Friday, June 27, 2008

Power Outage to Affect Library Services on Sunday, June 29

Due to a planned power outage at UTD, the Library Catalog, eJournals, eBooks, and Databases will be unavailable Sunday, June 29, from 9am until approximately 5pm. They will be available as soon as power is restored. The Library building will be open from 5pm until Midnight.

Blackwell Journals Moving to Wiley Interscience - Scheduled Downtime

The Blackwell Synergy e-journals will be migrating over to the Wiley Interscience e-journal portal over the weekend. While these publishers make this important transition, there will be periodic interruptions in service. They are as follows:

Friday - June 27th - Blackwell Synergy closes down at 8:00PM

Saturday - June 28th - Wiley Interscience will shut down temporarily starting at 4:00AM

Sunday - June 29th - Wiley Interscience comes back online with Blackwell journals incorporated at 8:00PM

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Multilingual Fans of the Humanities & Social Sciences, Check Out This New Database!


Francis is created by the Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France. This multilingual, multidisciplinary database is especially useful for the humanities and social sciences. Francis covers thousands of journals, books, and conference papers in many languages.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

June 25th RefAware Seminar CANCELLED

The RefAware Seminar scheduled for June 25th, 1-2:30 to be held in MC2.524 has been CANCELLED.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Library Opens Later on Sunday, June 29th

Due to the campus-wide power outage that has been scheduled for Sunday, June 29th, from 10am to 4pm, the library will not open its doors until 5pm that day. Its new hours will be from 5pm to midnight that Sunday only. We appreciate our patrons' cooperation and understanding in this matter.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ask a UT System Librarian - Live Chat Has Extended Hours

The Ask a UT System Librarian-Live Chat has resumed extended hours for the summer. They are as follows:

Monday - Thursday : noon - midnight
Friday : noon - 4pm
Sunday : 6pm - midnight

Friday, June 13, 2008

Blackwell Synergy and Wiley Interscience E-Journals Downtime June 28 & 29

The e-journal services of Blackwell Synergy and Wiley Interscience will be unavailable on the weekend of June 28th and 29th while they undergo maintenance.

On July 1st, Blackwell Synergy will cease service permanently as it is transferred to Wiley Interscience. We are working to adjust the links in the catalog so that access to these titles will go seamlessly and without interruption. We thank all our patrons for their understanding and patience while these journal services undergo these important changes.

Friday, June 06, 2008

SFX ("Get It" Button) Briefly Unavailable June 9th

On the morning of Monday, June 9th, the SFX server (responsible for the dark red "Get It!" button in many of our databases) will be down for maintenance for approximately 15 minutes. At that time, the SFX/'Get It!' button will be unavailable. Thank you for your patience.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

RefWorks Instant Bibliography Workshop, June 11th


Learn the basics of RefWorks on June 11th 3-4pm, MC2.524. It is a web-based citation management service provided for free by the McDermott Library that allows citations to be imported from online databases, stored in folders, and formatted within papers. Most importantly, it can instantly create bibliographies or "works cited" for your papers.

Monday, June 02, 2008

SFX ("Get It") Unavailable June 14-15

The SFX server will be down from 11pm on June 14 to 5am on June 15. SFX is the product that provides the red "Get It" link to articles from many of McDermott Library's databases.
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