News Archives

Below is a collection of news articles from the AUS Library’s previous website. Links in articles may not function. To find information please use the website search box at the top of the page.

2011

Possible Service Outage Due to Maintenance Between Aug 25, 7pm and Sept 2, 12pm
Aug 24, 2011
Due to IT and other maintenance in the Main Building, there maybe be intermittent outages of library website and related services. The maintenance window is expected to last from August 25th, 7pm to September 2nd, 12pm.

Library Closed August 26 to Sept 3 for Eid Al Fitr
Aug 22, 2011
The library will be closed from August 26th to September 3rd for Eid Al Fitr. The library will reopen on September 4th from 9am to 5pm.

ProQuest Databases Have New Look and Feel
Aug 8, 2011
The Library has gone live with the new ProQuest platform. In addition to the updated look, this new platform offers the ability to search subject areas designed to help you make the best use of ProQuest resources available. If you have any questions or comments about the new platform please contact a librarian at researchhelp@aus.edu.

Introduction to the World’s Major Religions Book Display
July 17, 2011
The world’s major religions take the stage in our current book display. Get a general overview and learn about their history and current practices. The book display is located on the ground floor of the library next to the elevators.

History and Culture of South East Asia, A Book Display
July 3, 2011
Learn more about the history and culture of South East Asian countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka with our latest book display located on the ground floor of the library next to the elevators.

It’s All About Popular Science, A Book Display
June 15, 2011
Read up on how science touches our lives in all kinds of interesting ways, from weather to health, technology to psychology and everything in between. The book display is located on the ground floor of the library next to the elevators.

Introducing the AUS Library Audio Tour
June 15, 2011
The AUS Library now provides an audio tour which you can take using your mobile phone and QR code technology. Using a QR code reader on your mobile, capture the QR code below and follow the instructions. The audio for the tour and instructions are also available using your regular browser at AUS Library Audio Tour webpage.
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ProQuest Databases Unavailable Due To Maintenance June 5, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
June 1, 2011
ProQuest will be performing infrastructure maintenance on June 5th, 2011. A 12 hour maintenance window will be required for this maintenance and will take place from Sunday, June 5, 2011, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please ensure that you have finished your research before this time.

Set Yourself Apart: Job Hunting Resources On Display
May 29, 2011
Graduating and looking for a full time job? Looking for a summer job? Take advantage of the job hunting resources currently on display on the ground floor of the library and let your resume and interview skills set you apart from the rest.

New Quiet Study Zone on 2nd Floor Available Now Through End of Exams
May 22, 2011
From May 22 to June 11 you can find a quiet place to study for your exams on the 2nd floor of the library. This area will be monitored for noise so please lower your voice while studying here. For more information on the Quiet Study Area please see our featured resource page.

4 Study Rooms Available for Reservation During Study and Finals Period
May 22, 2011
Four study rooms (1, 8, 9 and 16) are now available for reservation for the duration of the study and finals period. To reserve a study room please contact the circulation desk at 06-5152256 during regular library hours or at circulation@aus.edu. The study room policy is as follows:

  1. These rooms are locked and the keys can be checked out at the circulation desk. The loan period for these rooms is 2 hours.
  2. Renewal or extending the use of the room is not allowed.
  3. There should be 2 persons using the room and it should not be left unattended. If there are unattended things inside the room, these can be put in the corner of the room so that other students can use it.
  4. A student can only make 1 reservation per day.
  5. The grace period for the reservation is 15 minutes and if the student has not come to check out the room, this may be given to students who are interested to use the room.

True Stories – Biographies on Display
May 17, 2011
From famous political leaders to artists, biographies are a great way to learn about personal lives and significant accomplishments of these public figures. See our book display on the ground floor for a selection of biographies that can be found in the library.

Banner Access Restricted to Library Ground Floor During Registration, May 15 – 26
May 11, 2011
Banner access will be restricted to library ground floor computers only during the registration period, May 15 to 26. This is done to ensure computer availability for class work related use. Students are encouraged to use their personal computers for registration.

Writing Center Workshop on Annotated Bibliographies May 8, 11 a.m. in LIB 011
May 5, 2011
Learn more about creating annotated bibliographies at this AUS Writing Center workshop. The workshop will take place in the library building, LIB 011, Sunday, May 5 at 11 a.m.

New Book Display: All Aspects of Business
May 3, 2011
From marketing to economics, online commerce to corporate social responsibility. Find books on all aspects of business in our latest book display on the library’s ground floor.

Filming in Library Saturday April 30, 2-6 p.m.
Apr 28, 2011
Public Affairs will be filming on the first floor of the library 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Every effort will be made to maintain a peaceful study environment during the filming, but please make arrangements to study elsewhere if you do not wish to be disturbed.

Writing Center Workshop on APA Documentation April 27, 12 p.m. in LIB 011
Apr 25, 2011
Learn more about APA documentation including in-text citation at this AUS Writing Center workshop. The workshop will take place in the library building, LIB 011, Wednesday, April 27 at 12 p.m.

Latest Library Newsletter Now Available
Apr 20, 2011
The latest library newsletter, Library Update, is now available online. Inside this issue are tips for faculty to stay current with research, fast facts about library use, and staff news and events.

Book Display: Celebrate Earth Day, April 22!
Apr 17, 2011
Learn more about the Earth and its environment, going green, and sustainability from the books in our latest book display.

Reminder: No-Talking Zones Available for Silent Studying
Apr 17, 2011
For those who need absolutely silent study spaces, two “No Talking” zones have been created, the Arabic Collection on the first floor and the Periodicals area on the second floor. These glass-enclosed areas have a strict no noise policy and will be patrolled by staff.

Book Display: Celebrate Earth Day, April 22!
Apr 17, 2011
Learn more about the Earth and its environment, going green, and sustainability from the books in our latest book display.

Library Catalog may be Unavailable at Times Tuesday Evening
Apr 10, 2011
Due to server maintenance, the library catalog may be intermittently unavailable on Tuesday evening, April 12. Databases and Ebooks will still be available through the Databases and Ebooks pages.

Library Open Sunday to Thursday During Spring Break
Apr 3, 2011
The library will be open Sunday, April 10 to Thursday, April 14 from 8am to 5pm. Regular library hours resume Saturday, April 16 when the library will be open from 11am to midnight. For more information please see Library Hours.

Book Display: Creativity and Innovation
Apr 3, 2011
Are you a prodigy, have a gift or talent, or a particular genius for invention? See our book display on creativity and innovation for books on these topics.

Interested in Translation Studies? See Book Display for Top Picks in This Discipline
Mar 17, 2011
Translation studies is the study of the theory, the description and the application of translation, and interpreting. Visit our book display on the library’s ground floor and by the Research Help Desk for Library’s top books for this area of study, and to see if this area of study is right for you.

On Display: Books by Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature Authors
Mar 6, 2011
Come see what the AUS Library has to offer by celebrated authors attending this year’s Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature with our ground floor display. For more information on the festival please see the festival website.

