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Taylor & Francis Journals

Taylor & Francis Online will be undergoing maintenance on Wednesday Feb 22, starting at 11 am.  The database will definitely not be available for one hour, but may  last for three more hours till 3 pm.

The database provider will be doing all they can to minimize disruption to the service.  Thank you for your patience while they perform essential work to keep things running smoothly.

Credo Reference Downtime

On Friday evening, Feb. 10th, Credo Reference will take some of their back-end systems down for routine maintenance. As a result of this work, Credo will be unavailable from 9:00pm to 1:00am.  They have endeavored to make this change during the lowest usage periods, to minimize the inconvenience.

A page instructing users about availability will be displayed during the downtime.


Freedom to Read Week

Freedom to Read Week takes place February 27 – March 2 this year. And there are Blue Smokeopportunities for you to participate!

Throughout the week there will be readings from banned and challenged books. The readings will take place Monday-Friday from 12:00-1:00. Everyone is welcome to attend the readings.

If you are interested in reading, please contact either Becky Willson ( or Kristina Oldenburg (

Check out these links for suggestions of books from which to read:


Happy uncensored reading.


The Digital Closet

Library Speaker Series presents:

The Digital Closet: How Internet Filtering Technologies Suppress Access to Information by, for, and about Sexual and Gender Minorities

Dr. Alvin Schrader (University of Alberta) will be giving a talk about intellectual freedom, the ability to “access [all] expressions of knowledge, creativity and intellectual activity, and to express thoughts publicly. His talk centres on his research into web filtering and how this filtering discriminates against the online information needs of the LGBTQ communities and their allies.  The talk discusses the shortcomings of filtering software that both over- and under-block digital content, in addition to the censorware phenomenon and the ways in which the politics of fear and the brute force of technology trump access to LGBTQ voices on the Internet.

Friday, March 2nd, 2012
10:00 – 11:30 am

JSTOR Plant Science Coll.

With our subscription to JSTOR, MRU Library has free trial access to the Plant Science Collection in 2012.  This is a great opportunity for you to explore this rich database with:

  • More than 1 million plant specimens
  • Over 20,000 botanical paintings, drawings, photographs and other images
  • Links to over 175,000 research articles
  • Foundational reference titles
  • Letters and memorandum from Kew’s Directors’ Correspondence set
  • Expedition papers, manuscripts and maps

You can browse or search by Resource Type, Geography, Collection or Herbarium.  Why not give it a try now and see what you can discover and learn from the JSTOR Plant Science Collection?

Database Update – Art Fulltext and Wilson Omnifile Migrate to EBSCO platform

Due to a merger of H.W. Wilson with EBSCO publishing, Wilson databases have been migrated to the EBSCO platform.

The migration, effective now, redirects Art Full-text and Omnifile to the same databases within the EBSCO platform. Users will see a completely different look when clicking into these two databases and will notice all of their favourite EBSCO search functions coupled with familiar Wilson content.

Existing links to full-text articles in these two databases will redirect to EBSCO and to the relevant content. Should you discover a non-working link, please search for your article on the new platform and use the pre-formatted link given in the article record.

Should you have any questions or require additional assistance, please feel free to enquire at the Library Information Desk, or to contact your Librarian