Wednesday, April 27, 2005


Otterbein's library is now offering trial access to CountryWatch, Inc., a group that provides up-to-date news and information on the 192 countries of the world. Schools, universities, libraries and individuals are encouraged to take advantage of this service. Information includes political, economical, cultural, and environmental coverage of countries around the world. Just login under the name acrl2005 with the password acrl2005 to explore a world of information at your fingertips! Scan the globe for the news and data you need with CountryWatch. If you try this database out, let us know what you think, either by posting to the comments of this blog or sending an email to Enjoy, and let us know what you think. The trial is good until 5/15

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Westerville Public Library now part of OhioLINK

Thanks to a pilot project Westerville Public Library has joined OhioLINK. This makes using the community library and your college library easier than ever. When you are finished with books and media from either place now you can return them wherever you are. We will take care of the rest. For more information, see this post.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Celebrate National Library Week

To celebrate National Library Week the library is going to create three READ posters featuring Otterbein faculty and staff members. Who are these three people? We won't know until the end of the week because YOU get to decide by voting. That's right - who would you like to see, perhaps your IS professor, or maybe someone from music? So go vote on who should be on the next library READ poster.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

CQ Researcher Database Trial

Otterbein College has a trial subscription to the CQ Researcher Database until the end of April.
If you use this database, please reply to the comments section of this blog, or send an email to let us know your thoughts

The following description comes from the publisher: with username OTTERBEIN and password LIBRARY. Many college librarians rely on CQ Researcher for in-depth, non-biased coverage of today's most important issues. CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology. CQ Researcher's extensive database allows for basic and advanced searching, from quick searches to more sophisticated, enabling both novice and expert researchers.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Physical Education Index has a new look

The Physical Education Index has a new, sleeker interface. Are you not familiar with this database? Below is a description from the publisher. Access is restricted to Otterbein faculty, students and staff.

The surge of academic, professional and personal interest in the field of physical education has resulted in a huge volume of scholarly and trade literature. Since 1970 CSA Physical Education Index has been covering this vast collection of material. Records are indexed and classified from peer-reviewed journals, report literature, conference proceedings, trade magazines, patents, articles from the popular press, and many other publications. Beginning in January 2001, enhancements to the database include the addition of abstracts, e-mail addresses, expanded publisher and author information, and other data to facilitate access to the fulltext.

CSA Physical Education Index allows all researchers and professionals in the field to acquire accurate and scholarly information in this comprehensive database. These abstracts feature a wide variety of content, ranging from physical education curricula, to sports medicine, to dance. Other coverage includes sport law, kinesiology, motor learning, recreation, standardized fitness tests, sports equipment, business and marketing, coaching and training, and sport sociology/psychology. Health education and physical therapy are also covered as they continue to become more prevalent in our society.