Sunday, December 4, 2011

Extended Finals Hours

The finish line is almost there-- but you're not there yet! The closing time of the library has been extended to 1:00 AM Dec. 4-8.

Fall Finals Week
Sun, Dec 4: 12pm – 1am
Mon-Thurs, Dec 5-8: 7:30am – 1am
Fri, Dec 9: 7:30am –4:30pm
Sat, Dec 10: CLOSED

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Credo Reference, Literati

Some weeks ago we introduced a new database, Credo Reference. Now it's new again-- ULM is part of a group of institutions to use the new interface.

Please report any problems you encounter.

Credo can search other databases we have (such as JSTOR and EBSCOhost); this mostly works on campus but there's an off-campus access issue with it which we're looking to solve. But Credo Literati itself should work from off-campus.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

RIA Tax Services Security Problem

Do you have and use a user account for RIA Tax Services Checkpoint? The publisher has reported a security problem with it, and you might want to change your password. Here is the Thomson Reuters's original message:

Important Security Information from Thomson Reuters

October 24, 2011
Thank you for being a valued customer of Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting.

We would like to advise you that an external Internet hacking attempt affected our website. As a result, we would like to inform you that certain account information may have been compromised.

The account information that might have been compromised includes email address, credit card type and credit card information. However, after a thorough investigation, we have concluded that no sensitive personal information, such as credit card numbers or government-issued identification numbers, was compromised. We have no reason to believe that any personal information of yours may have been misused. Furthermore, this incident impacted no subscription-based product sites or logins such as Checkpoint, etc.

As a precaution, we have disabled all passwords of existing accounts on this website and are asking that you reset your password by following the steps below.

  1. Click the Change Password link and follow the prompts. Note: If you prefer to copy and paste the URL into your browser, the URL is
  2. You will be sent an e-mail that contains your temporary password. Click the Click here to go to the login area link in the e-mail to enter your User ID and temporary password.
  3. Once logged in, click the Change ID and/or Password link. Follow the instructions on the screen to enter the temporary password and your new password. Note: Make sure you create a unique password that is different from any previous password used on this site.
In addition, please be aware of any e-mail "phishing" attempts from additional parties as they may be fraudulent attempts to glean additional personal information.

Otherwise, we are appropriately taking steps to enhance the security of the site and to prevent reoccurrence.

We regret any inconvenience that this incident may cause you.

Please contact your account representative or our Customer Help Center at 800.431.9025 with any questions or concerns you may have.

Once again, thank you for being a valued customer of Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting.


David Hoyt
Vice President
Customer Operations, Tax & Accounting
Thomson Reuters

Monday, October 17, 2011

New Database, Credo Reference

We are pleased to say that we have acquired a new reference resource, Credo Reference.

This is an encyclopedic database that finds quick information on a variety of topics. Think of it as an acceptable replacement for Wikipedia. It does much more, however. You can try it out here:

Off-campus access is likely possible, but has not yet been confirmed.

Access to this resource has been made possible through our library consortium, LOUIS.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

EBSCO Scheduled Maintenance 21 October 2011

Here's a message from EBSCO regarding maintenance later this month:

EBSCO Scheduled System Maintenance on 21 October 2011

EBSCO will be performing system updates beginning on 21 October 2011 at 11:00 PM until 22 October 2011 at 3:00 AM Eastern Time (22 October, 03:00 – 07:00 GMT). Customers using the EBSCO A-to-Z Administrator Site and/or LinkSource during this time may experience intermittent interruptions.

Questions? Contact EBSCO Customer Satisfaction. Phone: (800) 758-5995, option 2 (U.S.A. and Canada), 00-800-3272-6000 (International Toll-Free), +1-978-356-6500, option 6 (International Toll). Support is available 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Email:

Thursday, September 29, 2011

New database, MRI+

This resource isn't exactly new because the College of Business Administration has had access to this for a while, but now it's on the library website so everyone can use it.

MRI+ is a research tool providing data on advertising rates in magazines and other materials, and market research data. Its "Mediamark Reporter" can show information about the people who consume given products in a given area.

You can get the access URL and instructions here:

Thursday, September 1, 2011

JSTOR maintenance Sept. 9-10

Next weekend, JSTOR will be up and readable, but you will not be able to save changes to your JSTOR account if you have one.

On Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, JSTOR will be
performing site maintenance that requires a "read-only" period for these
two days. During this scheduled maintenance, users will be able to
search, browse, and access and download PDF files for content in JSTOR.
They will not be able to save citations, reset passwords, create or
update MyJSTOR accounts, or purchase articles.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your
patience as we work to improve JSTOR.

Please feel free to contact with any questions.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New Annual Report

There is a new 2010-2011 Annual Report of the ULM Library availaible now. You can get it here:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory Trial

ULM has trial access to the database The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism until Oct. 15th. It only works on campus, though. You can view it here:

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Library Hours Extended!

