July 15, 2008

EBSCOhost 2.0 now available

The new EBSCO interface, EBSCOhost 2.0, became available on July 15th. "This new version of EBSCOhost will incorporate powerful features in a simple, intuitive design" (EBSCO Publishing).

"EBSCOhost 2.0. Based upon results gathered from extensive user testing, EBSCOhost 2.0 offers a clean new look and feel, for a technologically sophisticated, yet familiar search experience, with the built-in flexibility to provide individual user customization options. " - EBSCOhost

July 10, 2008

New Database added in July 08

Scientific American Archive Online is a comprehensive, searchable science and technology resource containing the full text and graphics of every Scientific American issue from 1993 to the present. The archive features the writings and colorful graphics that readers of Scientific American have come to depend upon and enjoy. Each of the more than 4,000 articles in the archive is available to view online or to download in color PDF, and presented exactly as originally printed in the magazine. In addition to the regular monthly issues of the magazine, users will find all of the Scientific American special issues included in the archive as well. Among the topics covered in the archive are: health and medicine, cosmology and astronomy, chemistry, life sciences, physics, oceanography, medicine, mathematics, archaeology, and much more.

Faculty are encouraged to use the persistent URL's in this database to link to the required reading section of their online courses.
Connect to: Scientific American Archive Online

July 3, 2008

Library Hours: July 4th

Library hours for the Fourth of July holiday weekend are as follows:
  • Thursday, July 3 - Close 4:00 pm
  • Friday, July 4 - Closed
  • Saturday, July 5 - Closed
  • Sunday, July 6 - Closed

Library summer hours resume on Monday, July 7th at 8:00 am. Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

July 1, 2008

Database Changes July 2008

Beginning July 1, several OhioLINK databases will be replaced with new resources. The affected databases are funded in whole or in part through an Institute of Museum and Library Services LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio, and are available to all Ohioans through Libraries Connect Ohio (LCO). LCO is a collaborative effort of OhioLINK, OPLIN, INFOhio, and the State Library of Ohio. Libraries Connect Ohio is constantly striving to provide the strongest portfolio of research resources possible within budgetary limitations to serve the diverse lifelong learning needs of all Ohioans.

What’s Changing?

  • Biography Reference Bank will replace American National Biography. Biography Reference Bank provides biographical information on approximately half a million people, from antiquity to the present, along with thousands of images.
  • Consumer Health Complete (an EBSCOhost database) provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information including medical encyclopedias, popular reference books and magazine articles.
  • Science Online will replace AccessScience. Science Online presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.
  • World Book Web (includes World Book Dictionary, World Book Atlas, World Book Advanced, World Book Kids, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos) will replace Encyclopaedia Britannica Online, Encyclopaedia Britannica School Edition and Enciclopedia Universal en EspaƱol. World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that delivers encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.