Archive for March, 2012

Databases for finishing touches

Databases for finishing touches

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk When the students return from Spring Vacation, they will be working on final projects.  Here are some article databases that will help them with that final push: JSTOR This is actually a collection of databases, but you can search the collection at one time.  These databases provide […]

By March 29, 2012 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Highlighting a handy feature

Highlighting a handy feature

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk Did you know that the USM Libraries subscribe to the ebrary Academic Complete Ebooks Collection?  With a free ebrary account you can highlight and annotate the books. Did you also know that Adobe® Reader® X allows you to highlight and comment on PDF documents? When you are […]

By March 22, 2012 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Timely resources

Timely resources

Image from www.freeimages.co.uk Daylight Saving Time began this past Sunday, and today is March 15–commonly thought of as the Ides of March.  This coming Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day.  Also, spring officially begins soon.  Speaking of dates and times,  let’s look at some useful online clocks and  calendars. Do you […]

By March 15, 2012 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
Cooking up library lessons

Cooking up library lessons

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ Saturday night I watched the film Babette’s Feast.  On Sunday I tried my slow cooker for the first time (Do we detect a theme here?).  Coincidentally I’m reading The Information Literacy Cookbook as well. The chapter authors use cooking analogies to describe information literacy concerns in a […]

By March 8, 2012 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy
PLE update

PLE update

Image from http://www.freeimages.co.uk I’ve been away due to a death in my family.  I’ve missed writing these posts. On December 8 I posted about the concept of a personal learning environment (PLE).  I ended the post by saying that I would be examining my own PLE.  How have I fared […]

By March 1, 2012 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy