Archive for April, 2014

Free Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The studying will be a bit easier with something warm to drink while you prepare for those finals!  The Library has hot beverages available this week in the student lounge through the end of finals next week.

And let us help with your last-minute research needs at the Reference Desk.  We have the print and electronic citation guides and online resources within easy reach!

The Library is open until 1 am,  Sunday – Thursday.  (Click here for the full schedule of Reference Desk and building hours)

 

UI Library Releases University Images

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

To commemorate the University of Idaho’s (UI) 125th Anniversary, the UI Library’s Digital Initiatives department has released a new collection of images documenting the history of the main Moscow Campus buildings and programs.The University of Idaho Historical Photographs Collection presents more than 3,000 digitized images that depict the campus from its beginning in 1889 to 1975. The collection can be browsed by building, map, and/or timeline. A mobile version of the site also has been created to allow browsing for images nearest to the current location of the user’s smartphone.

Images in the collection were acquired by the UI Library’s Special Collections and Archives and organized into groups over several decades. The images were digitized by librarians, technicians, and student workers in the Digital Initiatives unit during 2012 and 2013. The original negatives and print images continue to be housed in the library’s Special Collections and Archives.

From: In the News by David Free / College & Research Libraries News / April 2014.

My Favorite Book Contest Winners

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Winners have been drawn for this year’s My Favorite Book Contest!

Jessica C.
Doomsday Book

Kenneth C.
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Kasey K.
Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel

Willow M.
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

Congratulations winners of the $25 Amazon gift cards!

And thank you everyone for participating in our contest this year!

 

Law Library Shift Update April 22

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Row 30

KF 105 F432

Federal Reporter, third series. Federal Appendix.

This series of titles is being shifted into place.  In general, everything after this call number is now shelved on the 3rd floor or has been shifted into the general 1st floor Reference Collection. 

Please ask Library staff for assistance if you need help locating law resources that are on the move.

Library Open Easter Weekend April 19-20

Friday, April 18th, 2014

WELCOME SPRING!

Click here for our building hours.

Digital Public Library of America

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Log on to the Digital Public Library of America and discover a newly launched, massive collection of historical books, manuscripts, documents, photos, and videos from across the country.

“The idea behind the DPLA is fairly simple actually—it is the attempt, really a large-scale attempt, to knit together America’s archives, libraries, and museums, which have a tremendous amount of content,” said Dan Cohen, the library’s executive director.

The library, which is free to all users, launched with more than two million items culled from places like the Smithsonian, the National Archives, New York Public Library, and Harvard University. Everything is viewable online, and many of the items are licensed under the public domain. “It means that we’re giving away all this data for free for people to use in whatever way they want.”

Here’s a sampling of 5 great resources:

Explore your home’s history
One way to browse the library’s massive collective is by location—just click on your homestate on the site’s map of the United States to see what treasures from your neck of the woods turn up. Vintage wildlife photos from Minnesota, newspaper clippings chronicling the history of Georgia, and photos of Native American artifacts from Washingtonstate are among the goodies.

Rare images of our first presidents
Our earliest presidents are usually depicted in paintings, but now you can browse rare daguerreotypes (early forms of photographs) of Abraham Lincoln and even George Washington.

Vintage footage from the civil rights movement
Watch scarcely seen videos of important moments during the civil rights movement of the 1960s: footage of Freedom Riders, a young Tom Brokaw interviewing a Georgia mayor in 1965, and a clip of Martin Luther King Jr. speaking about voting rights in 1962 are among the fascinating records available.

Boston Sports Arenas
One of the library’s current featured collections, “Boston Sports Temples,” features beautiful black-and-white photos of the first days of Braves Field, Fenway Park, Boston Garden, and Suffolk Downs pulled from the Boston Public Library’s archives.

Prohibition-era photos
Follow the fascinating story of the passing of the 18th amendment, the repeal of Prohibition, and all the drama that transpired in between, with a series of slideshows.

From article by:  Vi-An Nguyen

http://parade.condenast.com/6830/viannguyen/5-amazing-finds-at-the-digital-public-library-of-america/

Law Library Shift Update April 14

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Row 32

KF 132 A47

A.L.R. titles and indexes

This series of titles is being shifted into place.  In general, everything after this call number is now shelved on the 3rd floor or has been shifted into the general 1st floor Reference Collection. 

Please ask Library staff for assistance if you need help locating law resources that are on the move.

National Library Week April 13-19

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Lives Change @ Your Library

National Library Week

April 13-19, 2014

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a nation-wide observance endorsed by the American Library Association (ALA) and celebrated by libraries across the country each April.

The ISU Libraries in Pocatello, Idaho Falls, and Meridian serve the university community in their teaching and research activities, and being the largest state-supported library in eastern Idaho, also provide services to the area’s citizens.

This is the opportunity to celebrate what information can do for you!  Think about your favorite book and tell us about it!  Enter our “My Favorite Book” contest. Fill out the online entry form and submit your entry, or stop by the Library and pick up a printed entry form to turn in.  All submissions will be entered into a drawing to be held on Tuesday, April 22nd for prizes.   Four winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to Amazon.com sponsored by Friends of Oboler Library.

Many of the previous contest winner’s books have been added to the Library Collection.

Thank you for your participation!

New Resource Spotlight: Clinical Key

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Clinical Key is an expansion of the MDConsult database and replaces Stat!Ref.  It includes over 1,000 full-text medical and surgical textbooks, over 500 full-text journals, hundreds of clinical procedure videos, drug information, point of care decision support, patient handouts and more!

From Elsevier:  ClinicalKey – The World’s First Clinical Insight Engine

ClinicalKey is a dynamic clinical resource designed to provide physicians with fast, clinically-relevant answers from Elsevier’s enormous library of proprietary medical and surgical content. ClinicalKey was built specifically to meet the search needs of physicians that a clinical resource be comprehensive, trusted, and fast.

Click here to learn more.

Law Library Shift Update April 7

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Row 34

KF 135 N6 N63 v.219

Northeastern Reporter. Second Series.

Everything after this call number is now shelved on the 3rd floor or has been shifted into the general 1st floor Reference Collection. 

Please ask Library staff for assistance if you need help locating law resources that are on the move.