Saturday, August 23, 2008

New Evening Supervisor - Carrie Zeng

This fall, you will be greeted by a few new faces when you are at the library. If you tend to study late into the night between 10pm and 2am, our new evening supervisor is Carrie Zheng. Carrie is an MBA student from Putiang (near Fuzhou in SE China). When she isn't working on her MBA or closing the library, Carrie does enjoy tennis and swimming.

We are glad to have Carrie with us and welcome her as a new member of our library community.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Engineering Village - new database

If you are interested in Hamlet, this won't be of much use, but if you need geomechanics, then access to Engineering Village may be just what you are looking for. Actually, the village offers cross database searching of the following: Compendex, EI Patents, GeoBase, NTIS and Referex.

For more detail, as OhioLINK describes it:
Compendex contains references and abstracts from some 5,000 engineering journals, conferences and technical reports covering all engineering disciplines. Online coverage is from 1884 to date. Ei Patents comprises millions of patents from the US Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office. GeoBase is a multidisciplinary database of indexed research literature on the earth sciences, including geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography, geomechanics, alternative energy sources, pollution, waste management and nature conservation. NTIS (National Technical Information Service) database contains citations to unclassified reports from U.S. and international government agencies such as NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Materials cited date from 1899 to the present. Referex Engineering is comprised of six collections of full-text searchable engineering reference e-books.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Shakespeare, Hughes, & Whitman are in a new home

OhioLINK has moved their poetry and literature collections onto a new platform. The American and English Literature Collection is now easier to search across collections. This source includes poetry, early fiction, and drama from England and the United States. Also, there are specific collections on Shakespeare and one dedicated to Yeats.