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2011

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Celebrate the Holidays Mary Washington Style” Exhibit Currently on Display, November 22 – December 20, 2011

Time: Exhibit open during regular Simpson Library hours
Location: Simpson Library, 2nd floor

StockingsFrom the college’s opening in September, 1911, Mary Washington students have been celebrating the winter holidays on campus in various ways. Whether they are freshmen struggling through their first semester or veterans of the college experience with graduation on the horizon, students annually come together with their Mary Washington friends and family to enjoy the holidays on campus.

Holiday photographs, yearbooks, newspapers, and artifacts from the collections of the University Archives, the Hillel Club, the James Farmer Multicultural Center, and Professor Esther Yook are on display in the exhibit.

Mary Washington students gather around a Christmas tree to prepare stockings for an orphanage in Fredericksburg, 1942.

 

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

UMW Libraries Will Have Reduced Service Hours During Week Of Thanksgiving

On Tuesday, November 22, Simpson Library will close at 5 P.M. and remain closed until 8 A.M. on Monday, November 28. The Stafford Campus Library will be closed on Wednesday, November 23, and remain closed until 1 P.M. on Monday November 28.

 

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Apple iPads, Digital Cameras, and Video Cameras Available For Loan

iPad

UMW Libraries is pleased to announce the Apple iPad 2 is now available for loan. The iPads are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for a 7-day loan period. A wide variety of Apps come pre-installed on each iPad, ranging from games to reference material. Each library also has Canon PowerShot S95 digital cameras and Kodak Zi8 Pocket video cameras. Please visit the Circulation Desk at either library for more information.

 

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Simpson Library will be closed on Tuesday October 18, Stafford Campus Library will be open normal hours

The Simpson Library wll be closed for an in-service day on Tuesday, October 18. The Stafford Campus Library will be open normal business hours.

 

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Learn how to use Zotero, a free citation program, at Simpson Library’s drop-in workshops

Zotero is a free software program that helps you organize your research and cite your sources. Come to the Simpson Library classroom (room 225) for a free 45-minute introduction to Zotero, at 11 AM on Tuesday, October 25th or Wednesday, October 26th. We’ll show you how to automatically generate bibliographies with just a few clicks. Bring your own laptop, or borrow one of ours. No registration required, just drop in.

Zotero logo

 

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Simpson Library Open House Sept. 24 10AM-Noon: Games, Food, & Prizes

To celebrate Family Weekend, Simpson Library is hosting an open house from 10AM until Noon on Saturday, September 24. Come meet the library staff, play games, win prizes, and enjoy snacks and refreshments.

 

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Reflections of 9/11: UMW Students Remember exhibit on display at Simpson Library through November 11, 2011

Art

Date: September 11 – November 11, 2011
Time: Exhibit open during regular Simpson Library hours
Location: Simpson Library, 2nd floor

Reflections of 9/11: UMW Students Remember
“Scars ran deep, and students knew a part of their lives had changed forever.” Battlefield, 2002

The exhibit, Reflections of 9/11: UMW Students Remember, recalls through quotes, art, and literature how University of Mary Washington students felt after the events of September 11, 2001. Materials are taken from the September 13th issue of the Bullet and art and literature created in 2005 for a campus students arts contest entitled, Being American after 9/11.

Wreckage by Stacy Elizabeth Wilson
Graphite, acrylic, and ink

 

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

UMW Libraries Launches UMW Libraries LibGuides For Subject, Course, and Help Guides

UMW Libraries is happy to announce the launch of UMW Libraries LibGuides. UMW Libraries LibGuides provides research assistance, high-quality resources, and other course-related information to help you in your studies. Additional guides and features will be added during the school year.

 

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Chicago Cubs exhibit, “Before They Were Loveable Losers: The Pennant-Winning Chicago Cubs,” opens Sept. 1 at Simpson Library

CubsDate: September 1 – October 14, 2011
Time: Exhibit open during regular Simpson Library hours
Location: Simpson Library, 1st floor, Lobby

An exhibit of books and photographs on the Chicago Cubs will be on display at Simpson Library until October 14, 2011. Titled “Before They Were Loveable Losers: The Pennant-Winning Chicago Cubs,” the exhibit details noteworthy events in the team’s history, particularly its National League pennants from 1929 through 1945. It also examines the careers of some of the notable ballplayers on those teams.

Jack Bales, Reference and Humanities Librarian at the University of Mary Washington and compiler of the exhibit, said that although “world champions” is a term not often associated with the Cubs, “various teams and players over the years have nonetheless either made their marks on baseball history, or, at the very least, achieved some degree of enviable success.” In 1906, for example, the Cubs won 116 games and lost only 36, still a major league record. The World Series winners of 1907 and 1908 featured baseball’s most celebrated double-play combination: Joe Tinker to Johnny Evers to Frank Chance.

Some of the players whom Bales features include Hall of Famer Hack Wilson, who, as one sportswriter said, “was built like a beer keg, and not entirely unfamiliar with its contents.” Wilson batted in 191 runs in 1930, a record that will probably never be broken. Another player is catcher Leo “Gabby” Hartnett, whose hit on September 28, 1938, as darkness was descending on Wrigley Field, resulted in the Cubs’ most famous home run, the “homer in the gloamin’.” One exhibit case is devoted to Babe Ruth’s “called shot” in the 1932 World Series, in which Ruth supposedly pointed to center field before hitting a long home run.
Bales also incorporates some of his own Cubs research into the displays. He recently said that he has been researching and writing about the Cubs for only a few years, “so every October the decades-old mantra of ‘wait till next year’ still raises my spirits with bright-eyed hopefulness, not lowers them with bone-weary cynicism.”

 

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Library Systems Going Offline In Preparation For Hurricane Irene

In preparation for Hurricane Irene, all library related systems (such as the library catalog, remote authentication, Interlibrary loan) will be taken offline the evening of Friday August 26. Library systems will be restored as soon possible (provided the Fredericksburg campus has power, network connectivity, and other services) on or after Monday August 29, 2011. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.e.

 

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Simpson Library closed with planned service interruption on Monday, July 25

Simpson Library will be closed on Monday July 25 due to a scheduled power outage. This outage will affect many services, such as the library catalog, remote database authentication/access, and phone service. The Stafford Campus Library will be open normal hours.

 

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

New Online Databases

Several new online databases have been added to the UMW Libraries collection.

Dictionary of Literary Biography contains biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of literary figures from all eras and genres.

Literature Criticism Online is a compilation of literary criticisms covering “centuries of critiques on authors and their works that span all time periods, types of literature and regions.” Includes 19th centruary literature criticism, literature criticism from 1400-1800, classical and medieval literature criticism, drama criticism, Shakespearean criticism, poetry criticism, children’s literature review, and short story criticism.

Something About the Author Online includes biographical profiles of 75 children’s authors and artists. Covers over 12,000 award winners plus authors and illustrators starting their careers. “Personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, and additional sources” are included in submissions.

 

Monday, June 27th, 2011

UMW Digital Archive Temporarily Unavailable

Due to a power outage at the Simpson Library the UMW Digital Archive is temporarily offline. We hope to have it back online as soon as possible. Access to the archive has been restored as of July 14, 2011.

 

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

UMW’s Aubade Now Online

Aubade, the University of Mary Washington’s arts and literature magazine, is now available online.

The site allows for multiple methods of research. The user can page through a magazine choosing the “read online” option, download the entire magazine in PDF format, and search the full text version.

This exciting project was made possible through the LYRASIS Mass Digitization Collaborative, a Sloan Foundation grant-subsidized program, LYRASIS’ scanning partner Internet Archive, and UMW Libraries. LYRASIS is the nation’s largest regional non-profit membership organization serving libraries. Through this collaborative partnership, digitization is easier and affordable for libraries and cultural institutions across the country.

 

Thursday, MAY 26th, 2011

New online collection: Contemporary Women’s Issues

Contemporary Women’s Issues (CWI), a multidisciplinary, full-text database that brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, “gray” literature, and the alternative press — with a focus on the critical issues and events that influence women’s lives in more than 190 countries. Contemporary Women’s Issues includes English-language titles from East and West Africa, Asia, and South and Central America, the Caribbean, North America and Europe.

 

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Library Catalog Down For Maintenance

You may experience periods of unresponsiveness during this time. It will be back up as soon as possible.

 

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

New online collection: American History in Video

American History in Video provides one of the largest collections of video available online for the study of American history. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. This release now provides 5,752 titles, equaling approximately 1,482 hours.

 

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

All library materials are due on or before April 29

Don’t let unexpected charges put a damper on your graduation or summer vacation. A $75 replacement charge, plus a $10 processing fee, plus any applicable late fees, will be posted to your student account for each item not returned by April 29. Make sure your account is clear. Stay at the desk until all your materials are checked in.

 

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Simpson Library: Now on Facebook!

FacebookWith the launch of the new Simpson Library Facebook page, both UMW libraries are now on Facebook. Check out the Simpson Library and Stafford Campus Library pages, and click “Like” to add us to your news feed. We’ll be posting library news and events, plus tips and tricks to help you use the library like a pro.

 

Thursday, February 16th, 2011

UMW libraries Publishes James Farmer and the Freedom Rides: A Research Guide

Freedom Rides logo

The guide lists sources of information about James Farmer. It is presented in conjunction with UMW’s 50th Anniversary Commemoration of James Farmer and the Freedom Rides. UMW Libraries encourages everyone to use the resources to learn about James Farmer’s outstanding life and achievements.

A PDF version of the research guide is also available for download.

 

 

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Celebrate Black History Month & The Legacy of Black Writers

Black HistoryOver the last two hundred years, black writers have contributed vibrant and important works to American literature. Today new generations of black authors are emerging, strengthened by the legacy of such early writers as Phyllis Wheatley, the first slave to write a major literary work, and James Baldwin whose writings made a powerful impression on the Civil Rights voices of the 1960s. UMW Libraries has a rich collection of African-American literature and history, so stop in and check out a great read. For more information on Black History Month events on campus click here.

Date: February 1 –February 28, 2011
Location: Simpson Library, 2nd Floor
Time: Exhibit open during regular Simpson Library hours

Artwork courtesy of Johnny Johnson

2010

Wednesday, December 1st 2010

The Battlefield (Yearbook) Goes Digital! Battlefield 1913

UMW Libraries is pleased to announce the digitization of the university’s yearbook The Battlefield. Volumes from 1913-2010 are now in full color and searchable from cover-to-cover. The public can view the digital format of The Battlefield online through the Internet Archive.

Alumni and the campus community will have ready access to former college days through these online volumes with pages relating to sports, clubs, faculty members, advertisements, and Mary Washington traditions. Campus and historical events affecting students and the local community can now also be easily researched online. Only editions for 1908-1912 and 1918 are unavailable online as The Battlefield was not published during those years.

The site allows for multiple methods of researching the history of the university. The user can page through a book choosing the “read online” option, download the entire yearbook in PDF format, and search the full text version.

This exciting project was made possible through the LYRASIS Mass Digitization Collaborative, a Sloan Foundation grant-subsidized program, LYRASIS’ scanning partner Internet Archive, and UMW Libraries. LYRASIS is the nation’s largest regional non-profit membership organization serving libraries. Through this collaborative partnership, digitization is easier and affordable for libraries and cultural institutions across the country.

 

Tuesday, November 30th 2010

Myriad Patterns of Learning: The Quilt in our Collections

QuiltQuilts make an excellent topic for interdisciplinary research. A quilt theme is a great way to integrate art, history, or writing. Quilts’ intricate patterns even offer an exploration of math’s geometric shapes and colors. UMW Libraries have a range of source materials for researching whatever aspect of quilts you find interesting. Quilt-themed books and journals will be on display at Simpson Library through January 15, 2011. Additional resources on quilts at UMW Libraries

Time: Exhibit open during regular Simpson Library hours
Location: Simpson Library, 1st floor, Lobby

 

Wednesday, October 20th 2010

UMW Names University Librarian

UMW is pleased to announce that Rosemary Huff Arneson has been selected as the librarian for the University of Mary Washington.  Read the official press release here.

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, 2010

Celebrate Latino Identities Month @ Simpson Library

Pura Belpre MedalA varied array of library resources, highlighting Latino American experiences, their culture, accomplishments, and contemporary issues, is on display through October 15 at Simpson Library. The display includes Pura Belpre award winning books selected from our children’s literature collection. Belpre was the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library, and since 1996 the American Library Association annually presents the award to the Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best “portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.”

Date: September 15 – October 15, 2010
Time: Exhibit open during regular Simpson Library hours
Location: Simpson Library, 2nd Floor

 

MONDAY, MARCH 8TH, 2010

Body Image Across Time and Place

Women’s History Month Exhibit: Body Image Across Time and Place

This intriguing exhibit takes its viewers on a visual journey across America and international locales to examine the changes in perceptions of women through the years. Selections from the Simpson Library collection launch the viewer on this exciting trip in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Date: March 1-31, 2010
Time: Exhibit open during regular Simpson Library hours
Location: Simpson Library, 2nd Floor

2009

Monday, November 30th 2009

Simpson Library Hours for Reading Days and Exam Week

Simpson Library will be open 24/7 from Midnight on Thursday, December 3 through 7 pm on Friday, December 11. Your EagleOne Card must be presented to remain in, or to enter the building, during non-service hours.

