Archives for May 2013

Plants and Periodicals

Attention botanists and historians!  The Library is conducting two new database trials featuring full-text content from now until the end of June.

1. AAS Historical Periodicals Collection: A collection of periodicals dating back to the Colonial Era through the Civil War  from one of the premier repositories in the United States, the American Antiquarian Society. Subjects include art, history, literature, law, religion, science and more.   Search for full-text articles from primary sources during the most important periods of American history.  Filter your search by dates as far back as the 1691.  Includes thousands of titles produced overseas as well as on American soil.  Trial ends June 30, 2013

2. Global Plants (JSTOR): Global Plants is a community-contributed database that features more than two million high resolution plant type specimen images and other foundational materials from the collections of hundreds of herbaria around the world.   Includes images, maps, articles, letters, and other primary source materials related to the study of specific plant species around the world.   Trial ends June 30, 2013.

Take these two databases for a test drive, and let us know what you think!  Email Carol Hanan, the Electronic Resources Librarian, at or submit your comments below.


Out of Order

Out of order

On Monday, May 13th, the online catalog will be unavailable while the Library performs a necessary maintenance upgrade to improve functionality.  During this time, you will not be able to use the online catalog to search for books, DVDs, CDs, journals, course reserves, or other locally held items.

But never fear–the librarians are still here!  If you need to locate at item within our collection, the circulation desk will be happy to help.  You can also use Worldcat to find out if materials are available at Arkansas Tech or other libraries in the community.  All of our research databases will continue to function, including Ebsco A-to-Z list of journals.  Additionally, you will still be able to check out materials, request items through ILL, and use the computer lab.

Thank you for your patience while we improve our systems.  Come see us at the Circulation Desk if you have questions or have trouble finding what you need.