Book Your Appointments! Writing Center Open From Feb 27
Feb 27, 2011
Need help with any aspect of your writing? The Writing Center has trained peer tutors to help complete your papers while teaching you how to improve your writing. Make appointments for a one-on-one session with a tutor by visiting the Writing Center website.

Service Outage Friday, Feb 25 AM – Read Here Alternate Database Connection Information
Feb 23, 2011
Due to IT maintenance connection to databases will be affected Friday morning, Feb. 25. On campus users will be able to connect to library databases from the Emergency Databases page. Service is expected to be restored by mid day Friday.

It’s OSCAR Time! Best of Film & Film Studies – A Book Display
Feb 21, 2011
On Feb. 27 the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry. Learn more about the film industry with our book displays on the ground floor and in the reference collection, 1st floor.

New to the Library? Everything You Need to Know is in the Library Survival Guide
Feb 13, 2011
Have a look at our Library Survival Guide ’10 for information on getting your ID card, borrowing materials, how to search the catalog, quiet study areas, printing and more.

Intro to Library Computing Resources Sessions to be Held Feb 10, 13 & 14
Feb 7, 2011
Learn about printing, scanning, Office 2007, network & email accounts and how to get help in the Library. 30 minute sessions will be held February 10, 13 and 14 from 11am to 11:30am in IC2.

Smoking and Tobacco, Book Display for a Smoke-Free AUS Campus
Feb 7, 2011
AUS campus is going smoke-free in the spring semester. Learn more about tobacco from a global perspective and what smoking does to your health from our book display on the ground floor by the elevators, and in the reference collection on the 1st floor – good information for smokers and non-smokers alike.

Encore, MyLibraryRecord, and Classic Catalog May Be Intermittently Unavailable From 6pm, Jan 31
Jan 31, 2011
Due to scheduled maintenance, library systems such as Encore, MyLibraryRecord, and the Classic Catalog may be intermittently unavailable after 6pm, Monday, January 31. Full service should be restored by Tuesday morning.

Have Time to Read this Intersession? Leisure Reading Books on Display
Jan 24, 2011
Why not indulge in some fun reading over the break? The Library has a section dedicated to leisure reading, samples of our collection can be found on display on the ground floor by the elevators. The rest of the Leisure Reading collection can be found on the 1st floor, over Blends & Brews coffee shop.

Gothic Literature and Horror Films – Library Books on Display
Jan 9, 2011
Get to know the library’s resources on gothic literature, science fiction, fantasy and horror films with our current book displays. General collection books can be found on display on the ground floor by the elevator, and reference books on the same topic can be found near the Research Help Desk on the first floor.

4 Study Rooms Available for Reservation During Study and Finals Period
Jan 2, 2011
Four study rooms (1, 8, 9 and 16) are now available for reservation for the duration of the study and finals period. To reserve a study room please contact the circulation desk at 06-5152256 during regular library hours or at circulation@aus.edu.

 

2010

Extended Library Hours Begin January 2
Dec 29, 2010
Extended library hours for the study and exam period will begin on January 2nd, ending January 26. The library will be open until 1am Saturdays – Wednesdays, until 9pm on Thursdays, and midnight on Fridays. Please see the Library Hours for more information.

Book Display on American Pop Culture: Music, Fashion, Art and Recreation
Dec 27, 2010
Discover library resources on the subject of music, fashion, art and recreation in American pop culture with our latest book display on the ground floor by the elevators.

Banner Access Restricted to Library Ground Floor During Registration
Dec 20, 2010
Banner access will be restricted to library ground floor computers only during the registration period, December 27 to January 19. This is done to ensure computer availability for class work related use. Students are encouraged to use their personal computers for registration.

Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop Sunday, Dec 19 – Reserve Now!
Dec 13, 2010
Adobe Photoshop training sessions will take place in Library IC2 Sunday, December 19th, 3-4pm. Limited seats available so please reserve in advance by emailing library@aus.edu.

Issues and Debates Over Family and Work Life – Book Display
Dec 12, 2010
Please see our book displays for books on contemporary issues and debates concerning family and work life. General collection books are on display on the ground floor by the elevators, and reference books in the reference area on the 1st floor.

Discover the Daily Life of Different Cultures – Book Display
Nov 28, 2010
From clothing to food, language to religion, learn more about the daily life of different cultures from our books on display, library ground floor.

Now You Can Search Encore by Call Number, Course Code or Professor!
Nov 25, 2010
Encore now lets you search for library items by call number, and see what items are on reserve for specific course using the course code or professor’s name. You will also now see previews for the top 3 articles relevant to your search integrated into the library items result page.

Encore Outage Expected Tonight Due to Upgrade
Nov 24, 2010
Encore, the library’s discovery tool is being upgraded this evening, Nov. 24, and a short outage in service may result. In this case please use the Classic Catalog link to search for library items.

New Edition of Library Newsletter Now Available
Nov 23, 2010
Find out more about the library, librarians and what they’ve been up to in the latest edition of the library newsletter, now available online.

Library Open UAE National Day and Al Hijra
Nov 23, 2010
The library will be open the following hours for UAE National Day and Al Hijra:
UAE National Day – Dec. 2: 12pm – 5pm
Al Hijra – Dec. 5: 12pm – 6pm
For more information please see Library Hours.

New Book Display – Muslim Societies Throughout the World
Nov 7, 2010
Explore and learn about Muslim societies, their institutions, religion, politics and culture, throughout the world with the books now on display on the Library’s ground floor.

AUS Makes the Switch to Recycled Paper
Nov 3, 2010
As a sustainability initiative, AUS campus has switched to recycled paper in all its printers, including those in the library. The switch has been made for environmental purposes, not cost. For more information or comments please contact the Sustainability Task Force at sustainability@aus.edu.

Movie Filming in Library Nov 1, 4-6 & 8-9, Expect Disruptions
Oct 28, 2010
The AUS Movie Club will be filming on the ground and first floors of the library during the dates and times listed below. All efforts will be made to limit disruptions to library users. Please use No-Talking Zone’s and 2nd floor study areas if you do not wish to be disturbed.
Nov 1: 6:30pm – 10pm
Nov 4: 11am – 3:30pm
Nov 5: 2pm – 9:30pm
Nov 6: 4pm – 6pm
Nov 8: 4pm – 8pm
Nov 9: 8pm – 11pm

Library Open Select Days Over Eid Holiday
Oct 25, 2010
Planning to stay in the UAE over Eid? The library will be open three days over the Eid holiday, Nov. 14, 16, and 18 (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday) from 12pm to 6pm. See Library Hours for more details.

There’s Music in the Library – Display of Music CDs
Oct 24, 2010
Did you know that the library has a collection of music CDs which you can borrow? Come see our ground floor display of music CDs by the elevators. More CDs can be found on the 1st floor in the Media Collection located next to the Leisure Reading area.

Explore Race and Racism Related Books – On Display, Ground Floor
Oct 10, 2010
Learn more about the different races, why racial prejudice exists, and historical figures in the fight against racism with our books on display. The display can be found on the ground floor next to the elevators.

