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Thursday, August 25th, 2005
OhioLINK offers additional renewals
"Users statewide have been asking to keep OhioLINK books longer than six weeks," Tony Maniaci, chair of OhioLINK's Inter-Campus Services Committee, which sets OhioLINK borrowing policies, said. "But OhioLINK has to carefully balance the needs of researchers who wish to keep an item for an extended period of time with those who have short timeframes to meet a deadline or complete a class assignment. Recent improvements to the software used for online borrowing checks for holds before allowing a renewal. This new functionality allows us to extend the maximum borrowing period for items and better meet the needs of all OhioLINK users."
OhioLINK books may be checked out for three weeks and renewed up to four times, as long as another user has not placed a hold on the item, for a total maximum borrowing period of 15 weeks. Users can request and renew OhioLINK books and local library materials online via the library's Web site at www.ulib.csuohio.edu
**This does not apply to media materials. This type of material will continue to check out for 7 days with no renewals.
Monday, August 22nd, 2005
The Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography has a new look!
-Default search is a "keyword" search.
-A superior display of "subject" terms and "General subject areas," with cross-searching (clickable).
-Useful limits for Genre and Period
-Multiple-database searching is easy! Combine your search with any other EBSCO database, e.g. Academic Search Premier, American Humanities Index, or Religion and Philosophy Collection. (Select "Choose Database" option)
-The valuable MLA Directory of Periodicals is easily accessible. This Directory provides bibliographic identification for thousands of publications indexed by
Click here to see the new look.
Changes to some OhioLINK databases
Click here to access the list of Library databases.
New OhioLINK resource: American National Biography Online
Access American National Biography online here.
Study for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and more online
Click here to access the LearningExpress Library.
New resource allows users to analyze countries and regions online
Access World Data Analyst online here
The Writing Center has moved to the Library
Click here for more information on the Writing Center
Audio reserves now available online
For instructions on accessing audio ECR and on downloading the necessary software for use on non-Library PCs visit: ECR User guide
University Archives has a new home
For more information about Archives, visit: University Archives
Wednesday, August 17th, 2005
Grand Opening--Library Connection Lounge
The new Library Connection Lounge will provide the campus community with contemporary and popular books, courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library. Anyone with a Greater Access Card can check out these titles using the CPL self-checkout station located near the Lounge.
The Lounge will provide library users with a place to relax, read the latest books, and meet with friends. It will include comfortable lounge furniture, electricity, and LAN connections for students with laptops, and eventually a large screen TV with continuous news coverage (captions only, no sound).
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