Archives for: July 2014
In case you hadn't heard, the following are some of the new online resources we've acquired over the past year. Most are available through our DATABASES A-Z link.
Education Source: combines several education databases; includes full text.
LGBT Thought and Culture: full text of approximately 100,000 pages of archival material, personal papers, periodicals, letters, speeches, interviews, and ephemera documenting the history of the LGBT movement.
Points of View Reference Center: contains resources that present multiple sides of controversial issues.
PsycTESTS: provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments, primarily unpublished. About 76% of test records contain the actual test or test items
World News Connect Archive: provides access to over 1 million foreign newspaper articles, broadcast transcripts, and datelines; includes English translations within 24-72 hours of original publication and broadcast.
American Civil War Collection, 1860-1922: more than 13,500 works; from the American Antiquarian Society.
American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922: over 3,500 works published; from the American Antiquarian Society.
Early American Imprints, series 1-2, 1639-1800; series 2, 1801-1819: online version of virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 160-year period.
Early American Newspapers, series 10, (1730-1900) : with series 1-9, completes the full collection, 1690-1922.
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers 1688-1899: most detailed primary source for 18th Century Britain, its colonies, and the wider world.
Global Plants: features more than 2 million high resolution plant type specimen images and other foundational materials from the collections of hundreds of herbaria around the world.
ASCE e-Books package: 300 titles plus new titles to be published in 2014.
GEOSCIWORLD E-Books: 1,072 earth sciences titles dating from 1926-2014.
ICE Structures and Buildings eBooks Collection: Collection of titles from the development of civil engineering in the eighteenth century to the current day; ICE (The Institution of Civil Engineers).
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the leading souce of news and commentary about the events, people, and issues shaping higher education. You can now read The Chronicle on your smartphone, tablet or iPad. Log in with your ODU email (no need for a proxy!) or download the app from the iTunes App Store.
Log in: chonicle.com
Come to the Learning Commons @ Perry Library to view a new summer exhibit: "BookFlix: Books Into Movies."
We've identified several movies in our video collection that were based on books in our book collection. Classics, popular movies, and current movies are all included in the bookcase display, and they can all be checked out. One display case offers books whose movies are available at theaters this year, and another case features the variety of streaming video options the library has to offer.
So, Plan Your Summer Escape by checking out a movie and/or the book on which it was based.
Beginning Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at 10:00 PM EST, access to ODU ILLiad Interlibrary Loan accounts and webpages will be unavailable due to server maintenance. This entire process is expected to be completed by 3:00 AM EST on Sunday, July 20th, 2014, after which, normal access to ILLiad should be available again. Patrons will be unable to access their ILLiad accounts or place new interlibrary loan requests during this time.
Please be sure to place any new interlibrary loan requests before this outage, or when the system is available again on Sunday. Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience this brief outage may cause.
The Diehn Composers Room (DCR) music library will be closed on Monday, 7/21 and Tuesday, 7/22 for re-carpeting. It is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, 7/23 at 8am. We apologize for any inconvenience.