Circulation and Reference services will be provided during the following hours:

Thursday, December 3rd 8 am – Midnight
Friday, December 4th 8 am – 7 pm
Saturday, December 5th 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday, December 6th 10 am – Midnight
Monday, December 7th – Thursday, December 10th 8 am – Midnight
Friday, December 11th 8 am – 7 pm

Also see Simpson Library Hours and CGPS Stafford Library Hours.

 

Monday, November 23rd 2009

Notice of Project Suspension

Due to staffing shortages and financial constraints, UMW Libraries has temporarily suspended the Archives @ UMW Papers and Projects digitization project. While students may still submit papers for inclusion in Archives @ UMW, papers will be held and not be made publicly available in the digital archive until the project resumes. Papers submitted in past semesters are also being held until the project resumes.

Please direct questions and comments about this project to Carolyn Parsons, Special Collections Librarian, at 540-654-1752 or cparsons@umw.edu.

 

Wednesday, October 21st 2009

June 1903 cover Harpers Bazar

Fall Exhibits at Simpson Library

“The Useful and the Beautiful”: Harper’s Bazaar, 1867-2009
and “Manuals of Domestic Economy” curated by Professor Kevin McCluskey, Department of Theatre and Dance.

The exhibits highlight early editions of Harper’s Bazaar, America’s first fashion magazine, and 19th and 20th century domestic manuals from Simpson Library’s collections.

October 21 – December 11, 2009: Monday – Thursday, 8 AM – Midnight, Friday, 8 AM – 7 PM, Saturday, 11 AM – 5 PM and Sunday, 12 PM – Midnight

 

 

Thursday, October 15th 2009

Celebrate Archives Month in Virginia!

 

Monday, September 14th 2009

To Choose Our Better

Did you miss Zoterofest 2009? Watch recordings of the presentations:

Need help using Zotero? See the support section of our Zotero page for more information. Also see Zotero @ UMW, a resource highlighting uses of Zotero at UMW.

 

Friday, September 11th 2009

Zoterofest

10 a.m. in Lee Hall Room 411A: Zotero Demonstration Session with Trevor Owens of Zotero (click to see recorded presention)
2 p.m. in Lee Hall Room 411A: Zotero Demonstration Session with Trevor Owens of Zotero (click to see recorded presention)
3 p.m. in Lee Hall Room 411A: The Future of the Digital University by Dan Cohen, Director of Zotero (click to see recorded presention)

What Is Zotero?

Zotero is a free, easy to use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. Save citations and create bibliographies right where you work – in your web browser! See our Zotero page for more information.

 

Monday, August 17th 2009

The CGPS Stafford Library will be offering two open lab sessions for faculty interested in learning more about library resources and services.  Reference Librarian Paul Boger and Library Manager Jami Bryan will offer a brief introduction to the many resources and services available to faculty and students through UMW Libraries.  During each informal session, Paul and Jami will be on hand to answer questions and to offer individual help to Faculty in using our resources and services.

Please join us on Monday, August 17th from 5pm to 6pm and on Tuesday, August 18th from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in North Building Lab 123.

 

Thursday, July 16th 2009

The UMW Libraries’ online catalog may be temporarily unavailable on Thursday, July 16th as we make necessary upgrades to the catalog software. If you need asssistance locating materials, please contact the Reference Desk at Simpson Library (540-654-1148 or refdesk@umw.edu) or the CGPS Stafford Library (540-286-8025, cgpslib@umw.edu or Ask the CGPS Library).

 

Monday, June 15th 2009

The UMW Libraries’ online catalog will be temporarily unavailable starting Monday, June 15th, Tuesday, June 16th and Wednesday, June 17th as we make necessary upgrades to the catalog software. If you need asssistance locating materials, please contact the Reference Desk at Simpson Library (540-654-1148 or refdesk@umw.edu) or the CGPS Stafford Library (540-286-8025, cgpslib@umw.edu or Ask the CGPS Library).

 

Wednesday, March 11th 2009

Simpson Library’s 20th Birthday Bash!

Simpson Library Birthday InviteCelebrate Simpson Library’s 20th birthday from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2009 in the Simpson Library lobby. Be sure to wear your favorite 80′s outfit and enter our costume contest. Enjoy refreshments, music, contests, prize drawings, giveaways, etc. Come early and put your name in the box to win door prizes.

BE THERE!

Come see the Exhibit: Simpson Library Celebrates 20 Years, 1989-2009
Dates: March 11- May 31, 2009 - Extended through July 31, 2009!

 

 

 

Monday, March 2 2009

Spring Break Holiday

Due to the University’s Spring Break Holiday on Monday, March 2nd, both Simpson Library and the CGPS Stafford Library will be closed. Simpson Library will also observe shorter hours during Spring Break Week. Regular hours for Simpson Library resume on Monday, March 9th. The CGPS Stafford Library will resume regular hours on Tuesday, March 3rd.

 

2008

Thursday, October 23 2008

YouthMary Washington students participate in the campus “Strike” rally, 1970

Peace, Protests, and Politics: Photographs of an Era, 1967-1972

Exhibit: Simpson Library, Special Collections, Second Floor

Dates: October 22, 2008 – January 15, 2009

Retired UMW professor Dan Dervin captures a five year period of our country’s history in this exhibition of his photographs and narrative, It All Began with the Pentagon March. Dervin joined Mary Washington’s English Department in 1967 and continued to teach for thirty years.

For more information, call 654-1752.

 

Monday, October 13 2008

Full text databases. Online books. Personal research help. Video tutorials. Online Research Guides.

Come see what your library can do for you!

WHEN: Monday, October 20 through Thursday, October 23 from 4:30pm-6:00pm
WHERE: CGPS North, 2nd floor lounge

The CGPS Library staff invites you to join us for light refreshments at this free informational event.

 

Thursday, September 25 2008

Vote

The last day to register is fast approaching and Simpson Library is rockin’ the vote! Come register, request an absentee ballot, and see our colorful and informative exhibits on the Presidential candidates and their running mates, presented by the UMW College Republicans and the UMW Young Democrats. Find out how you can register and vote in Fredericksburg if you live on campus. Take a look at some of the historical and official government resources we have on Federal elections. Want to register or request an absentee ballot online? Visit one of these websites:

  • secure.johnmccain.com/ActionCenter/registertovote/information.aspx

The deadline to deliver or postmark your registration form for Virginia is October 6! The deadline to request, fill out, and return an absentee ballot is October 28!  Other states may have even earlier deadlines.  Don’t delay!

 

Monday, August 18 2008

We are finishing the last of the updates to the catalog software. The catalog will be back later today.

