New journal linking services

In the upcoming year, the library will be working to implement a new search tool called EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). This tool will allow users to search multiple library resources at once in a convenient, easy-to-use interface. In preparation for this new tool, a few of the tools used for linking to full-text articles have changed. 

The e-journal finder (accessed from the left menu of the library’s website, Find Articles -> By Journal Title) is one of these features. This is used when you have a specific article/journal title in mind and want to see which databases might have the full-text. The new system works the same, but looks different. If you have links to the old site (http://dv2vu5yh9r.search.serialssolutions.com/) in any of your online courses or personal web pages, please change the URL to http://atoz.ebsco.com/Titles/16598. The old URL will continue to function for the rest of the year, but we will not be maintaining it and the content may not be accurate. I have also created a short video demonstrating how to use this tool: http://youtu.be/rzqWr9X3pvI
 
A related tool that has also changed is the citation linker (from the left menu, Find Articles-> By Exact Citation). This is most often used to locate an article by its DOI, but can also be used to enter citation information and be taken directly to an article’s full text. The new URL is http://linksource.ebsco.com/ReviseRequest.aspx. Again, if you linked to this tool in any of your courses, please change the address.
 
You will also notice when searching the databases that the “360 Link to Full Text” icon that links users to other sources for full text has changed. The new icon looks like this:  Link to Full Text. Again, the appearance is different but it functions the same.
 
Links to these services from all library pages have been edited, but if for some reason you have a direct link to one of these in any of your courses, please edit them as described above. If you need any assistance with this process or have questions about these new tools, please don’t hesitate to contact Amanda Mitchell (x4734, mitcheag@delhi.edu).

New Emergency Database Password for Fall 2013

The emergency password for accessing the library databases has been changed for Fall 2013. This password can be used to get into the databases when your 800# does not work on this login screen:

ezproxy login

To find the emergency password, log in to Vancko Hall and look under “Site News” at the top of the home screen. The password is also available on the Resnick Library page in Vancko Hall (to get there, look on the right under “Important Links”; make sure you’re looking at the “Welcome” tab). The previous semester’s password will remain active until Monday, September 9th.

If you have any questions or are unable to login using the emergency password, please contact the library (607-746-4635 or library@delhi.edu).

Hours for Orientation and Fall Semester

Summer is winding down and the fall semester is so close you can taste it! Here’s what you need to know about library hours for Orientation and the regular semester:

Orientation Week, August 26-September 1

Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

Saturday, 8 am-5 pm

Sunday, 12 noon-4 pm

Regular fall hours start on Monday, September 2. For the first five weeks (Sep. 2- Oct. 5), hours are:

Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am-10 pm

Saturday, 12 noon-5 pm

Sunday, 12 noon-10 pm

WAIT! Wasn’t the library open until midnight last year? Yes, but never in the first five weeks of the semester. As usual, midnight closings will start  around mid-terms, on Sunday, October 6. If you want to look at the big picture, hours for the full semester are available at http://www.delhi.edu/library/hours.php. Stay tuned for more details about hours for breaks and finals week. Have a great semester!