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An electronic newsletter for the University Library, University of South Alabama, published irregularly as a service to the University Community.

Fall 2008

40 Years as a Federal Depository Library
Petal Gets Bigger, Better Space
Access to Backfiles for 69 Wiley Journals
Preserving Mobile History through Photographs
Sage Deep Backfiles
"Our Journal List" Changes
Communicating with Your Librarians
Immersion '08 and other Noteworthy Library Experiences
Change & the Relevancy of Academic Libraries Today
Email Overdues -- and Courtesy -- Notices
FYI, WorldCat

September 2007

February 2007

Paul Haschak
Deborah Harrington
Catalog Upgraded
Business Library
Academic Research Center
Accounting Database
Art Gallery Displays
100 Greatest American Movies

September 2006

Table of Contents
LRC vs LRC by Jerry Wright
New Art Exhibit in the Gallery by Richard Wood
Notable Government Documents by Vicki Tate
Notes from Collection Management by Vera Finley
New Faculty Orientation by Alla Zakharova
PETAL's Fall Schedule
Science/Technology Shorts by Amy Prendergast
Business Reference by Mary Engebretson
Enhanced Course Reserve by Dennis Guion
Nelda Thornburg Retires by Jan Sauer
The BLOG by Jan Sauer
Scopus by Kathy Wheeler

Jan. 2006

Table of Contents

New Interlibrary Loan System--ILLiad

New Databases:

SocIndex with Fulltext
Periodicals Archive Online
ACM Guide to Computing Literature

New Books Shelf
Library Instruction goes Multimedia
PETAL's Spring Schedule
NLW Dean's Lecture
Current Art Exhibits

Sept. 2005

The Databases
The Dean
The Public Space
The Faculty
The Collection
The Teaching Library
The e-Library

Jan. 2005

The Repository: BioOne | HeinOnline |The ARTFL Project | Juvenile Collection |New Databases in EBSCO |Social Work Resources | **Just Announced: OED, Oxford Reference Books, Biography and more History info!

The Dynamic Library:
PsycInfo to EBSCO | MLA to EBSCO | Some Losses | New Printers

The Teaching Library:
Month at a Glance | PETAL | Teaching and Learning Over the Bay | Instruction: Classes/Tours/Blog

The Public Space:
Events Schedule | Art Gallery | Google Scholar and Google's Library

Jan. 21st, 2004

New Databases:Latin American | Communications| Humanities
New Faculty: Head of Circulation| Interim Director for PETAL/IMC
| Professional Happenings | Memorial Tree
| Biomed Central | The Learning Library

Oct. 3rd, 2003

Rethinking Scholarly Communication

Mobile Register Database
Constance Grant Joins the Library Faculty
Collection Management News
MLA Database moves to Ebsco
PETAL/IMC webpages

April 18, 2003

Construction & Renovation Update
Hannelore DuBose to Retire
Callahan at the Friends of the Archives Meeting
David Ensminger Joins the Libraries Faculty
What is PETAL?
Oxford Univ. Press E-Journals Added
More JSTOR Journals
American FactFinder
Albert Schweitzer Center Dedicated

November 25, 2002

New Construction and Renovation Update
Electronic Reserves
Geobase Returns
NEW: Web of Science
Britannica; AVL Changes
Foundation Center Online

August 19, 2002

New Construction and Renovation Update
What We Did on Your Summer Vacation
Ebsco Interface Change
Lexis Interface Change
More FirstSearch Databases
Tour Schedule
News From Collection Management

April 2, 2002

        • Materials Funds Report
        • New Construction Update
        • Cataloging Government Documents
        • Readers' Guide Retrospective
        • New Databases through InfoTrac and Ebsco
        • Site Search and Index
        • Finding an Article in a Haystack or Where's Waldo, the Journal?
        • Faculty Friday

    November 15, 2001

Library Materials Funds
Biological Abstracts Backfile
History Indexes Link to JSTOR

