Library closing, library services endureAugust 12th, 2013 by Kimberly Hoffman
After serving the CUA community since the 1960’s, the Engineering + Architecture Library in Pangborn is closed - to provide additional space for the growth of the School of Engineering. The engineering library collections have been moved to Mullen Library. Some biomedical engineering resources are now in the Nursing/Biology Library (212 Gowan.) Some materials science resources are now in the Physics Library (101 Hannan.)
The architecture and planning library collections will be moved to a new Architecture and Planning Library in the basement of the Crough Center; that space is being readied and the anticipated opening of the new library is September, 2013.
The Engineering + Architecture Library may be closed, but library services to all Engineering faculty, graduate students and undergraduates continue.
Please contact Engineering Librarian: Kimberly Hoffman BCE, MLS for questions.
See: CUA Science Libraries Collections web page http://libraries.cua.edu/scilib/
See: Engineering Research Guide http://guides.lib.cua.edu/engineering
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We encourage our Engineering students who need a quiet place to study to use group study rooms in Mullen Library; group study rooms in the Nursing/Biology Library (second floor); and the Physics Library in Hannan Hall – which has recently been re-purposed to provide a model of progressive library space – a blend of flexible study space, collaborative technology and expanded hours.
Library services include – but are not limited to:
- Requesting new research materials, print and online
- Course Reserve consultations for faculty (NOTE: Engineering Course Reserves are now handled in Mullen Library)
- Assistance with hard to find research materials (CLS, ILL and Document Delivery)
- Reference meetings
- Instruction sessions tailored to faculty and student needs
- Research tools/introduction for new faculty and graduate students:
- topic discussion
- importance of a literature review
- finding dissertations and mining references
- finding review articles and research articles
- using Web of Science tools and connections through the references
- using other specific science databases
- using CLS and ILL methods to get articles
- using Google Scholar and settings to connect to CUA resources
- bibliographic citation management tools – Mendeley, Zotero, EndNote and RefWorks
The CUA University Libraries look forward – with all of our students and faculty - to a great new Academic year at CUA!