e-news for Otterbein Community

- Volume 4 Issue 5 -
September, 2006

The Library New Databases Additions

The following new databases are now available to all students, faculty and staff :

Bibliography of Native North Americans [info]
Computers & Applied Sciences Complete [info]
Economia y Negocios [info]
Education Research Complete [info]
Environment Complete [info]
Film & Television Literature Index [info]
Fuente Academica [info]
Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Index [info]
Gender Studies Database [info]
GLBT Life With Full Text
Insurance Periodicals Index [info]
International Political Science Abstracts [info]
Legal Collection [info]
Literary Reference Center [info]
MedicLatina [info]
SPORTDiscus With Full Text [info]
Vente et Gestion
Women's Studies International [info]

 OhioLINK users are able to access more full text from their desktops, thanks to upgrades of several current database subscriptions to: Business Source Complete [info], CINAHL Plus With Full Text [info], Humanities International Complete [info], International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text [info], Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts With Full Text [info], MEDLINE With Full Text and SocINDEX With Full Text [info].  

 We canceled subscriptions to the following databases on July 1, 2006: Applied Science & Technology Abstracts, Biography Index, Biological & Agricultural Index, Book Review Digest, Business & Industry, Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Women’s Issues, Essay & General Literature Index, Humanities Abstracts, Index to Legal Periodicals and Books, Library Literature, Ohio Capitol Connection and Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.

 Many new and existing OhioLINK resources can meet or exceed most needs formerly served by the canceled resources. Contact your librarian for additional suggestions or assistance using these resources.

We now offer e-reserves for certain items. For an example, please see Professor Allen Prindle's former exams on his course reserve website.

Click on the titles of any items that say "electronic copy available." These items are accessible to his students anywhere there is Internet access. Note: you will have to type in your name and barcode number (the 7777 number on your cardinal card) to gain access. If you have a popup blocker setup on your computer, you may need to type in your name and number twice.

For more information about this option, please contact Becky Rollo at rrollo@otterbin.edu or at ext. 1799.

Do you have an assignment?

Try Quick Search @ OhioLINK to search multiple library databases at the same time. Quick Search will help you quickly find articles, books and other materials that are acceptable for class and research. For more quick tips on finding books and articles, choosing a database or citing a source, visit tips for students page.

Equipment Reservations

Digital camcorders, digital cameras, laptops and data projectors, etc can now be reserved online. You can read the descriptions and view the a picture of each type of equipment to assist you in determining which item you would like to reserve. You will receive an e-mail within two business days letting you know if your request has been successful. To find the form from the library website, put your cursor over “Library Services and Information” and click on “Equipment Reservations.” If you have questions or problems, please contact Becky Rollo at ext. 1799.

Celebrate Constitution Day on September 17!

Join citizens throughout the United States in taking a moment on September 17th to reflect on what the constitution means to you.

Visit websites, such as Annenberg Classroom (http://www.annenbergclassroom.org), to find out more about the constitution, watch videos, and learn more about the U.S. system of government. 

Remember to come to the political debate on October 4th in Riley Auditorium at 7PM and watch your government in action! See "Political Debate" section in this issue of the newsletter for more information.

IM a Librarian

Library offers IM a librarian in addition to Chat Reference Service.

Screen Name : otterbeinlibrary

If you are using AIM, Yahoo, Google Talk, or MSN, you can now reach a reference librarian when we are at the reference desk.

Regular Reference Hours:

Monday-Thursday  9:00am - 10:00 pm
Friday  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday  12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Political Debate

On October 4th in Riley Auditorium at 7PM there will be a debate sponsored by the library between Ohio Senator David Goodman(R) and his challenger Emily Kreider(D) for the Ohio Senate District 3 seat.

This district represents the Otterbein College area. Questions will be written by Otterbein students and submitted to the candidates prior to the debate. Voter registration forms and a voting guide for Otterbein students will also be available.

If you have any questions regarding the debate, please contact Allen Reichert at (614) 823-1164.

Sarah’s Corner

The 1956 50th Reunion Committee at Otterbein College has established a fund in memory of Sarah Rose Gorsuch. The money raised is being used to improve the Courtright Memorial Library’s juvenile collection by creating Sarah’s Corner, a welcoming area for kids of all ages. During the summer, the entire juvenile and curriculum collections have been moved from the third floor to the lower level of the library. We have purchased new furniture, area rugs, and animal floor pillows. The use of shorter, more kid friendly shelving has made the materials in the collection more accessible to everyone.

On Friday October 6 at 3:30 PM an open house and dedication ceremony for Sarah’s Corner will take place in the lower level of the Courtright Memorial Library. J. Patrick Lewis, children’s author and emeriti faculty from Otterbein College, will speak. More information about this event will be available later. Please put it on your calendar and plan to attend!

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