Do you want to narrow your Google search results? Try using the "Advanced Search" option. One way to focus your results is to use the "Search within a site or domain" option. Try using ".gov" or ".edu" to limit your results to US Federal government sites or to educational institutions.
If you're interested in the Gulf oil crisis, check out this free resource from one of our database vendors - Gale, Cengage Learning.
"Zoom: Gulf Oil Crisis" is an interactive learning tool that allows students to explore in-depth the economic, political and environmental impacts of the Gulf coast oil spill.
With its relevant, media-rich content, including many Web-like features such as videos, graphs, periodicals, primary sources, statistics, podcasts, interactive maps and more, Zoom: Gulf Oil Crisis supports the differentiated learning classroom by providing multi-path tools for those who learn and engage best through a combination of visual and audio resources.
[TIP: Use the screen enlarger icon at the bottom right of the program.]
If you are using computers in the 3rd floor Research Commons, you can now print to the 2nd floor computer lab printers using your student account. The benefit: 2nd floor computers are $.05/page; 3rd floor are $.10/page. Instructions are posted on all workstations.
Click “Subject Guides” on the library’s web site to find research guides created by subject-specialist librarians at the ODU Libraries. These guides will get you quickly to the best resources for your subject area.
Categories of resources vary depending on the subject area, but may include “Find Articles Using Databases,” “Find Books and Dissertations,” “Statistics and Data,” “General Reference Sources” – within these categories, you’ll find resources specific to your subject area. Another useful feature is the chat service on each guide – if the subject specialist is online, you’ll be able to chat immediately.
Check out the subject guide for your area and contact the subject specialist for more information or to suggest important resources to add.
The following resources are being evaluated on a trial basis by the Old Dominion University Libraries. 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.
- NBC News Archives on Demand (09/29/10 - 12/29/10)
- Audio Drama 09/29/10 -11/29/10
- American Film Scripts Online 09/29/10 - 11/29/10
- Alexander Street Drama 09/29/10 - 11/29/10
Access the databases from the bottom of the FIND DATABASES A-Z page from the library's Web site.
The library's Annual Used Booksale will be held Wednesday 11/3 through Thursday 11/4 from 9am - 7pm. A special Friends of the Libraries preview sale will be held on Tuesday 11/2 from 5-8pm. The book sale will be held on the 4th floor, rear of the Perry Library.
Note: We are accepting donations of books, magazines, DVDs and CDs at the 2nd floor Circulation Desk.
Perhaps you could use the floorplans available on the Library's Web site under "Hours & Information."
At that link, you'll also find hours for all three of the ODU Libraries, directions to the libraries, parking information, and more.
The Perry Library will be open from 1pm until 8pm on Sunday, October 10 and from 8am until 6pm on Monday, October 11. The Library will be open normal hours on Tuesday, October 12.
The Diehn Composers Room and Hofheimer Art Libraries will be closed on Sunday, October 10 and open from 8am until 5pm on Monday, October 11. They will return to normal hours on Tuesday, October 12.
Thousands of journal articles, dissertations, government publications and other resources can be found online through various library online subscriptions services. Experience how to do a thorough literature review in psychology and education, using the library’s research databases.
Graduate students are encouraged to attend this workshop on Friday, October 15, from 2-3:30pm in the Perry Library 3rd floor Reference Room. (note: date/time change)
The library's Website and online resources will be unavailable Friday evening October 8 at 7:30pm through Saturday morning. During this time, Dominion Power will be replacing our generator.