Issue #25, October 8, 2007
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For All You Early Birds!

Library now open at 7:00 a.m.

Get a jump start on the day!

Cannell Library is now open at 7:00 a.m., Monday-Friday.

Our happy student assistants are:
Luis Paniagua, Tammy Boyer-Martel, Lonni Hurst, Trang Tran, Thien Tran

Library Services on Blackboard
Library Services tab in Blackboard
There's a new tab in town!
Blackboard shells now have a Library Services folder tab that will link to online chat with a librarian, the library web page, catalog and help.
New Blackboard Connection to ERes

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Faculty can now arrange to have their ERes (electronic reserves) linked to their Blackboard course shell. Contact Kristin Poage at or x2553 to receive instructions and a URL to your ERes pages.
Course Reserves ... Your "How to" Guide

Hot! Hot! Hot! ... New Electronic Course Reserve Form!! ... The new form allows you to:

  • Submit either electronic reserves or traditional reserves.
  • Electronically acknowledge and sign copyright compliance.
  • Submit your reserves without having to leave your office.

    The electronic course reserve form is available at:

If you'd prefer to fill out a reserve form in paper, rather than electronically:

New One-Time Licensed Subscriptions 2007-2008 ...
Use 'em or We'll Lose 'em

Cannell Library is offering online access to the following new subscriptions for the 2007-2008 academic year. These are enhancements to the “click library” of resources that are available to all Clark students, faculty, and staff from a computer anywhere, 24/7.

These subscriptions have been paid with one-time funds, so a continuing appropriation is needed to renew them for next year. Usage statistics for these and other electronic resources are being collected so that the most popular resources will be retained if cuts need to be made later.

Access these electronic resources and others via the Cannell Library web site: Reference/instruction librarians are happy to work with you and your students to make good use of the excellent scholarly information included in these new resources. Call x2375 for assistance or contact Joan Carey, Roxanne Dimyan, Zachary Grant, Kitty Mackey.

  • AccessMedicine - An innovative online resource that provides students and clinicians with instant answers to clinical questions from the most trusted sources. Updated daily by world-renowned physicians and expanded continuously, AccessMedicine delivers the latest medical advances and knowledge from recognized physicians delivered in a digital aggregation with online desktop, PDA, iPod, and MP3 compatible device solutions.

  • CINAHL with Full Text - Full-text for nursing and allied health journals, providing full text for 580 journals indexed in CINAHL (The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature).

  • Learning Express - Interactive practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.

  • Lexis/Nexis - Full-text articles from newspapers worldwide, as well as general, medical and business periodicals; company financial information; accounting, auditing and tax information. Especially useful for current events, business and legal research.

  • PsycARTICLES - Thousands of full-text articles from 60 peer-reviewed journals published by the American Psychological Association and other publishers.

  • ScienceDirect [Elsevier Health] - Full-text for 800 scholarly journals in medicine, nursing and allied health.

  • Stat!Ref - Health & Medicine e-books - Electronic resource for healthcare professionals. Includes full-text access to 24 up-to-date electronic medical books, including Burket's Oral Medicine and Treatment, Medical-Surgical Nursing Care, and Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary.

In addition, another electronic resource that was new last year is being renewed partly with one-time funds.

  • ARTstor - Database of hundreds of thousands of digital images and the tools to use them. The purpose of ARTstor is to contribute to the educational work of schools and to the educational community.

A list of all our databases can be found by selecting Online Resources in the upper right-hand corner of the library's web site,

Book 'em, Dano! ... How to Book DVDs and Videos
The library has over 1,500 DVDs and videos which may be used in the classroom! We encourage faculty to book DVDs/videos well in advance to reduce scheduling conflicts.
If you need help selecting DVDs/videos or have questions about reserves or video bookings, please give Kristin Poage a call at x2553.
How DO I Get a List of ALL the DVDs/Videos?
Keyword search - all dvds & videos

Have you ever wanted to see a list of all the DVDs and videos in the library? Using the book catalog, it's easy!

At the Keyword Search screen, type an asterisk (star). Then, open the Material Type dropdown menu, select Videos/DVDs, and click Submit.

Voilá! You'll have a list that can be sorted by relevance, date or title.

A Renaissance Baby
Amelia Rose
Our newest book lovin' "Renaissance Kid" is little Amelia Rose, born July 13. She has a direct line to all the kool kid's books at Cannell and elsewhere, since her mom, Thao Schmidt, is in charge of Cannell Library's Interlibrary Loan and Summit requests.

The Renaissance Kids collection of children's books is on kid-friendly low shelves near the New Books section on the first floor (across from the Check Out Desk).

Born to Read logo
Who writes the Cannell Chimes? We all do! Everyone in the library contributes ideas and proofreads the drafts until we're all satisfied with the content. We hope you enjoy it, too!

Edited by Roxanne Dimyan

Cannell Chimes Archives   |  Library Home Page   |   Clark Home Page

We welcome your comments, ideas, and suggestions.

Revised Oct. 8, 2007, 4:49 p.m.