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CU Print at Olin & Uris Libraries – Fall 2020

CU Print is available at Olin & Uris Libraries!

For information on installing and using CU Print, as well as answers to other frequently asked questions about the software, please visit this page.

Printing without a Study Space Reservation – Uris Library Tower Lab only

In order to print at the “CU Print” grab & go printers in the Uris Tower Lab, please install CU Print and send jobs to the CU Print queues before arrival. You must be connected to one of Cornell’s Wi-Fi networks (not including the Cornell-Visitor wireless network). If you’re off campus, use CU VPN to connect to Cornell’s network.

Entrance to Tower Lab shown below:

Picture of Uris Tower Lab Entrance

Uris Tower Lab Hours are Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 10 pm, and Friday & Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. You need to have your Cornell ID to access the Tower Lab.

Printing while at Uris Library Quiet Study Spaces – By Reservation Only

Uris Library has two Multifunction Printers (MFPs) in the Dean Room.

In order to use these MFPs, you must have a quiet study space reservation. Reservations can be made from the Cornell Chatter app or website. No exceptions can be made regarding this policy.

In addition to printing, MFPs can act as scanners (free – MFP will send a pdf to your Cornell email; limit to 20 pages at a time or the pdf attachment will be too large) or copiers (same per-page rates as printing.)

To use the MFPs, swipe your Cornell ID across this area on the front of the MFP:

Picture of MFP with circle around ID Swipe

To print, swipe your ID and any print jobs sent to the CU Print queues will release and automatically print. To access the other functions, swipe your ID, and use the touch screen to navigate to the scanning and copying options.

There is no internal access to the printers in the Tower Lounge from the Uris Library quiet study space.

Printing at Olin Library – by Reservation Only

CU Printers are also available on the lower level in Olin Library. In order to use these printers, you must have a quiet study space reservation. Reservations can be made from the Cornell Chatter app or website. No exceptions can be made regarding this policy.

Olin Library also has three Multifunction Printers (MFPs) available on the lower level, two in Study Room B12, and one under the stairs closest to Libe Cafe. The MFP under the stairs has 11X17 and 11X14 paper options. There is an increased cost for larger paper sizes.

In order to use these MFPs, you must have a quiet study space reservation. Reservations can be made from the Cornell Chatter app or website. No exceptions can be made regarding this policy.

In addition to printing, MFPs can act as scanners (free – MFP will send a pdf to your Cornell email; limit to 20 pages at a time or the pdf attachment will be too large) or copiers (same per-page rates as printing.)

To use the MFPs, swipe your Cornell ID across this area on the front of the MFP:

Picture of MFP with circle around ID Swipe

To print, swipe your ID and any print jobs sent to the CU Print queues will release and automatically print. To access the other functions, swipe your ID, and use the touch screen to navigate to the scanning and copying options.

Refunds and Troubleshooting

Information on refunds and other common issues can be found on this page. If you have any additional questions, please contact CIT support.

[How To Find Out More]…About That Journal You Need

Do you need to find out if a journal is peer-reviewed or if it’s open access? Are you having trouble searching for a journal based on a citation? Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory should have what you need and more!

The world of serial publications (magazines, journals, newsletters, newspapers, and conference proceedings) is complex. Often, different journals have similar names or a single word name, which can make for a difficult search. Ulrich’s can help you figure out which journal is the one you are seeking. It lists basic information about a publication, such as when it began publishing and how often it is published, so you can use other parts of the citation to help you locate an article (for example, by matching up the issue number and article date). If your citation has an abbreviated journal title, visit JAbbr to find the full title.

Screenshot of Public Utilities Fortnightly Basic Description in Ulrichs

Publications can also change their title over time. Ulrich’s lists previous titles, as well as the titles of journals that have been purchased and incorporated into a journal with a different title. It also contains information that can be useful if you are researching the publication itself, such as the publisher’s address, how often issues are published, pricing information, circulation statistics, and which databases contain articles from this publication. Ulrich’s is an invaluable tool for locating and validating your sources.

Screenshot of Public Utilities Fortnightly Title History and Publisher & Ordering Details in Ulrichs

Library Guides: The Hidden Hack for Library Research

Are you struggling to find sources for your research project but aren’t sure how to start?

Need help navigating library resources but not quite ready to ask for help? 

Check out our Library Guides!

Library guides (sometimes referred to as Research Guides or LibGuides) are curated online documents full of library resources, research advice, and library tips and tricks! Created by our very own librarians and library staff – we’ve got library guides for almost any type of research need you may have! 

Our Library Guides are separated into three categories: Course Guides,  Subject Guides and Skill Guides.

Course guides are created as a supplement for a specific Cornell course. They are usually built by a subject librarian at the request of a professor. Ask your professor if there is a Library Guide for your course or search the ones we already have! There may not be one for your specific course but there may be a similar one already created! 

Subject guides group together with resources (like databases and journals) specific to a certain theme or subject. We have guides in over 50 subjects with topics ranging from general Library Research at Cornell to Automotive Engineering to Comics and Graphic Novels!

