The Davis Memorial Library is excited to announce a new service called OneSearch which currently searches all subscription digital resources. At this time, it searches more than one hundred databases, over 44,000 journal titles, and almost 250,000 ebooks. We plan in the upcoming months to add information about the print materials held in the Library--journals and books.
OneSearch may be easily limited by content type (e.g. book, journal, etc.), discipline, or publication date. Other features include book cover art, links to chat with a librarian, and descriptions of the book or article.
Number to Library's Information Desk
Davis Memorial Library now has a phone number for the new Information Desk. Please call if you have any questions or concerns.
Circulation Desk : (910) 630-7645 Information Desk : (910) 480-8451
LibGuides at Davis Memorial Library!
Davis Memorial Library is thrilled to introduce LibGuides to the Methodist University Community! Replacing the former Subject Guides, Libguides are a wonderful addition to the library’s collection of resources. This resource, along with all of the other resources at the library, will only prove to provide a great way to conduct research at Methodist University.
Once you begin using the LibGuides from the library’s website, students and faculty will be provided easy access to resources for their classes, majors, and other interested subjects. These resources will be organized through individual webpages called guides and each subject will have their own guide.
Simply access the LibGuides from the Research Help page and click on the link LibGuides. From there you can search for your major or your subject and get entry to a list of recommended electronic resources, print resources, and anything of interest to your class or major. While there are many guides already listed, we are still adding more every day. If any subject does not appear on the LibGuide page, rest assured that the librarians and the staff are consistently adding more guides every day.
We at the library hope that you will take advantage of the LibGuides and in time, come to rely on them as a positive venue for research.
Please contact the librarians at Davis Memorial Library if you have any questions or concerns about the LibGuides!
Quick Print Station at the Library
The quick print station has been relocated beside the printer next to the student copier. From there, you can quickly pull up an already ready document and print right away before classes.
Let us know if you have any questions about the station.
New Beginnings at DML
Exciting new things are happening at Davis Memorial Library! The renovation is finally complete and with that end, comes new beginnings.
The library has now transformed into a technology hot spot, where students can use new equipment to collaborate with their classmates to make studying easier and to make information easier to convey. These collaborative learning spaces are now filled with multiple interactive monitors, a teleconferencing system, and informative TV video walls filled with news about campus and information from multiple news channels.
Davis Memorial Library is also thrilled to welcome both the Writing Center and Tutoring Services within its walls. Students will now be able to receive signature service from both the writing tutors and the tutoring staff all under one roof.
With the technology and the new departments added to the library, it has now become a place that is truly academic and practical for the faculty, students, and staff.
We at Davis Memorial Library hope that you will enjoy all of the new things happening at the library.
Library Chat Service
Get reference help without leaving your computer with DML's chat reference system, LibraryH3lp! On the left side of the website, you may have noticed the ‘chat is offline’ message. Whenever a librarian is online, that message will be replaced with an icon that you simply have to click to begin chatting with a librarian.
Chat to get help with your research for your upcoming papers or presentations, citation help, and more.
Click here for more information about the reference services at DML!
The Printed Kaleidoscope
The new issue of DML's Printed Kaleidoscope is now available online! Click on the picture of the issue on the right hand side to read about new things that are happening at the library.
Double Sided Printing at DML
New printers are now available for use at the library! These printers are able to double side print but only by setting it manually.
For Microsoft Word 2010 – Go to Print and choose ‘Print on Both Sides (flip pages on long edge)' under Settings/Pages.
For Firefox – Go to File -> Print -> Properties and choose 2-sided long edge under ‘2-sided printing’
Other programs have similar options but please ask the circulation staff for assistance if you have any questions. Thank you!
Change in Booking Policy for Library Study Rooms
All study rooms should be booked at the circulation desk. If you use a room without booking it, you run the risk of losing the room at any time to somebody that books it.
Group study rooms can be booked for a maximum of three hours.
Individual study rooms (carrels) can be booked for a maximum of two hours.
You have 15 minutes from the beginning of your booking to claim your study room. If you are not in your study room within the first 15 minutes, your booking will be canceled.
To book a group study room, there must at least two people in your group.
Computer Use Policy Reminder
Effective August 1, 2011, All patrons must have a current MU ID in order to use the library's computers. The only exception will be recent MU graduates. For one academic year after graduation, graduates will retain access to all in-house access to the library resources except off-campus database usage. We apologize for any inconvenience that this new policy may cause. However, with the large increase of incoming students the library cannot accommodate everyone.
When you are researching from off-campus, you still have access to the library's electronic resources. After you click on the name of the database (i.e. Academic Search Complete or Science Direct), you will be prompted for your email user name (everything before the @ symbol) and your email password. If you have any questions, please ask at the reference desk, call 630-7123, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library competency schedule
The schedule of sessions through April 2015 is now on the website. You can register online.
From the LibCal website, choose the month and day a library competency class is available and sign up.
All students must pass, with a grade of 70 percent or better, the Library competency before completing 60 semester hours at Methodist University.
Individualized Research Assistance
If you need extra time with a reference librarian for your research papers, register online for individualized research assistance (IRA).
IRAs involve having a one-on-one session with a librarian to help you get started on your research papers. They will guide you through the appropriate resources for your assignments and will be glad to help you with new search tactics. Register here today.