FACULTY: New Instruction Request Form

If you are interested in having a librarian lead an instruction session for your class, you can now make your request using our new online form.

To get to the form, click on the link under ‘Quick Links’ on the library’s home page. If you would like additional information on our instructional services, see the ‘Instruction‘ section of our website, or e-mail us at library@delhi.edu.

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New MLA and APA Citation Guides

The Modern Language Association (MLA) and the American Psychological Association (APA) have both published new editions of their style guides in the last year. We have updated our citation guides to reflect the changes in the new editions. Go to the ‘Cite Your Sources‘ section of our website to download the newest citation guides. Both are available in PDF and RTF. The PDF version of the MLA guide can be printed on the library’s printer so that it can be folded into a booklet. The RTFs can be opened in a word processor so you can edit the formatting (i.e., increase font size).

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

In the U.S., Hispanic Heritage Week was originally established in 1968 by the 90th Congress to highlight the achievements of our fellow Hispanic Americans. In 1988 the 100th Congress expanded the statute to a month long event.

To learn more, visit Resnick Library’s 2nd Floor display. One of many web resources available is one created by the US Government.  http://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/index.html

Suggest a Purchase!

Looking for an item that is not in our Resnick Library catalog or is not available through Inter-Library Loan? Patrons can now quickly enter requests for new books, films, etc. through a new online web form. To open the form, click SUGGESTIONS>> Suggest a Purchase on the left menu of Resnick Library home page. Although not all requests can be honored, all will be considered (note: we do not order textbooks).

The request entered on this online purchase request form drops into the main library email account. A librarian will email you to let you know if we order it or not. Faculty: please remember to let us know if you want the item placed on reserve for your class (reserve materials can be used by students only in the library; faculty can check them out for personal use).

The Resnick Library catalog can be searched to see if something you requested has been ordered. Go to library home page, do a title or keyword search in the Quick Links box. If your title shows up, click on the far right “Is it here”? It will display ON ORDER or IN PROCESS on the next screen (and no call number on the first screen).

As soon as new books or videos are cataloged and available for use, a call number will appear in the library catalog. You will also get an email letting you know your material is in the library.

Thank you for enhancing your Resnick Library collection!

H1N1 Information through Library Databases

Over the past couple days, some of our library database providers have furnished us with links to free H1N1 (Swine Flu) Virus information and news.  This information was also posted under the Library’s Vancko Hall page under our Database Forum.   SUNY Delhi’s Health Services has also created a link with information related to the virus.

EBSCO is one of our most comprehensive database providers, with databases like CINAHL, Academic Search Complete, and Business Source Complete. EBSCO has just sent an announcement that the will provide free, updated information on the H1N1 Virus (aka Swine Flu). Here is the information as it was given to me:

As public concern about Pandemic H1N1 and the upcoming flu season continues to grow, the medical and nursing editors from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) respond by offering the latest evidence-based flu-related information available for free .

This free flu information resource is located at www.ebscohost.com/flu and will provide continually updated, evidence-based clinical information from DynaMed ™ and Nursing Reference Center ™, EBSCO’s clinical and nursing point-of-care databases, along with patient education information in 17 languages from Patient Education Reference Center ™. Please visit this site often and feel free to share, post, and email this link to your colleagues, patrons, family and friends.

As if in response to what EBSCO provides, another provider, Gale, has now produced free H1N1 informational pages. Gale provides databases such as GVRL, Opposing Viewpoints, and the Literature Resource Center. The link to the ad page is here: http://www.gale.cengage.com/flu/

There is a drop down box at the bottom where you can view the available resources and news. According to the Gale information page, it should work through October 9th.

ITEC (Library Catalog) is Up

Hello everyone,

The Library would like to announce that it appears that our library catalog and other services are up and running.  Unknown to us, server error affected more than just us.  It appears that this server also affected listserv emails across campus.  We cannot speak for those, but our library services appear to be back up and running.  Thank you for your patience.  If you are ever experiencing an error with any of our databases or services, please notify us if we do not seem to have a Library Blog post concerning it.  It may be something we’re unaware of yet.

ITEC Server Down (Library Catalog)

The Resnick Library catalog and SUNYConnect catalog are both down today due to network problems at ITEC.   (ITEC is our support center at Buffalo State campus).    You can still use library databases (WorldCat, Lexis/Nexis, EbscoHost, etc.) as well as our ILLiad interlibrary loan system.   Other systems may be affected in ways we have yet to discover!  We apologize for any inconvenience and will keep you posted on this page.

09/10/09 UPDATE:  As of this morning, our Library Catalog and related software is still down.  This server is housed off-site, and we have no control over when it will come back up.  Please be patient while the technicians work to resolve the issues.  They anticipate the systems to be back up by the afternoon.  We will keep you posted.