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Finals Week: We got you.

Finals week is madness and we know you're looking for a place to study. Starting today we've opened up the Center for Digital Scholarship and room 320 on the 3rd floor of King. King Library is not the only place we offer.

There's also the BEST Library, which is open until 2am all week. The Music Library is a pretty quiet place and is open until 11pm all week as is the Art & Architecture Library (which has reservable study rooms).

Make the Miami University Libraries' your home for finals and GOOD LUCK!!

5 Scary Short Stories for Halloween!!

There's nothing like a good scare. Put yourself in a creeped-out mood with one of these hair-raising short stories.

  Ray Bradbury's "Veldt" from The Illustrated Man

 

 

 

 

 

  Rajesh Parameswaran's "The Infamous Bengal Ming" from I am an Executioner.

 

 

 

 

 

 Joyce Carol Oates's "Where are you Going, Where Have You Been?"

 

 

 

 

 

 Vladimir Nabokov's "Terra Incognita"

 

 

 

 

 

 Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"

 

 

 

 

 

We have hundreds more horrific and scary stories and novels in our collection.  Get spooked this weekend!

More Study Spaces Open for Finals Week!

During Finals Week the 3rd Floor of King will have more open spaces for everyone to study!

Don't forget that we also have places to study in the B.E.S.T. Library in Laws Hall, the Art & Architecture Library in the basement of Alumni Hall and the Amos Music Library in the Center for Performing Arts.

Book Preservation Demo

Double Robot in King Library

For the months of January and February we are experimenting with the Double iPad robot in King Library.

According to Double Robotics:
"Double is a remotely controlled, mobile teleconferencing system, enabling conversations to happen anywhere and anytime."

Our Double will be stationed on the second floor of King Library and will be operated by librarians Monday through Friday from 9am - Noon and 1pm - 4pm (1/23 1pm - 4pm only). We are experimenting with the Double as a remote reference and assistance tool. Stop by and say hello to Double.

To get assistance from request Double via chat located at the top of every page on our web site or go to www.lib.miamioh.edu/askus.

Top 5 Horror Flicks in King Library

Prepare yourself for tonight's Janus Forum with Bill Richardson and William Kristol

Noted journalist and founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, William Kristol and former Governor of New Mexico and presidential candidate Bill Richardson will debate Foreign Policy in this year's Janus Forum: The Role of the U.S. in the World.

Both guests are prolific writers, writing for such publications as The Weekly Standard, Hill, Commentary, Businessweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and more as well as several books. The Miami University Libraries' gives you free and complete access to all of these:

Read up on our guest's works so you can be better informed and ask more insightful questions!

Top 5 Digital Research Resources for Marketers and other @FarmerSchoolMU Students

What is it that separates great marketers from the pack? Great information. The kind of information and data you can't always find on the open web. That said, we give you the top 5 digital research resources:

  1. Factiva
    Factiva includes full-text coverage of all the major US and international newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, London Times, etc.
  2. Business Source Complete
    Business Source Complete contains thousands, yes thousands, of popular and scholarly business journals.
  3. Hoover's
    Hoover's provides contact information and summary data for over 18 million US and international companies. Data for the 40,000 largest companies includes company histories, competitors, financial data, stock information, etc.
  4. Mediamark
    Mediamark is a database of US consumer survey data that provides information on who consumes what, and connects that to the consumers' demographics and media usage. It also is a source of market share data.
  5. Marketline
    Marketline is an excellent source for US and international market research reports, company reports, including SWOT analyses, and country reports.

Instagram Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Instagrammer mkkuchers! Her Instagram of King Library has won the Instagram Contest!

Government Shutdown Database Issues relevant to FSB Users

OK, so it's not enough that the Govt. shutdown has apparently permanently frozen up the Census site (Tip - Census data is still available in the Simply Map database http://www.lib.muohio.edu/indexes/redirect/1146.)

Now the Local Market Audience Analyst module (which is under the green toolbar on the left hand side of the in the SRDS database) (http://www.lib.muohio.edu/indexes/redirect/1202) is also causing difficulties. While the other parts of the SRDS Database (in the green toolbar section) will work with any browser, the Local Market Audience Analyst (LMAA) module will ONLY work with Internet Explorer as the browser. NOW, it will NOT work with the latest version of IE (10) which of course everyone's machines automatically updated to when it became available.

The workaround involves using something called Compatibility mode in Internet Explorer. The trick is you need to already be on the Local Market Audience Analyst page in the SRDS database. Once you are there, then go up to the top toolbar in IE and click on the Tools link. Open that up and there should be a choice called Compatibility Mode. Check that box and the Local market Audience Analyst should work.