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Newly Renovated Student Breakroom is Now Open

Come checkout the library’s newly renovated student breakroom located on the 3rd floor across the walkway bridge.  The room has new flooring, lighting, tables and chairs.  There are two microwaves, vending machines and a sink for your convenience.  So sit back and take a break while enjoying your lunch, dinner or snack.

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Zika Virus Resources

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Looking for health information on the Zika Virus?  The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has compiled a list of authoritative resources for health care providers, public health departments, librarians, and others looking for information on the virus and disease.  Information covers topics such as;  general information, travel, epidemiology, laboratory detection and diagnosis, surveillance and control of mosquito vectors, and information in Portuguese and Spanish.  We have put the NLM’s information in our Library Guide of free resources:  http://libguides.llu.edu/aecontent.php?pid=19909&sid=139450.

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New Web Design and Internet Explorer

The Library’s new web design has been out for a while now and we are hearing about issues with Internet Explorer.  In fact, the issues with Internet Explorer also affect the entire LLU website.  The new web design works best with the most recent Internet Explorer versions (versions 10 and 11) and Compatibility mode must be turned off.  Compatibility mode was built into Internet Explorer for older websites to be compatible.  Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge browsers do not have issues with the new web design.

compatibilityviewTo turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer 11, click on the gear icon and look for the Compatibility View settings option in the dropdown menu. For Internet Explorer 10, tap the Alt key and pull down the Tools menu then look for the Compatibility View settings option.  Make sure that library.llu.edu is NOT listed nor *.llu.edu.  Once this change is made, the library’s website will display properly in Internet Explorer.

Martin Luther King Jr Day Hours

The University Library hours for the Martin Luther King Jr weekend are:

Sunday, January 17:  CLOSED
Monday, January 18: Open from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

Library’s Website Changing

libhome1You may have noticed changes to many of LLUH’s web pages.  The Library website will also get an update, with changes rolling out on Monday, January 11.  The new design will feature popular links and resources on the homepage, as well as easy to follow navigation on each subpage.  The Library continues to offer the same great resources, just in a new design package.

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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.

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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.

This exhibition, curated by Manon Parry, is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. Capture 2