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…

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 Hall Lewiston–Room 116 We’ll show Read More…

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 journal structure and demonstrates one Read More…

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.

InfoSavvy on Vacation

Hello!  InfoSavvy will be on vacation for the next two weeks. Image created at http://www.meez.com It’s not too early to think about scheduling a library session for the fall semester, though.  In the meantime, have a great rest of the summer!

Summer reading for yearlong information literacy

My February 25 post “Fiction writing, real information literacy” described how writing fiction can serve as a research exercise.  Students can conduct research to give accurate detail to their works.  Similarly reading fiction can spark research ideas. For example I recently read Susan Kandel’s I dreamed I married Perry Mason.  The story’s heroine was writing Read More…