Long Island University C.W. Post Campus
C.W. Post Campus B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library

What's New Archive 2006
Current Announcements


 12/28 : Holiday Hours, LIUCat Problem, and Café
Reference Commons and Circulation will be open on Friday (12/29) from 10:00-5:00, and then the entire library will be closed from Saturday (12/30) through Tuesday (1/2).

From Wednesday (1/3) through Friday (1/19), all library departments will be open weekdays from 9:00-5:00. In addition, Reference Commons and Circulation will remain open until 8:00 on Mondays through Thursdays. The library will be open on Saturday (1/6) from 9:00-4:00 and closed all other weekend days until the Spring semester starts.

There has been a problem today with LIUCat that is causing it to give no results for your search. If this continues, you can still search our holdings through OCLC WorldCat. Go to "Advanced Search" and check off the box that says "Items in my library". This feature will work only with the on-campus version.

The new café is nearing completion, and some photos have been added to the library renovations page (scroll all the way down to the bottom).

The Interlibrary Loan Department will be closed 12/23 through 1/4. Requests received during this time period will be processed when the office reopens on January 5, 2007.

The front doors to the library are going to be replaced, and students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to submit designs for stained glass images to go in the arched windows above them. The winning designer(s) will be awarded $500 for each window and receive recognition on a plaque in the library. For more details, go to www.liu.edu/stainedglass.



 12/18 : ...Must Come to an End
On Monday, the library will close at 9:30, after the last exam in the building is over.

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the library will be open from 9:00-5:00. On Friday, the library will be open from 9:00-12:00.

The library will be closed from Saturday (2/23) through Wednesday (12/27).

Reference Commons and Circulation will reopen on Thursday (12/28) from 10:00-8:00 and Friday (12/29) from 10:00-5:00 and then be closed again from Saturday (12/30) through Tuesday (1/2). Intersession hours will begin after that. See the Special Hours page for more details.

EndNote Web is a new service from Thomson Scientific's ISI Web of Knowledge that enables users to save, organize, format, and share their lists of citations.

Added a few more online, full-text resources to the American Dream bibliography.

The schedule of Library Workshops for the Spring semester has been posted.

The Interlibrary Loan Department will be closed 12/23 through 1/4. Requests received during this time period will be processed when the office reopens on January 5, 2007.

The front doors to the library are going to be replaced, and students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to submit designs for stained glass images to go in the arched windows above them. The winning designer(s) will be awarded $500 for each window and receive recognition on a plaque in the library. For more details, go to www.liu.edu/stainedglass.



 12/17 : All Good Things...
On Monday, the library will close after the last exam in the building is over.

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the library will be open from 9:00-5:00. On Friday, the library will be open from 9:00-12:00.

The library will be closed from Saturday (2/23) through Wednesday (12/27).

Reference Commons and Circulation will reopen on Thursday (12/28) from 10:00-8:00 and Friday (12/29) from 10:00-5:00 and then be closed again from Saturday (12/30) through Tuesday (1/2). Intersession hours will begin after that. See the Special Hours page for more details.

The Interlibrary Loan Department will be closed 12/23 through 1/4. Requests received during this time period will be processed when the office reopens on January 5, 2007.

The front doors to the library are going to be replaced, and students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to submit designs for stained glass images to go in the arched windows above them. The winning designer(s) will be awarded $500 for each window and receive recognition on a plaque in the library. For more details, go to www.liu.edu/stainedglass.



 12/13 : Bah, Humbug!
Just in time for the holidays, the newest exhibit in the library is Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol": 12 portraits in charcoal by Christina Tumminello that celebrates the genius of Charles Dickens, his brilliance as a writer, his influence over the modern imagination, and his impact upon the evolution of Christmas as the social holiday we know today. Our other new exhibit, Rembrandt: Life and Works, is also still available for your enjoyment.

The Interlibrary Loan Department will be closed December 23, 2006 through January 4, 2007. Requests received during this time period will be processed when the office reopens on January 5, 2007.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts is back.

The library currently has extended its hours for final exams.



 12/10 : Database Answer and Extended Hours
Information Science & Technology Abstracts has been absorbed into Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) and will no longer be available separately. Access to LISTA should be restored early this week. Sorry about any inconvenience that this may have caused.

The library currently has extended its hours for final exams.



 12/06 : Database Problem, Competency Exam, and Extended Hours
There's a problem with access to Ebsco's Information Science & Technology Abstracts and Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts that we are looking into. In the meantime, there are other computer science and library & information science databases that you can use.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be given on Friday at 10:00 in Life Sciences 139.

Added some full-text articles to the American Dream bibliography.

The library currently has extended its hours for final exams.



 12/03 : Extended Hours, Trial Databases, Competency Exam, and More
The library will begin extending its hours for final exams on Monday. The schedule of holiday and winter session hours has also been posted.

The newest trial databases are ProQuest's Historical Newspapers, Northeast Collection which feature the full text (including pictures and advertisements) from the New York Times (1851-2003), the Wall Street Journal (1889-1989), the Boston Globe (1872-1923), the Hartford Courant (1764-1984), and the New York Tribune (1900-1910).

The Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library is now available remotely so that you can search it from home.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be given on Friday at 10:00 in Life Sciences 139.

The new exhibit in the library lobby is Rembrandt: Life and Works which marks the 400th birthday of Rembrandt van Rijn, the much acclaimed visionary artist of the 17th century, and the greatest of Holland's Golden Age. It was assembled from resources in both our library and the New York Public Library Picture Collection, as well as materials loaned by Education Department professor Joseph Piro, director of The Rembrandt Teaching Project.



 11/29 : Extended Hours, Holiday Hours, and Library Drop-In
The library will begin extending its hours for final exams on Monday. The schedule of holiday and winter session hours has also been posted.

The next Library drop-in will be on November 30th at 10:00 a.m. Faculty are invited to "drop in" and catch up on the newest library resources such as databases, electronic reserves, chat reference, full text journal articles, e-books, and more. A librarian will be available to help you navigate our wide range of resources and to address some of your questions or concerns.

The page of Web Links for Business has been updated.

The new exhibit in the library lobby is Rembrandt: Life and Works which marks the 400th birthday of Rembrandt van Rijn, the much acclaimed visionary artist of the 17th century, and the greatest of Holland's Golden Age. It was assembled from resources in both our library and the New York Public Library Picture Collection, as well as materials loaned by Education Department professor Joseph Piro, director of The Rembrandt Teaching Project.



 11/28 : New Rembrandt Exhibit and Library Drop-In
The new exhibit in the library lobby is Rembrandt: Life and Works which marks the 400th birthday of Rembrandt van Rijn, the much acclaimed visionary artist of the 17th century, and the greatest of Holland's Golden Age. It was assembled from resources in both our library and the New York Public Library Picture Collection, as well as materials loaned by Education Department professor Joseph Piro, director of The Rembrandt Teaching Project.

The next Library drop-in will be on November 30th at 10:00 a.m. Faculty are invited to "drop in" and catch up on the newest library resources such as databases, electronic reserves, chat reference, full text journal articles, e-books, and more. A librarian will be available to help you navigate our wide range of resources and to address some of your questions or concerns.



 11/26 : Name the Café Contest and Library Drop-In
The new café in the library will be opening in December, so it's time to come up with a name for it. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to send in their suggestions, and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the newly named café. Names that have a library, academic, or literary theme will be given preference. You can make your suggestion online, or, if you don't trust that, a paper ballot box is also available in the library lobby. Entries will be accepted until November 28th.

The next Library drop-in will be on November 30th at 10:00 a.m. Faculty are invited to "drop in" and catch up on the newest library resources such as databases, electronic reserves, chat reference, full text journal articles, e-books, and more. A librarian will be available to help you navigate our wide range of resources and to address some of your questions or concerns.



 11/21 : Holiday Hours, Name the Café Contest, and Trial Databases
The new café in the library will be opening in December, so it's time to come up with a name for it. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to send in their suggestions, and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the newly named café. Names that have a library, academic, or literary theme will be given preference. You can make your suggestion online, or, if you don't trust that, a paper ballot box is also available in the library lobby. Entries will be accepted until November 28th.

In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will be open from 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday, closed on Thursday and Friday, and open from 12:00-5:00 on Saturday. Normal hours resume on Sunday.

Two new trial databases are ViewsWire, that provides daily business intelligence on over 200 countries, and International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center, that provides articles, news feeds, reports, summaries, books, blogs, FAQs, and proprietary Background Information Summaries.

