Thursday, March 19, 2009

Update: Interlibrary Loan Available

Monday, March 23, 9:00am: Interlibrary Loan is available again. Hooray!!!
In order to make improvements to our catalog, Interlibrary Loan services will be down from March 21, 2009 2:00 a.m. to March 23, 2009 9:00 a.m. You will not be able to request books and articles online during this period. Instead, please email your Interlibrary Loan requests to Please include the following information with your requests:
  1. Your name
  2. Book/article title
  3. Book/article author(s)
  4. Book/article year
  5. Journal title
  6. Journal volume and issue (if possible)
  7. Article page numbers
Requests emailed between March 21-23 will be processed the morning of Monday, March 23, 2009. Please call the library at 612-728-5108 if you have any questions. Thanks for your patience!! The catalog upgrades will be worth the wait!

Spring '09 New Books

Check out TC Library's Flickr page to see some of our new Spring purchases! If you see a book you like, click on its cover. Each book is hyperlinked to its Library catalog record--see its contents, check its availability, and come pick it up!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Trial Database: SAGE Reference Online

Looking for some background information to get a basic understanding of a course subject? Finding you need a general understanding of your broad topic in order to narrow it down to an appropriate research topic? Need ideas for keywords or controlled vocabulary? Here is a great resource for you, beloved SMU student!! For the month of March, try out SAGE Reference Online!

To access this exclusive trial, please use this username and password for your free access to SAGE Reference Online. The trial will expire March 31, 2009.

Username: librarians Password: marchtrial

To access SAGE Reference Online, follow the instructions below: 1. Log onto 2. Select "Enter SAGE eReference" 3. Enter the user name and password provided 4. Click "Go" Please contact with any technical issues.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Introducing W. T. l'Orange

The fish naming contest is over and the votes for best name have been cast! Our library mascot, the lil' orange beta fish, is officially christened as W. T. l'Orange. W. T. stands for Wiggle Tail. The winner of the contest is SMU's very own Theresa Crawford, program coordinator for the Master of Arts in Human Development, Arts and Cultural Management, and Organizational Leadership programs. Results of the poll are below.