Interlibrary Loan Services Temporarily Close
Due to excessive shipping delays, increased risk of losing items in the mail, staffing shortages, and the timing of workflow in the system, most lending libraries will NOT fill interlibrary loan requests from mid-December through the first week or two of January. Some will stop lending as early as the first week of December. Therefore, we will stop most interlibrary borrowing during the holiday season. Please note the following schedule and plan your research needs accordingly:
Loan requests from other libraries
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 is the last day to submit requests for book loans. Requests submitted after that date will be held until January 2, 2014 when the library reopens following the New Year's Day holiday.
Article photocopy requests
Monday, December 16, 2013 is the last day to submit requests for photocopies. Requests submitted after that date will be held until January 2, 2014, when the library reopens following the New Year's Day holiday.
Distance Learning Students
Thursday, December 5, 2013 is the last day for shuttle deliver to our satellite locations. Friday, December 13, 2013 is the last day to submit requests for photocopies. Requests submitted after that date will be held until January 2, 2014, when the library reopens following the New Year's Day holiday.
Please continue to submit your requests to ILLiad during the Christmas Break. Items to be borrowed from other libraries will appear in a "Held" status until we resume submitting those requests to lending libraries as they reopen in the New Year. We will begin processing held requests on January 2, 2014.
Printing & Copying Price Increase
Due to the newly imposed assessment of state sales tax, we are raising our prices for black and white print and copy charges as of January 1, 2014.
Black and white prints and all copies will go from $0.10 to $0.15 each on January 1, 2014.
Latest Online Database Subscriptions
- Bloomberg BNA: Business School Package
International, federal, and state tax news, court cases, and analysis, plus tax and legal news and analysis in the areas of antitrust, corporate, and employment & labor.
- LatAm-Studies Full Text Online
LatAm-Studies Full Text Online is a database service dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of research on Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Counseling and Therapy in Video Changes
Counseling and Therapy has changed platforms and Alexander Street Press has split them up as separate resources by volume. You will now see two entries in the database listings.
Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume I
Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume I is a classic collection of videos filmed between 1985 and 2010, providing faculty and students with a first-hand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice. This collection provides a through grounding in dozens of therapeutic methods and diagnoses.
- Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume II
Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume II expands on the content of the first volume with a special emphasis on contemporary topics, featuring world-renowned therapists demonstrating their methods and techniques, state of the art as of 2005 or later. The collection also includes documentaries providing insight into the human condition and training in skills such as reflection and empathy.
- Readex: Early American Newspapers, Series 6
More than 160 significant 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century newspapers
- Readex: 20th-Century American Newspapers, Series 2
Searchable digital editions of historically significant U.S. newspapers from 1923 forward
You may find all online database available here
New Information Commons
The installation of new furniture and equipment for the new Commons (First Floor) is approaching the end. The computers relocated to the Fed Docs early this week are moved back. 3 new group study rooms has been set up. 12 new lounge chairs and a few new seating areas are ready for use. 18 new computers (PCs & Macs) are being added.
Click here for more details.
New exhibit: Exploring Chinese Culture in the Library!
Do you know what the four major classical novels of Chinese literature are?
Who is the first Chinese resident to receive Nobel Prize in Literature?
Catch a glimpse of the Chinese video collection in the Library! Take a peek at
the books hand-sewn with the traditional Chinese bookbinding method!
Stop by at the display case on the 2nd Floor Hallway in Williams Library.
Williams Workshops on Research for Procrastinators
Build your library and research skills with our Williams Workshops this fall! Learn how to find the information you need quickly and effectively. Explore our newest and best library resources for your projects.
Workshops will be held on a variety of topics on Wednesdays at 3:00 and Thursdays at 4:00 in Room 106E in the library. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend these hands-on workshops. No registration is required. Certificates of participation will available for students. See the flier for the complete schedule.
Please click here to see detailed schedule.
Hot Titles and Hidden Gems
Need help finding books on interesting topics? Check out the book display in the Pilkington Room (2nd floor) of the J.D. Williams Library each week for different themes.
Librarians change the theme each week to promote books that have not been checked out much, are new, or are just awesome. So stroll by and see what's new this week. If you like something, just take the book to the circulation desk and check it out!
From Privacy and Security to College Football to War, we have a lot of books to browse this semester. If you have a suggestion for a theme, please email Brian Young at email@example.com.
The Ole Miss Yearbooks Have Been Digitized and Available Online
The Ole Miss yearbooks have been digitized. All the volumes from 1897-2013 are available online. The collection is hosted by the Internet Archive and accessible to the public.
You may find the collection from library catalog by searching “Ole Miss” or click here to go directly to the record.
The collection is also accessible through University of Mississippi Libraries Digital Collection: Archives and Special Collections (click Publication under Narrow your search by and select the ole miss).
The cases in the exhibition “Preserving Our Past: Highlights from Archives & Special Collections”, which will be on display from January 2013 to January 2014, feature topics related to Mississippi and the University’s Special Collections holdings, for examples: the Civil Rights Movement (featuring the work of two ministers, Wofford K. Smith and Duncan M. Gray, Jr., both on campus the night of the 1962 riot over the integration of the University); the Civil War (featuring the papers of a female spy and also those of a young soldier from the University of Mississippi who wrote letters to his family in Crystal Springs, Mississippi); the Blues (containing items such as original 78 recordings of the legendary Robert Johnson); literary Mississippians (William Faulkner, Ellen Douglas, Barry Hannah, Larry Brown, Tennessee Williams, and Eudora Welty); political Mississippi; visual Mississippi; unusual treasures such as a copy of Luca Pacioli’s 1494 edition of the Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proportioni et Proportionalita (which contains the first written account of double-entry book-keeping); some fragments of medieval manuscripts; and Revolutionary War era correspondence from such luminaries as George Washington. We invite visitors to Special Collections to view the new exhibition during our hours, Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, except for University holidays.
The UM Libraries now subscribes to the Brill Yearbook of International Organizations Online database!
The Yearbook of International Organizations Online (YBIO) provides the most comprehensive coverage of non-profit international organizations worldwide. It covers international organizations – federations, scholarly societies, associations and transnational actors of all types – in all corners of the world, over centuries of history, and is updated on a regular basis by a dedicated editorial team. The flexible interface presents fully searchable content, and provides extensive hyperlinks between organization profiles and websites.
Access the database on the A-Z database listings page and jump to "Y" http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/files/dbases/alphabetical.html
...or, on the Political Science subject guide http://www.library.olemiss.edu/guides/subject-guide/political-science
Support the UM Food Bank
Want to support the UM Food Bank without walking all the way to Kinard? We have a bin for that, located on the 1st floor by the main stairs in the J.D. Williams Library.
NEW! Counseling and Therapy in Video, Vol. 2, is now available at www.olemiss.edu/cgi-bin/library/ctalex.pl.
This streaming video collection includes documentaries, interviews, therapy sessions, demonstrations, and lectures on a wide range of subjects and types of therapy, such as play therapy, family systems therapy, narrative therapy, and brief relational therapy. Subjects include obesity, drug abuse, AIDS, stress, multicultural counseling, dance therapy, mindfulness, and much more.
Users can cut clips from videos and embed links to the videos. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that run alongside the video. Videos can also be sent to a mobile device (android and Apple). An extensive help page is available at 0-ctiv.alexanderstreet.com.umiss.lib.olemiss.edu/help