The AUM Library is changing our journal finder service.
Immediately noticeable, the search box at the top of the database pages will now send users to our EBSCO A to Z Service, rather than SerialsSolutions. The function of the search box should be comparable to the previous journal finder search, but during the transition period, data at the back end may not be completely accurate. The process should be completed within two weeks, so please bear with us.
During the next few weeks, users may find that links from within one resource to another may not work. Again, this is due to the data at the back end needing to be updated and completed, and should be resolved soon.
EBSCO A to Z integrates more types resources than SerialsSolutions, including not only full text databases, but e-books, abstracting and indexiong databases, and specialized resources, such as the Cochrane Library and the Bureau of National Affairs databases, making this a valluable addition to our resource finding tools.
Thank you for your patience as we make the transition to this new resource.
Click here to try out the new Multi-Search service!
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
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.
If you’d like to share your thoughts on Multi-Search, please take this brief survey.
September 24−October 1, 2011
Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. Held during the last week of September, Banned Books Week highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.
Intellectual freedom—the freedom to access information and express ideas, even if the information and ideas might be considered unorthodox or unpopular—provides the foundation for Banned Books Week. BBW stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints for all who wish to read and access them.
The books featured during Banned Books Week have been targets of attempted bannings. Fortunately, while some books were banned or restricted, in a majority of cases the books were not banned, all thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, booksellers, and members of the community to retain the books in the library collections. Imagine how many more books might be challenged—and possibly banned or restricted—if librarians, teachers, and booksellers across the country did not use Banned Books Week each year to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society.
Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association; American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression; the American Library Association; American Society of Journalists and Authors; Association of American Publishers; and the National Association of College Stores. It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. In 2011, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund; National Coalition Against Censorship; National Council of Teachers of English; and PEN American Center also signed on as sponsors.
For more information on getting involved with Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, please see Calendar of Events, Ideas and Resources, and the new Banned Books Week site. You can also contact the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4220, or email@example.com.
“T’ celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day here at AUM, stop by t’ Library and check out these books and more about pirates from t’ Golden Age o’ Piracy.”
The history of Blackbeard & Roche, two noted pyrates: being an account of their robberies and murders, and their final overthrow / written by Capt. Charles Johnson.
The history of the pirates: containing the lives of those noted pirate captains, Misson, Bowen, Kidd, Tew, Halsey, White, Condent, Bellamy, Fly, Howard, Lewis, Cornelius, Williams, Burgess, North, and their crews : also, an account of the piracies and cruelties of John Auger, William Cunningham, Dennis Mackarthy, William Dowling, William Lewis, Thomas Morris, George Bendall, and William Ling, who were tried, condemned and executed at Nassau, New-Providence, on Friday, the 12th of October, 1718 : to which is added, a description of Magadoxa, in Ethiopia. By Capt. Charles Johnson
Blackbeard, or, The captive-princess: A present for the New-Year, 1815
The voyages and adventures of Edward Teach [electronic resource] : commonly called Black Beard, the notorious pirate / by S. Wilkinson ; with an account of the origin and progress of the Roman, Algerine and West India pirates
Check out t’ offical Talk Like a Pirate Day website.
Textbooks in the Library!
The AUM SGA has made it possible for textbooks to be available in the library. Students will be able to check-out the textbooks at the circulation desk on the 1st floor in the Library by presenting their AUM Student ID. However, the textbooks can only be used in the Library and only in two-hour increments.
Special thanks to the SGA for making this possible!
AUM SGA Textbook Reserve Program core courses by school:
School of Business:
ECON 2010 Economics I
ECON 2020 Economics II
INFO 2070 Introduction to MIS
School of Liberal Arts:
COMM 1010 Introduction to Human Communication
HIST 1010 World History I
HIST 1020 World History II
MUSI 2110 Music Appreciation
SOCI 2000 Introduction to Sociology
THEA 2040 Theatre Appreciation
VISU 1000 Art Appreciation
School of Sciences:
BIOL 1010 Principles of Biology I
BIOL 1020 Principles of Biology II
CHEM 1100 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1200 General Chemistry II
MATH 0700 Elementary Algebra
MATH 0800 Intermediate Algebra
MATH 1100 Finite Mathematics
MATH 1150 Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry
PHYS 2100 General Physics I
PHYS 2200 General Physics II
POLS 2020 Institutions of American State and National Government
PSCI 1100 Introduction to Physical Science
PSCI 1400 Introduction to Astronomy
Willkommen, Hoş Geldiniz, Bienvenido, Bun venit, Foon ying, Ahlan wa Sahlan,
Welcome to AUM!
Whether you’re a returning student or a first term Freshman, the AUM Library wants to help you get the most out of your experience this semester. So be sure to check out our blog for helpful advice for the first weeks of school, and keep coming back throughout the semester for more tidbits and information.
Did you know?
AUM has over 50 clubs and student organizations on campus
AUM has several campus traditions: Welcome Week, AUMFest, Homecoming, Mardi Gras, Greek Week, Harvest Moon Festival, and SpringFest
AUM’s Campus Activity Board (CAB) sponsors campus events such as Drive-in Movies, Annual Comedy Night, BBQs, Game Shows, and Free Food!
AUM has a diverse student body. Students at AUM come from over 30 countries around the world!
AUM has programs of study in more than 90 areas, and offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
AUM’s Library is a great place to study, we have a computer lab on the 2nd floor and individual and group study rooms throughout the tower.
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.
“You’re a wizard, Harry!”
Do you remember the first time you read that passage or watched it unfold on screen? It still gives me goosebumps, and I’ve read the books and watched the movies multiple times, as I’m sure many of you have as well. This Friday, July 15th, marks the end of an era with the final installment of the Harry Potter movies with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. And while the movies and books have played out their final chapters, Harry Potter will continue to reach new generations of muggles and ensnare them with his magical abilities, his loyalty, his bravery and his sacrfice, and yes, even his flaws. And so, it is with heavy hearts and weepy eyes that we bid Harry, Ron and Hermione farewell; that is until the next time we pick up a book or watch a movie that transports us back into their magical world. Thanks for the memories!
Take a look back at all of the Harry Potter movies here:
You can also check out the books here at the AUM Library:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Call number R884ha 6th floor
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Call number R884hab 6th floor
DVD can be found on the 2nd floor in the Media Collection
PN1997 .H377 2003
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Call number R884hac 6th floor
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Call number R884had
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Call number R844hae
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Can be found on the 2nd floor in the Browsing Collection
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Can be found on the 2nd floor in the Browsing Collection
And if you still want to learn more about Harry Potter, check out these titles:
The AUM Library is saddened by the loss of Alabama author Wayne Greenhaw, who passed away May 31st. The AUM Library Archives & Special Collections Department is home to the Wayne Greenhaw Collection, which includes drafts of his manuscripts, photocopies of articles that he wrote for the Alabama Journal, as well as stories that appeared in the New York Times and other newspapers. Also in the collection is correspondence with publishers and close friends.
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.