As most of our library users have by now discovered, the Library made some modifications to its web site this past fall semester. The goal was to make the Library's web site easier to navigate for research. The most significant change was the addition of subject lists of the databases, arranged by academic major, on the Electronic Indexes page, to assist researchers in selecting databases. For example, if a student wants to know which databases are best for researching a history paper, he or she can now click on a link to Databases by Subject and click on "History" for a list of the 10 best databases to search.
Another new feature on the Electronic Indexes page is the "How To" Guides, which link to information on "how to" cite print and electronic sources, check for plagiarism, evaluate web sites and journals, use Boolean logic, and (the ever-popular) "Find My Password." Web users may also contact Ask a Librarian, our e-mail reference service, to ask reference questions online, and may also check whether the library owns a particular magazine or journal or has access to it electronically (the online equivalent of the "Yellow Book.")
The latest addition to the Electronic Indexes page is a link to the newly created page, Web Resources. This page is a collection of links selected by our librarians, arranged by subject. We've tried to include relevant links for every academic major at the University of Scranton, and have also added links for local information, jobs and careers, and free e-texts to journals and books. (We've also included some "fun stuff.")
We welcome any feedback on the changes (and indeed on any of the Library's web pages). If you have any suggestions for additions, deletions or changes, please e-mail your comments to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.