Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Making Books Functional Lecture on Friday, Sept. 27

Don't Let This Happen to Your Precious Books!

Plan to attend

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 27, 1pm
WHERE: McDermott Suite, 4th Factory Floor
WHO: All book lovers welcome

A free public presentation by Catherine Burkhard, master book restorer and calligrapher, in support of the Library of Congress’ National Book Festival.

Burkhard will cover the basics of her work that include restoring some of the classic volumes in the Louis B. Belsterling Collection of rare and modern botanical books located at Eugene McDermott Library. Her presentation will provide practical information valuable to anyone interested in restoring and conserving books.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Research and Writing Center Graduate Student Workshop This Thursday, Sept. 26th

McDermott Library and Writing Center Graduate Student Workshop

WHAT: Writing a Lit Review and Going Beyond Undergrad Research
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 26, 12:00 – 1:30pm
WHERE: McDermott Library Instruction Room, MC 2.524

The McDermott Library and the Writing Center will hold the second workshop in their fall 2013 series for graduate students.

The workshop will demonstrate how to use specific-subject databases for conducting complex, in-depth searches of a broad array of topics and how to assemble, synthesize, and evaluate source materials when compiling a literature review.

No registration or appointment is required.

For more information about our workshops, visit the writing center’s webpage
or the library instruction page

See you there!

Wiley Downtime on Saturday, Sept. 28th

Wiley Online Library (formerly Wiley Interscience - will be down for maintenance on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8am to about 1pm. Representatives have informed the library that users may notice delays to online publishing between Sept. 25 (Wed) and Sept. 28 (Sat) as well.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

ATTENTION: Apple iOS Users of 'Download Books for eReaders' (OverDrive)

OverDrive has provided troubleshooting instructions for those who have upgraded to the recently released iOS 7. Refer to the NOTICE instructions at the bottom of the page.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

EBSCO Journal Maintenance Starting Friday

Selected Journal Content on EBSCO Unavailable
from 10pm on Friday, Sept. 20th, until 2am on Saturday, Sept. 21st

Access to the following publishers will be unavailable while undergoing maintenance:

• National League for Nursing
• American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
• Intellect Ltd
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press)
• College of Business and Public Affairs
• e-Med
• NRC Research Press

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience to our users.

Monday, September 09, 2013

From Research to Writing

Workshops co-taught by the Eugene McDermott Library and the Writing Center (MC 1.206) offered on various Wednesdays throughout the semester, 5pm-6pm in MC 2.524. Go to for specific dates and topics.

Springer LINK Journals & E-Books Down for the Day

Springer authorities have recently informed the library that our access to all their online journals and e-books is down until further notice. They hope to restore access by the end of the day and apologize for the inconvenience to all our users.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Library Tours in September and October

Join us for a tour of the Eugene McDermott Library with a knowledgeable library staff member. Tours are about 45 minutes long. Numerous tours are available throughout the months of September and October.

To see dates and times of availability and register in advance, please go to:

International Student Library Orientation on Sept. 6th

When: Friday, Sept 6th, 2:30-3:30pm
Where: MC 2.534 (Library Instruction Room)

Meet a subject specialist from the Eugene McDermott Library, Matt Makowka (Engineering). He will deliver a brief orientation geare...d toward new international students, highlighting the resources and services available through the library: books, electronic resources, help with research, English-language learning resources and more.

Please register by e-mailing
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