Monday, October 28, 2013

The Research Therapist Is In!

Mac students: If you want in-depth help with a research project, contact a librarian a.k.a. research therapist for a research consultation.

Your Librarians

For example, if you:
  • Have trouble finding good sources for a paper
  • Have looked and can't find much on your topic
  • Are not sure how the library system works in some area
  • Start on a project and have no idea how to proceed

The consultation could be 10 minutes or an hour, or longer. Your librarian is ready to help you make the consultation as thorough as you need it to be.

Schedule your research consultation

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

International Open Access Week, Oct. 21-27

October 21-27 is International Open Access Week.

What Is Open Access?

Open Access is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge. Open Access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.

Open Access at Mac

The Library at Macalester actively promotes open access to scholarly works. A major component of our open access scholarly communication services is our institutional repository: Digital Commons at Macalester.

Almost a Million Downloads!

Since 2007, the total number of downloads from Digital Commons at Macalester now stands at over 928,000. This number includes Professor Joan Ostrove's article Social class and belonging: Implications for college adjustment, which by itself has been downloaded over 3,200 times.

SFX Journal Finder and MacLinks Down

Our Journal Finder and MacLinks service is currently experiencing problems. We are working to resolve the issue. Thank you for your patience while we restore the service. Please contact us if you have any questions.