Library Closed December 22 thru January 1

The Library is closed December 22, 2007 thru January 1, 2008.

During Intersession (January 2-18) the Library will be open the following hours:
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Regular operating hours will begin on January 19, 2008. Please refer to the Library's Hours page for a complete list of semester hours.


Catalog Offline for Upgrade Dec. 26-29.

The Library catalog will be offline December 26th through December 29th for an important software upgrade. Patrons wishing to search our collection during the upgrade window may do so at the WorldCat database from the Library's "Find Articles" page.
  • To look for Library holdings while Voyager is unavailable go to WorldCat and conduct your search.
  • If the item is owned by Boise State University, following the statement "Libraries worldwide" Boise State University will be highlighted.
  • Click on the link for the title.
  • Near the bottom of the bibliographic record will be the statement "Class Descriptors:" followed by a partial Library of Congress and/or Dewey call number. You can use these numbers to find the item in the collection when the library reopens.
  • See this short video for an example.
Other online Library resources will continue to be available during the holiday.


OncologyStat Available @thelibrary

OncologyStat has been added to Albertsons Library's Online Databases page. It is also included in the Library's Journals List page.
OncologySTAT integrates a multitude of authoritative professional cancer information sources, such as peer-reviewed research, news and regulatory updates, a professional drug monograph and interactions database, chemotherapy regimens, and conference coverage into one easy-to-use online destination. Information and educational materials are delivered across multiple media formats: text, audio, video, interactive, user-generated forums, etc.

Community oncologists and cancer-care practitioners in private practice or a non-institutional setting will find OncologySTAT especially useful in gaining immediate integrated access to the latest evidence-based research, news, treatment, and decision support information.
  • Access to current articles from over 100 Elsevier cancer-related journals, including The Lancet Oncology, The Breast, Lung Cancer, The American Journal of Medicine, Cancer Letters, etc.
  • Recent journal scans from the leading 25 cancer-related journals (JCO, JNCI, CA:A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, Blood, JAMA, The New England Journal of Medicine)
  • 27 Cancer-type spotlights (ability to filter and view content in one click of the homepage by cancer/tumor type, eg, breast, lung, prostate, leukemia, etc).
  • Select sections of textbook content from Abeloff’s Clinical Oncology (3rd edition, 2004)
  • Chemotherapy regimens from The Elsevier Guide to Oncology Drugs & Regimens (2006)
  • News and regulatory updates from FDC Reports’ "The Pink Sheet Daily" and Elsevier Global Medical News
  • Professional drug monograph and interactions database powered by Gold Standard
  • Integrated Medline search
  • Weekly InfoBLAST e-newsletter
  • Video network of interviews with key opinion leaders
  • Downloadable patient handouts
  • Forums, commentary, blogs, podcasts, surveys


Library Open 24 Hours for Finals Week

The first floor only of the Albertsons Library will be open 24 hours a day from 10:00 AM Sunday, December 16, through 6:00 PM Thursday, December 20. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and check out first floor reserve materials.
Security will be provided by the Boise Police Department; an officer will be on duty in the library all night and can provide escort service.

The funding for the free coffee is provided by the Associated Students of Boise State University (ASBSU).

For a complete list of holiday hours, please refer to http://library.boisestate.edu/hours/ .


Melville Marginalia @thelibrary

Now on display in the library's first floor (next to Starbucks), a peek at literary research into the writings of Herman Melville using Albertsons Library resources and the Melville Marginalia website. The website is administered by Boise State professor Steven Olsen-Smith.

We teamed up with Dr. Olsen-Smith to create a display looking at the erased notes written in the margins of a book from Melville’s personal library that sheds light into his thinking as he was writing Moby Dick.


Additions to ARTstor image database

Below are new additions to the ARTstor image database available on the Library's 'Find Articles' page at
http://library.boisestate.edu/indexes/index.htm .

Installation Photos from the New Museum of Contemporary Art Collection
ARTstor is pleased to announce the release of over 6,000 images into the New Museum of Contemporary Art Collection.

The Modern Latin American Art Collection
ARTstor and the Art and Art History Department at the University of Texas, Austin have collaborated on a project to digitize and distribute the teaching slides from Professor Jacqueline Barnitz’s collection. This release contains over 3,800 images that provide teachers, students and scholars with a core teaching collection in the area of modern Latin American art.

More Manuscripts and Early Printed Books Images from the Bodleian Library, Oxford University
ARTstor is pleased to announce the addition of over 6,400 high quality images of manuscripts and early printed books from the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.

Images from the Kress Collection
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and ARTstor are happy to announce the release of approximately 640 images of art works formerly belonging to the Kress Collection. Many of the greatest Italian artists appear in the Kress Collection, as do numerous significant works by less familiar masters.

Images from the Carnegie Institution of Washington Mayan Excavations (Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University)
ARTstor, in collaboration with the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, is happy to announce the initial release of over 22,000 images of Mayan excavations.

The Natural History Drawings of the Endeavour Voyage
In collaboration with the Natural History Museum in London, ARTstor has digitized and now released a collection of over 950 watercolors, drawings, and related paintings of botany and zoological subjects documented on Captain James Cook’s voyage aboard the HMS Endeavour between 1768 and 1771.

Additional Images from the Mellon International Dunhuang Archives
ARTstor is pleased to announce a sizable addition toThe Mellon International Dunhuang Archive. Nearly 40,000 images from the British Library manuscripts and over 28,000 images from the Bibliotheque national de France manuscripts will join the previously released images of the Buddhist cave shrines in Dunhuang, China.


Faculty Author Recognition Deadline

Submissions for the second annual Boise State University Author Recognition are being accepted online at http://library.boisestate.edu/faculty/ . The deadline for including citations is this Friday, December 7th.

The Author Recognition events celebrate all Boise State University faculty and employee authors who published a book, article, or creative work between September 1, 2006 and August 31, 2007.

The upcoming recognition events include an online bibliography of university scholarship, a display of the books, articles, and creative works in Albertsons Library from mid-January through February, and a reception on February 21 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm where authors will be introduced. The reception will be in the Albertsons Library McCain Room.

Online access to previous bibliographies is available at: http://library.boisestate.edu/faculty/ . For more information, please contact Barbara Glackin .

American Song database

Albertsons Library is pleased to announce the availability of American Song, a new database in the Music Online collection from Alexander Street Press.
"American Song is a history database that will contain 50,000 tracks that allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database will include songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests and more. This release includes 728 albums -- over 12103 tracks."
Classical Music Library, Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries and African American Song are the other Alexander Street Press Music
Online resources available on the library's Online Databases web page.

Happy listening!