Tuesday, January 27, 2009

One Month Trial Worth Checking Out...

The library is featuring a trial for two new databases this month. While that might seem like a short amount of time, they are definitely worth checking out.

Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800) is a collection of all known existing publications from the early years of the American colonies and the young nation. You will everything from books to pamphlets to broadsides, and genre types include novels, sermons, obituaries, puzzles, songs and captivity narratives.

Early American Newspaper Collection (1690-1922) allows you to search and browse American newspapers published in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. There are nearly 2,000 titles from all 50 states. Read through editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, matrimony and death notices and more from the past.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

READ poster contest is back

Last year the library picked three Otterbein students nominated by their peers or faculty to be featured on READ posters. This year the contest has been changed.

The library is currently accepting nominations for Otterbein groups to be featured on a READ poster. To meet eligibility your group must be recognized as an official group on campus. This can include but is not limited to, Hall Councils, Sports Teams, Fraternities, Sororities, Service Clubs, Religious Groups, Media Groups, Theme Houses, and Honorary Organizations.

To enter, submit a short essay no more than 300 words on why your group should be featured on a poster. The top two entries will be photographed with their favorite books and featured on full size posters. All entries should be submitted by Sunday, February 15 to PReichert@otterbein.edu or dropped off at the library reference desk.

We look forward to reading your submissions - good luck!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Global Road Warrior: The Ultimate Guide to the World

The library has access to an interesting new database, Global Road Warrior. Click on any country off the homepage to start learning more about it. Useful travel information, country facts, traditional recipes, and maps are just a few of the items you’ll find. Perfect whether you are planning a trip or just need project information, click here to check it out.