Thursday, June 16, 2011

MTSU becomes a Tobacco Free campus

Effective July 1, MTSU will be a tobacco free campus. The old policy previously allowed smoking 20 feet away from doorways, windows, ventilation systems, walkways and gates.The new policy will restrict the use of all forms of tobacco products including, but not limited to, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, chewing tobacco and snuff, as well as smokeless electronic cigarettes and other similar devices.

This means that you cannot bring chewing tobacco or snuff into the library. It also means library patrons will be able to enter the library without passing through a smokey corridor.Smokers can smoke in their private vehicles. You can read the complete policy here: For more resources please visit the MTSU Health Promotion website

Cigarette Butt. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 16 Jun 2011.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

SciFinder Scholar Access: Important Changes

There are important changes on the way for SciFinder Scholar. Currently we have the option of using the SciFinder client-based system and also the web version.

SciFinder Scholar will cease support and access for the client (desktop) version on June 30, 2011. The software on personal computers should be removed before June 30th. All user seats will then be allocated to the web version and the desktop version of SciFinder Scholar will no longer be available.

You must register an account to use the web version. Create an account using your MTSU e-mail address at A support and training website is also available at that page.

If faculty members or departments are interested in scheduling a trainer, please contact Suzanne Mangrum,