The Library has set up a trial of NewsBank’s “Access World News” database, providing news collections that explore issues and events at the local, regional, national, and international level.
Access the database at the following URL: http://infoweb.newsbank.com/?db=AWNB
Off-campus users – contact the Research Help Desk at 410-704-2462 to receive login information for remote access.
Like it? Hate it? Let your liaison librarian know what you think!
The Library website will be down for approximately 30 minutes for scheduled maintenance this Friday (9/13) afternoon starting at 4:30pm.
During the downtime, you can access many of our primary search tools directly via the following links:
And, of course, you can still visit us in person! Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Cook Library will close for the 4th of July holiday on Wednesday July 3, at 10:00 PM. The Library will be closed July 4th to 7th. The Library will reopen Monday, July 8th, at 7:30 AM.
Need to find library resources over the holiday? Don’t forget about our online resources and tools. For a taste of what’s available, take a look at these resources about the United States’ Independence Day.
The Baltimore Hebrew Institute (BHI) Reference Collection is moving to the 3rd floor.
In order to make browsing all of our reference materials more convenient, these items can now be found in the 3rd floor Reference Collection. All other BHI items are located on the 2nd floor or in Special Collections.
Librarians at the Reference Desk are available for assistance with all of your research needs.
The Library has a trial for the database NoveList for the next month.
NoveList, a readers’ advisory service, not only provides access to information on 155,000 fiction titles, but it also offers a wide range of feature content that will expand your staff’s ability to serve fiction readers of all ages and increase the reach of your library’s program including author read-alikes, book discussion guides, reading lists and more.
Please send your feedback about this database to the library liaison for your department/discipline. (Find your liaison).
The Library is currently hiring student workers for the Summer and Fall semesters. Federal Work Study students preferred.
More info: http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/employment
Apply online: http://www.towson.edu/careercenter/hiretu/index.asp
Cook Library has a new mobile website available at http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/m/smart. The new site is designed specifically for touchscreen smartphones and tablets. If you’re on an i-device or Android, you’ll automatically be directed here when you visit cooklibrary.towson.edu. The site gives you access to many of our resources that are designed for mobile devices, as well as instant access to help from a librarian, the Library’s hours, and Library news and events.
The Library has been available on your mobile device for a couple years now at cooklibrary.towson.edu/m. If you’re not a smartphone/tablet user, you can still get basic library information through your phone by visiting this site.
The Library is also available via the TU Mobile App. Search for books and other resources directly from the app. Download it from the app store for your device by searching ‘towson u’.
Don’t forget! You can text a librarian to get help right in the palm of your hand. Simply text us at 66746 and start your message with askcook. More info: http://cooklibrary.towson.edu/spotlight/askcook.cfm
The Off Campus Login link has been removed from the Library’s website. Don’t worry, though – you can still access all the Library’s electronic resources when you’re not on campus. It’s just easier now.
To access resources from off campus, simply follow the same process as you would if you were on campus. When you click a link to a library resource, you will be prompted to log in at that point (with your NetID and Password). You will only need to log in once during a browser session.
That’s it! So don’t worry about where you are anymore; just visit our website and let us take care of the rest.
Accessing the Library’s electronic resources from off-campus gets a little easier today! When logging into databases, journals, ebooks, and other subscription resources, you will now be asked to enter your Towson NetID and password.
The ILLiad Interlibrary Loan system still requires a separate username and password. If you have forgotten your password for this system, use the following link to retrieve it: http://towson.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/illiad.dll?Action=10&Form=84