Looking for Your Textbooks?

January 8, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Posted in textbooks | Comments Off on Looking for Your Textbooks?

Spring semester is upon us, and it’s time to start tracking down your textbooks.  Galvin Library is working with the bookstore to make sure a copy of every textbook is on reserve for undergraduate students during the spring 2010 semester. Textbooks that are owned by Galvin Library are kept in the library’s Course Reserves collection, which is located behind the circulation desk on the lower level.  Reserve books can only be checked out for two hours at a time and cannot be taken out of the library. This ensures that they are available to as many students as possible.

To borrow a reserve textbook, you will need the call number of the text so staff at the circulation desk can retrieve your item.  You can find the call number by searching for your books on the Course Reserves page by course number or instructor name.  This video shows you how to search for textbooks.

Read our textbook policies for more information.

ARTstor Now Available!

January 7, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Posted in databases, new resources | Comments Off on ARTstor Now Available!

ARTstorGalvin Library is pleased to announce the addition of ARTstor to the library’s collection of online research databases. ARTstor is a digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Images in the database come from the art collections of major museums and universities, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Features include:

  • keyword search
  • advanced search
  • browse by collection, classification, or geography
  • sort search results by date, creator, or title
  • view images and image data
  • zoom in on and pan images
  • print and save images and related data to other hardware
  • create, save, and share images, image details, and image groups
  • organize image groups into folders
  • download images to PowerPoint, KeyNote, and ARTstor’s Offline Image Viewer (OIV)
  • save, email, and print citations for images or image groups
  • export citations for images or image groups

To access ARTstor and other online image collections provided by Galvin Library, visit the Images page.

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