Book Your Appointments! Writing Center Open Oct 10
Oct 7, 2010
Need help with any aspect of your writing? The Writing Center has trained peer tutors to help complete your papers while teaching you how to improve your writing. Make appointments for a one-on-one session with a tutor by visiting the Writing Center website.

Sharpen Your Study Skills – Books on Display
Sept 30, 2010
Find out how to sharpen your study skills by visiting our ground floor book display. Find information on how to write better essays, get more out of your time in college and have a successful semester. Welcome back!

Research Help Desk is Open!
Sept 26, 2010
Got research? We can help! The Research Help Desk is now open for the fall semester. From September 26th to 30th the Research Help Desk is open from 10am-5pm, Sunday to Thursday and then from 10am-8pm Sun-Wed, and 10am-4pm Thursday from October 3rd.

Intro to Library Computing Resources Sessions to be Held Sept 23, 26 & 27
Sep 19, 2010
Learn about printing, scanning, Office 2007, network & email accounts and how to get help in the Library. 30 minute sessions will be held September 23, 26 and 27 from 10am to 10:30am in IC2.

Library Open Select Days During Eid Al Fitr
Aug 24, 2010
The library will open during the Eid Al Fitr holiday from 10am to 4pm on September 12th and 14th. Please see Library Hours for more information.

Introducing Available Computers
July 1, 2010
Have trouble finding a free computer in the library? Try Available Computers, a set of maps showing which computers are free and which are in use, all in real time! There are maps for the Ground and 1st floor as well as IC 1 and IC 2. Availability for laptops is also available.

Research Pro Error From Articles Tab Workaround
June 27, 2010
Research Pro is giving an error when paging through results from a search for articles via the Articles tab on the library’s homepage. To work around the error, click the back button followed by ‘New Search’ in upper right hand corner, and resubmit your search. We are currently working with Research Pro to fix the problem.

Research Help Desk is Open!
June 13, 2010
Got research? We can help! The Research Help Desk is open for summer school from 10am-4pm, Sunday to Thursday.

New to the Library? AUS Library Survival Guide is for you!
June 1, 2010
Find out everything you need to know to get started in the Library. From checking out books, to using computers and printing and getting help with your research, it’s all in the AUS Library Survival Guide.

iLearn Down May 27 8am to 1pm
May 19, 2010
iLearn will be undergoing maintenance on May 26 between 8am and 1pm. Service is expected to be unavailable or inconsistent.

Campus-wide internet outage, no access in the library – RESTORED
May 24, 2010
Due to a cable cut there is no internet on campus at the moment, including the library building. Etisalat is working on the problem.

iLearn Down May 20 3:45am to 5pm
May 19, 2010
iLearn will be undergoing maintenance on May 20 between 3:45am and 5pm. Service is expected to be unavailable or inconsistent throughout the whole day.

Islam Books on Display, Library Ground Floor
May 17, 2010
This month’s book display theme is Islam. Come see what the library has to offer on this subject. Books on display can be found on the ground floor by the elevators.

Ebrary Access Restored
May 13, 2010
Ebrary access has been restored to normal speeds. The Library apologizes for any inconvenience this has caused.

Global Day Performances Available on DVD
May 12, 2010
DVDs of the first and second Global Day’s performances are available for checkout at the circulation desk.

Mongolia Books Featured This Month, Ground Floor
May 10, 2010
Learn about Mongolia’s history and role in modern Asia this month using the books on display, Library ground floor.

AUS Library now on flickr and Picasa
May 6, 2010
Explore the AUS Library’s photo’s on flickr and Picasa. Click a thumbnail below to see the full size.

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*WARNING* Ebrary Very Slow
Apr 29, 2010
A problem with Ebrary’s performance has been identified and reported. Books take a long time to load or requests time-out. Ebrary is working on the problem, but in the meantime users are asked to be patient and to use other sources.

Study Rooms Available For Reservation From April 25
Apr 25, 2010
4 study rooms are available for reservation starting April 25. Reservation can be made via phone call, email at circulation@aus.edu or in person at the circulation desk. Reservations last 2 hours, and cannot be extended or renewed. Students are limited to 1 reservation per day.

Global Environment Books on Display for Earth Day, April 22
Apr 19, 2010
Celebrate Earth Day, April 22, 2010, by checking out a selection of books on the global environment on display in the library.

Banner Access Restricted to Library Ground Floor During Registration
Apr 18, 2010
Banner access will be restricted to library ground floor computers only during the registration period, April 25 to May 6. This is done to ensure computer availability for class work related use. Students are encouraged to use their personal computers for registration.

Workshop on APA Reference Lists April 13
Apr 12, 2010
You are invited to attend a writing workshop on APA Reference Lists on Tuesday, April 13 at 11:00am in LAN 114. This workshop gives a quick overview of creating reference lists and offers a chance to create a reference entry. Ideally you should bring your own materials for creating the entry.

Introducing The Riad Sadik Book Collection
Apr 7, 2010
Introducing The Riad Sadik Book Collection, a collection of 83 books predominantly in Arabic, with some English and French titles. The collection can be found in the Arabic Collection room on it’s own labeled shelf. Books in the catalog will have the location “Sadik Collection – Arabic Collection – 1st floor.”

Launch of H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi’s Autobiography March 30
Apr 1, 2010
H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi’s autobiography, A Permissible Narrative (Sard Al-That) was launched at a ceremony held in the library on March 30, 2010. Available in Arabic, His Highness narrates his personal life, and youth in this book. For more information on the book and photos, please see H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi’s official webpage.

April is National Poetry Month – See Book Display
Mar 28, 2010
National Poetry Month is a month-long celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Visit the book display on the library’s ground floor for a selection of our poetry books.

Spring Break Hours – Yes, We’re Open!
Mar 22, 2010
The library is open from 8am-5pm Sunday to Thursday of Spring Break, March 21-25. The library will be closed Friday, March 26, and regular hours will resume Saturday, March 26.

AUS Writing Center Workshop: Rhetorical Appeals, March 9
Mar 7, 2010
Students are invited to attend a writing workshop entitled “Rhetorical Appeals” on Tuesday, March 9 at 1:00pm in LIB 011(ground floor of the library). This workshop will focus on identifying and analyzing rhetorical appeals, including ethos, pathos, and logos.

If You Missed It, Watch It Now: Oscar Best Picture Winners On Display
Mar 7, 2010
The Academy Awards, or Oscars take place March 7th recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. Past Oscar winners for Best Picture have been placed on display on the library’s ground floor. If you haven’t seen them yet, watched them now!

Available: DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Feb 24, 2010
Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders : DSM-IV-TR
For all your mental health disorder questions use the DSM! Published by the American Psychiatric Association, the current version, DSM-IV, lists known causes of mental disorders, statistics in terms of gender, onset, etc.

Exploring the Seas With Our Latest Book Display
Feb 21, 2010
Interested in deep sea, corals, dolphins and whales, divers handbook, how the oceans work, marine biology, sea level changes and more? Visit our book display on the ground floor!

It’s All About Love – Book Display
Feb 7, 2010
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the latest book display on the library’s ground floor is all about love. Come see what love’s all about!

