Monday, January 16, 2012

MLK Day Hours

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., TC Library will be closing at 5:00pm on Monday, January 16th.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

In Memoriam

After a brief but courageous battle with the bird flu, W. T. (Wiggle Tail) l'Orange, the Twin Cities Library mascot, passed away during the winter holidays.

W. T. graced us with his presence for almost three years. He held court next to the reference desk and was always ready to lend a helping fin when the library was busy. W. T. l'Orange was a great proponent of Lasallifin education and worked diligently to further the mission of Saint Mary's and the Twin Cities Campus Library. He will be greatly missed.

Enjoy our memorial photo montage of our dear beta.

When we first got W. T., we had a Mascot Naming contest. Here he is encouraging people to vote for his name.

Mascot Naming contest continued. Here he is getting excited about announcing his new name.
One of W. T.'s first photo shoots. He was a bit shy with the camera at first, but he warmed up to the limelight right away.
Here W. T. is checking his reflection before greeting students on the first day of the semester.
W. T. is checking the other side of his reflection.

In this photo, W. T. looks like Admiral Ackbar from Star Wars.
Education was very important to W. T. l'Orange. He was also fluent in Spanish, due to Dora the Explorer.
W. T. l'Orange often assisted us with Library website updates. He was our chief programmer and taught Rachel most of which she knows.

Our mascot was always fun at a summertime BBQ. He'd often do the grilling for us. Salmon was his signature dish.
In addition to being a researcher, W. T. was a produce inspector for the USDA.

W. T. l'Orange was thought to be from Canada--Quebec to be more exact. Here he is on a recent vacation to his home.

W. T. l'Orange--the most interesting fish in the world.

W. T. often led scuba diving exhibitions in Cozumel, Mexico.

This is the last picture we have of W. T. l'Orange.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Select EBSCO Databases Down

5:00pm update: EBSCO suite is back up. Hooray!

Several of our EBSCO databases are currently down.  We will provide updates as they become available, and we apologize for the inconvenience!

Databases affected are:
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Alt Health Watch
  • Business Source Premier
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • EBSCO MegaFile
  • ERIC
  • Health Source: Nursing Academic
  • MasterFILE Premier
  • Professional Development 
  • Regional Business News
The good news is we subscribe to tens of other EBSCO databases, so you can still search in them (like PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text, or our eBook Collection). And beyond just EBSCO, you can use our ProQuest, Sage, Gale, and other subject-specific databases. For a complete list of databases, click here.

Monday, January 02, 2012

New Year, New Databases

TC Library welcomes 2012 with two new databases: the Annual Review of Psychology and Market Share Reporter. We think this is a great New Year's resolution--bringing more resources to our students! Read about and access our new databases below.

Annual Review of Psychology
This database "critically reviews the most significant primary research literature to guide you to the principal contributions of the field and help you keep up to date in your area of research." Annual Review of Psychology is a great place to get comprehensive, up-to-date background information on a research topic. Includes all articles from January 1, 1996.
Useful for students in counseling, marriage and family therapy, and Psy.D.

Market Share Reporter
Market Share Reporter is an eBook that presents comparative business statistics and overviews of companies, products and services. Each entry features a descriptive title, data and market description, a list of producers/products along with their market share, and more.
Useful for students in business and marketing.

This is one--make that two--New Year's resolutions we can keep.