Friday, May 23, 2008

Pause and Reflect

Spring term is winding toward its end, and finals week will soon be here. If you need help from the library as you prepare, you can send an email question to Answerland asking for research assistance. I will also answer any questions you have about other services available to you from the library.

There are a number of resources available to you from the Services for Off-campus Students link on the library home page, including:

Print Your Library Card (Authenticated)
Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)
Tutorials: How to find books, journal articles, electronic reserves, etc
Make an Interlibrary Loan Request: ARTICLE or BOOK
Off-campus Materials Request Policies and Procedures
Library staff are here to help; please don't hesitate to ask!

Friday, May 9, 2008

6032 EBooks!

Pierce Library's collection includes thousands of Ebooks, which you can link to directly from the catalog and read wherever you are! You can view the complete list by accessing the catalog and looking for Pierce Library EBooks beneath Featured Collections.

You can also use the Advanced Search feature to search by title and determine whether or not a book is available electronically: Click on Advanced Search, enter the title in the search box, limit Material Type to EBOOK, and hit Submit.

You can use the same steps to search by subject or keyword. A keyword search on 'study skills', for example, resulted in this EBook:

How to study [electronic resource]: and other skills for success in college / Allan Mundsack, James Deese, Ellin K. Deese

Searching on 'Oregon' and limiting to EBOOKS brought up:

Country Roads of Oregon [electronic resource] /Archie Satterfield; illustrated by Ned Schwartz
There's more than one way to read a book,
and Pierce Library makes it easy!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Fossil Turtles and Past Climate Change

Do you live within driving distance of campus, and have an interest in fossil turtles and past climate change? Plan to attend the colloquium presentation Thursday, May 8 at 4 pm in Ackerman 210 (refreshments at 3:30).

Dr. Joe Corsini, Associate Professor of Biology from EOU's College of Arts & Sciences, will describe his research into the lives and times of turtles alive during the transition from the Eocene to the Oligocene epoch, which occurred during an episode of significant global climate change about 30 million years ago.

If you don't live close enough to attend, here's a link to a list of Library resources - websites, articles, and books - that support the topic. Colloquia are also advertised in the News section on the library home page, or beneath Services for Faculty.