 

Friday, August 15 2008

Both Simpson Library and the CGPS Stafford Library will be closed Friday, August 15th. Both libraries will reopen on Monday, August 18th.

 

Thursday, August 14 2008

Library online catalog services will be temporarily unavailable Thursday, August the 14th and Friday the 15th as we make necessary upgrades to the catalog software. We hope to have all services restored by the weekend. Please watch this space and the library homepage for any further updates.

 

Friday, August 8 2008

Some library web services may be temporarily unavailable this afternoon as we make routine upgrades to our web server. Only access to the catalog should be affected. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Tuesday, June 8 2008

Library catalog services are temporarily unavailable. We expect them to be back later today. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Friday, June 27 2008

Around noon today library services will be temporarily unavailable. This includes access to the catalog and online databases. We do not anticipate this being a long outage. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Friday, June 27 2008

All library services have been restored. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Thursday, June 26 2008

Due to a power failure on the Fredericksburg campus, some library services, including ILLIAD and the UMW Libraries Catalog, are currently unavailable. Off-campus access to databases and journals has also been affected. On-campus access is limited – please use the links on our Downtime page to access databases from on-campus. Please contact the CGPS Stafford Library at 540-286-8025, cgpslib@umw.edu, or via Ask the CGPS Library, for assistance. It is anticipated that access to these services and resources will not be restored until Friday, June 27th.

 

Monday, June 16 2008

Via our participation in the VIVA ( http://www.vivalib.org/ ) consortium, UMW Libraries are pleased to offer access to the following databases: Academic Search Complete; Alt HealthWatch; Associates Program Source; Business Source Complete; Communications & Mass Media Complete; Computers & Applied Sciences Complete; Consumer Health Complete; Economia 7 Negocios; Education Research Complete; Environment Complete; Fuente Academica; Health Source – Consumer Edition; Health Source – Nursing/Academic; Hospitality & Tourism; Humanities International Complete; Legal Collection; MasterFile Premier; MedicLatina; Military & Government Collection; Salud en Espanol; Newspaper Source Plus; Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection; Regional Business News; Religion and Philosophy Collection; Vente et Gestion; and Women’s Studies International.

Please see the Databases A-Z ( http://sites.umw.edu/library/research/az/a.php ) and Databases by Subject ( http://sites.umw.edu/library/research/databases_by_subject/default.php ) listings for more information about and to access these new databases.

UMW Libraries’ subscriptions to the following databases ended on June 30th: Academic Onefile; Business & Company Resource Center; Computer Database; Educator’s Reference Complete; Expanded Academic ASAP; Gale Powersearch; General Business File ASAP; General Onefile; General Reference Center Gold; Health & Wellness Resource Center; and Health Reference Center Academic. Access to these databases, which had been available via our participation in the VIVA ( http://www.vivalib.org/ ) consortium, will not be available after June 30th.

 

Tuesday, April 1 2008

All library materials are due on or before May 2nd. A $75 replacement charge, plus a $10 processing fee, plus any applicable late fees, will be posted to your Student Account for each item not returned by May 2nd. Books due to the CGPS Stafford Library must be returned by 3pm on May 3rd.

 

Monday, March 10 2008

La Maschera della DonnaLa Maschera della onna, Feminine Masks in the Traditional Carnival of Piedmont, Italy

Photo Exhibition, March 10-30, 2008

Edited by Michele F. Fontefrancesco (UMW), this exhibition collects photos, taken by Piercarlo Grimaldi (Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche) and by Davide Porporato (Università del Piemonte Orientale), of diverse women’s masks used today in nine feasts of Piedmont, a region whose folkloric importance was made known with works and expositions of national and internationally relevance.

The exhibit, sponsored by Simpson Program in Medieval Studies, Modern Foreign Language Department, UMW: Italian Studies, UMW Women’s History Month, Università Piemonte Orientale: Facoltà Lettere e Filosofia a and Simpson Library gives its visitors the opportunity to meet part of the Italian
culture that generally is not known.

 

Monday, March 3 2008

Simpson Library will observe shortened hours and weekend closings during Spring Break Week (Saturday, March 1st through Sunday, March 9th) and will be closed on Monday, March 3rd for the University’s Spring Break Holiday. Please see Simpson Library’s Hours for hours and closings during Spring Break.

The CGPS Stafford Library will observe regular hours through Sunday, March 2nd, will be closed on Monday, March 3rd for the University’s Spring Break Holiday, and will resume regular hours on Tuesday, March 4th.

 

Thursday, February 28 2008

Ceramics II: Work From Fall 2007

Ceramics

The pieces in this display are from Lorene Nickel’s upper level ceramics class. All of the students were in their second or third semester of ceramics and began to develop distinctive styles of working with clay. Some of the pieces are functional, and others are purely sculptural. A few pieces, such as Madeline Lyerly’s series, “Split Cups,” are influenced by the tradition of ceramic utilitarian vessels, but are not actually meant for use. Several of the pieces, including Patricia Collins’ “Ode to Odundo,” were made as part of an assignment to study a ceramic artist. The students each researched an artist, then either copied one of the artists’ pieces or made a piece influenced by that artist.

Untitled by Steph Smith pictured at left.

 

Monday, February 4 2008

Special Collections

February 1 – May 15, 2008

The exhibition will highlight documents and artifacts from the university’s 100-year history, as well as showcase gems from the library’s rare book collection.

Among the UMW historical items on display will be the shovel used in the institution’s first groundbreaking ceremony on December 14, 1909, the first commencement program from 1912 and James Farmer’s Presidential Medal of Freedom certificate.

The exhibit also will include a copy of the 1922 edition of the student newspaper “The Bullet,” the 1913 student yearbook “Battlefield” and memorabilia from Mary Washington’s renowned marching band.

The rare book collection, begun in 1963, consists primarily of 17th- and 18th-century volumes of literature and science, examples of the bookman’s art from a variety of fine presses, and first editions from literary figures such as James Joyce, Ellen Glasgow, Willa Cather, Eudora Welty and William B. Yeats. Items on display will include an 1892Kelmscott Press volume of “The Golden Legend,” printed in Golden type on handmade paper and illustrated with beautiful woodcuts; a 1602 copy of “The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer,” formerly owned by past UMW President Grellet Simpson; and Charles Dickens’ “Bleak House” in its original parts.

For more information, call the Simpson Library at (540) 654-1752.

 

2007

Monday, November 19 2007

The catalog keyword search can be found HERE. You can also search the catalog by clicking on “Basic Search” or “Keyword Search” from the banner at the top of the page.

If you are trying to find articles please look HERE.

 

Thursday, November 8 2007

UMW Libraries presents ShowMe!

