McCain Library has seven floors and with names like Stacks 3 and Floor 3 finding a book can be confusing even when you have the call number and location.
This video provides an overview of the book locations in the library. Never be confused by terms like Browsing Books and Reserves again!
Clare McBride ’13 spent a month with McCain Library this summer redesigning the library blog, assisting with inventory projects and creating some helpful videos to get students oriented to library resources.
To make sure you are taking full advantage of our library computer resources check out this video!
Do you know all the great places to study in the library? Over the summer, Jennifer Sutcliffe, a volunteer with the library, created a video that will help you find the best spots for group study and quiet study.
With the beginning of fall semester classes, McCain Library resumes regular semester hours – with seven and a half hours added to the weekly schedule since last spring. Please help us welcome Mrs. Jackie Hurt-Johnson, new late night building monitor, who is making the extra hours possible!
|Fall Semester Hours: August 29 – December 17, 2012
||8:00 am – 2:00 am*
||8:00 am – 6:00 pm
||9:00 am – 6:00 pm
||1:00 pm – 2:00 am*
|Upcoming Exception: (more here)
|Mon., September 3, Labor Day
Circulation service until 10:30pm; research service until 9:00pm. The library is open to ASC students for studying 10:30pm- 2:00am, after which time students may move to the 24/7 spaces on the ground floor.
ASC’s McCain Library has now subscribed to the New York Times online version with historical coverage from 1851-2008. Researching in 157 years of digital back files will be vastly preferable to scrolling through microfilm, and it’s something we’ve hoped to add for the campus for a long time. The Historical New York Times provides researchers with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the political and cultural events of the time – obituaries, too.
Look for the database “Historical New York Times (at ProQuest)” on the library’s A-Z Database List under letter “H” or through this authenticated link. If you are off of the campus network, you will be prompted to login.
We hope you enjoy using this new resource. Note – if you are looking for access to more current issues of the NYT, those are also provided for the campus online. Look under letter “N” on the McCain Library Databases A-Z menu.
Please contact the library if you have questions (call 404-471-6096 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Having the textbooks needed for your classes is a big part of the college experience. Since they can be expensive, as you consider textbook purchases or rentals for next fall’s courses, we hope you will find a guide that we prepared useful.
Textbook Saving Tips 2012
This sheet lists many places to comparison shop or swap. No site is recommended over another, but first, locate the ISBN (international standard book number) that identifies the book edition that your professor recommends (see AscAgnes class information). Then, run that number through some of these websites.
Doing your research and shopping online could help you to make informed decisions. Plan ahead to have your books for the first week of classes.
Note: McCain Library does not purchase ASC textbooks. Our mission is to provide materials that supplement the college curriculum and support your research assignments. However, you can ask professors about the feasibility of putting a copy of a textbook on Reserve at the library, especially if your own copy has a delayed delivery date beyond the first week of classes.
Agnes Scott College student patron records expired at the end of the semester, on May 9.
For students who are registered for Fall Semester 2012, if you would like access to McCain Library’s online databases and resources over the summer, please email email@example.com or phone 404-471-6094 to ask about extending your privileges until you return for the start of classes in August.
If you are staying in the Atlanta area for the summer and wish to continue to borrow books or DVDs, you may also contact McCain Library as above.
Sorry, but if you are out-of-state or going abroad, we normally do not lend library materials over the summer.
Alumnae remaining in Georgia may obtain a password for home access to GALILEO databases from their local public library. Those in Atlanta may use ASC databases on-site at McCain Library on the visitor computers in the lobby. Off-campus access to our online resources (databases, e-journals, e-books) is contractually limited to current students, faculty, and staff of the college, except in the case of JSTOR. Alumnae graduates interested in JSTOR access should review this web page.
Just in time for the end of the semester research rush – McCain Library is very happy to announce the addition of more than 1,700 Springer electronic journals, accessible from 1997 to the present. You may access this collection under the “Find a Database” tab, letter “S” menu on the library’s home page, or through this express link. You will also find the journals included in the library’s “Find a Journal” or SFX results.
An initial search or results list may be refined by author, year, language or content type (book chapter or journal article) on the left side. On the right side, show or hide a summary. Full article text is generally available to download as a PDF or view in html beneath the citation.
SpringerLink provides full-text of most journals on the Springer journals platform. Content includes hard sciences (such as astronomy, biomedicine, or environmental studies), as well as social sciences and humanities. Something for almost all disciplines, made possible thanks to a consortial licensing deal and an alumna gift.
In honor of Women’s Her/History Month, here are a few resources in GALILEO to help you find the stories of women throughout history. Some links may not work off site. Log in to GALILEO first for access.
Outside of our GALILEO consortia offerings, McCain Library also provides access to primary sources such as these (enter your name and ASC ID # if off site):
Everyday Life & Women in America c.1800-1920
British and Irish Women’s Letters and Diaries
North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories
North American Women’s Letters and Diaries
As of January 3, ASC’s new GALILEO password is securely posted on Moodle’s Library 101 page and on ASC’s Intranet home page. It is only required if one is off-campus or using a computer off the campus network. The password will change again on May 17, 2012.
Start your research at http://library.agnesscott.edu. Please contact McCain Library with any questions (via our Meebo IM chat box on many of our library and LibGuide web pages , by calling 404-471-6096, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org).