Burke Library will close to the public beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, for a complete reconstruction of the first floor and front entrance.
Below are quick links and contact information for frequently used LITS faculty services.
The Research & Instructional Design team is available to provide specialized instruction on topics such as library research, poster design, digital media creation, survey tools, mapping tools, citation management, and more.
Get help at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-859-4735.
The circulation department processes on average 1,500-2,000 electronic reserves a semester, the majority of which are done within the first six weeks of class. Links to electronic reserves are available in both the library catalog and Blackboard. Books, DVDs, and audio recordings are cataloged in the library catalog and available at the Burke Library circulation desk and the Music Library.
Get help at email@example.com or 315-859-4479.
Blackboard Learn is Hamilton's course management system with online classroom environments corresponding to almost every course offered at Hamilton. Login and consult online guides to Blackboard using the links below.
Get help at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-859-4735.
Hamilton provides access to nearly 200 subscription databases.
Browse databases by title or subject area:
Link directly to some of our most frequently used multidisciplinary databases:
Get help at email@example.com or 315-859-4735.
My Library Account
Hamilton community members have two library accounts: a library catalog account and an interlibrary loan account (ILLiad). Sign in to:
- View all Hamilton resources when searching.
- Request items.
- Renew items.
- View items you have requested.
You may still use WorldCat's FirstSearch interface:
Use the FirstSearch interface.
Deliver Materials to My Office
Faculty Carrels - Library Studies
A limited number of carrels are available for faculty use on the third floor of the Library. A request can be made to Kelly Walton in the Dean’s Office (X4615). Carrels are assigned based on need and availability.
Hamilton Digital Commons / Open Access
The Hamilton Digital Commons is an open archive for scholarly and creative works by Hamilton College faculty, students and staff. The Digital Commons is part of a larger, open-access initiative among colleges and universities to expand the availability and right to use research articles in the digital environment.
For more information about the Hamilton Digital Commons and open access, contact Reid Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-859-4480.
Librarians are available to consult with faculty about copyright permissions and rights retention. You can also consult our introduction to copyright law, educational fair use guidelines, and related information for faculty, staff and students who use copyrighted materials in their teaching, research and coursework.
For help, contact:
Recommend a Purchase
If you would like the library to purchase or license books, journals, databases, or other materials to support your teaching and research, please contact us.
Choice Reviews Online
LITS subscribes to Choice Reviews as one way to assist faculty in developing our collection. Many, though not all, departments circulate Choice cards for review by their faculty. All faculty are welcome to use Choice's online portal to order books. Selections may be forwarded to email@example.com.
New Library Materials
You can generate a list of print books and DVDs added to our collection by searching the library catalog and limiting your results to "Shelved in library" and choosing one of the options under "Recently Added."
Or, you can follow the links below to view items added to our shelves:
New and Trial Databases
A complete list of new and trial databases is available in the right-hand column of the Databases A to Z page.
If you have suggestions for databases that would support your teaching and research, contact your liaison librarian or Lynn Mayo, Research and Electronic Resources Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-859-4746.
Your College Office
Find out about your computer, the Hamilton network, your accounts and passwords, telephone and voice mail, and a variety of web-based tools.
Your Home Office
Several LITS services and software licenses are available for your home office, including Microsoft Office and anti-virus software, home computer repair, and short-term laptop loans. Employees are also eligible for cellular phone discounts from several carriers.
The mission of the information security program is to protect the information assets of Hamilton College thereby reducing institutional risk. These assets include the data that Hamilton collects from its faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents, and others doing business with the College, as well as intellectual property created by members of the Hamilton College community.