Archive for the ‘Library Services’ Category


AU Libraries: More Mobile All the Time

March 10, 2010

First was Up All Night and 24-5 for on site access — then came Auburn Libraries Mobile for access on the go. Now included in mobile access are the EBSCOhost Databases (AU access only).

Check out your favorite database like Communication and Mass Media Complete on your smartphone if it is a Blackberry,  iPhone (and Touch) or Treo (Droid support is coming).

Some of the advanced features are missing (like folders), but you can still get use the Article Linker to get to those things that aren’t full text!


AU Libraries: Click and Be Recognized!

March 10, 2010

Suggest ways to improve and expand AU Libraries' facilities and services. Vote on others' suggestions!


Wireless Printing in Library

February 3, 2010

It’s currently just for students only, but if you log into AU-Wireless in the library you now can print to the OIT printers. It’s called Tiger Print and the normal printing charges will apply.

You will have to save everything to a PDF file before printing, so if you don’t have PDF writing software, you can download CutePDF Writer for FREE by logging in at


New Library Web Page

November 2, 2009

newlibwebCheck out our new Library Web. The updated homepage is packed with features such as a tabbed interface that highlights the most requested sections of the Library web site.

Click on the link to the public beta versionnucat of our new library catalog.  This catalog search is powered by VuFind, an open-source application built in collaboration with universities around the world (Don’t worry, our classic catalog is not going away).


Changes at RBD: A-B then C

October 7, 2009

caribou1Along with the change in the seasons comes change to RBD Library. And like all changes, some are pleasant — some, not so much.

First off we’re in the middle of shifting the A-BX books from the 2nd floor to the 1st floor. Then a backshift will happen on 2nd floor to free up space for our learning/information commons area. Included in this area will be the Miller Writing Center and Study Partners.  The Writing Center currently has walk up hours of 6-10 pm Sunday through Thursday evenings.

Secondly, Caribou Coffee is near to completion. When that happens Stacks Cafe,  located on the Ground Floor, will close. I hear that October 26 is going to be the official opening so I’ll try and keep you posted.

Finally, and this falls in the “not so pleasant” area, our book buying budget is restricted this year because of the economy so there are no discretionary funds. Books will be ordered on an as needed highly critical basis. Please check with your subject specialist for more information.


Get a Sneak Peak

July 20, 2009

sneakA new look is coming Fall semester for Auburn University Libraries. Check out our new website and make suggestions and comments by clicking on the Feedback button to report a bug or request a feature.


Don’t Get Burned: Research & Summer Classes

May 21, 2009


Summer classes are here — that means five weeks and the class is over. Here are some things to help you beat the heat for your research projects and get you back to the sun and fun of Summer.


  1. AU Libraries Anywhere is a Firefox browser plug-in that allows users to search the AU Libraries’ catalog from anywhere on the World Wide Web. More information is in the CMJN Blog article.
  2. IBreadcrumbs: extension that allows you to record and edit your websearches.
  3. Zotero: Firefox extension that helps you manage research materials. More information is in the article on the CMJN Blog.
  4. Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition (from since Auburn’s Office of Information Technology does not load this on the OIT computers.

Citation Help:

  1. Help with Citations
  2. CheckCite (James Madison University):  gives easily understood examples for print and online sources in APA, MLA, and Turabian (Chicago) styles.
  3. OttoBib is a free citation generator for books. Just enter an ISBN number (it works for both the ISBN 10 and ISBN 13) and choose your citation style. Here are two numbers for you to play with: ISBN-10: 0399146431 ISBN-13: 978-0399146435.

Google Sites:

  1. Google Scholar
  2. Google Unclesam
  3. Google Books
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