Thursday, December 22, 2011

Forensic Nursing Resource

Check out this online Forensic Nursing Resource committed to compiling the most relevant information to the practice of forensic nursing and related fields. Discussion topics range from general nursing theory to, most recently, forensic nursing and primary sexual violence prevention.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Download ebrary ebooks to your phone, e-book reader, or tablet

ebrary (one of our favorite ebook partners) now provides downloading of books. You may download an ebrary book whenever the DOWNLOAD button appears in the toolbar. Most ebrary books may be downloaded for 14 days (the loan length is indicated when the Download button is clicked). After the loan period has expired, you will be prompted to download the book again.

Downloading an ebrary book lets you access the book offline. You first need to download the book to your computer and then transfer it to a device that has Adobe Digital Editions installed. You can view Adobe Digital Editions list of compatible devices here.

Downloaded ebrary books in Adobe Digital Editions format cannot be read yet by Kindles, but you can download chapters or sections of up to 60 pages as PDFs, which can be read by Kindles. For more information, read about downloading at ebrary Support.

As always, if you have a question or need help, please contact a Research Librarian. There is also a helpful tutorial on how to use ebrary here.

New Gale Virtual Reference Library ebooks!

Did you know Gale Publishing, well known for its authoritative print reference books, also provides electronic access to many of its titles in the "Gale Virtual Reference Library"? 

The Library is pleased to now offer the following 10 titles, providing authoritative information in the social sciences and health and biological sciences:

To access, go to the Library's Databases A-Z page or to the Databases by Subject page > Encyclopedias, etc. As always if you have any questions, stop by or call the Research Center, x4801.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Library Classroom

Due to the ongoing Sutliff Hall renovation delay, the Library instruction lab (Andruss Library 243) will be unavailable for much of the spring semester. Regular classes have been scheduled in AL 243 that normally would have been scheduled in Sutliff. This obviously will affect the librarians' spring instruction schedule as well as have an impact on faculty and staff who use the room for instructional purposes.

As of December 9, the classroom will be unavailable during the following times in the spring semester:
Monday: 10-12, 2-4:30, 6-9
Tuesday: 9:30-12:30, 2-9:30
Wednesday: 10-12, 2-4:30
Thursday: 9:30-12:30, 2-9:30
Friday:10-12, 2-3

We ask for your patience during this time.  If you have any questions or would like to schedule library instruction, please contact your library liaison.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Changes to ILLiad

On Monday, December 19, 2011, your ILLiad login will switch to your HuskyID and HuskyPassword. We anticipate this transition will be seamless for registered users—you will simply begin logging on to ILLiad with your HuskyID/Password as prompted on 12/19/11. 

For our Faculty and Staff users, your ILLiad login will be your BU email address (e.g., and network password.

We hope this transition will simplify ILLiad and reduce the number of accounts and passwords you need to remember.

Need assistance with changing your network password?  Please go to: 

Questions or concerns?  Please contact the Interlibrary Loan Dept./Andrea Schwartz at: or 570-389-4218