Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Changes at the ULM Library

Here is a message from Donald Smith, Dean of the ULM Library, about new changes coming to our library:

The Library has embarked on a very ambitious project.  We are moving to become a digital library with only a few exceptions.  The intention is that existing spaces for study and new spaces be equipped with the latest technology to promote active learning with spaces for group work and classroom and seminar presentations.  To allow for these new spaces, much of the existing print collection will be deselected.  Deselection involves the same processes as selection, only in reverse.  Exceptions include when materials are not available electronically and are required by a discipline, and existing materials that are circulating and support disciplines on our campus.   This project should allow us to better serve our constituents and meet the needs of the changing student population that we have seen over the fifteen years we have been in this building.

Perhaps a bit of library science’s philosophical underpinnings explains this in clearer terms.  The Five laws of library science is a theory proposed by S. R. Ranganathan in 1931, detailing the principles of operating a library system. Many librarians worldwide accept them as the foundations of their philosophy.   These laws are:

1.       Books are for use.
2.       Every reader his [or her] book.
3.       Every book its reader.
4.       Save the time of the reader.
5.       The library is a growing organism.

As a growing organism, we strive to make ourselves aware of what our users want.  Usage statistics have shown that print materials circulation has been less than e-book use for the last ten years.   Print materials (books and serials) total use in 2013-2014 was 2.4% of the total use of 135,805 full-text books and serials.  Students prefer electronic materials over print materials even when both are available and it is common to hear “don’t you have anything electronic on the subject?” when a user encounters only print availability.

Please remember, we are not “purging” the collection as one person put it.  In order to free up two floors of space, we have committed to this major change in our collection and collecting.  If you wish to assist in this effort, please contact your library liaison as found on the library’s website or Megan Lowe, Coordinator of Public Services, at or 342-3041 or you can email me at or call at 342-1050.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fall 2014 Semester Hours
Ready for the new year?
The ULM Library Fall Semester Schedule is now available:

Friday, August 1, 2014

ProQuest Database Trials

For a month we will have trial access to several ProQuest database resources, including:

New York Times
ProQuest Biological Science Collection
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
ProQuest Research Companion
You can access the trial here (on campus only):

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sanborn Maps is back!

 Good news! We used to subscribe to Sanborn Maps, a historical map database, in the past, but had to discontinue our subscription. Now, we've recently been able to get it back:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Web of Knowledge discontinued

Unfortunately, the ULM Library no longer subscribes to Thomson's Web of Knowledge, or Web of Science database. It has been removed from our website. Sorry about the inconvenience.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library, which has employment information and standardized test aids, have been upgraded to an all-new version. You can access it here:

On June 30th, the new version will automatically replace the old one. The login account you have on the old/current site will probably not work anymore and you'll need to re-register.

The old version, should you need it, is still available here for the time being:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summer Hours

This week our summer hours begin!

Summer Session:

Sun  6 pm - 10 pm
Mon – Thurs
7 am – 10 pm
Fri  7 am – 4:30 pm

Friday, May 23, 2014


On Memorial Day, Monday May 26, the library will be CLOSED. Have a safe holiday!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Library Open During Break

The ULM Library will be open during the spring break, but not as long. Here are this week's hours:

Tues-Thurs 7:30am – 5:30pm
Fri - 7:30am – 4:30pm
Sat Apr 26 - CLOSED

Normal hours resume on Sunday, April 27.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

See our new YouTube videos!

The ULM Library has made 2 new YouTube video versions of our in-person Workshops. One for EBSCO Discovery and one for LexisNexis Academic.

EDS: EBSCO Discovery Service

Intro to LexisNexis Academic

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Closed Mardi Gras, Mar 1-4


The library will be closed this weekend and on Mon. and Tues., March 1-4.
We'll re-open to normal hours on March 5th.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Library open during weather closure

Although the ULM campus is closed due to inclement weather,  ULM Library is open from 12pm-6pm on Feb. 11th for all your important library needs!
But Library workshops are canceled along with classes.

New hours updates:

Feb. 12 - 11am-6pm
Feb. 13  -  11am-2am

Friday, January 17, 2014

New Spring Library Workshops!

Starting Jan 27th, ULM Library Reference Workshops are back, with some popular presentations and some news ones, like Mergent Online and The LOUISiana Digital Library.

See our workshops page for a list of what we're doing and when. Come get some tips on how to do better research and learn how to use our databases more effectively!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Spring 2014 Library Schedule

The Spring 2014 Library Schedule is now online! See it here:

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Holiday Library hours 
Merry Holidays! Here are the library's wintersession and holiday hours...
Dec 21 - 22: CLOSED
Dec 23: 7:30am – 5:30 pm
December 24 – January 1: CLOSED
January 2 – 12:
  • Mon – Thurs: 7:30am – 5:30 pm
  • Fri:  7:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • CLOSED Weekends

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mergent is back; farewell MarketLine
A couple years ago the ULM Library had access to Mergent Online, a business database, but we replaced it with another database. Now we're going back to Mergent again, and it's better this time! Before, there was a limit on the number of people allowed to use it at one time. That user limit is now gone and everyone can use it when they need it!

You may now use Mergent Online here:

Unfortunately, Mergent will be replacing our subscription to MarketLine Advantage, which will run out at the end of this month.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New LexisNexis coming soon!
LexisNexis Academic is getting a new interface on Dec. 23rd. The look will change automatically on that day, and off-campus access should be the same.

The new search page will be similar to the current one except that there is only one search blank and navigating individual types of information will be different too. Here's a video LexisNexis made showing what the new interface will be like.

Introduction to the New Academic Interface

Monday, November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013 Hours

This week, the library will be closing on Wednesday at 1pm for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We'll re-open on Sunday.

Mon-Tues, Nov 25-26 7:30am–2am
Wed Nov 27   7:30am – 1pm
Thurs Nov 28-Sat Nov 30 CLOSED
Sun Dec 1  12 pm – 2am

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, ULM! 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

IBISWorld Trial

ULM has an trial period for IBISWorld Industry Intelligence, a business market research tool. The trial is open until the end of the month.

You can try it out from any on-campus network here:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

ULM Library event: Archaeology week!

Tonight in the ULM Library's Special Collections dept. there will be a presentation about Poverty Point for Archaeology week!

An “F” in Mound Construction? Results of Recent Work at Poverty Point
Free public lecture by Dr. Diana Greenlee, Poverty Point Station Archaeologist
Tues. Oct. 29, 2013, 6:30 pm
ULM Library Special Collections, 5th Floor