We have unveiled a new look in the Articles tab on the Rod Library home page. The names of several links have changed. The link that was called "Advanced Search (Panther Prowler)" is now Subjects A-Z (Panther Prowler). The link that formerly said "View a list of databases A-Z" has been shortened to Databases A-Z. The link that said "Find a journal or locate a known article" is now Known Article/Journal Search.
Another big change with the Articles tab is that the default search box now has a dropdown menu rather than searching just one database. The dropdown menu includes broad subject categories from Panther Prowler, and also two individual resources: Academic OneFile and Google Scholar. Those two resources are both also listed in the Databases A-Z list.
We made these changes to make it easier to find a wider variety of searches to try when looking for information. Anybody who has questions or needs assistance is invited to click the Ask Us! link and to contact reference librarians or staff through one of the methods listed.
Next Tuesday the look of the Library's Web site will change slightly to take on a design that is more in line with the University's homepage. No content will be moved; only the top of the pages and the menus will look different. Click on the thumbnail to see a preview.
The Wall Street Journal recently published its 18th annual ranking of the best analysts in 44 industries. The survey includes interviews of the top-ranked analyst in each industry. A search of the Wall Street Journal (ProQuest edition) for "best on the street" turns up a list of articles with the interviews of analysts in each industry. Other finance publications such as Institutional Investor also publish rankings of analysts.
Work will begin in the Library May 20th to reduce the level of lighting in specific parts of our building. We'll be disabling some ceiling light panels, resulting in an alternating off/on pattern. This on/off pattern has been in place for many, many years on most of the third floor and has been a great success. Applying this pattern to the fourth floor, and a few other locations in the building, will save energy and reduce our energy costs.
In addition, we'll be adding daylight sensors to the light fixtures around the perimeter of each floor. These sensors will turn on the perimeter lights when it senses the light level coming through the windows has decreased and will turn off the lights when the light level outside is high.
We'll also be replacing some high-wattage fixtures on the second and third floors.
In order for this work to continue portions of our building will have reduced lighting at different times during the day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you need assistance finding a different location to study, or if you need help locating materials in an affected area, please contact the Circulation Desk on the second floor. The work should be completed by early July.