The staff at the Kirkwood Libraries hope you had a fun and relaxing Spring Break. Library hours are now back to normal. Now it’s time to get back into the swing of things and start those final papers and projects you may have been putting off until later. The library Web site: www.kirkwood.edu/library has many resources available to help you research your topic. You can search our catalog to find a book, search our databases for magazine and journal articles, or check our list of “librarian approved” Web sites. If you hit a roadblock in your research, Ask a Librarian! for help. As always, the library is a great place to study for finals or just curl up with a good book. Come visit us!
Remember the bookmarks for the library with the huge list of passwords on the back for accessing library databases? Well, you can throw those away now. The library has successfully implemented a new proxy-server that will allow Kirkwood students, faculty and staff to access all library databases from home using a single login: your k number and password.
To access Kirkwood Library databases, simply go to the library homepage: http://www.kirkwood.edu/library, click on the database you wish to search and if you are off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your k number and password. If you are on-campus, you will not be required to login.
Good luck with your research! And as always, if you need help, Ask a Librarian!
The Kirkwood Libraries are reaching out to our users with new Facebook pages for our Cedar Rapids and Iowa City campus locations.
The features on these pages include our Ask a Librarian! chat widget, links to this blog, links to the library account on del.icio.us, a WorldCat search box and CiteMe, an application that creates formatted citations for you!
So check us out on Facebook and become a FAN!
It’s research paper time! For those of you who prefer to do your research online, the library has added more new databases to its growing collection:
Wilson Web Databases
- Current Issues: Reference Shelf Plus – provides full-text articles from key publications covering a variety of current social, scientific, health, political, and global issues.
- Current Issues: Health – provides full-text article from key publications covering a variety of health issues.
- Library Literature & Information Science Full-Text – delivers full-text articles cover to cover from over 100 select library publications.
- Science Full-Text, Select Edition – covers some 320 science journals with full-text articles, indexing and abstracts
- Literature Resource Center – provides information on literary figures from all time periods writing in such genres as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more.
If you need help searching or for off-campus access, please Ask a Librarian!
We have extended the hours of our virtual reference Ask a Librarian! service!
The new hours are:
- Monday-Thursday: 8 AM-9 PM
- Friday: 8 AM-4:30 PM
- Saturday: 9 AM-3:30 PM
- Sunday: 3:30 PM-7:30 PM
If you have a question about the library or if you are having problems doing research for a class, you can send us a message and we will be happy to help.
Need help with research or have a question about the library? Now there is a new way to ask a librarian. You can use the instant messaging service Meebo to chat with a librarian in real-time. There is no need to login or enter a password, simply go to the Ask a Librarian! site and begin typing your question where it says “Type here..”
The service is currently available Monday-Thursday 8AM-8PM, Friday 8AM-5PM, and Saturday 11AM-4PM with extended hours coming soon!
As always, if the Virtual Reference Service is unavailable, you can contact the library by phone (toll free: 1-866-452-8504) or via email (email@example.com).