Cannell Library Chimes

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Issue #13 November 21, 2003


Hot News

The New York Times, 1851

New York Times Historical Database , 1851-1999

Cannell Library's newest online resource is the New York Times Historical database, available via the ProQuest search interface. NYT Historical provides cover-to-cover searching of the NYT and all the supplements from 1851-1999. The current three years of the NYT are available in ProQuest Direct. You can choose to view an individual article as a "clipping" (in pdf format) or you can view the entire page. Give it a try!

ProQuest Adds More Newspapers

In addition to the New York Times (current three years) and 20 Washington/Oregon newspapers, ProQuest recently added the following titles to the National Newspapers Collection:

  • Christian Science Monitor: 1988 - current
  • Los Angeles Times: 1985-current
  • Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition): 1984 - current
  • The Washington Post: 1987 - 1996

Resources for Your Students: Presentation Tips

Many thanks to Dave Koslowski, Speech, and Mary Evens, BTEC, for allowing us to link to their excellent resources:

Also in this list is a PowerPoint Start-up Tutorial from the Reference Librarians. [Path: Library Home Page --> "How Do I" (left bar) --> scroll down to "Organize and Present Information."]

"I can't use InfoTrac. I have to find a real article."

Please help us spread the word to students: InfoTrac and ProQuest have the genuine articles!

InfoTrac and ProQuest are two subscription databases that provide electronic access to full-text articles in scholarly journals, popular magazines and newspapers, all of which have a print counterpart. Some articles are available in plain text version, but many are available as pdf images taken from the actual periodical.

Off-campus access is available 24/7. Students login using their student ID ("940 number"). For the near future, faculty login using their social security number, but that login will change in the near future -- we'll keep you posted.

Poetry Reading by Tod Marshall

Tod MarshallYou are invited to the Cannell Room on Thursday, December 4, at 1:00 to hear poet Tod Marshall, whose poetry, essays, reviews, and interviews have been widely published. His first collection of poetry, Dare Say, won the University of Georgia's Contemporary Poetry Series. His collection of interviews with American poets, Range of the Possible, has been named to the New York Public Library's poetry list for 2003. He has won numerous awards for his writing, including a Washington GAP grant and recognition as the Wilson Visiting Poet at Albion College (previous recipients include Gwendolyn Brooks, Gary Snyder, and Galway Kinnell). Marshall lives in Spokane, Washington, and teaches at Gonzaga University. [Thanks to Jim Finley, English, for providing the photo and copy.]


TILT Just Keeps Getting Better!

Using the great feedback we received from faculty and students, we are nearly finished with the "first wave" of improvements to TILT, The Information Literacy Tutorial. Jessica Evans, English, volunteered to make some technical improvements -- she slowed down the "Think Fast" game and added a text option to the Internet section. We've also added descriptive text to the module selection page, added a menu to the beginning of each module so students can jump to specific sections, and and updated references to the book catalog. The revised TILT will be loaded and ready for use by the beginning of Winter Quarter.

Reminders About Reserves

  • Materials currently on reserve for classes that will not be taught during the Winter quarter will be returned to instructors after December 12th.
  • For Winter quarter reserves: Only items submitted before December 29th will be ready for student use when classes begin January 5th.
  • For complete information about reserves, visit the library's web page (www.clark.edu/library) and select About the Library.
  • Questions about reserves or video bookings? Please give Krista a call at x2553.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!


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