Popcorn in the lobby?  Is it the library or the multiplex? YouTube or YourUniversity?  Join us and find out when UMW Libraries presents the world premieres of our new ShowMe! 24/7 online help videos.

Drop by for a sneak peek and free popcorn on Sunday, November 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Simpson Library Lobby or Thursday, November 8, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the CGPS South Building Lobby.

ShowMe! videos, produced by UMW librarians, guide users step-by-step through finding articles, locating books, and tracking down information in the UMW Libraries and through the Libraries’ website. Currently more than a dozen ShowMe! videos are available for viewing. Individual videos are designated in context on the Libraries’ website with the ShowMe! icon. All videos are available on the ShowMe! page at www.umw.edu/showme.

For more information call Jami Bryan, CGPS Library Manager, at 540-286-8057 or jbryan@umw.edu, or Charlotte Johnson Jones, Social Sciences Librarian, at 540-654-1742 or cjjones@umw.edu.

 

Saturday, October 20 2007

Student Honors Research at UMW: A History of Excellence
Simpson Library Special Collections Exhibit, October 20th – December 15th

Saturday, October 20th 1:00 – 3:00
Exhibit Opening and Alumni Reception, Simpson Library Special Collections, Second Floor
Library staff will be available to assist alumni and students in researching and viewing honors theses. Refreshments will be served

 

Friday, October 12 2007

Through the weekend of the 13th and 14th the library may experience temporary lapses in service. This includes our network access, access to library catalogs and databases as well as printing. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Friday, September 28 2007

Constitution Week may be over, but the Constitution is working for us every day. You can still visit our Constitution Week Exhibit on the 2nd floor through October 15!

 

Monday, September 24 2007

Veteran's Day Parade Raleigh, NC 2006Latino Life in the South: a photographic exhibition by Pulitzer Prize-winner José Galvez

September 24—October 1, 2007 Simpson Library

Join us Monday, September 24 for an opening reception at
10:30AM and a discussion with the artist at 11:00AM
Room 225, SIMPSON LIBRARY

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 19 2007

In Print Exhinit

UMW Libraries and the University Bookstore invite you to stop by and see their displays for In Print: 100 Years of Faculty and Staff Publications. Each site is showcasing various publications throughout the University’s 100 year history. Simpson Library’s exhibit highlights publications from the founding years of Mary Washington to its most recent award winners. CGPS Library at the Stafford campus focuses on materials published by the graduate school faculty and staff since 1999. The UMW Bookstore has a “Spotlight on Faculty” section of current titles supplementing their regular faculty, staff, and alumni books.

The exhibitions will be on view from September 15 through December 15. For more information, call (540) 654-1752.

 

Monday, August 20 2007

Would you like to feel more confident when you come to the library? Take a Simpson Library mp3 tour. All you need is a computer or mp3 player. Click here to download or learn more.

 

Wednesday, August 15 2007

The recarpeting of Simpson Library is officially complete. All floors and stacks are now open to the public. Thank you for your patience during this process.

 

Wednesday, August 1 2007

Friday August 3rd Simpson Library will be experiencing intermittent network outages. While this should not affect our services such as the catalog and online databases, our wireless network and our public access terminals will be affected.

 

Tuesday, July 31 2007

Databases and online journals are now accessible both on and off campus. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Tuesday, July 31 2007

Due to technical difficulties the databases and journals are currently unavailable to anyone off campus. Availability to those on campus is limited. Please contact the Reference Desk in person, at 540-654-1148 or contact the library webmaster here for assistance with on campus access. Please check this section for updates.

 

Monday, July 30 2007

The shelves on the second floor are now open to the public. The third floor shelves are still closed. If you need a book from the third floor, please ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.

 

Tuesday, July 24 2007

All shelves on the second and third floor are closed. If you need a book, please ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.

 

Tuesday, July 17 2007

All services and shelves are now available on the first floor. The shelves on the second floor are still wrapped in plastic. If you need a book from the second floor, please ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.

 

Monday, July 16 2007

As of this morning, the shelves on the second floor are wrapped in plastic to prevent dust and other debris from the carpeting project from damaging the books. If you need a book from the second floor, please seek assistance from the staff at the Circulation desk on the first floor.

 

Monday, July 9 2007

Simpson Library will be experiencing a number of disruptions of service for the next six or seven weeks because of the re-carpeting of the library. The installation will occur one floor at a time. The stacks will be shrink wrapped to protect the books and shelving from the fine dust created by the removal of the 20-year-old carpet. Access to the shrink-wrapped portions of the collection will be very limited.

Currently the Reference Desk, Circulation Desk, as well as the second and third floors of the collection are open. The periodicals, microfilm, microfiche, reference books and computers on the first floor are not accessible at this time.

Please check back regularly. As the work progresses this page will be updated.

 

Tuesday, June 19 2007

Simpson library is closed today. Library catalog and database services are available. Interlibrary loan is still currently unavailable.

 

Monday, June 18 2007

Some Library Services Unavailable, Simpson Library closing at 11AM

An air conditioner failure at Simpson Library has made it necessary for some library servers to be shut down. Some library services, including InterLibrary Loan, will be unavailable until further notice. As of 4PM on Monday, June 18th, access to the Library’s catalog and online databases is available, but there may be interruptions to those services this evening or in the morning.

Simpson Library will close at 11AM on Monday June 18th. The CGPS Stafford Library will remain open for normal operating hours.

 

Monday, June 11 2007

Due to air conditioner failure, the Simpson Library will have the following hours until the issue is resolved:

Monday – Thursday: 8am – 1pm
Friday: 8am – 12pm

 

Sunday, April 8 2007

Simpson Library Hours Changed

For Sunday, April 8th Simpson Library will be open from 7pm to Midnight. Regular hours will resume on Monday, April 9th at 8am.

 

Monday, March 26 – Friday, march 30, 2007

Great Book Giveaway

Throughout the week of March 26th, UMW Libraries will be offering to the public books that have recently been withdrawn from the Libraries’ collections. We are also including donations of personal books from Library staff members and private individuals.

Materials are withdrawn from the Libraries’ collections only after careful review by the Collection Development Librarian, the subject specialists, and the faculty within the particular discipline. Many matters are taken into consideration during this review; for example, physical condition, items replaced by fresher copies, multiple copies and items determined by subject specialists and faculty to be out-of-date or superceded by more current information.

Beginning early Monday morning, book trucks will be located along the front wall of the Simpson Library. At the CGPS Stafford Library, book trucks will be located near the Library’s front doors during opening hours. Please come by and browse!

