Intersession Hours

July 28, 2008 at 3:42 pm | Posted in hours | Comments Off on Intersession Hours

Intersession hours for Galvin Library will begin Sunday, July 27. The full schedule is below.

Intersession: July 27 – August 17
Monday – Saturday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Welcome Week August 18 – August 20
Monday – Wednesday 8:30 AM – 7 PM

Regular Fall semester hours will begin on Thursday, August 21. For more information on Galvin Library hours, click here.

Library Fundamentals for New International Students

July 24, 2008 at 7:27 pm | Posted in classes | Comments Off on Library Fundamentals for New International Students

Are you an international student new to IIT?  You should attend one of our Library Fundamentals for International Students sessions!  This one hour program will tell you how to get started using the library, and also answer any questions you have about the library, its services and resources.

Why:  Galvin Library’s books, newspapers, journals, computers, study spaces and more are available to you right now!   Don’t wait until school starts to learn how to use the library.  Knowing your way around the library before classes begin eliminates any stress or confusion caused by waiting until the last minute.

When: Thursday, August 7th starting at 1:00 p.m. and ending at 2:00 p.m.

Where: Library Learning Center (LLC) on the lower level of Galvin Library.

Questions? Contact Jannelle Ruswick ( for more information.

Library Databases Have a New Look

July 21, 2008 at 3:43 pm | Posted in databases, e-journals | Comments Off on Library Databases Have a New Look

You may have noticed that many of your favorite databases are looking different these days.  No, the summer heat isn’t playing tricks with your mind.  EBSCO, the platform that hosts popular databases such as Academic Search Premier, Inspec and Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, has unveiled a new design.  The new interface, known as EBSCO 2.0, provides enhanced searching features and a more user-friendly design.  The following databases have the new EBSCO 2.0 interface:

Academic Search Premier
Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
Biological Abstracts
Business Source Premier
Communication & Mass Media Complete
EBSCO Animals
Food Sceince and Technology Abstracts (FSTA)
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI)
Health Source – Consumer Edition
Health Source – Nursing/Academic Edition
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
MAS Ultra
Mental Measurements Yearbook
Military & Government Collection
Newspaper Source
Philosopher’s Index
Primary Search
Professional Development Collection
Regional Business News
Teacher Reference Service

Have questions on new features or searching any of these databases?   Librarians are available to assist you.  Stop by the reference desk on the upper level of Galvin to get personalized research help.  If you can’t make it in, you may phone, IM or email librarians from the convenience of your home or office.  See the Ask a Librarian page for contact information.

Blog at
Entries and comments feeds.