Archives for: February 2014
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 Knovel Library includes leading reference works and databases covering material properties, process and design information, best practices, and equations and formulations for specific industries and engineering disciplines.
Recent changes on the Knovel Web site are causing links to Knovel ebooks in our Discovery Tool and ODU online catalog to fail. When users click on “Connect to this resource (Authorized users only),” the page refreshes but no connection occurs. Libraries staff is aware of the problem and working with Knovel to correct it.
In the meantime, users can work around the problem by connecting through the generic online catalog link to Knovel (http://iii.lib.odu.edu/record=b2534717), and searching the desired title on the vendor site. Access to the content is intact. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have the issue remedied soon.
In Google Scholar, “Full Text @ ODU” links appearing in search results are not working from off-campus. We are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. The links do work from on-campus computers. We apologize for the inconvenience.
At ODU Libraries, we’re building digital collections representing the history of Old Dominion University, local history, school desegregation in Virginia, music collections, and more.
Find out about these growing collections and how to use them on Thursday, February 27, 12:30-1:30pm (LC1306). Contact Karen Vaughan firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
On Monday, February 24, from 6 - 7:30pm, login and learn about "Education Resources via Adobe Connect." 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.
Come to Room 1306 in the Learning Commons, at Perry Library on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 3-4pm 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.
See Workshops & Programs for more Spring 2014 workshops.
The theme for Black History Month 2014 is "Civil Rights in America." Visit the exhibit at the entrance to the Learning Commons @ Perry Library where you can find out about some early African-American organizations and movements that fought for civil rights. You can also learn a little bit about the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and consider checking out a book on that topic. The exhibit will be available through February 2014.
ODU has written a book!
Today (Thursday 2/13) at 12:30 in the Learning Commons, we’ll have a closing event, in which we’ll present some of the results and reflect on the experiment.
Anyone on campus, as well as anyone with an ODU email address, can join the process of writing a book over a 24-hour period.
When: beginning Tuesday, February 11 at 12:30pm
Where: ODU Learning Commons and through online virtual spaces
Topic: "You are (w)here: how knowledge is related to virtual and physical place"
What: contribute scholarly research-based writing, personal reflections, photo essays, audio recordings, videos, etc
Read more about it in Inside ODU
OR, go straight to the WordPress project site
-- You can suggest some possible chapter topics and learn much more.
The University Libraries is subscribing to BrowZine. It’s an app for IPad or Android-based tablets that enables faculty, staff and students to browse, read and monitor many of the University Libraries’ scholarly journals. Download BrowZine here.
Come to a library workshop this week. Three workshops are scheduled:
The Web; Can It Be Trusted? It may seem like the information available on the Web is infinite. But how do we know which information can be relied on for course assignments or personal use? In this workshop, we’ll discuss tips and tricks for sifting through the online noise to find credible internet sources. Contact Rachel Lux at email@example.com for more information. Monday, February 3, 5-6pm (LC1306)
Psychology Resources via Adobe Connect. Distance and on-campus students are welcome to attend (virtually!). You will learn about the most important psychology resources and research tips, with a special focus on off campus access. Pre-registration is required. Please email Nancy Schafer firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive the link to the workshop. Tuesday, February 4, 6-7:30pm
Ebsco Discovery Service. So you’ve got a research project but you don’t know where to start? A good place to start is the EBSCO Discovery Tool on the library homepage. You can use it to find books (both print and digital) and other materials (maps, news, magazine articles, audio and video, etc.,) owned by the ODU Libraries, including articles from many of our databases. This workshop will teach you how to run an effective search, limit your results, and access the resources. Contact Megan Smith at email@example.com for more information. Thursday, February 6, 12:30-1:30pm (LC1306)
See Workshops & Programs for more Spring 2014 workshops.
University Libraries have resumed regular hours!!
Perry Library/Learning Commons Regular Hours
Sunday: Opens 9:00 am
Monday-Thursday: Open 24 hours*
Friday: Closes 10:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
*Current ODU ID required during night hours (Midnight - 8:00 am) and on University holidays
Note: Circulation Services (2nd floor) closes at midnight Sunday through Thursday, 7:30pm Friday, and 6pm Saturday.
Diehn Composers Room/Hofheimer Art Library Regular Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm