"Searching Databases in Sciences & Engineering," a workshop geared toward faculty and graduate research, will be held on Thursday, March 22, from 10:00 am–11:00 am in the Learning Commons Instruction Room 1306.
The University Libraries have access to many electronic databases in the sciences and engineering. This workshop will highlight some of the most popular and heavily used databases and describe new and improved features that allow you to gather more in-depth information in an efficient and effective manner.
Contact Edward Wladas at email@example.com or 683-5910 to register.
"School Desegregation: Learn, Preserve, and Empower" is a project to find, catalog, and encourage the preservation of records that tell the story of Virginia’s school desegregation. The project will include a traveling exhibit from April to June to gather personal accounts and artifacts from the 1940s to the 1980s. Locations include Hampton, Richmond, Farmville, Lynchburg, Alexandria and the Eastern Shore.
The project hopes to fill in "the missing piece of history’s puzzle ... the thousands of untold stories of the people who personally experienced integration. From segregation to massive resistance to desegregation, they bore witness to emerging social change. Their stories help us to understand the enormity of the struggle that brought about that change."
On Wednesday, March 14, 2012, a news conference was held in Richmond to kick off the project which is a collaboration of the DOVE Project (Desegregation of Virginia Education), AARP Virginia, Virginia State Conference NAACP, and the Urban League of Hampton Roads.
The DOVE project was created nearly four years ago by Sonia Yaco, ODU's Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist, as a collaboration among universities, libraries, and archives in Virginia to identify and preserve materials relating to school desegregation. A growing catalog and other information is available from the ODU Library Web site.
If you missed the all-day EndNote training sessions, you can still get help. EndNote offers video training, webinars, and they have a YouTube channel.
Go to http://www.endnote.com/training for many of your needs. Or, go to http://www.youtube.com/user/EndNoteTraining/videos for brief training on many EndNote features.
For undergraduate students, we have 3 EndNote Web workshops scheduled for March 27, 28, 29.
Learn about the "new" American Factfinder and how to use it for Census 2010 data.
Contact Judy Trump at jtrump @odu.edu to register for the workshop.
When: Thursday, March 15, 1-2 pm
Where: Learning Commons Instruction Room 1306
Books on the 4th floor east side are now accessible to all. Thanks for your patience!
EndNote is a great tool to help you …
… save and organize articles and other materials you find while conducting your research
… create in-text citations and works cited pages in proper citation style while typing your paper
… collaborate and share references with others (EndNote Web)
On Monday, March 12, Donna Kirking* will be in the Learning Commons Library Instruction Room 1306 teaching four in-depth training sessions on using EndNote.
Please plan to attend one or all of the following sessions:
9:00-10:30 Building an EndNote Library
11:00-12:30 EndNote Cite While You Write
1:30-3:00 EndNote Web for EndNote Users
3:30-5:00 EndNote Advanced: Tips & Tricks
Registration is not required but will help with our planning. Contact Karen Vaughan, firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information. Refreshments will be available!
*Donna Kirking is a Senior Product Trainer and has been providing technical support and training in EndNote for Thomson Reuters for over 12 years – she was an EndNote user before that.
Perry Library and the Learning Commons will be open the following hours during Spring break:
March 4 (Sun): Closes 5:00 pm
March 5-6 (Mon-Tues): 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
March 7 (Wed): 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
March 8-9 (Thurs - Fri): 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
March 10 (Sat): CLOSED
March 11 (Sun): Opens 1:00 pm
Spring break hours for the Diehn Composers Room and Hofheimer Art Library:
March 4 (Sun): CLOSED
March 5-8 (Mon-Thurs): 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
March 10 (Sat): CLOSED
For the full list of library hours, go to Hours & Information on the library Web site.
Have a wonderful break!!!
During Spring Break, equipment loans will still be available at the Learning Commons Help Desk.
7-day loan equipment that is checked out Friday March 2 - Sunday March 4 will have a due date of Monday March 12.
Update: Books with call numbers L7.T37 to ML 410.B4L597 are now accessible. Books with call numbers from ML 410 .B4L597 to PA6217 remain inaccessible.
Perry Library book collections on the east side of the 4th floor are temporarily inaccessible because of construction and clean-up work currently underway. Books in call number areas L1 – PA6217 (including education, music and art subjects) are sealed off and inaccessible to both patrons and library staff. Paging materials for patrons is not currently an option.
Until the clean-up is completed, you may consider one of the following options:
» Use Interlibrary Loan to request these materials. Arrival time usually ranges from 3-10 days.
» Find out if the book you need is available through a Virginia Tidewater Consortium (VTC) library. If it is, you can obtain a Consortium card at the 2nd floor Circulation Desk which allows you to check materials out from these local area libraries (faster than using interlibrary loan).
Please contact staff at the Learning Commons Help Desk or Circulation Desk for assistance.
Graduate students and faculty are invited to attend Using EndNote with Library Databases!
Thursday, March 1, 2:45 - 4:15 pm
Learning Commons Instruction Room 1306
Learn how to collect citations from the library’s databases and export them into EndNote, a powerful tool for organizing and managing bibliographic citations. If you bring your own laptop, we ask that you already have EndNote downloaded. Contact Miriam Bridges at email@example.com or 683-4169 to register.
Be sure to check the Workshops & Programs page on the library's web site to learn about more workshops.