I hope everyone is having a productive Spring semester so far. There are still additional funds available to purchase books, so please submit purchase suggestions through eRequest by March 15 so we can place the orders. If you want to request e-book format, you can just make a note in "Additional Information" at the bottom of your request.
I'm here to help you and your students, so please contact me with any suggestions or ideas!
Based on the landmark bibliography by Sabin, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 20th century. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and much more. To access the collection click here.
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. 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.