I hope your Spring semester is going well. This issue of "From Your Libraries ..." contains information about a new option to use with Interlibrary Loan. When borrowing a book or other item through Interlibrary Loan you will have the option to request that the item be purchased for the Libraries' collection. We are always looking for ways to improve our collections and hope you might find this new option beneficial. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any library related questions or concerns.
Karen W. Brown
A federal legislative history service that makes available the full text of the Public Law itself, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record excerpts, committee hearings, reports, and prints. Also included are Presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and miscellaneous congressional publications that provide background material to aid in the understanding of issues related to the making of the law. 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.