Thursday, March 23, 2006

Book Retrieval-- at your Convenience with MadCat

Campus libraries can deliver books to the library locations that are most convenient for you. Search the MadCat Catalog for the book(s) you need. From each item record, click the Place Requests button in order to generate the request.

Once you have logged in with your campus ID number and last name, select “retrieve from shelf.” On the following screen, you will be prompted to select a library pick-up location and to enter your ID number once more.

Please allow 1-3 days for items to reach their destination. You may check the status of your request by logging in to “My MadCat Account.” An email message will be sent when your items are available for pick-up.

Note: As Steenbock Library’s first floor is closed for remodeling, the book-retrieval request will enable us to have the books you need ready at the Circulation Desk.

For more information, see:, or

View the online tutorial!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Publishing Your Research Article, Drop-In Workshop, March 28 (3:00-4:30)

Workshop will introduce library resources to help you prepare your research article for publication, find an appropriate journal in which to submit it, and manage your rights when signing a contract with a publisher.

Library workshops are free to students, faculty and staff; no registration necessary to attend. Interested participants should plan to meet instructor at the Information Services Desk, second floor, Steenbock Library.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Journal Title Abbreviations

Have you ever puzzled over an abbreviated journal title and wished you had a quick online resource to help you translate it? If so, then consider the following four online resources (in accordance with ISO 4 Standard):

Genamics JournalSeek

List of Journals Indexed for Medline (PDF format via Terms and Conditions link)

ISI Journal Abbreviations (Caltech Library System) as drawn from the Thomson ISI Journal Abbreviations List

Journals Indexed in AGRICOLA

CURB Project Remodeling Continues...

On March 21, the first floor of Steenbock Library will close for remodeling. Visit the Circulation Desk in order to request item retrieval from the first floor stacks. The remaining floors of the library (second, third and fourth floors) will remain open to library users.

The CURB remodeling project will benefit Steenbock Library with improved air-handling and lighting. Please direct any questions, comments or concerns to Bob Sessions, the Steenbock Library building manager.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Spring Break Hours

Steenbock Library will observe the following schedule during the campus spring break:

Friday, March 10 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Saturday - Sunday, March 11 - 12 (Closed)

Monday - Friday, March 13 - 17 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Saturday - Sunday, March 18 - 19 (Closed)

Spring semester hours resume Monday, March 20.

Hours information available online at:

Hours for College Library:
Hours for Memorial Library: