February 28, 2006
New Reference Sources
Recently we’ve received new editions of four major reference books. None of them are available electronically right now, but stay tuned.
Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science (formerly called Comprehensive Insect Physiology, Biochemistry, and Pharmacology)
Ref. 571.157 C738
Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Vol. 2 in 3 parts (Proteobacteria)
Ref. Q. 589.95 So13be 2001
Wilson and Reeder’s Mammal Species of the World, 3rd ed.
Ref. 599.0012 M311 2005
Knobil and Neil’s Physiology of Reproduction, 3rd edition
Ref. 599.016 P5695 2006
Two out of the four sets were purchased from Biology Library endowment or gift funds. Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science was purchased using one of our long-established endowment funds. And we requested funds for Vol. 2 of Bergey’s Manual from the Library Friends’ “The Library is Looking For…” column in their newsletter last fall. Two people were interested in donating money for it! With the second donor’s agreement, we used his money to purchase three books published by the American Society for Microbiology. It was encouraging to see this level of interest in our library.
Posted by at 10:51 AM
February 24, 2006
Biology Library Instruction Sessions Scheduled
Several workshops have been scheduled to help you with your research needs. Whether you need an introduction to a particular database, or need a refresher, the database sessions will help you make the most efficient use of your search time. Learn the basics, including how to export citations for your bibliographic management software. Sessions for Web-based Refworks bibliographic management software will provide details on how to register, retrieve citations exported from databases, created bibliographies, and cite papers in MS Word automatically in your selected format style. Registration for these sessions is required. Sign up today! See Session Schedule for details. To register or for questions, contact Melody Allison, Assistant Biology Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org OR 333-7461.
Posted by mmalliso at 5:46 PM
February 3, 2006
New Library Toolbar
A new Library Toolbar is available to download for Internet Explorer users (sorry, not available for other browsers at this time. A Firefox version is in the works and when available, will alert SOLS list). The Toolbar provides quick access to department library Web sites, the Online Library Catalog, the Online Research Resources Web site, campus phone book, Google searching, course researves, interlibrary loan, My Account, Online Reference Collection, RefWorks, UIUC Express Mail, NetFiles, Illinois Compass, and more – right at your fingertips whenever you are using your Internet Explorer browser. No more typing in URLs, treading through bookmark directories and content, or trying to locate that ‘convenient’ place you put URLs which made sense at the time you placed them there but now cannot locate. For more information, including download,
Assistant Biology Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library Administration
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
101 Burrill Hall, 407 South Goodwin
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-7461; 3654
Posted by mmalliso at 5:12 PM