Tools too cool to overlook

In case you haven’t already done so, take a look at the library’s new Faculty Toolbox .  It contains details on the library’s information literacy initiatives, resources you can use to enhance your Blackboard experience, and more.  It even offers help with plagiarism detection and prevention.  In the interest of full disclosure it also contains Read More…

The best material for the job

Recently I listened to a webcast by Dr. Mark David Milliron of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Much of the discussion concerned the high cost of textbooks.  Also discussed were high-quality supplements and/or alternatives to traditional textbooks. Participants mentioned  services such as Flat World Knowledge, which offers low-cost customizable textbooks, and HippoCampus, which offers Read More…

Article help has arrived!

Confused about what to do once you’ve got a citation?  Wondering what electronic journals are available in your subject area?  Library staff will be giving a quick demo of the University Libraries’ most important tools (possibly including Article Linker) for finding e-journals. When?: October 13, 12:00 noon Where? Room 219 Bailey Hall (Gorham) Room 223 Read More…

Tools to be used (InfoSavvy)

On January 22 I had blogged about useful reference packages (“Useful tools in handy packages“).  I mention these resources again and also draw your attention to individual subject encyclopedias.  If you go to our Subject Guides Page, you’ll find a box for Encyclopedias and More If you have your students do research, these tools can Read More…