Friday, January 29, 2010

Let the Research Begin!

Many students are busy writing papers these days and wondering how to find Library resources. Help can be found in and out of Pierce Library!

If you're an on-campus student, or you live within driving distance, drop by the library and go to the ERC (Electronic Resource Center), located on the first floor of the library. Friendly student assistants and staff on duty there are always glad to lend a hand.

Library staff are also available for research help outside the library. Look for the library help desk located in the second floor Common Area of North Hall Sunday evenings from 7 to 9 pm. (Be there or be square!)

It's easy for off-campus students to ask questions too. Use the Answerland email webform, which can also be found on the Ask a Librarian page (beneath Help) on the library home page. You will also find contact information there, if you would like to speak to someone in the library.

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
- Samuel Johnson

Friday, January 15, 2010

ARTstor Update

Have you had time to check out ARTstor, our newest online database? If not, you will be amazed by the images available there. ARTstor is a great resource for art students, and brings wonderful collections to the computer screens of those who are interested in art.

Find ARTstor on the alphabetical list of databases available from the Pierce Library home page by following the link to 'Article databases by title' (in the search area to find journal and newspaper articles). If you are accessing any of the online databases from off campus, you will need to enter your EOU student ID (or Library barcode) and Library PIN to gain access.

Collection news from ARTstor:

Now available: Brooklyn Museum Costumes (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
ARTstor is collaborating with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to share approximately 5,800 images of American and European costumes and accessories from the Brooklyn Museum in the Digital Library.

The Samuel H. Kress collection now complete, including images from the National Gallery of Art
The Samuel H. Kress Collection is now launched in its entirety in the ARTstor Digital Library with approximately 1,700 images of European art, including more than 700 works from the National Gallery of Art.

Now available: Additional images from the Frick Art Reference Library Photoarchives
ARTstor is pleased to announce the addition of approximately 6,000 images to the Digital Library from the Frick Art Reference Library Photoarchives.

Now available: Additional images from The Warburg Institute
Approximately 860 additional images of Renaissance and Baroque book illustrations from the Warburg Institute are now available in the ARTstor Digital Library.

New collection agreement: The Trout Gallery (Dickinson College)
ARTstor is collaborating with The Trout Gallery, the art museum at Dickinson College, to share approximately 6,000 images of works in its permanent collection in the Digital Library.

Questions? Email Answerland, or contact Library staff through the Ask a Librarian page (available beneath Help on the library home page.)