Friday, October 29, 2010

Hiding in Plain Sight

If you're wondering where in the world you can find your Library account, look no further than the library home page.

You will see My Account near the top of the page, with links beneath it to log in / renew items, reset your Library PIN, or print a library card. (Many students find the card useful for keeping track of Library ID numbers.)

Have a great weekend, and remember Answerland for questions about Library services or requests for research assistance!

Friday, October 22, 2010

ARTstor On Facebook

ARTstor is a digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.

It is now possible to get up-to-date ARTstor news, fun facts, and helpful tips and tools for using the ARTstor Digital Library via Facebook updates! Visit to learn how to incorporate the Digital Library into your everyday study and teaching!

You can explore ARTstor from the Pierce Library list of online databases. Look for the link to the alphabetical list of databases in the section on the library home page where you can find journal and newspaper articles.

If you access the database from off-campus, you will see a screen asking you to log in with your last name (lower case only) and EOU ID number (or Library barcode number).

Friday, October 15, 2010

Citing Sources

I know, I know, citing sources is not a burning issue for some, but it is for those who are required to do so! (Knowing how will also make your professors very happy.)

Luckily, Pierce Library offers print and online resources that will help you get started. You will see a link to citing sources in the How do I... section of our home page, if you'd like to check out what's available online.

You will find an assortment of style guides, including Zotero, the "new kid on the block". It's a Firefox plugin that organizes research and automatically creates citations. (News came out in September that Zotero will soon provide support for Safari, Internet Explorer, and Chrome in addition to Firefox. Stay tuned.) Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Print resources can also be found in the library. Find call numbers by searching the catalog using the subject Authorship -- Style Manuals. The MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing 2008, for example, is located in the Reading Room (Call# REF PN147. G444 2008 - Library use only), on reserve at the Circulation Desk on the ground floor (Call# PN147. G444 2008 - Library use only), and in the main collection (Call# PN147. G444 2008 - may be checked out if it's on the shelf).

Other style manuals are also available in the library and on reserve. Try a subject search on Report Writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc to find more results.

Questions? Ask for help in the ERC (Electronic Resource Center) on the first floor of the library, or email Answerland at

Monday, October 11, 2010

EOU Colloquium - Thursday, October 14

Expanding EOU's Weltanschauung through International Exchanges: Summer 2010 in Germany

Presented by Regina Braker, PhD, Professor of Modern Languages / German
EOU College of Arts & Sciences

Hall, Room 210, 4:00 pm - Refreshments at 3:30 pm

This past summer, Dr. Braker participated in a Fulbright sponsored visit to German universities in the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg to identify points of articulation between exchange programs on behalf of the student study abroad experience. Two other professors participated in a professional exchange between EOU and the Pedagogical University of Ludwigsburg, with an expectation that this faculty exchange is likely to flourish in the future.

A Library resource guide supporting this program is available from the library home page beneath Library Quick Links:

Additional information about Colloquia at EOU, including a list of programs that will be presented this academic year is available at