Archives for: October 2013
... you may have noticed that "Full Text @ ODU" doesn't appear. ODU Libraries is making a transition from one full-text linking system ("link resolver") to another. During this process link resolver service will not be available on Google Scholar search results lists. We expect this interruption to last 1-2 weeks and apologize for the inconvenience.
The databases listed below are being evaluated on a trial basis by the Old Dominion University Libraries.
Be sure to try them out before the dates listed. 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.
The library will be offering an EndNote training session via Adobe Connect on Thursday, October 31, from 6-7pm. Learn how to collect references from the library’s databases and export them into EndNote, a powerful tool for organizing and managing bibliographic references. You will also learn how to import and format references in your Word document (Cite While You Write).
Come to Room 1306 in the Learning Commons, at Perry Library on Saturday, October 26, from 10:30am-noon for an EndNote workshop.
Learn how to collect references from the library's databases and export them into EndNote, a powerful tool for organizing and managing bibliographic references. You will also learn how to import and format references in your Word document with Cite While You Write.
Computers with EndNote are available, but if you bring your own laptop, we ask that you already have EndNote X7 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
On Thursday, October 24, from 6-7pm, login and learn about "Library Resources in BUSINESS." You will learn about the most important business resources and research tips, with a special focus on off campus access.
Distance and on-campus students are welcome to attend (virtually!). Pre-registration is required. Please email Miriam Bridges at email@example.com to register and receive the link to the workshop.
On Wednesday, October 23, the library will be hosting a zombie event from 6-8pm in the Learning Commons: Feed Your Brains @ Perry Library. All students are invited to join us and become a zombie, a hunter or a survivor. Free food and fun for everyone! (Note: The event takes place on the 1st floor; the upper floors are available for quiet study from 6-8pm.)
Visit a display of zombie books from now through November 1, and check one out!
And, there's a guide for all your Zombie research needs!!!
"Information Literacy: Discover important library resources & citation tools"
On Monday, October 21, from 3-4pm in the SSC Testing Center (Room 1103), learn how to use library resources to find research for your course assignments. It's a great way to get ahead of the curve. But the library databases aren’t only about research articles. In this workshop, we’ll talk about the difference between scholarly and popular articles and how you can use the library databases to find both (and why this might even be easier than Google)!
For more information, contact Rachel Lux at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations are now being accepted for Perry Library’s Annual Booksale. We are accepting donations of books, CD’s, DVD’s, LP’s, and magazines at the circulation desk on the 2nd floor of Perry Library. This year’s annual booksale will be held at the Perry Library Wednesday, 11/6 – Friday 11/8, 9am -7pm and Saturday 11/9, 9am-4pm. Mark you calendars!
On Thursday, October 17, from 6-7pm, login and learn about "Library Resources in Education." You will learn about the most important education resources and research tips, with a special focus on off campus access.
Distance and on-campus students are welcome to attend (virtually!). Pre-registration is required. Please email Lucy Rush email@example.com to register and receive the link to the workshop.
"Migrations: Words in Motion," the 36th Annual Literary Festival, was another success!!
Whether or not you had a chance to attend, we encourage you to peruse or check out a book (or books) by our festival authors. They will be available on display in the Learning Commons for the rest of this week. Then, back to the shelves.
Also, visit our literary festival digital collection at: http://www.lib.odu.edu/litfest where you can revisit festivals back to 1978.
"Migrations: Words in Motion" is the theme of the 36th Annual Literary Festival, going on this week. Be sure to attend the events scheduled with over 20 authors and performers.
See the schedule for all events at http://www.lib.odu.edu/litfest/36th. On that site, you'll also find a digital archive of the Literary Festival back to 1978.
The University Libraries has prepared an exhibit featuring information about and books by the featured authors of Old Dominion University’s 36th Annual Literary Festival. Come to the first floor Learning Commons @ Perry Library to view the exhibit; feel free to peruse the books on display, or check them out.
October 12-15 (Saturday-Tuesday) is fall holiday. No classes are in session.
Perry Library will be open regular fall hours, and all service points will be staffed their normal schedule.
Hofheimer Art Library and Diehn Composers Room will have the following schedule:
- October 12 (Sat) 1-5 p.m. (regular hours)
- October 13 (Sun) CLOSED
- October 14-15 (Mon-Tue) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Accessing and Using Electronic Books E-books in our collection are growing in number, and they are not all the same. In this session, you will learn about our e-books: how to search for them, how to print them and how much you can print, how to download software to read them on your own devices, how to place them on course reserve, and how to order for multiple or single user access. Come to Perry Library, Room 1306 on Friday, October 4 from 10-11:00am. Nancy Schafer, Stuart Frazer, and Rob Tench will be available to answer your questions. Contact Nancy Schafer firstname.lastname@example.org to register.