The 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of style was published at the end of the summer. There are several copies of the new edition available in the SFU Library, either in the reference section or on reserve. Look for an updated version of the Library’s “quick guide” to the Chicago Manual of Style coming soon to the Writing & Citing section of the Library website.
SFU Library is excited to launch its new search tool called Fast Search. The Library’s new Fast Search instantly locates journals, articles, books, eBooks, electronic databases and other resources from our catalogue and beyond. Results are automatically ranked by relevance in a Google-like fashion. In addition, Fast Search supports *facets*, a powerful way to immediately refine search results by content type, subject terms, publication date, library location, and more. Abstracts pop up for quick review.
Fast Search is a subscription service called “Summon” provided by Serials Solutions in Seattle. Summon includes content from more than 6,800 publishers representing over 94,000 journal titles and 500 million items, including the existing library catalogue and other digitized local content. It will be a great starting point for students, but users with particular subject or disciplinary expertise will still want to access the Library catalogue and other online databases directly for more specific, and often richer, search capabilities.
University Librarian for Processing and Systems Brian Owen says, “The ‘one big search’ concept has been a longstanding wish-list item for libraries and Fast Search gets us one very big step closer to that goal.” Try it on the Library home page.
More information on Fast Search can be found here.