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Faculty Library Newsletter

Faculty Library Survey

You are needed to participate in the biannual Faculty Library Survey! 

Note that your suggestions, comments, and even criticisms are very important to us and are used to improve the library.

Note also that your personal participation THIS YEAR is very important in enabling us to reach a minimum cohort by which to judge our efforts, resources, and services, and to answer to outside agencies such as SACS. 

Friday Night at the ER simulation game - Nursing

Reference Shelf Adds Content

Annual Springer eBook Collection Adds Palgrave Titles

 Springer & Palgrave titles come with unlimited users and unlimited downloads.

 Great for textbooks and parallel readings!

  Springer Nature Complete eBook Collection Number of titles  
HP Biomedical and Life Science 699 $1,097.43
SCI Chemistry and Materials Science 305 $478.85
SCI Computer Science 1,086 $1,705.02
SCI Earth and Environmental Science 398 $624.86
SCI Energy 135 $211.95
SCI Engineering 982 $1,541.74
SCI Mathematics and Statistics 525 $824.25
HP Medicine 803 $1,260.71
SCI Physics and Astronomy 433 $679.81
SCI Professional and applied Computing 240 $376.80
PSY Behavioral Science and Psychology 264 $414.48
BUS Business and Management 445 $698.65
BUS Economics and Finance 504 $791.28
ED Education 508 $797.56
HIS Palgrave: History 236 $198.24
CJ Palgrave: Law and Criminology 259 $217.56
ENG / COMM Palgrave: Literature, Media and Culture 504 $423.36
POL SCI Palgrave: Political Science and International Studies 440 $369.60
CHR Palgrave: Religion and Philosophy 321 $269.64
SOC Palgrave: Social Sciences 575 $483.00
  Total 9,662  
  Springer - 7,327 titles for  $11,503 at $1.57 per title    

Palgrave - 2,335 titles for $2,780 at $1.19 per title


APA and MLA Say URLs Are Now Optional. What Do You Think?


The library supports 4 citation styles, each with its own support page.

But things have changed! Both the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th Edition and the MLA Handbook, 8th ed. now say that urls for database content are now optional.

What do you think? If you want to express an opinion about the use of hyperlinks in the citation, or want to see your citation style support page updated, contact the liaison that supports your style. (HINT: Their name is on the guide page.)

Departmental Budgets and Acquisition

Check your departmental budget allocations, spending, and balance.

Determine the status of all your book, eBook and media orders - date ordered, date received, list, cost, call number assigned, etc.

Contact your liaison to order new materials.

Contact Head of Acquisitions to inquire about unfilled orders.

FYI - By now your department should have spent 80% of your budget. This prevents the library from being overwhelmed with last minute orders by departments who do not want to waste their money. Don't wait! Buy now, before it is too late!

Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts Its Collection Online

On February 7, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, known by many as the Met, announced that it is placing more than 375,000 images of public-domain works in the museum’s collection under a Creative Commons Zero dedication. The release, which covers images of the great majority of the museum’s holdings, is part of the Met’s Open Access initiative and will enable anyone, anywhere, to freely access, use, and remix photos of some of the world’s most well-known works of art....
Wikimedia Blog, Feb. 7; Now at the Met, Feb. 7; The Artstor Blog, Feb. 7