Welcome to your library, Spring 2009

Albertsons Library welcomes you to another exciting Spring semester! We work hard to make the library a comfortable place to study and a resource to power up your research endeavors.

Here are some of the things we have in store for you for this semester:

  • New research databases! Access articles from thousands of journals and magazines in our growing collection of online resources, such as the new suite of databases from ProQuest (ProQuest Central, ProQuest Research Library, ProQuest Social Science Journals, and dozens more--the majority which offer full text). Check out the A-Z list for a list of all the databases available at your disposal.

  • Find research resources using our extensive interactive subject guides in fields such as Public Administration, Economics, Kinesiology, Philosophy and many more via Alberstons Library's LibGuides system.

  • We're up to some 110 desktop computers in our student lab, with machines on the first and second floors. Included are two multimedia stations with additional hardware and software so that students can use to create and edit multimedia projects.
  • Want to use a laptop? Check one out from the library's Circulation desk and use them in the library. We have 10 ready to go. Coming soon (thanks to a small grant): Mac laptops!

  • Digital screens in presentation rooms on the first and second floors, so you can plug in your laptop and view your presentation on the big screen.

  • A friendlier and revamped Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

  • We're creating more helpful video tutorials on how to use library resources.

  • Helpful pages just for Faculty and Graduates.

  • A revamped UNIV 106 course, a.k.a. Library Research, is now available as a distance course as well as several in-person courses.

  • Implementation of the button across a variety of core databases to search and locate full text articles across multiple databases.
We hope you find these features help you succeed here at Boise State University. Let us know if you have questions or suggestions on how to improve your scholarly persuits.

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