Mac patrons using the library's online databases: currently the MacLinks connection to ILLIAD is not working. If you need to request an article that we do not have direct access to, please log in directly to your ILLIAD account and enter the information for your article into a request form. This problem has been reported and we will post a notice as soon as the problem has been resolved.

Friday, September 25, 2015

We Read Banned Books!

September 28 - October 2 is Banned Books Week, the national book community's annual celebration of the freedom to read. The DeWitt Wallace Library celebrates this week with the following events:

  • Make a Banned Books Button Monday, 11:30am-1:30pm, Library Entrance

  • Participate in a Virtual Read-Out Wednesday, 1pm-4pm, Library Reading Room.
    Read a passage from your favorite banned book and we'll post it on the Library's Youtube channel. While there, take a mug shot holding a favorite banned book. Be proud of your dangerous reading habits!

  • On the Radio Thursday, 10am-11am, Tune into WMCN to hear the DeWitt Wallace Variety Hour spinning a whole hour of songs that have been banned or challenged in some way. 91.7 FM or wmcn.fm

  • Mac English Faculty and Students Read Banned Passages Thursday, 7pm-9pm
    Check out your favorite English faculty and students as they read passages from banned or challenged books. This event, co-sponsored by the English Department, will take place in the library's Harmon Room. Refreshments will be served.

  • Post Your Favorite Book on the Library's Facebook Page We'll tell you if it's been banned or challenged.

Learn more about who bans books and why on the American Library Association's website.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Writing an Honors Thesis This Year?

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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

WorldCat Discovery Temporarily Down

We are experiencing intermittent problems accessing our library catalog, WorldCat Discovery. We’re working with our vendor to resolve the outage as soon as possible. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Welcome Back and Welcome to Discovery

Welcome back students and faculty. Over the summer, we have transitioned to Worldcat Discovery, the next generation of the Worldcat Local system.

WorldCat Discovery offers new features such as Google Books Preview, Zotero export, and mobile-readiness, and much more. As always, we welcome your feedback on all library services.