Welcome Back

January 5, 2015 at 5:32 pm | Posted in Ask a Librarian, e-books, e-journals, hours | Comments Off on Welcome Back

thermometerWelcome back to campus! Don’t look at the thermometer for confirmation but the Spring semester starts with classes next week on January 12. This week we’ll be open for you and for new students just arriving. We’re still on break hours this week (closing at 5:00pm everyday and not open on Sunday, January 11) but we are fully staffed to serve you with whatever you need, so drop by.

Too cold to venture out this week? You can phone, email or IM us with your questions and you can always read books online or access journals.

New Off-campus Access Method for Faculty and Staff

August 5, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Posted in databases, e-books, e-journals | Comments Off on New Off-campus Access Method for Faculty and Staff

Off-campus access to library e-resources is available to all IIT faculty and staff as well as currently-registered students. The previous method of logging in using IIT email credentials has been disabled for faculty and staff.

All IIT members will now use their campus-wide ID (CWID) to log in to the library’s remote access server. Your CWID can be found on the “Welcome” page (shown below) of the IIT portal, or on university ID cards created after 2008.

We are currently working to batch upload all currently active university faculty and staff CWIDs into our system. If you are having problems logging in from off campus, please send a message to digitalservices@iit.edu with your CWID and we will add your CWID number manually.


The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s: Access Online and on Your Phone

June 20, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Posted in e-journals, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s: Access Online and on Your Phone

The library now has online access to The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s online editions. This will allow you to access all content directly from the websites instead of through an intermediary database. You can also download mobile apps for IOS and Android phones/tablets. Access is limited to current IIT students, faculty and staff.

You can create an account using your campus-wide ID (CWID). If you don’t  know your CWID, you can find it in your IIT Portal account.

NOTE: You must be on campus when you first create the account, but after that you will be able to access the site from any computer and download the apps.

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.

450 New Online Journals Available via SAGE

January 4, 2008 at 5:47 pm | Posted in e-journals | 1 Comment

SAGE PublicationsGalvin Library is proud to announce the addition of over 450 new online journals from SAGE Publications to the library’s collection. Full-text access to these peer-reviewed titles is available from 1999-present.

The journals cover a wide spectrum of subjects, including:

  • Business
  • Humanities
  • Management
  • Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Social Sciences

Search the library’s Journal A-Z List to find a specific journal, or browse a list of available titles by going directly to SAGE Journals Online.

You can also use the SAGE site to customize your own automated search alerts and get journal table-of-contents delivered via email or RSS feeds.

And of course, access to these journals is fully integrated into Galvin Library’s GetArticle service — just look for the GetArticle icon in any research database that indexes SAGE journals.

SIAM Locus Archive Now Available

February 9, 2007 at 7:18 pm | Posted in e-journals, new resources | Comments Off on SIAM Locus Archive Now Available

SIAM Locus ArchiveIn partnership with the College of Science and Letters and the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science departments, Galvin Library now offers access to the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Locus journal archive. This resource contains the full-text of SIAM journals from 1952 to 1996 (coverage varies for each publication). The archive features 17 journals, including SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, SIAM Journal on Computing, and other important titles, any and all of which are fully searchable by keyword, author, title, abstract, or citation. After 1996, the journals are available in SIAM Journals Online, which the library also provides access to. Go straight to Locus to start browsing, or use the Journal A-Z List to find a particular title.

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.

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