 

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) System unavailable Jan. 31, 2007

Due to maintenance and upgrades on the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) System, it will be unavailable on January 31, 2007 for submission of electronic requests and retrieval of delivered articles. This planned outage will affect Interlibrary Loan service on both campuses. If you have been notified that ILL book materials are ready for you to pick up or if you have items to renew or return, these activities will continue as usual at both library locations. Please plan accordingly and we do apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Monday, February 5, 2007

Long Struggle

The Long Struggle
by Johnny P. Johnson

18th National African-American Read-In
Monday, February 5

Simpson Library,
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
CGPS Stafford Library,
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Faculty, staff, and students will join community members in reading selected poems and passages by African-American writers. Participants may read from a book by their favorite African-American author for five to ten minutes as part of the effort to join readers nationwide. Refreshments will be served.

Read-Ins are sponsored annually by the National Council of Teachers of English to honor African-American authors and to
promote literacy as a significant part of Black History Month.

2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

Banned Book Week 2006BANNED BOOKS WEEK
September 23 -30, 2006

Celebrate your Freedom to Read!
Come See the “Banned and Challenged Books” Exhibit
Simpson Library, Second Floor
Banned Book Week Activities at the University of Mary Washington

Come see displays on banned/challenged books in Simpson Library and the UMW Bookstore.

Google has also put together a list of 42 classic books that have been challenged or banned: http://books.google.com/googlebooks/banned/

Open Mic Night!
Tuesday, September 26 (9-10 pm)
Come read from a book (for example, any of the Harry Potter series) which has been challenged, restricted, removed, or banned somewhere in the United States! Come hear Ray Tuttle read a children’s book or two! Suggested book lists are available from the Office of Judicial Affairs and Community Responsibility, Simpson Library, and from the UMW Bookstore. (In choosing your reading material, please be sensitive to the University’s Statement of Community Values.)
Location: The Wash Room

Movie Night!
Wednesday, September 27 (6:30-9 pm)
Embracing the First Amendment might mean tolerating forms of expression with which we might not agree, and might even find repugnant. For many Americans, no better demonstration of this principle can be found than in the life of Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine. Milos Forman’s 1996 film The People vs. Larry Flynt takes a hard but engaging look at the publisher and his milieu. Come see and discuss this 130 minute movie, which stars Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, and Edward Norton.
Location: Chandler 102

Scavenger Hunt!
To celebrate Banned Book Week Sept. 25 -30, 2006, the UMW Bookstore, Simpson Library and Judicial Affairs Committee are sponsoring a campus scavenger hunt. Pick up a copy of the scavenger list and the rules at the Bookstore, on or after Monday, Sept. 25, 2006. All correct complete lists will be entered in a drawing. The grand prize will be a $25.00 UMW Bookstore Gift Card!

Bookmarks, buttons, t-shirts, and other nifty things will be given away at these events! Come and celebrate the First Amendment!

 

THURSDAY, September 20, 2006

Stafford Campus

History of CGPS Display at the CGPS Stafford Library

Come see our History of CGPS display between now and December 16th, 2006.  This display covers the history of the University of Mary Washington’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies from its foundation as the James Monroe Center to its recent addition of a second building.

posted by UMW Libraries | 9/20/2006 03:30:00 PM

 

Thursday, June 1, 2006

Travel Exhibit

posted by UMW Libraries | 6/1/2006 04:16:00 PM

 

Friday, May 12, 2006

Media at Mary Washington

The Student Media Council presents:
Media at Mary Washington
April 1 – June 4, 2006
Exhibit, Simpson Library, first floor A second floor display includes The Battlefield and other student publications.

posted by UMW Libraries | 5/12/2006 09:04:00 AM

 

Monday, March 20, 2006

Great Book Giveaway

Throughout the week of March 20th, Simpson Library will be offering to the public books that have recently been withdrawn from the Library’s collection. We are also including donations of personal books from Library staff members and private individuals.

Materials are withdrawn from the Library’s collection only after careful review by the Collection Development Librarian, the Library’s area specialists, and the faculty within the particular discipline. Many matters are taken into consideration during this review; for example, physical condition, items replaced by fresher copies, multiple copies and items determined by subject specialists and faculty to be out-of-date or superceded by more current information.

Beginning early Monday morning the book trucks will be located along the front wall of the Library–please come by and browse!

posted by UMW Libraries | 3/20/2006 08:39:00 AM

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Spring Break

Please note Simpson Library’s modified hours of operation and closures during Spring Break, beginning Friday, March 3rd.

The Library will be closed from Saturday, March 4th through Monday, March 6th and from Saturday, March 11th through Sunday, March 12th.

Regular hours resume on Monday, March 13th at 8 a.m.

posted by UMW Libraries | 2/28/2006 02:48:00 PM

 

Monday, February 13, 2006

The Department of Art and Art History’s Ceramics I Exhibit

Stop by the Simpson Library, Second Floor between February 1st and 28th, 2006 to see the Department of Art and Art History’s Ceramics I Exhibit.

posted by UMW Libraries | 2/13/2006 11:07:00 AM

 

Monday, February 06, 2006

Introducing the Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection is a comprehensive and detailed resource that provides access to more than 140 dictionaries and reference works published by the prestigious Oxford University Press. The titles cover virtually all subjects in the humanities, social sciences, business, the sciences, language, and general reference.
We hope that you will explore this incredibly rich resource!

posted by UMW Libraries | 2/06/2006 08:15:00 PM

 

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Now Available: JSTOR Arts & Sciences I Collection

The JSTOR Arts & Sciences I Collection provides access to the complete back runs of 117 titles in fifteen disciplines. Established in 1997, Arts & Sciences I was JSTOR’s first collection and includes many of the core research and society-published journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also includes a selection of titles in the more science-oriented fields of ecology, mathematics, and statistics.

The acquisition of the Arts & Sciences I Collection represents the centerpiece of our other JSTOR’s collections: JSTOR Arts & Sciences II, JSTOR Business Collection and JSTOR Ecology and Botany Collection.

Use the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I Collection today!

posted by UMW Libraries | 1/24/2006 11:59:00 AM

 

Monday, January 16, 2006

Black History Month
Celebrating Community Through People, Black History Month, 2006

posted by UMW Libraries | 1/16/2006 12:08:00 PM

2005

Friday, December 16, 2005

Winter Break Hours

Please note Simpson Library’s modified hours of operation and closures during the Winter Break, beginning Saturday, December 17th.

The Library will be closed from Thursday, December 22nd through Monday, January 2nd in accordance with the University holidays.

Regular hours resume on Monday, January 16th at 8 a.m.

posted by UMW Libraries | 12/16/2005 05:04:00 PM

 

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Thanksgiving Week Hours

In celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday, Simpson Library will be open from:
8AM to midnight on Monday, Nov. 21st

8AM to 7PM on Tuesday, Nov. 22nd

8AM to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23rd.

