Monday, February 20, 2012

Registration open for 2012 ICPSR summer program

As you may know, Armacost Library subscribes to ICPSR, a repository of primary source data and resources on conducting, preserving and teaching research using social sciences methods.

One of our membership benefits is that you can apply for the annual Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. Two four-week sessions will be held in July and August in Ann Arbor, MI, and three-to-five day workshops will be held in a variety of locations across the country, including Berkeley, CA. Scholarships are available through ICPSR with an April 30 application deadline.

See the full text of ICPSR's announcement below and view the ICPSR website for more details:

Registration for the 2012 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research is now open! This year’s Program includes 78 courses, 41 in the two four-week sessions, and 37 short workshops. Further detailed information about the 2012 ICPSR Summer Program, including course descriptions, schedule, faculty, registration instructions, and fee structure, is available on our website:

Registration for courses in the 2012 Summer Program is very easy. Just go to the online portal (located on the “Registration & Fees” page of the Summer Program website), log in to your ICPSR MyData account (if you do not have an existing MyData account, you will be prompted to create one), enter your personal information, select your courses, and make arrangements for payment. That’s all there is to it!

Please feel free to contact us with any further questions you might have about any aspect of the 2012 ICPSR Summer Program (e-mail:; phone: 734-763-7400). We look forward to seeing you in Ann Arbor, or at one of our other course locations this summer!

Bill Jacoby

Director, ICPSR Summer Program and Professor, Political Science, Michigan State University

Dieter Burrell

Assistant Director, ICPSR Summer Program

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Update - Possible fix for Hoovers outage?

I have received an updated access URL to Hoovers Online from their new vendor (Mergent) and we have posted it on the library website under Databases by Subject and Databases by Title. If you've been having trouble accessing Hoovers recently, please try refreshing your browser's cache and try entering Hoovers again. If you are still unable to access Hoovers, please contact the reference desk at (909) 748-8878 or email the reference desk to let us know.

Sanjeet Mann
Electronic Resources Librarian

Thursday, February 02, 2012

World Book Night 2012 Giver Applic Deadline Extended to Monday, Feb. 6th!

There is still time to turn in an application to be a WBN book giver! Consider applying before the Feb. 6th midnight deadline.

For those who have already submitted an application, news of your status should arrive at the email address you provided shortly, if it hasn't arrived already. Be sure to check your spam folder. If you've recently submitted an application, hang tight. The WBN reviewers should get to your application really soon.

Around mid-February, you should receive another email asking you to select a pick-up bookstore or library. Armacost Library should be on that list!

For further assistance, please contact Melissa Cardenas-Dow at Armacost Library: 909.748.8089 or

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Hoovers outage

We are experiencing problems with the Hoovers Online database of business information. Instead of allowing seamless access from on campus (or off campus through the campus MyRedlands logon), the database is asking for a username and password.

We are currently investigating the issue with Hoovers technical support and will post an update here as soon as the problem is resolved. In the meantime, our librarians will gladly help you find alternative sources of information such as company profiles, market share or industry comparisons that are normally found in Hoovers. Visit the library reference desk, call us at (909) 748-8878 or email or instant message for assistance.

Best regards,
Sanjeet Mann
Electronic Resources Librarian
Armacost Library