Guides for New Incoming Students

July 1, 2014 at 2:49 pm | Posted in news | Leave a comment

power bar(2)_2013Are you a new incoming freshman or transfer student? We have a guide just for you that features a video tour of the library done by a student, so you know you’re getting all the necessary info. You can watch the tour video or get all the information on borrowing textbooks from reserves, the best study spaces, research help and more from the research guide.

Are you a new international student? We have a research guide for you too!

Remember, no matter the question, you can #TrustYourLibrarian to have the answer. You can contact us by email, phone or IM or stop by to chat with us any time.

New Scholarly Video Collection Available

June 25, 2014 at 8:17 pm | Posted in databases, new resources, news | Comments Off
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Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

We’re announcing three new scholarly video collections for your classroom or research needs. Through our membership in Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) we now have access to Engineering Case Studies OnlineEnvironmental Studies In Video, and Psychological Experiments Online.

To access online library resources you do need to connect through the MyIIT portal.  When prompted, enter your MyIIT portal username (the first part of your email address, before the “@”) and password at the login screen. You can retrieve and view the following videos from the collections:

From Engineering Case Studies Online, watch Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster, the Big Dig Ceiling Collapse, and the Challenger Disaster. Within Psychological Experiments Online view videos on the Asch Conformity Experiment, Stanford Prison Experiment, and the Bystander Effect, while in Environmental Studies In Video you will find videos on Renewable Energy, the Melting Arctic, and Greenhouse Gases. All these videos and much more are available for your use.

As always, if you have any questions you can contact a librarian by email, chat or phone

Off-campus access to databases – Updated

June 14, 2014 at 6:35 pm | Posted in news | 2 Comments

Galvin Library and OTS have implemented a new access system for databases over the weekend, and you will be directed to a new login screen when you try to access them from off-campus.

Simply enter your MyIIT portal username (the first part of your email address, before the “@”) and password at the login screen. If you are having problems, please contact digitalservices@iit.edu for assistance.

Note: E-books accessed from the IIT catalog will need to be updated to use this new process. This is currently in process, but for the time being e-books cannot be accessed from off-campus.

Library Privileges Form for Summer Break

June 4, 2014 at 10:12 pm | Posted in news | Comments Off

Have you registered for Summer or Fall semester classes?

If your answer is no, then you must complete the Semester Break form if you want to use library resources during the summer. By completing the form you will be able to check out books from IIT and I-Share libraries, request articles and books via MyILL, read e-books, and use library databases.

Privileges granted through this form last until August 24th, 2014.

Click here to access the Semester Break Form.

If you are unsure of your library privileges, contact the Circulation department or stop by the Circulation Desk, located on the library’s lower level.

IIT Archives Closed June 5-15

June 3, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Posted in archives | Comments Off

The IIT Archives will be closed from June 5 through June 15, 2014. Archivists will not be available and e-mail and voice mail will not be monitored. During this time, students, faculty and staff may be able to find search information on the IIT Archives’ website. The Archives will reopen on Monday June 16.

Rosetta Stone Online: Trial Ends June 7

June 1, 2014 at 2:05 pm | Posted in databases | 2 Comments

Free-Rosetta-Stone-Online-DemoWe are providing temporary access to Rosetta Stone on-line for a limited trial that will end on June 7.  During the trial you can access all of Rosetta Stone’s content, with lessons in languages literally from A-V. However, before you can access the languages and lessons for the first time, you will need to create a free personal account, while you are on campus. Sign up for your free account and access the trial. Remember, you must be on campus to register and set up your account for the first time.

Rosetta Stone is an innovative, multi-media, on-line language instruction program that uses words, pictures, speaking, and listening to teach a new language. We encourage you to give it a try; don’t hesitate because you are thinking of the old-fashioned verb conjugation tables or rote memorization used in the past. Rosetta Stone is an intuitive way to learn a new language and you’ll be so pleased with your very first efforts, that we encourage you to try other languages during the trial.

Remember Rosetta Stone will only be available until June 7, but we need your feedback—hey, that’s the whole purpose of a trial. Try it and then tell us what you think of Rosetta Stone on this form. Thank you for giving us your feedback. It is an important part of the trial, as we want to assess both the product’s ease and patron demand.

Galvin Library currently offers online access to learning languages through Mango, which teaches through conversational phrases and frequently used concepts. The library also has almost a dozen Rosetta Stone languages on CD that must be used with its software inside the library.

Languages offered during the Rosetta online trial are: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Dutch, English (American), English (British), Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

Congratulations to Our Graduating Student Employees

May 22, 2014 at 2:02 pm | Posted in news, staff news | Comments Off

Galvin Library would like to wish the Best of Luck and a sincere Congratulations to our student employees who graduated in May. Some of them have worked with us for a few months, others for a few years, but we have enjoyed spending time with them and are sorry to see them go. Galvin Library could not do what we do without our student employees. We thank them for their hard work, dedication and good humor. All our best to you and Good Luck!

Angela Blackwell
Amy Carrera
Ethan Chang
Randall Frausto
Samantha Gallo
Nathan Gima
Sara Glade
Jenny Huh
Abhishek Kulkarni
Daniel Lagasse
Nicole Niewenhuis
Aditya Ranadive
John Seaman
Andrew Trevor
Rachel Wooddall

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