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Ten Things You May Have Missed This Summer

September 6, 2016

Welcome back, returning students, and welcome to all the first-years and transfers! We hope you enjoyed your time off. While you were away, Rutgers University Libraries have been busy making changes and adding resources to ensure that we serve you better than we ever have before.

Here is a look at some of the news you might have missed:

  1. Expanded chat and operating hours. Beginning September 11, the Ask-A-Librarian chat service will be available Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. And starting early next month, Alexander Library and Kilmer Library will be open 24 hours a day from Sunday through Thursday.
  2. Updated interfaces. Our updated ejournals search interface includes new features such as auto-complete title searching and discipline-specific browsing.  The “Get it @ R” interface has been streamlined to help you find what you’re looking for faster and more efficiently.
  3. Dana Library media collection. The media collection at Dana Library has been relocated to provide better access to CDs, DVDs, and other materials.
  4. Ebooks and full-text journals. You can enjoy access to more than 3,000 new ebooks from EBSCO (selected by faculty and students) and Springer (primarily in biomedical/life sciences, engineering, and medicine). We’ve also added over 1,200 social sciences, humanities, health sciences, and science journals, including collections from Sage Journals, Wiley Journals, Oxford Journal Archive, and the American Institute of Physics.
  5. SWANK Digital Campus. From Bowling for Columbine to Spy Kids and plenty of titles in between, use this resource to stream 250 feature films and documentaries online for free.
  6. The Vogue Archive. The archive offers electronic access to the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from its inaugural issue in 1892 to today.
  7. Dissertations and theses. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global is a multidisciplinary database that includes 1.7 million full-text dissertations and theses from around the world.
  8. British Periodicals. Peruse facsimile pages of nearly 500 British periodicals from the 17th through 20th centuries.
  9. New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project. We’ve been awarded a grant to digitize and catalog 100,000 pages of historical New Jersey newspapers (1836–1922) in partnership with the New Jersey State Library and the New Jersey State Archives.
  10. Exhibits. There are plenty of sights to be seen at the Libraries, whether it’s a multimedia exhibition highlighting the moko jumbie stilt walking tradition, a case exhibit of rare early modern books, materials from the Art Library’s rare book collection, or an art installation made from thousands of recycled library cards.

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