Greetings from the library! I hope your semester is going well!
It's February and that means it's time to send me your requests for library purchases for Anthropology. Is there a book or film that you would like to make available to your students? Or one you would like for your own research? Send me the title or notify David Simmons who is your department's liaison to the library. We have funds set aside for materials that support Anthropology and I would appreciate any suggestions you have for building a solid collection. Please let me know if I can be of help to you!
Abstracts in Anthropology
This resource provides keyword searchable access to Abstracts in Anthropology, a great source to locate articles on current anthropological topics from several hundred journals. When you find an article you want, search for the title of the journal in our e-journals collection.
Digitized Map Collections
The library's Digital Collections department has digitized many historical maps of South Carolina including topographic maps going back to 1888, soil surveys, Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, and even aerial photos. Take a look, http://library.sc.edu/digital/browse.html?cat=Maps
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.