Archives of What's New in the Library

Current events, exhibits, new resources and news.

March 2011

  • March 28 - New edition of library newsletter, Au Courant
  • March 15 - The Library is a new member of the Center for Research Libraries.  
  • March 8 - New exhibit: Installation by UNF English Professor Clark Lunberry, titled “Water / Trees / Sky: Sensation”
  • March 3 - New exhibit in Special Collections: Celebrating 50 Years of the Peace Corps.
  • March 1 - New exhibit: Nobel Prize-Winning Literature.

February 2011

  • February 8 - New database -- ASME Digital Library provides the full text of 24 ASME Transaction journals from 2000 to the present.
  • February 8 - New database -- SciFinder Scholar provides scientific literature from many of the American Chemical Society databases.
  • February 1 - New exhibit -- African Americans in the Civil War.

January 2011

  • January 26 - Hathi Trust public domain ebooks are now available in the library catalog. If a print book in the UNF Library has an Hathi Trust ebook copy, a link to the ebook is attached.
  • January 25 - Snapshot: A Day in the Life of Florida Libraries. Statistics, stories and photographs document the "day in the life" of the library. The program is sponsored by the Florida Library Association and the Florida Division of Library and Information Services.
  • January 25 - Special Presentation by Neil Armingeon, St. Johns Riverkeeper. Special Collections Reading Room
  • January 24 - Exhibit: Fearless Campus Tour: LGBT Student Athletes. Co-sponsored by Athletics and Health Promotions. Photography exhibit of out LGBT Student Athletes.
  • January 3 - PsycARTICLES now available. Full text of American Psychological Association journals covering back to the 1800s.
  • January 7 - Article Linker becomes 360 Link. The application does not change, just the name and logos.
  • January 6 - CCH Business and Finance no longer available.
  • January 3 - Arts & Humanities Search database (FirstSearch) no longer available.

December 2010

  • December 8 - New Exhibit -- Our St. Johns River: Words and Images. This exhibit features rare and unique items from Special Collections. It also includes transcripts and items from oral history interviews conducted by students in the UNF history seminar, Environmental Oral History, taught by Dr. Charles Closmann.
  • December 6 - New Exhibit - SciFi and Fantasy in Literature and Art.

November 2010

  • November 30 - Alice Eng joins the library faculty as the Electronic Resources Librarian.
  • November 2 - New Exhibit - Chinese Culture Club showcases a selection of library books and media featuring Chinese history, literature, art, religion, and more.
  • November 2 - New Exhibit - Veterans Appreciation celebrates the military service of UNF students, faculty, staff, and their family members.

October 2010

  • October 5 - New Exhibit - Zombies in Literature and Film

September 2010

  • September 30 - Mental Measurements Yearbook and Tests in Print are now one searchable database.
  • September 22 - September issue of Au Courant - Library Update 
  • September 2 - New database - ARTstor. Major art image database.

August 2010

  • August 27 - New database - Cambridge Books Online is a collection of over 300 psychology e-books.
  • August 24 - New Exhibit: Literature Resources in the Library.
  • August 13 - New database - IEEE Xplore Digital Library. 
  • August 13 - New Exhibit: Selected Photographs from the Lawrence V. Smith Image Collection. Special Collections, 1st floor.
  • August 5 - New database - Dictionary of Old English.

July 2010

  • July 12 - New service - Library/ITS Help Center.

June 2010

  • June 30 - As of June 30, 2010, all Investext materials were removed from LexisNexis Academic and all LexisNexis products.
  • June 30 - Career Insider (previously Vault) database no longer available.
  • June 17 - New database - Project Muse 
  • June 9 - New exhibit: Display by Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE).
  • June 7 - New exhibit: Summer / Leisure Reading
  • June 3 - Summer edition of Au Courant 
  • June 1 - New database - JSTOR Collections III and IV 
  • June 1 - New database - Naxos Music Library 
  • June 1 - SPSS and MINITAB software now available on library computers
  • June 1 - Sarah Philips is the new Director of Public Services
  • June 1 - Paul Mosley is the new Head of Access Services

May 2010

  • May 26 - New database - Education and Information Technology Digital Library
  • May 25 - New databases -- DemographicsNow Library Edition, Educator's Reference Complete, Small Business Resource Center 
  • May 24 - New database - SPORTDiscus 
  • May 24 - Mango Mobile goes live.
  • May 20 - Full online access to Chronicle of Higher Education now available.
  • May 16 - New database - Declassified Documents Reference System.
  • May 12 - New database - Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)
  • May 8 - New exhibit - Geneaology Research

April 2010

  • April 20 - Dr. Debra Murphy, Chair of the UNF Dept. of Art and Design, discusses the history and programs of the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA) in the Library's Special Collections Reading Room. The presentation is in conjunction with the current library exhibit, MOCA Jacksonville: in Print and Pictures.
  • April 14 - New exhibit: Features conservation efforts at UNF and the Sawmill Slough Conservation Club. Large display case outside Special Collections on the 1st floor.
  • April 5 - New exhibit: U.S. Census Materials @ UNF Thomas G. Carpenter Library. Library entry exhibit case.

March 2010

  • March 31 - Linda Smith, head of cataloging, retires.
  • March 31 - Bibliography of the History of Art is no longer available. Update: Now available free through the Getty Museum.
  • March 30 - New database - Early American Newspapers, 1758 - 1900.
  • March 29 - Susan Massey is the Library's new head of cataloging.
  • March 29 - New database - ProQuest Central, ProQuest Biology Journals, ProQuest Family Health, ProQuest Health & Medical Complete, ProQuest Military Collection, ProQuest Science Journals, ProQuest Social Science Journals, Snapshot Series, Canadian Newsstand, CBCA Complete, Evidence-Based Resources from the Joanna Briggs Institute, Medical Evidence Matters, Dissertations & Theses @ University of North Florida.
  • March 12 -- New edition of Au Courant 
  • March 10 -- New exhibit - "History Research @ UNF Library". This exhibit focuses on history research with examples of primary, secondary, digital and electronic sources.

February 2010

  • February 25 - Presentation by Dr. Carolyn Williams, UNF history professor, on Eartha M. M. White at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in the Library's Special Collections Reading Room. This presentation is in conjunction with the current Library exhibit, Eartha M. M. White: a Jacksonville Legend. The Library is fortunate to hold the personal papers of Eartha White, a prominent African-American resident of Jacksonville, widely known for her humanitarian and philanthropic endeavors in Northeast Florida. Dr. Williams wrote a chapter on White for the recently published book, “Varieties of Women's Experiences” (University Press of Florida, 2010).

January 2010

  • January 29 - New exhibit - "Celebrating Black History Month : featuring Local History Resources.
  • January 25 - New exhibit - "Eartha M. M. White: A Jacksonville Legend". The Library's Special Collections section is fortunate to hold the personal papers of Miss White, a prominent humanitarian and philanthropist active in the twentieth century in Northeast Florida. The Collection contains over 1,000 items, including documents, correspondence, notes, photographs, and other memorabilia. Because Miss White was a contemporary and friend of many leading African Americans, the collection is particularly valuable for research on African American history in Northeast Florida. Objects on display range from rare photographs featuring Miss White and her activities to documents relating to the Clara White Mission, named after her mother and still operating in downtown Jacksonville.
  • January 25 - New exhibit - "Library Resources on the Olympics". Main entry display case.
  • January 15 - American Chemical Society Web Editions. Full text of 36 journals of the American Chemical Society. UNF access covers 1996 forward. Access to Chemical and Engineering News is included in the subscription.

