Summer Book Club

The M.D. Anderson Library and the Women's Resource Center will be hosting a Summer Book Club for students, faculty, and staff.  Please join us on:

Wednesday, June 20

12:00 – 1:00pm

UH M.D. Anderson Library, Room 103A (behind the Service Desk)

We'll be discussing the graphic novel set Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi.  Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical account of her childhood in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, life in Vienna as a teenager and ultimate return to Iran as an adult

Questions? Contact Veronica Arellano ( , x3-9764) or Beverly McPahil ( , x3-5888).


Posted on May 24th, 2007 by Barbara Kemp and filed under New Service | Comments Off on Summer Book Club

New Database for Black Studies

The University of Houston Libraries now provide access to Black Studies Center.  It is a database that combines current and historical resources for research and teaching in Black Studies.  It is a convenient gateway to scholarly essays, dissertations, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, and much more.

Posted on May 22nd, 2007 by Admin and filed under New Resource | Comments Off on New Database for Black Studies

ILL/Catalog Link Unavailable in WorldCat

We are currently experiencing problems with the ILL/Catalog ("Find this Item") link in the WorldCat database. Other OCLC FirstSearch databases are not affected.

Unfortunately, you will have to manually check the catalog and/or enter the request into ILLiad.

To check the catalog for an item:

  1. Open a new browser window (CTRL+N) or a new browser tab (CTRL+T).
  2. Go to:
  3. Perform a catalog search as you normally would.

To request the item via Interlibrary Loan:

  1. Open a new browser window (CTRL+N) or a new browser tab (CTRL+T).
  2. Go to: and log in with your username and password.
  3. Enter the information in the "Book (or other Loan)" form, then click the "Submit" button.

We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

Posted on May 14th, 2007 by Lee Andrew Hilyer and filed under Planned Down Time | Comments Off on ILL/Catalog Link Unavailable in WorldCat