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April/May 2014 Library Newsletter: April/May 2014 Newletter

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Summer Projects

Tentative plans are now in development to update the second floor of the library. Proposed improvements for this area include new flooring, new study rooms, and new seating arrangements and furniture.

Renovations would not begin until after the completion of the Spring 2014 semester. As these projects start, there may be periods in which the Main print collections on the second floor will not be accessible. The Library will continue to provide resources for UCA students and faculty through our online collections, interlibrary loan, and through our local library partnerships.

Announcements will be made through the UCA listserv, the Library web page, and the library's Twitter account as renovation plans and dates are finalized. Please stay tuned for updates, and contact the Library with any questions or concerns.

The Library in Your Pocket by Chris Springer

The life of a student or a professor can get very hectic, and it is a huge convenience when you can do a little research while traveling or standing in line. You will be pleased to know that most of Torreyson Library’s website and many of the resources we provide are accessible from a mobile device. Some of our resources are mobile friendly, which means that the webpage will automatically recognize that you are accessing it from a mobile device and alter the page to fit the smaller screen. Other resources require an application which you must download from the Apple or Android app store. Here is a list of our high traffic resources and how you can access them from your mobile device. For a complete list, please see Mobile Access.

Library Catalog: Our catalog website is mobile friendly. To add a link to your Home Screen, go to Click the share icon (which looks like a square with an arrow pointing upward). Select ‘Add to Home Screen’.

EBSCOhost: This platform is mobile friendly and allows for mobile searching of all of our EBSCOhost databases, including Academic Search Premier, Business Source Elite, CINAHL, PsychINFO and many others.

Gale: Access all of our Gale reference material through the Gale mobile app. You’ll need to download the app from either the Apple store or the Android store. This application is free.

JSTOR: This database is mobile friendly. The mobile version of the site is designed to allow you to search the site and send articles to yourself to read later on a larger screen.

LexisNexis: This database is mobile friendly. You have all of the usability of the full site on your mobile device. You can search news, legal cases or company information.

Naxos Music Library and Naxos Library Jazz: Each Naxos resource has a separate interactive app for mobile devices, including Apple’s iPhone, iPod and iPad, as well as Android smart-phones and tablets.

SciFinder Scholar: The Chemical Abstracts Service provides mobile access to SciFinder Scholar. To access you need to use your SciFinder account registration to log into SciFinder Mobile.

WorldCat Mobile: Search WorldCat, the world's largest library catalog, with this mobile friendly version.