The INHS Library News blog is to inform users of new resources, library events, library systems downtime, and library schedule changes.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Books

The latest batch of new books is now on display through March 5, 2010.

Reserve items for checkout from the New Book Shelf either by placing a blue streamer with your name on it in the book or by emailing your request to

Can't get to the library? Try a virtual browse:
Books added to the INHS Library collection in the last 60 days

Create your own report of new titles from the UIUC Libraries.

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Friday, January 08, 2010

New Service Model Reports for the Biology and Geology Libraries

The New Service Model reports for the Biology and Geology libraries are now available.

The recommendations of the Biology & Life Sciences Planning Team can be found at

The recommendations of the Geology Planning and Implementation Team can be found at

If you would like to make comments or learn more about New Service Models go to the NSM website.

Singing Insects of North America

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2010.

Singing Insects of North America [Quick Time]

How does one distinguish a katydid from a cricket? This website provides an answer to that question, along with samples of calls from other insects, including cicadas. The site was created by Thomas J. Walker and Thomas E. Moore, and it was designed to be of assistance to both professional and amateur biologists interested in studying singing insects. First-time visitors should scroll down to the "How to Use" section in order to get quick and concise answers from the site, such as "How to identify an unknown cricket, katydid, or cicada". On the top of the homepage, visitors can also click on the "Crickets", "Katydids", or "Cicadas" areas. Each of these areas includes a table of species, complete with links to songs, photos, distribution maps, and drawings. [KMG]