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Library hours for Spring Semester

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 17:11 -- Kelly Bradish

Here are the Library's Spring Semester hours, beginning Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014.


Hours are also listed on our hours page.

Need help from a librarian? You can send us a question or message anytime using email, Twitter, or text. All our contact info and frequently asked questions are here. We'll get back to you as soon as we can.

We wish all of you a wonderful semester!!

Collection news: International security and criminology additions

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 16:08 -- Kelly Bradish

While we're preparing for Spring Semester, we wanted to provide more information about two database additions: International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center and Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text.

After trying these two EBSCO databases out in the fall, we recently added them to our collection. We hope they are helpful in your research!

Remember, you'll be asked for your UCA and password if viewing these off campus. Here's more info:

International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center
ISCTRC provides a comprehensive Open Source Intelligence Resource for analysts, risk management professionals, and students. Content includes hundreds of full text journals and periodicals, hundreds of thousands of selected articles, news feeds, reports, summaries, books, FAQs, and proprietary Background Information Summaries that pertain to terrorism and security.

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
Subject areas covered include: criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole.


Library hours during intersession

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 17:09 -- Kelly Bradish

The Library will be open on a modified schedule during intersession.

We've posted this information below and on our hours page.

We hope you have a wonderful break and safe, happy holidays!!


Note that the Library will close at 4 PM on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 and remain closed until 8 AM Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

Info to know: Common end-of-semester questions

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 13:48 -- Kelly Bradish

Here's a roundup of frequently asked questions/answers and tips for the end of the semester.colin kinner flickr

Finally, during this busy time, please make sure you diligently watch your belongings. NEVER leave them unattended! If you do lose something, please ask at the Library Circulation Desk and Campus Security (Falcon Center). Make sure your name is in/on your notebook, book, bag or water bottle. Here are tips for making it easier to be reunited with your USB drive and cellphone.

Photo: Colin Kinner, Creative Commons license

Summon currently down

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 14:02 -- Kelly Bradish

Update: Summon is now functioning normally.

From the provider of Summon: Summon is currently unavailable and we are actively working through the issue.

In the meantime, you can search individual databases (like EBSCO) for articles. A full list of databases is here.

Post your semester thank-you notes here!

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 13:15 -- Kelly Bradish

We'd like to take a moment to thank the campus community for another great semester. And, we'd like to extend that opportunity to you as well!

If there's a classmate, instructor, member of campus staff, or other person or group you'd like to thank for going the extra mile, post your note of appreciation below in the comments box.*

Once your comment is approved, it will show up below this post. We'll also feature some notes on social media with the #campusthanks hashtag.

Best of luck with final exams, projects and papers!

*You don't have to use your full name. All posts are subject to admin approval.

Freegal: Music for studying, holidays and more

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 17:49 -- Kelly Bradish

Reading, writing, group projects.... there's so much to do! How about some new background music for studying, or for your study breaks?

As due dates and finals approach, three free downloads a week from Freegal will come in handy!

If you're new to Freegal, these step-by-step instructions will help you get started.

From holiday music to new releases to old favorites, Freegal's collection includes a variety of artists. We've featured some on Pinterest, and the latest Freegal newsletter highlights new and recent releases as well.



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