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ScienceDirect to cease support of Internet Explorer 8 on January 1, 2016

ScienceDirectScienceDirect, features full-text access to major science, technology and medicine journals and books.  On January 1, 2016,  ScienceDirect will no longer support access to these resources from Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 browser.   Modern browser versions such as Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox are fully supported by ScienceDirect.

It is the library’s understanding that the medical center maybe using the outdated Internet Explorer 8 browser.  It is recommended that those affected contact the medical center information services help desk (x48889) to request an update to Internet Explorer or the install of a supported browser to continue to access ScienceDirect after January 1, 2016.  You might also be aware that PubMed dropped support of Internet Explorer 8 as of January 1, 2013.  Many features of PubMed do not display properly in Internet Explorer 8.

Internet Explorer 8 was initially released on March 19, 2009 and was the last IE version supported on Windows XP.  Windows XP support ended April 8, 2014 which effectively ended IE 8.  IE 8 support officially ends January 12, 2016.  The current Internet Explorer version is 11 and has many features that make it more secure.

University Libraries

Student Break Room Renovation

You may have noticed that the student break room on the third floor of the library stacks building has been torn up and unavailable for some time.  We started renovating it and then were delayed.  Well, the renovation is back on track and nearing completion.  When it’s finished it will have a sink, an instant hot water tap, vending machines, two microwave ovens, and tables for student use.Break Room renovation Break Room Floor 2 crop Break Room floor 3

Printing from Mobile Devices

PharosPrinticon175x175The University Libraries and School of Pharmacy have recently started testing a new way to print from your phone, tablet or other mobile device.

The basic information you need to know: You can email your print documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, txt, Visio) to mobileprint@llu.edu and release them from the University Libraries’ copiers/printer or if you are a Pharmacy student, from the SP labs.

More detailed information can be found at our LibGuide: Mobile Print

 

Introducing the New DynaMed Mobile App

Now it’s easier and faster to get the information you need on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Android device.  The new DynaMed app features a simpler way to authenticate your device and no longer requires you to contact the library for a serial number.

For detailed instructions on installing and authenticating the app, visit our Library Guide.  To see FAQs on using the app, you can visit the EBSCO Support page.

 

 

The new and improved mobile app provides:

  • Improved user experience
  • Seamless authentication
  • Easy access
  • Fully functional mobile usage reporting

Features that meet clinician’s needs:

  • Access content offline
  • Bookmark Favorites
  • Email topics
  • Write and save notes about particular topics

Users download the complete DynaMed content set and periodically receive notifications to update the content. 

 

The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper”

CaptureThe library is currently hosting the banner exhibition entitled, The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper”.   In the late nineteenth century, at a time when women were challenging traditional ideas about gender that excluded them from political and intellectual life, medical and scientific experts drew on notions of female weakness to justify inequality between the sexes. Artist and writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, who was discouraged from pursuing a career to preserve her health, rejected these ideas in a terrifying short story titled, “The Yellow Wall-Paper.” The famous tale served as an indictment of the medical profession and the social  conventions restricting women’s professional and creative opportunities.

Click here to view the online exhibition

The banner exhibition will be on display on the third floor of the Del E. Webb Memorial Library until March 21, 2015.

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Library Renovation – What’s next?

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The third floor renovation is nearly complete, only a few details to finish up on.  So what’s next?  The basement.  Changes in the basement will be fairly major.  The south half of the floor will house the IT help desk  as well as the rest of the IT team that are now housed near the Randall Amphitheater.   There will also be a suite of academic offices on the south west wall.  The remaining north half of the floor will be designed for quiet individual study space.   Work is ongoing on the plans with construction scheduled to begin in late spring.

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Jewish history books added to book sale

Tonight marks the start of Hanukkah for 2014.  Coincidentally, a number of books on Jewish history and literature were recently added to the used books sale.  Stop by when you get the chance and take a look!

 

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Used Book Sale!

Need a break from studying, or are you finally finished with finals?  Come take a look at our book sale under the stairs in our lobby.

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The books are on a wide variety of topics and are frequently replenished; currently we have quite a few on different historical topics including wars, spies, notable court cases, Russia, Great Britain, and many other countries.

Short on time?  We have a large collection of older Readers Digest condensed books.

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Tired of reading?  Consider picking up some books to create art and crafts.  Peruse our wall of book art ideas from around the web and get inspired.  And when you do create something, take a picture and share it with us on our Facebook wall!  Feel free to take a look at some of the images we already posted in the comments on Facebook.

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Group Study Rooms

In this time of Exams, check out our LLU Libraries Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/LLULibraries) for up-to-date Study Room availablity.  

Furniture Arrival

The University Libraries is welcoming the arrival of a majority of our new 3rd floor furniture on Wednesday, October 15. During the installation, we expect that the Del Webb Library’s 3rd floor will be noisy and areas will be closed off until installation is complete. Group study rooms on 3rd floor will be closed during the morning; group study rooms on 1st and 4th will be available. Please plan for these inconveniences while the work on 3rd floor is completed. Thank you.