Monday, January 30, 2006

E-Journal Holdings Updated

Library Services has updated its e-journal holdings. The latest holdings can be found highlighted in orange text at As ever, all titles are only available onsite at the Brooks or Medicine Hat Campuses.

For additional titles that can be accessed on and off the campuses by faculty, staff and students, visit our A-Z Journal List at:

Monday, January 16, 2006

Databases: One Dropped, One Renamed

Over the semester break, one of the Library's databases was renamed. The American Humanities Index was renamed the Humanities International Index. This name change reflects the international content that is held within.

Our subscription to General Reference Center Gold has expired. Most of the content for this database can be found in the more academically oriented Expanded Academic Index ASAP.

All databases/online periodical indexes can be found at:

Student Art Displays in Library

The Vera Bracken Library is pleased to be hosting several students' artistic creations in our facility.

The faculty, public, staff and students are invited to view these works that are displayed in the Library's Photocopier Centre and Reference Collection.

A web page has been created to showcase photographs of the pieces and the artists' statements. Click here to view the students' works.

Brooks Campus Library Site Updated

The technical difficulties that we experienced with our web server have been rectified.

Brooks Campus Library website has returned to full functionality and has been updated.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

New Materials Lists Updated

Library Services has posted its new materials lists for the month of December 2005. The list can be found at:

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Library User of the Month - January 2006

Library Services is pleased to announce that Professor Ed Maruska (Psychology) is our Library User of the Month for January 2006.

You can read a statement by Professor Maruska by clicking here.

Handouts: New and Revised

Library patrons can find new and revised handouts in the How to Guides section of our website.

The APA Style Guide has undergone some minor revisions. Revisions include: a correction to the title of a web page on page 4 (previous it stated that all major words are to be capitalized - which is incorrect), a number of minor formatting corrections were also made.

Two new handouts include: Flash Drives for Windows XP and Storage Options for Students. Both pages are under the newly created Technology heading.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Vera Bracken Library Site Active

After some technical issues, the Vera Bracken Library (Main Campus) can update material hosted on our website.

The Brooks Campus Library site cannot be updated as of this notice.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Website Updates Behind Schedule

As some people have noticed, the Medicine Hat College Library Services website has some dated information on it. Due to technical difficulties in the Technology Support Centre, we are unable to update the contents of our site.

Please be patient and we will perform updates as soon as we are able.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Library Reopens for Winter 2006 Semester

Medicine Hat College Library Services reopens for the 2006 Winter Semester.

We will be open on Tuesday, January 3rd from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., but we will return to normal hours of operation on Wednesday the 4th.

The staff look forward to serving the community, faculty, staff and students in Medicine Hat, as well as strengthening our partnerships in the library community.