Library Hours

November 19th, 2015

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:

Sat. & Sun. Nov. 21 & 22 CLOSED
Mon. – Wed. Nov. 23 – 25 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thurs. – Sat. Nov. 26 – 28 CLOSED

Regular Library building hours resume Sunday, Nov. 29.

Local News Resource

November 19th, 2015

Idaho State Journal Archives offers full-text digital copies of all Idaho State Journal newspapers published since 1999.  This database is therefore ideal for Pocatello students looking to track down an article from their youth, or for those wishing to conduct research on 21st century history and culture in Eastern Idaho.  This database allows the user to either select an exact date or date range, or search within all clippings, articles, pictures, or advertisements.  Access to this resource is only available on the Pocatello Campus.

Faculty Showcase Works Available

November 17th, 2015

If you are interested in reading the book chapters, journal articles and selections of creative works published in 2014 that were featured at the Faculty Showcase of Scholarly and Creative Works, they are available at the Library’s first floor service counter.  Books are making their way back into the stacks so ask for assistance locating them!

The University has earned a research-high Carnegie designation, and this program acknowledges those faculty responsible for ISU’s research success.  The works are arranged by college, and department. Take a few moments and see what ISU’s authors and creators have published and performed!

This annual event is sponsored by ISU Library, Office for Research and Friends of Oboler Library. This year’s reception included remarks from Jennifer Attebery, 2015 Outstanding Researcher and Colden Baxter, Distinguished Researcher and included a performance by Keum Hwa Cha, assistant professor, violin and concertmaster.

Faculty Showcase of Scholarly and Creative Works

November 12th, 2015

Join us and celebrate the diversity and success of ISU’s faculty, researchers and creative artists!

Idaho State University’s Faculty Showcase of Scholarly and Creative Works will be held tonight, November 12 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Wood River Room, Pond Student Union.

This is a reception and recognition program for ISU authors and creators of works published or performed in 2014.

This event is sponsored by ISU Library, Office for Research and friends of Oboler Library. The program will include recognition of these authors, creators and remarks from Jennifer Attebery, 2015 Outstanding Researcher and Colden Baxter, Distinguished Researcher. Additionally, the program will include a performance by Keum Hwa Cha, assistant professor, violin and concertmaster.

Books, book chapters, journal articles and selections of creative works by ISU’s accomplished faculty will be on display. The University has earned a research-high Carnegie designation, and this event acknowledges those faculty responsible for ISU’s research success.

World Bank Data

November 10th, 2015

July 1, 2015, marked the five-year anniversary of the World Bank’s Policy on Access to Information and its Open Data Initiative, which provide a portal of open, free data gathered by the World Bank Group. It now includes free access to more than 18,000 social, economic, population, and development indicators for 218 countries, regions, and groups of countries with a data catalog of more than 1,160 data sets, tables, databases, reports, and other resources.

Researchers may access time series data at “DataBank,” and create their own profile to save, share, or embed graphics and customize and download their own spreadsheets.

The Microdata Library contains data sets based on surveys of households, businesses, and more produced by the World Bank and other international organizations.

World Bank Data includes survey questionnaires, descriptions of study designs and reports, as well as the raw data.  This site is an excellent hub for global data covering a wide range of topics and includes educational data, climate change and environmental information, agriculture and economic information, measures of poverty, health, gender equity, and more. It is well organized, relatively simple to navigate, and provides many visualization tools and apps.

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Source: College & Research Libraries News. Internet Reviews, September 2015.   Sue Wortman University of Michigan,

Our Newest eBooks

November 9th, 2015

Our newest eBooks cover literacy, U.S. LGBT history, along with sports/politics, and more.  These resources are available in OneSearch as well as the Library catalog.  Note that there is single user access when retrieving these titles.  Research on!

The art and science of personality development / Dan P. McAdams

Chasing literacy: reading and writing in an age of acceleration / Daniel Keller

Debating single-sex education: separate and equal? / edited by Frances R. Spielhagen

Developing quantitative literacy skills in history and the social sciences : a web-based common core standards approach / Kathleen W. Craven

Fixing truancy now: inviting students back to class / Jonathan W. Shute and Bruce S. Cooper

A framework for understanding poverty: a cognitive approach / Ruby K. Payne

Del otro lado: literacy and migration across the U.S.-Mexico border / Susan V. Meyers

The music and literacy connection / Dee Hansen, Elaine Barnstorf and Gayle M. Stuber

The NFL: critical and cultural perspectives / Thomas P. Oates and Zack Furness

The pitfalls of reform: its incompatibility with actual improvement / John Tanner