SafeQ for Photocopying Now Available in the Library
Feb 7, 2010
SafeQ, AUS’ new photocopy system is now available on library photocopiers. Users add money to their SafeQ account at the Cashier’s Office and use their AUS ID card to make copies. Flexicards will still accepted until the end of Spring semester.

Introducing AUS Library’s New Newsletter, Off The Shelf
Feb 3, 2010
Have a look at the AUS Library’s new newsletter, Off The Shelf, vol. 1, no. 1 for a message from the University Librarian, staff news, events, and activities. Also, be sure to catch our helpful hints on finding journals.

Learn More About Earthquakes, Visit Our Book Display
Jan 27, 2010
Earthquakes have been in the news following the disaster in Haiti. Learn all about earthquakes from the mechanics of shaking earth to the earthquake-proof construction and preparedness with the selection of books on display on the library ground floor by the elevators.

AUS Writing Center Opens Jan 31
Jan 21, 2010
The AUS Writing Center, located on the Library’s 1st floor, will open it’s doors daily from 10am – 4pm starting Sunday, January 31st. Trained peer tutors can help you complete your papers while helping to improve your writing. Visit the Writing Center webpage to make an appointment.

Get Online Help With Research – Ask A Librarian
Jan 17, 2010
Did you know that you can get help with your research questions online? Just fill our the Ask a Librarianform and a librarian will contact you.

Problems Viewing Safari Tech Books Online
Jan 11, 2010
There is currently a problem viewing pages of books in Safari Tech Books Online. The library is working to resolve the problem, but in the meantime, on-campus users are asked to use the links inside the library catalog to view books. Off-campus users are asked to use the links from the Databases pages and when inside a book, click the HTML VIEW button to see text.

Library Computing Resources Sessions Jan 14, 17, 18
Jan 10, 2010
Learn about using computing resources in the library. Sessions will be held from 10am-10:30 am on January 14, 17, & 18. You can learn about printing, scanning, email accounts and more.

2009

Library Open 11am-9pm Sun, July 19 for Al-Israa Wal Mi’raj Holiday
July 14, 2009
The Library will be open from 11am to 9pm on Sunday, July 19 for the Al-Israa Wal Mi’raj holiday. Normal hours resume Monday, July 20.

Campus-Wide Internet Outage from 7am – 3pm Fri, June 26
June 22, 2009
The internet will be unavailable from campus and services like the library website, iLearn, and MyAUS will not be available on and off campus from 7am to 3pm on Friday, June 26. Services will be restored as soon as possible, but please ensure that you have completed your work on the internet by this time.

ScienceDirect Unavailable Sat. June 20, 5pm to June 21, 9am
June 18, 2009
The ScienceDirect database will be offline due to maintenance from 5pm Saturday, June 20, to 9am Sunday, June 21. Please ensure that you have completed all your research before this time.

Digital Engineering Library Is Now AccessEngineering
June 16, 2009
McGraw Hill’s Digital Engineering Library has had a name change and is now known as AccessEngineering. The database can still be found under the Engineering heading in our database pages.

Summer Research Help Desk Hours: Weekdays 10am-4pm
June 09, 2009
The Research Help Desk, located on the Library’s 1st floor is open for your questions from 10am – 4pm, Sundays through Thursdays.

Current Periodicals Now On 1st Floor
June 09, 2009
Current issues of print periodicals are now located on the Library’s 1st floor next to the Leisure Reading area. Back issues of periodicals will still be located on the 2nd floor in the No Talking Zone.

Extended Library Hours
May 07, 2009
The Library now has extended hours for the end of term and exams. Please see the Hours for more details.

Reserve a Study Room
May 07, 2009
4 study rooms on the Library’s 1st floor are available for reservations from now until the end of exam period. Please visit the circulation desk to make a reservation.

Introducing Ask a Librarian
May 07, 2009
You can now for help your research questions online. Just fill our the Ask a Librarian form and a librarian will contact you.

JSTOR Subscription Expanded
Apr 16, 2009
The Library’s JSTOR subscription has been expanded to include Arts and Sciences IV-VII, and the Life Sciences Collection giving access to new and back issues of over 700 titles. Start using JSTOR now!

APA PsycINFO Now Available Online
Apr 2, 2009
The Library has now subscribed to the APA PsycINFO database from Ebsco, the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Browse APA PsycINFO now!

Problems With EIU Access? Try Firefox Browser – Problem Solved
Apr 2, 2009
The library is currently experiencing problems with access to EUI Country Reports and Profiles. Using a Firefox browser has been known to help. Your understanding while we work to solve the problem is greatly appreciated.

Dissertation and Theses Abstracts Now Available Online
Mar 29, 2009
The Library has now subscribed to the Dissertation and Theses abstracts database from Proquest, the most comprehensive source of academic research in the world. Browse Dissertation and Theses now!

Extended Friday Hours: 2pm – 10pm
Mar 18, 2009
You asked, we listened! The library will now be open on Fridays from 2pm – 10pm. Please see theLibrary Hours for more details.

Spring Break Hours Now Available
Mar 2, 2009
The library will be open every day of spring break with the exception of Sunday, March 8 , and Friday March 13. Please see the Library Hours for more details.

Photography Exhibit in the Library
Feb 18, 2009
See photography exhibit on first floor of the library, “Working in the Desert and Some Other Inclinations” by Prof. Mark Pilkington. On display through Feb. 24, 2009.

Group Study Rooms Limited to 2 People or More as of Feb 15
Feb 15, 2009
Group study rooms are being limited to 2 people or more and unattended items will be moved. Individuals who prefer to study quietly may use the No-Talking Zone on the 1st or 2nd floor.
For more information please see our Library Policies.

Young Adult Reading on the Rise
Feb 8, 2009
For the first time in more than 25 years, American adults are reading more literature, according to a new study by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Reading on the Rise documents a definitive increase in rates and numbers of American adults who read literature, with the biggest increases among young adults, ages 18-24 (emphasis added). This new growth reverses two decades of downward trends cited previously in NEA reports, such as Reading at Risk and To Read or Not To Read.

Among the key findings:

  • For the first time in the history of the survey-conducted five times since 1982-the overall rate at which adults read literature (novels and short stories, plays, or poems) rose by seven percent.
  • The absolute number of literary readers has grown significantly. There were 16.6 million more adult readers of literature in 2008. The growth in new readers reflects higher adult reading rates combined with overall population growth.
  • Young adults show the most rapid increases in literary reading. Since 2002, 18-24 year olds have seen the biggest increase (nine percent) in literary reading, and the most rapid rate of increase (21 percent). This jump reversed a 20-percent rate of decline in the 2002 survey, the steepest rate of decline since the NEA survey began.
  • Fiction (novels and short stories) accounts for the new growth in adult literary readers. Reading poetry and drama continues to decline, especially poetry-reading among women.
  • Online readers also report reading books. Eighty-four percent of adults who read literature (fiction, poetry or drama) on or downloaded from the Internet also read books, whether print or online. Nearly 15 percent of all U.S. adults read literature online in 2008.