The next Library drop-in will be on November 30th at 10:00 a.m. Faculty are invited to "drop in" and catch up on the newest library resources such as databases, electronic reserves, chat reference, full text journal articles, e-books, and more. A librarian will be available to help you navigate our wide range of resources and to address some of your questions or concerns.



 11/19 : Name the Café Contest and Holiday Hours
The new café in the library will be opening in December, so it's time to come up with a name for it. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to send in their suggestions, and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the newly named café. Names that have a library, academic, or literary theme will be given preference. You can make your suggestion online, or, if you don't trust that, a paper ballot box is also available in the library lobby. Entries will be accepted until November 28th.

In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will be open from 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday, closed on Thursday and Friday, and open from 12:00-5:00 on Saturday. Normal hours resume on Sunday.



 11/16 : Contest, Friday Lecture, and Sunday Reception
The new café in the library will be opening in December, so it's time to come up with a name for it. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to send in their suggestions, and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the newly named café. Names that have a library, academic, or literary theme will be given preference. You can make your suggestion online, or, if you don't trust that, a paper ballot box is also available in the library lobby. Entries will be accepted until November 28th.

Today (Thursday), the Palmer School of Library and Information Science will present the panel discussion, "The Qualitative Versus Quantitative Research Debate: What in the World is Going on Here?", featuring Ethel Matin (from the Psychology Department), Andrea McLoughlin (School of Education), Richard Smiraglia, and moderator Charles Hildreth (both from the College of Information & Computer Science). The discussion will run from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in room 330 of the Palmer School upstairs and will be followed by a reception.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will be presenting a lecture on the History of Negro People on Long Island. Leroy L. Ramsey will speak about slavery in our area, particularly on the North Shore, from the 17th century until its abolition in all regions of New York State by 1826. All are invited to this free event that will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the library lobby.

On Sunday, there will be reception for the Curator's Choice exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery from 2:00-4:00.

In observance of Thanksgiving, the library will be open from 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday, closed on Thursday and Friday, and open from 12:00-5:00 on Saturday. Normal hours resume on Sunday.



 11/14 : Trial Database, Competency Exam, Discussion, and Friday Lecture
Book Index with Reviews is a new trial database that provides information on over four million books, including over 800,000 full-text reviews.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Thursday at 4:30 in Life Sciences 139.

On Thursday, the Palmer School of Library and Information Science will present the panel discussion, "The Qualitative Versus Quantitative Research Debate: What in the World is Going on Here?", featuring Ethel Matin (from the Psychology Department), Andrea McLoughlin (School of Education), Richard Smiraglia, and moderator Charles Hildreth (both from the College of Information & Computer Science). The discussion will run from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in room 330 of the Palmer School upstairs and will be followed by a reception.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will be presenting a lecture on the History of Negro People on Long Island. Leroy L. Ramsey will speak about slavery in our area, particularly on the North Shore, from the 17th century until its abolition in all regions of New York State by 1826. All are invited to this free event that will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the library lobby.



 11/13 : Competency Exam and Friday Lecture
The next Library Competency Exam will be on Thursday at 4:30 in Life Sciences 139.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will be presenting a lecture on the History of Negro People on Long Island. Leroy L. Ramsey will speak about slavery in our area, particularly on the North Shore, from the 17th century until its abolition in all regions of New York State by 1826. All are invited to this free event that will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the library lobby.



 11/08 : Trial Database, Drop-in, Competency Exam, and Lecture
The newest trial database is Education Research Complete that provides full text scholarly research from over 750 journals, 100 books, and more.

Added a new entry to the bibliography on the American Dream.

The next Library drop-in will be on Monday at 9:00 a.m. Faculty are invited to "drop in" and catch up on the newest library resources such as databases, electronic reserves, chat reference, full text journal articles, e-books, and more. A librarian will be available to help you navigate our wide range of resources and to address some of your questions or concerns.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Thursday at 4:30 in Life Sciences 139.

Looking way ahead to next Friday, the Post Library Association will be presenting a lecture on the History of Negro People on Long Island.



 11/07 : Art Exhibit
On Thursday, a new exhibit opens in the Hutchins Gallery: Curator's Choice: a personal selection of artists and their work admired over the years, presented by the Post Library Association and Cynthia Jay. The reception will be on Sunday, November 19.

The next Library drop-in will be on Monday at 9:00 a.m. Faculty are invited to "drop in" and catch up on the newest library resources such as databases, electronic reserves, chat reference, full text journal articles, e-books, and more. A librarian will be available to help you navigate our wide range of resources and to address some of your questions or concerns.



 11/06 : Remember to Vote
The library will be open from 9:00-5:00 on Tuesday, Election Day.

The next Library drop-in will be on Tuesday at 2:00. Faculty are invited to "drop in" and catch up on the newest library resources such as databases, electronic reserves, chat reference, full text journal articles, e-books, and more. A librarian will be available to help you navigate our wide range of resources and to address some of your questions or concerns.

The Periodicals Department page has a new look, and the Subject List of Databases has a slightly altered look.

Work on the new café in the library is reaching its final stages.



 11/02 : New WebSpirs, Competency Exam, Holiday Hours, and Drop-In
A new interface for the WebSpirs databases is now available, and the links on the library's database pages are in the process of being changed to take you to the new version. The alphabetic list and vendor list are finished, and the subject pages are about two thirds finished. The project should be completed sometime next week. Until then, you may find yourself taken to the new or old version, depending on which page you started at (or depending on which page at which you started). The old version can still be reached on the bottom of the alphabetic list by selecting "WebSpirs Databases 4.3", but only from computers on campus.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday at 12:30 in Life Sciences 139.

The library will be open from 9:00-5:00 on Tuesday, Election Day.

The next Library drop-in will be on Tuesday at 2:00. Faculty are invited to "drop in" and catch up on the newest library resources such as databases, electronic reserves, chat reference, full text journal articles, e-books, and more. A librarian will be available to help you navigate our wide range of resources and to address some of your questions or concerns.



 11/01 : Holiday Hours, Drop-In, and Competency Exam
The library will be closing at 5:00 on Election Day. We will also be closing at 5:00 on November 22.

The next Library drop-in will be on Thursday at 3:00. Faculty are invited to "drop in" and catch up on the newest library resources such as databases, electronic reserves, chat reference, full text journal articles, e-books, and more. A librarian will be available to help you navigate our wide range of resources and to address some of your questions or concerns.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday at 12:30 in Life Sciences 139.



 10/29 : Happy Birthday Internet!
An infant form of the Internet came into existence 37 years ago today between the computers at UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute.

The selective list of Subject Encyclopedias in the Reference Department has been updated with the newest acquisitions. This is just a sampling of the many resources that are available in the library. Check out the Getting Started section of the library's website for more pathfinders and suggestions.

The next Library drop-in will be on Thursday at 3:00. Faculty are invited to "drop in" and catch up on the newest library resources such as databases, electronic reserves, chat reference, full text journal articles, e-books, and more. A librarian will be available to help you navigate our wide range of resources and to address some of your questions or concerns.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday at 12:30 in Life Sciences 139.



 10/25 : New Trial Database
For a trial period, ebrary has included its Online Sheet Music collection to our subscription. It makes available the scores for over 5000 works of classical music and almost 3000 early American popular songs published between 1850 and 1920.


 10/22 : Library Competency Exam and Drop-In
The next Library Competency Exam will be on Monday at 2:00 in Life Sciences 139.

The next Library drop-in will be on Wednesday at 12:00. Faculty are invited to "drop in" and catch up on the newest library resources such as databases, electronic reserves, chat reference, full text journal articles, e-books, and more. A librarian will be available to help you navigate our wide range of resources and to address some of your questions or concerns.



 10/18 : New Databases and Friday Night Performance
Two new databases are Film & Television Literature Index, that covers everything from theory to production, and ATLA Religion Database, that covers theological topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues. Remote access has been added to Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life so that you can now search them from home.

Section 3 of the Library Workshop will begin on Thursday. Section 2 began on Wednesday.

On Friday night, the Post Library Association will present Joshus Ellis, one of the theatre's most respected press agents, in "Ellis in Wonderland", a heart-felt insider's backstage view of the glamorous and sometimes maddening world of Broadway. Everyone is welcome to this free performance that begins at 8:00 in the library lobby.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Monday.



 10/17 : Library Workshops and Friday Night Performance
Sections 2 and 3 of the Library Workshop will begin on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

On Friday, the Post Library Association will present Joshus Ellis, one of the theatre's most respected press agents, in "Ellis in Wonderland", a heart-felt insider's backstage view of the glamorous and sometimes maddening world of Broadway. Everyone is welcome to this free performance.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Monday.



