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Alumni Association Provides Gateway to Libraries

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
February 7th, 2006

WVU New and information Services
New Release
February 3, 2006

Graduation no longer means bidding farewell to the West Virginia University Libraries.

A partnership between the WVU Alumni Association and the WVU Libraries now connects alumni with many of the valuable library resources students use daily. Alumni Association Chair Jim Gardill announced the initiative known as the WVU Alumni Library Gateway during the Capital Classic Luncheon at the Charleston Embassy Suites on Jan. 25.

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Eliza's Coffee Will be Made From Fair-Trade Beans

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
February 3rd, 2006

By Mekhala Sofsky
Daily Athenaeum Staff Writer

The West Virginia University Downtown Library Complex will soon be a place that students will be able to kick back and enjoy a cup of coffee while braving those familiar all-night study sessions.

Expected to be completed near the end of February, Eliza's, named after WVU's first professionally trained librarian, will be up and running, giving the fourth floor of the library a whole new edge.

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Research Now E-Z at the WVU Libraries

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
January 26th, 2006

The Mountaineer Spirit January 26, 2006

By Monte Maxwell
WVU Libraries

Finding information in the WVU Libraries’ online databases just got E-Z.

E-ZSearch, the newest addition to the Libraries’ web site, allows users to simultaneously search several of the Libraries’ 150 electronic databases and the MountainLynx catalog for a selected topic. Previously, users would have to identify which databases related to their chosen subject and then search through each of the databases one at a time.

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Watch it Online!

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
January 19th, 2006

New media formats have arrived at the WVU Libraries. The DVD collection has reached nearly 1000 and the Media Services Department is introducing several new commercial digital streaming videos this spring. Quality documentary films in the arts, social sciences, history, and the humanities can be accessed on the Libraries’ web site. Currently, you can view classic PBS documentaries on American and World History, as well as a BBC series on modern theater.

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WVU Libraries Offers New Online Search Database

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
January 13th, 2006

The West Virginia University Libraries are offering a new online database for students to help find information. E-ZSearch allows students to search several of the WVU Libraries’ other databases simultaneously, including the MountainLynx catalog.

“It will make searching library databases more like using Google,” said Penny Pugh, head of reference for the Downtown Library, in a press release.

E-ZSearch’s default search focuses on the four databases used most frequently by WVU students: Academic Search Elite, JSTOR, Lexis-Nexis and MountainLynx. The advanced search function will enable students to limit search parameters to databases geared toward a specific subject, such as business or psychology.

Students who need assistance using E-ZSearch or any other resource offered by WVU Libraries can go to the reference desk or send questions online via the Ask a Librarian service at http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/instruction/ask.htm.