Welcome back to campus, everyone! It was so fun to cheer on the class of 2018 as they marched through the arches yesterday, and today it’s great to see the Quad filled with smiling faces as we all reconnect and get geared up for a wonderful academic year.
We hope you had a fun summer! Things were busy around here at the library and, as usual, we have some fun news to share.
As you gear up for your fall 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!).
We’re also happy to report that Summon, our popular library search engine, has received an upgrade that we hope will make it easy to use. Some highlights we’ve heard students liking already include: recommendations of subject specialists based on what you’re searching, automatic breakdown of content by type (like Google does), and more. Check it out and let us know what you think!
We’ve also added many more online resources, including these favorites of mine:
- ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library – a collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information
- Digitalia Hispánica – database of e-books and e-journals in Spanish and English, with access to some of the most renowned publishers in Spain and Latin America
- Early English Books Online – primary source collection featuring English-language books, pamphlets, tracts and ephemera printed between 1473 – 1700
- Literature Online (“LION”) – criticism and reference resources as well as full text of poetry, drama, and prose fiction from the 8th century to the present day
- Nature – we have expanded our subscription to the journal “Nature” to include archives going back to 1987
And, of course, we have much more!
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, but I know we’re all busy so I’ll stop here. Instead, make an appointment with your favorite librarian today find out more about what we have to help you with your research today!