Category Archives: New in the Library

NEW! ProQuest: The Arts

The University Libraries are pleased to present ProQuest: The Arts, a new way to search four of our most popular databases: Art Bibliographies Modern, Design and Applied Arts Index, International Index to Music Periodicals, and International Index to Performing Arts.

ProQuest: The Arts offers the same content as the old databases, but in a new interface that’s both powerful and easy to use.  By default ProQuest: The Arts searches all four databases, but you can narrow your focus using either the Advanced Search or the blue bar at the top of each screen. You can also filter your search resutls by type, date, subject, and more using the options on the right side of your search results. Create an account and sign in to “My Research” to save searches, tag articles, and create email or RSS alerts for your favorite topics.

The old versions of Art Bibliographies Modern, Design and Applied Arts Index, International Index to Music Periodicals, and International Index to Performing Arts will remain active through the Spring 2011 semester, but are being phased out.

Please contact Josh Roberts, Digital Initiatives & Systems Librarian, at joroberts@uarts.edu with any questions or concerns.

It’s back! The “New Books” shelf is back!

Warren, Sid, Jim and many others – you kept asking when we’d have the “New Books” shelf back again. We have re-purposed one of the periodical shelves to feature those wonderful new books.

If you never saw the old one, the New Books shelf is just a spot where we put out the new books so people can see what’s new. New books may be checked out right away.  We hope you’ll enjoy having this popular feature back again!

Casey Murphy puts new books on the new "New Books" shelf
Casey Murphy puts new books on the new "New Books" shelf

Announcing ebrary! New online resource

We are very pleased to announce a subscription to ebrary Academic Complete, an electronic book collection of over 43,900 full-text titles covering all academic subject areas that will greatly supplement our existing print collections. We’ll be sending out additional e-mail and news posts about it soon, but if you’re eager to try it, here’s how to find it.

> Go to the library home page: http://library.uarts.edu/

> Under “Find Materials” on the home page, select E-Books

> Select ebrary

If you are on the UArts campus you will connect automatically.  If you are off campus, you’ll be prompted to enter your name and library barcode number. Once you’re in, you’ll want to watch the online training video or perhaps download the “Quick Guide”. Explore the options – it’s pretty amazing!