The Semester Begins!

With the new semester upon us, here are a few new things you may want to know about:

New Faces

We have a new librarian on board! Denise Green joined the library faculty as of May 15th. She comes to us from University of Illinois at Springfield, with many years of great experience. She is coordinating Electronic Resources and Technical Services, and along with other library faculty, sharing in Reference and Instruction responsibilities.

We also have a new Cataloging Associate, Eric McKinney. Eric’s previous experience at Warrensburg Public Library and Rolling Prairie Library System made him a natural fit for this position.

New and Improved Resources

A new database, SocIndex with Full Text, is replacing our former Social Sciences Abstracts and Criminal Justice Abstracts databases. SocIndex with Full Text covers social science areas (including criminal justice) and contains many full text resources. We hope you enjoy using it.

All of our EbscoHost databases now have a new, more user-friendly interface. Ebsco has also included a new visual search for those of us who are better visual learners; just click “Visual Search” under the search boxes to take advantage of it.

PubMed, an National Library of Medicine database of medical literature citations, now includes “FindIt” links to connect PubMed citations to our own full-text resources when available.

Although this has been available for a while, just to make sure that you’re aware of it, Google Scholar now includes a “Find It at Millikin” link when a cited source is available as full text in one of our library databases. You may also see “InterlibraryLoan@Millikin” link, which will link you through to an interlibrary loan form populated with your article information.

Need a flip chart?

You’ll now see a couple of flip charts around the library that may come in handy for group projects. If you don’t have your own markers, you can check out a pack of markers at the Circulation desk.

Remember, we’re here to help!

If you need help with a research project, from getting started, to finding sources, to creating your bibliography, you can ask a librarian either in person at the library, on the phone, by instant message or email: http://www.millikin.edu/staley/contact/default.asp . We love to answer your questions, so don’t hesitate to ask us!

Have a great semester!

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