LibGuides – Pathways to Library Resources

LibGuides are compiled by librarians and are posted on Rodgers Library Web site under Subject Guides. The LibGuides provide our students and faculty with easy access to the library’s facilities, collections, and services. Useful selected resources and research assistance are included in these web-based LibGuides.  The LibGuides also  incorporate Web 2.0 tools such as Twitter, RSS feeds, and interactive polls. This content sharing system acts as a portal to specific subjects and each LibGuide is frequently updated and revised.  Check out Libguides on subjects such as Astronomy, Civil Engineering, Nursing and more on our website.

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More E-Books on the Way

Publishers are offering more e-books for sale.  Rodgers Library has responded by ordering major collections of science and engineering e-books from Springer and Elsevier for 2010.  As soon as Springer and Elsevier release the e-books, titles will show up in SpringerLink and ScienceDirect.  All new e-books purchased by Rodgers Library are also listed in the UA Libraries online catalog.  So access to e-books is easy and direct.   Quick links to our e-book publishers are on our Web site.     Enjoy!

Kindle Readers Ready Monday

A new service featuring Kindle e-book readers (from is set to launch on November 2.  Rodgers Library will circulate Kindles preloaded with a selection of popular reading on a broad range of science, engineering, and nursing topics, plus a few titles of general interest.

Kindle and Kindle DX units will be available for check-out. Kindle units and the titles they contain are listed in the Libraries’ catalog.

• Currently limited to faculty, staff, and students
• Available for check-out from the Circulation Desk
• 2 week check-out period
• No renewals

Look:  Enjoy!

ASME Conference Proceedings Expanded

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) publishes the proceedings (full text of papers) from about 30 of  its conferences each year.  Many volumes are found in the Rodgers Library book stacks, but newer content is online.   This summer Rodgers Library subscribed to the ASME Online Archive for conference proceedings back to 2002.    To access the proceedings login to the ASME Digital Library at

New Titles Added to R2 Digital Library

R2 Digital Library is a web-based application that aggregates health sciences book content (Inter-disciplinary) from leading publishers on a single platform. Some of the e-books added to the platform recently are:

  • Cultural Diversity in Health and Illness
  • Health Promotion Srategies
  • Intravenous Drug Guide 2009-210
  • Math Basics for the Health Care Professional
  • Nursing Leadership and Mangaement

Springer E-books

The library purchased Springer e-books in Chemistry, Engineering and Computer Science last fall.  Records are in the catalog and the books are available on SpringerLink.  If you have used the electronic versions, let us know what you think. Open