 10/12 : Library Drop In, Library Workshops, and Coming Performance
We're doing some behind the scenes upgrades to the links to the databases. You may have already noticed that more of the links now lead directly to the databases, rather than to the vendors' main menu pages. More remote access is also being added.

The next Library drop-ins will be on Friday and Monday. Faculty are invited to "drop in" and catch up on the newest library resources such as databases, electronic reserves, chat reference, full text journal articles, e-books, and more. A librarian will be available to help you navigate our wide range of resources and to address some of your questions or concerns.

Sections 2 and 3 of the Library Workshop will begin on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

On next Friday, the Post Library Association will present Joshus Ellis, one of the theatre's most respected press agents, in "Ellis in Wonderland", a heart-felt insider's backstage view of the glamorous and sometimes maddening world of Broadway. Everyone is welcome to this free performance.



 10/10 : Concert, Artists' Reception, Poetry, Trial Databases, Updates, and Library Drop In
There are three new trial databases: Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, Biography Resource Center, and Associations Unlimited.

The list of September acquisitions in the Center for Business Research has been posted.

The pathfinder of International Finance Information Sources has been updated, as has the Digital Initiatives Department/Art Slide Library's page of policies and procedures.

On Wednesday will be a concert of music by Lauro, Albeniz, Granados, and de Falla, featuring C.W. Post Music faculty, Prof. Harris Becker and Prof. Barbara Fusco.

On Thursday will be the opening reception for the Hutchins Gallery exhibit, "Meridians: Dreamscapes from Latin America", where artist Rigo Peralta will speak and poet Jose Angel Figueroa will read.

On Friday will be another Library drop-in, where faculty are invited to catch up on the newest library resources, such as databases, electronic reserves, chat reference, full text journal articles, e-books, and more. A librarian will be available to help you navigate our wide range of resources and to address some of your questions or concerns.



 10/05 : Lecture, Concert, Artists' Reception, Competency Exam, and Library Drop In
Lots of things are happening in the library:

On Tuesday will be the lecture, "Ciudad y Suburbia: The Changing Nature of Latino Immigration", featuring Dr. Sherrie Baver. It's part of our celebration of National Hispanic-American Heritage Month that also includes several exhibits.

Also on Tuesday will be the next Library Competency Exam.

On Wednesday will be a concert of music by Lauro, Albeniz, Granados, and de Falla, featuring C.W. Post Music faculty, Prof. Harris Becker and Prof. Barbara Fusco.

On Thursday will be the opening reception for the Hutchins Gallery exhibit, "Meridians: Dreamscapes from Latin America", where artist Rigo Peralta will speak and poet Jose Angel Figueroa will read.

On Friday will be another Library drop-in, where faculty are invited to catch up on the newest library resources, such as databases, electronic reserves, chat reference, full text journal articles, e-books, and more. A librarian will be available to help you navigate our wide range of resources and to address some of your questions or concerns.



 10/04 : Events, Exhibits, Drop In, and More Online Journals
On Thursday, faculty are invited to drop into the library to catch up on the newest library resources: databases, electronic reserves, chat reference, full text journal articles, e-books, and more. A librarian will be available to help you navigate our wide range of resources or to address some of your questions or concerns.

Check out the Exhibits and Events section of our website for information about the lectures ("Ciudad y Suburbia: The Changing Nature of Latino Immigration"), concert (music by Lauro, Albeniz, Granados, and de Folla), and other events coming up next week in the library as part of our celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

These include Meridians: Dreamscapes from Latin America, a new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery that features original art works of many well known artists from different regions of Latin America. The artists' reception will be next Thursday.

We've added 250 additional full-text journals to those available online from JSTOR, some with holdings going back as far as 1844, bringing the total to almost 500 (okay, 494). The new titles add coverage of law, psychology, public policy & administration, business, and education, as well as enhancing the existing coverage of language & literature, music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, art, architecture, and other humanities and social sciences.



 09/28 : Holiday Hours
In observance of Yom Kippur, the library will be open from 12:00-5:00 on Sunday and from 9:00-5:00 on Monday.

The page of Web Links for Business has been updated.

As part of the library's Hispanic-American Heritage Celebration, selections from our collection of vintage movie posters, featuring Latino actors of yesteryear, are on display in the lobby. These are just a sampling from the Special Collections department's collection of over 5000. You can also view the posters for the top 100 golden age movies on our website.

On Thursday, faculty are invited to drop into the library to catch up on the newest library resources: databases, electronic reserves, chat reference, full text journal articles, e-books, and more. A librarian will be available to help you navigate our wide range of resources or to address some of your questions or concerns.



 09/26 : New Trial Database
Xreferplus provides the full text of 200 reference books from 50 publishers that cover every major topic.


 09/25 : Hispanic-American Heritage Celebration: Musicians and Music
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the latest library exhibit looks at Latino achievements in music from the traditional folk styles and instruments of Latin America to today's superstars on the pop charts.

A new trial database is Project MUSE, which provides the full text of 300 journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and education.



 09/21 : Databases and Holiday Hours
In observance of the holiday, the library hours will be 8:00-5:00 on Friday, 9:00-5:00 on Saturday, and 12:00-5:00 on Sunday.

A new database is Teacher Reference Center that indexes over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books.

Remote access has been added to the Thomson Scientific ISI Web of Knowledge, which includes the ISI Web of Science databases: Social Sciences Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, Journal Citation Reports, and Medline, so that you can now search it from home and other off campus computers.



 09/19 : Constitution Day - Wednesday, September 20
Constitution Day at C.W. Post features events such as:
  • "We the People", a faculty panel discussion of the Constitution's relevance in today's dynamic world, at Top of the Commons at 3 p.m.
  • "Running for Office", a presentation by C.W. Post student and Resident Assistant Bill McDermott, the youngest person ever to run for election to the state legislature of Maryland, at Hillwood Lecture Hall at 1 p.m. Before and after Mr. McDermott's presentation will be "2006 Your Vote, Your Voice".
  • "Constitution Jeopardy", a PowerPoint trivia game at Top of the Commons at 8 p.m.
  • In addition, a colonial-style meal will be offered at Hillwood Café at lunchtime and Winnick Student Center during evening meal hours.
  • And, here at the library, all-day events include: "Propose an Amendment" and "Constitution Trivia Contest", as well as the exhibit, "Censorship in Schools and Libraries". In addition, on the library's website, you can find the full text of the Constitution, quotes about the Constitution by historical and contemporary people, as well as a list of reference resources and websites about the Constitution.

The Library Competency Exam schedule has been posted. The first one will be given on October 10.



 09/18 : Celebrating the Constitution (Exhibits, Theses, and More)
As part of the University's celebration of Constitution Day, a new exhibit in the library focuses on Censorship in Schools and Libraries. In addition, on the library's website, you can find the full text of the Constitution, quotes about the Constitution by historical and contemporary people, as well as a list of reference resources and websites about the Constitution.

The list of master's theses produced by our students over the years can now be displayed and searched from our website. The complete collection is located on the B level of the library, alphabetized by author. Access to that level is restricted, so please inquire at the Reference Desk if you wish to use them.

Vintage movie posters showcasing the films of June Allyson are now being displayed on the library's upper floor. These are just a sampling from the Special Collections department's collection of over 5000. You can also view the posters for the top 100 golden age movies on our website.



 09/17 : Plagiarism Awareness
Turnitin.com is a new service that we have made available that can help faculty to determine if a student's paper has been plagiarized.

We've added remote access capability to Literature Online (LION) so that you can now search it from home and other off campus computers.



 09/14 : New Service for Faculty (and Databases)
To provide another way for faculty to catch up on the newest library resources, the library is rolling out a new service. We would like to invite you to drop-in on selected days when a librarian will be available to help you navigate our wide range of resources or to address some of your questions or concerns.

We've added remote access capability to Naxos Music Library, MLA International Bibliography, and Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature so that you can now search these databases from home and other off campus computers.



 09/13 : Not About Databases
The page of Web Links for Business has been updated, and new links have been added to the Post Library Association events page and the list of African American Art websites.


 09/12 : Search From Home
We've added remote access capability to Art Abstracts, Education Full Text, and Library Literature & Information Science Full Text so that you can now search these databases from home and other off campus computers.


 09/11 : Still More New Databases
More new databases have been added. History Resource Center: World provides the full text of reference books, journal articles, and primary source documents in world history. Proquest Health Management provides the full text of journal articles, newspapers, dissertations, and more. PEP Archive provides the full text of books and journal articles on psychoanalysis dating back to the 1920s. For those of you interested in the environment, we've added Sustainability Science Abstracts and Human Population & Natural Resource Management. We've also gained access to backfiles of Endocrinology Abstracts and Biotechnology Research Abstracts.


