Thursday, June 26, 2014

Library CLOSED July 4th. Resume Regular Hours July 5th


The library will be CLOSED on Friday, July 4th, for the Independence Day holiday. We will resume regular hours on Saturday, July 5th, 9am-midnight.

Taylor & Francis Online Downtime on Friday, June 27th









Taylor & Francis Online, responsible for the ejournals in Informaworld, will be down for maintenance for two hours on Friday, June 27th, from 8:30-10:30pm.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Listen! June is Audio Book Appreciation Month


Check out the display behind the Information Desk on the 2nd floor! In it, you will find audio titles that can be checked out from a variety of places both in and outside of the library:

  • Leisure Reading Collection [rear right corner, 2nd floor]: bestseller-type popular books on CD, e.g., Game of Thrones series, Nicholas Sparks, and Dan Brown. 
  • Multimedia Desk [rear of 2nd floor]: academic and classic books on CD, e.g., Great Courses/Teaching Company lecture series, Shakespeare dramatizations, and language learning.
  • Naxos Spoken Word Library: Online streaming of classic literature and academic titles, e.g., The Odyssey, The Republic, and David Copperfield. iPad/iPhone users can download an app for mobile access.
  • OverDrive (Download Books to eReaders):  Downloadable audio books COMING SOON on July 1st!
Titles on display are available for check out. Just ask at the Circulation Desk!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

ProQuest Databases Downtime This Weekend


The following ProQuest databases will be down for maintenance starting at 9pm on Saturday (6/14) and ending by 5am on Sunday (6/15). Representatives apologize for any inconvenience to our users.

American Periodicals
Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)
British Periodicals
Dissertations & Theses
Dissertations & Theses @ University of Texas at Dallas
ERIC International Bibliography of Art (IBA)
International Index to Performing Arts Full Text (1864-Current)
Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts Database (1975-Current)
New York Times (1851-2010)
PAIS International
Periodicals Archive Online (PAO)
Periodicals Index Online (PIO)
Physical Education Index
PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress
Social Services Abstracts
Sociological Abstracts
Wall Street Journal (1889-1996) & (1984-Current)
Washington Post (1877-1997)
Vogue Archive
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Downloadable Books for the Summer Traveler (OverDrive)








Plan to do some traveling this summer, but you don’t want to spend precious luggage space on a bunch of bulky books? Look no further than the Downloadable Books on OverDrive. These books can be loaded onto your favorite device (phone, tablet, or laptop) and are perfect to take on the go! Because these titles are electronic, you never have to worry about late fees either. Featured on OverDrive are many of the latest travel guides by Frommer’s, Fodor’s, Moon, Lonely Planet, AAA, and other publishers in addition to hundreds of the hottest fiction titles. Check it out today!

Monday, June 02, 2014

Adobe eBooks NOT Available from OverDrive (Downloadable Books for eReaders)


On Sunday night (6/1), the Download Books for eReaders service (AKA OverDrive) discovered that users attempting to download Adobe eBooks (Adobe EPUB eBooks) or activate a new Adobe ID on the Adobe Digital Editions platform could not do so. Previously downloaded Adobe eBooks have not been affected.

Adobe is actively working to bring services back online and we will update you at that time.


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