Friday, February 19, 2010

ARTstor News

ARTstor, a digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences, is available to you from the Pierce Library list of databases. ARTstor announces:

ARTstor Travel Awards 2010

The ARTstor Travel Awards program will provide five research travel awards in the amount of $1,500 each to support educational and scholarly activities.
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Collection news:

Now available: Cook’s Voyages to the South Seas (Natural History Museum, London)
ARTstor has collaborated with the Natural History Museum, London to share 1,647 images of botanical and zoological illustrations associated with Captain James Cook’s expeditions to the South Pacific from 1768 – 1779.
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Now available: Additional images of works by Roy Lichtenstein
Through a collaboration with the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and Estate, ARTstor has made available an additional 395 images of Lichtenstein’s works in the Digital Library.
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Friday, February 5, 2010

Google Books

Do you know that you can search Google Books from the Pierce Library home page? Look for it in the search area to find books and other materials. It's a good way to find a wide range of books relating to a topic, and a nifty feature allows for you to find it in a library. Try the following search:

Go to Google Books and enter academic achievement in the search box. Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement will appear in the result list.

Link to the book and look for Find in a library on the left side of the page. Click on it and scroll down to find Eastern Oregon University on the list of libraries that hold it. Link to EOU to be directed to our catalog, where you will see that it is an electronic resource available for reading online. (Off-campus students will need to enter their EOU ID and Library PIN to access it.)

Note that you may find books that are held by Pierce Library, but Eastern Oregon University will not always appear as an available link. It's always a good idea to double-check by searching our catalog, followed by a search of the Summit catalog. In most cases, you will find the book and be able to request it.

If you would like to learn more about searching all the catalogs available from our home page, please refer to the tutorials page, available beneath Help on the Pierce Library home page.