The Library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24th through Sunday, Nov. 27th.

Regular hours resume on Monday, Nov. 28th.

posted by UMW Libraries | 11/19/2005 12:32:00 PM

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Global Warming Displays

Come see our new displays on global warming!
Simpson Library, Second Floor
November 15 through the end of December, 2005

posted by UMW Libraries | 11/15/2005 04:30:00 PM

 

Monday, October 10, 2005

Celebrate Virginia Archives Week

October 9 -15, 2005

Archives Week in Virginia recognizes those institutions and individuals that help preserve and make accessible the records of our actions as citizens, businesses, religious groups, government and society.
This year’s celebration theme, “In Archives We Trust: Preserving Virginia History for Her People” reflects the role of archivists in preserving the historical record and serving as the guardians of the Commonwealth’s rich history and cultural heritage.

View the Virginia Archives Week Poster

Visit the University of Mary Washington’s Archives in Simpson Library

posted by UMW Libraries | 10/10/2005 04:44:00 PM

 

NEW!!! Popular Reading Section

In response to many requests, Simpson Library has established a Popular Reading section, located on the first floor.

For your reading enjoyment, we now have books by Carrie Fisher, John Grisham, Anita Shreve, Walter Mosley, Stephen King, Alice Walker, Christopher Pike, Nicholas Sparks, Kaye Gibbons, and many other best-selling authors.

So . . . take a break, and check out something fun to read today!

posted by UMW Libraries | 10/10/2005 04:20:00 PM

 

Monday, October 03, 2005

GREAT BOOK GIVEAWAY

Week of October 3, 2005
Throughout the week of October 3rd, Simpson Library will be offering to the public books that have recently been withdrawn from the Library’s collection. We are also including donations of personal books from Library staff members and private individuals.

Materials are withdrawn from the Library’s collection only after careful review by the Collection Development Librarian, the Library’s area specialists, and the faculty within the particular discipline. Many matters are taken into consideration during this review; for example, physical condition, items replaced by fresher copies, multiple copies, and items determined by subject specialists and faculty to be out-of-date or superceded by more current information.

Beginning early Monday morning the book trucks will be located along the front wall of the Library–please come by and browse!

posted by UMW Libraries | 10/03/2005 02:19:00 PM

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Celebrate your Freedom to Read!: BANNED BOOKS WEEK

September 24 – October 1, 2005

Join us in celebrating the freedom to read:

Fighting the Forces of Darkness: Harry Potter, Fantasy, and Censorship
September 27, 7:00-8:00PM
Dr. Warren Rochelle
Simpson Library, First Floor
Free prize drawing at the event!!
Event sponsored by Simpson Library and the Office of Judicial Affairs and Community Responsibility.

Banned and Challenged Books
Displays – Simpson Library

Campus Activities (pdf)
Banned Books Week Resources

posted by UMW Libraries | 9/28/2005 11:05:00 AM

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Celebrate Constitution Day

September 17

During this month long celebration of the Constitution, check out some of the research resources on the Constitution and its related issues.
Constitution Resources
CQ Press in Context’s Celebrating Constitution Day
Government Resources

posted by UMW Libraries | 9/27/2005 09:27:00 AM

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) policy has been updated.

Students are now limited to ten active requests at a time. Active requests include loans requested or received but not yet returned, and articles requested. Also, students may submit up to ten requests each semester at no charge. A $2.00 charge will be assessed for each additional request, including resubmitted requests and requests for items that are owned by the UMW Libraries.
For more information, please see the ILL FAQ.

posted by UMW Libraries | 8/23/2005 05:02:00 PM

 

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Now! Read the Chronicle Online!

Great news! Thanks to Simpson Library, UMW faculty, staff, and students can now access the full online contents of The Chronicle of Higher Education right from your desks or laptops.

Keep up with the latest news, trends, legislation, and opinions affecting colleges and universities. With our new Chronicle Campuswide subscription, all you have to do is go to http://chronicle.com from any computer on the university’s network. There’s no need for a password or sign in.

Want to get Chronicle headlines delivered daily to your RSS reader? Click on http://chronicle.com/help/rss.htm for more information.

Chronicle archives are searchable and available on the site. Or, as always, search and retrieve full text for issues back to 1997 through the LexisNexis database on the Library’s homepage.

posted by UMW Libraries | 5/31/2005 10:13:00 AM

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Being American After 9-11 Exhibit

Entries from the student arts contest held in conjunction with the University’s international conference, The Arrogance of Power: Being American After 9-11 are currently on display at Simpson Library. All entered works explored the theme of American identity after the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon buildings on September 11, 2001. The first floor showcases all of the entries submitted including paintings, sculpture, music, poems, and short stories. The three winning entries are displayed in a separate case on the first floor.

The exhibit continues on the second floor where it divides into two themes: “National Remembrances” and “Personal Reflections.” The displays examine how a nation collectively remembers a tragedy and how individuals cope privately. Many of the materials displayed are from the Michael Mello Collection currently being processed by the Special Collections Department.

The exhibit will run from April 1, 2005 through August 20, 2005.

posted by UMW Libraries | 4/20/2005 02:47:00 PM

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

All Library materials checked out to students are due on or before April 30, 2005

Materials not returned as of Monday, May 2 will be considered lost. A $75.00 charge, plus a $10.00 processing fee and any applicable late fees, will be posted at The Office of Student Accounts in George Washington Hall for each item that is not returned. If a billed item is returned within six months, the $75.00 charge will be waived, but the processing fee and late charges will stand.

Check at the Circulation Desk to make certain your account is clear. Once an item is posted to your student account, it will no longer show on your online Library account.
Because Interlibrary Loan materials do not belong to this Library, they will not appear on your online Library account. To be certain that you have returned all ILL material, contact cbailey@umw.edu.

posted by UMW Libraries | 4/12/2005 03:32:00 PM

 

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Celebrate Women’s History Month

The exhibit, Mary Washington Girls, American Women, 1908-2008, will be on display through March 30 at Simpson Library, 2nd floor. Designed and researched by students in HISP 463, the exhibit showcases the changing roles of women students attending Mary Washington over the last 100 years.

posted by UMW Libraries | 3/24/2005 03:45:00 PM

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

NYPL DIGITAL GALLERY

UMW has free access to over 275,000 digital images from the New York Public Library in this new Digital Gallery! This notable collection includes posters, maps, manuscripts, rare prints, photos, and books as well as menus, post cards and trade cards– representative of New York, US, Europe, and the Far East.

