Issue #19 November 16, 2005
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New E-Book Collections
( Yes, They Are REAL Books!)

The best way to tell you about the library's new e- sources is to give you two real-life examples:
The topic was global warming, and the student needed some good background information. The first choice was obvious -- we went to the reference collection and showed the student the Environmental Encyclopedia, where we found a nice article. Then we searched 37 full-text reference books available in the library's new Gale Virtual Reference Library. We found the article in the Environmental Encyclopedia, as well as articles in the Encyclopedia of Science and Religion, the Dictionary of American History, the MacMillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, and the Encyclopedia of Leadership. It's like expecting to get a Hershey bar in your holiday stocking and finding a ten-pound box of Godiva chocolates!

The reference books titles show up in the online catalog alongside their print counterparts. Or, users may choose to go directly to the database by selecting the "Reference Tools" link on the library's web site and clicking "Gale Virtual Reference Library." To see alll 37 titles go to GVRL and click "Show All."

Also available electronically are nearly 3500 titles from the NetLibrary e-book collections . Students can locate these e-books in the book catalog alongside print books. Let's look at "global warming" again:

By the way, from the catalog's main search screen you can limit your search specifically to e-books (kinda handy at midnight!).

As is true of all the library's electronic resources, these new e-book collections are available off-campus (with user name and ID#) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Try them out and let us know what you think!


Holiday and Quarter Break Hours

Closing for Thanksgiving Break
at 4:30 Wednesday, November 23

Closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Open Sunday, November 27, 1:00-5:00 pm

Closing for Quarter Break
at 4:30, Thursday, December 8

Closed December 9 - January 2

Opening for Winter Quarter
at 8:00 am Tuesday, January 3

During the break faculty and staff may gain admittance to the library by buzzing in at the back door. Please call ahead to x2504 to make sure the person with whom you’d like to meet is available.

Roxanne Dimyan snapped Zack "the Intern" Grant mugging for the camera at the back door staff entrance.

New ProQuest Databases

ProQuest is the first place many faculty and students turn to when searching for articles in magazines, journals and newspapers. We think you'll like it even more when you see the new additions! A basic ProQuest search now includes two new databases:

  • Ethnic NewsWatch provides full-text access to ethnic, minority and native press publications
  • Alt-Press Watch includes alternative and independent press publications.

These two new databases provide access to more about 750 additional titles, including publications such as Ethnic Studies Review, Hypatia, Hinduism Today, Race, Gender & Class, Willamette Week, and The Skanner.

Let's Get Cultural

CultureGrams, the popular loose-leaf reference books that have been ravaged by use and time, are now available as an electronic resource. As the title suggests, CultureGrams provides information on the people, customs, lifestyle, and society of countries of the world. Bonus features in the online version include audio files of national anthems, as well as links to recipes, a photo gallery and lists of famous people. Get to CultureGrams by selecting "Reference Tools" on the library web site.

Welcome New Staff

Nicole and Kelly Wulf (left) meet with the part-time Librarian Joey Merritt-Dennis. Joey joined the reference team Fall Quarter, replacing Betty Stout. Nicole and Kelly are twin daughters of our former part-time tech, Jim Wulf.
Joey’s book review for From Newspeak to Cyberspeak: A History of Soviet Cybernetics appears in the August 2005 issue of Journal of the Association for History and Computing. http://mcel.pacificu.edu/jahc/

Betty is shown in the photo below with Roxanne Dimyan's Fell pony, Mustahevonen Debut (Doobie) at Betty's send-off party. (photos by Roxanne Dimyan)

Reminders About Reserves
  • Materials currently on reserve for classes that will not be taught during Winter quarter will be returned to instructors after December 5th.
  • For Winter quarter reserves: Only items submitted before December 28th will be ready for student use when classes begin January 3rd.
  • For complete information about reserves, see Placing Materials on Reserve.
  • Questions about reserves or video bookings? Please give Krista a call at x2553.
From the New Book Shelf



A Brief History of the Smile by Angus Trumble. (Perseus Books Group, 2004) Call Number: BF 592.F33 T78 2004



Censorship edited by Andrea C. Nakaya. (Greenhaven Press, 2005) Call Number: Z 658.U5 C433 2005



The Cheating of America by Charles Lewis and Bill Allison. (HarperCollins, 2001) Call Number: HV 6344.U6 L48 2001



Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses by L. Dee Fink. (Jossey-Bass, 2003) Call Number: LB 2331.F495 2003



Don’t Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America by Morgan Spurlock. (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2005) Call Number: TX 370.S68 2005


The Future of Media: Resistance and Reform in the 21 st Century edited by Robert McChesney, Russell Newman and Ben Scott. (Steven Stories Press, 2005) Call Number: P 96.F672 U624 2005




A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America by Stacy Schiff. (Henry Holt and Company, 2005) Call Number: E 183.8.F8 S35 2005



Learning To Listen, Learning To Teach: The Power of Dialogue in Educating Adults by Jane Vella. (Jossey Bass, 2002) Call Number: LC 5225.L42 V45 2002



Like A Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads by Greil Marcus. (Perseus Books Group, 2005) Call Number: ML 420.D98 M163 2005


Where Shall I Wander: New Poems by John Ashbery. (HarperCollins Publishers, 2005) Call Number: PS 3501.S475 W47 2005

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