Government: Iraq Study Group Report

The Iraq Study Group Report is available online via the Government Printing Office GPO Access website at: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS76748 (a 160 page PDF file). The Iraq Study Group is co-chaired by James A. Baker, III and Lee H. Hamilton.


Library Hours During Intersession

Albertsons Library will be open during intersession but with reduced hours. Next week's hours will be:
  • Friday, December 15: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 16: Closed
  • Sunday, December 17: Closed
  • Monday, Dec. 18 thru Thursday, Dec. 21: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday, December 21: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
You can see a complete list of the library's holiday hours at: http://library.boisestate.edu/hours/holidayhours.htm.


Databases: New Online Resources Available January 1, 2007

For the past eight years a large selection of databases, purchased by the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICFL) and Idaho Public Schools with a $500,000 appropriation from the Idaho State Legislature, has been available to all citizens and libraries in Idaho.

Linking Idaho databases (LiLI-D) are online services providing full-text articles from magazines, professional journals, newspapers, and reference books free to all Idaho residents. Best of all, LiLI-D is free to all Idahoans.

A new four year database contract has been signed, effective January 1, and the major vendor has changed from EBSCO to Thomson Gale. The current package of LiLI-D resources will remain available until December 31, 2006. The new LiLI-D package (the individual products are listed below) will become available on January 1, 2007.

The new products available Jan. 1, 2007 include:

Book Index with Reviews
Book Collection: Non-Fiction
InfoTrac OneFile:
  • War and Terrorism Collection
  • Academic OneFile
  • Communications and Mass Media
  • Computer Database
  • more...
Business and Company Resource Center:
  • General BusinessFile
  • Business and Company Profile ASAP
Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health
InfoTrac Custom Newspapers (Full Collection)
Gale Virtual Reference Library Selected Titles:
  • Biology, 1st Edition, 4V
  • Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 1st Edition, 4V
  • Encyclopedia of Cancer, 1st Edition, 2V
  • more...
For a complete list of the indexes and databases that will not be available after December 31, 2006, see http://library.boisestate.edu/reference/subjectindexes/list.htm

Please send your comments, questions, or concerns to Peggy Cooper, Head of Collection Development, x62311.

Library Roundup

As the semester winds to a close, check out what's happening @thelibrary:
  • Starting December 10 (finals week), the library's first floor will be open 24 hours.
  • The library's hours will change during intersession, including the Christmas and New Years holidays.
  • The library's wireless connectivity will be upgraded during intersession.

More changes coming soon.


Author Recognition @thelibrary

The Albertsons Library’s Author Recognition Committee has put together a video outlining the committee’s mission to recognize and bring together the creative scholarship of Boise State University authors.

The 2nd annual author display will be featured in Albertsons Library in January. A reception honoring all the authors is scheduled for February 7 in the McCain Room. Visit http://library.boisestate.edu/faculty/ for additional information.


Event: International Connections Luncheon

Join us for another International Connections Luncheon Seminar this Friday, December 8 in the SUB Lookout Room from 12:30 - 1:30 pm. Brian Wampler, Political Science, will present Citizen Participation in Brazil: Creating Political Institutions to Increase Civic Participation.

This talk will focus on what makes some of Brazil's Participatory Budgeting programs successful as well as highlight the problems associated with poorly performing programs. Read more...