New Database Trials

McConnell Library is offering the following databases for trial. Please check them out and send feedback to your library liaison or to Alison Armstrong at

Primal Pictures:
Primal Pictures has anatomy, physiology and clinical content, a 3D anatomy model built from real scan data, and has been segmented to create an unparalleled level of detail and accuracy. All of the content within this program has been verified by qualified anatomists and by a team of external experts for each body area.

IMF eLibrary:
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 188 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) eLibrary simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools. You will find information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and so much more.

Thomson One: Investment Banking provides bankers, private equity & venture capital professionals, lawyers, consultants and academics with market news and quotes, plus comprehensive reference data to monitor changing market conditions and to gain important insight into a company, industry or event.

(You must use Internet Explorer)

Have you visited our “new” Reference area?

New furniture that is comfortable, movable, and functional. The trifecta!

New furniture that is comfortable, movable, and functional. The trifecta!

Our old Reference Desk, still hard at work by pointing the way to the new Reference Desk

Our old Reference Desk, still hard at work by pointing the way to the new Reference Desk.

Our new Reference Desk staffed by one of our friendly librarians, Katelyn Tucker

The new Reference Desk staffed by one of our friendly librarians, Katelyn Tucker.


McConnell Library, now with even more hours!

Summer students, please note that we will be open extra hours during exam times so that you can study here even longer.

During Maymester exams, we’ll be open until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 6th, and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 7th.

During Summer I exams, we’ll be open until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 20th, and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 21st.

We hope that these extra hours will help you ace those exams!

Library Research Award Winners and Finalists

Congratulations to our Library Research Award honorees! $750 winners: Mollie Dudley, Jordan Wilkerson, Katherine Okie, and Shaun Howard. $100 Finalists: Derek Lynn, Megan Charles, Sidney Green, Hillary Moore, and Collin Beckham.

Archives Open House Panorama

Here is the digital panoramic photo by George Bragg from the April 17th Archives Open House. Look for the “runners” who appear on both sides of the photo.

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The Stress Buster is almost here!

It’s that special time of year again — Stress Buster time!

Join us on Tuesday, April 29th between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. for some fun in the sun, and inside, too.  We’ll have plenty of music, fresh fruit and cheese, drinks and cookies, and crafts and games, along with the ever-popular button-maker!

Massage therapists will be offering free chair massages on a first-come, first-served basis from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Need yet more ways to relax? How about making a tie-dye t-shirt outside between the hours of noon and 3:00 p.m. (or while supplies last)?  Or petting a therapy dog? The dogs are scheduled to be in the library between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. but please understand that, being dogs, they do not wear wristwatches and so their schedules may be adjusted.

But wait! There’s more! Radford Public Library will be here with their (stuffed) Angry Birds. If you need to work out some stress, try catapulting a bird or two into a tower of cereal boxes. The birds will be waiting for you outside in the grass beside the library’s front steps between noon and 3:00 p.m.  Back inside, you’ll find a photo booth (time to be announced), goody bags, and even a few surprises.

See you Tuesday!

Assistive Technology Open House 4/17/14

Do you have questions about the assistive technology available for your use at the library?

Stop by the Disability Resource Office/McConnell Library Open House on Thursday, 4/17, from noon until 1:00.  The event will be held at the library in the Assistive Technology Lab on Level 3.

Enjoy a cookie and learn about Kurzweil, Dragon, MyReader, and more. With end-of-semester projects due, and exams coming fast, there’s no time like the present to learn about these resources!

Noise on Level 5: Thursday, 4/17/14

Please note that Level 5 will not be quiet this Thursday, 4/17/14, due to our Archives Open House. Set-up and take-down will go on throughout the day, and the event itself will run from 4:00-6:00.

We encourage you to adjust your study plans accordingly. Level 1 will remain a quiet floor during this time. Thank you for understanding!

Please stop by the Open House and enjoy exhibits from Archives and Appalachian Studies, live music, refreshments, and more.


BrowZine app is now being trialed


BrowZine is a tablet-based service that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the McConnell Library’s journal subscriptions on your iPadAndroid or Kindle. It works by pulling together articles from library subscribed databases,  uniting them into complete issues and displaying them in a “newsstand” type presentation.

Simply locate the journals titles you are interested in by browsing through the subject categories or A-Z list. Your chosen titles will now be displayed on your personal bookshelf.  Browzine also offers push notifications for when new content is available.

To get started, search for BrowZine in your app store (iTunesGoogleAmazon) and download the app to your device for free.


When initially launching BrowZine, select Radford University from the drop down list. Enter your Radford credentials when prompted and you are ready to go! Unlike other the links to our e-resources, you will be able to access your journals from off-campus without having to proxy. You even have the ability to sync individual articles to RefWorks, Zotero, Dropbox, and other services to keep all of your information together in one place.

economics browzine

To learn more, please take a look at this short two minute video:

After using BrowZine please let us know how you like it by leaving a comment. Thanks!


$750 Library Research Awards- apply today!

We are now accepting applications for the Winesett Awards for Library Research. Four $750 prizes (two for freshmen/sophomores, two for juniors/seniors) will be given to students who have demonstrated impressive library research skills. Read all about it and access the online application at: