Thursday, October 30, 2008

E-learning Resources


If you are taking online classes at EOU, you can sharpen your e-learning skills by tapping into resources available to you through the EOU and Summit catalogs.

Link to either catalog (beneath Find Books & Other Materials) from the library home page and try this subject search:
Education, Higher -- Computer-assisted instruction

Results will bring materials such as this book from the EOU catalog:

E-Learning companion : a student's guide to online success / Ryan Watkins and Michael Corry
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., c2005

... and this book from the Summit catalog:

MOOniversity : a student's guide to online learning environments / Jan Rune Holmevik, Cynthia Haynes
Boston: Allyn and Bacon, c2000

If you have questions about these resources, or services available to you from the library, please drop by the library or contact us via Answerland or the Ask a Librarian page on the library website.

Don't delay, ask today!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Highlighting Databases

Classes are well under way, and students are discovering some great resources available to them from the library home page, including the alphabetical list of databases. Link to it beneath Find Journal / Newspaper Articles on the library home page, and use your Library barcode and the PIN you have created to access any of the databases listed, if you are accessing them from off campus.

Take a few minutes to look through the list and you will find a new addition:

GreenFILE Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE will serve as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. Provided by EBSCO

If you would like to offer feedback and recommendations regarding database subscriptions we are considering, link to Database Trials - also beneath Find Journal / Newspaper Articles - where you will find databases currently listed for evaluation.

Use the Answerland email webform (beneath Quick Links on the library home page or from the Ask a Librarian page) if you have questions about databases, other resources and services available to you from the library, or you need research assistance. You can submit a question 24/7 from wherever you are, and we will respond within two business days. (If it will take longer, we will let you know).