Archives for: November 2010
The following databases are being evaluated on a trial basis by the Old Dominion University Libraries.
- NBC News Archives on Demand (through 12/29/2010)
- BEP (Business Expert Press) 2010 Digital Library (through 02/01/2011)
Be sure to try them out before the dates listed above. There is no guarantee that we will be able to acquire them. But while we have trial access, please use them and let us know what you think. Contact your subject specialist librarian or Pamela Morgan, Collection Development Officer.
Access the databases from the bottom of the FIND DATABASES A-Z page from the library's Web site.
Do you want to narrow your Google search results? Try using the "Advanced Search" option. One way to focus your results is to use the "Search within a site or domain" option. Try using ".gov" or ".edu" to limit your results to US Federal government sites or to educational institutions.
If you're interested in the Gulf oil crisis, check out this free resource from one of our database vendors - Gale, Cengage Learning.
"Zoom: Gulf Oil Crisis" is an interactive learning tool that allows students to explore in-depth the economic, political and environmental impacts of the Gulf coast oil spill.
With its relevant, media-rich content, including many Web-like features such as videos, graphs, periodicals, primary sources, statistics, podcasts, interactive maps and more, Zoom: Gulf Oil Crisis supports the differentiated learning classroom by providing multi-path tools for those who learn and engage best through a combination of visual and audio resources.
[TIP: Use the screen enlarger icon at the bottom right of the program.]
If you are using computers in the 3rd floor Research Commons, you can now print to the 2nd floor computer lab printers using your student account. The benefit: 2nd floor computers are $.05/page; 3rd floor are $.10/page. Instructions are posted on all workstations.
Click “Subject Guides” on the library’s web site to find research guides created by subject-specialist librarians at the ODU Libraries. These guides will get you quickly to the best resources for your subject area.
Categories of resources vary depending on the subject area, but may include “Find Articles Using Databases,” “Find Books and Dissertations,” “Statistics and Data,” “General Reference Sources” – within these categories, you’ll find resources specific to your subject area. Another useful feature is the chat service on each guide – if the subject specialist is online, you’ll be able to chat immediately.
Check out the subject guide for your area and contact the subject specialist for more information or to suggest important resources to add.