December 2009

  • December 16 - ProQuest Digital Microfilm now available. It includes digital copies of the 2008 and 2009 Barron's, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.
  • December 8 - New exhibit - The Library Staff Creates and Collects” showcases the creative work, arts and crafts, and treasured collections of the library staff. Objects range from watercolor paintings, African and Asian masks, photographic prints of local scenes, Netsuke, knitting and embroidery, glass and jewelry items, unique nineteenth century book covers, and animal figures and statues. Specifically, look for elephants and pigs of all sorts! The display is in the Special Collections Reading Room on the ground floor until January 15, during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • December 3 - New exhibit - "Our DNA: Mapping the Human Genome". Features library materials related to DNA and the Human Genome Project in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the first completely sequenced code of an entire human chromosome (number 22), announced in December of 1999.  The exhibit is located in the Library's large display case near Special Collections.
  • December 1 - New exhibit - "Library Resources in Health and Medicine". Main entry display case.

November 2009

  • November 7 - New exhibit - Salute to Veterans of the University of North Florida. The display honors UNF staff, students and faculty military veterans and the military family members of UNF staff. Materials on display include numerous photographs of the veterans in uniform, and military badges and uniforms. The exhibit was created by Kathy Westberry and Linda Burks from UNF Enrollment Services. The display is in the Special Collections Reading Room on the ground floor and will remain until November 30, during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • November 5 - New edition of Au Courant
  • November 2 - "Writing on Water". Poetry Installation, Thomas G. Carpenter Library. A multi-dimensional poem entitled "Floating Formless" will be installed, from Nov. 2-15, at UNF's Thomas G. Carpenter Library: on its adjacent pond and upon the library's stairway windows, with an accompanying sound installation inside the library's main elevators. This poem, by Prof. Clark Lunberry, Dept. of English, is part of his on-going "writing on water" series.

October 2009

  • October 29 - New exhibit - Mosaic Project Class -- The exhibit features mock proposals of mosaic projects intended to be located throughout the UNF campus created by Nofa Dixon’s Mosaic Project Class. The exhibit is located in the Library’s large first-floor display case near Special Collections and will be available for viewing through November 30, 2009.
  • October 29 - Vault Career Library updated with new interface and name changed to Career Insider. The library shares the database with the UNF Career Center.

September 2009

  • September 30 - Compendex through Engineering Village now available.
  • September 30 - College Source (online college catalogs) no longer available.
  • September 29 - Dee Baldwin is the Library's new Associate Dean.
  • September 24 - New exhibit - UNF Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program. Exhibit created by the Program’s Associate Director Lynn Brown and members of the professional student organization, the UNF Transportation & Logistics Society. The materials on display highlight the faculty’s research and the Program’s extensive involvement in the community, along with awards and photographs showing the activities and achievements of the students in the program. The exhibit is in the Special Collections Reading Room on the ground floor and will remain on display until October 30, during the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
  • September 10 -- September issue of Au Courant, the library's news update.

August 2009

  • August 17 - New exhibit - Recent Faculty and Staff Publications, 2006-2009. The exhibit features recently published faculty and staff monographs held in Special Collections on the first floor of the Library. Materials will remain on display from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, until October 1.
  • August 17 - New exhibit: Darwin Year 2009. The exhibit features Library resources in recognition of Darwin Year 2009, which marks the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species.  The exhibit is located in the Library’s large first-floor display case near Special Collections and will be available for viewing through October 25th, 2009.
  • August 17 - Get up-to-date library information on Twitter! 

July 2009

  • July 8 - Business NewsBank and NewsBank NewsFile no longer available. These databases are no longer updated by the NewsBank company.

June 2009

  • June 30 - Columbia Earthscape no longer available.
  • June 24 - ILLiad upgrade.
  • June 19 - New exhibit: Florida Tourism
  • June 16 - New database: ArchiveGrid - search for descriptions of archives in thousands of libraries. This database provided by the State Library of Florida.
  • June 1 - New exhibit: Journals in Education

May 2009

  • May 29 - Kathleen Cohen, library associate director, retires.
  • May 15 - New edition of Au Courant - Library update and information newsletter
  • May 11 - New exhibit: Thomas Wolfe: Monographs, Serials and Ephemera. The exhibit features recently donated materials by Walter R. Graham Jr. on the early 20th century American author Thomas Wolfe (1900-1938). Unique items include first editions of biographical works on Wolfe, postcards and prints and numbered and limited editions published by the Thomas Wolfe Society. 
  • May 1 - New exhibit: Library Resources on Jazz
  • May 1 - New exhibit: Resources on Historic Preservation

April 2009

  • April 29 -- New databases from WilsonWeb: Biography Reference Bank, Children's Core Collection, Graphic Novels Core Collection, Middle and Junior High Core Collection, Nonbook Materials Core Collection, Public Library Core: Fiction, Public Library Core: Nonfiction, Senior High Core Collection 
  • April 23 -- 2009 Library Survey winner of the UNF Bookstore gift card announced.
  • April 21 -- First edition of Au Courant - Library update and information newsletter.
  • April 3 -- New database OAIster -- a union catalog of digital resources. Acess through FirstSearch requires login. Access freely through OASter website.
  • April 1 -- New exhibit: Poetry Month
  • April 1 -- Pre-CINAHL is no longer available by itself. It has been folded into CINAHL.

March 2009

  • March 5 -- New exhibit: Highlighting the Career of Sheriff Nathaniel "Nat" Glover
  • March 3 -- New exhibit: Water, Fire and the UNF Landscape
  • March 1 -- New exhibit: Women's History Month

February 2009

  • February 25 -- A Conversation with Nat Glover - Presentation at the Thomas G. Carpenter Library.
  • February 3 -- New exhibit: China and Chinese New Year

January 2009

  • January 21 -- New exhibit: Recognizing Black History
  • January 20 -- Inauguration Celebration in the Library co-sponsored by the UNF American Democracy Project and the Thomas G. Carpenter Library. The American Democracy Project is sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Watch it on YouTube!
  • January 21 -- A Conversation with Nat Glover. Presentation by the former Jacksonville Sheriff and current Advisor to President Delaney. To be held in the Special Collections Reading Room, Wednesday, February 25, at 2:00 p.m.
  • January 20 -- Thanks to SGA and President Delaney, extended library hours begin today.
  • January 12 -- New exhibit: Art of Medieval Manuscript Painting: a UNF Manuscript
  • January 10 -- New database Sources in U.S. History: Civil War now available.
  • January 5 -- New database Communication and Mass Media Complete now available.

December 2008

  • December 15 - New exhibit: Library Resources on Film.
  • December 3 -- New exhibit: Children's Literature including pop-up books and Caldecott and Newbery Award winners.
  • December 1 -- Announcement of Central Search cancellation. It will no longer be available after this semester.
  • December 1 -- Spotlight on UNF Authors -- Dr. Aaron Sheehan Dean
  • December 1 -- LexisNexis Statistical database no longer available.

November 2008

  • November 21 -- BNA Labor and Employment Law Library database no longer available.
  • November 12 -- Lecture by UNF history professor Carolyn Williams. Jacksonville: A Visual History held in the Special Collections Reading Room.
  • November 10 -- New exhibit: Technology & Campaigning. This exhibit highlights the ways in which presidential candidates have communicated their messages to the public.
  • November 6 and 7 -- Florida Chapter of Association of College and Research Libraries (FACRL) holds 2008 workshop at UNF. A reception and tours of the library were scheduled for November 6. The workshop was held at the University Center. Librarians from diverse libraries all over Florida attended the conference.
  • November 5 -- Exhibit reception honoring UNF trustee Willie Gonzalez. His collection of Colombian artifacts are on display through December 12 (see October 10.) The reception is at 3 p.m. in the Special Collections Reading Room.

