Author Archives: Jill Smith

ProQuest databases unavailability Saturday, March 12 10 PM EDT

On Saturday March 12, 2016, ProQuest will be installing critical firmware updates to its systems infrastructure. The window is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM EDT and will last for eight (8) hours.

During this time, access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available:

  • ProQuest platform databases (search.proquest.com)
  • ProQuest Congressional
  • ProQuest Dialog
  • ProQuest Archiver
  • Dissertations Express
  • PQDT Open
  • ProQuest ETD Administrator
  • Digital Sanborn Maps
  • RefWorks
  • Pivot
  • Books in Print
  • ProQuest Syndetic Solutions

Users attempting to access these products during the downtime will be re-directed to a web page explaining the scheduled maintenance.

Thank you for your patience; we apologize for this inconvenience.

Library Hours During Spring Break

Williams and Wolff library buildings will remain open the normal spring semester hours.  The reference and circulation desks will be open on a limited schedule over Spring Break (March 4 – March 12). In addition, on Monday, March 7 the Williams library will close early (at 8:00 p.m.) for air system work.

Please consult the calendar for specifics.

New E-Journal Finder

Various databases that Georgetown subscribes to may offer the journal you are looking for — so how do you find the one that does? Or the one that does that offers coverage of the year for the article you are looking for?

Georgetown’s updated E-Journal Finder can help you find electronically published articles and books quickly. There is also an updated tutorial and text instructions on how to use the E-Journal Finder.

Construction Noise in the Library This Weekend

hammerIn response to student feedback, the Library is in the process of installing two more hydration stations on both sides of the 5th level atrium. There will be noise throughout the building Friday, January 29 possibly through Sunday, January 31.

Please be patient while the installation is in progress. Disposable foam earplugs are, as always, available at the Reference Desk in the Williams Reading Room.

Pharos printer upgrades and unavailability 8/20/2015

The Pharos printing system will be undergoing an upgrade today. During this upgrade individual printers will be unavailable at times during the day. There will be signage to direct you to operational print stations. Between noon and 1:00pm will likely be the biggest disruption as the new software is activated. If you need any printing assistance please visit the circulation desk in either the Williams or Wolff Library.
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Limited Acccess to Reading Room, August 2-23

Due to the scheduled table refinishing, access to the Reading Room will be limited August 2-23.

Access is still available to the CLC and to the scanner, printer, and copier area. Most of the reference collection is still available, and reference services are available during the closure. Ask at the circulation desk if you need assistance.Reading Room

Georgetown Law Library Extended Bar Review Study Hours

Starting Monday July 13th Georgetown Law Library will be open additional hours for studying for the bar.

Williams Library schedule:
Every day  –  7am to 2am daily

Wolff Library schedule:
Monday – Saturday 9am to Midnight
Sunday Noon to Midnight

The extended hours will end at closing on Monday July 27th, 2am for Williams and midnight for Wolff.

Both Williams and Wolff will resume normal summer hours on opening on Tuesday July 28th.

Details about library hours as well as Circulation Desk and Reference Desk availability can be found on our Library Hours Calendar.

Lights, Camera, Learning

"Green Screen" by Sam Greenhalgh - Creative Commons License

“Green Screen” by Sam Greenhalgh – Creative Commons License

A recent study found that 79 percent of students view educational video on their own time to assist in their learning.  Do you know that Georgetown Law Librarians create our own tutorials to help you learn valuable research skills?

Visit our tutorials page to see what we have to offer on topics ranging from basic Bluebook citation form to conducting complicated legislative history research.  And if you need a tutorial on a subject we do not cover, please contact Jill Smith to suggest a new title.