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Extra Computers in Irwin Library

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By , November 13, 2007 8:31 pm

We are quickly approaching the time of year where you may come into the Irwin Library Reference Lab and find that all the computers are full. Take heart! There are others available!

Room 119 in the Music and Fine Arts Reference area has eight more PCs that are available in the evenings and after any scheduled classes are done using the room that day. Those computers use the same printers as the other lab-type computers located around the library.

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By , November 6, 2007 5:43 pm

Would you like to be notified whenever a new Library News item is posted? You can do it via RSS or email.

Just log into DawgBlog at and look in the top left corner. You’ll find links for RSS and Atom feeds that you can copy right into your RSS reader or aggregator. If you prefer to receive the notices via email, you can click the “Email” link in that same corner and choose one of the email options.

It’s that easy!

RSS Feeds for New Books

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By , October 19, 2007 1:48 pm

The Butler libraries now have RSS feeds available to let you know about new books that have been added to our catalog.

Using your favorite aggregator (we recommend Google Reader or Bloglines), just add any of the following feeds and you’ll be notified every time a new book is added to our catalog in that subject area.

RSS Feeds from EBSCO Searches

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By , September 11, 2007 6:03 pm

EBSCO databases have long used “alerts” to help you keep track of new materials that interest you. Now they’ve begun delivering those alerts via RSS feeds.

Users can now create an Alert directly
from the Result List, Search History, or the Publication list. Create
instant RSS feed Alerts by clicking on the orange RSS Feed icons.

What does this mean? It means you can create a search in any EBSCO database, grab the resulting RSS feed, and get information sent to you about new materials that have been added to that database that fit your search criteria. And without having to re-do your search every time.

(If you need an RSS reader, we recommend Google Reader or Bloglines.)

Butler Libraries currently subscribe to over 35 different EBSCO databases, including Academic Search Premier, Business Source Complete, ERIC, MasterFILE Premier, MEDLINE, Newspaper Source, PsycARTICLES, and SocINDEX with Full Text.


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By , August 27, 2007 12:48 pm

Computers in the library labs are regularly rebooted to clear off profiles and keep them running smoothly. When profiles are deleted, that includes all the MyDocuments folders that anyone has used on that machine. End Result: Local folders (including anything on the C: drive) are NOT a safe place to save your documents.

Instead, use BUFiles!

All Butler students, faculty, and staff are given some network space on BUFiles that they can access from any computer on the network. This is your own personal space that no one else has access to. It’s much safer, more secure, and more convenient than using the My Documents folder on any machine in a lab. Use BUFiles for storing all your assignments, papers, and other important documents. You can typically get to this folder by opening your H: drive under My Computer.

If you need more assistance working with BUFiles, visit the Networking & Accounts page on I.R.’s website.

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