The library has two brand new EBSCO psychology databases on trial. PsycCRTIQUES is a book and film review database complied from past APA publications. PsycEXTRA is a database of non-primary literature, such as conference proceedings, dissertations, and standards, on psychology news and research. The trials go on till June so take advantage of them while they last!
Nielsen Library has recently purchased the EZproxy service from OCLC. With this new service, users will be able to log into all library databases using their Adams State username and password. If you have any questions about using databases off-campus, please contact the reference desk at 719-587-7879.
In an effort to expand their current offerings, EBSCO has released five new databases containing thousands of new journals and a substantial collection of ebooks. Click on one of the subjects below to have a look:
Welcome to the 2012 Fall Semester! There was a flurry of book buying during the summer, and a lot of exciting things have been added to the collection. Highlights include:
Runner’s World Performance Nutrition for Runners (TX361.R86 F58)
How nutrition can help you improve your running performance.
The Rise of Gridiron University (GV959.5 .I64 2012)
Examines the uneasy relationship between college football and academia.
Women in the Ancient World (HQ1127 .N45 2011)
A cross-cultural examination of women in Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
A Journalist’s Education in the Classroom (LB1623.5 .A95 2011)
A journalist-turned-teacher writes about his experience in the classroom and places it into the wider context of education reform in America.
All these books can be found in the New Books section of the library, right by the entrance. For a list of more new library books, click here.
Every year the library reviews its current periodical subscriptions and, based on a number of factors, decides which periodicals to renew and which periodicals to cancel. The following lists the possible print journal cancellations for the year of 2013. If you have any questions or concerns about this list, please contact Nicole LeBoeuf.
Academy Of Management Review
Aviation Week & Space Technology
Broadcasting & Cable
Education & Treatment Of Children
Frontiers : A Journal Of Women Studies
Journal Of Experimental Psychology : General
Journal Of Higher Education
Journal Of Small Business Management
Law & Society Review
Policy & Practice
For the month of June, Adams State is trialing the database Films on Demand. Films on Demand is a multimedia platform that streams thousands of education videos and documentaries straight to your computer or tablet. Videos include Ken Burn’s Baseball, PBS’s King Lear, and TED’s 5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do. On-campus users can link to the database from the Articles webpage; off-campus users should go first to the passwords page and then login using the username and password provided.
Graduation time is a time of celebration; it is also a time of anxiety, stress, and figuring out how to fit your couch into your Mini Cooper. If you’re looking for some sage words of advice the website humanity.org has gathered a collection of commencement speeches from celebrities such as J.K. Rowling, Toni Morrison, and Theodor Seuss Geisel. There are also many transcripts freely available on .edu websites, such as this Jon Stewart speech from The College of William & Mary. Want news on current speakers? Both Google News and LexisNexis provide search platforms for up-to-date announcements on who is speaking where. Just use “commencement speech” as your keyword and rank by date.
The library has just purchased online access to The Journal of Chemical Education, an important monthly publication published by the American Chemical Society. This peer-reviewed resource covers both secondary and university education, and includes articles such as “ChemPoker”, “JCE Classroom Activity #111: Redox Reactions in Three Representations”, and “Beer as a Teaching Aid in the Classroom and Laboratory”. Many of these articles are sponsored and can be accessed for free from your computers at home, however, anything that is not sponsored must be used on-campus for complete full-text access. Enjoy searching the full archive from 1924-current!