New Database: The Congressional Serial Set

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New Database: The Congressional Serial Set

The Congressional Serial Set, including the American State Papers, is a series of reports and documents published by Congress.  It’s called the Serial Set because it was published in serial fashion. It contains all House and Senate reports and documents published since 1817, Presidential messages to Congress, treaty items, executive branch publications, as well as digitized images of maps and illustrations. The Serial Set covers a variety of subject areas, including African American Studies, botany, history, law, political science and women and gender studies.

To access the Congressional Serial Set, please click here. To learn more about it, follow this link.

LGBTQIA+ Resources for OWU Students

Jillian Maruskin and Sarah Lucas (’16) have created an excellent new resource for LGBTQIA+ students at OWU. This comprehensive site includes information on how to find LGBTQIA+ books in library catalogs, a list of excellent websites, campus and off-campus resources, ally resources, and information on sex positivity.

This resource is available at http://library.owu.edu/lgbtqia_resources.

If you’d like to suggest additions to this guide, please email Jillian at jbmarusk@owu.edu.

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CONSORT maintenance scheduled Dec. 19th, service interruptions expected

CONSORT (Books & Media) will be unavailable for up to 24 hours beginning at 8am on Saturday, December 19th due to required maintenance. During this time, you can search the collection through the OhioLINK catalog by limiting the Location to “CONSORT Colleges”. However, you will not be able to request items from other CONSORT or OhioLINK schools during this time.

Also, access to research databases from off-campus will be unavailable during this time. Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

End of Semester Hours for OWU Libraries

Please visit the following address to view extended and final hours for the OWU Libraries http://library.owu.edu/hours/fall-endhours-2015.pdf. Please note that Beeghly will re-open on January 4th. Hours will be 8:30am-5pm Monday-Friday until classes resume on January 11th. Also, beginning Dec. 23rd, the Library Internet Café and Bashford Lounge will NOT be open for student study during the hours that Beeghly is officially closed. 24 x 7 access will resume on January 11th.

The GPO recognizes L. A. Beeghly Library and Government Documents Librarian Joy Gao

The Federal Depository Library Program recognized the L. A. Beeghly Library and  Government Documents Librarian Joy Gao in its bi-monthly newsletter the FDLP Connection. Read more about the recognition in the publication’s Library Spotlight. Did you know that the Library has been a government documents depository for 170 years, and Joy has overseen the collection for 17 years?

CONSORT maintenance scheduled Oct. 17th, service interruptions expected

CONSORT will be unavailable for approximately 3 hours beginning at 9am on Saturday, October 17th due to required maintenance. During this time, you can search the collection through the OhioLINK catalog by limiting the Location to “CONSORT Colleges”. However, you will not be able to request items from other CONSORT or OhioLINK schools during this time.

Also, access to research databases from off-campus will be unavailable during this time. Our most popular databases will be available from on campus only, and many more are available through OhioLINK.

Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.

New Senior Borrowing Rules for OWU & CONSORT Books

The OWU Libraries are happy to announce new senior borrowing rules for OWU & CONSORT books. OWU Seniors may now check out OWU and CONSORT books for the entire academic year. Books will be due back on May 9, 2016 unless a recall has been placed on the book. For a more detailed list of our borrowing rules, please visit our Borrow, Renew, Request page.