Display Your Work in the Library
Jan 29, 2009
The Faculty Development Center (FDC) is launching a Library Display & Exhibition Program that will highlight student/faculty collaboration and student coursework. If you are interested in having your work displayed in the library speak to your professor and have them email the FDC at fdc@aus.edu.

Research Help Desk Open and Ready for Your Questions
Jan 28, 2009
Welcome back! The Library’s Research Help Desk, located on the 1st floor, is open and ready to take your questions anytime between 10am – 5pm January 25-29 and 10am-8pm after that. Come by and say hi!

Save Money: Print Double Sided
Jan 28, 2009
Did you know that a single sided printout costs 25 fils but double sided printouts are only 35 fils? That’s a savings of 15 fils for every 2 pages you print. For more information on printing costs see ourPrinting/Copying page.

AUS Writing Center to Open Tuesday, Feb 10
Jan 28, 2009
The writing center, located on the library’s 1st floor will open on Tuesday, February 10. The Writing Center offers one-on-one writing tutorials by appointment or on a drop-in basis to students in all disciplines throughout the university. During tutorials, students and peer tutors work together on various aspects of writing: thesis development, organization, outlining, paragraphing, sentence-structure, wording, vocabulary and mechanics. For more information see the AUS Writing Center website.

Library Catalog to Experience Intermittent Outages After 6pm, Jan 5
Jan 5, 2009
Due to scheduled maintenance, the library catalog will be unavailable intermittently after 6pm January 5th. Full service is expected to resume Jan 6.

Library Closed Jan 4 to Honor Passing of the Ruler of Umm al Quwainn
Jan 3, 2009
Due to the closure of the campus to honor the passing of the Ruler of Umm al Quwainn, the Library will be CLOSED Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009. We will reopen Monday at 9:00 am.

2008

Library Open During Break on Dec 1, 6, 8 & 11 and Extended Hours Dec 13 – Jan 3
Nov 25, 2008
Due to planned network outages, the library has changed its opening days during the break the library to December 1, 6, 8 and 11 from 12pm to 4pm. The library will reopen on December 12 from 2pm-6pm and extended exam hours begin on December 13. For more details please see Library Hours.

Campus-wide Network Outages Fri Nov 28 and Dec 3-4
Nov 24, 2008
Due to necessary maintenance and internet upgrades in the AUS IT department the internet, including the library website as well as all other hosted services such as iLearn, and email will be unavailable for periods between 7am and 1pm on Friday November 28. Also, on December 3rd and 4th all AUS services will be unavailable. Please ensure that you have completed your research before these outages as library databases and website will not be available.

Science Direct Outage Until 5pm Nov 2
Nov 2, 2008
The Science Direct database is down for maintenance until 5pm Nov 2.

Survey Results – Library to Open Dec 1, 4, 8 & 11
Oct 30, 2008
Survey results are in! Thanks to your input, the Library will be open for 4 days during the National Day and Eid holidays in early December. The library will be open from 12pm to 4pm on December 1st, 4th, 8th and 11th, and on the 12th from 2pm-6pm. Extended library hours for the study and exam period begin Dec 13th. See the Hours page for more details.

Database Access Restored
Oct 13, 2008
Problems faced earlier with database connectivity have been resolved. All access should be restored, if you encounter any problems please notify Library IT.

Database Access Problems
Oct 3, 2008
We are currently experiencing problems with access to our online databases. If you are on campus you can use the Emergency Database page. We are looking into the problem and hope to have it fixed shortly, we apologize for any inconvenience.

Etisalat Outage (Internet and Telephone) Friday Sept. 26 2pm-5pm
Sep 24, 2008
An outage of Etisalat services (Internet and telephone) has been scheduled for the whole of AUS this coming Friday (Sept 26) from 2PM to 5PM. During this time, all telephone and Internet services outside of AUS will be unavailable to the AUS community. Access to AUS hosted systems such as Banner, iLearn, mail will still be available to those on campus, however, will be unavailable from off-campus.

Your Favorite Magazines Now Available in the Leisure Reading Area
Sep 23, 2008
Previously available in the Periodical section on the 2nd floor, 36 of your favorite magazines are now situated in the Leisure Reading area on the Library’s 1st floor. Newly relocated magazines include:

  • Atlantic Monthly
  • Natural Health
  • Harpers
  • New Yorker
  • Newsweek (English & Arabic)
  • Popular Science
  • Reader’s Digest
  • Time
  • Aquarius
  • Connector
  • Time Out Dubai
  • Smithsonian
  • Psychology Today
  • Trends
  • National Geographic
  • The Middle East
  • Gulf Business
  • MEED
  • Economist
  • Smart Money
  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Architectural Digest
  • Bidoun
  • Nature
  • Science
  • Computer World
  • PC Magazine
  • Popular Mechanics
  • Scientific American (English & Arabic)
  • Wired
  • Motor Trend
  • Road & Track
  • Car & Driver

New: Emirates Business 24/7, The National, International Herald Tribune in the Library
Sep 10, 2008
Introducing 3 new newspaper subscriptions to the library. They and all other newspapers can be found in the Leisure Reading area on the 1st floor.
Emirates Business 24/7 – the region’s first business daily
The National – an English daily out out of Abu Dhabi
International Herald Tribune – the global edition of the “New York Times,” delivered daily

No Photocopy Card, No Problem: Scan to Print Now in the Library
Sep 10, 2008
No photocopy card? No problem! HP scanners in the library now work as photocopiers. When you use the scanner, you will be asked to choose the printer (color or black & white) and to supply your Pharos username and password (this is the same as your email username and password). Release the job from the Release Station and pick up your printouts. Your Pharos account will be debited in the same manner as all printing. See the instructions here.

Writing Center Now Open
Sep 8, 2008
The AUS Writing Center located on the 1st floor of the Library is now open Sunday to Thursday from 10am to 4pm. To make an appointment please contact the Writing Center directly.

Library Closed 5:30pm-7:30pm During Ramadan
Sep 1, 2008
Ramadan Kareem!
The library hours have been modified for Ramadan, closing from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for Iftar, and closing at 1am Saturdays-Wednesday. The Research Help Desk (1st floor) hours have also been extended to 9pm Sundays to Wednesdays. For more information please see the Library Hours.

Get Started With Computing Resources in the Library Sessions Sept 1-3
Aug 25, 2008
Getting Started: Using Computing Resources in the Library is an information session designed to help new students navigate the computer system in the library. Topics covered include getting your ID, changing passwords, printing, scanning and managing your network drive.
Sessions will be held in IC2 on September 1, 2, and 3 at 10am – 10:30am and 3pm – 3:30pm.

Research Help Desk Open and Ready for Your Questions
August 24, 2008
Welcome back! The Library’s Research Help Desk, located on the 1st floor, is open and ready to take your questions anytime between 10am – 5pm August 24-28 and 10am-8pm after that. Come by and say hi!

100’s of New DVD’s and Paperback Books in the Library
August 21, 2008
Since the beginning of summer the library has been increasing the number of DVD’s and paperback books dramatically. Come see the over 200 new DVD’s currently on display in the leisure reading area on the first floor and over 50 new paperbacks on display by the elevators on the ground floor of the library.

