WarHawk WoW Fall 2016 Events at the Library!

AUM is aiming for the WOW factor for the 2016 Fall semester!

Get together with other students as you start the semester as AUM welcomes you to campus with Warhawk WOW (Weeks Of Welcome)!   Warhawk W.O.W. events are arranged by offices and organizations across campus to welcome new students and familiar faces back to AUM. All events are open to AUM students, faculty and staff unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2016 WoW Events

Fall 2016 WoW Events

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:45 -10:00 AM Goodwyn Hall Breezeway :  Grab-N-Go Breakfast

YOUR Library invites you to drop by for breakfast!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 10:00 -11:00 AM and 1:00 – 3:00 PM Library Lobby : Watch out, it’s a brainstorm!

Brainstorms can pop up suddenly; don’t forget an umbrella! The Library, WASC, and Learning Center have you covered. Come by, enjoy some free goodies, and hear how you can benefit from these awesome offices!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Library Lobby :  POP into YOUR Library

YOUR Library invites you to “pop” in for information about our POPular books and movies, our most POPular services, and all kinds of POPular treats (popcorn, pop/soda, pop-tarts, pop-rocks candy, popsicles, and more!) 

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 4:00 – 6:00 PM 2nd floor Library : ‘Welcome to the Library’ event for international students

This event will allow international students to learn about the structure, layout, and resources of an American library while introducing them specifically to the AUM Library and Librarians. This will be a come-and-go event that allows students to investigate the library in an informal environment.

New databases on trial, Summer 2016 edition!

The AUM Library is happy to announce two new databases on trial:

JoVE– Clinical Skills is a database of online videos teaching laboratory and clinical skills through simple, easy to follow video demonstrations.  This trial ends July 31, 2016.

ValueLine Research Center is a product from the publishers of ValueLine Investment Reports.   The database is comprised of financial information and analytical tools needed to expand investment vehicles and structure a dynamic professional portfolio
The Value Line Research Center includes:
The Value Line Mutual Fund Survey: Reports and ranks on more than 18,000 mutual funds.
The Value Line Special Situations Service: Recommendations on emerging growth stocks with exceptional long-term capital gains potential.
The Value Line Daily Options Survey: Daily evaluations and ranks on about 200,000 options, 80,000 longer-term options (LEAPS), and more.
The Value Line Convertibles Survey: Analysis of over 600 convertible issues, nearly 120 warrants, and more.
The Value Line Research Center also includes historical financial data on nearly 4,000 additional stocks, covering approximately 8,000 companies.
This trial ends August 18, 2016.

These trials can be accessed through our Trial & Test Databases LibGuide.

Warhawk WOW Summer 2016 Events!

AUM is aiming for the WOW factor for the 2016 summer semester.

Get together with other students as you start the Summer 2016 semester as AUM welcomes you to campus with Warhawk WOW (Weeks Of Welcome)!   Warhawk W.O.W. events are arranged by offices and organizations across campus to welcome new students and familiar faces back to AUM. All events are open to AUM students, faculty and staff unless otherwise noted.

On Tuesday, June 7, from 8:00 am – 10:00 am please join the Library staff and faculty under the Goodwyn Hall breezeway for a Grab ‘N Go Breakfast, a quick way to start the day’s studies.

And on Wednesday, June 8,  from 11:am – 1:00 pm in the Library Lobby, YOUR Library wants you to “pop” in for more information about POPular books and movies, our most POPular services, and all kinds of POPular treats, such as popcorn, soda pop, poptarts, poprocks, popsicles, and more.

So come on by the Library, and help us get the Summer off to a great start!


JSTOR is up; intermittent issues may continue

The JSTOR database is back up and PDFs can be retrieved. The outage has been labelled “intermittent” and may recur. JSTOR is still working on resolving the issues with connectivity; should the problem recur, please continue trying to access the articles.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in the matter while JSTOR works to resolve the problem.

October is Database Trial Month at the Library!

October is database trial month for the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, and the AUM Library is pleased to present several databases for your consideration at our Trial & Test Databases Libguide.

