Faculty: Try the “Library Resources” button on Blackboard for a direct link to guides in your subject area
All Blackboard generated course sites starting in Spring 2012 will have a button on the left navigation menu titled Library Resources. The Library Resources button will take you and your students directly to a subject guide that your Librarian Liaison has created for your department and includes links to Library and other resources that may be of assistance to your students as they complete their assignments.

Librarian Liaisons are also available to create customized Guides that will support your course(s). Please feel free to contact your liaison http://library.boisestate.edu/CollDev/liaisons.shtm to work with them on adding links to additional resources that you would find useful.


eBooks from Albertsons Library

In Fall 2011, over 55,000 new eBooks were added to the Albertsons Library collection through the EBL platform. These eBooks are immediately available, providing access to information, 24x7, wherever users are located.

Faculty and students are using eBooks in a variety of ways including eBooks for research projects and coursework; eBooks for course reserves; and eBooks for the new Fall 2012 University Foundations classes. EBL books are available through the
Library catalog (http://boisestate.worldcat.org/) or from the EBL (http://www.boisestate.eblib.com/) database.

The eBooks cover a wide array of academic disciplines—from immunology to higher education to art history. The Library’s eBooks are accessible to University students, faculty and staff.  More than one person can use an eBook at the same time.  No returns needed!  The majority of eBooks available through the Library can be read online or downloaded to a desktop, laptop, or mobile device.

The eBook library guide (http://guides.boisestate.edu/ebooks) provides a starting point for learning about the Library’s eBook collections.

Contact us or stop by Albertsons Library to learn about the potential of eBooks or how to download eBooks to your mobile device.


Thanksgiving Holiday Hours at the Library

The Albertsons Library will be open limited hours during the Thanksgiving Holiday. The library will be open November 20-26 on:
  • Sunday: 10-6
  • Monday: 8-6
  • Tuesday: 8-6
  • Wednesday: 8-5
  • Thursday: CLOSED
  • Friday: CLOSED
  • Saturday: CLOSED
Regular library hours resume Sunday, November 27. You can find our semester hours posted at our calendar page at: http://library.boisestate.edu/calendar/main.php.

Have a safe & happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

The Partnership Behind Human Subjects Research

The Partnership Behind Human Subjects Research

Tuesday, November 15, 2-3pm
Lookout Room (3rd floor, Student Union)

This year's Campus Read, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, raises questions about the ethics of past and future medical research.

Join a panel of expert compliance staff and talented faculty who lead the Boise State's biomedical and social and behavioral review boards. Learn about this valuable partnership that oversees research to improve the human condition.

Dr. Ron Pfeiffer, Biomedical Institutional Review Board Chair
Dr. Mary Pritchard, Social & Behavioral Institutional Review Board Chair
Ms. Judie Mayne, Office of Research Compliance Director
Ms. Amy Smith, Office of Research Compliance Coordinator

Co-sponsored by the Division of Research and Economic Development and the STEM Station

For more information contact BreAnne Hovley at 

Please visit the Campus Read Resources Guide (http://guides.boisestate.edu/henriettalacks), created by librarians at the Albertsons Library, if you would like to access additional resources that discuss the book, and also find how you can check out a copy of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

Carrie Moor,



New Exhibit in Special Collections

A new exhibit in the windows of the Special Collections department on the library's second floor features images from the Idaho Statesman photograph collection. The collection contains over one million images and spans 1950-1993. The images were taken by photographers of the newspaper and cover a variety of subjects such as everyday life in Boise, city buildings and events, and activities at Boise State University.

Some of these pictures were printed in the newspaper, however, most of the collection has never been published. It is one of the most heavily used resources in Special Collections, and scholars and researchers have used the images in a variety of publications. This exhibit focuses on the early days of Bogus Basin, downtown Boise, Latino life in Idaho, the new Boise Junior College campus and Bronco athletics, and the YWCA.