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Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

Our library collections are for sharing. When a book or other library material you need is checked out, you can place a request to get it as soon as it is returned. If you sign in to your library account when searching BearCat, you will have the option to request books while viewing their record. You can also ask staff at the Circulation or Reference Desks for a form to place a request, or, simply send us an e-mail at

If you don’t place a hold request on checked out items, the current borrower has the option to renew or re-sign out the material.

Any questions? Please ask! We will work to get you to the resources you need for assignments and research!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

If you use the science search engine called Scirus, then you will want to “enable” the link between the search results you get in Scirus and the SUNY Potsdam journal holdings (online and print). To do that, connect to Scirus click on the tab for “Search Preferences”. Under “Library Partner Links” click the button for “Enable” and choose “SUNY at Potsdam” from the list of institutions. Once you have done this, all your future searches (until you delete your “cookies”) will include links to the SUNY Potsdam “ArticleLinker”.

Questions? call David at 267-3311