Tuesday, August 17, 2010

eBooks and eVideos

Faculty, staff and students returning for Fall 2010 may notice a change on the Library Homepage. The page now includes a link "EBOOKS & EVIDEOS" which provides direct access to the Library's large and growing collection of full-text online books and streaming video.

E-book offerings include reference titles like encyclopedias, dictionaries and career guidance information as well as monograph titles in science, nursing, information technology, literature and history.

E-videos include PBS, Annanberg and streaming videos on demand, covering a range of academic subjects. Streaming video can be shown in class, watched on a personal computer or embedded in BlackBoard courses. Teaching faculty should visit the Faculty Resources page to find out how.

Questions about online books or videos can be directed to your campus libraries or directed through one of the Library's online "Ask a Librarian" options.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Older Magazines & Journals: Now Online!

Library staff have been busy this summer removing many years' worth of old paper magazines and journals from the library stacks. Previous editions of magazines and journals that the Library subscribes to can be accessed online from on or off-campus. Select one of the databases (like Proquest of Academic Search Complete) to find an article, or click on the button that says "Click here for a list of all our full text magazines, journals and newspapers" to find a specific title.

(above: old periodicals and storage boxes are removed from the upper level).

The Library will continue to maintain limited runs of periodical back-files for browsing.

Space saved in the periodical section will be used to add student seating, study space and carrels suitable for use with laptop computers.