Friday, May 25, 2007

Summer Hours

As summer is fast approaching, we wanted to make everyone aware of our summer hours. Effective May 29, Armacost Library will be open the following hours:

Tuesday-Thursday: 1 p.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

Reference librarians will be available during the hours we are open to answer questions in person, over the phone at (909) 748-4724, and through AIM chat (screen name: askurlib). We hope you have a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you in the library!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Have You Used JSTOR Recently?

JSTOR, the database that provides searchable full-text historical runs of important scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, sciences, ecology, and business, has updated its interface and site navigation this past year. Now it’s more easily navigatable and more compatible with other databases. The Advanced Search function now allows searching by familiar categories—full-text, author, title, etc. When viewing articles your keywords are highlighted in yellow and you can readily navigate to pages where your search terms appear. Of particular interest are the links to “Articles Citing this Article,” “Articles by [author],” and “Related Articles” within JSTOR and via Google Scholar. These links can lead you to a broader literature on a particular subject area. Happy searching!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Bon Voyage, Jean!

The faculty and staff of Armacost Library wish our esteemed Library Director Jean Swanson a fond farewell. Jean will retire in May 2007 following twenty years of service to the University of Redlands and the Armacost Library. In her time at the University of Redlands Jean has supervised and participated in the Armacost Library’s continuing evolution. Under Jean’s leadership the Library has moved from the card catalog through a CDROM-based catalog to the current online catalog. (Oh, how things have changed!) In that time the Library has added access to thousands of electronic journal subscriptions, thousands of e-books, over 100 online databases and hundreds of online music recordings and has acquired thousands of new books. In addition, Jean has authored three books on mystery literature. Jean Swanson is recognized as a trusted colleague and an insightful, conscientious leader by the Armacost Library faculty and staff and by the University of Redlands at large. We celebrate Jean's career and wish her the best retirement has to offer.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Where's the 3rd Floor?

Have you searched for books in the library catalog recently only to find your book located on the 3rd or 4th floor? Armacost Library now lists books by floor instead of using the term General Collection. We are hopeful that these floor designations will eliminate some of the confusion as to where books are located. Books with call numbers A-Q are located on the 3rd Floor and those with call numbers R-Z and Government Documents are all located on the 4th Floor. Signs are posted labeling the location of these floors but keep in mind the entrance to the library is on the 2nd Floor.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

May Term in the Library

May Term is upon us which means a new set of library hours! Our hours of operation for May Term are as follows:

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m.-10 p.m.

Reference desk hours remain unchanged.
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday: 1-9 p.m.

Enjoy your May Term. We look forward to seeing you in the library soon!