Carts full of books are rolling along the floors of the AUM Library as we shift the collection on floors 3-6. To make this process safe for you, our patrons, and do it as quickly as possible, we are closing the floors to our patrons until June 4. The doors to the floors will be locked as Library personnel work to shift the collection.
If you need books from any of the floors, please request them at the first floor circulation desk. Members of the Library staff will find the books for you and bring them to the circulation desk. Please allow additional time for us to locate items that may be in the process of being moved.
If you are looking for a quiet place to study, the third floor government documents area is a nice quiet spot. The first and second floors will also be open as usual and reference and interlibrary loan services will be available.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Library services will be limited during the week of May 14-18. The building will be open, but reference and interlibrary loan services will be unavailable. We will be shifting books on floors 3-6 and processing books for remote storage which will make some parts of the collection temporarily unavailable. Borrowed materials may be returned at the Circulation Desk on the first floor or by using the drop-off box near the parking area located in front of the Ida Belle Young Library Tower. We thank you for your patience during this time and look forward to serving you when we resume normal operations May 21.
Come by the first floor entrance to the Library (Administration side) and browse the table of free books. All these books need a good home and a purpose. The books have library labels and are stamped “Withdrawn”. Different books will be added each day so check often and build your home library.
We’ve added four new databases to the Library’s webpages and have trials in place for an additional three databases!
First, the databases we have recently subscribed to:
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A & I, which features indexing and abstracts of dissertations and theses from around the world, going as far back as 1861.
Web Of Science and Journal Citation Reports, both products of the Institute for Scientific Information, provide journal and article citation metrics, as well as providing both broad overviews of journal and article usage and journal-impact rankings for individual journals.
Biological Abstracts is an online version of the printed work of the same title, providing an index index to the world’s life sciences journal literature, with topics ranging from botany to microbiology to pharmacology. Biological Abstracts covers from 1926 to present.
And now, on to the trial databases!
We have three databases currently under trial, available from the AUM Libguides “Trial & Test Databases” page. These databases are:
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text, which provides more than 200,000 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline, and covers a range of topics in criminal justice. This trial expires March 31, 2012.
Medline Complete which provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. This trial expires March 31, 2012.
ProQuest Digital Microfilm includes several newspapers from around the united States, including the New York Times. Coverage in this database goes back to 2008. This database trial ends March 14, 2012.
Thank you for your time, and enjoy the new materials!
The AUM Library is proud to support research in African American history with the ProQuest History Vault Collection, Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century. “This collection documents one of the most inspiring social movements in American history. The first of two modules of the ProQuest History Vault offers all levels of researchers the opportunity to study the most well-known and also unheralded events of The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century from the perspective of the men, women, and sometimes even children. The collection spans from the founding of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs in the last decade of the 19th Century to the riots that followed the verdict in the Rodney King police brutality case in the last decade of the 20th century.”
To access the collection go to the AUM Databases alphabetical list and click on ProQuest History Vault or click on this link.
Getting into the AUM Library’s electronic resources such as databases and ebooks is now even easier!
Just login using your AUM email user name and password like you do in the labs on campus and for your My AUM account.
If you do not know your AUM E-mail address, please select the following link to look it up:
AUM Email & Student Account lookup.
If you don’t remember your e-mail password, please contact IT Services at 244-3500.
For other questions please contact the AUM Library Reference desk 244-3649.
Find these, and other good reads for the holidays in our Browsing Collection on the second floor.
The Litigators by John Grisham
The Crimson Warning by Tasha Alexander
Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
Lionheart by Sharon Kaye Penman
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
As the Pig Turns by M.C. Beaton
The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen
I Am Half Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco
The Christmas Homecoming by Anne Perry
Lost December by Richard Evans
Kill Alex Cross by James Patterson
V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
Blue Nights by Joan Didion
The Paris Wife by Paula Mclain
Secret Obsession by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Best Wishes for a New Year filled with wonderful reading!
On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers staged a surprise attack on U.S. military and naval forces in Hawaii. In a devastating defeat, the United States suffered 3,435 casualties and loss of or severe damage to 188 planes, 8 battleships, 3 light cruisers, and 4 miscellaneous vessels. Japanese losses were less than 100 personnel, 29 planes, and 5 midget submarines.
Check out the featured documents related to the attack at the National Archives Center for Legislative Archives. They feature the original radar plot of the incoming planes from Detector Station Opana and the Reading Copy of President Roosevelt’s address to Congress, which was thought to have been lost until 1984 when it was found within the records of the Senate.
Find books in the AUM Library by searching the catalog using the subject heading, Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 and read more about it.
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.
All In: What it Takes to be the Best by Gene Chizik
America’s Quarterback: Bart Starr and the Rise of the National Football League by Keith Dunnavant
Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen
Acceptable Loss by Anne Perry
A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard
Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Women of the Cousins’ War: The Duchess, the Queen and the King’s Mother by Philippa Gregory
Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan
Lethal by Sandra Brown
Heartwishes by Jude Deveraux
Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen
Secret Obsession by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-olsen
Flash and Bones by Kathy Reichs
Unbroken : a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
Find them in the Browsing Collection on the second floor. Happy Reading!