Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Come Celebrate Archives Open House!

What do Abraham Lincoln, tricycle races, and costume design all have in common?

Find out the answer and see collections from the college's 130-year history during our Archives Open House!

October is American Archives Month, so we're celebrating with button-making, coloring of old Spotlights (what's that you ask? come find out!) and tours of the College Archives. Stop by the second floor of the DeWitt Wallace Library between 11am and 1pm on Thursday, October 29th.

Everyone is welcome!



Friday, October 16, 2015

Intermittent WorldCat Discovery and ILLiad Access

We regret to report that we are currently experiencing intermittent problems with our library catalog, WorldCat Discovery, and related services such as our ILL request system. Our vendor, OCLC, is working on a fix and we will update this message when all systems are restored. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Ask a Macalester Librarian for Research Help

Ask a Macalester librarian for help with research papers. Your librarians can help with:

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

How to Get Help

Thursday, October 15, 2015

JSTOR Problems have been fixed

The problems we had been experiencing with JSTOR have been solved. If you experience any problems with JSTOR, please contact us via ASKUS. We again apologize for any inconvenience.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Intermittent JSTOR Access

Access to JSTOR books as well as recent journal content may be intermittent. JSTOR is aware of the problem and is working on a fix. If you need assistance with JSTOR, please contact a Macalester librarian. Thank you for your patience while this issue is being addressed.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

MacLinks Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Link Restored

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.

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.