Friday, February 25, 2011

Trial: Springer eBook Collection

Pierce Library is considering a subscription to the Springer eBook Collection.

The following collections are included: architecture and design; behavioral science; biomedical and life science; business and economics; chemistry and materials science; computer science; earth and environmental science; engineering; humanities, social sciences and law; mathematics and statistics; medicine; physics and astronomy; and professional computing and web design.

Access the collection from our trial database page at .

This trial runs through April 29, 2011; please review and provide feedback prior to that date to help us make a subscription decision.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Colloquium - Religion as a Natural Kind: The Biological and Semantic Search for a Definition

Guest Presenter: Jeff Johnson, Ph.D.
College of Arts and Sciences
Thursday, February 24, 4:00 pm (refreshments at 3:30 pm)
Ackerman Hall, Room 210

This presentation seeks to use insights from anthropology, linguistics, and evolutionary psychology to address the classic philosophical and theological problem of defining religion.

A Library resource list supporting this topic is available for those who wish to do additional research beneath Library Quick Links on the Pierce Library home page. Link to Colloquia Resources.

If you have questions about the program, please contact 541-962-3508.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Fred Hill Historical Collection

This wonderful photograph of the "Old O.W.R. & N. Depot, La Grande, Ore.", dated December 27, 1930, is part of another special collection that is available online from the Pierce Library home page.

Copies were made of historical images gathered by photographer Fred Hill, with subjects ranging from people and places to events. Most portray interests and history related to Oregon, but photos from other geographic areas are also included.

Explore the collection by topic, or link to it and use the Help button to learn about other methods of searching.

Friday, February 11, 2011

NewsBank Research Collection

Pierce Library is considering a subscription to the NewsBank Research Collection. A link to NewsBank can be found on our trial databases page.

After you review NewsBank, please tell us what you think! Should we subscribe?

Newsbank provides the electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as full-text content of key international sources -- all in one easy-to-search database with a world map.

Find an online tutorial beneath "Show Help"; available from NewsBank search screens.

Questions? Email Answerland or call the library at 541-962-3780 during open hours.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Colloquium: Thursday, February 10

The Fictional Meme: The Art of Michael Sell

Thursday, February 10, 4 pm (refreshments at 3:30 pm)
Ackerman Hall, #210

Guest Presenter: Michael Sell, MFA, Assistant Professor of Art and Media Arts - College of Arts and Sciences

Our digital culture has ushered in a new level of disbelief in photojournalism and photography in general. Rather than debate the legitimacy of film photographs versus digital, Sell abandons reality in his fictional work and then presents his work as truthfully as possible.

His images are thoroughly documented, and his projects stretch from the gallery to the web. Sell's presentation will address an evolution of common memes and how memetics plays into his constructed photography project, “Nobody Wins: The Presidential Campaign of John Hubbard.” This work will serve as a jumping off point for discussion of Sell's other collage and upcoming documentary work.

A Library resource list for those who wish to do additional research is available from the library home page beneath Library Quick Links.

Questions about this program? Please call 541-962-3508