Wednesday, December 17, 2008

AUR Library in Facebook

The AUR Library in Evans Hall has created a Facebook page where you can keep up with the latest news, share information and so on. For example, this blog automatically feeds into the Facebook page.

We want to keep this current and you can help us. Please tell us any ideas you may have or would like to share.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

New Extend Search Option

The Extend Search function in the AUR Library Catalog has added an option: Scirus. The Scirus database has hundreds of millions of pages of "scientific" information on the web, but "scientific" should not be read too literally here. There are lots of resources on literature, art, archaeology, classics, and so on.

One part of Scirus is the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), which provides access to many dissertations and theses from around the world. Searching is still a little strange, but there are some excellent and important sources in this database, the vast majority for free.

Give it a try!