No Water in M. D. Anderson Library from 9-noon on 12/21

Friday morning 12/21/2007 between the hours of 9 am – 12 noon the M D. Anderson Library will be without running water. We will be having some upgrades done to the water handling system during these times. This work is specific to the Library only. All other buildings in the area will have running water.

Posted on December 26th, 2007 by Karen Coombs and filed under Planned Down Time | Comments Off on No Water in M. D. Anderson Library from 9-noon on 12/21

Literature Resource Center: New Interface

The database, Literature Resource Center, has changed its search interface.  Information about the database and the new search interface is available online.  There is also a guided tour.

Posted on December 18th, 2007 by Adrian Ho and filed under New Resource | Comments Off on Literature Resource Center: New Interface

New Database: Roper Center Public Opinion Archives

The Library now provides access to Roper Center Public Opinion Archives, which is a database of polls conducted in the U.S. and overseas.  Its key component is the iPOLL Databank, which is organized at the question level and provides tools to sift through nearly half a million questions asked in national public opinion surveys from 1935 to present.  Users can also search at the dataset level and download some of the public opinion studies conducted in the U.S. and abroad. 

Posted on December 18th, 2007 by Adrian Ho and filed under New Resource | Comments Off on New Database: Roper Center Public Opinion Archives

Federated Search Tool Down

The library's federated search tool (the Article Search box on the Libraries homepage) will be down Sunday 12/16 – Noon on Tuesday 12/18 for maintenance. The tool will be available again on Tuesday at noon.

Posted on December 18th, 2007 by Karen Coombs and filed under Planned Down Time | Comments Off on Federated Search Tool Down

Chat Up Your Librarian with New Chat Reference Service

UH M.D. Anderson Librarians are now available to answer your research questions via online chat!  The new chat reference service is available Monday through Thursday, 3pm to 8pm. Send an IM message using AIM, GoogleChat, or Yahoo Messenger to UHLibrarian or visit our Ask a Librarian page to chat on our library website.

Posted on December 17th, 2007 by Veronica Arellano and filed under New Service | Comments Off on Chat Up Your Librarian with New Chat Reference Service

M.D. Anderson Open 24 hrs during finals

The M.D. Anderson Library will be open 24 hours a day during the majority of the 2007 Fall Finals period. The library will be open at the following times:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7:00am – Friday, Dec. 7 at 11:45pm.
  • Saturday, Dec. 8: 8:00am – 7:45pm.
  • Sunday, Dec. 9 at 12:00pm (noon) – Thursday, Dec. 13 at 11:45pm.

Intersession hours will begin on Friday, Dec. 14. Good luck with Finals!

 

Posted on November 29th, 2007 by Paul Sharpe and filed under Special Event or Display | Comments Off on M.D. Anderson Open 24 hrs during finals

Federated Search Tool Down 11/10 – 11/12

The library's federated search tool (the Article Search box on the Libraries homepage) will be down Saturday 11/10 – Monday 11/12 for maintenance. The tool will be available again on Tuesday 11/13.

Posted on November 11th, 2007 by Karen Coombs and filed under Planned Down Time | Comments Off on Federated Search Tool Down 11/10 – 11/12

U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection Available

We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection is now available as part of the LexisNexis Congressional database. It consists of U.S. government publications compiled under the directive of Congress, and contains comprehensive and often detailed information on an extremely wide range of subjects. Its earliest documents date from 1789 and additions are made continually. The U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection includes: indexing, bibliographic information, and searchable PDFs for all Serial Set publications from 1789-1969.

Posted on October 15th, 2007 by Diane Bruxvoort and filed under New Resource | Comments Off on U.S. Serial Set Digital Collection Available

Registration for Great Pumpkin Event

Dana Rooks,Dean of Libraries and Student Government Association invite you to the 3rd Annual Great Pumpkin Event. We are hosting a pumpkin carving contest and awards will be given in the following categories:

  • Best School Spirit
  • Scariest
  • Most Unique
  • Best Celebrity Impersonation
  • Dean's Choice
  • Most Bookish

Please fill out Organization Reservation Form. It must be returned to the M.D. Anderson Library Information Desk by 5:00 pm Monday, October 22, 2007. This form will allow your group to pick up one pumpkin on Monday, October 29, 2007 between noon and 4:00 pm, then the carved and decorated pumpkins are due by 1:00 pm Wednesday October 31st at M.D. Anderson Library, second level EDR Pavilion for judging.

Please do not forget to come to the M.D. Anderson Library @ 4:30 pm on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 to see the award-winning pumpkins. Join the celebration, view the pumpkins, and have cider and donuts.

Don't miss the fun!

Posted on October 15th, 2007 by Carolyn Meanley and filed under Special Event or Display | Comments Off on Registration for Great Pumpkin Event

New Libraries Website

The UH Libraries has launched a new web site designed to make it easier to use the Libraries' services and to better provide the reliable service you have come to expect. Featured on this new web site is a one-stop search box, research tutorials, subject specific research assistance, and pages designed specifically to highlight services of interest to faculty, graduate students and undergraduates. The web pages for our branch libraries have also been updated to highlight their specific services and resources.

Please note that the new site has been designed to perform best with the latest web browsers (Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 2+, or Netscape 9+) and typical user screen resolution (1024 x 768 or higher).

We are always open to your comments and suggestions and hope you will use the Comments and Suggestion Form to send your feedback to us. We will be adding exciting features to the new web page over the course of the Fall semester and changing things based user feedback.

Posted on October 9th, 2007 by Karen Coombs and filed under New Service | Comments Off on New Libraries Website