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- Volume 3 Issue 2 -
February, 2005

RefWorks - Your Personal Bibliography Creator and Database

Tired of typing citations? Organizing your research has never been easier. RefWorks, a web-based bibliographic management tool, is now available to Otterbein students, faculty and staff.

Often called a 'citation manager', RefWorks allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from online databases, importing data from saved text files, or manually typing in the data. Then, you can use these references while writing your papers to automatically format the references/notes within the paper and generate the bibliography in whatever format is required (APA, MLA, Turabian, Chicago, plus more than 100 other style options). More...

New materials added to the library in the past month. More...

Old Chairs, New Look

Thanks to Friends of the Library, some chairs in the library are getting an updated look! With the help of a generous donation, the orange chairs on the first floor of the library have been reupholstered by Fabric Too Finish LLC. Enjoy the "new" chairs when you come into the library!


Ellison Die-Cutting Machines

Creating a bulletin board? Doing a poster? The Courtright Memorial library is now offering free use of Ellison die-cutting machines in the basement of the library.

Ellison machines are commonly used to cut letters, create borders and decorate bulletin boards for displays. Although Otterbein allows the use of these machines for free, materials are not provided. Paper and other materials can be purchased at Michael's, JoAnn Fabrics, Hobby Lobby and through www.ellison.com. The library welcomes all faculty, students and staff to take advantage of these machines.

Please ask at the Reference or Circulation desks for any assistance.

Laptop Survey

The Courtright Memorial Library circulation staff began loaning laptop computers to our students, faculty and staff in September 2004. We offer 11 laptops with wireless network cards.

We would like to hear about your experience with the laptop loan program. Your feedback will assist us in serving your needs in the future.

If you have not filled out the survey, please go to the online form now.

Attention - All Female Faculty at Otterbein

In honor of Women's History Month, the library will be organizing a display for March that will include publications by all the Otterbein female faculty.

This can include monographs, edited collections, imprints of articles, etc. In order to help make this display possible, could you please let (x1027) know what you have published. If the library does not have a copy of your book/article, could you send Jane a loaner copy for the display?

Celebrate Black History Month

With the start of Black History Month, we invite you to enjoy our display on African American History on the library first floor.

Win free African-American-inspired titles by taking the weekly Black History Month quiz.

Visit the African-American families' migration
histories over the past 400 years On the Net: In Motion project.

Books about Human Rights are featured on the second floor display this month. Human Rights in South and Central America, South Africa, Asia and the Basque region of Spain are included as are books about religious freedom, torture, the Congo in the 19th Century and the responsibility of NGOs (Nongovernmental Organizations) in today's world.
Need more information? Have more questions? Visit the library home page at http://library.otterbein.edu. Chat with a reference librarian at http://olc6.ohiolink.edu/.
E-mail us at Library@otterbein.edu or call us at 823-1984