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Boyce Library News

Fall 2011 Research Workshops

August 19th, 2011 • Paul Roberts

We are pleased to announce that the research workshops for the Fall semester of 2011 have been scheduled. Most of these workshops are available as either traditional on-site workshops or as online webinars. More information, dates, and online registration are on the Workshops page: library.sbts.edu/workshops. This semester’s workshop topics are:

  • An Introduction to Library Services
  • Seek and You Shall Find: Techniques for Finding and Not Just Searching
  • Twice the Research, Half the Time: Using Online Databases
  • Become an über-Googler: Online Hacks for Academic Content
  • He Said, She Said: An Introduction to Using Bibliographic Citation Managers

The New Library Website

August 11th, 2011 • Paul Roberts

Frequent visitors to this site will recognize that we have a new look. The basic architecture of the site remains the same, however, so you have no need to worry about where and how to find your favorite resources. We have also retained many of the older posts from before the switch because of the valuable information they contain, so don’t be thrown off by such dated posts.

The sidebar to the left remains the primary navigational tool for these pages. As always, please do not hesitate to ask for help with your research if you are having difficulty getting started. Librarians are ready and waiting to help.

Library Contact:
Phone: (502)897 – 4713
Email: jfowler@sbts.edu

Online Library Resources and Insight Communications

February 11th, 2011 • Robb Brunansky

Recently, we have received a number of questions from patrons who have been unable to access library resources from off-campus, with errors saying that they cannot connect to the server. I experienced this very problem myself a couple weeks ago after switching from AT&T to Insight Communications for my Internet service at home. Insight came out and set up a secured wireless network for me, and after they secured the network I could no longer access library resources from home. Fortunately, I had an extra router available, so I installed my own router and removed theirs from my network and the problems were eliminated. If you are having similar problems to what other patrons have had and to what I experienced with Insight, you have a couple different options.

–You could buy your own router rather than using the one Insight provides. That way you can customize the security settings for your network and make sure your router allows you to access the ports our resources use (1701, 8992, 9992, 2000-2999).

–If buying your own hardware is not an option, then you need to contact Insight Communications technical support. Have them adjust the security settings on your router, letting them know you need access to the ports listed above for academic research at your educational institution’s library.

Unfortunately, the staff at JPBCL cannot fix this problem for you since it is related to your ISP and hardware setup at home. However, if you need help better understanding how to address this issue with Insight, please contact me (rbrunansky@sbts.edu) for specific details.

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