Research methodologies

Open access and social networking readings seem to be coalescing around the “idea” of reading carefully!

The Pew Research Center documents that usage of social media is increasing.  Two other articles question whether social media or open access have any impact on scholarly communications.

Social Media and Its Impact on Medical Research by Phil Davis

Is Open Access a Cause or Effect? by Phil Davis

Read carefully! It’s all in the methodologies.


Get the Most from Web of Science (WoS) + EndNote, February 27

CUA Libraries is providing 2 in‐depth training sessions for researchers; no registration required.

Date: Thursday, February 27
Time:  10:00 AM (WoS) and 11:30 AM (EndNote)
Location:  Scullen Room, Pangborn Hall, First Floor Continue reading “Get the Most from Web of Science (WoS) + EndNote, February 27”

Web of Science New Look

Happy New Year! Welcome to Spring 2014.
Web of Science at CUA
To access Web of Science, use the link through the Databases tab

The next generation of Web of Science went live on January 12, 2014.

New short training videos are available.

We will be offering training on campus in February – stay tuned.

For instruction on Web of Science and EndNote please contact Kimberly Hoffman, Coordinator Science Libraries

Engineering & Architecture Library – 200 Pangborn – On the move!


Update 7.1.2013

You may have noticed the boxes!

The Engineering & Architecture Library at 200 Pangborn will be closing later this this summer. The library collections are currently on the move!

Most Engineering print material is being relocated to Mullen Library. We are boxing, moving and re-shelving the collection at Mullen Library in small sections on a daily basis. We anticipate this move to finish by the end of July.

Note: Engineering serials are available electronically; or through CLS request from WRLC.  Some current Engineering print serials are shelved at Mullen Library in 1 Center (see Mullen Stacks Map.)

As these materials are in transit, please let us know if you need library resources. We will track them down for you, as you request. Please email Engineering Subject Librarian – Kim Hoffman [ ]

The Architecture & Planning collections will be moved to a new branch library in the Crough building during August. Stay tuned for news on this move!


Web of Science Training Sessions, Wednesday, April 3

Recommended for Faculty and Graduate Student Researchers: Check out your clout and influence in Web of Science.*  See who’s cited you, find collaboration opportunities, find funding sources! 

Mullen Library
April 3 @ 1:00 & 3:00pm
Refreshments Provided

Stop by for a demonstration of this powerful resource.

*Web of Science, an electronic resource,  includes citations and references for articles in almost 9, 000 high quality, peer-reviewed journals published from 2002 to the present. Coverage is in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Also includes Journal Citation Report to identify the importance of the journal to YOUR specific subject area.  


Kimberly Hoffman awarded 2012 Belanger Award

Kimberly Hoffman, Coordinator of Science Libraries, has been selected as the recipient of the Edward J. Belanger Jr. Staff Award for Excellence in Service for 2012.

Ed Belanger worked for the Libraries for over 40 years before retiring in 2002 as our business manager. His service and dedication to his fellow staff was extraordinary; and he is one of the most positive, up-beat, and good natured people you will ever meet. After his retirement, his children made a donation to the Libraries for the creation of an award in his honor.

Each year the Libraries select a staff member of the year who not only contributes outstanding service to the library but also shares Ed’s good nature. Our recent practice has been for the past honorees to serve as the award committee, selecting from among nominations submitted by library staff.

Excerpted from one of her many nominations:

“…her impact on the libraries and University as a whole is immense. She brings enthusiasm and expertise to her work that has a profound impact on our patrons. Her passion comes through in her dedication to re-creating the science libraries as an information hub that is incredibly useful to students. Kim is a joy to work with and I always look forward to meeting with her about projects and initiatives.”

New, Improved Access to EJournals and Databases

From this Summer, we changed the system behind the “FindIt” button , and have a new page to access our online databases and e-journals. Please see below for the summary:

Before Now
FindIt button
The page after clicking “FindIt” button    
Articles Databases and More
CU’s e-Journal

We also have a new ticket system set up for you to report the problems related to our online services. We are looking forward to bringing you a better service!

Special hours on Dec. 17th and 18th

Please note the special hours during the coming weekend:

Dec. 17th (Saturday):

  • Engineering/Architecture Library, Music Library, and Nursing/Biology Library will be CLOSED.
  • Mullen Library will be open 9am – 5pm.

Dec. 18th (Sunday):

  • All the libraries will be CLOSED.

Please see for details.

Extended hours for end of semester

Mullen Library is open until 2:00am during the final week of classes, and open for 24 hours during exams. Please check the schedule below for details. Campus libraries will be open regular hours.

Dec 5 – 8 Mon – Thur 8am – 2am*
December 9 Friday 8am – 10pm
Dec 10 – 11 Sat – Sun 9am – 2am*
December 12 Monday opens at 8am
Dec 13 – 15 Tue – Thur Open 24 Hours*
December 16 Friday Closes at 12am
December 17 Saturday 9am – 5pm

Only CUA patrons with a current Cardinal Card will admitted between Midnight and 8am during our extended hours.