Hamline News

New Library Research Database

Soon there will be a new place to do your library research: CLICsearch. It's in the final stages of data migration, with an anticipated go-live date of June 1, 2017. The CLIC libraries, of which Hamline is a nearly 50-year member, are migrating to this new system to provide leading-edge technology to their communities for finding, exploring, and accessing online and print materials. Like Summon, it will provide the means to search multiple databases with one click. CLICsearch’s strength lies in its improved integration of the systems, databases, and tools Hamline provides. It's anticipated that this integration will make it even easier to find, save, and manage your citations, request items from CLIC libraries, renew them, and access online items from off-campus.

The data migration phase should have minimal, if any, impact on students and faculty. However, as of April 28, CLICnet/Summon is frozen; no new materials will be added. If you encounter error messages, are unable to locate items that were previously in Summon, or have any kind of problem with anything, especially databases, ejournals, or eBooks, please contact the Central Service Desk (651-523-2373).

While the effects should be minimal, please note that, through May 31, CLICnet is no longer being updated. That means:

To search for eBooks, use Summon.
New issues of print journals will continue to come in and be shelved on 2nd floor, CLICnet won’t reflect the latest issue received. New issues of literary magazines will not be shelved until June. To see these new issues before then, ask at the Central Service Desk.

From May 24-31 (the week after graduation), you will not be able to place requests for materials from other CLIC libraries. However, Interlibrary loan from libraries outside of CLIC will continue to be available.

Faculty: From now until CLICsearch goes live June 1, book and video orders are suspended, unless they are critical to your course. Contact your liaison.