At the beginning of a new academic year, our students and faculty return to campus inquiring about the new services and resources they may experience in the new year.
Here’s what you can expect @ your UVI Libraries when you connect through http://library.uvi.edu:
- LibAnswers has a new look! ASK US is a service powered by Springshare’s LibAnswers, that provides anytime, anywhere access to a knowledge base of frequently asked questions. If your questions are not the database, then simply ASK US by entering your query in the search box and receive an email response within 24-hours, while the library is open. If the library is closed, response will be sent when operating hours resume.
- Not to be outdone, the LibGuides service (powered by Springshare) is also updated for the new academic year. LibGuides are web pages developed by UVI librarians that target subject specific resources in UVI collections. Within LibGuides you may find links to numerous resources and proven strategies for research. Still can’t find what you need? Then just ASK US! A librarian will gladly assist you with your research needs.
- From the Libraries web page: http://library.uvi.edu, you may begin your research using the EBSCO Search Everything box. Use EBSCO Discovery Service for a quick way to get started in finding peer-reviewed, full-text resources, eBooks, video recordings and numerous other sources for your research projects. This EBSCO resource also includes Publication Finder, a quick way to see titles of full-text journals included in ALL your library databases or journals and magazines that you may find on the shelves in your library!
Watch the News Bytes LibGuide for more information about upcoming events and new developments in library programming. We welcome your questions and suggestions.
Judith V. Rogers
Director, University Libraries