Saturday, January 27, 2007

Reference Area Re-design

The library is working on an exciting re-design of the reference area on the main floor to better serve you!

If you've been in the library lately, you have no doubt noticed the first phase of the work. The wooden wall has been taken down between the reference desk and the main reading room. A consultation table will be housed in this area, giving you a space to sit down and work with a reference librarian on your research.

The wall behind the reference desk will soon be re-painted with an exciting new color.

Other enhancements that will be coming a little later include a new reference desk, a re-design of the area that currently houses the reference desk, and new carpet for that area.

Visit us often to watch the transformation, and read this blog for more information!


JSTOR now available

The library is pleased to announce that JSTOR's Arts & Sciences I collection was added to the database collection this month!

Use these links to use the new database (on-campus access only):

The Arts & Sciences I collection covers many subject areas, and covers major scholarly journals in each field. However, it is an archival service, so you won't find the most recent issues.

JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide access to these journals as widely as possible.

Once a journal issue is in the JSTOR archive, it stays there! Nothing drops off, and more recent issues are constantly being added as the embargo period for that particular issue passes.