Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Communication & Mass Media Complete and MEDLINE with Full Text off-campus

We have found a way to make Communication & Mass Media Complete and MEDLINE with Full Text available off-campus! Here you can find special links that enable access:

...but these are the only links you can use to get into these from off-campus at this time, even though it appears to be regular EBSCOhost.

Monday, September 20, 2010

ULM’s Tarbutton collection expands with donation of personal scrapbook and Hall of Fame trophy

By the end of her 33-year coaching career, Edna “Tiny" Tarbutton singlehandedly placed the tiny northeastern Louisiana town of Baskin on the women’s basketball map, having secured an incredible 218-game winning streak and setting national records that have yet to be broken.

Now officials at
the University of Louisiana at Monroe Library Special Collections are pleased to announce that Joe Kramberg, Tarbutton’s nephew, will donate a personal scrapbook highlighting Tarbutton’s history-making coaching career, along with other personal items, including Tarbutton’s 2005 Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Trophy, to its archives. Kramberg travelled with his aunt to receive the trophy in Knoxville, Tenn., following her selection for the award.

Kramberg will present the university with the scrapbook and other items at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, in the ULM Library Special Collections. Tarbutton died in 2009 in West Monroe at the age of 87.

“These items represent Tarbutton’s coaching
victories spanning 1947 to 1953 that brought nine state titles wins, eight of them in a row,” said Cynthia Robertson, ULM’s special collections coordinator. “For the avid researcher these items really complete the Tarbutton collection we’ve already begun, and we are incredibly fortunate that Mr. Kramberg is traveling from Houston to make this significant contribution that will help tell an important story in the history of women’s basketball in Louisiana.”

Tarbutton, who attended then-Northeastern Louisiana University for two years before completing her degree at then-Normal College in Natchitoches, ended her coaching career in 1977 with a record of 654-263-2. All of her victories were at Baskin.

Some databases are no longer with us.

If the database list looks shorter recently, that's because it is. Some resources have been removed, and more may be later. Why is this happening? Because of budget cuts to LOUIS, the statewide consortium through which we get many of our databases. More detailed information about the decision can be found at the this link. As LOUIS has told us, these resources have been and may later be removed.

Cancelled as of August 30, 2010



International Political Science Abstracts (from EBSCO)

SPORTDiscus (from EBSCO)

Cancelled as of September 30, 2010

WebFeat/360 Search

Cancelled as of December 31, 2010

CQ Global

And the list could get longer later. How does LOUIS affect your research? This video can explain it in less than 2 minutes:

Visit to learn more and get contact info for legislators.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Classical Music Library

The problems with other databases have evidently been resolved, but there is still an issue with the Classical Music Library. It works on campus, but not off. We hope to fix this soon.

Some databases are out...

Due to techincal difficulties, many of our databases aren't working on or off campus. Some alternate emergency links have been put up on the Database page, but they are still slow, and they won't work off-campus at all.

Also, 2 more of our resources that don't use that same network, and are working on-campus today, are not working off-campus. This has been an issue for a while and is taking more time to resolve.

Classical Music Library
Mergent Online

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New reference and ILL offices

The offices for the reference dept and Interlibrary Loan have moved to the second floor, within serials. To get there...

Go to the second floor, and then in here...

Then turn left, and go to this door.

Hope to see you around!

New Special Collections Newsletter

The ULM Special Collections Newsletter for Fall 2010 is out now. Get it here:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

LexisNexis Academic Outage

LexisNexis Academic is finally switching to its new interface permanently. It will be down this weekend:

Saturday, August 7: There will be a *service interruption* lasting between 1 and 3 hours, beginning around noon, Eastern Time.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

More Moving

Offices have moved in the past at the library, and it's not over yet.

The reference dept. will likely move upstairs to the second floor, while the new reference desk will remain where it is. Also probable: Deanna Buczala of Academic Affairs will expand her offices on the first floor, the Computer Lab will be remodeled, and as well as other parts of the library.

Friday, July 9, 2010

JSTOR maintenance

This weekend, JSTOR will be down:

Service Alert: On Saturday, July 10, 10 AM- 5 PM EST (UTC-5 hours), JSTOR will undergo site maintenance to prepare for a platform upgrade later this month. During tomorrow's maintenance period, you will be able to search and download articles, but will not be able to reset passwords, save citations, or create/update MyJSTOR accounts. Thank you for your patience while we work to improve JSTOR!

