The entire WOU community is invited to submit campus images taken during the week of January 21 – 27, 2013 for a spring-term exhibit at the Hamersly Library. Image categories are
- Places (buildings, campus spaces)
- Activities (performance, lecture, service, routine tasks)
- People (students, staff, faculty, administrators)
Make your plans now for scenes you want to shoot! See invitational flyer for full submission guidelines and exhibit information.
Sometimes full articles are available directly from the library databases. But in many instances, there is no link to the full text of the article, and you only have the summary (or even just the citation information). This is when you use the Find it @ WOU button.
See our Find it @ WOU tutorial to discover how we’ll link you to the full text in our electronic sources, to our print sources & Scan & Deliver service, to Articles OnDemand, and to Interlibrary Loan, as appropriate.
Monday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hamersly Library lobby
The eReader Petting Zoo allows you time in a non-commercial setting to poke around several brands and formats of eBook devices and to discuss their pros and cons. (Reminder: holiday shopping is imminent.)
We’ll have a variety of devices for you to play with
- Kindle, 6″ E Ink Display
- NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight
- The new Kindle Fire HD 7″
- Google Nexus 7
- iPad 2
Also, we will schedule our ebooks and ereader workshop in January, during which we’ll detail how to download library ebooks onto your smartphone, tablet, or eReader (possibly a brand new one from the holidays?). These will be reprised from the workshop first held during Faculty Week 2012, but we’ll have focused sessions for iPad/iPhone owners, for Kindle owners, and general sessions for owners of other devices. You can also consult our Ebooks @ WOU guide and consult with us if you have problems.
is WOU’s peer-reviewed Undergraduate Research Journal and includes works by WOU undergraduate students working closely with a WOU faculty mentor. Since the publication of the inaugural issue at the end of May, content from PURE Insights
has been downloaded more than 1660 times by visitors from 43 different countries.
The next issue will be published in May 2013, with a submission deadline of December 31, 2012.
Looking for better ways to manage your research? Join librarian Shirley Lincicum for a guided tour of Mendeley! It’s like iTunes meets Facebook for academic research.
Two sessions! Attend the one that is most convenient for you:
Wednesday, Oct. 24th 12:15 to 12:45 pm in HL 108
Thursday, Oct. 25th 11:45 to 12:15 pm in HL 107
Bring your laptop and your lunch, if you wish. Hope to see you there!
The Census Bureau recently released this data visualization of Interstate 5 population density
. (Click the graph’s play button.) It’s interesting to see the major peaks at either end and the minor peaks and long valleys in between.
Check out our Textbooks Guide
for options to buy and borrow textbooks.
The ERIC database has disabled online access
to its documents because of a privacy breach involving social security numbers and other personally-identifiable information contained in some documents. Since offending information was found in “multiple documents and in a way that could not easily be isolated,” the team is having to manually clear individual documents and to reinstate access to them on a rolling basis. No completion timeline has been announced, but it will be a slow process.
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.