The library has added two new databases:
EdITLib (Education & Information Technology Digital Library): provides access to peer-reviewed and published international journal articles and conference papers on the latest research, developments, and applications related to all aspects of Educational Technology and E-Learning. Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database : includes information about children's literature from over 38 quality review media including the ALAN Review, BookList, KIRKUS, National Science Teachers Association, and VOYA. Find books by subject, age level, genre, and much more. Includes Reading Measurement Programs (Lexile, AR, Scholastic Reading Counts), Curriculum Tools, and links to over 240,000 web pages featuring children's authors and illustrators.
Access these databases from the library's "Find Databases A-Z" link.
The University Libraries are celebrating Black History Month 2011 with an exhibit on the 2nd floor (near Circulation Desk) and a Web exhibit. The 2nd floor exhibit features photographs and books about the national theme: African Americans and the Civil War. The books are available for checkout. It will be available through the month of February 2011.
The Web exhibit serves as a starting point for learning about the vast contributions made by African Americans during the Civil War. Selected books, Web sites and other materials are available for those wishing to research this important topic.
Contact Karen Vaughan firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments.
Hundreds of thousands of journal articles, dissertations, government publications and other resources can be found online through various library online subscription services. Learn how to do a thorough literature review in the social sciences using the library's research information databases.
Graduate students are encouraged to attend this workshop on Tuesday, February 8, 6-7pm in the Perry Library 3rd floor Reference Room.
Register for the workshop by contacting Judy Trump at email@example.com.
Read about more workshops here.
Join the Friends of the ODU Libraries to hear James G. Zumwalt discuss his book "Bare Feet – Iron Will" which records personal experiences of the Vietnam War.
The lecture will be held Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center.
More information is located here.
George Fowler joined the staff of the ODU Libraries as Associate University Librarian for Information Resources & Technology. He comes to ODU from University of Arkansas where he served as Head, Library Systems Department since 2006. Prior to Arkansas, he worked at Temple University, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has also served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army in Iraq and in the National Guard in New Jersey. He has his MS in Library Science and a BS in Information Science from the University of North Texas.
Please join us in welcoming him to the Libraries!
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 the Perry Library 3rd floor, Research Commons, on Thursday, February 3, 3-4:30pm. To register, send an email to Miriam Bridges firstname.lastname@example.org
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, go to: http://www.lib.odu.edu/researchassistance/endnote.htm
Additional EndNote workshops are scheduled for:
Saturday, February 26, 10-11:30am
Wednesday, March 2, 3-4:30pm
As a preview to the Learning Commons, Perry Library will provide iPads for loan to students, faculty and staff starting January 24. They will be available for one week loan periods. The iPads are offered to help increase student and faculty access to the latest information technology - in the context of learning, scholarship, and experimentation. Try an iPad! Find them at Perry Library’s 2nd floor circulation desk (3-4154).
The following databases are being evaluated on a trial basis by the Old Dominion University Libraries.
ShipIndex.org -- for researching vessels -- available through 02/06/2011
Women and Social Movements, International -- available through 03/18/2011
Emerald Business, Management, Economics, and Social Sciences eBook Series Collections -- available through 02/13/2011
BEP 2010 Digital Library -- business publications -- available through 02/01/2011
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. 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.
EndNote workshops for the Spring semester have been scheduled.
Saturday, January 29, 10-11:30am
Thursday, February 3, 3-4:30pm
Saturday, February 26, 10-11:30am
Wednesday, March 2, 3-4:30pm
Perry Library 3rd floor, Research Commons
In "Using EndNote with Library Databases," you will 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.
To register, go to the graduate or faculty workshops page: http://www.lib.odu.edu/researchassistance/gradwrkshps.htm.
Additional faculty and graduate workshops will be scheduled soon.
Joleen Westerdale joined the staff of the ODU Libraries as Instructional Services Librarian. Prior to coming to ODU, Ms. Westerdale worked at Keene State College in New Hampshire as a contract lecturer in reference and information services. She has been a reference and information services librarian at Emerson College Library, Salem State College Library, Simmons College’s Beatley Library, Washington University‘s Olin Library, and Emmanuel College’s Cardinal Cushing Library. She received her MLIS from the Simmons College in Boston, an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Massachusetts- Boston, and her BA in German Literature from University of Massachusetts-Boston.
Please join us in welcoming her to the Libraries!