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.
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.
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
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 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.
Did you notice a change in our web site? There's one box that you can search to find books, videos, articles, and more. When you enter your keyword/s, title, or author, you'll be searching most of the library's databases and the library catalog simultaneously. Ebsco Discovery Service is now a permanent part of our collection.
You still have access to just the ODU Catalog and to individual databases, but now you can use the homepage box to broaden your search. Try it out!!
The University Libraries have been conducting a trial of the EBSCO Discovery Service. It provides users with access to ODU's library collections via a single entry point. This service lets users search both the library catalog and a selection of our article databases from a single search box.
Please try it out before the trial ends on June 30, 2013. It is available from a search box on our homepage, or click here.
Your opinion matters. Please tell us what you think of this resource and if it would support your learning, teaching, or research at ODU.
The University Libraries are trying out a new "discovery service." With one click, you will be searching many of our databases and our library catalog simultaneously. Just go to the "New Trial" search box on the library's website and enter a keyword, title, or author and see what you discover.
We'd appreciate your feedback. Contact Tonia Graves firstname.lastname@example.org