Archive for the ‘General News’ Category

Save That File

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Working at one of the Library’s public computers?

For your privacy, our computers are set to delete all data following each person’s session.  In addition, they time out after about 10 minutes of inactivity.

That means you could lose hours of time working if you do not SAVE YOUR WORK OFTEN to your portable data storage device, a.k.a. flash/jump/thumb/USB drive or memory stick.

Forgot your portable data storage device?  Save your work to the Library computer’s T drive (thaw space) and periodically email the file to yourself.  Or, borrow one of our USB drives we have at the Reference Counter.

Questions?  Talk to us at the Reference Desk, or call us at (208) 282-3152!  Don’t risk losing your work!

Ernest Hemingway Exhibit Opens in New York

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars

Reveals Hemingway … before he became “Hemingway” — New York Times

This is the first ever major museum exhibition devoted to the work of Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961), one of the most celebrated American authors of the 20th century. Organized in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, it includes multiple drafts of Hemingway’s earliest short stories, notebooks, heavily revised manuscripts and typescripts of his major novels—The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, and For Whom the Bell Tolls. The show also presents correspondence between Hemingway and his legendary circle of expatriate writers in 1920s Paris, including Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Sylvia Beach. Focusing on the inter-war years, the exhibition explores the most consistently creative phase of Hemingway’s career and includes inscribed copies of his books, a rarely-seen 1929 oil portrait, photographs, and personal items.

This exhibition is organized by New York’s Morgan Library & Museum in collaboration with the Ernest Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.  The exhibit runs September 25, 2015 through January 31, 2016.

Click here and read more about this exhibit on NPR.

Explore our collection!  The works of Ernest Hemingway have the call number PS3515.E37.

Source: Morgan Library & Museum web page.

COMM 1101 Workshops Scheduled

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Learn to support your arguments!  COMM 1101 (and all interested students) Library Workshops are scheduled October 15th through October 22nd!

Thursday, Oct.15th 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Saturday, Oct. 17th, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

All classes will meet in Library Room 212 (across from the restrooms), on the 2nd floor.  There are only 5 workshops and openings are limited.  An attendance sheet will be passed around at each workshop.

To register for a class:

  • Call 282-3152
  • Email:
  • Stop by the Reference Desk and sign up

Database Upgrades

Friday, October 9th, 2015

CINAHL Complete and Philosopher’s Index now include full-text resources.

CINAHL Complete indexes articles from over 5,300 health care journals, health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, and now includes full-text articles from over 1,400 journals.  It also includes evidence-based care sheets, CE minutes, and over 300 research instruments.  Years Covered: 1997 to present.

Philosopher’s Index indexes articles from more than 1,100 scholarly journals and magazines on topics in ethics, aesthetics, philosophy, epistemology, language and more.  Full text is now available.

Find these resources on the Library homepage.  Go to >>Library Quick Links, click on >>Databases – Alphabetic and locate the resource you need.

Research on!

New Resource: RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Introducting RILM* Abstracts of Music Literature.  Compiled by the International RILM Center, this resource (covering 1967 to present) is the world’s largest, continuously updated bibliography of music literature, providing broad international coverage including records in 140 languages from 3,700 journals. There is no better single source for exploring the world of music, from Western and Eastern classical to pop, folk, and jazz.

Over 400,000 abstracts are drawn from articles, books, conference proceedings, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings and videos, reviews, etc. Sponsored by the International Musicological Society, the International Association of Music Libraries, and the International Council on Traditional Music, RILM documents the music scholarship of some 60 countries.

*RILM is an abbreviation of Répertoire international de littérature musicale.

Music Collection News

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Gisela Taeuber, wife of world-renowned conductor Haymo Taeuber, donated 750 music scores valued about $8,000 to Eli M. Oboler Library at Idaho State University.

Haymo Taeuber was born Jan. 1, 1908, in Graz, Austria. He started his career as a staff conductor at opera houses in Graz and Vienna. Taeuber later rebuilt the Vienna Boys Choir after it had been taken over by Nazis during WWII. Taeuber was a frequent guest conductor with the Vienna Symphony and many European Orchestras for 20 years.

His specialty was building orchestras. He would start out with amateurs or small orchestras, then build them into world-class symphonies. Taeuber developed these orchestras in Turkey, Iran, Canada and the United States. He conducted the Monterey County Symphony Orchestra from 1968-1983 and continued guest conducting in the area. Taeuber retired in 1985 and passed away Feb. 19, 1995 at the age of 87 in Pebble Beach, California, according to Kristi Austin, ISU reference librarian.

