Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Wiley seeking feedback on research support tool - Tues 1/23, 12 pm

On Jan 23rd (Tuesday), 12 - 1 pm Wiley representatives will be in Jackson Library Room 216 to demo a new product called Wiley Researcher Academy (www.wileyresearcheracademy.com).   They would like product feedback from librarians, graduate students, and early career researchers. 

Our library does NOT subscribe to this product.

Wiley is providing lunch for the first 20 graduate students and early career researchers who sign up to attend and give feedback:   https://goo.gl/forms/cu83y61fXe9dIBm43

Saturday, January 13, 2018

UNCG WorldCat is Down

UNCG's WorldCat is experiencing some issues and as of January 13, 2018, you will receive an error when searching for items. Access Services showed us a work around which is WorldCat Discovery. You can access it by going to https://uncg.on.worldcat.org/discovery. This has a listing of our materials.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018

FYI - Feb 1 emergency exercises around McIver

Heads up in case patrons ask what's going on around McIver on Feb 1

On Feb. 1, UNCG will conduct one of the largest-ever law enforcement/mass casualty full-scale emergency exercises on a UNC system campus. With funding from General Administration, the exercise will involve 300+ members of university staff and other personnel, along with federal, local, and state government, among others. The purpose of the exercise, which will take place in and around the UNCG McIver Building, is to test the university and community emergency response and recovery plans and capabilities. Please be aware that temporary road closures, parking, noise and enhanced activity will occur primarily between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information – or to register as a volunteer to serve as a role player in the exercise – visit the McIver Exercise Volunteer Registration Survey page.
-this is part of a story from Campus weekly

Monday, January 8, 2018

Account activation for new students!

This morning, we've already helped a handful of new students at the desk who don't have any of their accounts set up. While you can always refer them to 6tech, you can try helping them activate their accounts first. If a student has an ID number but no username yet, they can go to http://accounts.uncg.edu, select "New Account Requests" and then click the link for "Computer Accounts Activation."

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

NCLIVE Databases

At the end of 2017, NCLIVE ended access to a few resources, namely:
Natural Medicines
D&B Business Browser (formerly OneSource)
Oxford Reference Online
LearningExpress Library
Infotrac Newsstand

Keep in mind if patrons are looking for a language learning program (then often ask for Rosetta Stone) that we now have access to Mango Languages. If patrons are looking for GRE, PRAXIS, and other test prep, we can direct them to Testing & Education Reference Center.