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- Volume 7 Issue 3-
April, 2009

Oakstone Academy Art Reception

Please join us on Thursday May 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the John and Marian Becker Gallery (Lower Level, Courtright Memorial Library) for a reception to officially open the Spring Art Show by the students from the Oakstone Academy. 

“The Oakstone Academy at The Children’s Center for Developmental Enrichment is an independent, private school that offers a challenging academic experience for children in pre-school through the middle school grades. Oakstone Academy is unique in that it offers an inclusive, classroom based intervention model to promote independent performance for children with autism spectrum disorder along side their typically developing peers” (for more information visit their website at: http://www.ccde.org/oakstone.html).  Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend this free event.


Win $5000 - Librareo 2009 "Power to the User" Ad Madness

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad video contest from Gale!

Calling all ad men, ad women and ad wannabes – this year's Librareo video contest challenges you to create a one-minute commercial describing how libraries bring needed services to communities in challenging times.

It is the "Power to the User"TM Ad Madness – you'll call it a golden opportunity to state your case for libraries and maybe win some cash in the process. Because the Grand Prize winner will split $5,000 with the library or school of their choice.

Click for rules, prizes, view entries and on how to submit and then get started shooting and sharing your video at Gale's Librareo Group on YouTube.

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


Courtright Memorial Library is celebrating National Library Week with free access to some highly praised online resources for use by our library patrons.

The free access is being made available by Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and is available for many Gale resources including

Free access begins with National Library Week on April 12, but extends well beyond the week celebration, with resources available through May 15, 2009. You can look for the widget above, which provides single-click access to these online resources." If the widget does not work in your email, go to our web to view it.

News About Research Databases

LexisNexis Congressional Interdisciplinary Content Podcast and Guides

If you are interested in the interdisciplinary aspects of congressional content, please listen to the third LexisNexis Academic podcast which is available on their wiki.

The congressional interdisciplinary guides cover topics such as Botany, Photography, and Native American Art, which are all topics that are not necessarily associated with congressional material. You can also find a handout entitled A Database for All Disciplines which summarizes content contained in the interdisciplinary guides. It also lists additional subject areas in which congressional content would be useful to students, faculty, and researchers interested in disciplines other than political science, U.S. history, or government.

SciFinder Scholar

SciFinder is a research discovery tool that allows college students and faculty to access a wide diversity of research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more!

With a single source, you can explore scientific information in journal and patent literature from around the world:

  • References from more than 10,000 currently published journals and patents from more than 57 patent authorities
  • Important scientific discoveries from the present to the mid-1800s
  • The latest scientific breakthroughs almost as soon as they are published with references added daily and some patent information as recent as 2 days ago
  • The world's largest collection of organic and inorganic substance information
Need more information? Have more questions? Visit the library home page at http://library.otterbein.edu. Instant Messaging a librarian (Screename:Otterbeinlibrary).
E-mail us at Library@otterbein.edu or call us at 823-1984