Thursday, August 20, 2009


Welcome to the Fall 2009 semester. We in the University Library are looking forward to a great semester with you. Please take advantage of our many wonderful print and electronic resources. Most of our electronic resources—the catalog, databases, e-books, etc—can be accessed 24/7 from wherever you might have an Internet connection. You’ll need only your SU email ID and password. Visit us to get some personalized research assistance, to browse our collections, or to check out books, music, DVDs, and more. For faculty, we’ll be happy to set up instruction sessions for your classes. We hope you have a wonderful semester. Please let us know if we can help.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


We are delighted to announce the acquisition of two new databases:

1. Archive Grid is a database containing nearly a million descriptions of archival collections from all over the world. It includes historical documents, personal papers, manuscripts and family histories. It's materials have been catalogued and described by librarians and archivists.

2. CAMIO is an acronym for "Catalog of Art Museum Images Online." It is a premiere resource for works of art from around the world, contributed and described by leading museums. Containing a wide range of fine and decorative art, CAMIO provides high-quality art images for education, research and enjoyment. All content is rights-cleared for educational use.


If you are in the habit of using University Library subject pages to locate databases, reference books, and web sites for your discipline or topic, you’ll notice that there has been a in layout and appearance.

We have acquired a product called LibGuides that is specifically designed to manage and display library content. The LibGuides product is used by hundreds of colleges and universities to create and share library subject pages, special topic pages, and instruction materials.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll continue to update and refine our new pages. If you have suggestions or comments, you will find feedback forms on each page and ratings for selected resources. We also invite you to respond to this email with your thoughts; we’d love to hear from you.

We’ll be offering a couple of instruction sessions on the new interface during the Week of Beginnings. Watch your e-mail for dates and times.