Library 2013 Annual Report Now Available

September 17 2013, by Marc Davis

Check out what’s been happening at the Library!  Our 2013 (June 2012 – June 2013) Annual Report is now available.

Sacred Earth and Healing Arts of Tibet with the Gaden Shartse Tibetan Buddhist Monks

August 24 2013, by Marc Davis

The Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery will offer lectures, teachings and cultural performances September 9 – 13 at Drake University. Visitors may also view the ongoing construction of the sand mandala in the Collier Heritage Room in Cowles Library between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, during their visit.  Sacred Earth & Healing Arts Information

 

Brief Network Outage Saturday Morning, Aug. 3

August 2 2013, by Marc Davis

OIT will be performing maintenance on network equipment on Saturday, August 3rd. Maintenance will begin at 6:00 AM and be completed by 7:00 AM. All Internet connectivity to and from campus will be down for approximately 30 minutes during the maintenance window.  Library services & resources will be unavailable during the outage.

University Archives to Receive Another Major Collection

July 17 2013, by Marc Davis

A major new collection slated for the new Cowles Library — Drake University Archives & Special Collections:
“The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and Drake University today announced a new partnership that will provide enhanced access to former Governor Robert D. Ray’s papers . . . “ Read More!

Brief service outage on Saturday, July 13

July 12 2013, by Marc Davis

OIT will be performing maintenance on network equipment servicing the Drake Internet connection on Saturday, July 13. Maintenance will begin at 6:00 AM and be completed by 7:00 AM. All Internet connectivity to and from campus, including remote access to library resources, will be down for approximately 30 minutes during the maintenance window.

Iowa media reports on collaborative collections initiative

June 4 2013, by Marc Davis

The CI-CCI received news coverage on WHOTV!

Cowles Library launches initiative to share print collections

May 28 2013, by Marc Davis

The library directors of Drake University, Grinnell College, Grand View University, Central College, and Simpson College officially announced the formation of the Central Iowa Collaborative Collections Initiative (CI-CCI) earlier this month.

Top Study Tips from Cowles Library

May 9 2013, by Marc Davis

We asked the faculty and staff at Cowles Library for their best study tips for finals. Here’s what they said …

Top Study Tips from Cowles Library

New mobile feature for SuperSearch

January 25 2013, by Andrew Welch

Last year, EBSCO provided a mobile interface for SuperSearch that automatically loads when you access SuperSearch from your mobile device. This was a vast improvement over the “mobile-friendly” display that was previously available.

Last week, EBSCO extended this functionality to all devices by providing a “Mobile Site” link at the bottom of every SuperSearch page:

SuperSearch Mobile Site link

Now you can view the mobile version of SuperSearch from your desktop or tablet, but why would you want to? Well, during periods when your desktop’s network connection is noticeably slower, you might consider temporarily switching to the more lightweight mobile interface for faster load times.

Also, the iPad (and some other tablets) are not recognized as mobile devices by SuperSearch, but the mobile display tends to look–and function–better on those smaller screens. You can see an example of the difference below:

SuperSearch full view

SuperSearch Full view

SuperSearch Mobile view

SuperSearch Mobile view

Scroll to Top