Monday, January 31, 2011

Resource of the Week: Playaway

Looking for a good audio book? Check out our Playaway collection of digital audio books. "Playaway is the easiest way to listen to audio on the go. Simply plug in the earphones and enjoy." No cassettes, CDs or downloads required.

Come on in and take a look at our Playaway collection in its new location by the Current Periodicals shelf.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Looking ahead, February's Book Discussion

As January comes to a close, we look ahead to our next MUM Book Discussion, The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. We will meet on February 15th from 12:30-1:30 in the library to talk about everything we liked, or didn't like, about the book.

For more information about our reading group and to see a list of past and future selections check out

Monday, January 24, 2011

Resource of the Week: New Books Shelf

Curious about what books the library has purchased recently? Check out the New Books Shelf and take a look. Located at the front of our Periodicals section, the New Books Shelf offers quick access to our most recent additions to the library collection. Why not stop in and take a look?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Resource of the Week: Voice Recorders

Need some extra help taking notes in class? Check out our digital voice recorders. You can use these recorders to capture audio content and easily move that content onto your network drive or other medium. The recorders are available for a three day loan.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Resource of the Week: Textbooks on Reserve

As we embark on a new semester, we focus on a resource that continues to be popular with faculty and students alike, Textbooks on Reserve. Beginning in Fall 2006, the Gardner-Harvey Library, Miami Middletown Student Government (MMSG), academic departments, and individual faculty members brought together a reserve collection of textbooks for Miami Plan and other introductory courses offered at Miami University Middletown. Our aim is to assist students who may not be able to afford the textbooks or who may be delayed in purchasing them, and to give all students in the courses an opportunity to make use of their required texts while on campus.

Check out our Textbooks on Reserve page for a list of what textbooks are available.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Elsevier Journal Backfiles

OhioLINK, a library consortium of 89 Ohio college and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio has just concluded a 3 year negotiated deal with Elsevier, a noteworthy publisher for the sciences and engineering. OhioLINK users have been accessing about 2400 Elsevier journals to date. Now OhioLINK users will have 24/7 electronic access to historic backfiles of Elsevier journals. In some cases, these backfiles run for more than 100 years. Now Ohio researchers may use their institutional logons to access Elsevier scholarly journal articles in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

So if you no longer see backruns of favorite Elsevier journals on library shelves, it may be that academic libraries now rely on this new electronic acquisition to minimize storage of print journals and maximize library space for study, group work, and other purposes. Yes, academic library collections are shifting from print to electronic formats where that makes sense and cents.

Monday, January 03, 2011

New materials added in November and December

The November and December new materials list is now available. We added 129 books, DVDs, and other items over those months, thanks to the impressive efforts of our faculty and staff selectors and the library staff.

Have a suggestion of something to order? Use our online request form, email one of our staff members or drop by the library with your request. Thanks!