What's New at the Library and LRC

Spring 2014 Hours (1/9/2014)
The Northeast Campus Library reopens for the Spring semester with slightly revised weekend hours. From January 8, 2014, we will be open on Saturdays between 11AM and 5PM, and on Sundays between 1-9PM. Spring and Easter break schedules are posted on the main library hours page at http://www.holyfamily.edu/library/hours.shtml

New at the Library (1/9/2014)
The library is welcoming the new semester with an outstandingselection of great new books on a variety of subjects. Click on this link to browse the list: http://goo.gl/yZrMUn . We continue to acquire print books which complement the University's curriculum offerings, and welcome your input on selections of interest to faculty and students. In addition, the library now provides access to several new full-text and abstract journal databases. For students and faculty in business administration, marketing, and finance, we recently upgraded to Business Source Premiere, which includes expanded full-text journal access as well as marketing reports and company profiles. Social Sciences and other disciplines can now access a greater range of scholarly material in coordination with our interlibrary loan services using new abstract-only databases in Violence and Abuse, Race Relations, and Family Studies. Links to these new resources are available at the library's research databases page at this link: http://holyfamily.edu/library/database.shtml. If you have any questions about these new resources, please stop by the library or email us at reference@holyfamily.edu

Professor discusses her newly-published book on popular reality television show. (11/19/2013)
Monday, November 18th: Holy Family University communication professor Dr. Amanda McClain led a lively discussion in the North East campus library with faculty, staff, and students discussing her new book Keeping up the Kardashian Brand (http://goo.gl/IKSa68) Dr. McClain's book is an analysis of the Kardashian family's popular reality television show, and their social media and traditional media ubiquity

Lost and Found Flash Drives (2/14/2013)
Have you ever reached into your pocket or bookbag to get that flash drive with your midterm paper that you JUST finished at the library before running to class- and it wasn't there? NOT a great feeling.

The library staff harvest several left-behind flash drives on a daily basis and we try our best to reunite them with their owners. If they're not reclaimed after several weeks, or by the end of the semester, we'll usually reformat them and add them to our loaner collection.

Here are a few tips which might help you to not lose your flash drive while you're in the library: Use the USB port that is on the top of the desk, instead of scrambling around under the table to plug it in direct to the PC. Not only is it more dignified, you're also more likely to remember the drive if you can see it when you gather your things at the end of a study session. When you get a flash drive, create a contact information file on it with your name, HFU email address and maybe a contact phone number. Call it something like readme_contactinfo.txt so library staff can look there instead of opening papers and resumes to see if there is a name or email address anywhere.

Remember that if you need a flash drive, you can buy one from the circulation desk. We usually have a small stock of new drives that we sell at cost. We can also lend you one while you're in the library if you need one to transfer files to email or for some other purpose.

Search the Research Databases with Google (1/8/2013)
The library's research journals and databases have been added to Google's index of library collections, meaning that library users can now connect to full-text research articles directly from searches in Google Scholar. Go to http://holyfamily.libguides.com/google for instructions on how to configure Google to include links to Holy Family University library.

Off-campus? Now access all our online resources with your personal login.

Now you can access our entire collection of online library resources, including ebooks, databases, and online journals, from anywhere on the Internet.

You will also use this login to access the "My Account" feature in the library catalog, which allows you to keep track of materials you have checked out, renew items, and place holds.

Continue using the links found on the Research Databases page or the in new Research Guides.  If you are on campus, you will not be prompted for a username and password. If you are off campus, you will see a login screen.

Your username is the first part of your Holy Family email address - what appears before @holyfamily.edu.

Your initial password will be the number on your Holy Family ID card. 

If you have further questions about your login, check this help sheet or call us at 267-341-3316/267-341-4010.