If you've taught or are planning to teach information literacy & research as a general education requirement, please come to the Information Literacy Roundtable. We'd like to discuss what worked or didn't work in your info lit clases and what the library can do to help.
When: Friday, September 9, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Where: Learning Commons Instruction Room 1306
Contact Joleen Westerdale at firstname.lastname@example.org or 683-4141 for details.
Join us for a brief tour of the Perry Library and Learning Commons spaces with one of the reference staff.
Meet at the Learning Commons Help Desk on the first floor:
Tues. 9/6 and Thurs. 9/8 3:30-4pm
Mon. 9/12 and Wed. 9/14 11:00-11:30am
Fall 2011 workshops for graduate students and faculty have been scheduled.
Gaduate workshops include:
* Graduate Assistant Workshop
* Using EndNote with Library Databases
* An Introduction to Google Maps and Georeferencing
* Revisiting Some Popular Databases in the Sciences & Engineering
* Social Sciences & Business Literature Review & Introduction to EndNote
* Information Literacy Roundtable at the Library
* Learning Commons Services and Technologies
* Using EndNote with Library Databases
* Curating Your Scholarly Publications
For dates, times, locations, go to Workshops & Programs on the library's Web site.
The University Libraries are open Tuesday, August 30 from 8am-5pm. Regular library hours will resume on Wednesday, August 31: 8am - midnight.
Regular hours for the Perry Library:
Monday - Thursday: 8am - midnight
Friday: 8am - 7:30pm
Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 9am - midnight
Regular hours for the Art Library and Diehn Composers Room:
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 9pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
The University Libraries will be closed for Labor Day, September 5, 2011.
Consult the Hours & Information page for more information.
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.