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OSU Library January 2006 Update

January 25, 2006

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER - Library Updates will be forwarded to OSU faculty each month; an archive of these updates can be found at http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/dean. If you do not wish to receive future Library Updates via email, please send a message to bonnie.cain@okstate.edu with the subject line containing one word: remove.

In this Update:

Reference Desk, Public Computers Rearranged
Don't Pay for Article Downloads - Try Our New Article Quick Search
Upcoming Events at the Library
JSTOR Holdings Updated
Annex Update

Reference Desk, Public Computers Rearranged

The General Reference Desk has been relocated from the second to the first floor of the Edmon Low Library. In addition, public computers from the second floor have been moved to the east side of the first floor. The current periodicals and the reference collection are now on the west side. This move to consolidates most public services on the first floor. It also provides more quiet study area on the second floor.

The General Reference Desk is open Monday-Thursday 8 am-midnight, Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-midnight. It is staffed with faculty librarians and library graduate assistants who can assist patrons in locating information. The Reference Desk can also be contacted at (405) 744-9775 or via Web form at http://www.library.okstate.edu/forms/refquest.htm.

Don't Pay For Article Downloads - Try our new article quick search

Some faculty have received advertisements from publishers announcing "low prices" for article downloads. Before you pay to download electronic articles, remember to check the Library's subscriptions. Most the publishers sending these ads are included in our subscriptions, so faculty can download unlimited articles free through the Library's web site.

If you know which journal you are looking for, visit the Full-Text Journal List at www.library.okstate.edu/ftdb/. If you are not sure where to start or need to do a blanket search on a specific topic try our new article quick search at http://ud4cl8nx8h.cs.serialssolutions.com. This new tool will simultaneously search over 50 of our most popular databases.

Upcoming Events at the Library

The increasingly popular Music Brown Bag It Series is continuing this spring. The series, which is entering its fourth semester, is a cooperation between the Library and the OSU Music Department. The event is held in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room. Guests are invited to bring a lunch and enjoy performances by the talented students of the OSU Music Department.

This semester we are pleased to host a special guest appearance by the Amici String Quartet from New York. Thank you to the OK Mozart Festival for sponsoring this special appearance.

January 26 noon-1 pm: Trumpet Quartet
January 31, 12:30-1:30 pm: Special Guest Appearance by Amici String Quartet from New York. Thank you to the OK Mozart Festival for sponsoring this appearance.
March 21 noon-1 pm: Horn Choir
March 22 noon-1 pm: Opera Scenes
April 13 noon-1 pm: Woodwind Quintet
April 20, noon-1 pm: Saxophone Quartet

JSTOR Holdings Updated

JSTOR is constantly updating its holdings. Thirty-one titles have been added just since November 2005. You can view a list of the 2005 additions and a list of the 2006 updates.

OSU faculty can access JSTOR through the A-Z listing of indexes and databases or by looking up specific titles in the Full-Text Periodical Titles and Coverage List. Off-campus users will need to log into EZProxy to access JSTOR and other databases. If you have problems with EZProxy or any of the Library's electronic resources, contact DLS at 744-9161 or lib-dls@okstate.edu.

Annex Update

According to the compromise agreed upon by the Library Administration, Faculty Council, and the Provost, peer-reviewed material available only in print will be returned to the Main Library based on decisions made in cooperation with departments using the material.

As of January 25, all requested titles from math, chemistry, physics and all departments in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources have been returned to the Main Library and are now on the shelves in call number order. We have received requests from departments in the College of Engineering. These titles are being reviewed to compile the list of material to be returned to the Main Library.

Please Note: As always, material in the Annex may be requested for electronic delivery, pick up at the Main Library or on-site consultation at the Annex by appointment. For more information visit http://www.library.okstate.edu/annex/index.htm.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/dean/january2006.htm
Last Updated: 22 May 2008

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Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR
Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

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