But how would you like it if JSTOR never worked at ULM? Well, that's exactly what could happen if the Louisiana Board of Regents won't fund LOUIS, which allows us to get such resources. To learn what LOUIS is, why you need it, and how you can contact The Board of Regents, go here:

Monday, June 28, 2010

Farewell to Delta

In case you did not know, Delta Community College has been housed on ULM's campus and has shared library facilities with ULM for years. But they have thier own place now and are moving to their own campus here in Monroe.

The books went out this weekend. Here's Hugh Carter, one of the reference librarians at Delta, whom you may have met at our library, with some of the books rolling out to the moving truck.

Good luck to him and the rest of Delta!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Database: HW Wilson

We now have access to 3 databases from H.W. Wilson. These products are available on the WilsonWeb interface.

Art Full Text 1984-present (replacing the Art Abstracts currently available on the EBSCOhost platform until June 30, 2010)

Art Index Retrospective

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

Use this link to get there:

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Reference Has Moved!... a few yards

Things may seem slow during Maymester, but The Summer semester is going to start soon, and big changes are going on at the library. The reference desk has moved! About six yards to the left! (for a reference desk, that's a lot)

That's librarian Maren Williams at the desk. If you can see them behind her, the first floor is also getting more computers.

There is also a possibility that the reference offices will move to another floor, but nothing is official until it actually happens...

Friday, April 30, 2010

JSTOR Maintenance

Well, ArtSTOR isn't the only 'STOR going down for Maintenance this weekend.

Service Alert: Today, April 30, 4 PM-12 AM EST (UTC-5 hours), the JSTOR site has scheduled maintenance. You will be able to search and download, but will not be able to reset passwords, save citations, or create/update MyJSTOR accounts. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you experience any additional difficulties using JSTOR, please contact JSTOR Support at Thanks for your patience.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

ARTstor maintenance

We've heard from ARTstor that it will be down for maintenance some of this weekend:

ARTstor will be performing temporary maintenance on Saturday evening, May 1, 2010 between the hours of 9:00 PM and 2:00 AM EDT. At this time, service will be temporarily suspended.
If you experience any severe delays, please notify ARTstor User Services at

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

MarketLine database

We have a new trial for a database! It is called MarketLine, and it contains valuable information on companies, industries and countries. Some of you may have already heard of it.

You can access MarketLine from this link (only accessible on campus network):

It will be on the ULM Library website also and the trial ends on May 22nd.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Extended Finals Hours

The Library will be open longer for the weekend before finals!

Friday, May 7: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, May 8: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, May 9: 10:00 am – 1:00 am

Good Luck!

Monday, April 12, 2010

First Floor Changes

Some of you may have noticed that in the past few months that the first floor of the library has been changing. Over the Spring Break, more things have been moved, and more will continue to happen later as well.

The computer lab has been expanded, and will soon be fully operational.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Library closed on Sunday

In spite of previous reports to the contrary, the library will remian closed on Sunday, April 11th.

See you on Monday!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

LexisNexis has a new look

I first talked about this way back in November, so it's about time the change was made. LexisNexis Academic now has a new interface, and all links to it on our site should show it.

It may take some getting used to, but maybe not. The search options are different, but on the inside it's the same as it ever was.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

ARTSTOR will be down Sat. & Sun.

We've just been informed that ARTstor will be down this weekend:

"Please be advised, ARTstor will be performing temporary maintenance this Saturday evening, February 27th, into Sunday morning, February 28th, between the hours of 7:00 PM and 1:00 AM EST. During this time, service will be intermittently interrupted. We anticipate full service to return by 1:00 AM.

If you experience any severe delays, please notify ARTstor User Services at"

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Newspaper Databases

2 more new databases!

African American Newspapers

America's Historical Newspapers

Actually, these databases are the same thing; one is a part of the other. However, it's not obvious by the links on the pages, so I've included the links separately.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Special Collections Newsletter Issue #2

The Spring 2010 issue of the Special Collections Newsletter is out. Read it here: