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September 6, 1999 May 17, 2000
Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - Midnight
Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - Midnight
(CC students - study space only)
Sunday - Thursday Midnight - 2 a.m.
Friday - Saturday 8 p.m. - Midnight
Block Break Hours
Wednesday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday Noon - 5 p.m.
Sunday Noon - 8 p.m.
Did you know that the south basement level of the library is open to CC students for late night study? The student PC Lab and TLC classroom are open from 12:00 am 2:00 am Sunday Thursday during blocks and from 12:00 am 6:00 am the last Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of each block.
Tutt Library is pleased to announce a fast, self-service addition to our Interlibrary Loan services called Prospector. Prospector is a unified catalog of 16 academic, public and special libraries in Colorado and Wyoming. Through Prospector you have access to the records of over 10 million books, journals, sound recordings, films, videotapes and other materials held in these libraries. With a single search you can identify and borrow most types of materials that these libraries circulate to their own users. You will need the barcode on your Colorado College ID. Materials are delivered to the circulation desk at Tutt Library and you are notified by campus mail. Prospector is available on most of the Tutt Library web pages. Look on the blue Quick Links, left hand side of the pages. Or you can connect directly: http://prospector.coalliance.org.
Tutt Library provides free round-trip transportation by college van to the University of Colorado at Boulder Library on the first, second and third Saturdays of the block. The van will also stop at Denver Public Library or University of Denver Library if arrangements are made with the driver prior to departure from Tutt. A sign-up sheet is posted in the lobby of the library. The van will be cancelled if no one has signed up by 1:00 p.m. on Friday.
Tutt Library has access to the on-line catalogs of these libraries. We suggest that you check the catalogs before you make the trip. To check out materials at any of these libraries, make sure you bring your valid Colorado College ID. Any materials checked out may be returned via the courier service in the Interlibrary Loan Department at Tutt Library.
10:00 a.m. Check in at Reference Desk
10:15 a.m. Van leaves Tutt Parking Lot
11:45 a.m. Arrive at CU-Boulder (approx.)
4:30 p.m. Leave CU-Boulder
6:30 p.m. Arrive at Tutt Parking Lot (approx.)
Four IBM laptops are available for students to check out for use in the library. The laptops are available from the Circulation Desk for a one-day loan period and are equipped with Microsoft Office Suite. They have the capability to connect to the college network. The TLC classroom is wired for network connections and is open to students in the evenings. More network connections will be available throughout the library when the cabling project is completed later this year.
Two new additions to the Tutt Library Article Access page:
Pooles Index of Periodical Literature is the primary access tool to American and British periodicals of the nineteenth century. It was created by William F. Poole, librarian of the Newberry Library of Chicago in the late 1800s. Over 450 titles are indexed by Pooles and Tutt Library owns many of the titles. Pooles Plus, the new web version of printed Pooles, enhances the limited alphabetical article title index of the printed volumes. The online version has also added search capabilities which enable the user to browse the articles contained in specific magazine titles or search for words contained anywhere in the titles of the articles. Bibliographic information about monographs of this period has been included in the database. This index offers an opportunity to make use of Tutts excellent 19th century periodical collection.
The college has recently acquired a subscription to the electronic version of HRAF (Human Relations Area Files): e-HRAF ( http://ehraf.hti.umich.edu/e/ehraf/). This resource was requested by the Anthropology Department but should be of interest to other disciplines. HRAF is a collection of ethnographic and other texts that are indexed by culture and subject. The files should be useful to anyone doing research in cross-cultural areas. The collection on the Web currently covers 73 selected cultures from around the world. Topics range from family relationships to political organizations to ideas about gender.
The database is more complex than other simple keyword retrieval systems. There are two reference sources that explain the "cataloging" structure used by the file Outline of World Cultures (GN345.3 .M87 1983) and Outline of Cultural Materials (GN33.H918 1982). There is one edition of each in the reference collection and two copies of each in the stacks. Consult the liaison librarians for help with this new database.
New look for Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
Academic Universe has redesigned their web pages. The initial screens are less cluttered and the various files of databases are organized into broader subcategories. As a reminder, the majority of the titles on LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe are available in full text, with a limited number available in abstract form. Among the items that this service contains are newspapers, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, law reviews, SEC 10-k reports, and medical journals.
Some of the enhancements:
"Ebsco Academic Search" (EAS)" Now " Academic Search Elite"
Did you know that more than 30% of students who come into the library and log onto one of the library's more than 70 electronic databases make EBSCO their first choice?
Over the summer, after a careful comparison of the electronic databases available, Tutt Library's staff opted to select a new version of this popular database. EBSCO has now become "Academic Search Elite" and there is a whole new look to it when "EBSCO" is selected from one of Tutt Library's pages. But there is more involved than just a change to the name or cosmetic look of the interface. In addition to offering more access to immediate full text online (the full text of 1230 journals, many as far back as 1990, is now available), Academic Search Elite also offers indexing to and abstracting of articles in more than 3,000 scholarly journals, including over 1,700 peer reviewed journals.
When a student or staff member does a search, the results of matching articles are displayed, ten at a time. In addition to seeing the title of relevant articles and full citations, the user immediately sees whether or not the article is available in full text and/or in print form in the library. When the user clicks on the title of the article an abstract of that article is displayed.
Perhaps more importantly, the limiting features of Ebsco's search software have been enhanced. Students and staff can now limit the articles retrieved to those available in Tutt, those available in full text, or those available in peer reviewed publications (for those people looking only for scholarly materials).
Another enhancement provided by "Academic Search Elite" is the addition of graphics and images to many of the full text articles. Photographs and/or graphs and illustrations that appeared in the original print version of the article are now reproduced as part of the full text versions.
Ebsco also provides a variety of search options (the default keyword search, as well as "Expert," "Advanced," and "Natural Language" options). Useful help screens and examples are available. But please feel free to contact someone at the reference desk (x6662) at any time if you're confused by the new interface and have questions.
New Acquisition: Wallace Stegner Collection
In 1972 Wallace Stegner received the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for "Angle of Repose." His publishing career spanned over 50 years and his works celebrated the spirit of the American West. Stegner wrote of the courage and optimism of the pioneer spirit and the beauty and vastness of the West.
A collection of first editions of Wallace Stegner have been added to Special Collections and Archives in Tutt Library. The collection was given by Barbara and Robert Brugger, Colorado College Class of 1951. The collection was displayed at the University of Missouri in 1998. We will have a similar display of the Stegner books in December (4th Block) in the library atrium.
A continuing exhibit will be in the atrium of Tutt Library during Blocks II and III of a selection of books from the Special Collections Rare Book collection. The books on display will change each block and the books will represent the diversity of the collection. All the Rare Books are cataloged on the Tiger and available for students, faculty and staff to use. Come visit this wonderful resource on campus.
TUTT LIBRARY STAFF NEWS
Please welcome three staff members who joined the Tutt Library since last spring: Carol Dickerson, Library Director, Krystyna Mrozek, Interdisciplinary Programs Librarian, and Lance May, Evening Circulation Coordinator.
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