Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tennessean & DNJ archives

Yesterday’s news: Search local news archives

We all like to know what’s going on in our community. We lost coverage to our local papers due to an exclusive distribution arrangement by Gannett News. Now they’re back! The Walker Library and the Tennessee Electronic Library have made it possible for you to search the archives of the Daily News Journal (DNJ) and the Tennessean. The DNJ is available from 1999-present and the Tennessean is available from 2002-present.

These resources are available on the Walker Library site at on following pages: Databases A-Z, Newspapers, and Current Events & Issues.

If you need help with these or any other resources click here to talk to a Librarian!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mobile Library Website

Now you can get easier access to the library website using your smart phone.

Our mobile site is located at

Get Library Hours

Look up a book

Find Articles

Text, Call or Email a Librarian

Find an open computer in the library

Renew your books or pay fines

Now more than ever, you don't have to be at the library to use the library.

Let us know what you think of our mobile site. Please take a short survey.

The mobile site has been tested on an iPhone, Android, and Blackberry phone in Safari and Opera Mini browsers.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

SciFinder Scholar now has links to full-text holdings

Use the Full Text link in SciFinder Scholar to find the full text online, in the library, or through interlibrary loan. Make sure your browser has pop-ups enabled for

When you find an article in SciFinder Scholar, click the 'Full Text' link:

The article may open up in another database, like ScienceDirect:

Or you may see online or in-print retrieval options:

If it's not available, use the interlibrary loan link to request it from another library:

Find more sources on the Chemistry Information Sources page. Find help with your research on the Guides and Help page.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Break Hours

MTSU Walker Library Fall Break Hours*

Sat, Oct 15 - closed
Sun, Oct 16 - closed
Mon, Oct 17 - 8am to 4:30pm
Tues, Oct 18 - 8am to midnight

Enjoy your Fall Break!

*see complete library hours on our website

photo credit: homeintennessee on Flickr

Monday, October 3, 2011

Marie Curie Comes to Walker Library

History speaks on October 5th at 6:30 in the library. Marie Curie comes alive to tell her story on the 100th anniversary of her receiving the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1911. She was also the first person to win in two different categories, Physics and Chemistry. A reception will follow the interview with Marie Curie in Room 475 in the library.

The exhibit and interview will take place in the reading area on the first floor of the library. The exhibit will include posters of famous women scientists and books about women in science. A contest to correctly identify famous women in science, math, engineering and technology will run until October 31st. The winning entry will win a Kindle.

Marie Curie 1903/1911 Nobel Prize
. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 3 Oct 2011.