Archive for July, 2009

Interim Session Hours (Aug. 1-23)

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Summer Session ends on July 31. Here are the hours for the Interim Session, Aug. 1-21:

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday Closed

To assist you with preparation for fall classes, the library will be open Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23, from 1:00 p. m. to 5:00 p.m., right before Fall Semester begins.

You can still do extensive research from home with the library web page: 171 electronic databases can be accessed off campus, with access to 90,317 electronic journals, books and reports. Call, e-mail, or come into the reference desk if you have questions.

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Newspapers in Oboler Library

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Oboler Library has numerous Idaho, national, and international newspapers in paper, microfilm, and electronic formats. How do you find them? We have several lists and guides that can help you.

The Newspapers web page discusses print, microfilm, online, and how to search for a newspaper.

Print Format: The library subscribes to 42 newspapers: 30 from Idaho, 7 U.S. and 5 international. Check this page for a list of the newspapers currently available on the 3rd floor.

The comprehensive Resources by Subject web page has a section on Newspapers (Current and Historical). It covers newspaper databases, indexes, web sites, and more.

Finishing Term Papers

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

With summer semester winding down, questions about citing reference sources for term papers are coming up. Library News had a couple of articles recently that will help you put the correct citation formats on your term papers.

Last June Spencer Jardine, Coordinator of Instruction, wrote an article on Changes to the MLA Handbook. Check it for more information.

At the end of every semester, Library News does an article on Citations. It includes links to MLA, APA,  Chicago, and other style manuals.

Find Information on Idaho Elected Officials

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Here is a useful site that had been hiding on the Idaho Docs web page. Click here to go to the page. If you need information on elected officials, this page from the Secretary of State’s office can help. It lists all of the elected officials at the federal and state level for the state of Idaho, including the members of the state senate and house for all districts with addresses. The information on the members of the U.S. Senate and House, includes both local and Washington addresses and phone numbers. Also included on the site is information on the members of the Idaho Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

Submitted to Library News by Beth Downing, Government Document Librarian.

RSS Feed and Library News

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

It is disappointing to hear about something you want to attend after it has happened. If you want to stay updated with new entries on Library News, but don’t want to have to remember to look it up, you’ll be happy to know that you can subscribe to this feed using Bloglines, My Yahoo, Google, Live Bookmarks, or Microsoft Office Outlook.

At the bottom of the Library News page, you’ll find a message that Library News is powered by Word Press Entries (RSS), Click on RSS and you get a pull down menu for the above mentioned subscribers. Click and finish and then you can look forward to automatically receiving information on the updates, which usually happen at least once a week, but often more frequently.

You can get to Library News from the icon on the Library Home Page, and also from the Library tab on BengalWeb.

ISU Tree Walk Brochures Added to Walking in Pocatello Display

Monday, July 6th, 2009

During the months of June and July, the library has had a display of various nature and historical walks in Pocatello. The display includes free copies of different walking tour brochures in Pocatello. Recently the Idaho Museum of Natural History brought over some brochures on the ISU Tree Walk. This informative brochure names, describes, and even has some leaf drawings of each tree. The map inside guides a pleasant walk to the various trees around the ISU Hutchinson Quad. If you’re looking for an interesting summer walk, come by and grab a copy of this or other walking tour brochures before July 31.

Additional Information:

Displays Up In Library

Idaho Museum of Natural History

ISU Tree Walk, Virtual Walk–click on “begin the tree walk” to get to the tour.

ISU Centennial Rock Walk, includes link to map

Pocatello Historic District Walking Tour

Portneuf Greenway Foundation–click on Trails for map, then individual trail guides

Guide to Pocatello Mountain Bike Trails (one version)

City Creek Management Plan: Read the Draft of the new plan. The City Creek Trail Map is on page 30.

For these last two, the links are near the bottom of their page:Westside Residential Historic District Self-Guided Walking Tour

Eastside Downtown Historic District Self-Guided Walking Tour

Job Searching Audio Tutorial

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Are you looking for a job? Do you know someone who is looking for a job? Take a look at this Job Searching audio tutorial and share with anyone you know who is looking for a job in these tough economic times: Job Searching audio tutorial. In the tutorial you will find a few websites, databases, tips and recommendations, as well as campus centers that can assist the job seeker in conducting a more fruitful job search. You may also view other tutorials created by the Library.

For direct, face-to-face help with job searching, go to the Career Center. They are open during the summer from 7:30 am until 4 pm.

If you need help choosing a career or a major, visit the Academic Advising Center. Their summer hours are also from 7:30 am until 4 pm.

Would you like assistance in finding resources about writing resumes, managing your time, finding internships, and other professional-development topics? Come to the Oboler Library’s Reference Desk, which is staffed in the summer from 9 am until 4 pm Monday thru Friday. We will be glad to help with your information needs.
Phone: 282-3152

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This article was contributed by Spencer Jardine, Coordinator of Instruction at Oboler Library.