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Library Director and Undergraduate Education Librarian at the UConn Stamford Campus - Jeremy Richard Library.

UConn Stamford Library closed Thurs. 3/10/17 & 3/11/17

Due to forecasts of a winter storm, classes at all UConn campuses are canceled on Friday, March 10, 2017. Non-essential employees should not report to work. All other employees report as scheduled. Visit alert.uconn.edu for updates.

NOTE: The UConn Stamford Library will be closed on Friday, March 10 and closed on Saturday March 11th.  Spring Break Week Library Hours at Stamford are Mon-Friday
8:30 – 4PM and Closed Saturday March 18th. http://lib.uconn.edu 

UConn WorldCat and Illiad Services down

Update 1/18/17: Services have been restored.

OCLC is suffering major failures across multiple systems at the moment and is working to restore access. This is affecting all of their customers and products.

EZProxy, which is now hosted by OCLC (for Storrs and Regional Campuses), is also down. Access from on-campus or through SkyBox is unaffected.

No estimate on time to restoral of service by OCLC at this time.


5 Tips for better searching on ScienceDirect

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Elsevier ScienceDirect Blog

Here are our top tips for a better search query on ScienceDirect:

  • Search terms are not case-sensitive. Using all lowercase, all uppercase or a mix of capital and lowercase letters will not affect your query.
  • Entering a singular noun will also search for plural noun forms and possessives.
    For example: 

    • Method also finds methods and method’s
    • Criterion also finds criteria
  • Entering search terms using either US or UK spellings will automatically search for both spelling variations.
    For example:

    • Behavior also finds behaviour
  • Multiple words set off by spaces will search for documents or images that include both words.
  • You can use either quotation marks or curly brackets to search for a word or phrase, but the results will differ in these ways:
    • Searches in quotation marks, such as “colour code,” will be fuzzy searches. Our search engine will search for singular and plural nouns, as well as US and UK spellings, and will allow wildcards and ignore symbols and punctuation.
    • Searches in curly brackets, such as {colour code}, will be exact searches. Our search engine will look only for that exact phrase, including symbols and punctuation.ScienceDirect available at the UConn Library

Open Access eBooks on JSTOR

JSTOR announces a new program to make Open Access monographs available on the JSTOR platform.

An initial set of titles is available from four outstanding publishers: University of California Press, University of Michigan Press, UCL Press, and Cornell University Press. Several hundred more Open Access titles to be added over the next year. Please see below for a title list and links to the ebooks. The titles are also cross-searchable with other content on JSTOR.org.

Initial set of 63 titles

UConn Stamford Campus Delayed opening Mon, 3/21/16

Students, faculty, and staff:

Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the opening of all UConn campuses on Monday, March 21, 2016 will be delayed until noon.

Classes that start before noon on Monday, March 21 are canceled. Essential employees should report before noon if assigned. Non-essential employees should report at noon.

Please visit http://alert.uconn.edu for updates.