Hope you were able to attend some of the outstanding events at ODU's Annual Literary Festival. Access information about the festival, who's speaking, when and where by visiting the Annual Literary Festival Web Site.
On the "Participants" page, you will find a link to books in the ODU Libraries by this year's festival authors. Check some out and find out what these writers have to say.
The 2010 Nobel Prize® for Physics has been awarded to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov for their "groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene."
IOP Publishing is congratulating these winners with a Web site: http://iopscience.iop.org/page/Nobel You'll find links to works published by the winners as well as links to articles about their work.
The Virginia Tidewater Consortium (VTC) for Higher Education is made up of the colleges and universities in the Tidewater area. ODU is part of this consortium.
The libraries of the VTC cooperate through a reciprocal borrowing program. ODU students, faculty and staff can borrow books from any of the VTC libraries. BUT, you need to have a consortium card. You may get this card from the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor of Perry Library.
Visit the VTC Libraries Web Site to learn more about the libraries and their policies.
BIOSIS Previews and Zoological Record are now available through Web of Science.
BIOSIS Previews is the premier database for life sciences and biomedical research. Through Web of Science, you can search current and backfiles (back to 1926) in one search. Zoological Record covers every aspect of zoology, with coverage back to 1978.
Access these databases from the library's "FIND DATABASES A-Z" option.
In accordance with the University's announcement, the University Libraries will open at 10am on Friday 10/1.
Old Dominion University will have a two hour delayed opening on Friday, October 1. Administrative offices will open at 10 a.m. Classes will begin at 10 a.m., starting with classes regularly scheduled for that time. Any classes that begin prior to 10 a.m. are cancelled. Essential personnel should report as directed.
To help in planning your drive to and from the campus, tide predictions are as follows:
- 08:28AM Low tide
- 02:59PM High tide
- 09:36PM Low tide
- 09:33AM Low tide
- 04:04PM High tide
- 10:39PM Low tide
On Tuesay, September 28, from 3:00-4:30pm, come to a Graduate Student Workshop "Using EndNote with Library Databases to Save You Time!" Learn how to collect citations from the library's databases and export them into EndNote, a powerful tool for organizing and managing bibliographic citations. Both desktop and Web versions will be included. Bringing your own laptop will be very helpful. If you do bring a laptop, we ask that you have EndNote downloaded to it already.
See instructions for EndNote @ ODU Libraries
In case you're used to using PsycINFO on the EBSCOhost system, and it's no longer there... don't worry! We still have PsycINFO, but as of September 1, our access is through APA PsycNET (American Psychological Association).
You'll find that searching PsycINFO through APA PsycNET is very similar to EBSCOhost.
Note: Through the end of September, we also have access to PsycCRITIQUES and PsycEXTRA, so be sure to try them out.
ODU's Annual Literary Festival is coming -- October 4-8, 2010. It's the 33rd annual festival. Access information about the festival, who's speaking, and when by visiting the Annual Literary Festival Web Site.
On the "Participants" page, you will find a link to books in the ODU Libraries by this year's festival authors. Check some out ahead of time and find out what these writers have to say.
Audio-visual materials housed in Perry Library (DVDs, VHS, CDs) have been moved to the new reserve room adjacent to the 2nd floor circulation desk. The loan period for these materials is 1 week, and you can check out 3 at a time.
To find out what feature films we have in our collection, do an Advanced Keyword search in the "ODU Only Catalog" from the library's Web site:
1. In the “Any Field” box enter “feature films”
2. In the “Material Type” box select “FILMS & VIDEO”
3. Click the “Submit” button
4. On the results screen that follows you will probably want to change the “Sorted by…” option from “relevancy” to “title.” This will redisplay the results list in alphabetical order by title.
The library has over 1,000 feature films that can be checked out.