Accessing and Using Electronic Books E-books in our collection are growing in number, and they are not all the same. In this session, you will learn about our e-books: how to search for them, how to print them and how much you can print, how to download software to read them on your own devices, how to place them on course reserve, and how to order for multiple or single user access. Come to Perry Library, Room 1306 on Friday, October 4 from 10-11:00am. Nancy Schafer, Stuart Frazer, and Rob Tench will be available to answer your questions. Contact Nancy Schafer firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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 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
Be sure to install the latest version of EndNote: X7. Use the link below for installation instructions.
If you're new to EndNote, come to our workshop "Using EndNote with Library Databases!"
On Friday, September 27 from 10:30am - noon, come to the Learning Commons Instruction Room 1306 to learn how to collect references from the library’s databases and export them into EndNote, a powerful tool for organizing and managing your references. You will also learn how to import and format references in your Word document with Cite While You Write. If you bring your own laptop, we ask that you already have EndNote installed. Instructions and information are available from the Tutorials & How-Tos link on the library web site or here: http://guides.lib.odu.edu/endnote .
Contact Karen Vaughan at email@example.com to register.
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.
Peer Tutoring is now available in the Learning Commons - Room 1313. For information about the Tutoring & Mentoring program and to schedule an appointment, go to http://uc.odu.edu/taa/
Mark your calendars! Go to the Workshops and Programs link on the library's website for information about our upcoming workshops.
- Information Literacy: Discover important Library resources & citation tools
- Library Resources in Business
- Library Resources in Education
- Using EndNote with Library Databases
- Zombies in the Library
You may also be interested in our new video series: One-Minute Tips!!
Beginning on Monday, 8/26/13, ODU students, staff and faculty can make payments at the Perry Library Circulation Desk using Monarch Plus. Monarch Plus payments will be accepted for fines, fees, microform copies and network printing.
Monarch Plus is a prepaid debit account designed for the Old Dominion University Community. The account is placed directly on the University ID Card. Participation is open to any student, faculty, or staff member. Students, staff and faculty can add funds to their Monarch Plus accounts online or at the University Card Center in Webb.
Please note that Monarch Plus payments must be made in person. Payments to the Libraries are not accepted online or via telephone.
For more information on Monarch Plus please see: https://csgoldweb.odu.edu/cardcenter/student.htm (click “Monarch Plus” link on left side of page)
Please direct questions or comments about this new service to Stuart Frazer, Head of Access Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 3-4174
Welcome to the Fall Semester!!
Regular hours for the Learning Commons @ Perry Library (1st floor and 2nd floor loft) are:
Open 24 hours* from Sunday at 9am through Friday at 10pm; Saturday 9am-10pm
The 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors of Perry Library close at midnight Sunday through Thursday and reopen at 8am the next morning.
For the Labor Day holiday:
Sunday, September 1: Closes at midnight
Monday, September 2: 10am-10pm*
Tuesday, September 3: Opens at 7am
* Current ODU ID required M-F, midnight -8am. Use card swipe at main entrance for access.
Regular hours for the Diehn Composers Room and Hofheimer Art Library are:
Monday - Friday: 8am-9pm; Saturday - Sunday: 1pm-5pm
Closed on Labor Day: Monday, September 2