To clarify, this affects only ERIC documents, those where the record number begins with ED. The ERIC database still works to find the literature, and access to journal articles (whose record numbers begin with EJ) is status quo: either the Linked Full Text or the Find it @ WOU button will confirm availability through Hamersly Library.
Regarding the online documents, those labeled as “peer reviewed” have been reinstated (according to some sample searching, about 1%).
Hamersly Library still has its microfiche collection of ERIC documents for years 1958-2003 (up to ED483004). Starting in 2004, microfiche was no longer produced as ERIC moved exclusively to its digital content.
Reference staff can assist you with locating your ERIC document. We just need the record number (ex., ED400892).
See also Education Week’s story from Sept. 7, 2012.
If you have any questions at all about this, please contact Janeanne Rockwell-Kincanon.
Looking for a great on-campus job? Consider applying (by August 1 for full consideration) to work at Hamersly Library. Assignments include staffing the Library’s service counters, processing materials, working with online databases or other software applications, or maintaining the building and collections.
Working for Library and Media Services can provide:
- A job opportunity that will expand your knowledge of the University.
- Experiences that relate to your career or other skills you are developing.
- An opportunity to learn while you earn!
- A work schedule that can be adjusted as your class schedule changes.
Work study awards are not required for student employment with Library and Media Services. See our Student Jobs page for more details.
Do you live or visit close to another college or university? If its library is a Summit member, you can have your materials sent there instead of to Hamersly.
Maybe you live in Salem and you always have to rush back after your WOU classes. To get set up, take your WOU ID card to the library at Willamette University (or maybe Chemeketa Community College). The library will “adopt” you as a Summit patron. Then, when you order your Summit materials, select Willamette as your institution and sign in. Complete your request. Just as if you had it sent to Hamersly, you’ll be notified by email when your item is ready to pick up. Remember to take your WOU ID again to check it out!
You can always return any Summit item to any Summit library. However, it’s best if you hand the item to staff and note that it’s Summit, so it’s sure to be sent and not accidentally shelved there.
You can also borrow material in person from Summit libraries.
Here’s what you can do with the My Library account through the library catalog:
- Review what you have currently checked out, including due dates. This includes Summit and Interlibrary Loan items in your possession as well as Hamersly-owned items.
- Renew items of Hamersly-owned items (when renewal is allowable) and see the new due dates.
- Place holds on Hamersly-owned items. Use the Request button and we’ll retrieve and hold the item for you at the Checkout Desk.
- Connect to Summit Requests to review the status of your requests.
- Connect to Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Requests to a) review the status of your requests, b) request a renewal from the lending library, and c) get a blank request form rather than requesting via a database.
- Go to My Reading History, the record of Hamersly-owned items that you checked out in the past. Please note that you must opt-in for the history to start accumulating; for privacy reasons we have the library system set to not retain checkout records once items are returned. If you choose to opt-in, you can always delete individual items from your history.
- Rate library items (whether or not you’ve ever checked them out) in a five-star system, and review your ratings The item’s catalog record will include your anonymous rating averaged with any other ratings it’s received by other library patrons. The catalog’s rating system is not connected to any outside service.
- Set or modify your “preferred searches.“ Preferred searches are really handy if you have a favorite author or subject, or if you’ve developed an advanced search you don’t want to remember and rekey several months later. You can rerun the search manually, or the catalog can email you when the library adds new items that meet your search criteria.
Microsoft Office programs offer the Format Painter button that copies formatting from one object and applies its style to another or to many other objects. It leaves the content alone. Format Painter can be used on a variety of content: text and paragraphs, table and spreadsheet cells, shapes and slides.
How to do it:
- Select the text or object whose formatting you like.
- On the Home toolbar, single click the Format Painter.
- Click on or select the text or object you want to reformat. Ta da!
- To copy paragraph formatting (such as alignment, indentation, spacing, etc.) in addition to font formatting, make sure to include selecting the hard return that ends the paragraph.
- To apply the same formatting to multiple objects (for example, several headings throughout a paper), double-click the Format Painter. Select all of the destinations for the formatting; then click the Format Painter again to turn it off.
Kraus Curriculum Development Library is a database of educational materials from course content (lesson plans, learning activities) to teacher and administrator strategies, from educational legislation to academic standards by subject and grade level. The materials come from state departments of education and other government agencies, as well as local school districts, professional associations, non-profit organizations, and other sources that have educational concerns. Documents published after 2000 are available on the site as PDFs and/or HTML files.
If you really do need a color photocopier, there is one in the WOU Print Shop, ITC 112.
Related post: Campus Printing 101.
Our Citation Guide helps you with
- APA style
- MLA style
- Chicago/Turabian style
- & links to the American Anthropological Association style guide