Monday, May 12, 2014

Social Explorer Database Trial

The Library is offering a trial to Social Explorer, an online mapping application for presenting current and historical census data through custom map and reports. Social Explorer contains data from all decennial censuses, the American Community Surveys, two religion surveys, and carbon emissions data for 2002 from the Vulcan Project. Social Explorer was recently featured in an article on the National Science Foundation Web site.

Social Explorer is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate curriculums related to sociology, history, public administration, political science, education, and business, among others.

Please investigate Social Explorer before the trial ends on June 5, 2014, and tell us what you think by completing the Database Trial Evaluation form. Please direct any questions to David Nelson, Head, Collection Development and Management.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Check out books over the Summer!

Students who were enrolled in Spring 2014 may check out books over the summer, even if not enrolled for summer classes. You may have up to 50 books, each just due back by the end of the current semester.* All other regular borrowing policies apply.

Did you graduate? Alumni may check out up to 10 books at a time and have in-house use of research databases.

Also, any Tennessee resident over 18 may check out 2 books. Bring proof of residence the first time you come to borrow.

*The Popular Reading collection (NYT bestsellers) circulates for 2 weeks with one renewal.

+If someone places a hold on a book you will be unable to renew it and you are responsible for returning it promptly, even if you're back home in Alaska or vacationing in Bora Bora.

Final Exam Hours

Final Exam Hours
Fri, May 2                                              7am - 6pm
Sat, May 3                                           10am - 6pm
Sun, May 4                                           1pm – 2am
Mon, May 5 – Wed, May 7               7am – 2am
Thurs, May 8                                      7am – 10pm
Fri, May 9                                         8am—4:30pm
Sat, May 10 & Sun, May 11         Library Closed
Mon, May 12      Regular Summer Hours Begin