Archive for August, 2009

Changes to the EBSCO search interface!

August 24, 2009

If you’ve searched an EBSCO database like Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, or CINAHL in the past, you’ll notice a change starting today. Instead of assuming your search terms should be searched as a phrase (that is, only in the exact order that you’ve entered them), it will now search for all of the terms you enter. Also, your results will now be displayed by relevance rather than date. These changes were made based on usability testing conducted over the summer, and we feel that you’ll see an improvement in your search results.

Two quick tips:

• to search for an exact phrase, put your search terms in quotes (“Jesuit education”)
• to find the newer articles in your results, use the date slider on the right side of the results screen to screen out the older articles

We want your feedback on how this change works for you. We will continue our usability testing in the fall, but we’d still like to hear directly from you. Please send your comments (positive, negative, neutral) to mgarnar@regis.edu. At the end of the fall semester, we’ll review this decision and see if we should keep the new settings or return to what we’ve used in the past, so it’s important that we hear from you.

If you have any questions about searching any of the EBSCO databases, please contact the Reference Desk at library@regis.edu or 303-458-4031 (1-800-388-2366 x4031). Thanks!

Library hours, Spring 2010

August 17, 2009

Spring semester hours for the library are as follows:

Dayton Memorial Library

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Friday – Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Colorado Springs students – if you need additional assistance, please contact the Reference Desk at the Dayton Memorial Library. The chat with a librarian service is available 24/7.

New exhibit in the Hartman Gallery

August 13, 2009

A new exhibit of sculptural work by Regis alumni Jeff Schlundt will be on display in the the Doyle and Margaret Hartman Gallery in the Dayton Memorial Library from August 17th – August 28th. Jeff has a unique style; he uses books from secondhand and thrift stores and carves into the books.

Faculty – submit electronic reserves for Fall now!

August 13, 2009

Fall 2009 is fast approaching. Please complete Electronic Reserve submission forms for all new and existing materials for Fall 2009. Materials that are no longer copyright compliant will be removed.

E-Reserve submission forms can be found at http://www.regis.edu/library.asp?page=services.forfaculty.reserves.ereservesubmission.

Interlibrary Loan department closing early, 8/7

August 4, 2009

The Interlibrary Loan department will be closing at noon on Friday, August 7th.