Friday, September 23, 2011

New Web Page

The new web page was launched to look more like Union's home page. But mostly, we worked on the new library site to promote the  New Catalog. So here are the things that are new on the website.
New Catalog:
The new catalog is still in development so at times might create frustrations in terms of finding call numbers and availability of items. If you can't get the call # from the new catalog then just try the old catalog. If the website prompts you, "We were unable to get availability information for this item. Please check at the circulation desk for assistance", you can find the location by clicking on our old catalog in the Research Quick Links.  Of course we'd love to help you at the circulation desk also.  If you are looking for articles in our new catalog, some of the links may not work quite right.  The individual databases are all still working the same way in quick links, however.

The new catalog, however, will allow you to export citation information directly into Refworks. So if use the old catalog to get the call # then you can use the new catalog to store all of your research in Refworks.

All of the links that you will need to begin your research are located on the right side of the page under the quick links tool bar. To search for a specific Journal online click, "Journals by Title or Subject"there you can also access our Research Guides that are designed to highlight best resources in each subject. If you are having any trouble at all with our resources or want to meet more in depth with a librarian then schedule a Research Coach.

You might have noticed a chat widget on the new website entitled, "Ask the Library". Just ask us a question about anything and we'll try to answer.  To ask a question all that you have to do is enter text in the box that reads, "type here". This could be a great way to get you library questions answered quickly.

Digital Collections:
You may not have known but all of the Union Yearbooks, "Lest We Forget" are online. We also have highlighted the amazing Fitts Collection of South American artifacts on the right side of the library's web page. These are amazing resources and Jenny Lowery has done a great job of making them available to the Union community.

Social Media:

The Library has plenty of ways that you can keep track of us. This Blog, The Podcast as well as Facebook and Twitter. So follow us, like us or listen.

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