 09/10 : More New Databases
More new databases have arrived in the ISI Web of Knowledge. This includes the ISI Web of Science that is made up of Social Sciences Citation Index and Science Citation Index Expanded. These indexes not only allow you to search for articles within these fields, but also for the bibliographies within each article in order to get lists of both the sources used by that article and the later articles that referred back to your article as a source. Journal Citation Reports and HighlyCited.com enable you to see how often a particular journal or author is cited by other publications to evaluate their impact on the scholarly world. The Web of Knowledge also provides access to the medical database, Medline, Biology Browser, and other resources in science and research.

A new trial database is Blackwell Synergy, which provides the full text of over 870 journals in all subject areas.

The Post Library Association has elected new officers.



 09/07 : New Databases
Two new databases are Literature Online (LION), that contains the full text of 350,000 works of literature as well as criticism and reference information, and Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, that contains more than 880,000 citations to books, articles, and more published worldwide since 1920. The link to the MLA International Bibliography will now take you directly to the database search page, and Government Periodicals Universe is no longer available.


 09/06 : Database Changes
We've changed vendors for several databases. Art Abstracts, Education Full Text, and Library Literature & Information Science Full Text are now available from WilsonWeb instead of WebSpirs. CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) is now available from Ebsco instead of WebSpirs. And the MLA International Bibliography is now available from ProQuest/Chadwyck-Healey instead of InfoTrac/Gale Group. We're in the process of making them available from off campus computers the way the old versions were. If you need help using the new versions or have any problems, feel free to ask a librarian for help. We're available by telephone, email, online chat, and, of course, at the reference desk.


 09/05 : "... and summer's lease hath all too short a date"
Welcome Class of 2010, returning students, and faculty. Check this page regularly for updates about new library resources and services, announcements of coming events, and tips for getting the most out of your library. To help get you up to speed, here are some of the things that happened over the Summer:

The Subject List of Databases page has been redesigned. Instead of one long page with all the subjects, each subject is now on a separate page that will download faster and require less scrolling. Each of these pages then subdivides the databases into indexes, online books, and "also of interest" databases that may also have information relevant to the subject. In addition, some pages are further divided into subtopics if the number or types of databases in that area seem to call for it. There are links to each of these sections in bold text near the top of the page to quickly get you to what you want, as well as "see also" links to the pages of related subjects. The Alphabetic List of Databases is still available if you want to see all the databases listed on one page.

In more database news, Pre-CINAHL and CINAHL Select have been added to our CINAHL subscriptions from Ebsco, and MEDLINE is now also available from them. A scaled down version of OCLC WorldCat can now be accessed from off-campus computers. And we added guides to using ebrary and JSTOR.

New pages added to our site include: Top 10 Things to Know About Your Library, Jumpstart Your Career: Business Employment Resources, A Checklist for Evaluating Web Material, Beginning Online Research, Navigating the Book Stacks: Library of Congress Classification System & Stack Location Codes, and an all new version of the guide to using LIUCat.

Other useful pages on our site include Electronic Reserves, Library Hours, Frequently Asked Questions, and Getting Started in the Library. Of course, you're also always welcome to ask for help at the Reference Desk, over the telephone, through email, or online chat.

Section 1 of the Library Workshop begins right away on Tuesday, September 5, at 3:30.

The Fall schedule of Post Library Association events has been posted.

The library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, August 26-27, and open from 9:00-5:00 during the week of August 28 through September 1. We will then be closed for Labor Day weekend, September 2-4, and begin regular Fall hours on Tuesday, September 5.



 08/23 : Top 10 Things to Know About Your Library
Get ready for the new semester by checking out the Top 10 Things to Know About Your Library.

The library will be closed this Saturday and Sunday and open from 9:00-5:00 next week.



 08/21 : Holiday Hours
The Holiday Hours for the Fall semester have been posted.


 08/17 : Sunday Hours
The library will be open this Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00.


 08/09 : Getting the Best Information
With so much information available so easily on the internet, it can be difficult to know which websites you can you can trust. A Checklist for Evaluating Web Material provides some questions that you can ask yourself to determine a site's reliability. We also have a more general guide to evaluating information from all sources as well as a blast from the past, Beware of Geeks Bearing Gifts.


 08/08 : Remote Access Added to Another Database
Allowing you to search through the collections of over 10,000 libraries around the world, the OCLC WorldCat database can now be accessed from off-campus computers. This remote access version provides a simplified search interface. The full featured version can still be searched through computers on campus.


 08/03 : Getting the Answers You Need
Beginning Online Research is a quick guide to get you started with the answers to some frequently asked questions about using the library. More detailed help can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions page, the Frequently Asked Questions for Business page, and the Getting Started in the Library page. Of course, you're also always welcome to ask for help at the Reference Desk, over the telephone, through email, or online chat.

You may have noticed a large number of boxes stacked in the corridor downstairs. They contain journals and other materials from the Southampton Campus Library collection that are now being added to our collection.

The page of Web Links for Business has been updated.



 07/25 : New Business Resources
The list of recent acquisitions to the Center for Business Research's collection has been posted.


 07/20 : Career Information
Our newest pathfinder to library resources is Jumpstart Your Career: Business Employment Resources, which merges together several older pathfinders. In addition, Jumpstart Your Career: Accounting Employment Resources has been revised and updated.

The library will be open this Sunday from 2:00 - 6:00.



 07/17 : Subject Encyclopedias
The selective list of Subject Encyclopedias in the Reference Department has been updated with the newest acquisitions. This is just a sampling of the many resources that are available in the library. Check out the Getting Started section of the library's website for more pathfinders and suggestions.

The library will be open this Sunday from 2:00 - 6:00.



 07/13 : All New Database Pages
The Subject List of Databases page has been redesigned. Instead of one long page with all the subjects, each subject is now on a separate page that will download faster and require less scrolling. Each of these pages then subdivides the databases into indexes, online books, and "also of interest" databases that may also have information relevant to the subject. In addition, some pages are further divided into subtopics if the number or types of databases in that area seem to call for it. There are links to each of these sections in bold text near the top of the page to quickly get you to what you want, as well as "see also" links to the pages of related subjects. The Alphabetic List of Databases is still available if you want to see all the databases listed on one page.

The library will be open this Sunday from 2:00 - 6:00.



 07/12 : New Pathfinder
The Special Education pathfinder has been revised and updated.

The library will be open this Sunday from 2:00 - 6:00.



 07/05 : You May Have Noticed...
...some electrical work being done in the hallway. It's the first step toward building a coffee shop in the library.


 06/29 : Holiday Hours
The library will be open on Saturday, closed on Sunday, open on Monday, and closed on Tuesday.


 06/26 : Bon Voyage!
Tuesday is Departure Day for nearly 1000 international students who have been spending the past year with families around the country, so the west gate will have a lot of bus traffic coming and going all day. The east gate will be an easier place for everyone else to enter and leave the campus.

The page of Business Web Links has been updated.



 06/21 : Another New Database
MEDLINE is now also available from Ebsco.


 06/21 : Happy Summer, New Database, and Dedication Ceremony
A new database is the Cambridge World History of Food. Also added some more descriptions of titles in the Gale Virtual Reference Library to the Subject list of databases and a new link to the list of African American Art websites.

On Thursday, at 10:30, all friends and colleagues are welcome to attend the dedication ceremony for an original work of stained glass in the library lobby donated in memory of Ellen Emmett by her colleagues.



 06/20 : Trial Database and Dedication Ceremony
A new trial database, ARBAonline, provides over 15,000 reviews of reference books.

On Thursday, at 10:30, all friends and colleagues are welcome to attend the dedication ceremony for an original work of stained glass in the library lobby donated in memory of Ellen Emmett by her colleagues.



 06/19 : Ellen Emmett Memorial Dedication Ceremony
On Thursday, at 10:30, all friends and colleagues are welcome to attend the dedication ceremony for an original work of stained glass in the library lobby donated by Ellen's colleagues.

Added a guide to JSTOR: Scholarly Journal Archive.

From C.W. Post Information: The Pratt Recreation Center will be closed from Monday, June 19 to Friday, June 23 for annual building maintenance and floor refinishing. The basketball courts, racquetball courts, and multipurpose room will remain closed until July 7.



 06/14 : LC Classification and Web Resources
The page, "Library Information Basics: Library of Congress Classification System", has been upgraded to Navigating the Book Stacks: Library of Congress Classification System & Stack Location Codes. Also added a link to the page of slavery resources.


