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Welcome Back!

Happy first day of Spring Semester (and congrats on surviving the frigid January of 2014)!

We’re excited to see everyone back on campus and hope everyone’s courses are off to a good start. Despite the cold, things were busy around here at the library this January and, as usual, we have some fun news to share.

As you gear up for spring research projects, remember to check out our handy Subject Guides – what I like to call handy “mini library websites” geared specifically towards your course and subject content (and I’m not making that up – we  work with your professors to make sure we have what you need to do your assignments!).

Other than Coffee Bene’s reopening this morning, we’re happy to report that the Media Resources Collection moved into its new home next to the reference collection over J-term.  Stop by to check out our wonderful collection of films and media – perhaps to find that perfect clip to add to a presentation?

We’ve also added many more online resources, including these favorites of mine:

  • ASM Handbooks OnlineA little something for our engineers: ASM Handbooks Online is the industry’s best known and most comprehensive source of information on ferrous and non-ferrous metals and materials technology
  • Blackwell Reference Online: more than 50 online subject encyclopedia and handbook titles from 2013 have been added, increasing the collection to more than 570 titles. 
  • National Geographic Online: the full text content of the magazine and all of its spectacular photography; see Kate Burke’s blog post for more info. 
  • PrivCo: an excellent source for finding information on privately-held companies. PrivCo is the premier source for business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture-backed, and international unlisted companies.

As I like to joke, you can stick a quarter in me and I’d go on and on about all of the wonderful resources we have here at the UST Libraries.  Maybe you can make it one of your 2014 New Years’ resolutions to finally stop by and check it all out?   If so, we’d love to see you! Make an appointment with your favorite librarian today find out more about what we have in your subject area.

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