Addison now features Cite This Item links in the External Links box for many items in the catalog. These links connect to the Open WorldCat service that provides citations for the item in five major citation styles: APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, and Turabian. Cite This Item links can appear on books and ebooks, journals and ejournals, videos, DVDs and CDs, and many other formats.
Since the Circulation Desk moved to the second floor, we have recognized that immediate assistance in the microforms area that used to be next to the desk was lacking. A phone has now been installed near the microform reader/printers that connects directly to the Business, Humanities and Social Sciences (BHSS) Reference Desk on the second floor. Anyone needing assistance in the microforms area is encouraged to pick up the phone and ask for help. Someone can come down to microforms and give assistance with finding materials or with the reader/printer machines
The first floor entrance/exit for Newman Library is now closed. Patrons should use the second floor entrance, located near the corner of Alumni Mall and Drillfield Drive. Patrons can also continue to enter Newman through the Torgersen Bridge.
Many changes have occurred in the University Libraries since the end of the spring semester. Here is a rundown of what is new:
As soon as you enter the Art + Architecture Library, now located on the first floor of Cowgill Hall, you will see a spectacular new addition to the library space. Tim Castine, a member of the School of Architecture + Design who works out of the Burchard Shop, has designed and hand crafted a beautiful but very practical circulation desk.
The Circulation Desk in Newman Library has been relocated to the second floor near the soon-to-be-opened doors at the corner of DrillField Drive and Alumni Mall. Reserve materials, videos, DVDs, and CDs have also moved and can be checked out from the new location.
Beginning Monday, 19 May 2008, the library will split its reference function into two components: Science & Technology; and Business, Humanities & Social Sciences.
Here are the top 20 circulating books in Newman Library (that are not on Reserve):
Newman Library has a collection of over a thousand DVDs, including educational as well as popular titles. Here are the top 20 circulating DVDs since July 2007:
Newman Library has a collection of over a thousand music CDs, including classical, jazz, and rock music. Here are the top 20 circulating music CDs since July 2007:
Three exhibitions will feature materials from the Virginia Tech April 16, 2007, Prevail Archives of the University Libraries.
JSTOR is an archive of high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. With the new interface introduced on April 4, 2008, JSTOR offers new ways of searching and browsing its contents.
Current issues of newspapers have moved from the fourth floor to the second floor near the reference collection.
In conjunction with Graduate Education Week, the University Libraries is sponsoring a Grand Opening of the Graduate Study Lounge in room 416 Newman Library. The celebration of the new space will begin at 3:00pm on Tuesday, March 25, 2008, inside the Lounge. Dean of the Libraries Eileen Hitchingham and President of the Graduate Student Assembly Joseph McFadden will speak briefly. Refreshments will be served.
New walls are being built on the second floor near the C and D call number ranges and opposite the Newman Classroom. Noise is likely to be heard at the tables near the reference collection. Please take advantage of the quiet floors (3 and 5) if this is disruptive. Tables from this space have been moved around the reference collection.
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We thank faculty authors for submitting their monograph publications to the University Libraries. These publications have been procured or are in the process of being procured. To highlight the significance of faculty publications as a contribution to scholarship at Virginia Tech, The University Libraries, in partnership with the Provost's Office and the Office of the Vice President for Research hosts an annual Faculty Authors Recognition event. Everyone is cordially invited to participate in this years event, scheduled for 4:30 PM on Thursday, February 28, 2008, on the second floor of Newman Library. There will be an exhibit of available publications (some are already out on loan to library users).
The University Libraries subscribe to two databases offered by Thomson Reuters (formerly produced by ISI, the Institute for Scientific Information) that can play an important role in assessing the scientific and scholarly influence of article authors and of specific journals. With proper searching and informed interpretation of results, each of these products provides data which can contribute to responsible and appropriate evaluation in the promotion and tenure process.
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