Monday, November 29, 2010

ReTweet to the Library

Do you need a quiet place to study for finals? Come to the library! Study rooms are available on the second floor for individual and group study, and a number of quiet spots with desks and chairs can be found throughout the library.

The Reading Room on the first floor offers comfortable seating, a beautiful view, and close proximity to reference materials and the electronic research center.

If you need help finding library resources for assignments or projects that are due, drop by, give us a call at 541-962-3579, or email Answerland at .

Good luck with your finals!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Featured Collections

Look for links to featured collections - new books, dvds/videos, EBooks, and the Pierce Library law collection - on the lower left side of the EOU catalog search screen at

You will find 1080 titles on the new book list, for example, including:

A Sense of Place: An Eastern Oregon Anthology: A Prose and Poetry Publication / by Libraries of Eastern Oregon; edited by Lyn Craig, c2009
Call# OREG PS283.07 S35 2009
Location: Oregon Collection - second floor - Library 217, 203

Drop by the library to find titles of interest, or request materials through the catalog.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

November 11 Colloquium

Dani Weber, Ph.D., assistant professor of English and writing, will be the guest presenter for the next colloquium at EOU Thursday, Nov. 11.

Weber's presentation begins at 4 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Room 210. Refreshments will be provided at 3:30.

Titled "The Gloves Are Coming Off, Gentlemen: Toward a Critical Discourse Analysis of the Bush Administration's Torture Memos," this dissertation research uses a mixed-methods approach to analyze what Weber considers a space of 'ground zero,' the so-called "Torture Memos." Using a cross-disciplinary method of rhetorical, linguistic and critical discourse analyses, Weber examines key documents and interrogates the language used to make torture not only legal, but also acceptable.

A list of Library resources supporting this topic can be found at

Friday, November 5, 2010

Reference Resources Online

You may know that a collection of print reference resources is available in the Reading Room at the library, but do you know that there are also a number of online resources that are easily accessible?

Find them by linking to Article databases by title in the area on the library home page where you can search for journal and newspaper articles. You will see a box on the right side of the list of databases that includes a link to Reference Resources:

You will find a large assortment of reference materials, including The Oregon Encyclopedia, an authoritative and free resource on all things Oregon, from the expected to the unexpected. Learn more about the people, places, events, and institutions that define the history and culture of Oregon.

As you will discover, Pierce Library makes research easy!