Thursday, June 28, 2012

PAWS highlight for Thursday is Bub

Today we highlight one of PAWS young dogs, Bub. Bub is one of the sweetest German Shepherd dogs. He loves the water, and playing ball. He is going to be a big boy and will need room to run. He needs someone that is going to put the time in to train and exercise him.


You can go here for more information about Bub.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thanks for the PAWS support

We would like to thank everyone for their support of our Pause for PAWS program.  This week marks the end of our program and we went out with a bang on Tuesday at the Hot Diggity Dog Day.  Thanks to C.I.V.I.C for letting the library work with them to bring a whole crew of PAWS animals to greet everyone.  We will continue to highlight PAWS animals throughout the rest of the summer on both our blog and Facebook page, so keep an eye out for pictures and information about the great dogs and cats that are available for adoption.  Also, remember to check out pawsadoptioncenter.org for more information about any of the animals or to make a donation to this great organization.  Once again, thank you to everyone who stopped by to meet the dogs, play with them and make our program a success.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday's Pause for PAWS guest is Isabella

This week we will only be having one Pause for PAWS visitor so we brought one of our sweetest girls, Isabella. Isabella is a 1 ½ year old Terrier mix. She loves to spend her time playing with the other dogs or sitting in your lap and giving you kisses.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Creating Persistent Links to Articles and More

If you want your students to link directly to an article, image, or other item in one of the library’s databases, you must create for them what is called a persistent link. A persistent link is a specific URL that will link straight to the item that you want them to access. The method to create a persistent link varies somewhat among the different databases the library provides, but here are two commonly used collections of full-text articles as examples. If you need help creating a persistent link to an article in a database not listed here, or if you have any questions about this process, please contact your Gardner-Harvey Library staff.


EBSCOhost Databases

1. Locate the article by searching an EBSCO database such as Academic Search Complete.

2. When you have located an article, click on the title to access the article display page, where you can view the full citation record of the article. On the right side of the screen there will be a button labeled "Permalink." Click on this button to display the permalink. Copy the exact link that is provided.

Example: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=70245062&site=ehost-live

3. The link you just copied will work for any student who is on-campus. If you want students to have off-campus access to the article, you need to add the proxy server login to the front of that URL. Just add the following text to the link you created in Step Two: http://proxy.lib.miamioh.edu/login?url=

Using the example link in Step Two above, your link now looks like this: http://proxy.lib.miamioh.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=70245062&site=ehost-live

This link will work fine both on or off-campus (students clicking the link on-campus will not be prompted to enter their Unique IDs and passwords).

4. You can then paste this link into your Niihka course site for students to access the article.







Electronic Journal Center

1. First, find the article you want in the Electronic Journal Center: http://journals.ohiolink.edu/ejc/.

2. Open the article description by clicking on the title of the article to which you wish to link.

3. Copy the link of the article description page from the address window of your internet browser.

Here’s a sample URL:  http://journals.ohiolink.edu/ejc/article.cgi?issn=02664909&issue=v28i0002&article=114_olmsapmfhe

(Do not copy the URL of the PDF or HTML full text itself, because this URL changes.)

4. The link you just copied will work for any student who is on-campus. If you want students to have off-campus access to the article, you need to add the proxy server login to the front of that URL. Just add the following text to the link you created in Step Three: http://proxy.lib.miamioh.edu/login?url=

Using the example link in Step Three above, your link now looks like this: http://proxy.lib.miamioh.edu/login?url=http://journals.ohiolink.edu/ejc/article.cgi?issn=02664909&issue=v28i0002&article=114_olmsapmfhe

This link will work fine both on or off-campus (students clicking the link on-campus will not be prompted to enter their Unique IDs and passwords).

5. You can then paste this link into your Niihka course site for students to access the article.







Thursday, June 14, 2012

Thursday's Pause for PAWS guest is Walter


Walter is a 3 year old Shepherd mix. He is a great dog with kids and loves attention.

Come visit Walter in the library between 1pm and 5pm today.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday's Pause for PAWS guest is Champ

Today's Pause for PAWS visitor is Champ. Champ is a Labrador Retriever/ Border Collie Mix.  He loves to play fetch and jump around in the pool.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Thursday Pause for PAWS visitor is Simon

Today's Pause for PAWS visitor is Simon.  Simon is a Lab mix and is about 3 - 4 years old.  He is a very gentle and kind dog that likes to follow you around and relax by your feet. 

Come meet Simon in the library between 1pm - 6pm today. 

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

New library materials for May


The May new materials list is now available. We added 216 books, DVDs, and other items during the month,thanks to your selections and suggestions.  The list is sorted by call number, with items grouped roughly by subject area.

We’ve added a total of 943 items to the collection in this fiscal year.  We'll keep posting new item lists through the end of the fiscal year on our blog (this tag will show you all of the prior lists).

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 at any time.

Thanks again for keeping our collection vibrant and your information needs met!

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Tuesday's Pause for PAWS guest is Kyle

Kyle is a short hair gray tabby kitten that wants nothing more than to play with his feather toys and sit in your lap.  Come to the library and meet this delightfully playful cat.


For more information about adoptable cats, check out PAWS.