More Journals with Personal Login to ScienceDirect
MLA Directory of Periodicals

Computer Access for ALL

Plagiarism Page

August 21, 2001

Proxy Server Added
Homepage Redesign
Fall Hours for the University Library
Changes to ProQuest and InfoTrac
Sociological Abstracts moves to Ebsco
AccessScience Returns; Britannica Leaves

May 2, 2001

New Database--Biological Abstracts
Cooperation in Alabama--NAAL

More Electronic Journals--Wiley Interscience
Finding a Specific ElectronicJournal--Serial Solutions

January 8, 2001

New Systems Librarian--Meet Doug Wilcox
Library Tours--Schedule
Philosopher's Index--New to Silverplatter
MMYB--Mental Measurements Yearbook Online
Ecology and Botany Journals--More Full-text from JSTOR

August 30, 2000

New Librarian--Meet Vickey Baggott
ERIC Enhancements--Some full text links added to education database
Prospero--Interlibrary Loan articles delivered to your desktop
AccessScience--20 volume encyclopedia online

Shepard's on Lexis--"Shepardize" Supreme Court cases
Proquest Enhancement--More available from home

June 20, 2000

ScienceDirect--627 current, online, full text journals added
Moody's FIS--Customize your own reports of company financials
WebSPIRS--Links to our holdings from PsycInfo and Sport Discus
Ethnic NewsWatch--Full text articles from 200 + ethnic presses

April 7, 2000

Newly Arrived SOUTHcat--About the Catalog
Catalog Help--How Does it Work?
Full-Text Journals--American Chemistry Society Journals
More Full-Text Journals--American Society of Civil Engineers
Another Retirement--Dr. Jones
In Memoriam

February 2, 2000

Coming Soon!--New Web Catalog
From the Director--Whither Libraries?

November 2, 1999

JSTOR--112 New "Old" Electronic Journals
CIS / ASI--Congressional & Statistical on Lexis
AVL--Alabama Virtual Library
EBSCO--More Databases on EBSCO
IMC--New Hours for Instructional Media Center

September 10 , 1999

Retirees--Three employees Retire
From the Director
FirstSearch Expands--New Databases
Lexis-Nexis Changes --L_N makes Searching Easier

July 6, 1999

New Director -- Welcome to Dr. Richard J. Wood

June 4 , 1999

New Face to Old Database and two more E-journals -PsycLIT and Astro... Journals!

April 19, 1999

Presentations -- Prospective Library Directors

April, 1999

Better Access -- Ebsco from Home
DAI -- Downoad dissertations on your home computer
Test Databases --Cambridge Scientific on Trial
Alabama Virtual Library
-- Statewide database subscriptions

March, 1999

Better Access Books in Print on InfoTrac
New Full-Text Journals
ACM Digital Library--full-text of Association for Computing Machinery Journals and Proceedings

February, 1999

Spring Break Library Hours for Spring Break
New(Reincarnated) Database MLA Bibliography on FirstSearch
Chronicle of Higher Ed Full-Text of Chronicle on Lexis-Nexis
New Reference Books
Latest arrivals
Demos Three Vendors to demo Library Systems
From the Library "Suggestion Box"

January, 1999

New Databases America: History and Life Historical Abstracts
Memo to Faculty
Spring Schedule
Tours & Workshops

December, 1998

New Databases GeoRef
New Services
Copy ServiceMore Full Text
Lexis-Nexis Deletions and Additions
Cambridge University Press Journals

November, 1998

Newsletter Premiere of Library Newsletter
Personnel Changes
Library Director Retires/ Interim Director Appointed/Library Says Goodbye to Holloway
New Services Library Gets More Computers/Electronic Interlibrary Loan/NOTIS Catalog Updated

New Databases More Databases on SOUTHcat Plus
  • EbscoHost
  • Lexis-Nexis
  • Dissertation Abstracts
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Anthropological Index

SOUTHcat Plus
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