November 2011

I have just added a link in the Drupal Staff Web, under Departments, Reference to Tara’s list of databases which visitors and alumni do not have access to.  It includes databases which have a”limited” number of users (like one person can use it at a time or two or whatever).

Do you have students looking for a particular software?  A list of the software offered to students and it’s locations is available at:



Our new ILL proxy system is live! To request a proxy account, the faculty member should complete the form at or send an email to Of course, feel free to just refer any interested patrons to me.

After we receive the request, we will create an ILLiad account with a username and password for the faculty to distribute at their discretion.

We are starting to get alot of questions about dissertations.

Here is how to get patrons to their dissertations.

In the Databases list (under D)  have them search keyword, title or author (author is not included when you search keyword) to find Loyola and other Dissertations. 

” ProQuest Dissertations and Theses — Full text is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. PQDT — Full Text includes 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertation and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1.2 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.

More than 70,000 new full text dissertations and theses are added to the database each year through dissertations publishing partnerships with 700 leading academic institutions worldwide and collaborative retrospective digitization of dissertations through UMI’s Digital Archiving and Access Program. Full Text dissertations are archived as submitted by the degree-granting institution. Some will be native PDF, some PDF image.

Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350-word abstract written by the author. Master’s theses published since 1988 include 150-word abstracts. Simple bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637. Where available, PQDT — Full Text provides 24-page previews of dissertations and theses.”

Cudahy & Lewis Libraries are sponsoring the FOOD FOR FINES campaign November 1st to 23rd, 2011. Up to $2.50 in overdue fines will be forgiving at the Cudahy & Lewis Libraries for each donation from the following list of approved items:

1 (6 oz.) can of meat, fish or poultry
1 (14 oz. or more) can of vegetables of fruit
1 (10 1/2 oz.) can of soup
6 packages of ramen noodles
1 box of pasta, rice or dried beans
1 (12 oz) or more) box of cereal
1 (8 oz. or more) jar of peanut butter
Or personal care items, e.g. full-sized soaps, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, etc.

From Tuesday, November 1 to Wednesday, November 23, 2011, all donations go to the Lakeview Pantry Emergency Food Distribution.

We regret that this campaign does not apply to fees pertaining to lost books, ILL fines, IC charges, Digital Media Lab fines.