September 2008

Hi all:

Has anyone gotten the override password to work?  I’ve tried a couple times now, noting the caps, exclamation points, etc., but I can’t get it to work.



The new version of Write n’ Cite, version 3 is not cooperating well with Office 2007.   To use Write ‘n Cite with Office 2007, need to download Write n’ Cite version 2.  This is available for download in the Tools menu within RefWorks.

Kristina S. is in contact with RefWorks to see if there is anything else that can be done.

I added a link to the stats advisors hours to our blogroll on the right.


The previous post concerns an assignment that requires the Chicago Tribune.  This one is simply a f.y.i.  We have online archival access to the paper so that the microfilm isn’t necessary.  The online version is full-text and full-image.  It is linked from the Databases by Title list.  (Another f.y.i.; this post is thanks to a borrowed cudahyrefgrads login by the reference librarian too new to remember her own–Jane.)

Students have an assignment that requires them to look at the Chicago Tribune on microfilm and find pictures/ads from the day they were born.  The call number for the Tribune is AN 2 .C 4 T8 and it is located on Stack Deck C.

This is just a reminder of the dress  code for the IC.  I’m fairly sure that I posted this quite recently, but will do so now and again.  Thanks for adhering.

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Information Commons Dress Code

 Appropriate Dress

Although Loyola University Chicago has no specific dress code, student employees are expected to dress appropriately for their positions. Business casual is the appropriate dress for student employees working in the Information Commons. All student employees are visible to students, alumni, faculty, staff and members of the community. Employees are expected to practice good personal hygiene.  Again, appropriate dress is expected from all student employees.


The following modes of dress do not contribute to a professional work environment and are not permitted (this is not a complete list):


  • Barefoot or inappropriate footwear (flip flops, etc.)
  • Hats, bandanas and baseball caps
  • Hair in curlers
  • Swimsuits
  • Soiled, tattered, ripped or torn clothing (jeans are permissible as long as they are not lowriders, torn, frayed or ripped)
  • No sweats, sweatshirts, exercise leotards or flannel pants
  • Extremely short or side-split shorts or skirts
  • Halter tops, tank tops, midriff showing tops, t-shirts, tube tops etc.
    • T-shirts issued by an approved IC department is allowed
  • Inflammatory or obscene writing or emblems on clothing


If you have to ask yourself (or a friend) if this is work appropriate, then you should probably not wear it. 

Several undergrad nursing students have needed assistance finding articles that must appear in nursing journals.  Their topics very, and are easy to search (at least two students’ topic concerned an aspect of teenage pregnancy) but much of what they find has been published in medical journals.

Tip:  in all of the databases they search (CINAHL, HealthSource, Medline), they can add “nurs*” in the source or journal title field. This will narrow the results to journals with nurse or nursing in the title and satisfy their requirement.

 One student mentioned that her bibliography was due on 9/19, so that may be it for this particular class.  But the need to find article published in nursing journals is common with undergrads, so we may see more of this during the semester.

In order to help with some of “I don’t know which room I reserved” issues, there is now a “My Reservations” feature in the group study room reservation system. When a patron logs in, she will be able to follow the link on the top of the page to see a list of all of the reservations she has made. Hopefully, this will be a little faster and simpler than asking students to log on to a computer and check their e-mail accounts for the confirmation e-mail.

Hello all,

I am writing to bring to light the fact that many students are finding the group study reservation system very complicated to understand and utilize. I myself do not really understand why but nevertheless it is true. Students often come to the desk not remembering the room they reserved. When asked to utilize the laptop or a desktop to find this information out students tend to remove their thinking caps and become technologically confused. This also occurs when you ask students to utilize the laptop or a desktop to create a new reservation. Anyway, I am sure this information is not new to many of you but I believe information like this needs to be brought up so that the needs of our students can be continually assessed. Unfortunately, I do not know how much simpler things can be for those who have a tendency to become confused and frustrated as soon as you ask them to do something on their own!

Have a wonderful week,


From Leslie:

Hi–I spoke with Ursula briefly this morning about the study binders different groups on campus use to track the hours their members/students spend studying in the library. We have had some confusion with the binders being in two places. It was suggested that they should be consolidated and they are now over at the Cudahy Library Circulation Desk at the far end near the entrance/exit. We noticed that a couple of the binders are duplicates (left over from having two entrances this past spring and fall). Please let all your employees know we have moved these over to the Cudahy Library.

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