If you're looking for a quiet space in the Perry Library to study for exams, here are two options:
The 3rd FLOOR has been designated "THE QUIET ZONE."
ROOM 1306 on the 1st FLOOR is for quiet study.
Please respect your fellow students by maintaining quiet in these two areas!
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.
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!
The University Libraries now offer mobile access to our online catalog. From your smartphone, you can search for items located in Perry Library, the Diehn Composers Room and the Hofheimer Art Library. The new mobile catalog also provides access to your library account, where you can view due dates, renew items and check the status of hold requests.
The mobile catalog also provides a link into the University Libraries mobile website, where you can see floor maps, search journal article databases and more. Add a bookmark for the site to your smartphone’s home screen today! Try it out from your smartphone now: http://iii.lib.odu.edu
ODU Libraries, a member of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), is pleased to announce a new VIVA initiative that provides students at all Virginia public and many Virginia nonprofit private institutions of higher education with immediate and on-demand access to thousands of e-books from premier publishers in the STEM-H (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Health) fields.
This initiative will support the efforts of Virginia higher education to increase the number of college graduates in STEM-H related fields, making Virginia’s workforce more ready than ever for the jobs of the future. It's called “demand-driven acquisitions,” and it will open access for students and faculty to a much larger collection of STEM-H books and materials than could be offered through the purchasing power of any single institution.
You will be able to find these titles in the ODU Online Catalog. However, only those books that you actually select to use will be paid for by VIVA. The purchased books will be added to the permanent collections of all the participating VIVA libraries and will remain a shared resource in perpetuity. The e-books may be downloaded in their entirety to many popular mobile devices, including tablets and e-book readers.
The addition of these collections was made possible through the generous support of Governor Bob McDonnell, Secretary of Education Laura Fornash, the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia, and funding appropriated by the General Assembly. For more information, contact Pamela Morgan, Collection Development Services Librarian, at 683-4148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're happy to announce that James Rhoades, Jr. joined the ODU Libraries as Social Sciences Reference Services Librarian effective February 10, 2013. James comes to us from Florida State University where he was the Associate University Librarian at the Robert Manning Strozier Library since 2006. Prior to that he served as an Instruction/Reference Intern at Florida State, and a Library Assistant at the Florida State Library and Archives. He has also taught as an Adjunct Instructor for the First Year Experience Program at FSU. James has his Master of Library and Information Science from Florida State University and a BA in Philosophy and Foreign Languages and Literature from the University of Delaware.
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 email@example.com
EndNote Users: You can now update your EndNote program to X6. Go to the library's How-To Guide for Using EndNote for installation instructions.
Some of the new features are:
* Direct export from PubMed into EndNote
* Easily change capitalization errors in references
* Change layout options to match your monitor and preferences
* Apply a rating to each of your references
* Apply a Read or Unread tag to your references in order to track which references you have reviewed during your research
* E-mail a selected reference with or without file attachments to your colleagues
* Update and synchronize your references in EndNote desktop and EndNote Web
* Improved pdf imports to create references