Tell us what you think of the Olin Library

Your opinion counts!  Beginning March 9th, we will send emails to randomly-selected students, faculty, and staff providing a link to a library service quality survey called LibQual+.  As we plan for the future of Olin Library, it is important that we understand the perceptions and expectations of our campus community so that we can provide the services and resources you need to be successful.  By taking the time to respond to the survey, you will provide essential information for us.  All respondents will receive a coupon for a drink from the Bookmark Café, and you will be entered in a drawing to win an exciting prize!  We would greatly appreciate your help and we thank you in advance for your participation.

Temporary Library System Outage

This Saturday, February 28th, access to library resources will be temporarily unavailable for a period between 6:00 pm and 4:00 am.  Starting around midnight, several other systems including e-mail will also experience intermittent outages.

Information Technology is engaged in ongoing efforts to create a disaster recovery infrastructure for the campus network.  In order to ensure that the recovery system is working properly, IT will need to temporarily shut down several campus systems this weekend, including Blackboard, Banner, Citrix, and Sharepoint.  The library’s proxy server, which allows access to our resources from off campus, will be one of the systems affected by this temporary network downtime.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.  If you have any questions about this process, you can contact the IT Help Desk.

Successful 2015 Book A Year Celebration

The Olin Library celebrated its annual Book A Year Celebration in the Galloway room on Wednesday, Feb. 11.  Olin Library Director Jonathan Miller recognized donors for their contributions.  History majors Sydney Marshall ’15 and Danielle Johnson ’16 along with Profs. Claire Strom and Jim Norris presented their collaborative research project “Images of Winter Park”.  One lucky attendee received an advance copy of the book.

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New Open-Access Economics Database

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Access to RePEc’s IDEAS Economic and Finance Research open-access database is now available through Olin Library’s database list. This great, bibliographic, FREE database is a central index of economics and finance research, including working papers, articles and software code. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact an Olin Librarian for assistance.

Explore new databases from Olin Library

Thanks to your suggestions and valuable feedback, we have acquired four new exciting resources for your searching and viewing pleasure.

The Chicago Manual of Style Online: Need citation help? We now have access to this dynamic online reference manual including the full contents of the 15th and 16th editions of the Chicago Manual of Style online.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender (1910-1975): This rich newspaper archive offers primary source material essential to the study of American history and African-American culture, history, politics, and the arts. The Chicago Defender (1910-1975) was a leading African-American newspaper with a wide readership outside Chicago.

PsycTHERAPY: Hosted by the American Psychological Association, PsycTHERAPY contains videos featuring live therapy sessions and demonstrations of clinicians working with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of therapeutic topics.

SocINDEX with Full Text: Hosted by EBSCO, this is the world’s most comprehensive sociology research database, encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study. Most articles are accessible in full text.

Students, faculty, and the entire Rollins community can find links to these new collections on our database list with descriptions, and they are searchable through R-Search. Happy researching!