October 2008

  • October 24 -- New guide with information about Google News Archives.
  • October 24 -- In conjunction with UNF’s upcoming Samuel Beckett Festival, a new exhibit has been installed in the Library's entrance display case. Students from Professor  Clark Lunberry’s Senior Seminar on Samuel Beckett, led by Alyson Casey, put together this display to promote the festival, which will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, with a lecture by the renowned Beckett scholar and director, Dr. Herbert Blau, followed by a concert of Morton Feldman’s “For Samuel Beckett” at 7:30 p.m.  Monday, Nov. 3, in the Robinson Theater and culminating in a performance of one of Beckett’s greatest plays “Krapp’s Last Tape” with the celebrated Beckett performer Rick Cluchey at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Robinson Theater.  
  • October 22 -- The Thomas G. Carpenter Library and the LGBT Resource Center sponsor a discussion on “Banned Books: A Missing Link in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Identity Development” in the Special Collections Reading Room on the first floor of the Library. Leading the discussion is Richmond Wynn, interim program coordinator of the LGBT Resource Center, and Giovanni Haertel, a  University graduate and  current UNF graduate student.
  • October 10 -- In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Library is exhibiting a collection of Colombian artifacts on loan from UNF trustee Willie Gonzalez. The items on display consist of woodcarvings, clay and wood masks, fossils and minerals, a weaving stand, copper utensils, woven materials and Colombian currency. Gonzalez collected these items while living in Colombia from 1978 to 1980. The exhibit is in the Special Collections Reading Room on the ground floor and will be open through Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

September 2008

  • September 22 -- The Thomas G. Carpenter Library and the UNF Women’s Center sponsor a talk by Thelma Young on her new book “All You Could See Was The Water” in the Library’s Special Collections Reading Room. Young recounts the experiences of children after Hurricane Katrina.
  • September 15 -- A new Library exhibit features the ceramics and mixed media artwork of Nofa Dixon, assistant professor in the Department of Art and Design. The objects on display are made from clay and are hand constructed, undergoing numerous firings in the process. In addition to glazes, some painting, drawing and mixed media embellishments finish the surfaces. Dixon's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and is included in major corporate and private collections.

August 2008

  • August 26 - 13 Gale Power Pack databases now available. Gale Publishers created subject subsets from the Academic OneFile database that the library has made available for several years. These smaller databases will help students find information on their topics more easily. Links are in the A to Z database list and in the specific subject area. Titles are:
    • Agriculture Collection
    • Business, Economics and Theory
    • Culinary Arts Collection
    • Criminal Justice Collection
    • Communications and Mass Media Collection
    • Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
    • Fine Arts and Music Collection
    • Gardening, Landscape and Horticultural Collection
    • Home Improvement
    • Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure
    • Nursing and Allied Health Collection
    • Popular Magazines
    • Psychology Collection
  • August 14 - Redesigned library website goes live. The library's new website was designed by UNF's Marketing & Publications Department and produced by Lauren Dennis, a sophomore work study student who intends to go into the UNF nursing program. The website is color-coded so each type of page is easily identifiable.
  • August 12 - ERIC database now available through WilsonWeb.

July 2008

  • July 22 - New exhibit features the UNF Honors Program. The display, created by Honors student Elyse Marhefka, highlights the events and activities of the Program. It includes photographs of student leadership groups and Service Learning opportunities. Well-represented are images of study abroad trips to Japan, Peru and Ghana.
  • July 20 - New exhibit, Public Art in Jacksonville, provides an introduction to public art at UNF and in Jacksonville. The exhibit was created by UNF student Toni Farr while interning at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville. Public Art at UNF features several campus works approved by local art selection committees as part of Florida’s Art in State Buildings program.
  • July 7 - Text messaging of titles and call numbers is the newest enhancement to the library catalog.
  • July 7 -- Subscription to LexisNexis Statistical has been cancelled by the statewide library consortia. Budget cuts and low usage statistics influenced this decision.

June 2008

  • June 30 -- Blackwell Synergy merges with Wiley Interscience. All content from Blackwell will move to Wiley Interscience.
  • June 20 -- New in media - ten Apple iMac computers configured to run the latest software enabling students to edit audio, video and photos. Software installed includes: Microsoft Office 2008, Firefox 3, EyeTV, iTunes, iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, Photobooth. In addition, these computers may be used to watch VHS tapes replacing the old vcr/tv combos.
  • June 18 -- Single sign-on is now a reality. Students are able to sign in to myWings and link to library databases from off campus without having to log in to the library. One username and password work for everything.
  • June 16 -- Rhonda Lesperance will spend about six weeks at the UNF Library completing the practicum requirements for her degree in library science. Rhonda lives in Morocco and is earning her masters in library science online through Texas Women's University.
  • June 9 -- Salem Health now available. Online edition of the print source, Magill's Medical Guide, found in the 2nd floor Reference Collection. Description from Salem Health: "This authoritative reference source helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professionals and popular self-help guides. It is an up-to-date and easy-to-use compendium of medical information suitable for student research as well as use by general readers, including patients and caregivers. The Guide covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and issues in an A-Z format, with sidebars addressing recent developments in medicine and concise information boxes for all diseases and disorders."
  • June 3 -- New exhibit - “Government Documents on the Environment.” Created by Government Documents Librarian Courtenay McLeland, the display features Florida publications and nautical charts relating to the St. Johns River, water conservation, wetlands, recreational activities and manatee protection. The Library is a full depository for Florida public documents and a selective depository for federal documents, including maps and atlases, which are located in the Government Documents Department on the second floor.
  • June 2 -- LibTV is here! The library now has 47" LCD panels to display information, directions, and facts about the library. Information panels will be on the 1st floor in the lobby and on the 2nd floor near the elevators. LibTV on the 1st floor behind the curriculum collection and the 3rd floor in Periodicals will show closed-captioned news and media video like CNN or CNBC as well as information messages.

May 2008

  • May 21 -- New exhibit features a selection of photographs produced by students enrolled in a course focused upon recreating photographic processes from the 19th century. Students enrolled in Paul Karabinis' Photo Arts course merged digital negative-making techniques with the cyanotype and salted paper processes to create unique works on watercolor papers. The display also features brief technical explanations as well as examples of materials needed to recreate each process.
  • May 20 -- America: History & Life and Historical Abstracts no longer available through ABC-Clio. Only available through EBSCOhost.
  • May 19 -- 2008 Library Survey drawing winner is Laura Ache. She is the winner of a UNF Bookstore $100 gift card.
  • May 15 -- Laptop computers now available to check out for use in the library.

