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Database of the Month: Lynda.com

Looking to brush up on your Illustrator skills? Learn a new programming language? Increase your business savvy? Check out this month's featured database: Lynda.com!

Lynda.com is a popular video tutorial database that spans a variety of subject areas and thanks to our partnership with CIAS, you can access the entire course library for free!

To learn more about Lynda.com, check out this news article on our website, or this story from Behind the Bricks.

To access Lynda.com now, click here!

Frederic W. Goudy exhibition: Opening reception March 12th

This exhibition celebrates the sesquicentennial of the birth of Frederic W. Goudy. In 1963 Professor Alexander Lawson acquired a landmark collection of books, prints, and metal type made by Goudy. This was the first archival typographic collection housed at RIT. It was a significant precursor to the 1969 donation of Melbert B. Cary Jr.’s typographic library—a complementary union of materials not only for their content, but also because Goudy and Cary were colleagues.
Opening Reception and Lecture: March 12, 2015, 5 p.m.
Steve Matteson, Creative Type Director at Monotype, and RIT alumnus, will deliver a talk at the Cary entitled, Discovering the Goudy Legacy.
The Cary Collection also has sponsored a Keepsake Exchange in honor of the Goudy 150th Anniversary. The finished portfolio will be featured on the Cary Graphics Arts Collection website in late Spring 2015.

Rice Bucket Challenge a huge success!

Last semester The Wallace Center sponsored a Rice Bucket Challenge to collect bags of rice for the Rochester community. Ultimately more than 1,020lbs of rice were donated to Foodlink. Thank you to all who contributed both time and money to this wonderfully successful project!


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.