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Breezy Silver Monday, December 6, 2010 - 2:45pm Categories: Database Trials

The Gast Business Library will be offering their popular introductory classes on EndNote X4 and EndNote Web citation management software at the beginning of spring semester. Register now to save a spot. Click here to sign up for EndNote X4 classes on January 21 or March 18, or click here to sign up for EndNote Web class on January 28. More information about this software, including how to sign-up for a free EndNote Web account, is available at this link.

Breezy Silver Monday, November 1, 2010 - 7:25pm Categories: Database Updates, Library News

WRDS has scheduled downtime to take place on Friday, November 19, 12pm-5pm ET.

PCSAS and UNIX will not be affected. However, web queries, including IP-authenticated computers, will be unavailable during this period.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Breezy Silver Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 6:36pm Categories: Database Updates, Library News

ABI/INFORM and Entrepreneurship will be unavailable Saturday, October 30, 2010, at 10:00pm to Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 10:00am due to scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Breezy Silver Friday, September 10, 2010 - 7:50pm Categories: Database Trials

New Databases

Frost and Sullivan is here!

This database provides market research on emerging high-technology and industrial markets in 50 countries with the ability to search by market, technology, region, or keyword.



LexisNexis Statistical Datasets are here!

This one interface provides statistical information from over 590 government and private sources. Select and manipulate datasets, make comparisons, chart trends over time, and spatially represent data without having to use additional software programs.



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Breezy Silver Monday, August 23, 2010 - 8:32pm Categories: Database Trials

The compact shelving is complete, books and computers are clean, the carpet is clean, and furniture is out. However, we still will be moving furniture. You are able to go into the stacks now. So we are gladly almost back to normal. Come check out the library and our new open feel with the shelves taking up less space! If you want to see pictures of the work as it has progressed, check out our pictures on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=232367&id=20041788008.

Breezy Silver Monday, August 9, 2010 - 5:06pm Categories: Database Trials

The carpet is installed, vacuuming of the books is complete, and the collection is interfiled. This week the furniture should be moved back out. We're getting there! If you want to see pictures of the work as it progresses, check out our pictures on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=232367&id=20041788008.

Breezy Silver Monday, July 26, 2010 - 9:05pm Categories: Database Trials

New carpet should be installed this week. It looks like it will be installed Thursday, July 29 barring any unforeseen circumstances. There could be fumes and some noise associated with this. We're continuing to move and vacuum books. Books still must be paged by requesting them from the front desk. If you want to see pictures of the work as it progresses, check out our pictures on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=232367&id=20041788008.

Breezy Silver Monday, July 19, 2010 - 1:15pm Categories: Uncategorized

We're still moving books. So books still must be paged by requesting them from the front desk. However, all of the computers have been cleaned and are available for use. We're still vacuuming the books. If you want to see pictures of the work as it progresses, check out our pictures on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=232367&id=20041788008.

Breezy Silver Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 5:34pm Categories: Uncategorized

The shelves are in! Now the workers are tweaking the system that moves them to make sure it operates properly. We are also starting to interfile our books and journals into one call number run starting on the new compact shelving. We're still vacuuming too. We'll be vacuuming the public computers this week too so we hope to have those fully operational very soon. Books still must be requested from the front desk. If you want to see pictures of the work as it progresses, check out our pictures on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=232367&id=20041788008.

Breezy Silver Monday, June 21, 2010 - 1:06pm Categories: Uncategorized

Installation of the shelves continues. We also continue to vacuum the dust off of our books. So it is much the same this week.

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