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An Important Announcement About RefWorks

RefWorks is now transitioning into a product called RefWorks FLOW, which will be available for free to academic users. This is particularly welcome at time of flat library budgets and annual price increases. More importantly, Flow has new features that make it comparable to other free bibliographic management services such as Zotero and  Mendeley: Storage […]

EBSCOHost Maintenance, Fri March 28, 9-11pm

Announcement from EBSCOhost: On Friday, 28 March 2014 your EBSCOhost databases and services may be intermittently unavailable while we perform network upgrades. The service window is scheduled to begin at 9:00 PM EDT (-04:00 GMT). You may experience intermittent access to EBSCOhost products and services for the duration of the service window, which is scheduled […]

Ask-a-Librarian service will be closed on Thursday, March 27, 2014

Due to a college-wide event, the Ask-a-Librarian service will be closed on Thursday, March 27, 2014. We will re-open for normal business hours on Friday, March 28 at 9am. Our apologies for any inconvenience. If you need to speak with a librarian, please leave a voicemail message via phone or email us and we will […]

Ask-a-Librarian Closing at 4pm, Wed March 12

The Ask-a-Librarian Service is closing at 4pm today, Wednesday March 12, 2014 as part of the college’s Coordinating Center which is suspending operations at 4pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.  Please see the MY ESC Special Alert announcements for updates.  Leave a message via voicemail, email or online form and we will respond as soon […]

Create a Login Account to Save Library Resources for Later

Many of the library resources such as databases and e-book collection have special features that can be very convenient to use but to get them to work correctly and actually save your research, you need to create an account with that resource. Your login to Empire State College gives you access to these resources but […]

Annual Reviews – Social Sciences Scheduled Downtime Sat, March 1, 2014

Announcement from Annual Reviews – Social Sciences: On Saturday, 1 March 2014 beginning at 8:00AM (PST)/11:00AM (EST), we have planned routine maintenance to data storage and our website. We expect the work to take up to 16 hours, during which time you can expect the website to be unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Library Hours for Presidents’ Day Weekend & Proquest/RefWorks Downtime Reminder

In honor of the Presidents’ Day holiday, the library will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2014. We will be open on Sunday, February 16 from 1-9pm. We will open at 9am on Tuesday, February 18 for normal business hours. Ask A Librarian – 1-518-581-2222 Ask A Librarian – 1-800-847-3000 ext. 2222 Ask A Librarian […]

Ask-a-Librarian Closing at 2:30pm Thurs Feb 13, Re-Opening 10am on Fri Feb 14

Due to weather conditions, the coordinating center at Empire State College is suspending operations as of 2:30pm on Thursday, February 13, 2014 and will re-open at 10am on Friday, February 14, 2014. The library is part of this center so the Ask-a-Librarian services will follow the same hours. Closing Early on Thursday February 13 at 2:30pm […]

Proquest & RefWorks Maintenance Downtime – February 15, 2014

On February 15, 2014 ProQuest will make improvements to its internal systems to accommodate a growing number of users and to reduce the need for future downtime. To minimize the impact to you and your users these enhancements will be installed during an eight hour window of typically low usage, Eastern Time: Saturday, February 15 […]

Library Closing at 3pm – Wed Feb 5, 2014

Due to severe weather conditions, the Saratoga Springs location of Empire State College is suspending operations as of 3pm.  The library’s Ask-a-Librarian service will be closing early at 3pm and will re-open tomorrow, Thurs Feb 6 at 9am. Please leave a voicemail message or submit your questions via online form or email and we will […]