New database: CultureGrams

The Library has recently licensed a new database: CultureGrams.
CultrureGrams is a leading reference for concise and reliable cultural information on the countries of the world.
CultureGrams consists of four editions: the World edition, the Kids edition (a child-friendly interface), the States edition, which deals with specific states of the United States, and the Provinces edition, providing information on Canadian provinces. Included in the database are flags, musical recordings, short videos, and tools such as currency converters and current time listings from countries around the world. There is even a section on indigenous foods and recipes for preparing them.
Access the CultureGrams database
CultureGrams is a product of the ProQuest company and Brigham Young University. Access to this database is funded by AUM technology fees.

Two new databases, GreenFile and Planeta Saber

The AUM Library now has access to two new databases provided by the Alabama Virtual Library, GreenFile and Planeta Saber.
GreenFile is a collection of scholarly, government, and general interest titles concentrating on issues of the environment. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
>Planeta Saber is a comprehensive, general-interest encyclopedia in Spanish. Published by Encyclopedia Britannica, Planeta Saber is the perfect resource for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish, containing over 144,000 articles plus 8,300 photos and images.
These resources are provided as part of the Alabama Virtual Library, a state-funded set of databases provided to citizens of Alabama through university, college, school, and public libraries throughout the state.

Update on Library Barcodes

Beginning Summer Semester, 2008, AUM Library patrons (faculty, staff, and students) will begin using their new Senator ID based barcodes. This new barcode replaces the old, SSN-based barcodes, and will be used for logging in to the library’s databases, for placing requests through the online catalog, and for checking out and renewing items.
These barcodes consist of a 20, followed by the Senator ID, followed by a zero (0) at the end. If you do not know your Senator ID, please go here to look up your Senator ID (please note: this page is Maintained by IT Services. If you encounter problems with looking up your Senator ID, please contact the IT Services HelpDesk at 244-3500).
If you have any questions about the library barcode changeover or need help logging in to the library’s materials, please feel free to contact Tim Bailey at for more information.