Due to an update release, there may be some interruptions in service for ScienceDirect on Saturday, December 1st. The release will include infrastructure improvements, and will also extend browser coverage to include Google Chrome and Safari as well as Firefox and IE 7, 8 and 9. Safari users on iPads will also be able to enjoy the full functionality of ScienceDirect!
The Libraries are currently offering a variety of workshops on topics ranging from presentation software (all the cool kids are using Prezi! Are you?) to SimplyMap. Visit our Workshops page to see the upcoming schedule and register.
The Hahnemann and Queen Lane Libraries will remain CLOSED Monday and Tuesday due to the storm emergency. Hagerty Library, on the University City Campus will remain open with limited hours and services as long as conditions allow. The 24-hour study areas at Hahnemann and Queen Lane will remain open as long as the buildings are open; call Center City Campus security at 215-762-7111, or Queen Lane Campus security at 215-991-8102 to check building status. Please keep in mind, however, that the city is under a state of emergency; safety should be your first priority.
Library staff will be monitoring the Health Sciences reference email, at email@example.com and the Chat reference service as possible -- please contact us if you have any question about library status, or if we can be of other assistance to you. Fines will be waived, of course, for any library materials that were due Monday and Tuesday. Stay dry and stay safe!
As we welcome all our new students for the Fall term, we don't want to neglect our students returning from a summer off, or just the term break. We have some exciting new things to share with you!
First, at Queen Lane, Katherine (Katie) Montgomery Lewis has joined the library staff at the circulation desk. Katie is a graduate student in the iSchool, and new to the Philadelphia area -- stop by and say hello!
At Hahnemann Library:
- Final construction details are being finished up on two new "collaborative spaces" that will be listed in the reservation system for group study rooms. Rooms 2247 along the north wall of the Library, and 2277 near the study table area were both copier rooms in their past lives, but have been freshly painted and carpeted for their new purpose; white boards will be installed in each room shortly. Let us know how you like the new flexible-use furniture!
- To make room for new study space, the color photocopier has been moved; you'll now find it in the alcove next to room 2277. Go past the Thesis collection (right across from the 2nd floor entrance), and turn right down the hallway; the copier alcove will be immediately on your right, just before the entrance to room 2277. Black and white copiers are still available in the 24-hour study room, and on the 1st floor in the stairwell.
- New Macs and iPads (that's right, we said iPads!) are now available at the Hahnemann circulation desk. Five new Mac Book Pros have been added to the collection of laptops for use in the library. The iPads are available as part of a pilot project. They can be borrowed by students, faculty and University staff who are in good standing with the Libraries Monday to Thursday 10 am – 10 pm andFriday 10 am – 8 pm. The iPads, which will be pre-loaded with a selection of apps and library tools, may be taken out of the Library. The iPad loan program is a trial program, and participants will be asked to complete a survey upon returning the device.
Across all Libraries, we have implemented a new Course Reserves system. You'll now find online course readings (articles, streaming video) and listings for print items available in the Libraries, linked directly from your class site in Blackboard Learn. How convenient is that?!
We've added 5 new Mac Book Pros to the laptops available for borrowing at Hahnemann Library. Like our other laptops, these can be borrowed for 3 hours at a time for use within the library by students and others who have signed a laptop borrowing agreement.
And don't forget that we have iPads as well, which can be borrowed for a full day (Monday-Friday only) and can be taken out of the library!
ILLiad is being upgraded today so there will be a short down-time. After the upgrade, ILLiad will be fully Unicode compliant, accepting and displaying CJK, Hebrew, Arabic and other non-Western character sets as well as Extended Latin. Stay tuned for more updates!
In an extension of the pilot project initiated at Hagerty Library this summer, there are now iPads available for borrowing at Hahnemann Library. They can be borrowed by students, faculty and University staff who are in good standing with the Libraries for the following loan periods:
- Monday to Thursday 10 am - 10 pm
- Friday 10 am - 8 pm
The iPads, which will be pre-loaded with a selection of apps and library tools, may be taken out of the Library.
The iPad loan program is a trial program, and participants will be asked to complete a survey upon returning the device.
Queen Lane Library will be closed starting at 1 PM on Friday, July 27, 2012 due to a power outage at the Queen Lane Campus. Other library locations will be open.
Drexel University is a supporter member of BioMed Central, a publisher of 237 online, peer-reviewed, open access journals. Drexel authors receive a 15 percent discount on the article-processing fees when publishing in BioMed Central journals, which span all biomedical areas from the basic life sciences to clinical medicine.
Articles published in BioMed Central journals are freely available to the entire global research community to download, re-use, and redistribute without restriction, and are included in PubMed, CAS, and Scopus.
To learn more, locate BioMed Central by using the "databases" tab on the library's homepage.
Click here to see works already published in BioMed Central journals by Drexel researchers.
Browse BioMed Central journals by subject.
Get more information for authors.
For questions about BioMed Central or for any of your information needs, contact:
Hahnemann Library, 215-762-7184
Queen Lane Library, 215-991-8740
The Libraries is trialing PaperCut, new printing software, and in exchange for your feedback we would like to offer you free printing! The first 50 people to come to Hahnemann Library starting on Monday, July 9th at 9:30 AM will receive $5 toward whatever item(s) you've been waiting to print. To participate, stop by the first floor Help Desk at Hahnemann Library between Monday – Friday, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, and let the staff member on duty know that you'd like your $5 in free printing. Make sure that you have your Drexel ID and 2 -3 minutes to spare for setup and a survey.
Your feedback about this tool, and all library services, is valuable and helpful in shaping our services and decisions. Feedback about the Libraries services is accepted anytime through our survey tool. Questions specific to this trial can be directed to John Wiggins, Director of Library Services & Quality Improvement at 215-895-2750.