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The library has hundreds of databases and it seems everyone has their own favorites so we haven’t added links to individual databases from the library’s home page. The link to Articles and Databases directly under Electronic Resources gives you several options for exploring and accessing our databases.
When you already know the name of the database, you can use the alphabetical listing from the Articles and Databases page or start typing in the Search by name box on that web page.
If you don’t know the particular database, the listings by Subject Area and Type are the way to go! For example, click on the Type link for Newspapers and Magazines and find what other newspaper databases we have besides NewsBank or the Encyclopedias and Handbooks link to discover more reference type databases. Oxford Reference is a useful database, but we also have Credo Reference, Gale Virtual Reference Library and Sage Reference Online. Like Oxford Reference they are collections of many reference sources in different subjects.
Thanks for your suggestion. We are going to add additional outlets spring 2017 to accommodate more students on the main level and level 4.
We walked the third floor Monday morning and checked on the carrels. We had wi-fi at that time where we checked. It’s a very busy time on the wireless networks on campus so there might be instances of losing a connection but that should be a short-term situation. We can test more places if you will let us know more specifically where you were.
Thank you for your comment. We regret the library hours were not convenient for you this summer. We take many factors into account when deciding on library hours including class schedules, actual use data for the building and input from our students, faculty and staff. Your comments will be useful in planning for summer hours next year. Please continue to provide input on your library needs.
Unfortunately, the carrels are not secure and also one of our most popular areas for individual daily study. We do have daily lockers for undergraduate students located on the main floor of the library.
Great idea. We’ve purchased a shredder and it should appear beside the copiers on the main floor very soon.
We have ordered a copy of this book. Thanks for the suggestion.
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I've forwarded your suggestion to the department responsible for that page. Thanks
Sorry you’re sick. We hope you have a speedy recovery. Thanks for your concern about others in the Library. According to the Mayo Clinic cold and flu viruses are only infectious on a surface for several hours. Especially on the busy Main Floor where you were, we have disinfectant wipes for anyone to use. Our cleaning staff regularly clean all parts of the building.
We had also noticed that the water filter needed to be replaced. Those should be replaced soon. The bottle fillers have been very popular. There is also one on Level 5.
Thank you for your suggestion. We are reminding our staff and the faculty that occupy offices in the silent study areas to preserve the silence.
We offer a variety of seating in Thomas Cooper Library to accommodate the various needs of our users. Level 1 is a quiet floor and mixing individual seating with large study tables helps to keep noise to a minimum. We recently added more than 150 seats to the building by reorganizing seating on several levels. You will find the large study tables you enjoy are still available on level 1 and in a variety of locations in the library.
Hi, Interlibrary Loan here. We totally agree that it stinks! We’ve ditched the culprit, our toaster, and will no longer be contributing bad smells to level 4. So come on back to study down here. Thanks for the suggestion.
Thank you for your interest in our newspaper project. We will make every effort to digitize Horry county newspapers and make them available online. We must follow the Library of Congress guidelines for choosing newspapers to scan while we are funded through NEH, however we are always looking for ways to add new content when we can. We will make sure that the Horry Dispatch and the Horry Herald are on the list to scan. Sincerely,
Kate Boyd, Digital Initiatives Coordinator, University Libraries
Thank you for your suggestion regarding booking rooms using the Libraries’ mobile interface. We will explore the possibilities of adding this capability to our mobile interface during the fall semester. If we determine the room booking system functions effectively on the mobile interface we will seek to implement it between the fall and spring semester.
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Thanks for the suggestion. We’ll take a look.
Hi, I'm sorry you're having trouble navigating our new site and will send your suggestion on to our web folks. In the meanwhile, Webster's Dictionary is available by going to library.sc.edu and selecting Article's and Databases and either selecting M (for Merriam-Webster ) from the top of the page or selecting Encyclopedias and Handbooks from the bottom of the page, and then selecting Dictionaries from Related Resources. I will see if a redirect under the name "Webster" can be made for the alphabetical list. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance,
Sharon L. Verba, Head, Department of Research,Instruction, & Reference Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina firstname.lastname@example.org
The option to cancel an ILL request is available in your ILL account until the request has been processed. Once processed, a manual process works much better for keeping track of cancellations, since we want to catch them before they have been shipped by a library. It’s still easy to cancel a request you don’t need, just drop us a line at email@example.com or give us a call at 803-777-2805.
Hope that helps, Amber Gibbs Cook,Head of Interlibrary Loan,Thomas Cooper Library 803.777.4877 firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeping up with leisure reading can be tough! We do offer the Browsing Books LibGuide http://guides.library.sc.edu/browsing .Here you can find the most recent additions to the Browsing collection by selecting the "view feed" link in the New Browsing Books box. We like your suggestions for adding genre listings as well as a student book club, and will see what we can do.
Thanks for the suggestion we’ll look into the cost of this product for the library.
Update: We now have a stand with umbrella bags just inside the main entrance. 6/9/14