 06/13 : Using LIUCat
An all new version of the guide to using LIUCat, the library's online catalog, has been posted.


 06/06 : More About Online Books
ebrary [sic] currently offers over 25,000 full-text books, sheet music titles, maps, reports, and other authoritative documents from more than 180 leading academic, trade, and professional publishers. An introduction to using ebrary has been added to our website. For your quick reference, all of the links to ebrary on the database page have a link to this guide as well. While I was at it, I also added a link to the Using ProQuest Databases page under all of the ProQuest database descriptions (should have thought of that earlier).

The library will be open this Sunday from 2:00 - 6:00.



 06/01 : New Exhibits and FAQ
Two new exhibits are going up in the library lobby. Snapshots: Photographs by Newsday takes a look at Long Island, past and present. And, in the back of Reference Commons, ...in the Garden shows images of gardens in art and photography.

Added some information about accessing online books to the Frequently Asked Questions page.



 05/31 : Stuff
The list of CBR Acquisitions for April has been posted. The list of Business Weblinks has been updated. All the links on African Americans and the Old West have been corrected. And the Summer and Fall schedules for the Library Competency Workshop have been posted.


 05/25 : Memorial Day
In observance of Memorial Day, the library will be closed on Monday (but we will be open this Saturday from 9:00-4:00).


 05/24 : Database Page Changes
The Business--Articles category of the database page now contains only databases that index and provide text of business periodicals. The Business--Research category has been renamed Business-Research Services and Reference Books and contains links to, not surprisingly, all the business research services and online reference books and encyclopedias that we subscribe to. The two exceptions are services and reference books that deal primarily with providing information about particular companies that are listed under Business--Company Information and directories that are listed under Business-Directories.


 05/22 : Databases and Trials
Pre-CINAHL and CINAHL Select have been added to our CINAHL subscriptions from Ebsco. A new trial database is The Reader's Advisor Online which can help readers to identify books that they will enjoy reading.


 05/09 : Congratulations Graduates!
The library will be closing after the last exam is over on Tuesday, May 9 - probably sometime between 10:30 and 11:00. Some departments will be closing at 9:00.

From May 10 through May 21, the library will be open weekdays 9:00-5:00 and closed on weekends. On Monday, May 22, the regular Summer hours will begin.

On Friday, May 19, the Post Library Association will be presenting a speaker from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to discuss The Aging Brain. This free lecture will begin at 8:00 in the library lobby and is open to everyone.

A new trial database is PsycINFO from Ebsco.



 05/03 : New Art Exhibit, New Acquisitions, and More
The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery features the work of Bilha Chesner Fish, Joy Rossi Jaworsky, Christine B. O'Malley, and Nancy Rocco. The artists' reception is today from 5:00 to 8:00

The list of recent acquisitions to the Center for Business Research's collections has been posted, as have the summer holiday hours.

The library is currently extending its hours for final exams. Reference Commons, the bookstacks, and the Reserve Desk will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. During the extended hours, no books may be checked out, and library use will be restricted to the Long Island University community and Post Library cardholders.



 04/30 : New Database
CINAHL Plus with Full Text from Ebsco, which combines the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature database with the full text 337 of journals (some going back to 1937) as well as legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments, and clinical trials, has been added. The WebSpirs version of CINAHL will be going away sometime this summer.

The library is currently extending its hours for final exams. Reference Commons, the bookstacks, and the Reserve Desk will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. During the extended hours, no books may be checked out, and library use will be restricted to the Long Island University community and Post Library cardholders.



 04/28 : The American Dream
A new bibliography spotlighting books about the American Dream has been posted.

The library is currently extending its hours for final exams. Reference Commons, the bookstacks, and the Reserve Desk will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. During the extended hours, no books may be checked out, and library use will be restricted to the Long Island University community and Post Library cardholders.



 04/23 : Happy Birthday Shakespeare
On Monday, the library will begin extending its hours for final exams. Reference Commons, the bookstacks, and the Reserve Desk will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. During the extended hours, no books may be checked out, and library use will be restricted to the Long Island University community and Post Library cardholders.

The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery features the work of Trisha Christie, Anitra Demirjian, and Zachary J. Maers. The artists' reception will be on Thursday, April 27.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be given on Thursday, April 27, at 2:00 in Humanities Hall, room 119. If you are graduating this semester and have not taken it (or the Library Workshop) yet, this will be your last chance.



 04/20 : Dance, Drill, Art, Extended Hours, Competency Exam, Websites
On Friday evening, The Swan Queen Flaps Again as ballerina Susan Jaffe and her personal acting coach, Byam Stevens III, will offer a glimpse into their interpretation of the famous role in Swan Lake, beginning with simple choreographic steps and progressing to a performance concept that demonstrates yearning, vulnerability, and the expression of the soul, all without the use of words onstage. This lecture and demonstration, which is free and open to the public, begins at 8:00 p.m. in the library lobby. Please call (516) 299-2892 to reserve a seat.

Earlier on Friday, the C.W. Post Campus - in cooperation with local law enforcement departments, fire departments and other emergency management agencies - will conduct a mock emergency drill on the campus. This emergency drill will take place approximately 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will affect, on various levels, the entire campus community. For details, see www.liu.edu/drill.

On Monday, the library will begin extending its hours for final exams. Reference Commons, the bookstacks, and the Reserve Desk will be open until 1:00 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and until midnight on Sundays. During the extended hours, no books may be checked out, and library use will be restricted to the Long Island University community and Post Library cardholders.

The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery features the work of Trisha Christie, Anitra Demirjian, and Zachary J. Maers. The artists' reception will be on Thursday, April 27.

The last Library Competency Exam of the semester will be given on Thursday, April 27, at 2:00 in Humanities Hall, room 119. If you are graduating this semester and have not taken it (or the Library Workshop) yet, this will be your last chance.

Added some new links to the Slavery Web Resources page and fixed the broken ones.



 04/17 : Poetry, Dance, and Emergency Drill (And Welcome Back!)
In addition to the Celebrating Irish Poets exhibit on the second floor, several special poems from our collection by the likes of W.B. Yeats, Medbh McGuckian, Eavan Boland, Seamus Heaney, and Mary O'Donnell have been blown up and are being displayed on the Fishbowl windows in Hillwood Commons.

On Friday, April 21, the C.W. Post Campus - in cooperation with local law enforcement departments, fire departments and other emergency management agencies - will conduct a mock emergency drill on the campus. This emergency drill will take place approximately 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will affect, on various levels, the entire campus community. For details, see www.liu.edu/drill.

On Friday evening, The Swan Queen Flaps Again as ballerina Susan Jaffe and her personal acting coach, Byam Stevens III, will offer a glimpse into their interpretation of the famous role in Swan Lake, beginning with simple choreographic steps and progressing to a performance concept that demonstrates yearning, vulnerability, and the expression of the soul, all without the use of words onstage. This lecture and demonstration, which is free and open to the public, begins at 8:00 p.m. in the library lobby. Please call (516) 299-2892 to reserve a seat.



 04/09 : Spring Break
Spring Break hours will begin on Monday. The library will be open from 9:00-5:00 on Monday through Thursday and 9:00-3:00 on Friday. The library will then be closed the following Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16.


 04/06 : Trial Databases, Competency Exam, and Spring Break
For the spiritually minded, two new trial databases are ATLA Religion Database and ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials that index topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history, and more in journals and book chapters from 1949 to the present, with some coverage going back to the nineteenth century. The latter database also includes the full text of over seventy journals.

The next Library Competency Exam will be given on Friday at 10:00 in Life Sciences 139.

The library will be open normal hours this weekend, but then Spring Break hours will begin. The library will be open from 9:00-5:00 on Monday through Thursday and 9:00-3:00 on Friday. The library will then be closed the following Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16.



 04/05 : Celebrating Irish Poets
In conjunction with National Poetry Month, the Special Collections Department is showcasing its collection of Irish Contemporary Poets with an exhibit featuring reproductions from the rare and limited editions held in the collection. Works by Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland, Thomas Kinsella, and other notables, along with biographies and portraits, can be seen on the second floor of the library.

The next Library Competency Exam will be given on Friday at 10:00 in Life Sciences 139.

The library will be open normal hours this weekend, but then Spring Break hours will begin. The library will be open from 9:00-5:00 on Monday through Thursday and 9:00-3:00 on Friday. The library will then be closed the following Saturday and Sunday, April 15-16.



 04/02 : National Library Week
Fixed all the links on the African American Art Links page and added several new ones.

