Welcome and welcome back to MSOE for the 2014-2015 academic year! We are MSOE's library, the Walter Schroeder Library.  You should go and 'like' our Facebook page to keep up to date on our raffles and other Library news!

As a bonus, we are starting the year off right at the Walter Schroeder Library with our Back to School DVD raffle.  We will be raffling off a gently-used copy of In Her Shoes staring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, and Shirley MacLaine.  Just 'like' our status (click here) on our Facebook page to enter the raffle. This raffle is restricted to current MSOE students, staff, and faculty.

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Flirty, flaky party girl Maggie (Cameron Diaz) and plain, dependable lawyer Rose (Toni Collette) are sisters, best friends, and bitter rivals who seem to have nothing in common but 8 1/2 size feet and some family secrets.  After a heart-rending falling out, they accidentally discover they also share a long lost grandmother (Shirley MacLaine). Together they travel a bumpy road toward making peace with each other and themselves!

Study rooms are available in the Walter Schroeder Library and can be reserved in person, by phone, or by web.  Study rooms must be reserved 24 hours in advance!!!

By Phone:  Call the front desk @ (414) 277-7180

By Web:

  1. Navigate to the library's main page on the Hub.
    1. Under 'Campus Life' select 'Student Resources.
    2. Select 'Library' from the list of resources.
  2. Click on 'Learn More' underneath the 'Meeting and Study Rooms' heading.
  3. Underneath the Study & Collaboration Rooms Heading, in the last paragraph, click on online.
  4. Complete the form for the reservation and we will contact you regarding the reservation.

Study Room Accomodations:

Each study room has electrical outlets and network access points to accommodate laptops.

Study rooms have a table, chairs and a chalkboard and are designed to accommodate 2-4 students.

Collaboration rooms have a large conference table (seating for 8), and two large-screen digital display panels. Panels are wireless-enabled, and will enable students to display their laptops on the screen. Each screen can display (in four quadrants) the laptop displays of four students – eight displays per room.

No, these are not the contenders for the next library cage match, it is about where you want to start when you're looking for library resources.  Read on and you'll see this can be of use to you.

 

Discovery is really more about trying to find out about a topic from square one where you maybe have an amorphous idea of what you're after, but not a particular document or resource in mind. If you are here, try using the following options from the library:

 

  • Summon: This newest discovery service searches pretty much everything we've got - books, e-books, electronic journals, and our databases. It looks a little like Google, only the resources you pull up are going to be more scholarly. While it saves you time by aggregating data from our various vendors, be prepared for a lot of results to look through.
  • Databases by Subject or Academic Major: Call this a greatest hits for your major - you'll get more hits on your searches by focusing on the databases that are geared towards your chosen field(s). If you're primarily interested in articles or papers, which you may well be if your area is cutting edge/volatile, these will direct you to some of the more applicable databases.

 

Sometimes you've got a specific item in mind whether it was assigned by a professor or referenced in another resource. Here we're using access simply as honing in on your chosen item right away - when a patron knows exactly what they want and just want to see if the library can provide it.

 

  • e-Resources A to Z is where you can type in the journal title and see if/how much we have access to. Time ranges covered will be next to the vendor service that provides it.
  • The library's catalog is a quick way to find out what titles are carried physically within our walls and the e-books patrons can gain access to.

 

Can you find specific titles by using Summon and get a range of ideas by using the catalog? Yes. There is no absolute way to search. Some strategies will save you time and effort, though, and we are here to help you. Please feel free to stop by the library and we will be happy to demonstrate.

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You're going to like this new collection about the evolution of radio at MSOE. Please take a look and let us know what you think. We'd love to hear from you!


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Updates from AccessEngineering

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For a list of everything new click here.

 

Excel Calculators

AccessEngineering has unveiled their first five downloadable Excel Spreadsheet Calculators.  These are just the first five in a series of many more to come.  The goal is to provide Calculators covering a range of common calculations across several disciplines.

 

The first five Excel Calculators are:

 

Business Skills Suite

AccessEngineering has just added a collection of business title to their database.  The list includes 19 leading business titles and 12 videos! The focus is to improve communication management and performance skills.

 

Business Skills Titles:

Business Skills Videos:

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The IEEE-Wiley eBooks Library offers online access to more than 700 eBooks; the IEEE-Wiley eBooks Library—a partnership between IEEE and Wiley & Sons, Inc.—includes practical handbooks, introductory and advanced texts, reference works, and professional books with an emphasis on leading areas of research.  IEEE has already added 7 books for the new year!

