The library website was revised and updated over the course of the last month to bring you a cleaner look and better usability. Even though the library looks different, it offers the same tools and services as it did before.
You may have noticed that the database list has changed. You can still find databases by subject, but the process to get there is a little different. To find appropriate databases for your subject area, simply hover over the word Library and then choose Databases A-Z:
If you know the database you want to use from here, you can scroll down to it, or use the handy alphabet at the top to jump to the correct section of the list. If you want suggestions by subject, click All Subjects and choose your subject area to see recommendations. The top recommendations will show up at the top of the list and will be marked Best Bet:
Even though the navigation menu contains a lot of great links, be sure to check out the library home page! The default search box in the middle of the page is the Summon search, which allows you to search across the library databases to find articles for your assignments and discussion posts. (For those times you need to do more precise searching, choose a subject-specific database, as described above.)
Just a note about the Journals tab and the Books tab: These are intended to help you locate specific journals or books for those times you have a complete citation and just need to know if the library carries that item. To find articles by topic, use Summon or a subject-specific database.
– Kim Staley