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e-news for Otterbein Community
- Volume 4 Issue 4 -
April, 2006

Hunting for a job? Try Vault Online Career Library

Sponsored by the library and career center, Vault Online Library was recently called by Fortune "The best place on the Web to prepare for a job search."

Job seekers and professionals have discovered that Vault is the Internet's ultimate destination for insider company information, advice, and career management services. Vault's unique career content and services include:

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  • Unlimited access to exclusive employee surveys on thousands of top employers and student and alumni surveys on thousands of top colleges, business schools, law schools and graduate programs.
  • Vault's best-selling collection of more than 80 career guides and employer profiles, including well-known titles such as the Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, Vault Guide to Finance Interviews, and Vault Guide to the Top 50 Consulting Firms.
  • Vault's Electronic WaterCooler™ is the Internet's first collection of company-specific message boards for employees. Every day, tens of thousands of people visit Vault's expert-moderated message boards to share the latest corporate and career news, network with each other, ask for job advice and learn about trends shaping the workforce.
  • An extensive free job board with thousands of top job openings. (Ranked a "Top 5" job board by PC Week.)
  • Detailed, targeted and FREE e-newsletters with expert career advice.
Free Music Concert at The Otter Bean Café

On Wednesday April 19 from 9 - 10:30 pm come to The Otter Bean Café to hear Greg Hale of "Morning Round" perform.

Greg has performed at the Campus Center for Up Till Dawn, the O.C. Battle of the bands, Greek week with Pi Kappa Phi, live on 101.5 the rock, and was a musical guest for the Otterbein fashion show. For more information visit: www.myspace.com/greghale

OhioLINK Snapshot 2005 Available

Find out how OhioLINK is connecting Ohio higher education to the world of information in the newly released Snapshot 2005, OhioLINK’s annual report. The Snapshot details the continued growth in the use of OhioLINK resources and services in 2005:

  • 747,600 filled online borrowing requests
  • Users conducted 26.8 million searches on OhioLINK’s research databases
  • More than 12.9 million articles were downloaded in 2005, with more than 4.7 million articles downloaded from the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center alone.
  • More than 284,000 images, videos, maps and more were downloaded from the OhioLINK Digital Media Center.
The Snapshot also includes stories from nine OhioLINK users who explain, in their own words, how OhioLINK can revolutionize a private college library, succeed where Google fails, and is vital to regional campus professors and students.
Research Databases Updates
New Testament Abstracts:
The database is an indispensable research and bibliographic aid for scholars, librarians, clergy and students of the New Testament and its historical milieu. The database contains more than 38,000 article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 13,500 book abstracts, and 50 software abstracts. Each year an additional 2,100 articles from more than 500 periodicals in numerous languages are selected for inclusion. In addition, approximately 800 current books are also summarized annually. Article coverage in the database dates back to 1985.
Old Testament Abstracts:
The database features indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies. Content from over 450 journals is covered. All abstracts are in English, regardless of the language of the original work. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology and much more. Coverage in the database dates back to 1978.
26 Magazines Added:
Twenty-six magazines are now available to all OhioLINK users from the America's Newspapers database. The magazines include: Business 2.0, Fortune, Fortune International, FSB: Fortune Small Business, Money, Entertainment Weekly, People Weekly, Teen People, Baby Talk, Essence, Family Life, In Style, Life, Parenting, Real Simple, Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, Time, Time for Kids, Time International, U.S. News & World Report, ON Magazine, Popular Science, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Kids, and Sports Illustrated for Women.

Civil War Display

During April, Otterbein’s Courtright Memorial Library will be displaying Civil War memorabilia on the first floor.  Display cases hold various journals, pictures, artisan sketches and other documents created during the 1860s when the face of our country was changing.  The exhibit also includes letters written from an Otterbein student, William Oyler, during the war.  Each letter has been retyped so you can read about what really went on during the time of our forefathers.  Be sure to check out this display while it’s available.  Stop by today!


Earth Day Display

In honor of Earth Day, the library is displaying books about the environment. Check out the display on the second floor for books about environmental science and policy, nature writing, and more. Find out what you can do for the environment.

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


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