The IEEE-Wiley eBooks Library provides:

  • 700+ titles with approximately 40 new titles introduced each year
  • 13,000+ individual chapters available in PDF format
  • Advanced search capabilities by title, subject, or keyword to quickly find and download relevant chapters within larger eBooks
  • Individual eBook homepages that include a content overview, bibliographic information, abstracts, cover scan, and a table of contents with links to chapter PDFs
  • Cutting-edge titles on emerging technologies, authored by leaders in the field
  • Backlist to 1974 with more than 80% of titles published since 2000
  • IEEE Computer Society Press (CSP) and IEEE Standards Information Networks (SIN) eBooks

As the official digital dissertations archive of the Library of Congress, PQDT is the place to go for over a million dissertations and theses.

A link to the database. The database can also be found on the library’s database lists!

  • Millions of searchable citations
  • Over 2.1 million titles available for purchase in print
  • More than 70,000 new full-text dissertations and theses each year
  • Publishing partnerships with 700 leading academic institutions
  • Dissertations since July 1980 have 350-word abstracts
  • Theses since 1988 have 150-word theses
  • Bibliographic citations dating from 1637

The dissertations and theses in PQDT are multidisciplinary, meaning all majors can find helpful information!

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***Trial Extended by Popular Demand Through November 29***


AccessEngineering, a new trial database is available at http://accessengineeringlibrary.com!

AccessEngineering is an accredited reference tool for engineering professionals, academics, and students.  Broken down by the type of engineering, AccessEngineering is simple to navigate.

AccessEngineering provides integrated access to thousands of pages of trusted content from such renowned resources as Perry’s Handbook for Chemical Engineers and Marks’ Standard for Mechanical Engineers, as well as newer resources, such as Mechatronics in Medicine.

To use the trial you must be on campus connected to the MSOE network.  This trial will be running until Novemeber 29.


Features of AccessEngineering include:

  • Renown engineering handbooks
  • Powerful search tools
  • Global professional engineering news
  • Interactive graphs
  • Instructive videos delivered by top engineering faculty
  • Curriculum guides that help faculty incorporate key engineering reference material into classes
  • Cross discipline student study guides

Once you give it a try, please contact us (library@msoe.edu) and let know how you liked it. Your feedback is important to us.

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This trial will be running until October 31.

AccessEngineering, a new trial database is available at http://accessengineeringlibrary.com!

AccessEngineering is an accredited reference tool for engineering professionals, academics, and students.  Broken down by the type of engineering, AccessEngineering is simple to navigate.

AccessEngineering provides integrated access to thousands of pages of trusted content from such renowned resources as Perry’s Handbook for Chemical Engineers and Marks’ Standard for Mechanical Engineers, as well as newer resources, such as Mechatronics in Medicine.

To use the trial you must be on campus connected to the MSOE network.


Features of AccessEngineering include:

  • Renown engineering handbooks
  • Powerful search tools
  • Global professional engineering news
  • Interactive graphs
  • Instructive videos delivered by top engineering faculty
  • Curriculum guides that help faculty incorporate key engineering reference material into classes
  • Cross discipline student study guides

Not finished with a book before it's due? Not able to get to the library? Not a problem! You can renew you items online!

Note:  To access your borrower account online you will need to have one created and bound to your ID.  Don't worry, we do this for you the first time you check out a resource.

  1. Navigate to the Online Catalog by clicking here or on the 'Library Materials' tab and then the Library Catalog Link on the Library home page.
  2. Once at the catalog either click to login in the upper right-hand corner or on the 'My Account' tab. You will be prompted for your Borrower ID, which is the number underneath the barcode on your ID.  After hitting login you should be good to go to manage your item loans and holds.

In the event you get an error logging in, check to make sure you entered the correct number (the number underneath the barcode, not your student ID number).  If that does not work, at your next convenience stop by the Library to make sure that your card is associated with your library account.

Note: Study rooms must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance!!!

Study rooms are available in the Walter Schroeder Library and can be reserved in person, by phone, or by web.  It is also possible to reserve a room for weekly meetings for the quarter (great for Senior Design).

 

By Phone:  Call the front desk @ (414) 277-7180

 

By Web:

  1. Navigate to the library's main page via the toolbar of 'My Hub.'
  2. Click on 'Learn More' underneath the 'Meeting and Study Rooms' heading.
  3. Underneath the Study & Collaboration Rooms Heading, in the last paragraph, click on online.
  4. Complete the form for the reservation and we will contact you regarding the reservation.

 

Study Room Accommodations:

Each study room has electrical outlets and network access points to accommodate laptops.

 

Study rooms have a table, chairs and a chalkboard and are designed to accommodate 2-4 students.

 

Collaboration rooms have a large conference table (seating for 8), and two large-screen digital display panels. Panels are wireless-enabled, and will enable students to display their laptops on the screen. Each screen can display (in four quadrants) the laptop displays of four students – eight displays per room.