Playing tough: the world of sports and politics / Roger L. Abrams

Powerful teacher learning: what the theatre arts teach about collaboration / David Allen

Schools and public health: past, present, future / Michael Gard and Carolyn Plum

Sociocultural issues in physical education: case studies for teachers / Sara B. Flory, Amy Tischler and Stephen Sanders

Steroids and doping in sports: a reference handbook / David E. Newton

Student dress codes and the first amendment: legal challenges on policy issues / Richard Fossey and Todd A. Demitchell

Thinking about thinking: metacognition for music learning / Carol W. Benton

Trusting teachers with school success: what happens when teachers call the shots / Kim Farris-Berg and Edward Dirkswager

U.S. lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender history / edited by Leila J. Buff and Susan K. Freeman

Unlocking the moviemaking mind: tales of voice, vision, and video from K-12 classrooms / Michael Schoonmaker and John M. Wolf

The values of American teachers: how teachers’ values help stabilize unsteady democracy / Robert Slater

America’s News

November 5th, 2015

Need newspaper stories?  America’s News (NewsBank) searches news stories from 1978 to-the-present.  Select from 55 states and territories and 2,375 sources.  Save research time and focus on region, city, decade, era, presidential era as well as date. And check out some of the unique source types available:

Blog (123 Sources)
College/University Newspaper (43 Sources)
Magazine (24 Sources)
Newspaper (1,743 Sources)
Newswire (54 Sources)
Video (58 Sources)
Web-Only Source (330 Sources)

New Resource: Health Policy Reference Center

November 3rd, 2015

Health Policy Reference Center (EBSCO) is our newest comprehensive, full-text database, that covers all aspects of health policy and related issues.  This resource offers indexing from more than 420 full-text publications, including journals, monographs, magazines and trade publications, and also features tens of thousands of additional highly relevant articles, selected from thousands of industry publications.

Subjects include:

  • Health Care Access & Delivery
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Care Financing & Economics
  • Health Care Planning
  •  Health Care Quality
  • Health Care Reform
  • Health Insurance
  • Health Law
  • Health Services Research
  • Long Term Care
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Medical & Health Care Ethics
  • Public Health
  • Social Medicine

This is the resource for anyone involved in the study of health policy and the health care system.  Go to the Library homepage, click on >>Library Quick Links, then on >>Databases – Alphabetic.


October 29th, 2015

“Where News Meets its Scholarly Match”

JSTOR Daily offers a fresh way for people to understand and contextualize their world. Writers provide insight, commentary, and analysis of ideas, research, and current events, tapping into the rich scholarship on JSTOR, a digital library of more than 2,000 academic journals, dating back to the first volume ever published, along with thousands of monographs, and other material. In addition to weekly feature articles, the magazine publishes daily blog posts that provide the backstory to complex issues of the day in a variety of subject areas, interviews with and profiles of scholars and their work, and much more:

  • tells thought-provoking stories that appeal to a general reader
  • draws on scholarly research to provide fresh insight into the news media and current affairs
  • deepens your understanding of the world
  • highlights the amazing content found on JSTOR
  • exposes the work of scholars who are using JSTOR to conduct their research
  • covers Arts & Culture, Business & Economics, Politics & History, Science & Technology, and Education & Society

Keep up with news and scholarship!  Subscribe to the online magazine JSTOR Daily.

Source: JSTOR Daily >> >> October 29, 2015

Adventurous Women in Idaho

October 27th, 2015

In recognition of American Archives Month in October, and in partnership with the Idaho State Archives, the Eli M. Oboler Library at Idaho State University will host a presentation this Thursday, October 29, 4-6 p.m. celebrating the “Adventurous Women in Idaho.”

Terry Ownby will present “Pioneer Lady Photographers in the Idaho Territory.” This presentation investigates the emergence of Idaho’s first two female photographers during the waning years of America’s Civil War.

The presentation looks at the social and cultural aspects these female photographers encountered as they practiced their trade in Idaho and the Pacific Northwest. Not only does this investigation consider their families’ westward movement from the Midwest to the Oregon and Idaho Territories, it also considers female gender issues on the far western frontier.

Ownby teaches photo media and photo history at ISU. He earned his Ph.D. at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He is currently writing a history on Idaho’s first female photographer, Amelia Strang, along with other pioneer women photographers in the Pacific Northwest.

Come and enjoy the presentation and view our own Special Collections exhibit. Light refreshments will be served.  Parking is free after 4 p.m. For additional information, please contact Ellen. M. Ryan, head of Special Collections & Archives, at 208-282-3608.