When: November 24-26, 2014, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday is reserved shopping for Western Oregon University staff, faculty and students only. Bring your WOU ID! Tuesday extended to 7 p.m.
Where: Hamersly Library, Room 107
Details: On sale are used books, recordings, etc. Some books are superseded volumes or cast-offs from the library, but most are donated by friends and colleagues. Of special interest are the K-12 textbooks and materials that have been superseded in the library’s curriculum collection. Profits from the book sale are used to support the library collections. Cash and check payments are accepted.
Prices drop every day:
– Monday (WOU only) — $1 Hardback books $.50 Paperback books
– Tuesday (open to public) — $1 Hardback books $.50 Paperback books, 1/2 off with WOU ID
– Wednesday (open to public) — Fill a bag for $5 or name your price
Please respect the following guidelines:
- Books cannot be held for a patron in anticipation of a later purchase.
- You may not remove books or other items from the sale shelves and put them aside to sort through them later. If you form a pile of books, fill a box with books, cover books with a blanket or in some other way stake claim to books in a way that discourages other shoppers from looking through them, we will consider the books yours and expect you to pay for them.
- You may not remove books or other items from the sale area until they have been purchased.
- You may not block the aisles with stacks of books, with boxes, with blankets or with other objects.
- Payment can be made by cash or personal check. For personal checks, you must show a current photo ID.
- Bring a friend (or two) if you plan on stocking up. Because of limited staffing, we cannot help you to load books or other items into your vehicle, nor can we loan carts.
We encourage you to BYOBB (Bring your own bags & boxes).
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Rule #1 of using Google Scholar to do research for your class assignments: never pay for an article. Rule #2 of using Google Scholar to do research for your class assignments: never, ever pay for an article!
In many cases, links to full text scholarly articles (like the kind that Google Scholar finds) are through subscription sources. The library pays for subscriptions to many of these sources already so that you, as a WOU student, can access them for free. But Google Scholar doesn’t know you’re a WOU student, and so it will often ask you to pay for the full text of the article results it provides.
That is, unless you tell Google Scholar you are a WOU student! You do this by changing your “Library links” settings in Google Scholar. Want to see how to change these settings? Watch this short video.
Once you change this setting, Google will recognize you as a WOU student and will show you “Find It @ WOU” links with your results. Get more info & tips for searching Google Scholar here.
Watch online streaming videos about everything from biographies of famous musicians to the history of unions in the U.S. to tips for writing fiction from famous writers (and much more!) for free. Watch the videos in Films on Demand for class or for a study break – there’s something for everyone.
Films On Demand is almost like the library’s version of YouTube, except it’s all legal and appropriate for use in class assignments!
The vast Films on Demand archive currently includes more than 6,100 complete titles and 63,000 shorter video segments. You can browse by subject, such as Health & Medicine, World Languages, Nursing, Criminal Justice & Law, or Archival Films & Newsreels, under the ‘Collections’ menu option. Or you can simply search for videos using keywords.
How much does printing cost? A single page (one side) of a black & white printout costs 1 print credit. A single color page (one side) printout costs 5 print credits.
How do I know how many print credits I have? You can check your print credit balance here, or just log in to the WOU Portal and your balance will be displayed on your Portal homepage.
How do I buy more print credits? You can purchase additional credits through WolfWeb under the Student Menu. When you buy additional credits, they are immediately available for use.
What if I don’t use all of my print credits? Whatever credits you don’t use roll over to the next term–so if you have 83 remaining after Winter term, you will start Spring term with 308 credits. However, accounts are wiped clean before each Fall term begins, and everyone starts again with 225 print credits.
What is Primo?
Primo is the new library search tool used to find items in Hamersly Library and our partner Summit libraries, as well as some articles and other electronic resources.
Primo scopes allow you to define where your search is performed. You can select a scope in the drop-down menu right of the search box, or by selecting your desired scope under the search box on the main library home page.
More about Primo
What is included in each scope?
WOU: Books, e-books, audio-visual recordings, maps, scores, microforms, government documents, special collections, journals, magazines, and newspapers available on-site at Hamersly Library.
WOU and Summit: Everything in the WOU list above, plus the holdings of academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest.
WOU, Summit, and Articles, etc.: Everything in the WOU and Summit lists above, as well as some full-text articles. This scope finds search terms in the full-article content.
Primo is one part of your complete search
Primo does not include all the content from the research databases to which WOU subscribes. For discipline-specific searching, use Hamersly Library’s Recommended Databases By Subject.
To search beyond the holdings of Summit libraries, use Worldcat. You can request materials from libraries around the world through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
Questions or Comments?
We’re happy to hear from you at our Primo feedback form.
Looking for a good book (or two) to read over summer break? We can help!
The Recreation Collection on the 1st floor of Hamersly has something for every type of reader. *And* we just got a bunch of new books in. We have everything from thrillers to love stories to biographies – and everything in between.
Want a suggestion? Fill out this short form and your WOU librarians will get back to you with some books you might like.
A big thank you to everyone who took our recent survey about your use of social media and mobile devices. In all, we heard from 448 members of the WOU community (mostly students).
The winners of the drawings associated with the survey were:
Dutch Bros. gift cards: Jordan Westlund, Alyssa Dionne, Emily Eby, and Ashley Flores
Grand prize ASUS Transformer tablet: Saul Cortes
Thanks again to everyone who filled out the survey! Your participation will help Hamersly serve you – and future students – better.
For the first time in over two decades, the library is transitioning to a new library management system. This system handles important library functions like circulation, ordering, and cataloging physical materials, as well as the many electronic materials that we own or license, such as databases, ebooks, and ejournals.
The system also includes Primo, the online search interface that you will use to locate library materials within Hamersly Library and at our Summit partner libraries. The new system is shared among the 37 academic libraries in the Orbis Cascade Alliance, the consortium behind the Summit borrowing system.
Why are we switching?
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The simplest answer is that we are required to as a member of the Alliance. The deeper answer is that the core technology we currently use has been appended and stretched to accommodate new needs over the last 22 years, and it’s now restricting our ability to serve library patrons’ evolving needs. The benefits of the switch include:
- updated technology that supports more efficient library operations;
- collaborative purchasing of library collections among Alliance members;
- lower software maintenance costs;
- more efficient Summit borrowing;
- enhanced search and discovery of library resources;
- collaborative workflows between libraries;
- shared preservation initiatives.
The library staff is currently in the thick of migration activities, and we expect to switch over to the new system June 23. Prior to and during Fall term, we will have tutorials and workshops to assist you in learning the conventions of the new interface. In the meantime, I encourage you to take a look at our Primo FAQ for more information; we’ll be adding to and updating the FAQ over the summer.
This is a large scale project, and there will be bumps in the road. We and our colleagues at other libraries are working hard at smoothing the path and will be doing so for some time. We need and appreciate your patience. Our top priority through the transition will be to maintain library services at the level that you expect and require. Please communicate with us if you have questions, concerns or issues as we move through this transition.
Attention students! Starting next fall (Fall Term 2014) your favorite librarians are teaching a new course.
LIB 225: Advanced Research for College, Work, and Life bridges the gap between the basic-level research you did in you 100-level introductory courses, and the advanced-level research that is expected of you in 300 and 400 level courses.
More about new library course
In this class you will:
- Develop advanced research techniques specific to your major
- Prepare yourself for today’s information-driven workplace
- Build information-seeking skills you will use after college and for the rest of your life
For Fall Term, LIB 225 will be offered on Monday and Wednesday from 12-1:50pm. If you have any questions about the course, get in touch Elizabeth Brookbank at firstname.lastname@example.org.