Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"Get It!" (SFX) Link Is Working!

The Get It! (SFX) linking issue has been fixed. We appreciate your patience in the matter.

Problems with "Get It!" (SFX) Link to Articles

Currently, the library is experiencing problems with its SFX ("Get It!") link in the catalog and databases properly connecting to online articles. We are aware of the problem and we are working to resolve it as quickly as possible. If you need help connecting to a resource, contact us.

Monday, July 18, 2011

New Useful Web Sites for July

We have added several great news sites to the Useful Web Sites. Check them out today!

o Wordle -- word cloud generator to help visualize the terms that appear most prominently within a text or on a website

o Living Wage Calculator -- by Penn. State U.

o NOAA Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) -- protecting coastal & marine resources and providing comprehensive solutions to envt'l hazards caused by oil, chemicals and marine debris

·         Under Medicine & Health

o   Health & Environmental Research Online (HERO) -- key studies the EPA uses to develop environmental risk assessments for the public, such as the nature and magnitude of health risks to humans ecosystems from pollutants in the environment

o   Quality Check of Hospitals and Other Health Care Organizations -- by the independent, not-for-profit Joint Commission, which is responsible for accreditation and certification of 19,000+ health care orgs in the US

· Under News & Media

o FAIR - Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting -- challenging media bias and censorship since 1986

·         Under Philosophy

o   Basics of Philosophy -- a huge subject broken down into manageable chunks

o   Philosophy Bites -- highly acclaimed website offering hundreds of podcasts of conversations with leading philosophers chiefly from the UK and the US

· Under Science

o National Academies Press -- over 4,000 PDF-format books in science, engineering and medicine

o Science360: The Knowledge Network --sponsored by the National Science Foundation. A hub to online videos and other multimedia from science and engineering professionals, academic institutions and other organizations

o ScienceSeeker -- science news from science newsmaker

o TestTube -- behind the scenes videos in the world of science

Early Closing Friday (7/22), Late Opening Saturday (7/23)

Due to ongoing maintenance, the library will close 2 hours early at 10pm, Friday, July 22nd and will reopen at 10am on Saturday, July 23rd (one hour late opening).

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

NetLibrary Is Down

The NetLibrary ebook service is down. We apologize for the disruption and are working to restore service as quickly as possible.
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