Monday, November 29, 2010

Resource of the Week: Academic Search Complete

We know the end of the semester can be a difficult time as you gear up for finals and finish writing your research papers, and sometimes you just don't know where to start. That is where Academic Search Complete comes in handy. This Resource of the Week is one of our broadest, most general indexes to periodicals, that provides abstracts for over 9,300 scholarly and popular periodicals, and full text for more than 5,300 of these. Academic Search Complete covers virtually all academic areas of study, including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, arts and literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies and is a a great database to begin research on a range of topics.

So don't stress out on where to begin your research, just give Academic Search Complete a try and see what is out there.

*For more help with where to find information on different subjects, check out our Research by Subject guides.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Library Hours for Thanksgiving Break

In celebration of the Thanksgiving break, the library will be open the following hours for the week of November 22nd - 27th:

Monday - Tuesday - 8a.m. - 9p.m.
Wednesday - 8a.m. - 5p.m.
Thursday - Saturday - Closed

We hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving break.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Resource of the Week: Amazon Kindle

Looking to buy an e-reader this holiday season? Why not stop by the library and take one of our Kindles out for a test run? Ranked #1 in Consumer Reports lab tests, the Amazon Kindle is known for its excellent navigation and readability, which makes it this week's Resource of the Week.

For more information about borrowing a library Kindle, check out our Kindle and iPad page.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address


"On November 19, 1863, at the dedication of a military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln delivers one of the most memorable speeches in American history. In just 272 words, Lincoln brilliantly and movingly reminded a war-weary public why the Union had to fight, and win, the Civil War."

In honor of this historic speech, Adam Gault created the following animated presentation.

Gettysburg Address from Adam Gault on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Resource of the Week: RefWorks

In preparation for tomorrow's Library workshop, this week’s Resource of the Week is RefWorks. RefWorks is an "online research management, writing and collaboration tool" that is "designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies."

For more information about RefWorks and for a chance to get help setting up your own account, come to our workshop on Monday, November 15, 2010 from 4-5 pm in the Library, Room GRD 111.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Congratulations to our Gaming Day Winners!

The library staff would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate National Gaming Day @ your library. Whether you played one of our board games, took part in our Wii challenges, or enjoyed some energy boosting coffee and candy, we hope you had a great day.

We would also like to congratulate the winners of our Wii challenges, who each received a GameStop gift card as their prize:

Super Smash Brothers

1. Stephen Acford
Billy Comminos
Josh Breese

Wii Sports Resort Archery

Levi Cramer
Michael Craft
Shawn Robinson

Monday, November 08, 2010

New materials added in September and October

The September and October new materials list is now available. We added 125 books, DVDs, and other items over those months, thanks to the impressive efforts of our faculty selectors and the library staff.

Have a suggestion of something to order? Use our online request form, email one of our staff members or drop by the library with your request. Thanks!


Sunday, November 07, 2010

Resource of the Week: Wii console, games and more

Taking a break from our electronic resources, this week's Resource of the Week looks at some of the fun gaming equipment that the library has for checkout. The library has a Wii console, Wii Fit and multiple games that are available for one day and three day checkout, as well as a Wii console that is set up in STAR Lounge 1 for students, faculty and staff to use in between classes.

Want to give the Wii a try? This Wednesday, November 10, 2010, the Gardner-Harvey Library invites you to help us celebrate the American Library Association’s National Gaming Day @ your library. Beginning at 9:00am and running until 8:00pm, this all-day event offers the chance for students, faculty and staff to kick back and show off their gaming skills. Stop by throughout the day and choose a game to play from our selection of board games, or use one of our two Wiis to play such great games as Rock Band, Mario Kart, Lego Star Wars and more. You can also take part in our Wii Competition from Noon-2:00pm for a chance to win one of six GameStop gift cards. The competition includes Super Smash Brothers Brawl and Wii Fit Ski Jump Challenges and the prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each game. Snacks will also be on hand to help keep everyone’s gaming energy up.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Resource of the Week: PsycINFO

In honor of this week's viewing of Sherlock, our Resource of the Week is the PsycINFO database. While Sherlock Holmes uses different kinds of psychology as part of his tools to solve mysteries, PsycINFO covers on an array of subjects related to psychology including, education, business, medicine, nursing, law, social work, and animal behavior. PsycINFO includes access to citations with abstracts of journal articles, books, book chapters, reports, and dissertations.

Make sure to come by the Library on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from noon - 1pm for a viewing of Sherlock: A Study in Pink. Don't forget to bring your lunch.