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Fogler Library News Service

Publicizing events, collections, acquisitions and services at UMaine's library 
-- Wednesday, February 1, 2012  --

SUMMARY
1. Services
    A. LibX: Fogler Library Toolbar
2. Collections
    A. Special Collections Department
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1. SERVICES
    A. LIBX: FOGLER LIBRARY TOOLBAR
LibX: Fogler Library Toolbar is a Firefox extension that provides direct access to Fogler Library's resources. It features: a toolbar and right-click context menu, support for off-campus access via EZproxy, quick full text access to journal articles, support for embedded cues at sites like Amazon, Google, and the New York Times Book Review, and support for xISBN. Visit Fogler's LibX Toolbar page <http://library.umaine.edu/staff/libx_guide.htm> for more information and installation instructions.


2. COLLECTIONS
    B. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS DEPARTMENT
The Special Collections Department, established in 1970, is the place to find all things Maine-related at Fogler Library. Books, pamphlets, maps, state documents, town reports, newspapers and periodicals provide extensive coverage of Maine’s communities, counties, people and institutions. Works by Maine authors and books about Maine artists trace the creative history of the state. A wide variety of historically significant primary source material such as personal papers and records of businesses, fraternal and civic organizations and other institutions provide ample opportunities for original research. The William S. Cohen Papers, donated by Secretary Cohen to the University, offer an in-depth look into a life of political participation and civic involvement. Special Collections is also the place to find theses and dissertations awarded by the University as well as publications of University faculty and academic departments and a wonderful collection of historic photographs of campus buildings and activities. During the academic year, Special Collections is open until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and is open on Saturdays. For more information about Special Collections, department hours, or to arrange a class visit to view materials related to a specific course or project, contact Desiree Butterfield-Nagy at 581-1798, email spc@umit.maine.edu, or visit the department web site at: http://www.library.umaine.edu/speccoll/.

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