OneSearch is now available

Have you ever wished you could search everything the library has with one search box?  Well, look no further.  OneSearch is the name of our new EBSCO Discovery Service which allows you to search most of the Library’s online resources in a single search and represents the next generation of library search technology.  Books in the Library’s catalog, journals from selected subject databases, and more are searchable via OneSearch.   Please note that this box does not search our Website! 

NEW!  You can now search OneSearch directly from our library homepage at http://lib.uah.edu/.  It’s in the bottom right corner.  You may need to scroll down just a bit to see the search box.  Just type in your search term and click the OneSearch button.  You can even type in the title of a journal article!

NEW!  Install a plugin and make OneSearch a search option on your browser (IE, Firefox, or Chrome).   Google may be your default search engine now, but not for long!  Here’s the link to install the plugin:

http://www.wyrmis.com/uahuntsville/uahsearch.html

Please give it a try and send your comments and suggestions to http://libanswers.uah.edu/.

UAH Library Open House Spring 2012

The 2012 Spring Open House at the UAHuntsville Library will be on Tuesday, January 24th from Noon to 3pm!

We are planning on having snacks, drinks, a scavenger hunt, as well as plenty of giveaways. We will also be giving away a Nook Color, which you can win just by visiting the library! We will also be hosting our first Game Night of the semester at 6pm that night, featuring Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

In conjunction with the Library Open House, we would like to showcase faculty publications. Please contact Belinda Ong or Anne Coleman if you have recent publications that you would like the library to include in the showcase. 

Other activities scheduled include a presentation on Onesearch, the tool to search books, journals and more in one place by an Ebsco representative in Room 125 at 3 p.m.

LAN Party from 6 pm – 11 pm

Wendy Worlund from TAG will be making a presentation plus Q & A in Library room 111 from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. 

Janice Perkins from the Instructional Technology Team will address services provided by the Faculty Resource Center plus Q & A in the FRC (room 233). 

Faculty/Staff/Alumni are invited to the open house reception. Librarians will be available to provide Library tours up0n request.  A Librarian or TAG staff member will also be available to answer any questions related to library services/resources or TAG services.

For more information, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. See you here on the 24th!

Winter hours for Library

Now that we are between semesters, the library will be open Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM and we will be closed on weekends until the Winter Break (Dec. 23 – Jan. 3), when the library will be completely closed.  For the very latest hours at the library, you can always visit our Website here:

http://libguides.uah.edu/hours

Questions?  Let us know at http://libanswers.uah.edu

New 2011 titles on the shelves

Looking for a good read now that finals are almost over?  Check out the below link to learn about some of the new 2011 books we have on the shelves, thanks to the Humanities Center Endowment:

http://libguides.uah.edu/newbooks_2011

Ready for some popular fiction or nonfiction?  We’ve got you covered there, too. 

Questions?  Let us know at http://libanswers.uah.edu/.

Congratulations to Dr. Belinda Ong!

The Association of International Educators recently honored University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAHuntsville) reference librarian Dr. Belinda Ong with the community volunteer award. 

Ong has been employed at UAHuntsville for nine years in the M. Louis Salmon Library. She specializes in science and nursing subjects and provides orientation to library research and guidance for student projects. She has extensive experience initiating and implementing educational programs that help promote diversity on campus. Ong also serves as the university’s Turnitin administrator. Turnitin is the university’s web-based plagiarism detection software service.

You can read more about Dr. Ong and this award at http://uah.edu/news/newspages/peoplenews.php?id=637

Feeling stressed about finals? Therapy Dogs are coming!

If finals have you all stressed out, go to the UC Lobby to spend some time relaxing with the dogs from Therapy Partners!  They will be here this Thursday, Dec. 1, from 11-1 in the UC Lobby.  Therapy Partners will be bringing their specially-trained dogs to help reduce anxiety and stress. For more information, have a look at their website at www.therapypart​ners.org.

You can find this and other student events around campus here:
http://www.uah.edu/studentevents/

Extended hours at library Wed., Nov. 30 – Tues., Dec. 6

The library will have extended hours Nov. 30 – Dec. 6.  We will be open until 2:00 AM every night during this week!  Good luck with your finals!

Wed., Nov. 30    7:30am - 2:00am
Thurs., Dec. 1     7:30am -  2:00am
Fri., Dec. 2 7:30am - 2:00am
Sat., Dec. 3 9:00am - 2:00am
Sun., Dec. 4 1:00pm- 2:00am
Mon., Dec. 5  7:30am - 2:00am
Tues., Dec. 6 7:30am - 2:00am
Wed., Dec. 7  7:30am - 10:00pm

 

Always check our Library Hours page for the latest information on when the library is open!  You can find it here:  http://libguides.uah.edu/hours

ProQuest Central database trial until Dec. 1

From now until Dec. 1, 2011, you can access the ProQuest Central database trial at the below link:

https://www.proquest.com/trials/trialSummary.action?view=subject&trialBean.token=92XEP0WB8HXZD01SHDCB

ProQuest Central serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, ProQuest Central contains over 11,000 titles – with more than 8,000 in full text. This comprehensive reference collection features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports, and videos.

ProQuest Central includes the following databases:
ABI/INFORM Complete
Accounting & Tax
Banking Information Source 
Canadian Newsstand Complete 
CBCA Complete 
Hoover’s Company Profiles 
Pharmaceutical News Index  
ProQuest Asian Business & Reference 
ProQuest Biology Journals 
ProQuest Career and Technical Education 
ProQuest Computing 
ProQuest Criminal Justice 
ProQuest Education Journals
ProQuest European Business 
ProQuest Family Health  
ProQuest Health & Medical Complete
ProQuest Military Collection 
ProQuest Newsstand 
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
ProQuest Psychology Journals 
ProQuest Religion 
ProQuest Research Library
ProQuest Science Journals
ProQuest Social Science Journals 
ProQuest Telecommunications 
Snapshots 

We welcome your feedback at http://libanswers.uah.edu/.