Test drive the new Multi-Search service

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What is Multi-Search?
Multi-Search is our implementation of the EBSCO Discovery search tool, or EDS for short. It allows users to search almost all of the Libraries’ resources from a single search box. You might think of Multi-Search as your one-stop source for Library research.
What does Multi-Search do?
Multi-Search contains over seventy databases to which the Library subscribes, plus hundreds of ebooks and other electronic resources, and our Library catalog.
Some of the most popular databases that are currently part of Multi-Search include:
Academic Search Premier
Business & Company Resource Center
Cinahl Nursing
ERIC
JSTOR
ProQuest Newspapers
PsychINFO
ScienceDirect
How is Multi-Search different than other databases I’ve used?
Multi-Search is basically a “super-database.” Individual databases like Academic Search Premier and JSTOR house their own content. Multi-Search allows you to search a large number of databases simultaneously and view the results in one unified list. As with many of our other databases you can them limit your search results by various criteria, such as viewing only articles which contain full-text or come from peer-reviewed journals.
I’m having trouble using Multi-Search. How can I get some help?
If you’re having a problem using Multi-Search, here are some ways in which you can get assistance:
- Call the Reference Desk at (334) 244-3649 during our hours of operation
- Use our Ask A Librarian service
- Stop by the Reference Desk for help

Will Multi-Search replace the subject-specific databases I already know and like?

No. We want you to think of Multi-Search as a powerful tool to assist in the research process. Use it as much as possible, and we encourage you to provide us with feedback about Multi-Search as you do so. But we are not planning to cancel any databases simply because we now have Multi-Search. It is a tool to enhance our collections, and not to replace any existing resources.
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Nominations for the Friends of the AUM Library Service Awards

Each year the AUM Library holds a luncheon for the Friends of the AUM Library. At the luncheon, one librarian and one staff member who has been nominated will receive the Betty J. Tims Service Award. The award is given to employees who demonstrate outstanding dedication to customer service, and participate in activities and functions which lead to an improvement in library services to patrons.
In addition to receiving a certificate and having their name engraved on a plaque alongside past recipients, each person will receive a monetary award.
Please visit the online form below and nominate a librarian and staff member whom you feel is deserving of this award. Nominations must be made by Friday, July 29th.
http://aumnicat.aum.edu/forms/friends-service-award.html

Summer Hours

Summer semester starts on Monday, May 23. Here are our hours for the duration of the semester excluding holidays:
Monday-Thursday 7:30 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Friday 7:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Saturday 1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Sunday 1:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
We are closed May 28-30 for Memorial Day and July 2-4 for Independence Day.
We hope you have an enjoyable semester.

ProQuest Databases Unavailable Sat. Night-Sun. Morning (1/29-1/30)

ProQuest, one of our database vendors, will be performing a routine maintenance procedure over the weekend. Starting on Saturday evening (1/29 at 10 pm EST) and lasting until Sunday morning (1/30 at 10 am EST), the following databases to be inaccessible during this time period:
Criminal Justice Periodicals
ERIC
Ethnic NewsWatch
National Newspaper Abstracts
ProQuest Education Journals
ProQuest Newspapers
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
ProQuest Research Library
We appreciate your understanding on this matter.

Extended Library Hours and Holiday Schedule

The AUM Library will be extending its normal hours next week for final exams. In partnership with the Student Government Association, the Library will be open from 1 p.m. to midnight on Sunday, December 12. On Monday, December 13, and Tuesday, December 14, the Library will be open from 7.30 a.m. to midnight. As quoted in AUM News & Headlines, SGA president Delia Sescioreanu stated, “I hope the students will take advantage of the new hours for the final exams week.”
The Library will be closed from December 18 – January 2. We will re-open Monday, January 3. Our hours the week of January 3-7 will be 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m..
Please click on the Library Hours link on the left-hand column of the Library’s home page for more information about our hours over the holiday break.
The Library would like to thank the SGA for their support and enthusiasm in helping us extend our hours during finals week.

ProQuest Databases Unavailable Sat. Night-Sun. Morning (10/30-10/31)

ProQuest, one of our database vendors, will be performing a routine maintenance procedure over the weekend. Starting on Saturday evening (10/30-9pm) and lasting until Sunday morning (10/31-9am), the following databases to be inaccessible during this time period:
Criminal Justice Periodicals
ERIC
Ethnic NewsWatch
National Newspaper Abstracts
ProQuest Education Journals
ProQuest Newspapers
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source
ProQuest Research Library
We appreciate your understanding on this matter.

Friends’ Award Winners

The Friends of the AUM Library Annual Award Ceremony Luncheon took place on July 21st. The winners of the Betty J. Tims Award for Outstanding Service were Rickey Best and Dale Morris.
Rickey was recently named the Beta Phi Mu Librarian of the Year for his contributions to the development of professionalism among Alabama librarians. He has earned the Betty J. Tims Service Award for his continued dedication in making our Library the best it can possibly be, and for displaying excellence in leadership within the Library and across the AUM campus.
Dale Morris recently retired from the Library after 20 years of dedicated service. A devoted Auburn Tigers fan, Dale worked in the Circulation Department and supervised many student workers during her time at AUM. Several former student workers returned to attend her retirement party and to share stories. Dale was also presented her with a bouquet of orange and blue flowers as a testament to her school pride.
Rickey and Dale will have their names added to a plaque along with the names of past award winners. Congratulations to Rickey and Dale on their awards. We offer thanks for their commitment to service.