Browse by Subjects A-Z, by Library Divisions, or by Collection Guides. Search by using Basic or Advanced Searching. Curious?? Find it by clicking on our Databases page or click here!

posted by UMW Libraries | 3/23/2005 02:29:00 PM

 

Monday, February 21, 2005

ARTstor –New to UMW!

ARTstor, a new campus-wide resource, is a digital library presenting collections of nearly 300,000 art images as well as descriptive information from art, architecture, and archaeology.

Individual images can be viewed and analyzed by zooming and panning while group images can be saved and shared. With ARTstor, presentations can be developed and given both online and offline.

Find ARTstor under Databases on our Library Home Page–and use it today!

posted by UMW Libraries | 2/21/2005 04:31:00 PM

 

Friday, January 28, 2005

New Online Reference Sources

Two new online reference sources have been added, the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, a key reference book, and ENGnetBASE, a large electronic library of over 250 engineering-related handbooks, manuals, and other reference sources covering areas such as chemical engineering, computer engineering, civil engineering, materials science, electronics, lasers and optical engineering, nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, etc. See the Library’s database and subject resource pages for access!

posted by UMW Libraries | 1/28/2005 01:03:43 PM

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective–New!

This bibliographic database offers periodical citations from nearly 1200 humanities and social sciences journals for years 1907-1984.

Broad subject coverage includes Anthropology, Art, Economics, Gender Studies, Geography, Pol. Science, Sociology, Linguistics, Music, Psychology, Religion and many other fields. Includes Book Review Citations.

Find it under Databases on our Library Home Page.

posted by UMW Libraries | 1/25/2005 03:29:28 PM

 

Where the Wild Things Are Ranks #1

Sendak Book Wins

Last semester members of the UMW campus community voted for their favorite children’s book. The winner was Maurice Sendak’s 1964 award-winning picture book, Where the Wild Things Are.

Vying for second place with five votes each were Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and the “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling. Third place went to The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein. Thanks to all who voted.

posted by UMW Libraries | 1/25/2005 11:34:13 AM

 

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Weather-related closing on Jan. 22

Simpson Library will be closing at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2005 due to inclement weather. Call the library’s information hotline at 654-1125 to check library hours on Sunday, January 23, before making a trip in! Weather-related and other closings are always announced on the information hotline, and if the campus is closed, the library is as well!

posted by UMW Libraries | 1/22/2005 01:23:42 PM

 

Monday, January 17, 2005

NEW FULL-TEXT DATABASES!!

Greenwood Daily Life Online–content found in reference works, monographs, and primary documents from antiquity to the present.

Patrologia Latina–content for religion and classical studies from 200 A.D. -1216.

For access, check Databases from our Library Home Page.

posted by UMW Libraries | 1/17/2005 09:25:30 AM

 

Friday, January 07, 2005

Welcome New Students!

Please join us in the lobby of the library at 8:30 a.m., Friday, January 7, 2005, for a tour and brief orientation to library resources. We look forward to seeing you!

posted by UMW Libraries | 1/07/2005 08:09:12 AM

2004

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

ILL System Update

Server problem fixed earlier than anticipated! The ILL system is now back up.

Due to a server problem, the ILL system will be unavailable until at least Monday, December 20. If you wish to make an ILL request, send an email with all of the information to cbailey@umw.edu . If you have a question about a pending request, call the Interlibrary Loan Office at 654-1746.

posted by UMW Libraries | 12/15/2004 11:47:11 AM

 

Friday, December 03, 2004

Library Systems Work Over Christmas Break Means Some Downtime

This schedule for system maintenance in Simpson Library may be altered at any point due to unforeseen circumstances. Please contact the Reference Desk at 654-1148 for any changes or to check system availability.

Monday, Dec. 13: All public workstations and public printing will be unavailable.
Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 14-18: The Library catalog will be unavailable all 3 days. The Library’s web site will be down during a portion of this time, although the actual schedule for this is not known.
Tuesday, Jan. 4: The Library catalog will be unavailable.

posted by UMW Libraries | 12/03/2004 08:34:02 AM

 

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Food and Drink in the Library? Yes!!! Introducing…

…the EXAM CAFE in Simpson Library. From 7 p.m. until midnight each evening starting Monday, November 29 through Thursday, December 8, UMW’s Dining Services will operate the Exam Cafe on the first floor of Simpson Library, selling coffee, soda and snacks. Both cash and EagleOne cards will be accepted.

posted by UMW Libraries | 11/23/2004 10:25:42 AM

 

Monday, November 22, 2004

Thanksgiving closing information

Simpson Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Wed., 11/24, at Noon until Monday, 11/29, at 8:00 a.m. The Library will also close early on Tuesday, 11/23, at 7:00 p.m. Always check the Library’s Hours page or call the Library Information/Hours line at 654-1125 during holidays and semester breaks for changes to our regular hours!

posted by UMW Libraries | 11/22/2004 03:39:22 PM

 

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Children’s Literature Program and Exhibit Opening

Please join us for the exhibit opening of “Read Me a Story, Write Me a Story: A Celebration of Children’s Literature,” Tuesday, November 16, 6:30-8:00, Simpson Library. Get more information at http://www.library.umw.edu/exhibits/images/storyflyer2.jpg

posted by UMW Libraries | 11/16/2004 10:23:13 AM

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Umw WirelessWireless Access Live in Simpson Library

Connect your laptop to the campus network without a cable!
For more information, see: http://www.umw.edu/technology/network/wireless/

posted by UMW Libraries | 10/26/2004 02:34:29 PM

 

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

The Bullet Index Now Available Online

The index for The Bullet issues from Fall, 1991 to the current update is now online. Selected records from Fredericksburg’s local newspaper, the Free Lance-Star, that pertain to the University of Mary Washington are also indexed for the same time period. Learn more.

posted by UMW Libraries | 10/19/2004 11:48:48 AM

 

Thursday, October 14, 2004

NEW! JSTOR Arts and Sciences II Collection

Simpson Library now subscribes to the JSTOR Arts and Sciences II Collection, home to 122 journal titles (archived)–some going back to the 1800′s!

Adding depth to economics, history, and Asian Studies, it offers core journals in archaeology, classics, African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and Slavic Studies. Find it under Databases on our Library Home Page!!

posted by UMW Libraries | 10/14/2004 10:46:52 AM

 

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Registered but Can’t Get Home to Vote?

There’s still time to vote absentee. Stop by Simpson Library Thursday, October 14, between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. We’ll help you find information, forms, fax numbers, and addresses for absentee voting in your state or in your Virginia county. Get the facts! Get going! And vote!

posted by UMW Libraries | 10/13/2004 01:28:54 PM

 

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

“New Books List” now available

See our New Books List link to see what books have arrived in the library in the last few months!

posted by UMW Libraries | 10/06/2004 12:32:22 PM