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
Of course you know you’re in the library, but who else knows? Get your friends in the know by checking into Cook Library on foursquare.
While you’re at it, visit Who’s at Cook? to see who’s here, read tips, and view photos (requires a foursquare account).
New to foursquare? Visit https://foursquare.com and get started.
The Library is currently running a trial for Elsevier’s SciVerse Scopus product through December 21st. We invite you to try SciVerse Scopus for your own research and give us your feedback on its usefulness. Please send any feedback or questions you have to the library liaison for your subject area.
About SciVerse Scopus
SciVerse Scopus is designed to offer researchers an easy-to-use platform with sophisticated tools to help them track, analyze, and visualize their research. Scopus covers 18,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers across the sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts & humanities. It includes 21 million records from 1823 to 1995 and 24 million records from 1996 on, for a total of 45 million records.
For tutorials on how to best use Scopus, please visit the following website: http://trainingdesk.elsevier.com/sciverse-scopus.
The Library is currently running trials of two databases from the American Psychological Association (APA) through November 20th. A description and link for each is below. Please contact the library liaison for your department with any feedback you have about these products.
PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to many full-text psychological tests, measures, scales, and other assessments as well as descriptive and administrative information for each. A wide variety of test types are included in the database including achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence tests, tests of cognitive functioning, occupational tests, personality tests, and more. Records include information on the scope of the test, test implementation, a high-level overview of the test’s development, and reliability and validity data.
PsycTHERAPY is a database of therapy demonstration videos specifically developed to enable viewers to observe how therapists spontaneously employ different approaches and techniques in practice. At launch, PsycTHERAPY’s more than 300 videos provide illustrative examples from nearly 100 of the most renowned therapists in North America at work with participants (including individuals, couples, and families) via different approaches with persons facing an array of psychological challenges.
The ebook database NetLibrary has changed its name to ‘eBook Collection’. Currently, the database is available via the Library’s Research Databases page under both names. At the end of the Fall 2011 semester, the NetLibrary listing will be removed from the list of databases. At that point the database will only be listed as ‘eBook Collection (Ebsco)’.
Why did the name change?
Just as in any other business environment, there are occasionally mergers and acquisitions in the library and information industry. The ebook collection NetLibrary was recently purchased by EBSCO (see this story for details). As part of this acquisition EBSCO has decided to change the name of this collection from ‘NetLibrary’ to ‘eBook Collection’ as part of its effort to further integrate the collection into its brand.
eBook Collection / NetLibrary is a database containing thousands of full-text books, many of which can be downloaded. The collection covers a variety of subject areas and is searchable. The transition to the EBSCO platform provides an interface that will be familiar to many of the Library’s users. If you haven’t looked at this collection before, give it a try today!