Archive for September, 2010

A little workshop time for a big payoff

A little workshop time for a big payoff

* Academic Search Complete is one of the most popular databases available through USM.  If you’ve never tried it–or even if you have, come to a workshop on Wed.,  Sep. 29, at noon.  The workshop will take place simultaneously on each campus: Portland–Room 518 Glickman Family Library Gorham–Room 219 Bailey […]

By September 23, 2010 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Shameless self-promotion

Shameless self-promotion

Often I find myself showing students resources that assume knowledge of how a journal is set up (in yearly volumes, with issues containing articles).  Many people haven’t been exposed to this structure, especially when online databases can separate the article from its context.  I’ve recorded a video that both explains […]

By September 17, 2010 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Organizational tools where you already are

Organizational tools where you already are

If you’ve assigned your students a research paper or an annotated bibliography, it isn’t too early to encourage good organizational habits.  Many tools exist to help students–and the rest of us–keep track of articles, but let’s not forget a tool close at hand. Most databases allow users to set up […]

By September 10, 2010 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy

Sewing up class discussions with VoiceThread

Those of you teaching online or blended courses know the value of tools that encourage interaction.  VoiceThread is one such tool. VoiceThread allows you and your students to comment on a digital object.  You can comment on documents, images, or videos.  You can comment via text, telephone, webcam, or microphone.  […]

By September 3, 2010 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy

A Correction InfoSavvy Style

If you read the previous post, “Housekeeping Help InfoSavvy Style,” before yesterday (Sep. 2), you may have read some information geared to the Lewiston-Auburn Campus.    On Sep. 2 I corrected the information: the post now better applies to the three campuses.  Thank you for your understanding.

By September 3, 2010 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy