More Scanners, More Tables, More Power

March 30, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Posted in furniture, services, technology | 1 Comment

Galvin Library is pleased to announce improvements to technology, space and services.

  • Technology: two new scanners have been added to the upper level computing area, bringing Galvin Library’s total availability for scanners to ten.  Eight are located on the upper level, and two scanners can be found on the lower level in the group study area.
  • Space: visit our upper level to see newly refinished tables on the north end. Oak tables original to the building have been sent out for repair and refinishing. With a few tables left to finish in the first phase of the project, patrons are already enjoying the beauty and durability of these study tables. During Spring Break, three shelf ranges on the upper level were removed and three of the new refinished tables that can accommodate up to twelve patrons were moved into place.  There are accessible electric outlets in this new study space located just to the west of the public computing area on the upper level.
  • Services: table-top lamps and power strips have been available to check out at the reference desk on the upper level for a few semesters. Recently, increased demand has made it necessary for additional lamps and power strips to be added. A student ID is necessary to use this service.

New Sustainability Research Guide

March 18, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Posted in research tools | Comments Off on New Sustainability Research Guide

It’s impossible to miss how many amazing sustainability activities are happening around campus.  There’s the Green @ IIT Awards, sustainability forums, sustainable design contests, WISER…the list keeps growing every day.  Galvin Library has a new sustainability research guide to help you with your sustainability research.  At http://guides.library.iit.edu/sustainability you will find article databases, IIT research links, and government resources that all focus on sustainability.   Topics you’ll see there include: wind power, green buildings, alternatives fuels, urban sustainability, water, and electric power.   Contact Senior Engineering Librarian Charles Uth or ask a librarian for more help finding information about sustainability.

Hours for Summer

March 7, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Posted in hours | Comments Off on Hours for Summer

Summer semester hours will begin on May 24th:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 10 pm
Friday – Saturday: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Sunday: Noon – 8 pm

Check out the hours page for full information on hours and upcoming closures.

IIT Library Links in Google Scholar

March 5, 2010 at 8:27 am | Posted in databases, GetArticle@IIT, research tools | 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 GetArticle 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 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 Articles by Citation form on our web site to see if full-text access is available.

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