New(s) @ Axe

News and Events of the Leonard H. Axe Library, and of the
Kansas Technology Center Library - Pittsburg (KS) State University

Friday, July 02, 2010

Open Access Journals from the Royal Society of Chemistry

Axe Library is now providing access to open access journals from the Royal Society of Chemistry with access up to about 2 years ago for most titles. The journals are all indexed by databases such as Compendex, SciFinder, and Academic Search Premier. To access the full text of the journals, go to the library’s website at and click on the “Journals” tab in the center of the page. You may search by journal title, words in the title, ISSN, or subject. Additionally, if you are in a database, such as SciFinder, click on a link that says “Full Text” or “Article Linker” or “360 Link.” This will allow you to easily find out if the Library has the needed journal article in print or electronic access to it. Here is a list of the available titles:

Chemical communications
Chemical Society Reviews
Contemporary Organic Synthesis
Dalton Transactions
Education in Chemistry
Energy & environmental science
Faraday discussions
Green Chemistry
Highlights in chemical biology
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
Journal of Chemical Research, Synopses
Journal of Environmental Monitoring
Journal of Materials Chemistry
Lab on a Chip
Mendeleev Communications
Molecular bioSystems
Natural Product Reports
New Journal of Chemistry
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
Pesticide outlook
Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
Russian Chemical Reviews
Soft Matter
If you have any questions about journals or databases, please do not hesitate to call 620-235-4884 or 620-235-4894.

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Friday, March 05, 2010

Women’s History Month

March is National Women’s History Month. Axe Library is celebrating Women’s History Month by creating a display about Amelia Earhart and the influence she has had on aviation and on women. Amelia Earhart was born July 24, 1897 in Atchison, Kansas. During an attempt to fly around the world, she disappeared in the Pacific Ocean somewhere near Howland Island. She set many flight records, wrote a book about her flying experiences, and was the first woman to be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

There are a variety of books and scans of photographs on display, as well as colorful bookmarks with photographs and trivia about Amelia Earhart. Please feel free to come by and view the display and take a bookmark.

Here are a few websites about women’s history and Amelia Earhart:

If you have any questions or comments about the display or the library’s services and resources, please do not hesitate to contact the library at 620-235-4894.

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Friday, February 05, 2010

Axe Welcomes New Dean

The Axe Library would like to welcome the new Dean of Library Services, Dr. David P. Bunnell. Dr. Bunnell had been the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research for Griffin Technical College in Georgia. Dr. Bunnell has numerous publications to his credit in sources such College and Undergraduate Libraries and Academic Exchange Quarterly, in addition to several presentations at professional conferences. Please help us welcome Dr. Bunnell to the PSU community!


Thursday, February 04, 2010

Tax Time!

This year there is a strong emphasis at the state and federal levels for e-filing. Some paper IRS forms are available on the third floor. No photo copied forms should be used, as this will slow down the processing of forms and delay refunds. The official forms have dropout ink and can be processed by machine. There are no state forms this year. The State of Kansas will mail these out on request, but this will delay your refund. Again, the best way to file is to e-file. Staff will assist you in locating the forms that we do have, however we will not be able to offer tax assistance or advice on which forms you need.

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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Axe Library Holiday Schedule

Even though Pittsburg State University offices will be closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s, Axe Library will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of that week, December 28-30.

During the semester break, Axe Library will be open Monday – Friday from 8 am until 4:30 pm except for December 24, 25, 31 and January 1. Most services will be available. Come in and catch up on your reading and research.

Happy Holidays from the entire Axe Library and KTC Library staff.

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Friday, November 06, 2009

"Axe" Library's 30th Anniversary to be Celebrated

On November 18, Axe Library will celebrate its 30th anniversary. Although Pittsburg State University has had a library since its birth in 1903 as the Manual Training Normal School, it did not have a building until Porter Library opened in 1927. (Porter Hall now houses the Art Department.) In 1979, the library moved into the present building which was named after Leonard Henry Axe, our college President from 1957 to 1965.

The celebration will take place in the browsing area of Axe Library. Mr. Bob Walter, Dean of Learning Resources will be the Master of Ceremonies and Mr. Randy Roberts, Curator of Special Collections, and Mrs. Cynthia Pfannenstiel, recently retired Coordinator of Public Services, will give us some historical background. Music will be provided by the PSU Brass Quintet, under the direction of Bob Kehle, who also played at the opening in 1979.

Our guest speaker will be Suzanne Arruda, successful author of the Jade del Cameron series of mystery/adventures. She will speak about her series and about how the library helped her reconstruct life in 1920s East Africa. Refreshments will be served. The anniversary celebration is sponsored by Friends of Axe Library.

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