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New Library Search this June

SMU Libraries has switched to a new library search system that replaces both the current Library Catalog and the Discover SMU Libraries search box. Details about the new system are available in this post on the Central University Libraries blog.The Library Search box on the Business Library webpage allows you to search “everything” or you can choose to search only articles (items found in databases), library catalog (items owned by SMU including books, videos, and archival collections) or online journals (e.g., to find which database contains the Wall Street Journal or Harvard Business Review).

The system is very flexible, and it will take time to incorporate the proper tools to meet the diverse needs of SMU’s many library users.

Ask a Business Librarian to assist you as you navigate the new system.

Familiar face, new role

Tracey Rinehart, Library Specialist, has been with the Business Library since 2008. Since that time he has been furthering his education: receiving a Master in Liberal Studies degree from SMU in 2013 and graduating with a Master of Science in Library Science degree from the University of North Texas in December 2015. Starting June 1, Tracey will be the User Experience Librarian for the Business Library. In this role he will strive to ensure that faculty, staff, students, and others who interact with the Business Library benefit fully from each encounter.

Tracey is remaining in his current office (150e Maguire), where you can stop by and congratulate him on this new position.

Enjoy the library physically and virtually

If you are in the Dallas area, consider spending some time in the Business Library. We are open fewer hours in the summer. We are only open until 7:00 PM, Monday-Thursday, and we are not open on Saturdays or Sundays. Our Friday hours remain the same, 7:45 AM – 5:00 PM. See exact hours and holiday closures on the Business Library homepage. Summer is a great time for currently enrolled students to work on Bloomberg certification in the Kitt Investing and Trading Center.

If you prefer not to come in person this summer, we are still here to assist you. You can

to keep up with what is happening.

You are always welcome to Ask a Business Librarian when you need research help.

The Business Library staff looks forward to working with you all summer long!