April 2008

  • April 24 -- Tests in Print now available. Produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska, Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).
  • April 22 -- Clark Lunberry, assistant professor in the Department of English, will give a talk and slide presentation on his recent poetry installations at UNF at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Special Collections Room of the Library, Room 1301. Lunberry will discuss his recent "Murmur of Words/Murmur of Wounds" pond-poem and its accompanying stairwell sound installation, as well as his on-going exhibition of object-poems titled “No Stone Unturned: FACT,” which is currently on view in the Library’s display case.
  • April 21 -- The Thomas G. Carpenter Library will provide 24-hour access during finals week, supported in part by funding from the Student Government Association. The Library will be open continuously starting at 7 a.m. Friday, April 25, and will remain open until 11 p.m. Thursday, May 1. Most service desks will adhere to normal operating schedules. Access to the Library's computer areas, study areas, book and media collections as well as Checkout/Course Reserves services on the first floor will remain available throughout finals week.
  • April 15 -- UNF trustee Wilfredo Gonzalez speaks about his African Art collection in the Special Collections Room of the Library, Room 1301. Gonzalez discusses the background and cultural significance of the items on display in the current Library exhibit. He collected these artifacts during his assignment as Peace Corps director in Ghana, West Africa, from 1981 to 1984.
  • April 15 -- National Library Week designates today as Library Workers Day to recognize the work of employees in libraries across the country. At UNF’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library, the 46 full-time employees along with 32 part-time student assistants keep the Library open 134 hours per week. Last year more than 500,000 faculty, students and visitors entered the Library to study, use computers, locate books and journals, meet study groups and attend classes. Library employees managed an acquisitions budget of $1.6 million to acquire and catalog resources for the collections and delivered Library instruction to 5,600 students through 216 classes and tours. Library staff also answer reference questions, process interlibrary loan requests, check out books and media, book repair books and create exhibits.
  • April 3 -- New exhibit, “From Pen to Printing Press,” in recognition of National Library Week. Created by the Serials staff of the Library, it includes reproductions of medieval manuscripts, a scale model of a Franklin printing press and tools used for hand bookbinding, along with several examples of Victorian bindings. The exhibit is located in the Library’s first-floor entrance display case and will be available for viewing until May 1.

March 2008

  • March 29 -- 2008 Library Survey of Students.
  • March 28 - Grove Music Online now available.
  • March 19 - New exhibit: Clark Lunberry, assistant professor in the Department of English, has a new exhibit of his object-poems in the first floor display case of the Library. The exhibit, titled “No Stone Unturned: FACT,” will be up through mid-May.
  • March 17 - Journals @ Ovid -- Full text of 36 nursing journals + searching capability of all Ovid journals with citations, full abstracts, and possible linking using Article Linker.
  • March 14 - Dictionary of Old English Corpus now available. This is a database consisting of at least one copy of every Old English text.
  • March 4 - New exhibit: "A Celebration of Women’s History Month,” created by the UNF Women’s Center highlights the March events and activities of the Center, and features historical materials relating to the center’s 20th anniversary. The exhibit is located in the Library’s first-floor entrance display case and will be available for viewing until April 2.
  • March 4 - New exhibit: “Women’s History Month (Jacksonville, Fla.) Posters, 1986-2007,” showcases the Library’s new collection of 21commemorative posters donated by the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women. Since 1986, the commission has published an annual poster honoring four local women for their outstanding contributions to the Jacksonville community.

February 2008

  • February 28 - Sheila Mangum, head of acquisitions, retires.
  • February 18 - UNF Library Sound and Poetry Installation: ‘Murmur of Words’. Clark Lunberry, assistant professor in the English Department, in close collaboration with many UNF students (including Kelley Predieri, Lauren Seckinger, Orin Heidelberg, Tea Rorstrom, and Florida International University’s Erik Deluca), designed and installed the various components. The sound-collage heard in the stairwell is composed of 25 randomly chosen readers who were recently recorded reading in the Library.
    A slide show/projection event will begin from this evening, filling the tall, brick wall at the back of the Library. This projection/wall event, with reader projection, will run each evening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. through Thursday, Feb. 28. The stairwell sound installation will run throughout the day, and the pond installation will stay in place as long as the elements allow.
  • February 18 - New exhibit features African art on loan from UNF trustee Willie Gonzalez. The exhibit can be viewed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until April 30 in the Special Collections Reading Room on the ground floor of the Library. The items on display consist of wood carvings, soap stone items, kente cloth and scarves, carved and painted masks, woven materials and brass pieces. Gonzalez collected these items while living in Ghana, West Africa.
  • February 13 - In recognition of Black History Month, the theme of a new exhibit is the Harlem Renaissance. The display features art and literature related posters, books and sculpture. A highlight of the exhibit is a small replica of a sculpture by Augusta Savage, “The Harp,” which she created for the 1939 New York World’s Fair.
  • February 11 - New Library exhibit. Small Works," features student work from UNF's Painting / Drawing Research class. The exhibit, which is curated by Professor Louise Freshman Brown and located on the first floor, includes works by the following students: Matthew Patterson, Lauren Corbin, Damon Roby, Gustavo Roca, Jaymie Mills Hedman, Fran Siebe and Michelle Mohler.
  • February 8 - What's New! now available through RSS feed. What is RSS? 
  • February 6 - Spotlight on UNF Authors -- Ronald T. Libby
  • February 4 - Philosopher's Index now available through CSA.

January 2008

  • January 30 - Artist lecture by UNF Assistant Professor Stephen Heywood. Dr. Heywood discussed the evolution of his ceramic work, and talked about selected pieces from his current ceramics exhibition in the Library.
  • January 25 - Spotlight on UNF Authors -- Aaron Sheehan-Dean
  • January 24 - New Library exhibit: Features the United Way of Northeast Florida Life Act 2 picture books by Dr. Gigi Morales David, a UNF faculty member in the Department of Childhood Education, College of Education and Human Services. She is the author of the children's books "Peter and the Silent Siren" (2005), "The Little Red Envelopes" (2006) and "Just Mollie and Me" (2007). The Life Act 2 picture books are inspired by the life messages of senior citizens currently living in Jacksonville. The display, on the first floor of the Library, contains a mixture of media, including photographs, paintings and realia, which are objects used to relate classroom teaching to real life, especially of peoples studied.
  • January 20 - Alternative Press Index no longer available.
  • January 17 - Electronics and Communications Abstracts now available through CSA.
  • January 17 - CSA Engineering Research Database now available through CSA.
  • January 17 - CSA Materials Research Database with METADEX now available through CSA.
  • January 17 - Computer and Information Systems Abstracts now available through CSA.
  • January 15 - Several changes to CSA database accesses.
  • January 2 - Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals moves from FirstSearch to CSA.
  • January 2 - Bibliography of the History of Art moves from FirstSearch to CSA.

December 2007

  • December 31 - BasicBIOSIS no longer available. Biological and Agricultural Index and Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management databases cover approximately 97% of the 395 journals indexed in Basic BIOSIS. UNF subscribes to both of these databases.
  • December 21 - Educational Administration Abstracts through EBSCOhost now available.
  • December 21 - Human Resources Abstracts through EBSCOhost now available.
  • December 21 - Family Studies Abstracts through EBSCOhost now available.
  • December 21 - ATLA Religion Database through EBSCOhost replaces ATLA through Cambridge Scientific Abstracts.
  • December 18 - Gale Directory Library replaces Gale Ready Reference Shelf. Database includes Encyclopedia of Associations - International, National and Regional, State and Local Organizations; Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media; and Encyclopedia of Governmental Advisory Organizations. More content will become available in the next few weeks.
  • December 11 -- Encyclopaedia Britannica Online - Academic Edition now available. Encyclopedia Americana no longer available.

November 2007

  • November 30 -- InfoTrac OneFile database name changed to General OneFile.
  • PILOTS Database added to CSA database group. Research in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events.
  • Mechanical and Transportation Engineering Abstracts added to CSA database group.
  • ANTE: Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering added to CSA database group.

October 2007

  • October 18 -- Trial of Iter Medieval & Renaissance Bibliography and other databases. Active until December 31 -- available on campus.
  • October 18 -- Library creates new database subject page for Citation Indexes and Tables of Contents databases.
  • October 17 -- ISI Web of Science unveils new search interface. Select "Access the new version" in the green bar at the top to give it a try. These include Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Social Sciences Citation Index. 

