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Week of April 28, 2008

Take the Library Website Survey!

Can you find the electronic resources you need?  Do you like the "Ask a Librarian" chat box?   Please take our survey to tell us how you use the Library's website and what changes you'd like to see.  The survey should take about 10 minutes.  The survey ends on May 9.

Start the Website Survey

This survey is completely optional.  No one is required to take it.  Any contact information provided will be kept confidential.

Restricted Access for Finals Period

RESTRICTED ACCESS at the Downtown Campus Library
Begins: Friday, May 2
Ends: Friday, May 16

During this period, use of the Library will be restricted to students, faculty, & staff of the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Everyone will be required to show an ID at the entrance. IIT students may obtain a special wristband that may be used instead of an ID...show your ID & ask for a wristband! Circulation staff will place one on the wrist of your choice. After that, you need only to show your wrist to gain admittance...no digging through bags, pleading with staff, or waiting in line!


A Reminder About Security in the Library!

Just a reminder from the Library staff to please protect your valuables while studying. Most thefts of personal property in public places are usually the result of an opportunity the victim gives the offender...like leaving your stuff unattended. Eliminate the opportunity, and you can eliminate the crime!

If you see someone acting suspiciously in the Library, please alert the Library staff or Security.


Spring Library Hours

Library Hours (January 22):

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Reference Librarian Hours

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Featured Resource: Business Insights

Need an industry report on biofuels or another emerging area? Want to know more about drug approval trends or the future of healthcare policies? Want to know more about e-tailing or online financial services? Business Insights may be able to help!

Business Insights is a database of detailed reports produced by industry experts on topics related to energy, consumer goods, finance, healthcare, and technology. Some of the companies that provide statistics and intelligence for these reports include: Reuters, IMS Healthcare, TNS, and ComputerWire IT Industry Intelligence.

All reports are available to be downloaded in a PDF format. In addition, Business Insights provides interactive iReports that allow students & faculty to customize reports by selecting only the relevant portions, insert presentation-ready tables and graphics in your own documents, or translate reports into nine different languages (French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Russian).

To find a report, you can either browse by industry or use keywords in the Search box. Reports are dated from 1998-present and are continually updated.

Business Insights is available by remote access through the proxy server and on the Downtown, Main, and Rice campuses.


General Library Policies

Library Rules

While using the Downtown Campus Library, please observe the following rules and polices:

Guard Your Valuables

Please guard your valuables when using the library! Recently, two wallets were reportedly taken out of student backpacks which were left unattended.  Thefts of this nature are usually the result of an opportunity the victim gives the offender.  Eliminate the opportunity, and you can eliminate the crime!  Please protect your valuables.

Courteous Behavior

Please respect the rights of others who wish to study and work in the Library. Keep your study area neat and clean. Walk quietly through study areas. Don’t block pathways with your laptop cord (plug it in under your table). Erase the whiteboard/chalkboard in your study room when you leave. Don’t move the furniture around. Keep your feet on the floor, not on the chairs. Generally, treat others the way you wish to be treated. 

Food and Drink

You may bring any drink into the Library. We ask, however, that you pick up after yourself and use the appropriate recycling bin. Food is never allowed, so don’t bring it into the Library.

Noise & Cell Phones

Please respect the other patrons in the Library and whisper quietly if you need to communicate with others in the library. Please do not use your cell phone in the Library, computer lab, or study rooms. If you need to make a call, take your cell phone outside the Library or into one of the stairwells. Keep noise levels down on personal music devices, and always wear your headphones. If noise in the Library is bothering you, inform the Circulation Desk.

Unattended Belongings

Please do not leave your personal belongings unattended. The Library is open to the public and thefts, while not frequent, have occurred. Belongings that are left unattended will be taken by security. If you are missing any personal items, please tell the Circulation Desk on the 9th floor as soon as possible so that security can be notified.

Use of Library Materials

Please handle all library materials with care. Refrain from writing in or marking-up library materials. If you cannot reach a book on a shelf, please ask a member of the library staff for assistance. Move unwanted library materials to a re-shelving area or return to the Circulation Desk. Do not “hide” library materials in the stacks. If a book that you are using is damaged, please let a member of the staff know; most of the time, we can fix the problem. Please remember that library materials are for the use of everyone.

Other Reminders

  • No pets are allowed in the Library.

  • Persons under the age of 18 should be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

  • Please do not disturb the “Emergency Heat” switches located throughout the Library.

  • Members of the public who do not follow these rules may be asked to leave and/or barred from the Library; students may be referred to their academic dean for appropriate disciplinary action.

  • If you observe suspicious behavior, please contact a member of the staff immediately.

Westlaw Summer Password Extension Policy-Summer 2008

Students who are taking Summer classes, working on law review projects, working for a professor, studying for the bar, or working in a non-profit, public interest internship or other pro bono work that is required for graduation may register for Summer access.  If your Summer activities include any of the above, then you can register online for Summer access to Westlaw and TWEN. Just sign on to Westlaw as usual, then look for the big link in the middle of the page that says, "Extend your Westlaw password this Summer."  

If your plans don't fit neatly into one of those categories and you need Westlaw access, please contact our Westlaw representative, Stacey Acquavella at: stacey.acquavella@thomson.com


 

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