Hunt Library Spring Newsletter 2019
Since the demolition of the old library building three and a half years ago, Hunt Library has adopted the theme of change.
For the 2018 - 2019 Academic Year, CHANGE IS ____________.
- Modern collaborative space for student study
- Reservable large group study rooms
- A variety of ergonomic seating options
- A streamlined print book collection in compact shelving
- Lots of places to plug in your devices
- Quicker access to the print collection for online request fulfillment
- Streamlined purchasing for materials not currently owned by Hunt Library
- Greater emphasis on electronic books and Open Educational Resources
- Updated pathways to information and learning objects
- Now accepting requests for development of online library instruction sessions
- Research consultations via Skype for Business
- Faculty library orientation now available through CTLE
Change in Leadership
Kathleen Citro retired from the position of Library Director on January 4, after serving a total of 43 years at Hunt Library. Her many accomplishments include a successful orchestration of the library’s move into long-term temporary quarters and a tireless advocacy for library space and services during new building preparations and after.
Dr. Anne Marie Casey was welcomed back into the position of Library Director after a few years of working in ERAU-Daytona Beach administration and simultaneously promoting the Scholarly Commons institutional repository across all campuses. With her guidance, Scholarly Commons now boasts over 1.39 million downloads and almost 18,000 works.
- Scholarly Commons now hosts Open Access textbooks and course materials, as well as a growing collection of student works.
- EagleSearch now integrates with Microsoft and Google accounts for you to save your searches and run them again later. (Click on the star next to your search terms.)
- An emphasis on curating an eBook collection to support the curriculum and student research has resulted in over 160,000 eBook titles.
- Both library training modules: Library Basic Training and Evaluating Sources, were updated for content and moved to a new platform. They are now receiving record usage.
- The library website was refreshed after completion of an extensive User Experience study by Daytona Beach Human Factors students in Dr. Barbara Chaparro’s upper division courses.
- SpringerLink, a large set of peer-reviewed journals in the life sciences, biomedicine, behavioral sciences, engineering and mathematics, was added to the collection.
- Cabells, a popular database that provides journal quality metrics (“whitelist”) and a searchable list of deceptive journals (“blacklist”), was added to the collection. If a journal of interest is not found in the database, please contact Ask a Librarian for additional metrics.
- Shephard Plus, a British aerospace industry database with news, market reports, and datasets covers defense, security, unmanned and autonomous systems, and more. New users must set up an account with their ERAU email address.
- AUVSI Unmanned Systems and Robotics Database offers profiles of air, ground, and maritime unmanned systems in use around the world. Follow the instructions for new users.
Changes to Daytona Beach Services
- In response to student needs, the library is now open until 7:00 p.m. on Fridays.
- Library instruction is now offered online, in your classroom, or in the new library instruction room, SU 428.
- A small collection of laptops are available for supplementing a BYOD (bring your own device) library instruction session.
- The Borrow Desk offers a few laptops with Windows 10 for faculty/staff checkout.
- The process for collecting student theses and dissertations has been streamlined to be more user-friendly.
So, you need to start that big research paper and staring at a blank screen isn't helping. You're stressing out because you don't even know where to begin! Your instructor wants you to use credible academic sources. Should you take advantage of library resources, or stick to searching Google? What difference does it make, anyway?
Google is fast and easy. But you want this paper to soar above the rest. With Google you're surrounded by sources you can't always trust. and facts you can't always verify. Even though you find interesting stuff, the most valuable information often remains up out of sight or locked for "subscribers only" with price tags. In a situation like this, you should turn to: The Library.
Embry-Riddle's Hunt Library gives you easy access to a wide range of academic resources, a giant selection of free verified sources that you won't find just searching the web. And you can access these online resources from wherever you are. Prefer a print book? Worldwide students can request delivery of books from the library's collection.
Hunt Library offers several time savers. One is EagleSearch, which you can use to search several library research databases at a time. You can easily limit search results to scholarly journal with a single click and further limit by date or many other criteria. Another big time-saver is the Ask a Librarian service. Librarians can help you design search strategies and navigate the best resources available. Or try the self-help tools they've posted online: Research Guides, video tutorials, and more to acquaint you with potential resources and search strategies.
There are tools waiting to be used, great sources waiting to be discovered and people ready to help. So take advantage and start getting the information you need from a source you can trust: Hunt Library.
Faculty Library Links
Office delivery of library materials (contact info.)
Suggest a Purchase (form)
Research Databases (filter by subject)
Online Journals (searchable title list)