Archive for the ‘Electronic services’ Category

Off-campus database access may be interrupted

All access to the library’s electronic products outside of the university’s campus may be temporarily interrupted as of the afternoon of Friday, May 16, 2017.  This includes all article databases, electronic journals and electronic books. We are working with the university’s Information Technology service to restore access as soon as possible.  Please continue to check your database or other service, as it may be restored even while the library is closed.  Not affected are the university’s email, Blackboard,  LORA and other electronic and web-based services. We deeply regret this interruption.

Ben Jonson Online new resource

The Monroe Library is pleased to announce a new electronic resource: the Cambridge Univeristy Press Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online contains all works, major and minor, of the English renaissance writer Ben Jonson (1572-1637) in full text, with both contemporary and modern spelling. There are many additional essays and reference material, including a play performance archive and music based on Jonson. Added to the collection using funds from the Alyssa Taylor Endowment.

Primary sources on slavery and nineteenth-century US

The Monroe Library is pleased to announce the addition of the Gale Primary Sources Starter Bundle. The bundle consists of three collections of historical, archival material. These collections can be used individually or as a group. There are:

19th Century US Newspapers: A collection of newspapers from the United States and its territories published between 1800 and 1899. Not every issue of every newspaper is available. Users can search the entire collection at once; advanced search focuses by individual paper, type of article, and publication dates. There are five New Orleans papers.

Slavery And Anti-Slavery: Consists of four parts: Debates, Slave Trade, Institution, and Emancipation. An international archive of over 5 million pages from books, magazines, manuscripts, court records, and reference materials on slavery, the anti-slavery movement, and emancipation. Each of the four parts can be searches separately. Covers the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and other regions.

Times (of London) Digital Archive 1785-2011 Archive: The Times (of London), the newspaper of record for the United Kingdom, covering England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The newspaper is in full page image from 1785 through 2011. Advanced search limits by type of article.

In all, they are a treasure trove of nineteenth-century history for North America and Western Europe. Off-campus access is not yet available as of May 9, 2017, but should be set up within two to four weeks. The addition of these collections was made possible through endowment funds. Please contact your liaison librarian for more information or Online Services Coordinator Jim Hobbs, with questions, concerns, and compliments.

Loeb Classical Library online has arrived!

Hundreds of our little red and green books are now available online.

They’re the Loeb Classical Library, with Greek and Latin texts from the Classical era face-to-face with English translations.  Published since 1911, these pocket sized books are the go-to source for original texts and English versions.  Perpetual access to these books has been purchased using the Bienvenue Classics endowment fund, honoring beloved Classics teacher Father Bienvenue, and established to add materials on Classical studies to our collection.  Features include single- and dual-language reading modes, annotation and bookmarking, a Greek keyboard for word entry, searching and browsing of all text, and every volume currently in print and all future additions.  All your favorites, like Sophocles, Euripides, Aristotle, both Plinys, St. Augustine, Euclid, Ovid, Strabo, Suetonius, Catullus, and many more are here!

You’ll find drama, mathematics, religion, natural history, ethics, philosophy: the whole array of thought on which Western Civilization was built. Having them online brings a whole new meaning to the medium of the “tablet!”

Who is LOUIS?

The billboards used to say “LOUIS, wasn’t he a fancy French king?”  The library’s LOUIS is the network of Louisiana college and university libraries.  The Monroe Library is a member along with LSU, Tulane, and every other Louisiana academic library.  Our membership lets us provide you with a huge discount on about a third of all the electronic databases we provide.  If we paid full price for all of these, our budget wouldn’t cover them all!  (We are always looking for a way to save money and extend our budgets!)  LOUIS just posted a brochure about its services and a short video.

Now more local newspaper articles online!

We have recently added the New Orleans Advocate newspaper and Times-Picayune web-only content to our America’s News subscription. The New Orleans Advocate articles are often unique and don’t always appear in the Baton Rouge Advocate, which was always included in our America’s News subscription.  Give it a try to locate more local information!

Open Access Week 2014

Oct. 20 through 26 is Open Access Week.  Open Access is the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research.  It has positive implications for publishing scholars and for students looking for free, high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship. Visit the Monroe Library’s Open Access guide and the Open Textbook guide for more information. video training has arrived is here!

The video computer training service is now at the Monroe Library!  It has over two thousand videos on audio, business, CAD, design, photography, video, and the web, like using Pintrest for your band or personal branding basics.  You’ll find how-tos for all Microsoft Office components, as well as software from companies like Adobe.

There is a single workstation with in Monroe Library Room 109.  The key for this room can be checked out at the Learning Commons Desk on the first floor, or reserved in advance by contacting Jason Ezell at 504-864-7138 or  Questions go to Jim Hobbs at or 504-864-7126.

How do I log in to the library?

This is a common question, especially from our distance students. You don’t have to log in to use the library catalog (look here for books, ebooks, CDs, scores, and much more) or the library website. You may be asked to log in when you access databases, ejournals and ebooks.

To log in, use your Loyola email username and password. Your username is the first part of your Loyola email address and passwords follow a pattern.

Your password pattern will be 6 characters long, with the first two characters being the first two characters of your first name and the last four characters being the last 4 digits of your SSN. For example, Mary Smith with the SSN xxx-xx-3456 will have the password ma3456.

If you can’t log in, check out this page for solutions to problems:  This does not include any other services that require login, like Blackboard or LORA.  Those have their own logins.