Thursday, June 24, 2010

Homepage new look

The library's homepage will be undergoing a slight reorganization at the start of the second summer session. No links or information will be removed; they will just find a new home. We hope this new organization will help patrons navigate the site more easily.

So, keep an eye out for a new look!

New library database: AAPG Datapages

The library now has access to full-text journals through the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Datapages. This database, provided through an endowment established by BU alumnus Daniel J. Tearpock, B.A., Earth & Planetary Sciences, 1970, provides full-text access to many publications, including:

• AAPG Bulletin, 1917-present
• 230 AAPG Books
• Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology, 1953-present
• Journal of Petroleum Geology, 1978-2004
• Journal of Sedimentary Research, 1931-present
• state and regional geological society bulletins
• many others

Links to this database can be found off of the library website, including the Databases A-Z page.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Text Messages and ILLiad

Want to get notifications from ILLiad sent right to your phone? Now you can! Instructions for setting up this service are at:

ILLiad is Andruss Library's Interlibrary Loan service (log on or register at: If you choose to set up text messaging, you'll receive notices when your books or articles arrive right to your phone (as well as your email). Standard text messaging rates apply.

Try it today! Questions? Contact Andrea Schwartz at 570-389-4218 or

Friday, June 11, 2010

FAQ for Off-campus/distant education

We've compiled a list of FAQs from off-campus and distant education students. You can find it directly here:

There is a link to this page on our Tutorials page (under the Help! tab) and in the "For Students" box on the library homepage.

Of course, if you are off-campus, feel free to contact us with additional questions via phone, email, or chat.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Loan Period for Government Documents

The loan period for our government documents has been extended from two weeks to one month. This change applies to print and CD-ROM items in both our federal and Pennsylvania documents collections.

Friday, June 4, 2010

BOLT & Library electronic resources

Please note that you must log into the library electronic resources (databases & journals) even if you have already logged into BOLT.

Your library username is the part of your email address before the @ symbol.

So, if your email address is, your library username is abc1234.

Additional help for logging in can be found here.