A new exhibit, Digital Art & Design Senior Show, featuring work from more BFA students begins this week in the Hutchins Gallery. The Artists' Reception will be on Wednesday at 5:00.

On Tuesday, the Lazerow Lecture series will present Fred von Lohmann speaking on the largely overlooked policy implications for technology and innovation when copyright law expands from policing "pirates" to policing those who build the digital tools on which we all rely in "Sousa Reborn: How Copyright Has Become Innovation Policy" at 7:00 in the Hutchins Gallery. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at 516-299-2866

The next Library Competency Exam will be given on Friday at 10:00 in Life Sciences 139.



 03/29 : Library Booksale! (and Much More)
The Post Library Association Annual Booksale begins on Thursday for the LIU community and PLA members. On Friday and Saturday, it will be open to everybody.

There's an artists' reception for the new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery, Digital Art & Design Senior Show, starting today at 5:00.

Accounting students will want to check out Accounting & Tax Resources, our newest research guide highlighting many of the online and hardcopy resources that the library has available for you.

The Spring 2006 issue of BiblioFile, the library newsletter, has been posted with articles about a new program for faculty, a new way to access periodical holdings, new library staff & accomplishments, video & DVD collections, music collections & databases, the electronic reserve system, the online photoduplication request form, the 10th anniversary of the library's website, and more.



 03/27 : Faculty and Administrators Are Invited to Participate in a Survey
The Library needs your help in evaluating two plagiarism detection software programs. To that end, the Library has arranged for trials of Turnitin.com and Mydropbox.com. We would appreciate your taking a look at each program and letting us know which one you would prefer the University to purchase. The trials will run through July 21, 2006. After you have used the programs, please give us your input by filling out our four-question online survey to let us know your preference. We will review the results before making our decision at the end of July. To get started using these programs, and to request passwords, please call Amrita Madray at 299-2833, email her at amadray@liu.edu, or speak to a librarian at the Reference Desk at 299-2305.

The new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery is Digital Art & Design Senior Show, featuring the work of students in the BFA program. The Artists' Reception will be on Wednesday at 5:00.

More lists of internet resources have been added to cover Forensic Science and Health Information Management. The Business Web Links page has been updated.

The PLA Annual Booksale begins on Thursday for the LIU community and PLA members. On Friday and Saturday, it will be open to everybody.



 03/26 : New Database, New Subjects, and PLA Booksale
Some more subject headings have been added to the Subject List of Databases. The "Health Sciences" section has been divided into Health Sciences - Journal Articles and Health Sciences -- Reference Books, and Nursing and Allied Health Sciences have been given their own section.

Our newest database is the online version of the classic reference book, Gray's Anatomy. You'll need a password that you can obtain from the Reference Desk or by calling 516-299-2305.

The PLA Annual Booksale begins on Thursday for the LIU community and PLA members. On Friday and Saturday, it will be open to everybody.



 03/22 : Library Reception for New Faculty and New Trial Database
The library will be hosting a reception for deans and new faculty on Thursday, March 23, where we will be demonstrating some of the new electronic and print resources that are available for faculty research and student assignments. Not only will this be a way of introducing the library and its comprehensive resources and services to faculty, but it will also be an opportunity for us to become better acquainted with our colleagues in other departments to help us better respond to both individual and departmental needs. Other interested faculty members are also welcome. We will meet in the Library Instruction Lab (Library 220) from 2:00-4:00. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Anna Giuga, ext. 4138, or email her at: agiuga@liu.edu.

In honor of today's birthdays of both Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the newest trial database for your approval is ISI Web of Knowledge because, um, it's a science database, and science unravels the Music of the Spheres which is kind of like the Music of the Night or A Little Night Music (or something like that). It provides access to The Web of Science: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Biological Abstracts, and much more.



 03/21 : Blog Archive, New Business Acquisitions, and Library Reception for New Faculty
The list of February Acquisitions in the Center For Business Research has been posted.

All of the announcements and tips on this page from last year have been archived for posterity.

The library will be hosting a reception for deans and new faculty on Thursday, March 23, where we will be demonstrating some of the new electronic and print resources that are available for faculty research and student assignments. Not only will this be a way of introducing the library and its comprehensive resources and services to faculty, but it will also be an opportunity for us to become better acquainted with our colleagues in other departments to help us better respond to both individual and departmental needs. Other interested faculty members are also welcome. We will meet in the Library Instruction Lab (Library 220) from 2:00-4:00. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Anna Giuga, ext. 4138, or email her at: agiuga@liu.edu.



 03/20 : Library Reception for New Faculty (and More)
The library will be hosting a reception for deans and new faculty on Thursday, March 23, where we will be demonstrating some of the new electronic and print resources that are available for faculty research and student assignments. Not only will this be a way of introducing the library and its comprehensive resources and services to faculty, but it will also be an opportunity for us to become better acquainted with our colleagues in other departments to help us better respond to both individual and departmental needs. Other interested faculty members are also welcome. We will meet in the Library Instruction Lab (Library 220) from 2:00-4:00. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Anna Giuga, ext. 4138, or email her at: agiuga@liu.edu.

A new trial database is Literary Reference Center that covers thousands of authors and their works from antiquity to the present day with the full text of over 1,000 books, literary encyclopedias, other reference works, and more.

The March 2 Lazerow Lecture that was cancelled due to snow has been rescheduled. On Tuesday, April 4, Fred von Lohmann will speak on the largely overlooked policy implications for technology and innovation when copyright law expands from policing "pirates" to policing those who build the digital tools on which we all rely in "Sousa Reborn: How Copyright Has Become Innovation Policy" at 7:00 in the Hutchins Gallery. For more information, contact the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at 516-299-2866



 03/15 : Databases, Posters, Competency Exam, and Lots of Stuff Happening on Friday
On Friday, the Post Library Association will present John E. Hammond lecturing on Alexander Phimister Proctor's Statue of "Theodore Roosevelt - Rough Rider" that now resides in Oyster Bay. The lecture begins in library lobby at 8:00 p.m. and is open to everyone.

The next Library Competency Exam will be on Friday at 12:45 in Life Sciences 139.

Also on Friday, the Long Island University Teaching with Technology Institute will present a reception for full-time faculty on CourseCasting: Podcasting for Higher Education in the Faculty Technology Resource Center in the library. Events begin at 10:00 a.m., and registration is encouraged.

More new databases have been added and new subject headings have been created for the database page, some to reflect new subjects that are now being covered and some to clean up the duplication of database lists that had crept in. Geography & Culture, has been renamed Culture & Area Studies, where the databases have been grouped by region, with the one physical geography databases being moved to Earth Sciences. Ethnic and International has been renamed Ethnic Studies & Multiculturalism and now focuses specifically on ethnic and minority groups while those databases about other countries have been moved to Culture & Area Studies. History has been divided into History-General and History-United States, with databases covering the history of a specific region or country now being listed under Culture & Area Studies. Whew.

As part of the library's Women's History Month exhibits, six vintage movie posters showcasing "Women Trailblazers on the Silver Screen" are being displayed on the library's upper floor and in Reference Commons. These are just a sampling from the Special Collections department's collection of over 5000. You can also view the posters for the top 100 golden age movies on our website.



 03/09 : New Library Services
Updated the pages for Library Services and Library Services for Faculty with our newest offerings: Reference by Appointment and Database Instruction for Faculty.


 03/08 : Library Workshop, African Americans in Motion Pictures
Updated the lists of Highest grossing films starring African Americans on the African Americans in Motion Pictures page. You can also check out the list of Academy Award nominees and winners.

Section 4 of the Library Workshop begins on Thursday at 5:45 in the Library Instruction Lab (Library 220). Section 5 was merged with section 4 because both were scheduled to meet on the same day and time.



 03/07 : Exhibit, New Service, Library Workshop, Competency Exam, and Blood Drive
Gender and Advertising, a new lobby exhibit in honor of Women's History Month, takes a look at how men and women have been depicted in advertisements over time to see what messages have been conveyed to the viewers in either overt or subtle ways.

For faculty members who want to find out more about the library's databases but can't come to us: we'll come to you! The library is offering a new program for faculty in which you can make an appointment for a librarian to come to your office at your convenience to demonstrate the latest databases. If you prefer, you can make an appointment for instruction in the library. Just email or call Jean Uhl, chair of the Library Liaison Committee (juhl@liu.edu, x2837), or Larry Kirschenbaum (ljkirsch@liu.edu, x2704) to make the appointment and for further details.

