I have enjoyed taking the recent Religious Studies faculty candidates around the library and seeing some of your faces.
February means we're getting close to the March 15th deadline for submitting requests for books and films. Of course, we will accept orders at any time, but this deadline has been established to give the library enough time to order, process, and pay before the end of the fiscal year. Please submit your orders by this time. Also, please let me know if there are areas of the collection that you see that need development.
I look forward to hearing from you, and good luck as the semester continues.
|Oxford Reference Online
Contains over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of these books, giving subscribers unprecedented access to a comprehensive information resource. Click here to access.
Check out an iPad
Student Government has partnered with Thomas Cooper Library to make 20 iPads available for checkout to students, staff and faculty. For more information about checkout click here.
ILL offers new online feature
Have you ever thought that a book you requested through ILL would make a good addition to our library collection? Now USC faculty who ask to borrow a book or other item from another institution through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) have the option to request that the item be purchased and added to the Libraries' collection. Find out how easy it is to request a purchase.
|Are you getting the most out of
All faculty members have access to the library through "My Account". "My Account" allows you to:
1) view and renew checked out materials
2) save "preferred searches" in the catalog and receive alerts when new materials are added that match your search
3) keep a record of the materials you have borrowed (optional).
You can do all of this without coming into the library! "My Account" is linked on the library's homepage and within the library's Catalog. Click here for help topics on using "My Account."
|The results are in!
In the last newsletter we asked about your use of ebooks. The results are listed below.
for pleasure reading 31%
for research 0%
for both 23%
not at all 46%
Thanks to everyone who participated in our poll.