June 2012 Archives

New EZProxy access to library resources from off campus

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Princeton University Library has launched the new EZProxy service to access online library materials from off campus. EZProxy does not require configuration, but must be used via the links provided by the library in the Articles and Databases page (http://library.princeton.edu/catalogs/articles.php), the Main Catalog (http://catalog.princeton.edu/), SearchIt  (http://searchit.princeton.edu/), or the Find It @PUL button. Using these links from off campus, you will be directed to CAS login screen (Central Authorization System). Enter your Princeton NetID and Password to connect. EZProxy is only available via the Princeton Library links above and is not connected to other URLs or links on the Web such as Google or Google Scholar.

There is currently a known issue with American Institute of Physics journals and the Chrome and Firefox browsers. Please use either Internet Explorer or Safari (depending on your operating system) with the EZProxy for AIP journals. Problems with EZProxy may be reported to lsupport@princeton.edu

A tip on finding articles from a bibliography or reference: Search for the Journal Title (not the article title) in either the Main Catalog or SearchIt Catalog+. Follow the link provided. If you are off campus, enter your NetID and Password for EZProxy, then navigate to the Volume, Issue, and Page of the article you are searching for. You can also try using the form provided by the library at  http://sfx.princeton.edu:9003/sfx_pul/cgi/core/citation-linker.cgi?rft.genre=article

Further details on connecting to library resources from off site are available at http://library.princeton.edu/help/remoteaccess.php

Google wants you to become a better searcher

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In February, Danielle Russell, Über Tech Lead for Search Quality and User Happiness at Google, gave a Princeton public lecture on literacy in the age of Google in which he discussed new skills that are important in knowing how to find and use information on the internet. Russell also demonstrated some very interesting search tricks that many people may not know about. http://lectures.princeton.edu/2012/daniel-m-russell/

To help people learn to use Google more effectively, they are now offering tips and tricks, training videos, and even lesson plans for teaching Google search in the classroom.

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