Graduate Reference Assistants,

Please review the research guide and the handout that is linked from the first page at the start of your shift today:

Also take a look at the new library website to familiarize yourself with the new layout.

You’ll notice that the e-journals tab is missing from the middle of the website. In the new catalog, it’s much easier to search for a print or electronic journal by title and find it in the library catalog. Try it out with some journals from your discipline. There is also an A-Z list of all of the journals, both print and online. Right now you can access this list from the top right corner of the catalog search page, and we’ll probably add it to the website in the future.
However, there are some issues with the e-journals system right now as we get things started. You’ll see that the old list of e-journals is still linked on the library website under the “Find” column. For the next couple of days, it will be a good idea to double check this list for e-journal access while we work out some kinks in the new system.
There will probably be a lot of questions from patrons, so if you’re not able to help them, please be sure to put them in touch with a librarian. Things may be a little messy as we figure out some of the last few issues with the catalog, so thanks for your help.