COMING SOON
Watch for the Grand Opening of the Information
Competency Lab in the Library.

LIBRARY BOOKSALE
Come one, come all!! The HSU Library's annual booksale
will be held this year on October 28 between 7:30 a.m.-
7:30 p.m. The location will once again be the Library's
Nordstrom Lobby. The sale offers a large variety of
donated and discarded materials in a wide variety of
subjects, including natural history, travel,
literature, art, education, and the physical and
biological sciences.

LIBRARY AS CONSTRUCTION ZONE
You have most likely noticed the construction projects
underway in the Library right now. The good news is
that we_ll soon have some great improvements to our
facilities and that the noise and general disarray will
be over and done with by the end of November. The lobby
has been re-carpeted to make the entryway a veritable
vision. The information competency lab and the first
floor bathrooms should be completed by the end of
October. The seismic bracing of the government
documents collections will be completed by mid-October
and the bracing of the reference area should be done by
mid-November. The new sliding doors at the entrance and
exit of the library should be installed by the end of
October. Thanks for your forbearance during this hectic
time.

U.S. GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS ARE NOW IN CATALYST
After about two years of preparation, the Library has
been able to load electronic records for our federal
government documents directly into Catalyst, the
Library_s online catalog. This means that you can now
search for the 8,000 documents added to our collection
since March 1998 in much the same way you search the
main collection. This new effort, together with the
government information provided through the Library_s
homepage, under Subject Guides, Government, or by
pointing your browser directly to -
http://library.humboldt.edu/library/infoservices/govinf
o.html, makes government information much more
accessible to our campus as well as to the local
community.

CIRCULATION SERVICES HOME PAGE UPDATED
Everything you need to know about the services
available from the Circulation Department is available
on-line. From how to obtain a library card to who to
contact to ask a billing question (see the Circulation
Rules - they're on-line too!), it's all there on the
web. A complete listing of services and circulation
phone numbers can be found on the homepage, as well as
the answer to that famous question: "What do I do if
the book I want is not on the shelf?" To access our
page, just click on "services" and then "circulation"
on the library's home page
(http://library.humboldt.edu/), or dial us up direct
at:
http://library.humboldt.edu/library/circulation/circ_se
rvices_info.html.

THE STUDY LAB UPDATE
In addition to the existing video and audio stations
within the Study lab, the installation of new
Multimedia PCs is in progress. The Library has
purchased 4 Gateway Multimedia stations to accommodate
students and faculty who need to use CD-ROM programs
that are on reserve. Currently, one station is set up,
in addition to the existing Mac station, and by the end
of this semester, all 4 Multimedia PCs will be
available. After some evaluation period, these stations
will be networked to maximize their potential use.
These stations are equipped with multimedia stereo
headphones.

HIGHLIGHTS/ADDITIONS TO THE LIBRARY_S WEB PAGE
While Catalyst web access has been troublesome
recently, a web version of our catalog is now available
from our page. It will look different because it is the
version available from the CSU Unified Information
Access System, a project you will be hearing more about
as further developments take place.
OUT-OF-PRINT BOOKS MORE WIDELY AVAILABLE
University people are often book people who actively
build personal collections. If you are a collector, you
will value the enhanced access to the inventories of
thousands of used book stores provided by the services
linked on the Library's Acquisitions Home Page in the
Book Search sections. ABE (Advanced Book Exchange),
Interloc, MX Bookfinder and several more useful web
locator services are linked there. The Acquisitions
Page is found linked under "Services" on the Library's
web page (http://library.humboldt.edu). You can also
access it directly by using the Library Home Page "Site
Search" feature by searching "out of print." If you
have any questions, you can contact Mary Kay, 826-3414
or email mhk1@axe.humboldt.edu.

NEW AND ENHANCED DATABASES
Since the last newsletter a substantial number of new
databases have been added and enhancements made to
existing databases. All are available in the Library as
well as remotely to campus and off-campus users through
the Library_s web page (http://library.humboldt.edu).
More complete annotations for the following list of
databases is found on the Library_s web page. Please
contact your librarian coordinator or Robert Sathrum
(Ext. 5600) for additional information or instruction
in how to use these in your research and curricular
activities.

ABI Inform (now includes the fulltext of 760
periodicals)
Academic Search (replaces Periodical Abstracts and
contains the fulltext of 1200 periodicals)
America: History and Life
Anthropological Index Online
ATLA Religion Database
BIOSIS ( now web based)
Books in Print (now includes Books out of Print and
Publishers Directory
Child Abuse and Neglect
Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography
Civil Engineering Database
CINAHL (now web based)
College Source Online (contains reproductions of
college catalogs)
Dow Jones Interactive (replaces Dow Jones News
Retrieval. This web based service contains the
fulltext of 5500 publications.)
Family Studies Database
Lexis Nexis Academic Universe (This web based
replacement for Lexis-Nexis contains the fulltext
of 6000 publications)
Philosopher_s Index (now web based)
PolicyFile
ProQuest Newstand (contains the fulltext of 500
newspapers)
PsycLit (now web based)
Red Chip Review (contains business investment reports)
Science Citation Index
Social Sciences Citation Index
Social Sciences in Forestry Bibliography
SocioFile (now web based)
Social Work Abstracts
Standard and Poor_s Net Advantage
Ulrich_s International Periodicals Directory (now web
based)
World Almanac
Zoological Record

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