September 2007

  • September 30 -- These databases move from RLG to FirstSearch: Anthropology Plus; Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals; Bibliography of the History of Art; Chicano Database; FRANCIS; Hand Press Book Database; History of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Index to 19th-Century American Art Periodicals; Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies; SCIPIO: Art and Rare Book Sales Catalogs.
  • UNF and Jacksonville Salaries from the Florida Times-Union database now available.
  • September 26 -- RLG Union Catalog no longer available. Contents are now available in WorldCat. 

August 2007

  • Gabrielle Holcombe retires from the library administrative office.
  • August 16 - Library goes live with a new, innovative library catalog search engine using technology from Endeca Technologies and implemented by FCLA - Florida Center for Library Automation.  
  • August 15 - LexisNexis new interface now active.

July 2007

  • July 31 - Angela Randtke retires from the library after 30 years of service.
  • July 22 - Inside Information Plus no longer available through RLG. The FirstSearch database, ArticleFirst is a comparable database.
  • July 22 - Index to Hispanic Legislation (World Law Index, Part 1) no longer available through RLG. Available through the Library of Congress. Now called Global Legal Information Network.
  • July 12 - Handbook of Latin American Studies no longer available through RLG. Now available through the Library of Congress.
  • July 12 - BioOne Abstracts and Indexes with links to full text to UNF-subscribed journals now available through CSA.
  • July 12 - English Short Title Catalogue no longer available through RLG. Now available through the British Library.
  • July 2 - Courtenay McLeland is the new government documents librarian.

June 2007

  • June 30 - Andrew Farkas, founding library director, retires.
  • June 6 - The following FirstSearch databases are no longer available: Alternative Press Index Archive, Business Dateline, Business Organizations, Business Management, Consumers Index, FactSearch, GEOBASE, Media Review Digest, Newspaper Abstracts, Worldscope.
  • June 6 - MEDLINE is now available through ISI Web of Knowledge and covers 1950 - current.
  • June 6 - Current Contents is now available through ISI Web of Knowledge thanks to funds from the UNF Coastal Biology program. UNF's subscription includes the following editions of Current Contents: Biology and Environmental Sciences; Life Sciences; and Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences.
  • June 5 - BioOne.1 is now available thanks to funds from the UNF Coastal Biology program. BioOne is a collection of full text bioscience research journals. Here is a list of the journals included in the database.
  • June 1 - Electronic access to the journals Science and Nature are now available thanks to funds from the UNF Coastal Biology program. Coverage is 1997 to the present.

May 2007

  • May 29 - Lauren O'Shields is the new reference/instruction librarian.
  • May 15 - Soft launch of the new library catalog using technology from Endeca Technologies, Inc.

April 2007

  • April 17 -- Library "Tell us How We're Doing" Survey.
  • April 17 -- Science Citation Index through ISI Web of Knowledge is now available thanks to funding from UNF's Coastal Biology program. Coverage is 1991 to current.

March 2007

  • March 1 - Ya'aqov Ziso is the new Director of Technical Services.

February 2007

  • February 19 - Laurel M. Crump is the new Director of Public Services.
  • February 8 - Free trial of Ebrary.  
  • February 2 - PubMed will now link out to UNF electronic resources through Article Linker.

January 2007

  • January 8 - Academic OneFile is now available. 
  • January 8 - Phyllis Andruszkiewicz is the new library Director of Development.
  • January 2 - Michael Kucsak is the new Director of Library Systems and Technology.
  • January 2 - MEDLINE and INSPEC databases no longer available through the ScienceDirect interface. Both are available in different formats.

December 2006

  • December 19 -- New faculty guide with information about sources for journal impact factors.
  • December 19 -- MLA International Bibliography now available through EBSCOhost. No longer available through InfoTrac or Gale.

November 2006

  • Library conducts telephone and on-campus interviews for three positions -- Director of Public Services, Director of Technical Services, and Director of Library Systems and Technology.

October 2006

  • October 30 -- READ posters spotlighted
  • October 20 -- Spotlight on UNF Authors -- John A. Eisler  
  • October 11 -- Mental Measurements Yearbook now available through EBSCOhost with coverage from 9th edition to current.
  • October 5 -- History Detectives - UNF Alumni Association reception in Special Collections featuring identification of old photographs of UNF alums.
  • October 5 -- Library Celebration with Thomas G. Carpenter.
  • October 5 -- Cake and Jazz on the patio for UNF students.
  • October 1 -- The library's collection of READ posters is unveiled.

September 2006

  • September 1 - Google Scholar now exports directly to RefWorks.
  • September 1 - Bob Jones, head of public services and library systems retires.

August 2006

  • August 31 - Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals no longer available.
  • August 28 - Covered Drinks Welcome in the Library  
  • August 9 - America's Newspapers and America's News Magazines now available through NewsBank.  

June 2006

  • June 28 - UNF Library now subscribes to JSTOR Arts & Sciences Collections I and II.   Arts & Sciences I title list. Arts & Sciences II title list.
  • June 15 - The Florida Times-Union Index covering years 1986 to 1997 is now on a new platform with a new interface.  

May 2006

  • May 31 - John Hein, head of technical services and founding library faculty member, retires.
  • May 18 - InfoTrac databases go live with their new interface and expanded capabilities.
  • May 17 - MLA Bibliography through InfoTrac now includes expanded coverage. It now covers 1926 - current.

April 2006

  • April 27 - American State Papers, 1789 - 1838, now available.
  • April 27 - U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817 - 1980, now available.
  • April 19 - LIVE in the Library - UNF Faculty Poets | Poetry Reading in Special Collections
  • April 18 - Course reading lists can now be included in Blackboard through RefWorks without having to use course reserves. No copyright needed.
  • April 17 - Spotlight on UNF Faculty Poets  
  • April 16 - Poetry Month Webpage  
  • April 10 - Spotlight on Poetry - Mary Baron and her students

March 2006

  • March 31 - WorldCat Dissertations and Theses now available through FirstSearch.
  • March 15 - International Abstracts of Human Resources now available.
  • March 13 - Spotlight on UNF Authors features Dr. Elizabeth Furdell.
  • March 9 and 10 - Council of State University Library Directors meets at Thomas G. Carpenter Library.
  • March 8 - Spotlight on UNF Authors features Dr. Thomas L. Barton.
  • March 6 -- Thomas G. Carpenter Library Director Dr. Shirley Hallblade begins her tenure at UNF.

February 2006

  • February 28 - PAIS International no longer available through FirstSearch. Available through CSA.
  • February 20 - "Materials Science" category removed from the Database Subject List. Those databases are listed in the Engineering and Technology subject list and are CSA subfiles.
  • February 10 - Many changes in CSA databases. The new CSA Technology Research Database is now the top-tier of many engineering and technology subfiles. Select any CSA database from the A - Z database list and then select the link "Specific Databases" to see a full list. Click on the + sign to see database subfiles.
  • February 7 - Spotlight on UNF Authors features Dr. Marty Z. Khan.  

January 2006

  • January 9 - New semester begins.
  • January 6 - The Library construction and renovation is finished.

December 2005

  • December 15 - New database from EBSCO  now available.  Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts.
  • December 15 - Union Lists of Periodicals (OCLC) no longer available.
  • December 15 - Title changes in Gale Virtual Reference Library.
  • December 1 - Dr. Shirley Hallblade accepts the position of Library Director.

November 2005

  • November 8-9 - Library Director search continues.

October 2005

  • October 31-November 1 - Library Director search continues.
  • October 25-26 - Library Director search continues.
  • October 18 - Google Scholar now works seamlessly with UNF Library article databases.

