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October 31, 2016 - University Libraries add 1,852 ebooks to the EBSCO ebook collection.

Library launches Research Topics page

In order to assist students with the never ending pursuit of an excellent research topic for a class, the library recently launched a website that may potentially provide students with topics for exploration and research.  The site directs you to areas of scholarship such as; Public Health, History, Social Issues, Sports and Business to name a few. New topics will be added monthly. The site can be accessed from the library homepage under RESEARCH.  Click here for a look; http://libguides.mercyhurst.edu/potential-research-topics. Also, coming in Fall 2016, Library Director Darci Jones will announce a new Peer to Peer Research Assistance Program.

New e-Books in EBSCO search

11,072 ebooks have been added to the academic ebook collection.  Ebsco's eBook Academic Collection
230 books to the Poetry/ short story database.Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

Coffee, Donuts & Hot Chocolate Courtesy of Tim Hortons

Where: Hammermill Library 24/7 Lounge
When: Tuesday, December 8th AT 7:30 PM

Library adds new resource for Graduate Students:

In order to support the Mercyhurst Graduate population, the Library has created a “go to” webpage for Graduate students. This page contains links to utilizing the library on campus and virtually. It also contains key information on how to get your graduate thesis bound. Check it out here, or click on “using the library”.

Library adds Monthly Research Suggestions:

Beginning this Month the Library will be featuring potential research topics. It can be overwhelming when it comes to settling on a research topic for a class. Need help? Check out the monthly link to potential research topics. 2015 - October Topics, November Topics, December Topics, 2016- January Topics, February TopicsMarch Topics, April Topics ,May Topics ,June Topics , July Topics, August Topics, September Topics, November Topics , December Topics 2017- January Topics , February Topics

Library adds Chronicling America:

The Library has added access to Chronicling America. An Open Source database that allows you to search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. You can access this database by going to the library homepage, selecting the Find tab, selecting Databases and finally Open Source. Check it out here for a first glance.

Library adds institutional subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education:

Starting this week, anyone with a valid user name and password can access The Chronicle of Higher Education from any device. Published since 1966, The Chronicle of Higher Education is the leading source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. You must use your university e-mail address to register. Click here for directions on how to access online on multiple devices.

Library Launches New Website:

After a soft-launch last week, the Hammermill Library is pleased to announce the unveiling of their new and improved website, http://library.mercyhurst.edu/. Under the direction of Rebecca Crago, Systems and Teaching librarian, Aaron Williams, IT Web Programmer and Matt Shellenbarger, Academic Library Computer Support Specialist the team worked to streamline the library site to match institutional pages. Darci Jones Director of University Libraries indicated that one of the greatest features is that the Mobile Site will now be much easier to utilize since so many students and users access via an electronic device. Concurrently, updating, adding and editing will be less “clunky” and more intuitive for advertising and announcements concerning library services and resources.

Library replaces Ebrary Academic Complete with Ebsco's eBook Academic Collection:

In addition The library has replaced Ebrary Academic Complete with, Ebsco's eBook Academic Collection. This growing collection of over 140,000 titles contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter, from leading university presses and other academic publishers. Familiar functionality and features of EBSCOhost make for a user-friendly search experience. A simple download process makes obtaining titles easy from any computer, and titles are compatible with most portable devices. CLICK HERE TO VIEW COLLECTION