You asked for it, you got it. The Library will now be open longer on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays:

Sun: 12pm – 12am
Mon-Thurs: 7:30am – 12am
Fri: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Sat: 10am – 4pm

Happy new semester!

Special Collections Newsletter for Fall 2011

There is a new Special Collections Newsletter for Fall 2011, and you can get it here:

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is back!

We're happy to say that the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary, or OED, is now available at the library again.

Here is the link to it; this should work on campus and off-campus via log-in:
(this exact URL may be subject to change)

The OED will be added to the rest of the ULM Library website next week.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

NetLibrary is now EBSCOhost!

If you've been using the ULM Library for a long time, you might notice that something is different: Where is NetLibrary?

NetLibrary has passed away and become One with the EBSCOhost.

NetLibrary is not gone, but has been acquired and absorbed by EBSCOhost. So all the books that used to be in NetLibrary are now in EBSCOhost! So that's one less database to search when you're looking for books and articles.

You will also no longer need a NetLibrary account. If you had saved searches or notes in your old NetLibrary account, those are unfortunately gone. However, you can start saving new favorite books in your EBSCO "folder." You can create a new account by clicking "sign in" next to the folder icon.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Database now available off-campus

We are very pleased to report that after an upgrade to our proxy server, several of our databases have become available off-campus! These are they:

Annual Reviews
ARTSTOR (user account no longer required)
Classical Music Library
NetLibrary (user account no longer required)
Note: NetLibrary is now a part of EBSCOhost

You can now log into them using your CWID and PIN (MMYY) like the other databases. You do not need a user account to enter NetLibrary and ARTSTOR anymore, but you may still use your account to save favorite works and user preferences.

Please report any problems you encounter.

Since this post was made, it's been discovered that Annual Reviews still does not work off campus.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

AccessScience trial

Through our consortium LOUIS, we have a free trial to a scientific reference resource, AccessScience, until Sept. 30, 2011.

Go here to try it out:

If you are asked for a log-in to see the full text of articles, you need to log in. Please contact the reference desk and ask for the password here:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

College Source is back!

Good news: After having lost access to it some weeks ago, we now have access to College Source again!

Also, we are still investigating the off-campus access problems with SciFinder.

Friday, June 10, 2011

New Databases by Datamonitor

The ULM Library has added 2 new databases for business-related research (although they could be useful for others):

Datamonitor 360
Datamonitor Product Launch Analytics

These should work off campus with your CWID and birth month and year in 4 digits (MMYY).

However, we're stilling finalizing the addition of these new databases.
If you encounter and error when you try to log in please take a screen shot of the error you see so we can see exactly what happened and attach it to an email to us at . If you don't know how to do that, here are some instructions:
Windows XP
Windows 7 + Vista

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Database Changes

The ULM Library and the Computing Center have been working on improving off-campus access to the databases! So far, a few off-campus access links on the site have been changed.

Medline with Full Text
Communication & Mass Media Complete
Mergent Online
SciFinder Scholar (ask Reference Dept. about special access)

The name of the proxy server that allows access has been changed from "michael1" to "ezproxy," so if you have saved or bookmarked the old links, they will no longer work.

Also, the ULM Library no longer subscribes to College Source, which provides access to the course catalogs of other universities and colleges. If you needed this database, please contact us and we'll see if anything can be done.

College Source has been returned to the web pages and we have access once again!

We are also having problems with off-campus access for SciFinder, and we're trying to fix that.
(June 22)

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Extended Hours for Finals

The Library will be open longer starting on Friday for the upcoming finals:

Fri. May 6: 7:30a - 6p
Sat. May 7: 10a - 6p
Sun. May 8: 10a - 1a
Mon. - Thurs, May 9-12: 7:30a - 1a
Friday, May 13: 7:30a - 3p

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


The ULM Library gets many of its resources with the cooperation of a library consortium called LOUIS. This provides such things as our databases, catalog, and interlibrary loan.

LOUIS has recently lost much of its funding from the state, which will have dire consequences for the near future. Here is a new library web page describing how ULM will be affected and how to help stop it:

You might also notice that some of our databases are now preceded by a warning page such as this:
Your access has not been affected yet. This is only meant to spread the word about the crisis.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Library is now on myULM!

Do you use myULM? The ULM Library is now linked in myULM under the "Student Resources" tab, in the "University Life" list.

(Many thanks to the ULM Computing Center)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Closing due to weather! ...Again!

Due to severe cold weather, the library will be closing at 3pm today (Feb 9), and will remain closed until 11am tomorrow (Feb 10).

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Closing due to weather!

Due to severe cold weather, the library will be closing at 5pm today (Feb 3), and will remain closed though Friday and Sat.. We will re-open normally on Sunday (Feb 6) at 2pm.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Special Collections Newsletter for Spring 2011

There is a new Special Collections Newsletter for Spring 2011, and you can get it here: