Archive for October, 2010

Tools too cool to overlook

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 […]

By October 28, 2010 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Remembering the literacy in information literacy, part one

Remembering the literacy in information literacy, part one

Photo used with permission of Worldreader.org In our discussions of information literacy it is sometimes tempting to take the “literacy” part for granted.  For the next couple of posts I would like to highlight some remarkable literacy promotion efforts. The nonprofit group WorldReader.org conducted a trial of Amazon.com Kindles with […]

By October 21, 2010 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
The best material for the job

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 […]

By October 15, 2010 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy

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 […]

By October 7, 2010 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Tools to be used (InfoSavvy)

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 […]

By October 1, 2010 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy