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May 1, 2008

trial access to Oxford Reference Online

Hi,

Trial access to Oxford Reference Online is now available at:
http://www.oxfordreference.com/

The trial runs from April 30, 2008 to May 30, 2008. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage.

For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Let us know what you think.

Thanks,
June


Trial access to Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

Hi,

Trial access to Oxford Language Dictionaries Online is now available at:
http://www.oxfordlanguagedictionaries.com/

The trial runs from April 30, 2008 to May 30, 2008. For off-campus access, please login via VPN first (http://vpn.umbc.edu). Then follow the link under "News & Events" on the library homepage.

For more info on remote access, please see http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/services/remoteaccess.php

Let us know what you think.

Thanks,
June


May 5, 2008

EndNote Web Help Guides Now Available

A variety of help guides are now available to assist UMBC faculty, staff, and students in setting up and using an EndNote Web account. Learn how to:

* Set up an Endnote Web Account
* Transfer references from Endnote Desktop to Endnote Web
* Use Endnote Web with Library databases and catalogusmai
* Install and Use Cite While You WriteTM in Microsoft Word

These help guides are available at EndNote Web at UMBC.

Contact Katy Sullivan or Uta Hussong with any questions.


May 19, 2008

New Course Reserve Look-up Workstation

The old, blue Course Reserves binders that have been used to look-up reserves for courses have gone the way of the Dodo bird. They have been replaced by a dedicated, Course Reserves Look-up workstation. That's all this workstation does; allow you to look-up course reserves. In the case of hardcopy reserves, you can then write the Reserve Number on the slips provided so that the Circulation desk person can pull them from the Reserves shelfs. They are similar in function to the dedicated, Catalog workstations except this one only permits Course Reserves look-up.

If you have any comments or suggestions about this workstation, please contact Michael Dick (michaed@umbc.edu).


May 21, 2008

Project MUSE introduces linked subject headings

Users of Project MUSE articles may have noticed an additional feature - "clickable" subject headings for each article, allowing fast and easyconnections to related content in Project MUSE. Built upon the rich controlled vocabulary classification of all MUSE articles and reviews with
Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) , this new functionality quickly connects scholars to
additional relevant content to enhance their research.