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ProQuest Databases Functioning Again

  Posted on: September 29, 2012

Canadian Newsstand, CBCA, Sociological Abstracts and other ProQuest databases are back in operation following a weekend disruption. The databases had been unavailable during the weekend until Sunday 30 Sept. at 7 a.m. while ProQuest performed scheduled system maintenance. The Library regrets this inconvenience and thanks you for your patience.

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Interlibrary Loan Function is Back

  Posted on: September 24, 2012

Students and faculty can once again place requests for interlibrary loans. The system was out of commission for several days, during which the “request” function was not working. TRU librarians worked with partner agencies to resolve issues and conduct maintenance. The Library thanks users for their patience during this time. The interlibrary loan (ILL) system…

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Interlibrary Loans Interruption

  Posted on: September 17, 2012

The TRU Library’s interlibrary loan (ILL) system will be performing temporary scheduled maintenance on the evening of Monday, September 17 and the morning of Tuesday, September 18. ILL requesting will not be available during this period.

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ARTstor Maintenance Saturday Night

  Posted on: September 13, 2012

Please be advised that ARTstor will be performing temporary scheduled maintenance on Saturday, September 15 between 7 pm and 11 pm Pacific Time. Access to the ARTstor Digital Library will be temporarily suspended during this time.

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Reserves: Sciences Move to HoL

Course reserves at HoL

  Posted on: September 5, 2012

Please note that starting this September, course reserves for courses in the sciences will be circulated & available to students from the House of Learning 3rd floor library location (as opposed to the Main Library, where most reserves have been held until now). Reserves for courses in the humanities & social sciences will remain in…

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Summon Launch & Open House

Summon goddess with laptop

  Posted on: August 31, 2012

The TRU Library is unveiling Summon, its new search interface. To celebrate the launch of this powerful cross-disciplinary search tool, the librarians are hosting an Open House and hope you will join them. Come and take a look at how Summon can be incorporated into both faculty and student research. Try Summon out for yourself,…

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Orientation Week Contest

  Posted on: August 31, 2012

Drop by any Library branch September 4-7 and enter to win an Art of Research prize pack! What’s in an Art of Research prize pack? The board game Pictionary for when your study group needs to unwind; sidewalk chalk for creative expression; a Crayola Dry Erase Board set; and an Etch a Sketch (perhaps for…

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Library Discontinues Several Databases

  Posted on: August 31, 2012

The TRU Library has changed its database offerings to reflect both utilization patterns and content availability. The Library continuously evaluates resources to ensure that funds and resources are allocated as effectively as possible. A recent analysis of usage statistics revealed extremely low use of the following EBSCOhost databases: Art Index, Applied Science & Technological Index,…

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New “Summon” Search Interface Reshapes Research

  Posted on: August 31, 2012

TRU Library has launched a new search interface that will transform how research is conducted on and off campus. The Summon search interface is the “default” search box on the Library’s homepage. But the catalogue and article databases are just a click away, via “tabs”. The Library has introduced Summon, a combined search interface that…

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Database Cancellation: PAIS

  Posted on: August 31, 2012

The Library has canceled its subscription to the multidisciplinary PAIS International database. Most of the information accessed via PAIS can be found elsewhere using the following Library databases: JSTOR, Sociological Abstracts, Social Sciences Citation Index and Academic Search Complete. The decision to discontinue PAIS (Public Affairs Information Services) was based on an analysis of data…

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