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We just added nearly 1900 new ebook titles from Brill, a humanities and social sciences academic publisher. Find new titles from various subjects, including:

• Asian Studies
• Biblical Studies, Ancient Near East and Early Christianity
• Classical Studies
• Middle East and Islamic Studies
• Religious Studies, Theology and Philosophy

Find these titles via the library catalog like any other books. Look for the orange 'view now' link. Find the blue 'Read' icon to open the PDF of the ebook. These ebooks are available 24/7. Browse through the titles here:

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Maintenance Alert - The library catalog's electronic resources (the orange 'e' links to journal articles & websites) will be down for maintenance for 3 hours this coming Friday 5/5, from 9pm to 12am.
You can still find electronic resources via our topic guides:

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Extended finals hours from 5/1-5/11*:

Mon - Fri: 08:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm
*5/3 Wed: CLOSED for Buddha Day.

5/12 Fri: 8:30 am - 06:00 pm
5/13 Sat: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

More hours:

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Finding a research paper you want behind a paywall can be disappointing 😞 Here's the first step you can take towards getting the paper you want:

🎉 Unpaywall 🎉 is a Firefox/Chrome extension that can

🎇 automatically 🎇,

🌠 quickly 🌠,

and 👍 legally 👍

find free (open access) versions of research papers from repositories of author-uploaded papers.

It's super easy to use with no configuration required, you don't even have to be a current UWest student to use it. Simply install the extension to Firefox or Chrome by going to the website:

☝️ But as awesome as it is, Unpaywall doesn't check if a paper is already available in our many library databases! 😨 So if you're a current UWest student, faculty, or staff looking for a specific article, follow these 2 steps:

👀 Looking for more research tools like these? Find them here: Or just come talk to us about what you're looking for 💁

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LAST DAY for 3 of our 4 trial databases! It's the last day to try out 中國方志庫 Chinese Local Records, 中國基本古籍庫 Database of Chinese Classic Ancient Books & 敦煌文獻庫 Database of Dunhuang Documents. Go take a/another look @ and let us know what you think!

1. Morningstar Investment Research Center (Expires 5/31/2017)

2. 中國方志庫 Chinese Local Records (Expires TOMORROW!)

3. 中國基本古籍庫 Database of Chinese Classic Ancient Books (Expires TOMORROW!)

4. 敦煌文獻庫 Database of Dunhuang Documents (Expires TOMORROW!)

Access to these trial databases will expire, so we encourage you to try them out and let us know ( if you would like to access these databases on a permanent basis.

Happy exploring!

⚠️️ Our catalog and databases will be offline 4/7 10pm-3am for maintenance.
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