Archives for: September 2013
You've probably noticed the Discovery Tool on the library's web site. It's a new customized searching experience that allows you to simultaneously search all of our EBSCO databases, our full library catalog, and other electronic resources, including those from other publisher packages.
We have also customized the Discovery Tool interface with direct links to our catalog, journals, databases, subject guides, and Ask-A-Librarian! Results from any electronic resource can be saved to a personal folder and viewed at a later time. For more information, contact a librarian using Ask-A-Librarian.
The University Libraries now offer mobile access to our online catalog. From your smartphone, you can search for items located in Perry Library, the Diehn Composers Room and the Hofheimer Art Library. The new mobile catalog also provides access to your library account, where you can view due dates, renew items and check the status of hold requests.
The mobile catalog also provides a link into the University Libraries mobile website, where you can see floor maps, search journal article databases and more. Add a bookmark for the site to your smartphone’s home screen today! Try it out from your smartphone now: http://iii.lib.odu.edu
Be sure to install the latest version of EndNote: X7. Use the link below for installation instructions.
If you're new to EndNote, come to our workshop "Using EndNote with Library Databases!"
On Friday, September 27 from 10:30am - noon, come to the Learning Commons Instruction Room 1306 to learn how to collect references from the library’s databases and export them into EndNote, a powerful tool for organizing and managing your references. You will also learn how to import and format references in your Word document with Cite While You Write. If you bring your own laptop, we ask that you already have EndNote installed. Instructions and information are available from the Tutorials & How-Tos link on the library web site or here: http://guides.lib.odu.edu/endnote .
Contact Karen Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The following databases are being evaluated on a trial basis by the Old Dominion University Libraries.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States 09/09/2013 - 10/09/2013
- LGBT Life with Full Text 09/06/2013 - 11/06/2013
- LGBT Thought and Culture 09/04/2013 - 11/04/2013
- Education Source 07/24/2013 - 12/31/2013
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 of the resources and if they would support your learning, teaching, or research at ODU. Your opinion matters.
Contact your subject specialist librarian or Pamela Morgan, Collection Development Officer, or click on the links above to access and provide feedback.
Access is also available from at the bottom of the FIND DATABASES A-Z page on the library's Web site.
Peer Tutoring is now available in the Learning Commons - Room 1313. For information about the Tutoring & Mentoring program and to schedule an appointment, go to http://uc.odu.edu/taa/
Mark your calendars! Go to the Workshops and Programs link on the library's website for information about our upcoming workshops.
- Information Literacy: Discover important Library resources & citation tools
- Library Resources in Business
- Library Resources in Education
- Using EndNote with Library Databases
- Zombies in the Library
You may also be interested in our new video series: One-Minute Tips!!