Because of university closures due to Hurricane Irene, the opening of the Learning Commons has been delayed until Tuesday, September 6 at 8 am. Stay tuned...
Faculty are invited to find out "What’s new in the Library," a workshop which will include an introduction to the new Learning Commons. Come to the Perry Library, Room 1306 on Friday August 26 from 10-11am.
Because of the uncertainty of Hurricane Irene, stay tuned to find out when The Learning Commons @ Perry Library will open....
The ODU Libraries Mobile Website has been redesigned!! Check it out:
Enhancements have been made to databases in the Web of Knowledge -- those databases include Web of Science (3 citation databases), BIOSIS Previews, Zoological Record, Medline. Some of the enhancements include:
** No more stopwords on phrases such as “Vitamin A”
** Left Hand Truncation “*phosphate” = monophosphate, triphosphate, etc.
** Automatic searches for over 7,000 spelling variations such as British/US English (colour / color) as well as name variants (mice / mouse)
** Find records by Digital Object Identifier (DOI) numbers using the DOI search field on the General and Advanced Search pages.
For more enhancements, go to: http://thenewwok.com/new/
Several new databases have recently been added to our collection.
R2 Digital Library : The R2 Digital Library includes electronic books in Nursing, Allied Health, and Medicine.
Empire Online : A full-text collection of original documents relating to Empire Studies, sourced from libraries and archives around the world.
African American Periodicals, 1825-1995 : Explores African American history, culture and daily life in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive, Part 2 : Includes documents from the United States and Europe, as well as other parts of the world. In addition to newspaper collections and books published in the antebellum era, Slavery and Anti-Slavery contains documents from several archives originally available only on microfilm.
Access these databases from the Library's "Find Databases A-Z" page.
Learn how to use EndNote, a powerful tool for organizing and managing bibliographic citations. You can easily export citations directly from library databases and create automatic bibliographies and in-text citations in your Word documents using Cite-while-you-write.
Come to a workshop on Friday, July 15 from 10:30am-noon in the 3rd floor Research Commons. If you have a laptop, you may want to bring it with you. It's helpful if you already have the EndNote program installed -- for information on installing the software Click here
To register, contact Karen Vaughan at email@example.com or 683-4184.
We're happy to announce that Kathryn Boone has accepted the position of Learning Commons Operations Manager at the Old Dominion University Learning Commons at Perry Library effective June 25, 2011.
Prior to accepting this position, Ms. Boone has been a Government Information Specialist in the University Libraries since 1983. In addition, she has served as an Information Specialist at Tidewater Community College, Learning Resource Center-Norfolk Campus part time since 2008. She has a B.S. in Criminal Justice, Magna Cum Laude from Old Dominion University and she will receive her M.S.L.I.S., specializing in Leadership and Management, from Florida State University in December, 2011.
"Musical Heroes: A Tribute to Russell Stanger, Sidney Harth, and Benjamin Lees" is the title of a new exhibit at the Diehn Composers Room. All three men were outstanding examples of professional musicians. They were all passionate about sharing their music and taught young people for a good portion of their lives. They were not only teachers, however. Stanger was also a conductor and composer. Sidney Harth was a conductor and concertmaster of several American symphonies. Benjamin Lees was also a composer and is well known throughout the world for his symphonies and concertante. All three men have devoted their lives to sharing music with the world and this exhibit honors them -- especially since the musical world lost both Harth and Lees in the past year.
The exhibit is presented in honor of the John Duffy Composers Institute, which is sponsored by the Virginia Arts Festival. It is available for viewing through November at the Diehn Composers Room, 189 Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center, from 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday.
Also be sure to view the Web exhibit.
For more information, contact Jessica Mirasol, Librarian Archivist for Music Collections, at 757-683-4175.
A Digital Object Identifier is a unique string of characters used to identify and locate an electronic article, book or other "object." DOIs are intended to provide permanent, stable access to these electronic objects. They allow you to find articles quickly and easily without worrying about old or broken links.
The library has a new "How-to" guide "Understanding and Using Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)" that will give you more information about finding and using DOIs.