Music Database trials until December 31st

We currently have database trials to the Music Index, Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM), and RILM Retrospective Abstracts of Music Literature running until the end of December.

Formerly The Music Index Online by Harmonie Park Press, the Music Index provides comprehensive coverage of the music field and every aspect of the classical and popular worlds of music.  Featuring digitized content from 1970 to the present, the Music Index contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians and the music industry for more than 480 periodicals. It also provides selective coverage for more than 200 periodicals.

From hip hop to Händel, from ethnomusicology to music therapy, from elementary music education to advanced music theory, RILM is the first stop for the researcher who wants clear, verified bibliographic information that is fully cited, abstracted, and indexed.  RILM includes over 700,000 records, and over 40,000 new records are added every year.

RILM Retrospective Abstracts of Music Literature, a bibliography of music articles, collections, and books published before 1967, offers researchers and music scholars nearly 20,000 records from a critical period in music research.  It matches the scope and format of RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, but its coverage specifically focuses on all document types published before 1967.

Please email or call us (256-824-6529) if you would like access to these great resources!  And don’t forget to let us know what you think!

Interlibrary Loan Department Closed During the Holidays

The Interlibrary Loan department will be CLOSED from December 20, 2013 until January 1, 2014.  They will resume normal operations Thursday, January 2, 2014.

How does this affect your ILL requests?  Book requests submitted after December 13th may not be processed until Thursday, January 2, 2014.  Article requests submitted after December 18th may not arrive until after Thursday, January 2, 2014.  Please plan your research requests accordingly!

Fall 2013 Final Exams Extended Hours

We will be having extended hours from December 1-11th before and during final exams.  And don’t forget we will be having fun and relaxing activities at the library for your study breaks!

Extended Hours: December 1 – 11th

Monday – Thursday 7:30am 2:00am
Friday 7:30am 10:00pm
Saturday 9:00am 6:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm 2:00am
Wednesday (12/11) 7:30am 10:00pm

Best of luck during finals everyone!  During the interim period after finals and before Spring semester starts, we will be having reduced hours.

Fall 2013 Finals Re-Charge at Salmon Library!

That daunting time of year is upon us…Final Exams!  Fear not, Salmon Library has all the activities you need to relax and recharge during your study sessions.  Come anytime to the library from December 5-11th and unleash your creativity on our Graffiti Wall, play board games with your friends, or catch a quick cat nap in our ReCharge Zone.  Other activities will include:

  • Thursday, December 5th from 9-11am:  Free Coffee and Donuts (Lobby)
  • Friday, December 6th at 12pm: Christmas Carols performed by the UAH Choir (Library coffeeshop)
  • Sunday, December 8th from 2-4pm: Free Coffee (Lobby)
  • Monday, December 9th from 11-1pm:  Therapy Dogs from Therapy Partners, Inc. (Library coffeeshop)

We will be having extended hours at the library from December 1-11th.  And as always if you need help finishing up those research papers, come talk to a Reference Librarian.

Best of luck finishing up your semester!  We hope to see you at the library during final exams!

Groves Music Online Trial until December 16th

We currently have a trial to Groves Music Online until December 16th. Grove Music Online is a dynamic online resource and the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of music.  Now available through the Oxford Music Online gateway, Grove Music Online includes the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition; The New Grove Dictionary of Opera; and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz second edition.

Please email or call us (256-824-6529) if you would like access to this great resource!  And don’t forget to let us know what you think!

Films on Demand Trial until December 7th

Today we are kicking off a trial to streaming video service Films on Demand (FOD).  FOD is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that makes it easier than ever to incorporate outstanding educational video content into your curriculum by providing easy integration with learning management systems, online lesson plans, and distance learning courseware.  It features unlimited access to more than 5,000 educational programs that can be viewed in class, at the library, or from home.

If you are interested in getting access to this trial, please contact us at 256-824-6529 or via email.  And don’t forget to let us know what you think of it!

UAH International Education Week 2013

International Education Week will be taking place on-campus from November 11-18th!  Come by the library on Monday, November 11th for some fun activities in the lobby.  We will have a box to donate Books to Africa, as well as a large map for you to mark where you are from.  From 11-1pm, there will be Henna and Calligraphy demonstrations done in various languages.  We look forward to seeing you!  See below for the full week of activities around campus.

Donate a book for Africa at Salmon Library until December 10th!

We are currently collecting Books for Africa in the Salmon Library lobby until December 10th.  Books For Africa is the largest shipper of donated text and library books to the African continent, shipping over 28 million books to 49 different countries since 1988.  They strive to help create a culture of literacy and provide the tools of empowerment to the next generation of parents, teachers, and leaders in Africa.

For more information, please contact Belinda Ong or the Reference Desk at 256-824-6529.

Tablet research tool BrowZine trial for November 2013

Find it hard to read and browse journals on your tablet?  We are excited to announce a trial to BrowZine, a tablet tool that that arranges subscription and open-access journals on a common newsstand.  The result is an easy and familiar way to browse, read and monitor scholarly journals across the disciplines.

For UAH library journal access, here’s how you can get started:

  • From your iPad, download BrowZine from the App Store and install it.
  • When you open BrowZine for the first time, you will see a list of schools, please select Alabama-Huntsville; then, enter your UAH Charger ID and Password.
  • Select the subject areas and start browsing!

There is also an Android version of BrowZine available, which can be downloaded from the Google Play or Kindle/Amazon stores.  Please note that the supported devices for BrowZine are Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy and Kindle Fire HD.

*Don’t forget to let us know what you think of it!*