Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Hours Start This Sunday, Apr. 3rd

The library will be expanding its operating hours starting this Sunday, April 3rd. On Sundays, the library will open at noon rather than the old 1pm time.

Wiley Online Library Downtime on Saturday, 4/02

Wiley Online Library (formerly Wiley Interscience) will be down for maintenance on Saturday, Apr. 2, from 4am to 6am. We apologize for any inconvenience to our patrons.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

McDermott Student Advisory Group (MSAG) Seeks Qualified Applicants!

Attention Students:

The McDermott Library seeks students interested in participating in the McDermott Student Advisory Group (MSAG). This group will meet with McDermott Library staff members throughout the year, in a partnership designed to assist the Library in better meeting the needs of its’ UTD patrons. Participation in MSAG is a great activity to include on your resume, as well as an opportunity to exercise your own voice on campus and represent your fellow students. If selected to be a part of MSAG, you’ll be asked to attend scheduled meetings and contribute to information-gathering conversations about various issues pertaining to the McDermott Library and its services. Dinner will be provided during the meetings.

Please complete the online application if you are interested in becoming a part of our inaugural McDermott Student Advisory Group. Please contact Erica Bogan if you have further questions.

Thank you,
McDermott Library

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Highwire E-Journals Up

Access to Highwire journals has been restored. Please disregard the earlier post. We apologize for any inconvenience the outage may have caused our patrons.

Highwire E-Journals Down

The servers at Highwire are malfunctioning and will give the user a “Forbidden” error message when trying to access full-text content. The following e-journal content is currently inaccessible:

• All Sage e-journals

• All Oxford e-journals

• All Lyell Collection e-journals

• The American Medical Association e-journals are partially affected; some titles are working, some are not.

Other journals that we have failed to catch may be affected as well. We ask our users for their patience while we work with Highwire to restore access as quickly as possible.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

ProQuest Maintenance This Weekend, Mar. 19-20

All ProQuest, Chadwyck-Healey, CSA, and UMI online resources will be down for maintenance from 9:00 pm on Saturday, March 19 through 9:00 am on Sunday, March 20. For questions about specific databases that will be affected, contact a librarian.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Don't Forget! SPRING FORWARD This Weekend for Daylight Savings Time

Do not forget to add an hour to all of your clocks this weekend. Daylight Savings Time will occur on Sunday, March 13th. The time at 2am will become 3am.

Spring Break Hours at the Library

Spring Break 2011 Library Hours
Sun, Mar 13
Mon-Fri, Mar 14-18
8am - 6pm
Sat, Mar 19

Everyone have a safe, fun, and/or productive break!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Lexis Nexis Downtime on Sunday, Mar. 13th

Lexis Nexis Academic will experience a brief service disruption on Sunday, Mar. 13, from 2am-4am. We apologize for any inconvenience in advance

Ask A Librarian and Journals A-Z List Are Up

The Journals and Ask A Librarian have been restored to working order.

Ask A Librarian and Journals A-Z List Are Down

The library is currently experiencing difficulties with the Ask A Librarian form ( and the alphabetical list of journals ( We are working with IR to correct the malfunctions as quickly as possible.

For Ask A Librarian queries, please send your questions to Kreg Walvoord,

Monday, March 07, 2011

ScienceDirect & SCOPUS Downtime on Sunday, Mar. 13

ScienceDirect e-journal service and SCOPUS will be down for maintenance on Sunday, March 13th, from 2am - 4 am. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Friday, March 04, 2011

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