Sunday, September 28, 2008

Naxos Music Upgrades

Naxos Music has made a few upgrades to their collection. Naxos now uses Microsoft Silverlight (a cross-browser & platform) media player to deliver their music and they have created an actual home page for their site. This makes Naxos easier to navigate and find the music that interests you.

Naxos is a fantastic source for classical, jazz, and world music, but it does include other forms, such as relaxation, spoken word and rock.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Four New Music Collections

The library now offers access to four new music collections--

Classical Scores Library - "will contain 400,000 pages of the most important classical music scores, manuscripts, and previously unpublished material, allowing for the study and analysis of more than 8,000 musical scores." Many of these scores are also found as audio tracks in the Classical Music Library.

African American Music Reference - "From early slave spirituals to 20th century movements revolving around jazz, blues, and gospel," this is a collection of reference texts covering up to the 1970s. Besides standard reference texts, this set includes images, discographies, songsheets and more.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music - With more than 700 worldwide experts, this important reference source is now online with detailed articles about music from around the globe.

Classical Music Reference Library - This is a collection significant music reference sources, such as Baker's Dictionary of Music, that is now available online. It covers Medieval to the 21st century and includes terminology, biographies, critical texts, and much more.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Meet our Newest Librarian - Rares Piloiu

Rares Piloiu comes to Otterbein College from the Queens Borough Public Library System of NYC. Prior to his time at Queens he received his PhD in comparative literature from SUNY Buffalo and taught courses there for a number of years. He has also worked as a librarian in Germany and Romania. He is the liaison librarian for the departments of Education, Psychology, Theatre & Dance, and ESL.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Look for Numerous Databases

At the end of July, Ebsco released their 2.0 interface. This new interface impacts many of the databases that the library subscribes to, from the general Academic Search Complete to specific subject areas, from nursing, theater, history, and many more.

Now you can easily cite your references in a variety of styles (APA, Chicago, MLA). The search screen has been modified to make it easier to use for a basic search and to give you more power and flexibility when doing an advanced search.

Ebsco has a brochure outlining major changes, as well as a flash presentation that can explain what you can do with your Ebsco searches.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

New Online Nursing Journals from LWW

The library has added over 70 new nursing titles online from the publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) through the Ovid Technologies company. Journals from LWW include such titles as The Nurse Practitioner, Journal of WOCN(Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing), and JONA(Journal of Nursing Administration). And, according to the publisher:
LWW Nursing & Health Professions Premier Collection features two new exciting nursing titles: LPN 2006 and Nursing Made Incredibly Easy! both of which feature essential content that will support your nursing staff development needs. The collection also features additional "must have" titles that professionals in your institution will want including Biomedical Safety Standards and Journal of Patient Safety.

To see a complete title list and access these journals search the OPAL catalog by keyword "ovid technologies." Not only are these titles listed in the catalog, but they are also integrated into our A-Z journal list and will be linked by the "FIND IT" command when articles come up in CINAHL or another nursing database.

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