Graham Resource Center Expansion Project

January 16, 2007 at 5:36 pm | Posted in construction, Graham Resource Center, news | Comments Off on Graham Resource Center Expansion Project

Graham Resource Center, library for the College of Architecture, has temporarily relocated its holdings to Galvin Library. During the expansion of GRC space, architecture faculty and students can find the GRC’s reference, periodical, and circulating collections, as well as a staffed reference desk, on the Lower Level of Galvin Library. GRC materials are on the west wall of shelves located between the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and the University Archives. The GRC project should be completed in Summer 2007.

Voices of the Holocaust site featured in Chicago Tribune

January 16, 2007 at 5:05 pm | Posted in news, Voices of the Holocaust | Comments Off on Voices of the Holocaust site featured in Chicago Tribune

Dean of Libraries Christopher Stewart and Dr. Ellen Mitchell, Director of IIT’s Institute of Psychology, were interviewed and photographed by Chicago Tribune staff reporter Ron Grossman for a story featured on the front page of the January 14th Sunday edition. The article highlighted Dr. David Boder’s 1946 interviews with displaced persons after WWII in Europe. At the time, Dr. Boder was Head of the Psychology Department at Lewis Institute, which merged with Armour Institute to become IIT. Visit the Voices of the Holocaust site or read the article.

IIT Library Links in Google Scholar

January 12, 2007 at 6:12 pm | Posted in databases, e-journals, GetArticle@IIT, new resources | Comments Off on IIT Library Links in Google Scholar

We’re pleased to now offer links to IIT library services from within Google Scholar, the popular academic search engine. When doing a search in Google Scholar, users on the IIT main campus will automatically see links like the ones below in the search results. Off-campus users can also get the links by setting up IIT Library Links in the Scholar Preferences section of Google Scholar. (Click here for instructions on setting up Library Links).

IIT Library Links in Google Scholar

If full-text access is available to a journal article in your search results through IIT, you’ll see the GetArticle@IIT link. Follow this link to the SFX menu, which will show you options for getting the full text of the article.

If online full-text is not available, use the More options @ IIT link to see if the journal is held in print at the library, to connect to Document Delivery services and get the article via interlibrary loan, or to see if an abstract or table of contents is available electronically.

At the moment, IIT Library Links are available for journal articles only, not for books. To check if IIT has a book you’ve found in Google Scholar, use the IIT Library Catalog.

Disclaimer: Users should note that Google Scholar is still in “beta,” or test mode, and that not all academic publishers allow Google full access to their content. Therefore Galvin Library cannot completely guarantee the accuracy and functionality of Google Scholar Library Links, nor is it our opinion that a search in Google Scholar is a viable replacement for a search using library-provided bibliographic databases and indexes, many of which also do not allow Google Scholar to access their content. If you experience problems getting the full text of an article via the GetArticle@IIT link, use the Journal A-Z List or Article Finder on our web site to see if full-text access is available.

Remembering Leon Stover Exhibit

January 9, 2007 at 6:20 pm | Posted in exhibits | 3 Comments

Galvin Library remembers Dr. Leon Stover, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at IIT from 1965-1995, in an exhibit memorializing his scholarship. Dr. Stover passed away this past November at age 77. He is survived by his wife, Takeko Stover, and daughter, Laren. Dr. Stover was a scholar of many disciplines. Most notably, he was one of the premier H.G. Wells scholars, and taught the first college-level Wells course at IIT. In addition to studying Science Fiction, Dr. Stover co-authored Science Fiction novels about Atlantis and Stonehenge with Harry Harrison. Dr. Stover was also an important Sinologist and taught courses on dynastic China. Stop by the exhibit on the Lower Level outside of the Library Learning Center to see a selection of his books, articles, achievements, and memorials. The exhibit will be on display until February 1, 2007.

Over 250 Wiley InterScience Journals Now Available

January 4, 2007 at 3:38 pm | Posted in databases, e-journals, new resources | Comments Off on Over 250 Wiley InterScience Journals Now Available


Galvin Library has signed a resource sharing agreement for Wiley InterScience electronic journals between participating universities in Illinois. Under this arrangement, Galvin Library gains access to all 272 journals subscribed to by the participating universities. Access to joint titles extends back to 1997, where available (and in some cases earlier). Other participants include the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northern Illinois University, Loyola University of Chicago, Loyola University School of Medicine, Rush University, and DePaul University.

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