Added this year's Academy Award nominees and winners to the African Americans in Motion Pictures page.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be a Blood Drive in the Pioneer Room at Hillwood Commons. See March 5 below for details.

The next Library Competency Exam will be given on Wednesday at 3:00 in Life Sciences 139. Section 3 of the Library Workshop begins on Wednesday at 9:30. Section 4 begins on Thursday at 5:45. Both classes meet in the Library Instruction Lab (Library 220).



 03/06 : New Trial Databases, Library Workshop, Competency Exam, and Blood Drive
Four new trial databases from WilsonWeb have been added for your inspection: Education Full-Text, Art Full-Text, Library Literature & Information Science Full-Text, and Wilson OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition that combines the content of all of these with a number of other databases.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be a Blood Drive in the Pioneer Room at Hillwood Commons. See March 5 below for details.

The next Library Competency Exam will be given on Wednesday at 3:00 in Life Sciences 139. Section 3 of the Library Workshop begins on Wednesday at 9:30. Section 4 begins on Thursday at 5:45. Both classes meet in the Library Instruction Lab (Library 220).



 03/05 : Library Workshop, Competency Exam, and Blood Drive
The next Library Competency Exam will be given on Wednesday at 3:00 in Life Sciences 139. Section 3 of the Library Workshop begins on Wednesday at 9:30. Section 4 begins on Thursday at 5:45. Both classes meet in the Library Instruction Lab (Library 220).

On Tuesday and Wednesday, there will be a Blood Drive in the Pioneer Room at Hillwood Commons. It may surprise you to learn that the New York metropolitan area is forced to import approximately 50,000 pints of blood every year from other parts of the country because local residents do not donate enough blood to maintain an adequate supply. By contributing to the C.W. Post Campus Blood Drive, you can help save lives. You will also be eligible for great gifts and prizes, including a digital camera, portable DVD player and an iPod home system. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are appreciated. For more information, contact Tara McCarthy, senior assistant director of Student Life and Leadership Development, at (516) 299-2818 or email Tara.McCarthy@liu.edu.

Added some new links to the African American Art on the Internet page and started fixing the old links.



 02/28 : Hardcopy Periodicals (Remember Those?)
Not everything is available online, and there are now two ways to find out what hardcopy periodicals are in our collection. You can still use LIUCat by selecting "Periodical Title List" from the search menu and typing in the first few words of the title. Now, you can also use Serials Solutions to find our hardcopy holdings. Previously, Serials Solutions could be used to determine if a particular publication was available online in one of our databases. Now it will also include a link to LIUCat if there are hardcopy holdings as well. After typing in the title (or browsing the title or subject lists), click the link that says "LIU Libraries Periodical Holdings" and then on the ISSN number of the title that you want. In both cases, the holdings of all Long Island University campuses are included in the search, so check the holdings information in the complete record to see if the title you want is at this campus. The Periodicals Department webpage also has lists of our current and recent subscriptions that you can browse by title and subject.

On Thursday, March 2, Fred von Lohmann will be speaking on "Sousa Reborn: How Copyright Has Become Innovation Policy". See entry under 02/26 for details.



 02/26 : Library Competency Exam and Coming Lecture
On Thursday, March 2, the Lazerow Lecture series will present Fred von Lohmann speaking on the largely overlooked policy implications for technology and innovation when copyright law expands from policing "pirates" to policing those who build the digital tools on which we all rely in "Sousa Reborn: How Copyright Has Become Innovation Policy" at 7:00 in the Hutchins Gallery. For more information, contact the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at 516-299-2866

The next Library Competency Exam will be given on Monday at 3:30 in Life Sciences 139.



 02/22 : Lecture, New Database, Updates, Competency Exam
On Thursday, Dr. Gregory S. Hunter will present "Building the Archives of the Future: The Electronic Records Archives Project". ERA, a project of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, working with Lockheed Martin Corporation, is a digital archive that will authentically preserve and provide access to any kind of electronic record, free from dependence on any specific hardware or software. Dr. Hunter, a Professor in the Palmer School of Library and Information Science who has been part of Lockheed's ERA Team since the beginning, will provide an overview of ERA and its technical and archival issues at 7:30 in the Ph.D Learning Center on the upper floor of the library.

A new database is OCLC WorldCat Dissertations and Theses that provides citations to over 5 million dissertations and theses, as well as published material based on theses, that have been cataloged by OCLC member libraries around the world.

The Business WebLinks and Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism pages have been updated.

The next Library Competency Exam will be given on Monday at 3:30 in Life Sciences 139.



 02/16 : Holiday Hours and Remote Access Problem
We're still working on fixing the remote access problem. The problem some people are having with the ProQuest databases is because Proquest has changed their website and how it uses cookies. Anyone receiving an "Authentication Error 1013" from off campus must enable all types of cookies (session, persistent, and 3rd party) for ProQuest in both their browser and their internet security/firewall.

In observance of Presidents' Day, the library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. We will be open Monday from 12:00-8:00 and on Tuesday from 9:00-5:00.



 02/15 : Artists' Reception and Remote Access Problem
There has been a problem with remote access to the databases from off-campus computers. We're hoping to have it fixed by tomorrow. On-campus access should still be fine. If you are ever having problems accessing the databases when things are working properly, you can find some help on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

There will be an artists' reception for our exhibit, Culture and Reflection: a Tribute to African-American History Month, will be held in the Hutchins Gallery on Thursday from 4:00-7:00.



 02/09 : More Database Descriptions, LIUCat Problem, and a Coming Event
Added some more titles from the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) to the Subject List of Databases (of course, all of the GVRL titles can already be accessed through the Alphabetic List of Databases or the GVRL homepage). The section for Law and Criminal Justice has been split into two separate sections.

LIUCat went down for a while today, but it's feeling better now.

On Monday, February 13, the Faculty Technology Resource Advisory Committee will have a communications hub for in-person and online opportunities to learn about technologies hands-on and to discuss the integration of technologies into teaching, learning, and research. From 12:00-2:00, participate in small group demonstrations on technology tools (e.g. wikis, blogs, WebCT), topics related to teaching, learning & research, and conversations about LIU/CWP support for technology. Bring a bag lunch if you wish. Throughout the semester, the committee's website will post information & links, announce in-person events, and link to online faculty conversations.



 02/08 : Happy Birthday, John Williams
And to celebrate, the January list of new books in the Center for Business Research has been posted.

Fixed links to online medical journals on the Clinical Pathology Pathfinder (there was one vanished website too). This page would also be a useful starting point for researching any medical topic. Fixed links to Long Island libraries too.

On Thursday, John Pirraglia and Danny Delahanty will present a demonstration of Camtasia Studio, a comprehensive software package that is designed to assist you in recording, editing, and publishing online tutorials, interactive quizzes, and video presentations. Please RSVP to this hands-on demonstration by February 8 to mboyd@liu.edu. Part of the Library Brown Bag Series.



 02/07 : Housekeeping
Put a new icon graphic on the Special Collections webpages and added a link to their collection policy.

Added some information about our dissertations to the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Fixed a grammatical error on this page (and I won't tell you where).

The links to ERIC and CINAHL on the database pages now lead to the SilverPlatter database menu instead of directly to the databases so that you can select the date ranges that you want to search.

On Thursday, John Pirraglia and Danny Delahanty will present a demonstration of Camtasia Studio, a comprehensive software package that is designed to assist you in recording, editing, and publishing online tutorials, interactive quizzes, and video presentations. Please RSVP to this hands-on demonstration by February 8 to mboyd@liu.edu. Part of the Library Brown Bag Series.



 02/06 : Movie Posters, Technology Demonstrations, and Competency Exam
As part of the library's Black History Month Celebrations, five vintage movie posters from films featuring such stars as Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge are being displayed on the library's upper floor and in Reference Commons. These are just a sampling from the Special Collections department's collection of over 5000. You can also view the posters for the top 100 golden age movies on our website. Special Collections has also just added its mission statement to its website.

The Library Competency Exam will be given on Tuesday, at 2:00 in Life Sciences room 139.

On Thursday, John Pirraglia and Danny Delahanty will present a demonstration of Camtasia Studio, a comprehensive software package that is designed to assist you in recording, editing, and publishing online tutorials, interactive quizzes, and video presentations. Please RSVP to this hands-on demonstration by February 8 to mboyd@liu.edu. Part of the Library Brown Bag Series.

On Monday, February 13, the Faculty Technology Resource Advisory Committee will have a communications hub for in-person and online opportunities to learn about technologies hands-on and to discuss the integration of technologies into teaching, learning, and research. From 12:00-2:00, participate in small group demonstrations on technology tools (e.g. wikis, blogs, WebCT), topics related to teaching, learning & research, and conversations about LIU/CWP support for technology. Bring a bag lunch if you wish. Throughout the semester, the committee's website will post information & links, announce in-person events, and link to online faculty conversations.



