Due to the effects of the hurricane, we are experiencing delays in receiving books requested via ConnectNY and Interlibrary Loan. We hope that the situation is resolved quickly and that this inconvenience is temporary.
Your opinion counts!
It certainly matters to all of us at Adelphi University Libraries.
As we plan for the future of our Libraries, it is important that we understand users' perceptions and expectations so that we can offer the services you want and need.
On October 15th, you will receive an e-mail providing you with a link to a survey on the quality of Library services (LibQUAL+). By responding to this survey you will supply essential information to us for use in providing better services. The survey is a part of a North American initiative led by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to measure the quality of library services and identify best Library practices.
Participation in the survey is voluntary and confidential. Your response to the survey constitutes your consent for us to see your input for our research.
Student survey respondents interested in entering the random drawing will be eligible to win one of six prizes: 1 Nook Color, 1 iPod Nano, and 4 $50 Barnes and Noble Bookstore gift certificates offered by University Libraries. Your e-mail address will be kept confidential and will not be linked to your survey responses.
We greatly appreciate your help. When you receive the e-mail containing the survey link, on October 15th, please take the time (about 10 minutes), to complete the survey. Only you can tell us how we are meeting your Library needs. We thank you for taking this opportunity to help us to serve you better.
MultiSearch is a tool that allows you to simultaneously search multiple databases or multiple subject areas within Adelphi University Libraries' collection and combines the results into one list. You can now find it under the Article Databases tab on the main library webpage. You may also want to check out our new tab for "Guides and Tutorials" to assist you with your various research questions. If you have any comments or questions you can always comment to this post or give us a call at 516/877-3574.
Due to scheduled maintenance, ALICAT and AlicatPLUS will be unavailable on Thursday, July 26, from 6pm to 7pm. You will not be able to search for books, videos, etc in the library catalog during those times. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Doctoral students currently enrolled at AU have all rights and privileges to use library collections and to take advantage of the full range of services offered all students. After completing coursework, doctoral students are no longer considered matriculating students even if still working on a dissertation. As a result, library privileges will be reduced. In particular, remote access to online databases, e-books and e-journals will be removed. Inter-library loan privileges will also end.
Doctoral students can extend their full library privileges by registering for continuous matriculation with the Registrar’s Office. We advise students to register before the end of May to avoid expiration of privileges during the summer.
On Friday, March 30th, Alicat will be down for scheduled maintenance for approximately 1 hour between 8-9pm. AlicatPlus will be available. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Dear Adelphi Community
On Wednesday, March 14th, Alicat, our online catalog will be unavailable for several hours due to scheduled maintenance. We anticipate that Alicat will again be available by early afternoon on the 14th. Please check the Library's website for status reports on that day. We apologize for any inconvenience.
and reference services will be available as usual. You may continue to search
for articles in databases via the Library's website.
How can you search for books, journals, dvds, and more while Alicat is down? We recommend use of the ConnectNY and WorldCat catalog databases. These databases include citations for items in Adelphi's collection and are available to use anytime. You are encouraged to try them anytime.
What is ConnectNY?
ConnectNY is a unified online catalog of 18 New York academic libraries including Adelphi. Access ConnectNY by clicking on the link below:
What is WorldCat?
WorldCat is a database which contains citations to books and other materials in libraries throughout the world (including Adelphi). Connect to WorldCat by clicking on the following link:WorldCat
On Wednesday, March 14th, Alicat and AlicatPLUS will be down for scheduled maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Please note we are experiencing intermittent access problems with some of our Proquest databases. If you have access problems you may find it helpful to retry your search in a few minutes.
Get a free flash drive and a chance to win the brand new Kindle Touch e-reader by being part of our focus group. The new Kindle Touch features:
- Most-advanced E Ink display, now with multi-touch
- New sleek design - 8% lighter, 11% smaller, holds 3,000 books
- Text-to-speech, plus audio books and mp3s
- Built in Wi-Fi - Get books in 60 seconds
- Massive book selection, over 800,000 titles are $9.99 or less
- Borrow Kindle books from your public library
The library wants to know how students find information using the library website. Volunteers will join a focus group and be asked to respond to multiple choice questions using clickers. Your responses will be confidential. The group will take approximately 30 minutes. Use the form below to send us your general availability between February 20th and March 2nd. Selected students will be contacted by e-mail. If you have any questions or comments - email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALERT: The Scopus database and the ScienceDirect e-journals to which the AU Libraries subscribe will not be available on January 7, 2012, 8:30am - 9:30pm EST while our vendor performs maintenance.
Access to the current issues of The Chronicle of Higher Education is now available without the requirement of a Chronicle user name or password. A link in our A-Z list of e-journals will be added later.
Among the highlights are:
- Updates throughout the day with the latest news in academe
(NO EMBARGO of content);
- Text from the current print edition posted every Monday morning;
- Searchable archive of previously published content;
- Commentary and essays from the weekly magazine, The Chronicle Review;
- All the data from the annual Almanac and other special, single-topic reports are in easy-to-search databases
Rebecca Skloot to Speak on her Bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on Monday, October 17, 2011, at 5:30pm in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom in the University Center. For more information on the event, click here - http://events.adelphi.edu/news/2011/20110921b.php