September 2005

  • September 21 - Findex database no longer available.
  • September 17 - Spotlight on UNF Authors - Dr. Judith Rodriguez  

August 2005

  • August 23 - Central Search advertised throughout campus.
  • August 20 - ASSIA - Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts now available through CSA.
  • August 8 - Central Search, Article Linker, E-Journal Portal and Citation Linker go live.
  • August 8 - The library unveils its new Webpage with the new campus logos.
  • August 1 - New library hours for the fall are approved.

July 2005

  • Construction continues.
  • Periodicals and Government Documents areas are under construction and inaccessible for several weeks.

June 2005

  • The move to the new part of the library building begins - in stages.

April 2005

  • April 19 - American Chemical Society Journal Archives now available. Coverage is 1879 through 2000.
  • April 15 - Vault Career Library jointly sponsored by UNF Career Services and the UNF Library now available.
  • April 12 - Spotlight on UNF Authors -- Dr. Susana Urbina 

March 2005

  • March 3 - Kluwer Journals Online now SpringerLink.

February 2005

  • February 28 - Library begins series of Webpages spotlighting UNF faculty authors. 
  • February 28 - Direct access and new interface to RLG databases.
  • February 27 - Dissertation Abstracts changes address and interface.

January 2005

  • January 30 - Computer Abstracts International no longer available.
  • January 22 - Internet and Personal Computing Abstracts no longer available electronically. Available in print in the library - call number QA75.5 .M5, 2nd floor, index/abstracts.
  • January 20 - Cambridge Journals Online now available. Access limited to those titles the library has in print.
  • January 12 - Conference Board publications now available online.
  • January 10 - INSPEC moves from ScienceDirect to FCLA platform.
  • January 10 - Compendex (Engineering Index) now available through FCLA platform.

December 2004

  • December 14 - MDX Health Digest no longer available.
  • December 3 - Oxford Dictionary of National Biography available through September 2005.

November 2004

  • November 10 -- Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) now available through Web of Science.

September 2004

  • September 30 -- New databases from ProQuest now available: Accounting & Tax, Accounting and Tax Periodicals, Banking Information Source, Business Dateline, Career & Technical Education, Pharmaceutical News Index, ProQuest Asian Business, ProQuest Computing, ProQuest European Business, ProQuest Newsstand, Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, Morning Call, Newsday, Orlando Sentinel, Sun Sentinel, Sun Baltimore, ProQuest Religion, ProQuest Telecommunications, Research Library.
  • September 20 -- LION - Literature Online from ProQuest now available. A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 136 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.

August 2004

  • August 26 -- Gale Virtual Reference Library now available. Includes the following sources: Countries and Their Cultures, 4v, 2001; Dictionary of American History, 3rd ed., 10v, 2003; Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, 2nd ed., 4v, 2002; Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd ed., 8v, 2003; Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, 3v, 2003; Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, 2v, 2003; Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health, 5v, 2002; Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, 2nd ed., 16v, 2004. Includes full text and colored graphics.

July 2004

  • July 17 -- Encyclopedia Americana now available. Includes the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (fourth edition), The American Heritage English to Spanish and Spanish to English Dictionaries, and Roget's Thesaurus II: The New Thesaurus (third edition). Link to the dictionaries, thesaurus, and an atlas at the bottom of each screen.
  • July 6 -- Encyclopaedia Britannica no longer available. Encyclopedia Americana coming soon.

June 2004

  • June 7 --The new library online catalog and management system switches to production.
  • June 3 -- Special Edition of Books & Bytes about the new library catalog and management system

April 2004

  • April 6 -- RIA Checkpoint tax research database now available.

March 2004

  • March 24 -- Value Line Investment Survey now available.
  • March 15 - 2004 Library Survey

February 2004

  • February 12 -- Faulkner guide updated.
  • February 5 -- Westlaw Campus now available.

January 2004

  • January 27 -- Trial of Communication and Mass Media Index (CMMI) begins.
  • January 6 -- Office of Faculty Enhancement announces a series of training workshops for faculty by Reference Librarian Jim Alderman to be held in the Library Instructional Resource Center located on the 4th floor of the Library. The schedule is as follows: Arts & Sciences Research - Humanities - January 14, Arts & Sciences Research - Scientific - January 28, Arts & Sciences Research - Social Sciences - February 11, Business Research - February 25, Computing Sciences & Engineering - March 11, Health, Medical & Nursing - March 24, Education Research - April 7, Using RefWorks to Manage Bibliographies - April 21. Workshops will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A Reference Librarian will be available in OFE/CIRT (building 10, room 1150) every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. beginning January 14 for follow-up research assistance.
  • January 6 -- General Reference Center Gold now available.
  • January 6 -- What Do I Read Now? now available.
  • January 6 -- Berkeley Electronic Press Journals now available.
  • January 5 -- Ethnic NewsWatch and GenderWatch move from SoftLine to ProQuest.
  • January 4 --¡ Inform é ! (Revistas en Espa ñ ol) now available.
  • January 4 -- New database page for foreign language periodicals.
  • January 4 -- New database page for children's resources. Added InfoTrac databases: Junior Edition -- K12, Kids Edition -- K12 and Student Edition -- K12.
  • January 4 -- Computer Database (Gale) now available.
  • January 2 -- Gale's Professional Collection (educational journals) now available.
  • January 1 -- Alternative Health Module added to Health and Wellness Resource Center.
  • January 1 -- The following Wilson databases accessed through FirstSearch are no longer available: Applied Science & Technology Abstracts, Art Abstracts, Biography Index, Biological & Agricultural Index, Book Review Digest, Education Abstracts, Essay & General Literature Index, General Science Abstracts, Humanities Abstracts, Index to Legal Periodicals, Library Literature Index, Readers' Guide Abstracts, Social Science Abstracts, Wilson Business Abstracts and WilsonSelect Plus.
  • January 1 -- The following WilsonWeb databases are now available: Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Art Index Full Text, Biography Index, Biological & Agricultural Full Text, Book Review Digest Plus, Education Full Text, Essay & General Literature Full Text, General Science Full Text, Humanities Full Text, Legal Periodicals Full Text, Library Literature & Information Science Full Text, Readers' Guide Full Text, Social Sciences Full Text, Business Full Text and OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition.
  • January 1 -- ACM Digital Library 's increased full-text content includes SIG newsletters and conference proceedings.
  • January 1 -- CSA databases Civil Engineering Abstracts, Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts and Physical Education Index are now available.
  • January 1 -- PsycINFO through CSA is a firm addition for this year.
  • January 1 -- CSA database Softbase no longer available.
  • January 1 -- ERIC through WebLUIS is no longer available.
  • January 1 -- RefWorks is now a permanent addition to the Library's electronic resources.

December 2003

November 2003

October 2003

September 2003

  • September 5 -- ILLiad through SFX goes live.
  • September 1 -- LIS1001 Web site undergoing major renovation. Look for new design and new content.

August 2003

  • August 27 -- New Irish Studies guide.
  • August 24 -- SFX goes live .
  • August 8 -- WebLUIS databases Business Index, General Academic and LegalTrac no longer available.
  • August 8 -- Library's new Web page launched.

July 2003

June 2003

  • June 23 -- EBSCO Electronic Journals Service added to database lists. It provides links to the full text of print journals that the UNF Library subscribes to through EBSCO Publishers. Availability depends upon the publisher and its agreement with UNF. So... if it is found in the library catalog, it could be available through this database.
  • June 20 - 30 -- Proposed new library web page evaluated and critiqued by focus group. Two proposals were presented along with a list of questions and instructions .
  • June 6 -- Library begins Freshman Orientation presentations for almost 2,000 students.
  • June 5 -- 2003 Library Survey Report .

