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    SAP librarians and colleagues welcome graduate students to campus

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    Who knew Audubon’s Birds of America could be so spooky?

    A Halloween display at Tozzer Library provides timely citation resources

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    Delving into print reference works during Unabridged 2018

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    Members of Services for Academic Programs (SAP)

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Farewell to HOLLIS Classic

UPDATE: If you're interested in an in-person discussion and demonstration of the new HOLLIS interface, please join us for a Deep Dive into HOLLIS, on Thursday, April 26th, from 1-2pm. The workshop is designed for faculty and graduate students, but all are welcome. Please register...

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HOLLIS got a new look over spring break! Once you get the hang of it, the new interface is pretty awesome. It incorporates many highly-requested features, such as durable urls, holdings and details all in the same tab, and "sticky" facets. It also adds a slew of precision search options---we'll be posting about those soon!


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