The INHS Library News blog is to inform users of new resources, library events, library systems downtime, and library schedule changes.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

New Library Gateway launched

The new UIUC Library Gateway has been launched, replacing the old gateway page.

The INHS Library website can be reached from the "Find a Library" link in the left navigation bar, which leads to a complete list of departmental libraries and their hours and locations.

There are some useful new features you may want to try. The Journal and Article Locator offers a single place to search to find online full text for specific articles and print copies of journals in the UIUC Library. The Easy Search box provides one-stop topical searching across dozens of digital and print resources, including journal databases, newspapers, books, media.

Users are encouraged to send comments to the Gateway Conversion Team

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Online Catalog, RefWorks workshops

UIUC Library is offering several training sessions during September-October on using the Catalog and on using RefWorks to manage bibliographic citations. These workshops are free and open to all members of the campus community. Advance registration is required.

The Catalog workshops are listed here.

The RefWorks workshops are posted on the University Library Schedule of Events.

Registration for all workshops is through the University Library Schedule of Events.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Online resources updates

Several purchases made recently by the UIUC Library are of particular interest to our users.

Web of Science now extends back to 1970.

Biological Abstracts online access now extends back to 1955.

Nature is now available online back to 1950.

In addition, the Springer Earth and Environmental Science Collection of e-books
has been added. A few sample titles from this collection of ~300 books are below:
Environmental Bioremediation Technologies
Predation in Organisms
A Biomass Future for the North American Great Plains