Writing Center Closed for Summer
June 15, 2008
Both the Library and Language Building locations of the Writing Center are closed for the summer. For help with your writing please see the AUS Writing Center Writing Resources.

All Library Databases Unavailable May 26
May 26, 2008
The Library is performing maintenance on it’s servers at the moment and connections to the library databases are unavailable. Connectivity should be restored by the afternoon of May 26. Keep watching this space for updates. In the meantime, on-campus users only can get around the problem by removing the “http://aus.idm.oclc.org/login?url=” from the link. For more help please call x2270.

Congratulations to Our Library Survey Winners!
May 21, 2008
The Library would like to thank everyone who filled out the LibQUAL survey, your opinions on the Library’s services are greatly appreciated. Results of the survey will be reported in the fall.

We would also like to congratulate Mohammed Abou Geib and Abdel Raouf Abdeen on their winnings, they each received a 250 Gb portable hard drive.

Tell Us What You Think by Taking the Library Survey! Closes May 8Research Help Desk Closed Until June 10
May 18, 2008
The Library’s Research Help Desk will be closed until the summer session begins on June 10. Should you have a research question before then the Circulation Desk (x2256) will gladly put you in contact with a Librarian.

May 3, 2008
We need to hear from you! Just 10 minutes of your time and you may win one of two portable 250GB external disk drives! Fill out the library survey at http://survey.libqual.org/index.cfm?ID=850698 and tell us what you think of the library. The survey closes May 8 so be sure to take the survey asap!
About the survey: LibQUAL is an internationally-recognized web-based survey which is designed to measure how library users perceive the quality of their library’s services and which are most important to them. The survey identifies gaps between MINIMUM, DESIRED and PERCEIVED expectations of service. Results are used to identify best practices and provides a tool for library planning.

Extended Library Hours for Spring Study and Exam Period
May 3, 2008
Library hours have been extended for the spring study and exam period, May 3 to May 24. Please see the Library Hours for more details.

Library Catalog Not Available Between 7:30am-8:15am April 22
April 21, 2008
The Library catalog will be unavailable between 7:30am and 8:15am on April 22. Please ensure that all your searches are completed before this time.

Proquest Databases Not Available Until 6pm April 20
April 20, 2008
All Proquest databases will be down for maintenance until 6pm on Sunday, April 20. Please ensure that all your searches are completed before the outage.

Library Catalog Not Available From 7pm – 1am March 18
March 18, 2008
The Library catalog will be down for maintenance between 7pm and 1am March 18th. Please ensure that all your searches are completed before this time.

Reduced Library Hours for Spring Break
March 11, 2008
The Library will be open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays during spring break, March 16 to 19, and closed on Thursday, March 20 for the Mawlid al-Nabi holiday.
See the Hours page for more details.

IEEE Xplore Maintenance Planned for Feb 19 and Feb 21
Feb 17, 2008
IEEE Xplore will be unavailable due to planned maintenance on February 19th at 7pm for up to 1 hour and again on February 21st at 5pm for up to 1 hour. Please ensure that all your research is completed before downtime is scheduled to begin.

In the Library: Books by His Excellency Mohammad Al-Murr
Feb 17, 2008
His Excellency Mohammad Al-Murr gave a fascinating lecture on “Culture in the UAE,” sharing his personal experiences of growing up in the UAE in the 1960s and 1970s and the changes that have taken place since. His Excellency Mohammad Al-Murr is chairman of the Dubai Cultural Council and an accomplished author. The AUS Library carries a number of titles by Al-Murr including Dubai Tales, andThe Wink of the Mona Lisa.
Click here to see all of the Library’s books by Mohammad Al-Murr.

Microsoft Office 2007 Session in the Library Feb 20
Feb 13, 2008
Frustrated because you can’t find anything in the new MS Office 2007 interface? Worry no more, Information Commons staff is here to help! Under their tutelage you can learn the ins and outs of Word 2007 and PowerPoint 2007 in a one-time session on February 20 from 15:30-16:30.
Preregistration is required at the Information Commons Help Desk, Library ground floor.

Get Started: Computing Resources in the Library Sessions Feb 3-5
Jan 29, 2008
Getting Started: Using Computing Resources in the Library is an information session designed to help new students navigate the computer system in the library. Topics covered include getting your ID, changing passwords, and managing your network drive.
Sessions will be held in IC2 on February 3, 4, and 5 at 10am – 10:30am and 3pm – 3:30pm.

Introducing ARTstor Digital Library
Jan 23, 2008
New to the Library’s online database collection is ARTstor Digital Library, offering a collection of approximately 550,000 images and image data in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences. Users can search and browse content, zoom in on and pan images for greater detail, as well as print or save images. Also included are tools to view, present, and manage images including the “Offline Image Viewer”. Registration is not mandatory but is required to use some features.
Explore ARTstor now!

NEW: Communication & Mass Media Database
Jan 20, 2008
New to the Library’s online database collection is EbscoHost’s Communication & Mass Media Complete, offering coverage of more than 600 journal titles in areas related to communication and mass media. Included are the contents of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State).
Click here to start using Communications & Mass Media Complete now!

2007

Extended Library Hours for Exam Period
Dec 11, 2007
The Library will begin its extended evening and weekend schedule on Saturday, Dec. 15 and provide limited hours during the last three days of the Eid Al Adha holiday break in preparation for final exams.
See schedule for details.

Introducing Research Tip of the Week
Dec 04, 2007
Learn a new way to make your research faster and easier with the Research Help Desk’s Research Tip of the Week online, or on display at the library Research Help Desk (1st floor).

Quiet in the Library Campaign Begins Dec 4
Dec 04, 2007
The library is running a campaign to lower the volume in the library and creating an academic atmosphere where everyone can study.
You are invited to take our survey and have your say about the noise level in the library.
Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Introducing Arabic Studies Subject Guide
Dec 04, 2007
See the library’s Arabic Studies Subject Guide for help with your research in History. Hardcopy versions of subjects guides are available in the library near the Research Help Desk.

Avery Architecture Index Service Restored
Nov 28, 2007
The Avery Architecture Index database is available once again on the FirstSearch platform.

Reduced Hours for National Day Weekend
Nov 25, 2007
The library will be closed from Friday, November 30th to Sunday, December 2nd. The library will reopen on Monday, December 3rd from 11am to midnight. For more detail please see the library hours. The Research Help Desk will be closed on Sunday and Monday, December 2-3, reopening again on Tuesday, December 4th.

Web Of Science Seminar Nov. 13th
Nov 5, 2007
A Web of Science seminar entitled “How Web of Science Can Enhance Research Performance” will be hosted by the Faculty Development Center on Nov 13 from 3pm-4pm. This tool is useful for those preparing their faculty portfolios, so come learn more about Web of Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and Science Citation Index (SCI)!

No Access to LexisNexis from 11am – 5pm, Sunday Nov. 4
Nov 1, 2007
Due to maintenance scheduled for LexisNexis, there will be no access to this resource from 11am to 5pm on Sunday Nov. 4.

