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PsycTESTS: provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments, primarily unpublished.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).
Lynda.com is now available to all faculty, staff and current students and all you need is your MIDAS ID and password.
What is Lynda.com?
Lynda.com is an online training service that offers 2,500+ training video and labs on the latest software, creative, and business skills.
How do I access Lynda.com?
- Lynda.com can be accessed by navigating to http://www.odu.edu/lynda.
- Click on the Log In button at the top of the page
- Enter your MIDAS ID and password
(Note: Lynda.com is authenticated with the Monarch Key Web Login; you will be automatically directed to Lynda.com if you have an active session in progress.
We highly recommend that new users watch the quick overview video of lynda.com site and services as this will provide information on how to create playlists, save bookmarks, share courses and playlists and much more.
It’s time to explore.
Learning Commons and Perry Library:
Interim hours are as follows:
Saturday, May 10-Sunday, May 11: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday, May 12 - Friday, May 16: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday, May 17-Sunday, May 18: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Summer hours begin Monday, May 19.
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - midnight
Friday: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am - midnight
Circulation Services (including reserve materials and cash for print) closes at 7:30 pm on Friday and 6:00 pm on Saturday.
Check our Hours & Information page for other departmental hours.
Art Library & Diehn Composers Room hours, beginning Saturday, May 10:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED
Einstein Bros. Express will close Friday May 9 for the summer.
Memorial Day Holiday, Monday, May 26: The Learning Commons will be open from 10:00 am - 10:00 pm. All other libraries and services are closed. Current ODU ID is required on University holidays.
Dr. Steve Yetiv is the guest speaker at the 20th Annual Friends of the ODU Libraries Author Dinner on April 2.
On Tuesday, April 1 at noon, tune in to WRHV's "HearSay" program. Cathy Lewis's guest is Dr. Yetiv, the Louis I. Jaffe Professor of International Relations at Old Dominion University, and University Professor. Yetiv's research explores energy security, American foreign policy and decision making, the Middle East, globalization, and theory.
Hear more from Dr. Yetiv at the Friends of the ODU Libraries Author Dinner on Wednesday, April 2. See the flyer for details.
The library is currently trying out two databases. Please help us evaluate them -- your opinion matters. Tell us if either of these resources would support your learning, teaching, or research at ODU.
Sage Research Methods 03/12/2014 - 04/15/2014
... a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s renowned book, journal and reference content with truly advanced search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.
PsycTESTS 03/05/2014 - 05/29/2014
... a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.
Come to Room 1306 in the Learning Commons, at Perry Library on Wednesday, March 19, 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 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.
The University Libraries mourns the passing of two of our esteemed donors.
Eleanor Bader passed away on October 12, 2013. Her memorial service will be held Saturday, November 23 at 2:30 at Westminster Canterbury in Virginia Beach. Ms. Bader donated her papers which chronicle her family life, education, career and community involvement (see the finding aid). Also available is a two-part oral history interview with Ms. Bader in 2012. Her obituary can be found on PilotOnline.com
Allan Blank passed away on November 12, 2013. Blank was a composer and retired VCU professor who donated his papers to the Diehn Composers Room of the ODU Libraries. The collection includes scores and recordings, programs and reviews, and materials that document some of his personal and professional interests (see the finding aid). His obituary can be found on TimesDispatch.com
... 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.