Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New databases

We're proud to announce that two new databases are now available to the HWS community. The Dictionary of Literary Biography contains biographical and critical essays on authors worldwide, with a focus on American and British literature, and Book Review Index indexes book reviews from 1965 to the present, including over 600,000 full text reviews.

You can always find the most current listing of our databases in the quick links section on the library home page or by browsing our database listings by subject and title on the navigation menu.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Construction update

The first floor construction is beginning to take shape. In this picture, you can see framing for some of the new walls (staff offices and a flexible presentation room).

Construction is beginning on the lower level as well, so the collections stored downstairs (archives, microfilm, and bound journals with call numbers in the P-Z range) will be available only by request. If you need access to these materials, fill out a paging request and library staff will retrieve them for you. Please allow 24-48 hours turnaround, as these areas will often be difficult for library staff to access due to the construction.