Be sure to check the "Find Databases A-Z" option for access to several trial databases for your review. We would appreciate your feedback -- please use the comment feature to indicate what you think of the resources and if they would support your learning, teaching, or research needs. Keep in mind that there is no guarantee of their acquisition.
On Saturday, March 20, come to the library workshop on "Effective, In-Depth Searching of Two Engineering Databases." The workshop will be held in Room 163 from 10:00-11:30 AM.
Learn how to search two two powerful databases, Compendex and INSPEC, simultaneously using the same search interface, and examine the key components of a citation. The workshop will also cover saving search strategies, creating personal profiles and creating alerts.
Edward assures you that you will leave the workshop knowing the various special features of these two databases. At previous workshops on this topic, Edward and the attendees have learned some new features about each database. See if it happens again on Saturday.
On Friday, March 19, 2010, Tim Seibles will be the guest speaker at the Friends of the ODU Libraries 16th Annual Author Dinner. Tim is is an associate professor of English/Creative Writing at Old Dominion University and the author of several books of poetry.
The Friends will also present their Outstanding Achievement Award to John A. Adam, a University Professor and Professor of Mathematics.
Discover the wonderful world of academic e-books and how to access our growing collection of these handbooks, encyclopedias, and much more.
Come on Wednesday, March 17 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon in Perry Library room 163
For more information contact Nancy Schafer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Writing Women Back Into History” is the national Women’s History Month theme for 2010.
“The history of women often seems to be written with invisible ink. Even when recognized in their own times, women are often not included in the history books.”
Woman suffrage in the United States goes back to the early-1800s. Women were not granted the right to vote until 1920, with the passage of the 19th Amendment. This year marks the 90th anniversary of this important achievement in women’s history. Visit the exhibit in the Perry Library to learn more about this momentous event. A complementary Web site is also available.
The University Libraries will be open the following hours for Spring Break:
- Saturday, March 6: 9am - 5pm (Regular hours)
- Sunday, March 7: 9am - 5pm (Reference open 1-5pm; Hofheimer Art Library, Diehn Composers Room, Microforms, ILL, Digital Services & Special Collections: Closed)
- Monday-Tuesday, March 8-9: 8am - 5pm
- Wednesday, March 10: 8am - 10pm (Hofheimer Art Library & Diehn Composers Room: 8am - 5pm)
- Thursday-Friday, March 11-12: 8am - 5pm
- Saturday, March 13: Closed
- Sunday, March 14: 1pm - midnight (Reference & Microforms: 1-10pm; Hofheimer Art Library & Diehn Composers Room: 1-5pm; ILL, Digital Services & Special Collections: Closed)
- Monday, March 15: Regular Hours Resume
Certain library units will have different hours and/or limited services. Please call ahead for information: 683-4154.
Two graduate workshops this week!
Thursday, February 25, 4:30-6:00 PM: 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 would be very helpful. If you do bring a laptop, we ask that you have EndNote downloaded to it already. (See How To Use EndNote for instructions.)
Saturday, February 27, 10:00-11:30 AM: Using ICPSR to Access Social Science Research Data
vast archive of social science data, provided by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). ICPSR's data holdings, divided into 17 broad subject areas, are designed for use with statistical software, such as SAS, SPSS, and Stata. ICPSR is an organization with over 640 member colleges and universities around the world. Our access to ICPSR is funded with support from the ODU Office of Research.
"100 Years of Economic Empowerment: The National Urban League"
The library has mounted an exhibit to celebrate Black History Month 2010. The theme for this year's national Black History Month is "The History of Black Economic Empowerment." It is also the 100th anniversary of the National Urban League, "a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities." Visit the exhibit in the lobby of Perry Library to learn more about the National Urban League. A Web Exhibit is also available.
Are you studying art or interested in art and art-related information resources? The Elise N. Hofheimer Art library, located in the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts building, makes available a collection of over 10,000 volumes on architecture, sculpture, drawing, painting, print media, photography, and arts & crafts. It also includes an art reference section, over 40 periodical subscriptions, and a guide to selected art resources on the Internet. Special features in the Art Library include: a current display of new art books, catalogs & news bulletins of the Chrysler Museum of Art, a bibliography of the History of Art & Art Index, workstations with access to online resources, slide viewing tables, VCRs & monitors, and a photocopy machine.
Art library news can be found at the Elise N. Hofheimer Art Library blog.
Be sure to come in and visit one of the current exhibits in the Perry Library lobby.
- The Learning Commons Is Coming... : an exhibit featuring information about the concept of the "Learning Commons" and what is planned for the Learning Commons in Perry Library. (You may also visit the Learning Commons Wiki at: http://www.lib.odu.edu/learningcommons)
- 100 Years of Economic Empowerment: The National Urban League : The theme for this year's Black History Month is "The History of Black Economic Empowerment." It is also the 100th anniversary of the National Urban League, "a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities." Visit the exhibit to learn more about the National Urban League.
- The Friends of the ODU Libraries Celebrates 15 Years -- Consider becoming a friend! Click here for more information
For more information about library exhibits, contact Karen Vaughan email@example.com