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NMSU Library offers improved access to electronic resources

Just in time for New Mexico State University's fall semester, the University Library announces some new and improved methods of accessing its electronic sources of information.

The library has a new proxy server that will allow NMSU faculty, students and staff to connect to the library's electronic databases, indexes and journals from off-campus anywhere in the world. Previously, most of these resources required that the user be present on campus or use Aggie Access software to connect. Now users may use a commercial Internet service provider or another system and log in using their Social Security and NMSU personal identification numbers to use the resources. Information on setting up a browser to use the proxy server is on the Web at http://lib.nmsu.edu/resources/offcamp.html.

In addition, access to the library's electronic resources has been enhanced by a redesign of its Web pages that locate information on journal articles and electronic journals. Article databases and electronic journals are now listed by subject and alphabetically. There also are speedier links to the popular FirstSearch databases. To locate the redesigned pages, access the library's home page at http://lib.nmsu.edu, and click on "Article Databases" or "Electronic Journals."

The Library welcomes comments on the new and improved services. For more information, please contact Nancy Turner, the library's electronic resources coordinator, at (505) 646-6930 or e-mail her at nturner@lib.nmsu.edu.