Office responsible for the ordering and receipt of library materials other than serials and standing orders. Part of Library Resource and Metadata Services Department.
Part of Harrison University Libraries serving The Hartt School and all music, dance, and theatre programs, located in the East Wing of the Gray Center. Allen Library.
A publication released on a regular, once a year schedule.
Collection of materials relating to the history and people of the University of Hartford. The Archives and Special Collections is open to University faculty, staff, students, and members of the general public by appointment. While some material remains confidential, most collections are accessible. Patrons are asked to observe archival procedures to help protect the collections. Photocopying of material is permitted if the material is in good condition. Archival material is non-circulating. Archives and Special Collections is located on the lower level of Mortensen Library in Room 103. Archives.
List of research sources used in composing a document. Also, a collection (usually annotated) of sources related to a topic. Do not confuse with biography.
Older issues of periodicals which have been sent to the bindery. In Mortensen, shelved on the lower level in call number order. In Allen, shelved just behind the Reference section.
are designed to allow a group of students to work together on a project without having to crowd around a regular desktop computer. This allows students to spread out while working together on a computer with three keyboards, three mice, and two 42-inch monitors. C-Pods are located on the main level of Mortensen Library. There is also a C-Pod room on the upper level of Mortensen in L-310, the key for which can be checked out from the Circulation Desk for four hours use at a time.
is the office responsible for the creation of the Libraries Catalog, including description, creation of the bibliographic record, and assignment of the call number. Part of Library Resource and Metadata Services Department.
is the service desk where books are checked out and returned. Also provides reserves, videos/DVDs, holds and recalls. Pick up Interlibrary Services materials here, too. Found at the front desk in Mortensen and at the entrance desk in Allen.
Storage area located in Mortensen for less used materials. Items in Compact can be retrieved by Circulation staff.
The most recent issues of periodicals. Usually, but not always, the current year. In Mortensen, shelved on the lower level in alphabetical order by title. In Allen, they are located by the public computers.
An electronic collection of searchable information on one or more topics. Often subscription-only access is paid for out of the Libraries' budget.
Final research project completed by student in a doctoral program. Most are available in the stacks, but older ones may only be in the Archives. All University of Hartford dissertations published are searchable online and available full text since 2000 at Dissertations and Theses @ University of Hartford. All dissertations may be searched at Dissertations and Theses Abstracts with some being full text online.
Listing of all periodicals that the Libraries provide access to (both in print and electronically) and where to find them. eJournals A to Z.
Assigned readings for class, in PDF format for reading or printing from a computer. Most classes now use Blackboard as the medium for providing this information.
is the University center supporting the teaching environment by assisting faculty with the incorporation of technology and new teaching methods into their established curriculum. Housed on the main level of Mortensen.
Online reproduction of the complete content of an article or book. Also, journals in which the majority of the articles have their content available online.
See Allen Library above.
is a process to request a book which is currently charged out. The current borrower will not be able to renew the book, and the person placing the hold will be notified when it is returned. Ask for information at Circulation.
See InterLibrary Loan Services.
Unique number, assigned by the publisher to a specific book title. Do not confuse with Call Number.
The University department responsible for computer services, including staffing, maintenance, and operation of users branches. ITS (Information Technology Services).
Detailed alphabetical guide, usually, to the content of a book or series of books (such as an encyclopedia). Also, an alphabetical subject guide to articles in a collection of periodicals published on a regular schedule.
Also referred to as ILL, obtains books or copies of articles not owned by Harrison University Libraries. Connected to over 9,000 libraries worldwide. On average, electronic articles are received within four (4) days and books are received within ten (10). Our online request system, ILLiad @ H, is available on the Harrison University Libraries web page. The ILL office is located on the lower level of Mortensen. InterLibrary Loan Services.
Professional or research publication issued on a regular schedule, and containing articles. Also referred to as periodical or serial.
The national library of the United States. Also refers to the call number system used by Mortensen and Allen Libraries.
Instant Messaging (IM) widget on the library's webpage that allows you to chat with a librarian. It's a great way to ask for help!
Online database of the holdings of Harrison University Libraries, consisting of the Mortensen and Allen libraries. More generally, the database of the holdings of any library. The starting point for most research projects. Libraries Catalog.
Any micro-formatted reproduction. See Microfiche and Microfilm.
Photographic reproduction of a document (usually a journal) on a flat piece of film. Filed in alphabetical order in Mortensen, lower level.
Photographic reproduction of a document (usually a journal) on rolled film. Filed in alphabetical order on the lower level of Mortensen Library.
See Allen Library above.
Regularly published collection of articles. Magazines, journals, newspapers, etc. are all considered periodicals. Located on Mortensen's lower level and in Allen.
Using parts of texts or entire ideas of other persons as your own work.
Reference librarians help members of the University of Hartford community to identify and use sources of information. Mortensen Reference is at the Reference Desk or office on the main level. Allen Reference is at the main Service Desk.
The Reference Department is temporarily located on the lower level during renovation.
Process which allows you to extend the loan period for a book. Some restrictions may apply. Renewals may be requested online, by phone, or at the Circulation Desk.
Assigned readings for classes. Print materials are kept at the Mortensen and Allen circulation desks. Some materials may also be available as Electronic Reserves on Blackboard.
Harrison University Libraries department responsible for acquiring and making all libraries materials accessible. Includes Acquisitions, Cataloging, InterLibrary Loan Services, and Serials.
Shelves in the libraries.
Generic term for regularly or irregularly published recurring materials. Includes periodicals, annuals and semi-annuals. Also the department responsible for ordering and maintaining them. Part of Library Resource and Metadata Services Department.
See Citation and Style Guides above.
Online information sources, arranged in broad categories. Selected by University Libraries staff as starting points for University students (includes online books, databases, websites, and more). Subject Guides.
Formally controlled and applied terms to describe the subject of a book or article. Used to focus a search particularly when keyword searching is not successful. Ask a librarian for assistance.
Final research project completed by honors or master's–level student. Most are available in the stacks, but older ones may only be in the Archives.
All libraries at the University of Hartford. Harrison University Libraries.
Computer lab with both Windows and Macintosh workstations, providing desktop applications such as word processing and spreadsheets, some special software, and Internet access. Supported by ITS.
Shared by Reference Services and the Faculty Center for Learning Development. Provides facilities for hands-on instruction in the use of library and other teaching and learning technologies, as well as FCLD offices. Mortensen Library main level.
Temporarily offline during renovations.