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Biomedical Library Closed Tuesday 8/28/12

The Biomedical Library will be closed Tuesday, August 28, 2012 with the rest of the USA campus due to extreme weather. Classes are also cancelled for Wednesday, but the Biomedical Library is currently scheduled to open. An announcement will be made by 6pm tomorrow if conditions change and warrant a closing of the library Wednesday.

For the most up-to-date news regarding USA weather and emergency information check your campus-wide e-mail, the USA Weather and Emergency Hotline at (251) 460-6999, or the University’s website.

Primal Pictures Training

primal pictures screen shotDo you want to better understand and explore the human body in just a few clicks with Primal Pictures?

Then come to an OVID class introducing Primal Pictures presented by an OVID instructor.
WHEN? Tuesday, August 28th, 2:00pm-3:00pm

Where? Baugh Biomedical Library, Room 222 Computer Lab

Introduction to Primal Pictures - An introductory training session designed for new users but also for those with advanced skills who may want to refresh the basics. After completing this course you will be able to browse in 3-D through body structures, “peeling” layers off to reveal specific body features down to minute levels. You will also be able to display information on these features and open animations that will allow you to see some of the body parts in action.

Please register by emailing Robert Britton at

SciVerse: Scopus and Science Direct Downtime 8/25

sciverse logoSciVerse tools Scopus and ScienceDirect will be experiencing considerable downtime on from Saturday, August 25 at 6:30am to Sunday, August 26 2:30am 2012 CDT. During the downtime, Elsevier plans to improve features of the products, including making changes to the article and book pages in ScienceDirect, and updating the alerts function in Scopus. You can read more about the changes on the SciVerse website.

Library resources available only through these websites will not available Saturday. Please contact the library during this time if you need help finding alternative resources.

Extended Study Hours Summer 2012

studyingThe Biomedical Library will remain open late this weekend to allow extra time for exam study. Extended hours will be observed for the following:

Friday, July 20, 2012: 7:15am - 9:45pm
Saturday, July 21, 2012: 9:00am - 9:45pm
photo credit: Rachel Titiriga

Library Closed for Fourth of July

Fourth on Lake AustinThe Biomedical Library will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. It will reopen with regularly scheduled hours on Thursday morning.

Have a safe and happy Fourth!
photo credit: Trey Ratcliff

USA Websites Down Thursday Night 5/21 9-10PM

A message from Academic Computing:

The University connection to the Internet will be down from 9PM to 10PM Thursday, May 31, for Internet service upgrades. During this outage, all University network resources including the main University web server, GroupWise and Jaguar1 email, and PAWS will be inaccessible from the Internet.

Individuals on campus at this time will not have access to Internet resources.

The JagMail system will be accesible from off-campus, but not at theUniversity.

It will not be possible to log into Sakai during this outage.

The Residence Hall Internet service will also be down during this period.

Extended Hours - Spring Exams 2012


The Biomedical Library will be hosting extended hours for exam study on the following evenings:

  • Friday, April 27 - 7:15am-9:45pm
  • Saturday, April 28 - 9:00am-9:45pm
  • Friday, May 4 - 7:15am-9:45pm
  • Saturday, May 5 - 9:00am-9:45pm

The University Library will be hosting their own extended study hours, which will also include weeknights, and are offering a complete list of library study hours at all locations.

Good luck with exams!

photo credit: Ohio University Libraries

Interlibrary Loan Announces New Article Delivery Method Through ILLiad

New Electronic Delivery Method via ILLiad

The Baugh Biomedical Library, Interlibrary Loans/Document Delivery Department is in the process of integrating our delivery methods for ILL articles. In the future, your articles will be posted as PDF files on your ILLiad account. Once your request has been received and processed by the ILL staff, ILLiad will automatically send you an email with the URL and instructions to retrieve your articles.

Log into your ILLiad account

Go to your Main Menu, under View, click on the Electronic Delivery option.

At Electronically Received Articles, click on the PDF/View link and the article will download.

It’s as simple as that and the best advantages are:
1. You will not have to log into a separate site to retrieve your articles. No more PIN
numbers – just remember your ILLiad username/password.
2. Your articles will be accessible for 30 days from the date of posting.

***Please Note*** We are in the process of phasing out the Ariel delivery method, so you may still receive emails directing you to the old electronic delivery site for previous article requests.

If you have any questions or problems downloading your articles, please call the Baugh Biomedical Library, Interlibrary Loans/Document Delivery Department at 251-460-6891 or
email at

We hope you will enjoy this new delivery aspect of ILLiad.

-Evelyn Reed, Library Supervisor - Interlibrary Loans/Document Delivery Department

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