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Database of the Month: AccessMedicine

AccessMedicine is an online medical resource that provides a spectrum of knowledge in medicine. 

We recently expanded our access from Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine to include the entire AccessMedicine collection. Features now include respected textbooks, quick reference tools, real-world patient cases, an extensive multimedia library, a drug database, and more!

Navigate to AccessMedicine from one of the links in this article or through the Database Finder.

Open 24-hours during the week all semester long!

We are excited to announce that this spring semester the library will be open 24-hours during the week all semester long! We heard your pleas and worked with Student Government,  Student Auxiliary Services, Food and Dining Services, Public Safety, Parking and Transportation, and Facilities Management Services to make it happen.
The library will be open continuously from 11am on Sundays until midnight on Fridays beginning on Monday January 26th . We'll have regular hours on Saturdays from 10am-Midnight. Between the hours of 3am-7:30am the first floor will remain open with access to study tables, desktop computers, and collaboration spaces. During this period circulation services will not be available. (Sorry, you'll have to come back to get that course reserve!)
You can view the full schedule of library hours anytime on our website.

Database of the Month: SpringerLink

We are pleased to announce that we have recently completed our holdings of all Springer books published between 2005-2015. SpringLink is a full-text database of journals and books published by Springer, covering the sciences, technology, computer science, and medicine. Browse by discipline, view featured titles, and even take a peek at what other RIT students/faculty/staff are reading.

Access SpringerLink from one of the links in this article or through the Database Finder.

Good luck on finals!: Check out our 24-hour schedule

The library will be open 24-hours during finals week with the exception of Saturday.

We'll be open:

  • Thursday December 11th at 7:30am — Friday December 12th at midnight
  • Regular hours on Saturday December 13th: 10am-midnight
  • Sunday December 14th at 11am — Thursday December 18th at midnight

View our full hours anytime on our website: library hours.

Good luck on your finals!

Citation Open Lab, December 8-12: Get help with your citation questions!

RIT Libraries will be hosting a Citation Open Lab everyday December 8th – 12th from 12pm-2pm to assistant students with citation questions.

During this open lab, drop-by the BibLab (library 3rd floor) to get help with specific citation questions for your final projects.  As questions are asked, an RIT Librarian will walk everyone through the answer.

When: Every Day December 8-12

Time: 12noon-2pm

Where: RIT Library BibLab Room 3650 (next to RIT Archives)

Map: http://rit.edu/3pPrc

Questions?  Contact Jennifer Freer (jlfwml@rit.edu) or Lara Nicosia (ldnwml@rit.edu)

Learn more about Lynda.com on Wednesday December 3rd

Lynda.com representitive will be visiting RIT on Wednesday December 3rd. Learn more about this great video tutorial database offering classes on Adobe products, the Microsoft suite, Drupal, SQL and much more!

Information sessions will be held on Wednesday December 3rd in the following locations:

  • 11:00-12:30pm in GAN (Gannett, 3rd floor, 3110 Photo Cage
  • 12:30-2:00pm in BOO (Booth), 1350 Outside Webb Auditorium

Access to Lynda.com is provided by The Wallace Center in collaboration with CIAS.

Database of the Month: IEEE Xplore

Have a group project on fuel cells and having difficulty finding information? Interested in learning more about cloud computing, wireless sensor networks, or network security?  IEEE Xplore is the database for you.  Using this database will give you immediate access to full text journals, tranactions, conference proceedings as well as IEEE standards, IEEE/Wiley and MIT ebooks.

New RIT Museum exhibit: Lessons in Laughter, the life & times of Bernard Bragg

Join us Thursday October 30th from 4:30-6:30pm for the opening reception of the new RIT Museum exhibit: Lessons in Laugher, the life & times of Bernard Bragg. Aaron Kelstone, program director for NTID's Performing Arts program, will deliver the opening address.
The exhibition celebrates deaf playwright, director, and performer Bernard Bragg. Bragg has lead a fascinating life full of performance art. Some of the highlights include performances with a Russian theater group in Moscow and studying in Paris with famous mime artist Marcel Marceau. Bragg was also one of the co-founders of the National Theater of the Deaf. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
RIT Museum Studies students Jean Pietrowski and Allison Thompson curated the new exhibit with items contained in the RIT Archives. While working on the collection of Bragg's artifacts they were so enamoured by the story of his life that they wanted to share it.
The Lessons in Laugher exhibit will be on display in the RIT Museum on the 3rd floor of the Wallace Center until April 6th.
For more information about the exhibit, read the full NTID news story.


Thank you for visiting during our Commuter Spirit Week event!

Thank you for visiting us yesterday, commuters! We saw over 100 of you during our event as part of Commuter Spirit Week & consider it a huge success! We hope you will take advantage of our resources and visit us often!

If you didn't have a chance to attend here's some of what you missed: 

  • Meet Your Librarian! Each college has their own subject specialist librarian here to help you navigate our many resources.
  • Check out Lynda.com, a fantastic video tutorial database with instruction in areas such as business, IT, web programming, photography & design to name a few.
  • Check out our Top 10 Tips for Commuters for additional tricks of the library trade.

We hope to see you again soon!