Wednesday, March 28, 2012

EBSCO Databases Are Up and Running

As of about 5:30 a.m. we can report that the EBSCO databases are again working. Thanks to those who called and wrote to report yesterday's problems. Thanks to you, we were able to report the outage to the Alabama Virtual Library. Although we don't anticipate any further outages today, we ask that you continue to report any problems you may have.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ebsco experiencing a temporary outage across the nation

Ebsco databases are down across the nation. Ebsco is working to solve the problem. Academic Search Premier, PsycINFO, Business Source Complete and the MLA International Bibliography are some of the Ebsco databases down.

Consider using alternate databases such as:

Academic One File, Lexis-Nexis, JSTOR or Opposing Viewpoints.

A complete list of the Library databases is available here.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Celebrating Women's History Month

Carmichael Library is paying tribute to Women's History Month with a display on our main floor. We've pulled together a timeline of historical events, a selection of books, and a collection of biographies from the Encyclopedia of Alabama. We've also collected some of our favorite women's history links so that you can learn more all month long.

Women's History Month Resources Online:

Monday, March 05, 2012

Video: Creating an ARTstor User Account

You may remember our recent email announcement that Carmichael Library has acquired access to the ARTstor database. ARTstor is a nonprofit resource that provides a Digital Library of more than one million  images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences along with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.

Since subscribing to this great resource we've gotten a couple of questions related to logging in to the database and about creating a user account. Here's a video from the ARTstor team that may help:

You can find answers to some frequently asked questions at the ARTstor help site. Have more questions? Feel free to ask a librarian. Happy searching!