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Seven reasons that students give for using the library and its resources.


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Want to keep up with the latest at the Library, but not necessarily everything?

You can get an automatic email on just the subjects that interest you, as narrow as you want them, and only when something new that fits is available.

That’s right — YOU make the search, save it to your own library record, and set it to send you an email whenever something that exactly fits shows up.

Faculty — this also works with our Programs search for your subject area.

Set up searches for your major, for your hobby, for your interests.

All the instructions are here and you can log into your own library record here.

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Anyone remember the chanting at the renewal ceremony in the flick “Logan’s Run”?

Renew candidates from "Logan's Run"

You, too, can renew the Library materials you checked out, and you don’t have to wait for a ceremony — you can do it ONLINE!

Just login to My Library Record to bring up a list of what you have checked out at present.  As long as it’s not due today or overdue, you can ask to renew it there and get your new due date.

Of course, items that others have requested may not be eligible, and you normally can’t renew an item more than once.

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arklink04The Boreham Library offers ArkLink cards to faculty, students and staff, which give you library privileges (checking out materials) at many other libraries in the state, including the University in Fayetteville and ATU in Russellville.  Just ask at the Circulation Desk in the Library.

These cards are good for one semester, and come in especially handy for commuting students and faculty.  You can get a new one each semester you might need it, any time during the semester, but only from the campus where you are a registered student or employee.

Remember, also, that with a current semester sticker on your regular photo i.d. card, it can be used at the Fort Smith Public Library branches and Scott-Sebastian Regional Library branches.  The Registrar or the Library can put on a current semester sticker for you if you’re currently registered or employed.

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The Computer Helpers pages (formerly part of the catalog) are now at computerhelpers.wordpress.com in blog form.  There’s even more useful information now, and it’s growing all the time.

These cover a multitude of subjects, with advice, links to useful pages and software, lots of freeware and shareware links, and tutorials for certain topics.

The blog is set up with standing pages (see the tabs for those pages along the top) and also has additional blog entries being added often in various categories (see the left column).  The best way to find information is to use the Welcome page and run down the list of main entries for a link to what you want.  If it’s not there, try the  categories in the left column, or enter your key word(s) in the Search box at the top of the right column.

Computer Helpers is also available using RSS feeds, to get the latest posts.  If you’re not familiar with those, check the entry for RSS Feeds.

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We’ve added a number of electronic books, available to all currently registered students and faculty online.  A few of these were available in print already (some in older editions), but now they are more widely available.  Just look them up in the catalog and click on the links:

From the Gale Virtual Reference Library:

American decades primary sources
Ancient Europe 8000 B.C.–A.D. 1000 :
Arts & humanities through the eras
Business plans handbook.
Complete Human Diseases and Conditions
Crime and punishment
Encyclopedia of aging
Encyclopedia of bioethics
Encyclopedia of children and childhood
Encyclopedia of genocide and crimes against humanity
Encyclopedia of major marketing campaigns.
Encyclopedia of race and racism
Encyclopedia of science and religion
Encyclopedia of science, technology, and ethics
Encyclopedia of sex and gender
Encyclopedia of small business
Encyclopedia of world cultures /
Europe 1450 to 1789 :
Europe 1789 to 1914 :
Europe since 1914 :
Everyday finance
Family in society
The Gale encyclopedia of cancer
History behind the headlines
International encyclopedia of marriage and family
Literary themes for students.
New dictionary of the history of ideas
Nonfiction classics for students
Psychologists and their theories for students
Science in dispute
World encyclopedia of police forces and correctional systems
World of forensic science

From the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf:

The Grove encyclopedia of classical art and architecture /
Grove encyclopedia of decorative arts
The Oxford encyclopedia of American literature
The Oxford encyclopedia of children’s literature
The Oxford encyclopedia of economic history
The Oxford encyclopedia of Latinos & Latinas in the United States
The Oxford encyclopedia of maritime history

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The catalog has made a few changes, based on feedback from the fall 2007 semester.

The format has gone to the wide screen.

The information for each record has changed from the tabbed format to just a straight record.

We hope this is an improvement for you!

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