 02/05 : Library Competency Exam
The Library Competency Exam will be given on Tuesday, at 2:00 in Life Sciences room 139.

The Office of Public Safety has increased the hours when you can get a student I.D. card that will also serve as your library card.



 02/01 : Celebrating Black History Month and Trial Databases
The library is sponsoring a series of exhibits in celebration of Black History Month. In the lobby are: Celebrating Community: A Tribute to Black, Fraternal, Social and Civic Institutions, developed by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, that explores the impact that black fraternal, social, and civic organizations have had on the evolution of African American life. African American Churches of Long Island takes a look at the wonderful religious and architectural diversity of these churches through the photography of Robert L. Harrison. The African-American Mosaic, prepared by the Library of Congress, showcases the many diverse elements of the African American experience through a rich collection of materials. In the Hutchins Gallery is Culture and Reflection: a Tribute to African-American History Month, featuring the oil painting of Stanwyck Cromwell and the stained glass work of Babajide Ogunade and Hudson Georges.

Five new trial databases are Communication & Mass Media Complete, International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text, International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center, Business Source Complete, Ergonomics Abstracts Online. Give them a test drive and let us know what you think.



 01/31 : Library Competency Exam
The schedule for the Library Competency Exam has been posted. The first test date is next week.


 01/30 : Art Exhibit and Databases
As new titles in the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) are being added, the Subject List of Databases is expanding. The Biology section has spawned two new sections for Zoology and Botany & Agriculture. Social Sciences has spawned Geography & Culture. A number of databases that had been listed under the old headings have been moved to the new headings. Also, once all the GVRL titles have been added, I may put each subject on a separate page to keep the file sizes more manageable.

A new exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery features stained glass and paintings. More information about it coming soon.



 01/24 : Post Library Association Events
The Spring schedule of events for the Post Library Association has been posted. the Friday Night Programs are open to everyone, but the trips and booktalks are open only to members and their guests.


 01/23 : Welcome Back!
Section 1 of the Library Workshop begins on Monday, January 23, and section 2 begins on Tuesday, January 24.

A new database is the Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library that contains the full text of journals, magazines, transactions, conference proceedings, newsletters, and other publications by the ACM, its Affiliated Organizations, and Special Interest Groups (SIGs), including an archive dating back to the 1950's. We're working on adding remote access.

Two new trial databases are Future Drugs that provides analysis and commentary on emerging opportunities, new strategies, and the performance of new therapeutic and diagnostic modalities and Future Medicine that provides concise, forward-looking perspectives on the scientific, clinical, economic, and policy issues that confront modern healthcare in the wake of the sequencing of the human genome.

Faculty and other interested people can now recommend books they think that the Acquisitions Department should purchase for the library's collection through a new online form.

Added the list of December Acquisitions in the Center for Business Research.

A lot of stuff happened during the intersession. Here's a recap of the highlights:

168 new online reference books and encyclopedias from the Gale Virtual Reference Library have been added to our subscriptions. The full text of these books - covering all fields from the sciences, history, social sciences, arts, literature, health, law, education, and more - can be accessed both on campus and remotely from home. Right now, the complete list is only on the Alphabetic List of Databases page, but they are in the process of being added to the subject list, with descriptions.

Speaking of online books, the collection of over 20,000 books from ebrary can now be accessed directly from LIUCat, cataloged along side our hardcopy books, as well as from the ebrary website. The indexing and search features in LIUCat are better than those in ebrary's site, so you'll find it easier to retrieve the kinds of books that you want. Type in your subject to see all kinds of books, or type "ebrary" after your subject to see only ebrary books. Online books have the phrase "[electronic resource]" listed after the title and show no call number or holdings information. To access the text, click on the title and then the url that appears in the full record. You'll need the ebrary Reader installed on your computer to view it.

Sociological Abstracts has expanded its coverage to include materials published as far back as 1952.

The library website's 2006 Calendar has been posted. You can print it out or bookmark it for your reference.

The first exhibit in the library's new exhibit area in the back of Reference Commons showcases Books That Shaped America. I updated the library map to show the location. And while you're at the map, check out that the Digital Initiatives and Art Slide Library has expanded its area on the lower floor to include room 106 as well as room 109. The current exhibit in the lobby, Newspapers: From Front Page to Web Page, is also still in place for your enjoyment.

Made some more corrections to the Spring Holiday Hours.



 01/11 : The End of the WinterSession
The library will be open 9:00-5:00 on weekdays from Thursday (Jan 12) to Friday (Jan 20) and closed on weekends. Normal hours resume on Monday, Jan 23.

Added 19 of the 168 new titles in the Gale Virtual Reference Library to the Subject List of Databases (and I'm only on the Bs!). You can browse by subject, looking for the "New" label, or see them all together under Reference Books and Encyclopedias.

Sociological Abstracts has expanded its coverage to include materials published as far back as 1952.

The Spring schedule of events for the Post Library Association is on its way and will be posted soon. The first event, on Friday, January 20, will feature Christopher Dodrill from the C.W. Post Media Arts Department presenting a lecture on John Philip Sousa. All are welcome to this free event that begins at 8:00pm in the library lobby. Please call 516-299-2892 to reserve a seat.

Section 1 of the Library Workshop begins on Monday, January 23, and section 2 begins on Tuesday, January 24.

Made some corrections to the Spring Holiday Hours.



 01/10 : 168 New Databases and Online Books
168 new online reference books and encyclopedias from the Gale Virtual Reference Library have been added to our subscriptions. The full text of these books - covering all fields from the sciences, history, social sciences, arts, literature, health, law, education, and more - can be accessed both on campus and remotely from home. Right now, they are listed only on the Alphabetic List of Databases, but they will be added to the subject list, with descriptions, soon (there are 168 of them, so please be patient).

Speaking of online books, the collection of over 20,000 books from ebrary can now be accessed directly from LIUCat, cataloged along side our hardcopy books, as well as from the ebrary website. The indexing and search features in LIUCat are better than those in ebrary's site, so you'll find it easier to retrieve the kinds of books that you want. Type in your subject to see all kinds of books, or type "ebrary" after your subject to see only ebrary books. Online books have the phrase "[electronic resource]" listed after the title and show no call number or holdings information. To access the text, click on the title and then the url that appears in the full record. You'll need the ebrary Reader installed on your computer to view it.

The Spring Holiday Hours have been posted.

The page of Business Weblinks has been updated.

The Spring schedule of events for the Post Library Association is on its way and will be posted soon. The first event, on January 20, will feature Christopher Dodrill from the C.W. Post Media Arts Department presenting a lecture on John Philip Sousa. Call 516-299-2892 for details.

The library will be operating on a reduced schedule until the spring semester begins. During the evenings, only Reference Commons will be open.



 01/09 : Subject Encyclopedias
The selective list of Subject Encyclopedias in the Reference Department has been posted. This is just a sampling of the many resources that are available in the library. Check out the Getting Started section of the library's website for more pathfinders and suggestions.

The Spring schedule of events for the Post Library Association is on its way and will be posted soon. The first event, on January 20, will feature Christopher Dodrill from the C.W. Post Media Arts Department presenting a lecture on John Philip Sousa.

The library will be operating on a reduced schedule until the spring semester begins. During the evenings, only Reference Commons will be open.



 01/05 : Exhibits, Maps, Workshops, and Lectures
The first exhibit in the library's new exhibit area in the back of Reference Commons showcases Books That Shaped America. I updated the library map to show the location. And while you're at the map, check out that the Digital Initiatives and Art Slide Library has expanded its area on the lower floor to include room 106 as well as room 109. The current exhibit in the lobby, Newspapers: From Front Page to Web Page, is also still in place for your enjoyment.

The tentative schedule for the Spring Library Workshops has been posted. We'll be verifying the dates and times in the next few days.

The Spring schedule of events for the Post Library Association is on its way and will be posted soon. The first event, on January 20, will feature Christopher Dodrill from the C.W. Post Media Arts Department presenting a lecture on John Philip Sousa.

The library will be operating on a reduced schedule until the spring semester begins. During the evenings, only Reference Commons will be open.



 01/03 : Happy New Year!
The library website's 2006 Calendar has been posted. You can print it out or bookmark it for your reference. I also fixed some broken links.

The library will be operating on a reduced schedule until the spring semester begins. During the evenings, only Reference Commons will be open.



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