SuperSearch uses a single search box to search most of the library’s electronic and print collections: articles, books, DVDs, and more. If you’re looking for ebooks, or are interested in physical materials in the library, like books and DVDs, the Catalog may be a better search option.
The Journal search box is useful if you have a specific journal or newspaper title in mind and you want to see if the library owns that journal in print or electronic format. If you’re looking for articles about a specific topic, SuperSearch may be a better search option.
The A-Z Title List of Electronic Journals includes major journals from publishers such as Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley, as well as additional journal and newspaper content from our large “aggregator” databases such as Academic Search Complete, JStor, and LexisNexis. This A-Z list contains links to over 69,119 unique titles in over 220 databases.
The A-Z list also provides an option to browse journal titles by subject.
Professors and instructors place books, videos, and other items on Course Reserve so that their students can access supplemental course materials quickly and easily. Search Course Reserves by choosing either the “Professor’s Name” radio button or the “Course Name or Number” radio button.
Radford University’s McConnell Library has received a grant of $15,000 to host The Big Read this fall. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), The Big Read strengthens communities through the joy of sharing a good book. Managed by Arts Midwest, this initiative offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book. McConnell Library, one of 75 organizations to receive a grant to host an upcoming Big Read project, has chosen “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien as this year’s book.
More details at: http://www.radford.edu/content/radfordcore/home/news/releases/2015/june/mcconnell-library-receives-grant-to-host-the-big-read.html
When you click on “Find Full Text” in a library database or “Search by Journal” from the library homepage, the resulting screen will look a little different. We have moved to a new tool, OCLC Link Resolver, which does a better job connecting to our full-text collections to bring up articles. The “Search by Journal” feature allows you to look for a particular journal by name, either by typing in the title or browsing the alphabetical list. You can use the library catalog to find journals by subject.
If you have any questions about using this new tool, please contact the Library Research Help Desk through our instant messaging box, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 540-831-5696.
If you’re searching for books, DVDs, or other materials, you might notice that our library catalog has a new look. The important stuff hasn’t changed: you can still search by title, author, or subject and there are still lots of ways to limit your results to be sure you get exactly what you need. For more advanced researchers, the new catalog is powered by WorldCat and allows you to search not just McConnell, but also libraries all over the world. You can save lists of search results for future research projects. You can even get immediate help from a librarian through our instant messaging box. Take a look by visiting the library homepage and clicking on Catalog in the main search box....Read More
Watch the video of interviews with the 2015 “RU Reads: One Campus, Many Voices” participants....Read More