Thursday, October 22, 2009
Our interlibrary loan system, ILLiad, is currently inaccessible. Users trying to log in receive an error message that the "username is not in the database." The problem appears to be an authentication issue on MTSU's end, and it will be fixed as soon as possible.
We apologize for the inconvenience and ask that users hold their ILL requests until ILLiad is working again. As much as we would like to, we don't have the human resources necessary to enter the requests manually. If you have a question about an ILL book that you already have, call the ILL office at 904-8549.
Friday, October 16, 2009
The James E. Walker Library opened in 1999. In just 10 short years in the building, the Walker Library has changed a great deal. We’ve added hundreds of computers and databases and purchased thousands of books. Librarians have taught hundreds of classes how to use the Library and do better research and assisted thousands of students and faculty at the reference desk. Students have studied here, met their friends here and even slept here!
Help us celebrate 10 years in the building by telling us "My favorite thing about the James E. Walker Library is...." Email us at email@example.com or you can fill out a card at one of the desks located throughout the Library and we will automatically enter you in a drawing to win an IPOD and other prizes.
Enter by Nov. 30. Email entries/Cards will be drawn for doorprizes on December 1st, 2009, so tell us your favorite Library thing today!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS seeks to collect historically important as well as outstanding examples of contemporary pop-up and movable books. Some of our most interesting "new rare" editions describe places and employ moving parts to convey their particular character. Our current exhibit presents a selection of these. They should give viewers a good idea of the variety of books dedicated to places that pop up.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Fall Break Hours*
Sat, Oct 17 - closed
Sun, Oct 18 - closed
Mon, Oct 19 - 8am to 4:30pm
Tues, Oct 20 - 8am to midnight
Enjoy your Fall Break!
*see complete library hours on our website
photo credit: sgs_1019 on Flickr
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Sometimes, the full text of an article is available in the database--just look for a "full text" or "PDF" link. Otherwise, use the Article Linker or Find Fulltext link to see if the article is available in print or online in another database.
Have you used Article Linker before and that's what prompted the cry of frustration? It can be a bit complicated. This illustrated guide to Finding Articles shows how Article Linker works. Or, auditory and visual learners may prefer watching this 3.5 minute narrated, captioned video.
Still need help, or too frustrated to watch or read a tutorial right now? Visit our Need Help? page and ask a librarian.
Monday, October 5, 2009
1) Have several people given me the stink eye?
2) Are people moving away from me, giving me enough room to perform an impromptu flamenco dance?
3) Are my ears bleeding?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, your personal music may be leaking loudly into a very public space. Most offenders seem surprised that their music is loud enough to be heard by others, so if in doubt, try this: while at your preferred volume, remove your earbuds and with your fingers, cover the part that should be in your ears. Can you still hear any sound? If so, your music is loud enough to disturb others.
Please be considerate of this shared study and work space.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
- Using LexisNexis Academic for Business Research
- Finding Sources in LexisNexis Academic
- Using LexisNexis Academic for Legal Research
- News in LexisNexis Academic
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