Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Scary Books @ the Armacost Library

Brave Readers,

Submitted for your approval, a selection of seasonal readings.  Delve in... if you dare!

Yours truly,
Mr. Bones

Ghosts on TV!  Aahhhhh!  Gothicka  Sundays with Vlad

Can You Make a Scary Face?  Math for the Frightened

Horror and the Horror Film    Zombies!  Oh no!  Creepy!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Open Access Week

Open Access Week

October 19-25, 2015

Open Access Week

“’Open Access’ to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

Open Access (OA) has the potential to... ...increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year.”

Open Access resources available to all, and linked from the Armacost Library website:

“Open access to 1,084,095 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.”

“BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.”
Approximately 70% of the 75,000,000+ documents indexed in BASE are open access, full-text.

“The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.”
UR’s InSPIRe is a part of the Digital Commons Network.

“The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.”

“DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.”

2015 Open Access Cookies

Friday, October 16, 2015

David Nuffer Hemingway Collection

Armacost Library is honored to be the recipient of the David Nuffer Hemingway Collection. Please join us for a first viewing of this collection on Saturday October 24, 2015 from 10:00-11:30am at the Armacost Library, 2nd floor lobby. Light refreshments will be served.

David Nuffer (’54) was well known as a Hemingway aficionado. His research, which included travel to both France and Cuba, led to a pair of self-published books and an opportunity to present at the Hemingway Society conference in Lausanne, Switzerland.

When David passed away in 2011, Mary (’56) and the family wanted to find a proper home for his beloved collection of first editions and other Hemingway works. Armacost Library was a good choice. We want to thank them and show off the collection at this event scheduled during Homecoming Weekend. Please RSVP to Debbie Alban, 909-748-8092 or

Monday, October 12, 2015

Your Learning Toolbox (Fall 2015 edition)

Welcome new and returning students! Have you taken full advantage of the librarians and Library website? Consider the following whether you're a novice or an ol' research pro.

Cultivate your research & critical thinking skills

Use the "Ask Us" bulldog to meet or speak with, chat or email a member of the library faculty. Contact us when you're developing ideas for a research topic, deciding to use or forego a source, identifying useful search terms, or any other activity that makes use of information sources.

Use Research Guides (by subject and course)

Library faculty have crafted these guides to help you learn about research strategies, habits of mind, and anything else that can develop your scholarship, including recommended resources.

Get quick answers to questions with "How Do I?"

Use "How Do I?" when you want to know, "How do I renew my books? How do I read scholarly articles? How many items may I borrow at a time?"

Read a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper

Sometimes your professor will recommend a specific journal, magazine, or newspaper. To see if the library has it, go to Article Databases & Online Resources and click the "Find a journal, magazine, or newspaper" button to search.

Look up a specific article

When all you have is a citation and you want full text, if the item being cited is an article go to Article Databases & Online Resources and click the "Look up a specific article" button to search.

Find a book

To locate a book or a book chapter, print or online, use the Library Catalog. To access online books, click on the hyperlink provided in the record, to find print books look at the book's location, call number, and availability. Click on the location (e.g. Reference, Periodicals, etc.) to view a map.

Find more books & media in Link+

When searching the Library Catalog, extend your search by clicking "Find in Link+" near the top of your screen. Link+ is like a quicker version of interlibrary loan for books and media only.

Save it to a list

When you search the Library Catalog and find a book, music score, CD, or DVD but don't have time for just yet, save it to a list. Select the item, click on "Save," and select the list to which you'll save it.

Request, Recall, or Place a Hold

Ever search for something in the Library Catalog and find it's not available? Request, recall, or place a hold by selecting the item, then click on "Request" and follow the directions provided.

Recommend a Library Purchase

Found an excellent book that's missing from the Library Catalog? Log into your library account and suggest that the Armacost Library purchase it and list the course(s) to which it relates.

Receive Alerts When the Library Acquires Something You Like

If you've made a purchase suggestion or if you simply want to know when Armacost Library acquires the latest book from your favorite author log into your Library account, run a search, then click "Save this search." To receive an email when a new title matching your search arrives, view your record, click on "Saved Searches," and select the "Mark for Email" box.

Do you have a favorite learning tool? Let me know by adding a comment below.


Paige Mann
Physical Sciences Librarian and Web Experiences Librarian