Ebrary Access Restored
Oct 29, 2007
Access to ebrary has been restored. Users on and off campus should not experience any problems with this resource.

URGENT: No Ebrary Access at this Time
Oct 28, 2007
The library is currently experiencing problems with ebrary access. We are looking into a resolution but we have no time estimate for a resolution. If the book you are looking for is not available in the library, please keep checking the news for ebrary status updates.

Introducing History Subject Guide
Oct 04, 2007
See the library’s History Subject Guide for help with your research in History. Hardcopy versions of subjects guides are available in the library near the Research Help Desk.

Factiva Training for Faculty Oct. 23
Oct 04, 2007
What? Factiva Training Session for faculty – come learn how to Factiva can benefit you and your research!
Where? Faculty Development Center
When? Tuesday, October 23 @ 3pm

Introducing Factiva
Sept 20, 2007
The AUS Library is pleased to announce a new addition to our database collection. Now available,Factiva provides essential business news and information from more than 10,000 authoritative sources including The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Dow Jones and Reuters newswires and the Associated Press, as well as Reuters Fundamentals, and D&B company profiles. Additionally, Factiva includes the full-text of the Gulf News.

Learn Word 2007 & PowerPoint 2007 in the Library Sept. 10 & 12
Sept 04, 2007
Is trying to use the new Microsoft Office 2007 giving you a headache? Information Commons will be hosting a classes on Word 2007 on September 10 and PowerPoint 2007 on September 12 at 3pm in IC 1. Come get familiarized with the new Office!

Now Hiring Student Assistants in the Library
Aug 27, 2007
AUS Library is now accepting student assistant applications. Just return an application form and C.V to the Circulation desk by Thursday the 30th of August, 2007.

New Library Website As Of August 26
Aug 23, 2007
The new AUS Library homepage will go live as of August 26, 2007. Changes to the homepage include the introduction of Quick Search tools to help users search databases, and the Library catalog directly. The site itself still contains all the same information.

Learn Computing At The Library Aug. 27-29
Aug 23, 2007
Information Commons will be hosting a series of short classes on using library computing resources. “Getting Started” runs from August 27-29th at 10-10:30 and 15-15:30. Come learn how to use the computers in the library!

New Library Hours for Fall Term Starting August 19
Aug 19, 2007
The library has extended its hours for orientation week and the beginning of the fall term starting August 19th. For full list of hours please see the library hours.

Extended Library Hours for Summer Exam Period
July 10, 2007
The library hours has extended its hours for the end of summer term and exam period starting Sunday, July 15th. For full details please see the library hours.

Database Connectivity Problems Resolved
July 7, 2007
Database connectivity problems experienced earlier in the week have now been resolved. If you experience any problems connecting to the databases using the links on the usual database pages, and you are on campus the links on the Emergency Database Links are still available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Extended Library Hours for Summer Term
June 10, 2007
The library hours has extended its hours for the summer term and will be open until 9pm Sundays – Wednesdays, and Saturdays, starting Thursday, June 14th. For full details please see the library hours.

In the Library: Books by Dr. Saliba
May 22, 2007
Since Dr. Saliba’s lively lecture to AUS students and faculty on May 14, (see article) the library has been inundated with requests for his new book, Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance(MIT Press, 2007), which is on its way to the library. In the meantime, browse other books by Dr. Saliba currently in the library. Titles include The Arts of Fire, Beyond the Legacy of Genghis Khan, Magic and Divination in Early Islam and more.

Reference Desk Closed from May 18 to June 13
May 17, 2007
The Research Help Desk will not be staffed over the exam period and intersession. Users are asked to direct their questions to the staff at the ground floor circulation desk (x2256). Staffing of the Research Help Desk will resume on June 13, 2007.

Extended Library Hours for Spring Exam Period
May 6, 2007
The library has extended its opening hours over the exam period, from May 6th to May 26th. For more information please see the Hours page.

AUS Library Launches RefWorks Subscription
April 15, 2007
Does citing sources make your head hurt? Try using RefWorks, an online bibliographic citation management tool now available through the AUS Library website. For more information and details on how to use RefWorks, please visit the RefWorks page. Sign up for an account and start citing!

New: Keesing’s World News Archive now available online
April 1, 2007
The AUS Library now has a subscription to Keesing’s World News Archive. This database provides a concise, accurate and unbiased account of important developments in each of the world’s countries, major international organizations and within selected thematic topics dating back to 1931.

Reduced Library hours for Spring Break
March 30, 2007
For the duration of Spring Break, March 31 – April 7, 2007, the library will have reduced hours. For more information please see the Hours page.

New: Encyclopaedia Britannica now available online
March 20, 2007
The AUS Library now has a subscription to Encyclopaedia Britannica Academic Edition. This is an online version of Encyclopædia Britannica, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Thesaurus, and Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Quotations. Also included are the World Atlas, and World Data Analyst Online, a program with current and historical statistics on 217 countries of the world which makes historical and cross-national comparisons easy.

New: Custom UAE Information Google Search
March 18, 2007
Unable to find good information on the web about the UAE and the Gulf region? Now you can run a google search on select UAE and Middle East related websites and get only good sources from the Library’s website. Type your search into the custom google search box on the UAE subject guide page to see for yourself!
http://library.aus.edu/ResearchHelp/UAE.htm

New: Library Lingo page decodes library speak
March 11, 2007
If you’ve ever felt that your librarians are using a different language than you are, you can now find out for yourself what they are talking about. The definitions of some commonly used library terms on ourLibrary Lingo page.

Second Arab Business Intelligence Report available online
March 6, 2007
This report is the most comprehensive analysis of business opinion in the region and is rapidly becoming the most authoritative indicator of trend lines and future business direction. The report can be accessed online at: http://www.moutamarat.com/knowledge/abir_report.aspx

New Leisure Reading RSS Feed
February 25, 2007
See our new Leisure Reading RSS feed for the latest in paperback fiction and non-fiction. Leisure Reading books can be found on the Library’s first floor in the same area as the daily newspapers.

Introducing No-Talking Zones in the Library
February 6, 2007
There are now 3 No-Talking Zones in the library located in the Arabic Collection area, and just outside of the men’s prayer room on the first floor, as well as the Periodicals area on the second floor. No talking, no whispering, no mobiles, no exceptions. If you want to talk please use other areas of the library. These areas were created because students requested quiet study spaces. We’d love to hear your feedback – please email Daphne Flanagan at dflanagan@aus.edu.

New: AccessScience and Digital Engineering Library Databases Available
February 6, 2007
The library now offers access to the following 2 new databases:
AccessScience – This online encyclopedia gives access to all the articles, fully illustrated, from the latest edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, Research Updates from the McGraw-Hill Yearbooks, thousands of illustrations, and the latest Science News® headlines, biographies, and more.
Digital Engineering Library – Featuring content from world renowned McGraw-Hill publications, including classics such as Marks’ Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers (10th ed.), Perry’s Chemical Engineers Handbook (7th ed.), Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers (14th ed.), Roark’s Formulas for Stress and Strain (7th ed.), and many more, this database offers the widest and deepest repository of engineering content available online.

