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Bi-Weekly Update

Encompass Search Is Here!

What is Encompass Search?

Encompass Search is a new research tool that helps you and your students find resources from many library catalogs and research databases quickly and easily, all from a single search box.

When should I use Encompass Search?

Encompass Search is ideal for locating:

    • Paper topics by revealing a broad overview of what’s “out there”
    • Representative quality sources (includes a peer-review limiter) in various formats
    • Interdisciplinary information by drawing on resources beyond your existing tools

How do I get to Encompass Search?

Find Encompass Search in the tab area on the library homepage ( or directly at

Library E-Reserves

Why use library e-reserves?

You want to post a large amount of a copyrighted work to your course management system (Blackboard or Moodle) but you think the amount may exceed fair use (10 percent of the work). E-reserves staff at the library will check the copyright status of the work, contact the publisher for permission if necessary, and pay necessary fees within reason. E-reserves staff will then obtain, scan, and post the requested documents to your Blackboard or Moodle account for you. Easy!

You know what titles you want to post, but you don’t have copies of them in your possession. E-reserves staff will obtain copies where possible, scan, and post to your Blackboard or Moodle account. Easy!

You don’t want to have to scan and post the documents yourself. E-reserves staff will scan and post the documents to your Blackboard or Moodle account. Easy!

How do I take advantage of this service?

Contact Jon Macasevich at

Infomaniac Tip

Consult the Copyright Genie with your routine copyright questions.

Your wish is its command! Or almost….


August 27 – December 13: Herb Block (“Herblock”) Political Cartoon Exhibit. Features the late Washington Post Cartoonist Herb Block’s work on the theme of democracy. (Level A, Trexler Library)

September 25: In honor of Banned Books Week, Prof. Brett Gary, censorship expert from NYU, will address the subject of the history of censorship as it has evolved through the last 2 centuries up to the present day: “In short, how did we get from the Comstock Laws to the ‘anything goes’ culture of the present.” Co-sponsored by the Provost, Media and Communication Dept., and Trexler Library. (12:45-1:45, Miller Forum)

October 4: A faculty panel composed of Profs. Borick, Jansen, and Malsberger will critique a selection of Herb Block’s most famous Washington Post cartoons (see exhibit announcement above). Emphasized in the critique will be cartoons from Cold War era, Herblock’s heyday. Co-sponsored by the Political Science Dept. and Trexler Library. (12:30-1:45, Periodicals Reading Room, level A, Trexler Library)

FALL LIBRARY HOURS: Monday, August 27 – Friday, December 14 (excepting Fall Break and Thanksgiving Break)

    • Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
    • Friday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    • Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    • Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.