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Wiley Online Library Currently Unavailable

November 7th, 2013 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Databases

Wiley Online LIbrary  Wiley Online Library is currently experiencing network problems and is therefore unavailable. Wiley’s technical team is working to restore access as a matter of urgency. No estimated time of repair was provided.  The library will provide updates via e-mail, Facebook, Google+, and Twitter as information becomes available

The staff of the Ethel K. Smith Library regrets  any inconvenience this may cause to you.

Ethel’s Database of the Month

November 4th, 2013 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Databases

LexisNexis Academic


  • Full test of
    • 800 Law Journals
    • Company information fo rover 80 million companies
    • Articles from over 2,500 newspapers
  • Radio and news transcripts
  • SWOT analysis and financial information
  • Federal and state government information


  • LexisNexis® Company Dossier
  • LexisNexis® Company Profiles
  • SEC Documents
  • SWOT Analysis


  • Law Reviews and Journals
  • Federal and State Cases and Statutes
  • Shepard’s® Citation Service


  • Major US and World News
  • Broadcast Transcripts
  • Foreign Language Publications
  • Premium Blogs and Twitter Feeds

Wiley Database Maintenance

September 21st, 2013 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Databases

Database MaintenanceWiley has informed us that they are making enhancements to the  Wiley Online Library on  Saturday, September 28th between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.The database will be unavailable for those 4 hours within that maintenance window.

Ethel’s Database of the Month

September 2nd, 2013 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Databases, Reference

Wiley Online Library


  • Over Five Million articles
  • 1,500 peer-reviewed journals
  • Thousands of full-text souirses
  • Very easy to navigate

A great resource for

  • Biology
  • Nursing
  • Sociology

Need held searching? Ask a Librarian!

turnitin® Drop-In Q&A Session

August 27th, 2013 by Amee Odom in Announcements, E-Resources

TurnitinThe Library and the Writing Center will present  turnitin® workshop on Tuesday, September 3rd at 11:00 a.m. in EKS Reference Computer Commons. User questions will dictate the topics addressed:

  • how to create a rubric,
  • how to post your syllabus,
  • how to post notes to the calendar section, etc.

Seating is limited and provided and a first come, first served basis.
This session will most benefit the following Departments:

    • All Undergraduate & Graduate Departments – especially New Faculty
    • All are Welcome

ProQuest Maintenance: 8/24/2013

August 20th, 2013 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Databases

Database MaintenanceProQuest will be performing server infrastructure improvements between 10:00 p.m. on Saturday,  August 24th, 2013 and 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 25th.  During this service window, the following databases will be unavailable:

  • Chadwyck-Healey Poetry Collections
  • HeritageQuest
  • The New York Times
  • ProQuest Dissertation and Theses
  • Sandborn Maps
  • The Wall Street Journal

LexisNexis Enhancements

August 15th, 2013 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Databases

LexisNexisLexisNexis Academic has added a couple of enhancements over the past week

First, the Delivery to Dropbox enhancement has now been expanded to include document delivery to Google Drive. Users will click on the cloud delivery icon and select either Dropbox or Google Drive on the pop-up screen. For more information, as well as a resource for your users, visit the Delivery to Cloud article on the Academic Knowledge Center.

Also, LexisNexis Academic now includes Google Translate functionality. Users will now see a drop-down box in results list and document view that will allow them to translate their results and documents into over 70 languages. Being as various librarians have requested this enhancement, I hope that you will all find this a useful new piece of Academic. Visit the Knowledge Center article on Google Translate for FAQ.

Grade anywhere with Turnitin for iPad

August 8th, 2013 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Databases


Everything you love about grading with Turnitin is now available on iPad.  Grading student writing has never been better. Originality Report, QuickMark comments, voice comments, custom text comments, and highlights—everything you need to provide effective feedback on student writing.  Convey clear expectations and grade faster with interactive rubrics. Simply tap the rubric criteria, and the grade is automatically calculated. No calculators, no spreadsheets.  Sync assignments to your iPad so you can grade them on- or off-line. And easily switch between using Turnitin on your computer to using Turnitin for iPad.

Naturally, Turnitin for iPad is only available to instructors. For more information on Turnitin for the iPad, including a link to the Apple Store, see the announcement from Turnitin.

Turnitin Maintenance

August 3rd, 2013 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Databases

Turnitin service may be intermittently unavailable during a scheduled maintenance period on Saturday, August 10th, from 10:00 a.m.  to 2:00 p.m.  An announcement will appear for users within Turnitin in advance of when the system will be unavailable for this scheduled maintenance.

Instructors are encouraged to modify assignment due dates either before or at least several hours after the scheduled maintenance window.

ScienceDirect Maintenance

July 18th, 2013 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Databases

Database MaintenanceScienceDirect  will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance on Saturday, July 20 between  at 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  It is also possible that there may be service disruptions such as slower response times and unexpected outages throughout the day.

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