Our skill guides highlight resources or software. Examples include Ebooks at Cornell, GIS: Geographic Information Systems, and How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography.

If you want to research it, we’ve probably got a guide for it! 

Most of our guides include contact information for the subject librarian who put it together. You can contact them directly, or you can always Ask A Librarian through email or live chat!

Passkey to the Rescue!

It’s happened again. You’ve found what looks to be the perfect article. You stumbled across it while searching outside of the library website, and now to access the full text you must either navigate away from the article in order to track down the login button on the publication’s convoluted website, or pull up the library catalog to search for the publication by name and then re-find the article within it.

Not so with Passkey!

What is this magical Passkey? It’s a bookmark for your browser that saves your Cornell login information and in most cases allows you with *one click* to check whether you have access to the full text of any article you may come across. 

How do you obtain Passkey?Look no further!

On the library’s website you can easily download the bookmark to your browser(s), and there is a useful library guide with instructions available based on your operating system: Mac/Apple or PC/Windows.

Olin Kroch Uris Contactless Book Pickup Service: Service with a smile packed into each bag.

Books from the Olin, Kroch, and Uris collections are available for pickup at the Uris Clock Tower location, Monday-Saturday 10am-2pm. The Uris Clock Tower accessible entrance at the base of the McGraw Tower has been converted into a brown bag book buffet.

Uris Clock Tower Entrance

Books awaiting pickup

How do I request material for contactless pickup?

  1. From the library catalog record choose, “Request item” on the right-hand side of page.Catalog Request Button
  2. After authenticating, choose the Uris Clock Tower as a Pickup location.Request Form
  3. Click “Submit delivery request”.
  4. You will receive an email within two working days letting you know when you can pick up the requested materials from the Uris Clock Tower. Items are held for nine days. If you do not pick up your items in that time frame the books will be returned to the stacks.

Staff processing material requests have completed the University’s Daily Health Assessment, and are approved for on-site work.  On-site staff follow strict health and safety guidelines, including wearing face coverings when paging and handling materials. You can be sure your books are safely processed and prepared for contactless pickup!

Requests are filled as quickly as possible while maintaining our safety protocols.  We appreciate your patience!

Accessible accommodations and requests for large quantities of materials are available. Please contact libpublicservices@cornell.edu for more information.

Need Help Finding an Article? Not Sure How to Cite in MLA? Ask a Librarian!

 

Don't Wing it. Ask a Librarian. Visit ask.library.cornell.edu for more infomation.

Build Skills at Cornell University Library Workshops

Cornell University Library offers a wide variety of workshops designed to assist patrons in developing skills in library research, information management, and software. These workshops are free and open to registered Cornell students, faculty and staff.

For the most up to date information on our workshops, please visit: https://spaces.library.cornell.edu/calendar/CULworkshops/

Understanding the Middle East through Geologic Movement: Selections from the Barazangi Map Collection

Located on Level B in Olin Library, Understanding the Middle East through Geologic Movement: Selections from the Barazangi Map Collection features maps donated by Professor Muawia Barazangi, emeritus professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.  The maps and images explore how plate tectonics created, and shaped the geography of the Middle East, and how that geologic history resulted in the region’s status as both an oil & gas rich region, and an epicenter of natural disasters. This favorable natural history also made it possible for the development of earliest and most advanced civilization on earth.

Professor Barazangi joined Cornell University at the end of 1971, and served in 1978-1980 as professor and chairman of the Department of Geophysics at the Faculty of Earth Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. His interests are seismology, tectonics and lithospheric structure, especially in the Middle East and Morocco.

Barazangi’s donated maps can be found in the Olin Library Map Room His papers are located in the University Archives in Kroch Library’s Rare & Manuscript Collections, and for more details please visit his website at http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu/ .

Extended Study Hours at Olin & Uris through December 20th

Olin Library will be open until midnight on: Friday, December 13th, Saturday, December 14th, and Friday, December 20th .

All of Uris Library (including Circulation, the book stacks, the Kinkeldey Room, and AD White Library) will be open until 11 pm on : Friday, December 13th, Saturday, December 14th, and Friday, December 20th .

In addition to the Cocktail Lounge, Uris Library Gallery level – all areas below the Ho Plaza entrance – will be open 24 hours a day through 10 am on Saturday December 21st.

For more information on building hours, please visit this page: https://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/hours

Good luck with your exams and final papers. If you need help with anything, be sure to Ask a Librarian.

Start Your Online Research, Anywhere

When you’re off-campus, start your search at library.cornell.edu for full access to all databases, online journals, article texts, and other resources requiring a Cornell subscription. When you click on subscription-only resources, you’ll be prompted for your NetID and password to begin two-factor authentication.

If you don’t start at the library’s homepage, use Passkey for electronic access. Drag the Passkey icon to the top of your browser. Whenever you hit a paywall or a “forbidden” message, click the Passkey tab on your browser. If the Library has a subscription to the resource you’re trying to access, you’ll then be prompted for your NetID.

If you have any questions, remember to Ask a Librarian.   24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year chat support is available to all Cornell faculty, staff, and students.

 

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