May 2003

  • May 30 -- New online manual for Reference Electronic Library Assistants.
  • May 12 -- Summer Reference Desk Schedule  
  • May 11 -- New newspapers through ProQuest Newspapers -- New York Times (1999 to date), Wall Street Journal (1984 to date), Washington Post (1987 to date), Los Angeles Times (1988 to date) and the Christian Science Monitor (1988 to date).
  • May 1 -- IAC databases on WebLUIS to be discontinued August 1, 2003. These include Academic Index, Business Index and LegalTrac. All database content for Academic Index is available through Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale). LegalTrac and Business Index are also available through Gale InfoTrac. Business Index content is found in General BusinessFile ASAP.
  • PsycINFO through WebLUIS will be discontinued January 1, 2004. The PsycINFO database will be available on a different platform.

April 2003

March 2003

February 2003

  • February 18 -- Scholarship Guide updated.
  • February 27 -- Al-Arian case papers from USF.  
  • February 25 -- Career Guide updated.
  • February 11 -- Direct link to MEDLINE through ScienceDirect.
  • February 10 -- RIA Tax materials removed from LexisNexis. Here is LexisNexis' What's New page with information.
  • February 3 -- MLA International Bibliography available in both InfoTrac and Gale .
  • February 3 -- MLA Directory of Periodicals available in both InfoTrac and Gale . InfoTrac requires users to go to the Advanced Search in MLA International Bibliography to select MLA Directory.

January 2003

December 2002   

  • December 31 -- AgeLine Database added to list of Medical & Health Sciences databases to facilitate access to SCAN documents on microfiche from 1966 - 1982.
  • December 31 -- Business Index through WebLUIS has realigned date coverage. Backfile now covers 1982 - 1997. Current database covers 1998 - current.
  • December 31 -- GaleNet now called Gale Group.
  • December 31 -- General Academic through WebLUIS has realigned date coverage. Backfile now covers 1982 - 1997. Current database covers 1998 - current.
  • December 31 -- AGRICOLA no longer available through FirstSearch. Available through Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) and free through the National Agricultural Library
  • December 31 -- Anthropological Index and Anthropological Literature combined into Anthropology Plus.
  • December 31 -- e-psych (CSA) discontinued.
  • December 31 -- InfoTrac Newspapers discontinued.
  • December 31 -- Informe! discontinued.
  • December 31 -- Current Contents discontinued.
  • December 31 -- Archival Resources (RLG) discontinued.
  • December 31 -- Global NewsBank discontinued.
  • December 31 -- MLA Bibliography through FirstSearch no longer available. Now available through Gale. The MLA Directory of Periodicals is available through MLA Bibliography and through the Literature Resource Center (Gale).
  • December 31 -- Center for Research Libraries catalog no longer available through WebLUIS. Available through their online catalog.
  • December 31 -- Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory no longer available through WebLUIS. Available through Ulrich's online.
  • December 31 -- Publishers, Distributors & Wholesalers through WebLUIS no longer available. Information available through Books in Print online.
  • December 31 -- Books in Print through WebLUIS and FirstSearch no longer available. Now available through Books in Print Online.
  • December 14 -- Engineering Village discontinued.
  • December 4 -- New guide Florida History Digital Collections

November 2002  

October 2002  

  • October 30 -- DotW workshop -- education databases
  • October 21 & 22 -- DotW workshops -- communications databases
  • October 15 & 16 -- DotW workshops -- psychology databases
  • October 15 -- Fall edition of Library newsletter Books & Bytes
  • October 14 -- Updated and expanded guide: How to Find Both Sides of the Story
  • October 9 & 10 -- DotW workshops -- health research
  • October 2 -- Serials Cancellation Project information page.
  • October 2 & 3 -- DotW workshops -- business databases
  • October 2 -- DotW Schedule

September 2002  

August 2002  

  • August 20 -- LexisNexis unveils new interface - name change.
  • August 5 -- PsycFIRST through FirstSearch no longer available.
  • August 5 -- PsycINFO coverage through SilverPlatter now back to 1872.
  • August 5 -- EDRS now has full text of ERIC documents back to 1993.

July 2002  

June 2002  

May 2002  

  • May 30 -- AcxiomBiz, AcxiomHome and World Book Encyclopedia are no longer available.

April 2002  

March 2002  

February 2002  

January 2002  

December 2001  

November 2001  

October 2001  

  • October 16 -- RILM Abstracts of Music Literature changes name to RILM Music Abstracts
  • October 15 -- FirstSearch database ContentsFirst combines with ArticleFirst and adds links to full-text articles from ECO (Electronic Collections Online)

September 2001 

  • September 20 -- [an error occurred while processing this directive] Anthropological Index [an error occurred while processing this directive] now available through RLG's Eureka
  • September 15 -- SIRS Researcher database no longer available
  • September 10 -- Disclosure database no longer available

August 2001  

July 2001  

June 2001  

  • June 12 -- Synergy -- Blackwell Science and Munksgaard journals now available
  • June 11 -- Oxford Journals Online now available
  • June 5 -- Osprey Outlook. Freshman Orientation presentation

May 2001  

April 2001  

  • April 19 -- DotW Workshop -- Off-campus accesses
  • April 5 -- DotW Workshop -- ScienceDirect
  • April 5 -- (Ulrich's Periodicals Directory Internet site) now available
  • April 5 -- (Books in Print Internet site) now available
  • April 3 -- April 1 issue of Books & Bytes, library information update
  • April 2 -- New subject guide for music
  • April 2 -- Literature subject guide updated
  • April 2 -- ACM Digital Library now available
  • April 2 -- Wiley InterScience now available

March 2001  

  • March 29 -- DotW Workshop -- Gender and Ethnic Studies
  • March 26 -- DotW Workshop -- Gender and Ethnic Studies
  • March 26 -- New subject guide for Languages & Linguistics
  • March 23 -- Guides pages redesigned for faster off-campus loading
  • March 20 -- Columbia Earthscape now available
  • March 18 -- Updated proxy guide
  • March 15 -- DotW Workshop -- Evaluating electronic resources
  • March 8 -- Updated and expanded Faculty Guides page
  • March 8 -- DotW Workshop -- Tax Research
  • March 5 -- Library Survey 2001

February 2001  

  • February 19 -- e-psych now available
  • February 18 -- Updated subject guide for Biology
  • February 16 -- ILLiad, new Interlibrary Loan system
  • February 16 -- Updated subject guide for Communications
  • February 15 -- DotW Workshop -- History
  • February 8 -- DotW Workshop -- Health Sciences Research

January 2001  

December 2000  

  • December 19 -- [an error occurred while processing this directive]Business Index[an error occurred while processing this directive] date coverage alignment changed
  • December 14 -- Books & Bytes

November 2000  

  • November 15 -- DotW Workshop -- Nursing and Allied Health Databases
  • November 14 -- Launch publicity campaign for netLibrary
  • November 8 -- DotW Workshop -- Education Databases
  • November 1 -- DotW Workshop -- Business Databases

October 2000  

  • October 25 -- DotW Workshop -- Psychology Databases
  • October 20 -- Citation guide updated and revised with new APA rules.
  • October 18 -- DotW Workshop -- ScienceDirect
  • October 11 -- First DotW (Database of the Week) Workshop -- Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
  • October 10 --Biography Resource Center + Marquis Who's Who now available through GaleNet.
  • October 10 -- Titles added to Literature Resource Center through GaleNet. Now includes Scribner, Twayne US, Twayne English and Twayne World Authors.
  • October 10 -- Many new databases added through Galenet's Ready Reference Shelf. They include:
    • Encyclopedia of Associations (National, International, Regional, State, and Local)
    • Encyclopedia of Governmental Advisory Organizations 
    • Publishers Directory 
    • Gale Directory of Publications & Broadcast Media 
    • Directories in Print 
    • Newsletters in Print 
    • Gale Directory of Databases 
    • Gale Guide to Internet Databases 
    • Directory of Special Libraries & Information Centers 
    • Research Centers Directory 
    • Government Research Centers Directory 
    • International Research Centers Directory 
    • Encyclopedia of American Religion 
  • October 10 -- SilverPlatter databases now available remotely through the proxy server. These include CINAHL, EconLit, ERIC, Mental Measurements Yearbook, MLA Bibliography and The Philosopher's Index. CINAHL, EconLit, MLA and Philosopher's Index each have 4 licenses. 
  • October 6 -- Full text of ERIC documents from 1996 - current. Also available through links from ERIC in SilverPlatter. 
  • October 4 -- AMICO Library - RLG Database  

September 2000

  • September 21 -- Mental Measurements Yearbook now available electronically 
  • September 17 -- New guide to African Studies 
  • September 13 -- NetLibrary now available. 
  • September 8 -- Business & Company Resource Center now available. 
  • September 5 -- Cambridge Scientific Abstracts adds many new databases.  

