Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Library Hours During Break

Thurs Dec 22, 8am - 4:30pm
Fri Dec 23 thru Sun Jan 8, Library CLOSED
Mon Jan 9 thru Fri Jan 13, 10am - 4:30pm
Tues Jan 17 thru Fri Jan 20, 10am - 4:30pm
Sun Jan 22, 6pm - Midnight

Friday, December 16, 2005

Off Campus Access to Library Resources

Wondering about how to access Library resources from off campus during the winter break? See the Library's Off Campus Access Service Web page for more information.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Study Break - Coffee & Cookies!

Back by popular demand, there will be a coffee and cookies study break in the Library’s Harmon Room (near the Reference Desk) on Mon. Dec. 19, from 2-5pm. Come early for the best selection of homemade cookies.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Interlibrary Loan Update for Students: No More 25 Cent Charge for Print Articles

The Library has eliminated the 25 cent charge assessed to students when articles arrive in print form via Interlibrary Loan (ILL/ILLiad) from another library. Print articles will now be delivered via campus mail. Delivery and pick up locations for all other materials will remain the same. On rare occasions when the cost for obtaining a particular item is exceptional, you will be contacted in advance about these associated charges.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Dictionary of National Biography Online Resource No Longer Available

Access to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online resource is no longer available. Please see the print version of this resource in the Library Reference Collection at MAC Reference DA28 .O95 2004.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

New Resource: Sage Full-Text Collections

Sage Full-Text Collections, available through CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts), provides access to over 200 electronic journals in collections covering the fields of Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Nursing & Health Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies & Planning.

Search the entire set of collections from the library's page, Finding Articles & More: Indexes (Go to S for SAGE)

Link to individual journal titles via the Journal Finder

Find information about journal titles through the CLICnet Catalog

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Prizes Awarded to First Year Survey Participants

A special thank you to all first year students who completed the First Year Library and Research Experience Survey, also known as FYILLAA. Listed below are the prize winners of the random drawing of names of first year students who completed the email survey.

iPod shuffles: Jackie Baker, Talon Powers, Rebecca Roberts

iTune gift cards: Elizabeth McCreary, Alese Colehour

Monday, October 17, 2005


FRANCIS is a new electronic resource that indexes English and foreign language materials for the social sciences and humanities including economics, religion, art history, psychology, and literature. This multidisciplinary database provides access to a wide range of materials including journals, books, conference reports, book chapters and dissertations from 1984 to present. FRANCIS expands access to international research materials. Check Out FRANCIS

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Emerald Journals Access Issues

We have noticed occasional access problems with 4 electronic journals published by Emerald (The Electronic Library, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Library Hi Tech, and Reference Services Review). We received this message from the publisher, "The new Emerald website is currently experiencing issues regarding performance and authentication. We are working on resolving these problems as a matter of urgency. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused." Please let us know if you have any questions, see Ask Us.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Reminder of Network Maintenance on Sunday October 2 between 5-7pm

Planned network maintenance on Sunday October 2 from 5-7pm will affect access to CLICnet, ILL, Electronic Indexes, printing, email, Moodle, LESTER & more. From the Notification-L message: "There will be some interruption of the Internet connection and authentication and printing services between 5:00pm and 7:00pm on the afternoon of Sunday, October 2, while some equipment is moved and a new component is installed. There are two separate changes being done, so not all services will be affected for the entire maintenance window. While the Internet connection is down, on campus network access will not be interrupted. Authentication and printing services will be down while the server is being moved, and will affect logging in to e-mail, Moodle, and other network applications that require a username and password." See the Information Services News page for more information.

Friday, September 23, 2005

New DeWitt Wallace Library News

Please let us know what you think about our new format for Library News, Events, Updates, etc.

Firefox Users - You can add our news as a "Live Bookmark" using the Firefox browser. Click on the orange square button located in the lower right of the Firefox browser window and choose "Subscribe to 'DeWitt Wallace Library News.' " Select a location for the live bookmark or feed.

Thunderbird Users - You can add our news to the "RSS News & Blogs" section of your Thunderbird account. Login to Thunderbird and click on "News & Blogs" in the Folders section. Choose "Manage Subscriptions," click on "Add," and enter the following feed URL: http://dwlibrarynews.blogspot.com/atom.xml.

Digital Commons@Macalester

Digital Commons@Macalester is a new collaborative project that is just getting underway. Currently, you can view a selected set of Macalester student Honors Papers from 2005.

Read a Banned Book Lately?

Please see our banned books display inside the main entrance on the First Level of the Library. Find out more about the American Library Association's (ALA's) Banned Books Week - September 24–October 1 2005. Go Directly to the ALA's 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–2000

Hurricane Katrina Teach-In Suggested Resources

Please see the Library's list of Hurricane Katrina Teach-In Suggested Resources. For more information, see Macalester's Hurricane Katrina page.

Working on an Honors Paper?

Honors students need to know about the Library's services and policies in order to be efficient in their research and to take full advantage of opportunities they may not be aware of. Sessions will cover the following: Special services for Honors Students, the WorldCat Catalog for national and international interlibrary loan, off-campus access, and RefWorks (a personal database for your bibliography and research materials). This session will be helpful for students working on their Honors project during the next academic year. We expect the session to last around an hour, depending on questions.

Sign Up for a Session

PAIS International Online Index Access

No access to the PAIS International online index as of July 1, 2005 due to vendor-initiated license changes. Library staff are discussing future access to this resource.

Consulta Online Index No Longer Available

Funding for Consulta, a state-sponsored resource formerly provided through the Electronic Library of Minnesot (ELM), was not renewed. Access to this resource ended as of July 31, 2005.

Periodical Cancellations for the 2005-06 Fiscal Year

Faculty, please see the list of Periodical Cancellations. Please contact Katy Gabrio (gabrio@macalester.edu, 6703) or Angi Faiks (faiks@macalester.edu, 6208) in the Library with your questions.