LRC lab computers have been upgraded to Office 2007. This may cause compatibility issues with documents saved on library computers if you use an older Office product on personal computers. If you have questions or need assistance please contact a library staff member.
Friday, May 23, 2008
The publisher Wiley InterScience will be temporarily unavailable, due to site maintenance, as listed below. This may also affect Blackwell journals.
Saturday, May 24 beginning at 6:00 A.M. CDT. Duration of 4-8 hours is expected.
Thursday May 29, starting 3:00 A.M. CDT. Duration=approximately one (1) hour.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Cell Press, an imprint of Elsevier, is offering a free print subscription to Cell. As a benefit of the site license to Cell Online managed by the UAMS Library, any researcher, student, or faculty member in North America affiliated with UAMS is entitled to receive a print subscription - normally a $179 value - absolutely free. To sign up for the offer, go to www.Cell.com/freesub
For questions, please contact Mary Hawks, Collection Management Librarian
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) will start shorter summer hours on Sunday, May 18. Regular hours will resume on Sunday, August 3.
Summer Hours are:
Sunday: 2pm - 10pm
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 10pm
Friday: 7:30am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 6pm
The LRC will also be closed on the following holiday weekends:
Saturday, May 24 - Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day Weekend)
Friday, July 4 - Sunday, July 6 (Independence Day weekend)
Saturday, August 30 - Monday, September 1 (Labor Day weekend)
If you have any questions please call 686-6752.
Monday, May 12, 2008
The May issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research, is now online. Health topics featured in this issue include food allergies, air pollution, asthma, and more.
MedlinePlus has released a multilingual feature which provides access to high quality health information in languages other than English and Spanish. This new service benefits people who prefer to read consumer health information in their native language. The new collection contains over 2,500 links to information in more than 40 languages and covers nearly 250 Health Topics.
Users can navigate the new collection of health information in multiple languages either by language or by topic. A page listing all of the languages covered is linked from the MedlinePlus homepage. Users can browse these languages or link to the page listing all of the topics covered. In addition, a languages box will display on the English Health Topic pages. The languages box lists the languages with links on that topic in MedlinePlus. The languages box also links users to the collection of health information in multiple languages.
An interactive world map teaches users about the number of people who speak nine of the languages in the MedlinePlus collection. The languages – Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese – are among those most frequently spoken at home in the United States other than English, according to the U.S. census.
The MedlinePlus collection of health information in multiple languages is not meant to be comprehensive. MedlinePlus staff selects materials according to quality guidelines. Materials must be produced by the United States Federal government or a U.S.-based organization, such as a medical association or a hospital. The producer must describe the translation, review and updating process. In addition, the content must be appropriate for a U.S. consumer audience, and it must be authoritative and current. MedlinePlus staff also looks for English equivalents to the multilingual information.
Friday, May 9, 2008
The price of color printing in the Library has gone down to 20 cents per page. A new color photocopier is now available by the Circulation Desk. Copies are 20 cents per page for color and remain at 10 cents per page for B/W. The new copier required a new copy card reader. The good news is this reader accepts the new U.S. Treasury bills and works in cash amounts.
If your print card does not work in the new photocopier, please see the Circulation Staff and they will convert it for you. ALL converted cards will work in any GoPrint Release Stations and the remaining photocopier.