Over the summer, Austin worked with Cheryl Sebold, the library gift program coordinator, with the Taeuber family regarding this gift. Sebold was also impressed with the collection.

“I see this as a gift to the faculty and the students and other members of the community who might want to use these,” said Austin.

Often students in the ISU music program have to look at scores and listen to the music for reference. Students also have to pick a piece of music and do research on that specific piece. Faculty will consult scores when deciding what symphony or opera to put on.

“We are very lucky we got them,” Austin said.

Source: ISU Headlines.   Please click here to read the entire article.

Willa Cather Archive

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

The Willa Cather Archive, sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, describes itself as “an ambitious endeavor to create a rich, useful, and widely accessible site for the study of Willa Cather’s life and writings.” And ambitious it is. Redesigned in May of this year, it states it is now “even mobile-friendly.”

The website is divided into six sections: “Writings,” “Life,” “Scholarship,” “Images & Multimedia,” “Community,” and “About.” The meat of the website is in the first four sections.

In “Writings,” there are eight first editions of her books and five Willa Cather Scholarly Editions. The first editions contain all images and page breaks, with a transcript of the page together with the page image. The short stories and essays that originally appeared in periodicals are scanned from the original periodical page. In addition, there are 33 interviews with Cather, eight speeches, and ten public letters.

“Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather, An Expanded, Digital Edition” is a version of the 2002 print volume, and the archive is currently working on a complete set of 3,000 letters. The user can currently search more than 2,000 letters by date, people to whom the letters were written, literary characters she created, and even keywords.

This site has a unique geographic chronology feature. Users can see where Cather traveled, when she traveled, and with whom she visited. Users can zoom in to an area and select a place she visited (notated by an icon); clicking on the icon gives the reader information on the location and why she was there (including a citation for the information). Users can also browse the map by time period or location.

The “Bibliography of Cather’s Readings” is an attempt to provide scholars with a “reference guide to the hundreds of direct references to written material Cather makes in her work and letters.” References range from Robert Burns to Mother Goose.

Whether one is new to her works and just wants to read My Ántonia or one is a scholar wanting to view a concordance of O Pioneers!, this site will satisfy all.


Source: College & Research Libraries News : Internet Reviews.  September 2015. Delores Carlito -  University of Alabama-Birmingham,

By JoVE!

Friday, September 18th, 2015

JoVE Biology 

JoVE Science Education

JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is a video database designed to teach laboratory fundamentals through simple, easy to understand video demonstrations. The Biology collection is focused upon biological experiments. The Science Education collection teaches laboratory fundamentals that are applicable across the sciences.

Established in 2006, JoVE is devoted to publishing scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today; poor reproducibility and the time and labor intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.

Explore this new resource!  Go to the Library homepage, click on >>Library Quick Links, then >>Databases, Alphabetic.

New Resources

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Roper Center Archives iPOLL 

“The Roper Center is the largest archives of public opinion information and now, working from any workstation on your campus*, you may access these data.

Access is provided to iPOLL, a comprehensive database of 650,000 questions and answers asked in the US since 1935. Approximately 100,000 items also include standard subgroups–how groups (age, gender, region, political party, etc.) answered the questions.  All of the major polling organizations in the US are included in this system.

When logging on from a computer that hasn’t accessed iPOLL yet, Roper Center may require you to enter a password of your choice in order to access the iPOLL database.”

This resource was requested by a member of the faculty in the Political Science department, and it provides a ton of data and data sets that will be of use to our users across disciplines.

HeritageQuest Online

“HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources-rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources-with coverage dating back to the 1700s-that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

This resource provides users with access to primary sources, and is primarily geared toward genealogy, although history students will also be interested in using this content for their research.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

“Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, and dissertations.”

This database was a request from faculty in Linguistics, and it provides access to a lot of content that we were previously unable to get — at least in the form of a single, dedicated database.

Explore these databases!

Go to the Library homepage, click on >>Library Quick Links, then >>Databases, Alphabetic.

Artist Reception September 15

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Please join us for a reception with the Library’s  visiting  artist Lori Scoffield Beer on Tuesday, September 15,  2015 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

All are welcome!

Light refreshments will be served!

The artist is an Idaho native and has worked in oils, acrylics, watercolors as well as pencil.  Her favorite subject matter includes animals and birds.

Lori Scoffield Beer’s artwork can be seen in the first floor Art area of the Oboler Library through October 31, 2015 and may be viewed whenever the Library is open.  Click here for Library hours.

The Oboler Library is located on the corner of Ninth Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, at 850 S. 9th  Ave. in Pocatello.