This spring and summer, five collections, Government Documents, Reference, Current Periodicals, Microform, and Favat, have been moved from the second floor of Snell Library. The purpose of the move is to provide additional study and technology space on the second floor and to make better use of available shelving elsewhere.
While the print Government Documents collection is moving into storage, materials remain accessible through a page request from the Circulation desk (1st floor). Online access is available to many of the same documents, and much more, through the Library’s website, the Federal Government research subject guide, or through a NUcat search with scope “Government Documents”. Some of the Library’s resources in Government Documents include:
• Proquest Digital Hearings: Congressional hearings from 1824 to present
• FDsys: The government site for authenticated, permanent access to important document series such as the Congressional Record (1994 to present), Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Compilation of Presidential Documents, federal budget, Statutes at Large, United States Code, etc.
• HeinOnline: historical and contemporary government documents, including Foreign Relations of the United States, treaties, the Congressional Record and its predecessors, Presidential Papers.
Favat children’s collection
The Favat collection has been moved up to the 3rd floor, to the area at the end of the standard 3rd floor stacks, following the call number PT. Materials remain labeled with “Favat” and are searchable through NUcat with scope “Snell Library Favat”.
The Reference collection has been moved up to the 3rd floor, to the area at the end of the standard 3rd floor stacks, following the Favat collection. Materials remain non-circulating, labeled with “Reference” and are searchable through NUcat with scope “Snell Library Reference”.
The Microform material has also been moved to the third floor. It is now housed at the end of the third floor stacks, following the Favat and Reference collections.
Most of the current periodical print collection has been integrated into the standard collection on the 3rd and 4th floor, shelved within their call number. For example, the journal “Microbiology” will be found by its call number (QH1 .M4000), on the 4th floor, with the current issues at the end of the holdings. Selected popular periodicals have been moved to a new browsing area on the 1st floor, outside room 120SL.
The Oversize collections are now housed entirely on the 4th floor, following the standard collection (call numbers beginning with Z).