It's been a long, hard winter so far, and according to Punxatawney Phil, we still have at least a month to go. The University has been forced to close more often for bad weather this year than any of us can remember. With our short terms, we know that even though classes might have been cancelled, work still needs to go on. So how can the Drexel Libraries help you get your work done when the weather is bad?
By John Wiggins, Director of Library Services & Quality Improvement and Beth Ten Have, Director of Library Academic Partnerships
A big change was made at W. W. Hagerty at the start of summer quarter – the Reference Desk was removed! It may appear to have been an abrupt change, and is certainly a noticeable one, but it was the result of months of research and planning. Now, W. W. Hagerty Library patrons can get assistance at a single location, simplifying where to seek help for those who were unsure in the past.
Have a quick question for us? We're expanding our Chat reference to accept questions via text messaging. Text your question to 918-DREXEL-1 (918-373-9351); we'll respond directly to your phone.
Text service will be available during all the hours that our Hahnemann Reference Desk is open:
- Monday-Thursday, 9 am - 9 pm
- Friday 9 am - 5 pm
- Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
The literature reference section seems limited in relation to medicine; the greater portion is dedicated to Shakespeare!
Thanks for this observation. If you are not finding what you’re looking for on the reference shelf, that doesn’t mean we don’t have it. We’ve got all kinds of literature reference resources that are online only.
Term break can't come soon enough.
In honor of the first weekend of summer, reference help is closing early today. We'll shut down at 11:30 am. Got a question? Call, write, email, IM, or stop by and visit. We're back up and running starting Saturday at noon.
We'll take another break on Sunday, but then we're back to our regular reference schedule, seven days a week, starting Monday, June 21st. See you then!
Continuing the countdown of 10 ways to use Hagerty for low-stress, high-efficiency studying.
Whether your looking for articles for your term paper or just want to verify a fact, Hagerty reference staff is here to help.
If you've got a reference question while you're on the go, send it to the Hagerty reference desk via text message, and we'll text you back. Simply text drexellibraryref: and your question to 265010 between 8:30 am and 5 pm.
Standard text messaging charges apply.
And ready to Chat with you!
We've upgraded our Chat/IM reference service -- the new "floating" chat box will let you move around our website, but still stay connected to us. Give it a try! Just look for the "HealthSciRef in Online" graphic on our web pages (if we're offline, you'll connect to our email reference form).
Reference help is also available via IM (AIM, GoogleTalk and Yahoo) -- put "HealthSciRef" on your buddy list and you'll always know when we're online.
Our Chat/IM reference service is online Monday through Thursday 9 am to 9 pm, and Fridays 9 am to 5 pm.