Library News and Events

29
Apr14

Snell’s 4th Floor Refresh

Posted by: Debra Mandel

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This week a few sections of Snell Library’s 4th floor will get new tables, carpeting and electrical outlets, all to be complete by Friday, May 9th.

Work will be done between 6AM and 4PM. There will be no construction activities on May 1st and 2nd.

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8
Apr14

Don’t Know Where to Start? The Librarian is In.

Posted by: Julie Jersyk

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When you are looking for reliable information to complete a paper or project, where to turn?

Snell Library has the answer – the Research Help desk.  The reference librarians there can help you make the most of your precious time by pointing out the most efficient ways of navigating through the vast sea of information to identify just the right books, articles, documents, data,  - whatever you need to produce an outstanding final product.

Whether you have a quick question or need in-depth guidance, visit the friendly and knowledgeable people at the Research Help desk.  The desk is located in the room next to the Help and Information desk on Snell Library’s first floor.

After hours, see the options at Ask a Librarian. Good luck on all your finals!

 

Posted in: Library News and Events, Research Online

17
Mar14

Water Damage on Snell’s 3rd Floor

Posted by: thomas urell

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A quick note about the damage from a burst pipe on Snell Library’s third floor at the end of last week:

Collections in the PN1675 – PN6737 range on Snell Library’s third floor, including some theater, film studies, and graphic novel materials, were damaged by a burst pipe on Friday, March 14th, 2014. Affected materials have been removed for restoration.

Until these books and videos are re-shelved, please use inter-library loan services for access to materials from this area. For assistance, please inquire at the Help & Information desk on Snell Library’s first floor, or online at library.northeastern.edu/ask.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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4
Feb14

DSM-5 Now Available Online

Posted by: Sandy Dunphy

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The library is pleased to offer online access to the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), as part of the PsychiatryOnline Premium Collection, which also includes top American Psychiatric Association journals, reference books and practice guidelines.

The DSM is the premiere guidebook for categorizing diagnoses and facilitating treatment, and is used by researchers and professionals across the health sciences, social work and legal/forensic specialty areas. It is also a tool for collecting and communicating accurate public health statistics.

The PsychiatryOnline Premium Collection includes:

  • Previous editions of the DSM
  • DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis
  • DSM-5 Clinical Cases
  • 9 psychiatry reference texts
  • 6 key psychiatry journals
  • Am. Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines
  • Patient medication information handouts
  • News
  • Self-assessment tools

Features include cross-format searching, advanced search options, quick pathways to related material, hyperlinked references and mobile access.  Register for a free personal account to enable alerts, save tables and figures, and email links to articles.

Access it through Snell Library’s A to Z Index, Scholar OneSearch Library Catalog, or the Biomedical and Health Sciences Subject Guides.

Finally, some quick introductory links:

Posted in: Library News and Events, Research Online

9
Dec13

New Release: Scholar OneSearch

Posted by: Jen Ferguson

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With the latest version of Scholar OneSearch you may notice some minor changes to look and feel, but here’s the big news: thanks to your feedback, we’ve implemented the ability to pass search terms seamlessly to WorldCat. This is a useful feature for broadening your search to include holdings in libraries at other institutions.

Here’s how it works.

In the example below, I’ve entered some search terms into Scholar OneSearch, but I haven’t yet clicked the Search button.

 

 

After I run the search, the ‘Search WorldCat’ option appears.

 

 

Clicking ‘Search WorldCat’ sends all the terms already in the search box directly to WorldCat.  The results look like this:

 

 

From this page, I see that Northeastern owns copies of the first two items, but not the third item. I can click on the titles to learn more about these items, and from there I can even place an interlibrary loan request for the book we don’t own.

We know that some of you prefer to locate materials by ISBN or ISSN. Good news — the new WorldCat feature can search these too.

Here I’ve searched Scholar OneSearch for ISBN 9781892384157, with 0 results. (This is not too surprising, as Northeastern doesn’t own a copy of this book).

 

 

But once I pass that search to WorldCat, I can find the book — and I have the option to request it via interlibrary loan!

 

 

What do you think of the new release of Scholar OneSearch? What features would you like to see in future releases? Let us know!

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