August 2000

  • August 23 -- New Faculty Library Orientation 
  • August 17 ---CJPI Criminal Justice Periodical Index now available. 
  • August 17 ---ProQuest Education Complete now available.  
  • August 17 ---ProQuest Psychology Journals now available. 
  • August 17 ---ProQuest Nursing Journals now available. 
  • August 16 -- Updated and refined Library Web page. 
  • August 15 -- CCH Business & Finance Internet Research Network now available. 
  • August 15 -- Ability to find databases that contain indexing and/or fulltext of specific journals using jake (Yale University). 
  • August 14 -- New FirstSearch now available. Includes direct access to specific databases.  
  • August 10 -- New guide for proxy setup. 

July 2000

  • July 1 -- Oxford English Dictionary (OED) now available.  

June 2000

  • June 25 -- Updated guide to art and architecture.  
  • June 15 -- Guide to scholarly and refereed business journals.  
  • June 10 -- Updated guide to statistics sources.  
  • June 8 -- Updated guide to computer science sources.  
  • June 5 -- Updated guide to film resources. 

May 2000

  • May 18 -- Updated physics guide.  
  • May 16 -- Library closed at 5:00 p.m. because of air conditioning outage.  
  • May 15 -- New bibliography of reference and documents resources in criminal justice.  
  • May 10 -- Updated medicine and health guide.  
  • May 9 -- New periodicals guide to sociology added to sociology guide.  
  • May 9 -- New guide to UNF Library reference sources on law.  
  • May 2 -- Updated health care finance guide.  
  • May 1 -- Updated criminal justice guide.  

April 2000

  • April 26 -- Name the System Contest winner announced.  
  • April 19 - Subject guide to sociology.  
  • April 17 - Subject guide to education.  
  • April 16 - New hot-linked subject guide to databases. 
  • April 4 - Subject guide to ethics.  
  • April 3 - Microcomputer Abstracts through FirstSearch changes its name to Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts.  
  • April 1 - Subject guide to gender studies 

March 2000

  • March 31 - UNF Library Survey 2000 is now online and in print. Library users are urged to tell us what is good and what is not-so-good about our materials and services. Survey ends April 28. > 
  • March 24 - Tallahassee Democrat added to Florida newspaper collection through NewsBank 
  • March 22 - Applied Science & Technology, Art Abstracts, Biological & Agricultural Index, and MEDLINE are now available only through FirstSearch. WebLUIS access no longer available.  
  • March 22 - Microcomputer Abstracts changes name to Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts through CSA. FirstSearch plans to make the change in early April.  
  • March 20 - Contest to name system ends midnight March 24.  
  • March 20 - Library recommends using the SUS Proxy Server to access all databases from home computers.  
  • March 20 - Kluwer Online Journals now available.  
  • March 20 - MEDLINE updated to FirstSearch and various Internet accesses> 

February 2000

  • February 15 - Collection of Florida newspapers added to NewsBank subscription. In addition to The Florida Times-Union, the collection includes The Miami Herald, The Orlando Sentinel, The Palm Beach Post, St. Petersburg Times, Sun-Sentinel and The Tampa Tribune.
  • February 1 -ECO (Electric Collections Online) through FirstSearch now available 

January 2000

  • January 30 - New Online Guided Tour unveiled  
  • January 13 - Eureka database History of Science and Technology becomes History of Science, Technology & Medicine 
  • January 10 - Special Edition of Books & Bytes about JSTOR, Elsevier ScienceDirect, and OCLC Electronic Collections Online  
  • January 9 - Elsevier ScienceDirect - full text (720+ titles in the scientific, technical, and medical disciplines)  
  • January 9 - JSTOR - full text (Journal backfile/archive) (117+ titles in a variety of subject areas) 
  • January 9 - OCLC's Electronic Collections Online (ECO) - full text - Selected electronic versions of journal titles that the library must also own in print format. -- Coming Soon!  
  • January 5 - American Business Disc moves from CD-ROM to Internet access and becomes Reference USA. 
  • January 5 -Course Reserve Request Form 
  • January 5 - Computer Information & Technology Collection through Cambridge Scientific Abstracts -- Computer and Information Systems Abstracts, Computer Abstracts, Microcomputer Abstracts, and SoftBase.  

December 1999

  • December 2 - FirstSearch postpones release of new interface until June 2000.  
  • December 8 - Computer upgrades include 25 new computers at the 2nd floor computer bank, 11 new computers in the 4th floor Library Instructional Resource Center and 15 upgrades moved to the 15 stand-up accesses throughout the Library.  
  • December 16 - New look and feel of WebLUIS 
  • December 16 - Newly designed Library Web page launched 

November 1999

  • November 19 - Library information now available on the Campus Calendar 
  • November 20 - Philosopher's Index moves from SilverPlatter CD-ROM to Web access 
  • November 23 - New library guides Web pages launched
  • November 24 - BNA Daily Labor Report now available full text through Internet access 
  • November 24 - BNA Human Resources Library now available full text through Internet access 
  • November 24 - BNA Labor & Employment Law Library now available full text through Internet access 
  • November 24 - BNA Tax Management Portfolios now available full text through Internet access 

October 1999

  • October 5 - General BusinessFile ASAP is available through INFOTRAC  
  • October 5 - Investext moves from CD-ROM to INFOTRAC 
  • October 27 - Philosopher's Index moves from Dialog to SilverPlatter  

September 1999

  • September 5 - Expanded Academic ASAP is available through INFOTRAC  
  • September 10 - ERIC is now available through  Cambridge Scientific Abstracts 
  • September 10 - Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts is available through  Cambridge Scientific Abstracts  
  • September 10 - Social Service Abstracts is available through  Cambridge Scientific Abstracts  
  • September 10 - SOCIOFILE becomes Sociological Abstracts and moves from SilverPlatter to Cambridge Scientific Abstracts  
  • September 12 - CINAHL is available through SilverPlatter's WebSPIRS  
  • September 12 - Econlit is available through SilverPlatter's WebSPIRS 
  • September 12 - ERIC is available through SilverPlatter's WebSPIRS 
  • September 12 - MLA Bibliography is available through SilverPlatter's WebSPIRS 
  • September 23 -FCLA begins migration to WebLUIS 3 with launch of ERIC 

August 1999

  • August 15 - Faculty Information page  
  • August 20 - ABI/Inform moves from FirstSearch to ProQuest  
  • August 20 - Lexis-Nexis unveils new interface 
  • August 26 - First totally electronic edition of Library newsletter Books & Bytes