New Course Reserve & AUM Interlibrary Loan System!

The AUM Library is excited to announce the successful transition over to a new Course Reserve system and new AUM Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system.

Both systems have streamlined library operations and will make things simpler for users. We have updated the links on our AUM Library website to reflect the change so please feel free to tour the new systems at your leisure!

For more information about Course Reserves – Click HERE 

For more information about AUM Interlibrary Loan system – Click HERE

Over the coming days and weeks, the AUM Library will circulate more training information on these new systems. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Access Services and Interlibrary Loan Librarian Karen Williams or Head of Public Services Jessica Hayes.

July 4th Holiday Hours

UPDATE

The AUM Library will be closed Saturday July 1 – Tuesday, July 4, 2017, including Monday, July 3rd

The Fourth of July is approaching and we hope you all have fun enjoying the holiday with friends and family! If your plans include visiting the AUM Library, please take note of our special holiday hours:

Saturday, July 1st – Closed
Sunday, July 2nd – Closed
Monday, July 3rd – Closed
Tuesday, July 4th – Closed
Wednesday, July 5th – Resume Normal Summer Hours

Please check out our Library Hours web page for general operating hours and holiday closures: http://aumnicat.aum.edu/library-hours

New Trial Databases Available!

New databases on trial, Spring 2017 edition!

Below are the current database trials available at the AUM Library:

Grove Art Online (aka Oxford Art Online)
Grove Art Online is the foremost scholarly art encyclopedia covering all aspects of art from prehistory to the present day, offering the full texts of the 34-volume Dictionary of Art and The Oxford Companion to Western Art, as well as all subsequent updates and enhancements. Containing over 45,000 articles and more than 6,000 images, Grove Art Online offers the most extensive and easily searchable online art resource available today, a virtual library of art reference unparalleled in scope and depth.                             Trial ends April 7, 2017

Grove Music Online (aka Oxford Music Online)
Grove Music Online offers the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 8th edition, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition, as well as all subsequent updates and enhancements. Includes over 60,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world.                                                                                         Trial ends April 7, 2017  

Kanopy Streaming Video
Films ranging from documentaries, indie and foreign films, to must-see classics and blockbuster movies.
Access requires username and password. These can be obtained at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the AUM Library.                                                                                   Trial ends April 15, 2017

Mango Languages
Learn a new language with this interactive database that provides step by step lesson plans for 71 different languages. This database features ESL lessons for Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese speakers. A text translator is provided.                                                                                                        Trial ends April 14, 2017

NoodleTools
NoodleTools is an online research management platform that promotes critical thinking and authentic research. Students stay organized as they evaluate information, build accurate citations, archive source material, take notes, outline topics, and prepare to write. The classroom environment allows librarians and teachers to provide feedback, monitor individual contributions to group work, and view statistics about source use. NoodleTools is also designed with online student privacy in mind.

Each NoodleTools user must create a personal folder by clicking the “Register” button on the trial login page.Trial ends April 1, 2017

Statista
Statista is one of the leading statistics companies on the internet. With a team of over 250 statisticians, database experts, analysts, and editors, Statista provides users with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information.                                                                                                                        Trial ends April 1, 2017

World Politics Review
This unique database is a daily online publication and resource for foreign policy professionals and readers with a serious interest in international politics and foreign affairs. Its original articles are written by a network of more than 400 contributors from around the world, including subject-matter experts from journalism, research organizations, academia, government and elsewhere.                                                    Trial ends June 5, 2017

2016 Betty J. Tims Friends of the AUM Library Faculty and Staff Service Awards

The Library is accepting nominations for its 2016 Betty J. Tims Friends of the AUM Library Faculty and Staff Service Awards. The awards recognize individuals for outstanding dedication to activities and functions which lead to improvements in library services; for dedicated effort in providing or improving access to library holdings; or for offering quality suggestions which result in more efficient and/or more cost-effective library operations. Nominations must be submitted online by Dec 9th.Click here for the nomination form.StaffAwards