Introducing RSS Feeds at the Library
January 30, 2007
The Library website now offers RSS feeds for news and new acquisitions. See, at a glance, what the Library has in the way of new books in your discipline. Feeds are updated every 2 weeks.
http://library.aus.edu/Feeds/Feeds.htm

Browse Book Content Without Leaving Library Catalog
January 24, 2007
Book jacket images in the AUS Library catalog (on right hand side) now link directly to information such as Table of Contents, Summary and Cover Image. Happy browsing!

EIU Databases Expanded Coverage
January 24, 2007
EIU databases coverage has expanded and now includes Bahrain, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. EIU Country Report provides in-depth analysis of political and economic trends, and EIU Country Profile
provides background and historical context of current economic and political events.

List of Top 25 Articles in Your Discipline Available
January 15, 2007
ScienceDirect’s TOP25 is a free service which provides top 25 lists of most read articles – counted by article downloads on ScienceDirect by Journal or 24 core subject areas. Email notifications are also available.
http://top25.sciencedirect.com

Grove Art Online at AUS Library
January 8, 2007
Access to the Grove Art Online database is now available through the AUS Library website. Grove Art Online comprises the full text of The Dictionary of Art and The Oxford Companion to Western Art.
http://www.groveart.com.aus.idm.oclc.org/index.html

 

2006

Reference Desk Closed from Dec. 19 to Jan. 28
December 19, 2006
The Research Help Desk will not be staffed over the exam period and intersession. Users are asked to direct their questions to the staff at the ground floor circulation desk (x2256). Staffing of the Research Help Desk will resume on Jan. 28, 2007.

Access to Patron Records Now Available via Library Catalog
December 12, 2006
Patrons can once again access their records online. If you continue to experience difficulty please contact the Library Circulation Desk (06-515-2256) for assistance.

Extended AUS Library Hours for December
December 10, 2006
The AUS Library has extended it’s hours for the end of semester period in December. The library will close for Eid holidays and have reduced hours starting Jan. 7 for the January intersession. Details can be found on the Hours page.

New Quiet Individual Study Area on 1st Floor
November 22, 2006
The old “Phone Zone” on the 1st floor has been re-designated as a “Quiet Individual Study Area.” Like the 2nd floor Periodical area students can now go there if they want to study quietly on their own. Groups are kindly asked to use the “Quiet Group Study Area” in the open area on the 2nd floor, close to the main roundabout.

New Locate Book Feature in Library Catalog
November 22, 2006
Users can now find the exact location of books in the library using the Locate function in the library’s catalog. “Locate Title” can be found at the bottom of the blue box on the right hand side of library record page under “More Information:”. Click on the link and you are taken to a map of the library and directions to the exact stack where the book can be found

Library Newsletter Now Available
November 20, 2006
The AUS Library’s newsletter, Library News, is now available online and in print.

Library Email Service Restored
November 19, 2006
Technical problems with library email notices have been resolved and service restored. Library users will once again receive notices via email for overdue items.

Technical Problems with Library Email Notices
November 16, 2006
We are experiencing technical problems and have been unable to generate email notices for overdue items. Please check your accounts for due dates! We should have the problem fixed shortly. Questions, concerns? Please contact Maria Chaves mchaves@aus.edu

Independent Newspaper (UK) has arrived
November 7, 2006
The AUS Library has started receiving The Independent newspaper, a high-quality daily UK newspaper (excluding Sundays) featuring Robert Fisk as a regular contributor. Fisk writes regularly on Middle East issues and is highly regarded. The Independent can be found in the Periodicals area on the library’s second floor.

Library hires 30 student assistants
October 31, 2006
To continue offering the best possible library service we’ve hired 30 new student library assistants this year. This select group of students will be working at the circulation and information commons desks as well as helping with book shelving.

Library web content continues to grow
October 31, 2006
After the launch of our new website the library continues to offer more web content to help our students and faculty. Check out our recent additions that include library subject guides for engineering and psychology.
http://library.aus.edu/ResearchHelp/SubjectGuides.htm

Visitors from the Petroleum Institute
October 31, 2006
The library recently hosted a group of librarians from the Petroleum Institute. They were interested in our new facility and were especially interested in our successful Information Literacy program.
http://library.aus.edu/ResearchHelp/InformationLiteracy.htm

Library and Faculty Center collaborate to offer Ebrary Workshops
October 31, 2006
Vanessa Middleton and Imed Nsiri teamed up recently to offer two workshops for faculty demonstrating the benefits of using e-books. The library subscribes to hundreds of e-books through Ebrary and Safari Tech Books. To find them, go to the Library Catalog.

Eid Holiday Closure Announced
October 17, 2006
The Library will be closed for the Eid Holiday from Friday, October 20th to Friday, October 27th. Regular library hours will resume on Saturday, October 28th at 11:00am.

My Library Record login changes
October 17, 2006
Starting today users are now able to use their AUS email usernames and password to login to patron records to renew materials, place holds, suggest material, etc. Alumni and family patrons who do not have active AUS email accounts are requested to phone the Library Circulation Desk 06-5152256 to have library staff renew material and place holds.

Library Catalog downtime
October 8, 2006
The AUS Library Catalog will be shut down for maintenance on October 12th between the hours of 8pm and 11pm for system upgrades. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Free online access to ALL SAGE journals until October 18, 2006
September 14, 2006
Free online access to ALL SAGE journals is available until October 18, 2006! No registration is required, so start accessing articles in your discipline on SAGE Journals Online today! Search leading SAGE journals covering a wide range of subjects in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine.

Circulation Notices sent to @aus.edu email addresses
August 29, 2006
The AUS Library will soon be using the university standard of AUS email username and password to access Library patron records. In preparation of this move, all currently registered students, staff and faculty have had their patron records updated with their AUS email addresses. As a result, courtesy or overdue notices from the library will now be delivered to AUS addresses. Please note that Alumni or other external users will still receive notices to personal email addresses.

ACM Digital Library expanded subscription
August 23, 2006
The AUS Library has recently upgraded our subscription to the ACM Digital Library. In addition to the ACM Digital Library Core Package, users are now able to access material from the Digital Library Master Special Interest Group (SIG) Package which comprises of all ACM SIG newsletters in print and online. All conference proceedings are also available in full text. For a full listing of new publications received please consult the Digital Library Master Special Interest Group (SIG) Package home page.

Classroom 2 gets new computers
July 26, 2006
In keeping with our mandate of offering the best possible computing environment for our users. The library has recently upgraded Classroom 2 with 24 Dell GX620 Ultra-Small Form Factor pc’s. This Dell model features Intel’s new Core Duo processor and a wide array of other high performance computing features. This model is also the first at AUS to incorporate both the PC and 17″ monitor in one all purpose stand, thereby saving desk space for students and providing convenient access to USB ports and DVD drives.

Library Launches New Website
July 25, 2006
The AUS Library is proud to announce the launch of our new website. The new website offers improved navigation and better access to library services to create a better user experience. Many people, including students, AUS staff and library staff, were involved in delivering the final product. We welcome comments and suggestions on the website.

 

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