Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Factiva Downtime on Saturday, July 31

The Factiva business and financials news service will be down from 5 pm - 9 pm on Saturday, July 31. We apologize for any inconvenience to our users.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Factiva Downtime This Weekend

The Factiva business and company news database will be down for maintenance this weekend starting Saturday, July 17th, at 10pm and ending on Sunday, July 18th, at 1am. We apologize for any inconvenience to our users.

Engineering Village (Compendex) Down

The Engineering Village (aka Compendex) database is down due to technical issues. The library is working to restore access as soon as possible. See the Engineering Databases page for alternative research resources.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Library's 4th Floor Closed on Saturday, July 17

The fourth floor of the library containing the Main Stacks call numbers ranging from H to Z will be closed for maintenance and repairs on Saturday, July 17th for the entire day. Library officials have been told that work on that floor should take one day, but it is not unlikely that it could take longer.

While maintenance is being performed, patrons that require Main Stacks books with call numbers in the H to Z range should inquire for those books at the Circulation Desk. Staff members will be able to pull any books needed from the fourth floor, but we kindly ask that patrons provide the full call number(s) of any book(s) needed.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Downtime for ProQuest, July 10 - July 11

All ProQuest databases will be down this weekend starting on Saturday, July 10th, 9:00pm and lasting until Sunday, July 11th, 5:00am. Specifically, the following databases will be down

  • 20th Century American Poetry
  • 20th Century English Poetry
  • American Periodicals Series
  • Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
  • Digital National Security Archive
  • Digital Sanborn Maps
  • Dissertations & Theses Fulltext
  • Early English Books Online
  • Elibrary Curriculum
  • FRANCIS
  • Gerritsen Women’s History Collection Online
  • History Study Center
  • International Index to the Performing Arts
  • Latin American Newsstand
  • Library & Information Science Abstracts
  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts
  • NCJRS Abstracts
  • PAIS International
  • Palmers Fulltext 1785-1905
  • Periodicals Archive Online
  • Physical Education Index
  • New York Times - historical and current editions
  • Wall Street Journal - historical and current editions
  • Washington Post - historical and current editions
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

We thank our users for their understanding and patience while this important maintenance takes place.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Ask-a-Librarian Back in Service

The Ask-a-Librarian e-mail request form has been returned to working order. Librarians are working diligently to respond to requests that have been submitted but not replied to since the glitch occurred, which has been roughly a week. Once again, we apologize for the technical glitch and our delayed responses.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Ask-a-Librarian E-Mail Service Not Working

The Ask-a-Librarian by e-mail form, located on the Ask-a-Librarian Services page, is currently out of order. Any questions submitted via this form will be lost! Therefore, we urge our patrons to submit their e-mail questions to one of the following librarians instead:

Guidelines for submitting questions by e-mail may be found on this informative page.

We apologize for the inconvenience this disruption has caused and for any questions that may have gone unanswered in the past few days. We are working to restore this service as soon as possible.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Library CLOSED July 4th

The library will be closed on Sunday, July 4th, in honor of American Independence Day.
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