Wednesday, March 30, 2005

New JSTOR Collection

We have expanded the number of titles available through JSTOR by puchasing the Arts & Sciences III collection. There will be 120 titles in full text that cover the following fields: language and literature, music, the history and study of art and architecture, cultural studies, film, folklore, performing arts, and religion.

JSTOR is an online archive of scholarly journals, beginning with the first issue. Although there is a gap between a journal's most recent publication and the last issue available on JSTOR, users are guaranteed authentic page images in order to provide a faithful replication of the original print journals. For example, the journal PMLA is availble in full text from 1884 up through 2001.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Test Drive some databases

The library has access to a few databases from Oxford until April 15th. They include:

American National Biography: "the ANB Online features nearly 18,000 biographies, thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search capabilities. Updates are published quarterly; in April, July, October, and January."

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "50,000 specially-written signed biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of the British past, from the earliest times to the end of the year 2000."

Oxford Scholarship Online - Political Science: Access to core scholarly books, Oxford "publishes outstanding original work across many of the key areas of the discipline, from Comparative Politics to Political Theory, International Relations to European Union Studies."

All of the quotes are from the publisher. Please take a look at these databases. You can either reply in the comments section of this blog or send an email to any of the librarians. Access is restricted to the Otterbein campus.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Library Laptop Program

The library has bee checking out laptops with wireless cards since the fall quarter. You can check a laptop out for 24 hours. Just ask for one at the circulation desk.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Library open 'til 1 am for Finals Week!

Extended Library Hours:

Sunday March 13 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Monday March 14 7:30 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Tuesday March 15 7:30 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Wednesday March 16 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Current & Upcoming Library Displays

Two new displays for the month of March:

In honor of Women's History Month our display on the first floor is a celebration of women at Otterbein since the founding of the college in 1847. It also provides information about the women studies minor.

The second floor display, which will be up in less than 3.14 days, is a celebration of PI. PI day is March 14th, so come contemplate the nature of PI..............