The following databases are on trial this month–

Bentham Science is a science publisher with over 100 peer reviewed journals and over 400 e-books.  Please note that Bentham Science is available only within the library and requires a sign on.  More information is available at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of the Library Tower.

Early English Books Online contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700.

Early European Books traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-color, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources

Emerald eJournals Premier is a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary journal database, featuring peer-reviewed, international research in both established and emerging areas of interest. eJournals Premier combines Emerald’s Management Database and Specialist Collections

SAGE Business Researcher features in depth analysis in the fields of business and management. Each report includes short feature articles on related topics, expert views often formatted as pro/con debates, and graphs and charts with downloadable data. Each issue provides context to help students understand the topic and lists scholarly resources to guide further research.

SAGE Business Stats  provides access to more than 3,000 data series from Woods & Poole, including their projections through 2040, as well as data down to the ZIP code level by age, race, household income ranges, employment and employee wages, among other measures.

SAGE Video feature videos created for use across higher education, supporting undergraduate through higher level academic research.  SAGE Video includes collections in: Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Counseling & Psychotherapy, and Education.

So, give these resources a try and let us know what you think!

New trial: Joanna Briggs Institute

The AUM Library has a new database on trial: the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI).

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is one of the world’s leading evidence-based practice (EBP) organizations. JBI’s evidence-based practice resources assist healthcare professionals to implement an effective evidence-based practice program to provide the best possible patient care.

Users can access the JBI’s resources from our Trial & Test Databases page located at http://libguides.aum.edu/databasetrials.

The trial will run through August 31, 2015.

Happy Independence Day!

In honor of Independence Day, July 4th, the AUM Library will be closed Friday July 3, 2015 -Sunday, July 5, 2015.

We will re-open Monday, July 6, 2015 at 7:30 am and resume our regularly scheduled hours.

Have a safe and happy Independence Day!


March Madness! No, not the basketball kind…

It’s even better: It’s the database trial and evaluation kind of madness!

March is one of two months during which the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries (NAAL), a unit of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, provides access to various databases in order to evaluate them for subscription. During this month we have several databases on a trial basis available through our database trial libguide, located at http://libguides.aum.edu/databasetrials

Databases include music and video streaming services, anatomy & physiology databases, general interest and research databases, an index of scholarly blogs, research management and collaboration tools, and even tools which allow you access to current issues of several popular interest magazines.  The trials end March 31st for most of the databases.

So give the http://libguides.aum.edu/databasetrials page a look and try out some of the latest offerings from our database providers!

Pardon our progress!

Please pardon our progress!

The lab on 2nd floor of the Library will be closed beginning tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 21st, and continuing through the week of Thanksgiving.  The lab is being painted and new antistatic carpeting is being put in.

The computers will be removed Friday, Nov. 21st and stored until after the “renovations” are complete.

Computers remain available for use in the Reference area, on the first floor, and in Government Documents, so patrons continue to have numerous access points at which to work.  All programs on the computers in the 2nd floor lab should be available at the computers in the Reference area of the 2nd floor.  Printing, scanning, and photocopying will not be affected by this work.

Thank you for your time and attention in this matter.

New campus IP range/Database access issues

Shortly after the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester, IT Services installed a new set of IP addresses for campus.  This was done as a matter of expedience, to resolve the network slowdowns experienced during that first two weeks.  This does not affect off campus access, nor should it affect most faculty offices. So far, most problems have been found to involve the classrooms, though some faculty have notified us that they are having problems in their offices.

This does not affect access from within the Library or off campus.  Problems encountered from off campus are of a different nature and should be reported as usual to Tim Bailey, tbailey1@aum.edu, Systems Librarian.

At this time, the Library is contacting the numerous vendors we have, informing them of this new IP range.  This takes a bit of time, as many resources do not allow for remote administration or require written notification/verification of the change to the campus network.  Again, all resources should be available from off campus (where permitted by licensing) or from inside the Library, as those locations are not contained in the new IP range.

Please bear with us as we accommodate this new range of IP addresses and notify our various resource providers.  Thank you for your time and attention in this matter.