WSU Library System News

News & Updates in the Libraries

Archive for December, 2008

Finals Frenzy @ UGL, December 11 – 18, 2008

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

The Undergraduate Library will have extended hours from December 11 – 18.

Thursday, December 11, Open 24 Hours

Friday, December 12, Closes at 9:00 pm

Saturday, December 13, Closes at 9:00 pm

Sunday, December 14, Open 24 Hours

Monday, December 15, Open 24 Hours

Tuesday, December 16, Open 24 Hours

Wednesday, December 17, Open 24 Hours

Thursday, December 18, Closes at 11:00 pm

For a full listing of library hours including the hours for the Extended Study Area in the UGL, please go to:

Selected Clinical eBooks

Monday, December 1st, 2008

It’s back . . . and the Shiffman Library’s Selected Clinical eBook list is better than ever!

Shiffman Medical Library has launched an alphabetic electronic book list for WSU affiliates. Selected Clinical eBooks is a subset of our ebook collection that focuses on clinical medicine and health. It includes online textbooks from these sites:

  • AccessMedicine
  • AccessSurgery
  • MD Consult
  • STAT!Ref and

The eBook list is updated automatically when new titles become available. To find even more e-books, search the WSU Catalog or try the new Encore interface for easy keyword searching.

Remote Access

Off Campus? — use your WSU AccessID and password when the EZProxy box pops up, or use SOM VPN or WSU VPN (see Remote Access to Licensed Library Resources).

Let us know you what you think!

If you have comments regarding content, layout, or other suggestions, click the Selected Clinical eBooks Feedback button at the beginning of the list to send us your ideas.

Library System Holiday Closure Service Schedules

Monday, December 1st, 2008

The 2008-09 WSU Libraries holiday closure will affect the following services:

  • MeLCat: Requesting any material will be unavailable from 12/17/08 through 1/1/09 (Pickup of requested items will resume on 1/5/09.
  • “Get it”: Requesting and pickup will be unavailable from 12/23/08 through 1/5/09
  • Interlibrary Loan / ArticleReach: Services will be unavailable from 12/23/08 through 1/5/09
  • Virtual Reference Services: Chat, IM and Email reference will be unavailable from 12/22 through 1/5/09.

For your intersession research needs, please consider one of the following services:

First Floor Purdy Library Reference & Computer Area Furniture Upgrades

Monday, December 1st, 2008

In an effort to create a more comfortable environment for our library users, we will be installing new furniture in the computer and reference area on the first floor of Purdy Library.
This installation will begin December 18 and will last through the holiday break. Library users will not have access to this area during that time. However, the stacks will be open to users and reference services will be available. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage patrons to visit the Undergraduate Library or the Science & Engineering Library during the upgrade.
Thank you.