Have an iPad?
Help us evaluate BrowZine!
BrowZine allows you to browse and read many of Jerome Library’s academic journals on your iPad. Once you download the app, you will be able to browse journals by subject and read full text by logging in with your BGSU username and password. Articles discovered through BrowZine can easily be sent to Zotero, Dropbox, iAnnotate, or several other services to integrate with your existing workflow.
We think BrowZine is an exciting, efficient way for scholars to keep up with the most important journals in their fields, and we hope you do, too! To learn more, watch this introductory video. Let us know how you like BrowZine! Use it by May 21 to synch with the University Libraries’ journal subscriptions.
The Macaulay Library natural sound archive is now available to listen to for free online. It is the largest collection of wildlife sounds in the world.
The sound archive focuses on birds, but also contains recordings on primates, elephants, whales, frogs, and other animals. The collection contains around 150,000 sound recordings equaling 7,513 hours.
It took 12 years for Cornell University to compile the recordings and make them available.
To visit the archive click here.
For more information visit: http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2013/01/worlds-largest-natural-sound-archive-now-online
- All BGSU library materials are due on or before 5/4/13 for undergraduate students and 5/14/13 for graduate students.
- When all current items are returned or physically presented for renewal, your account will be updated for summer.
- If you’ll be away from campus, please check for an OhioLINK library near you. Use the OhioLINK pick up anywhere service to have items sent to that library. Your account has to be updated to allow requesting.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-372-2051 if you have questions.
The Academic Resource Center will have a new name and a new location by the time students return in the fall! The center that provides peer-to-peer instruction on software applications for undergraduate, graduate and distance students, will be called the Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC) and will be located in the Wm. T. Jerome Library, Room 122.
STAC services will be similar to those provided by the Academic Resource Center, with some changes planned to accommodate changing technologies. Among the services offered will be drop-in help, one-on-one appointments, workshops, sessions for small groups or class visits, Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) and e-portfolio support, OhioLINK Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) support, a laptop loan program, and equipment borrowing.
To find out more, visit the STAC site.
University Libraries and the Learning Commons are partnering to transform the Wm. T. Jerome Library into your ideal study location on Sunday, April 28! Our quiet and group study spaces, tutoring, and computer labs will meet your every study need! For a full list of the drop-in tutoring sessions that will be offered by the Learning Commons check out their website http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/learningcommons/file131119.pdf
Thanks to donations from Vito’s Pizza, Insomnia Cookies and Coke there will be free food and drink (while supplies last) during the afternoon to give you an energy boost! We’ll also keep the popcorn popping! Various stress relievers are planned including members of The Listening Post lending a listening ear from 1-5 p.m., a visit by therapy dogs at 4 p.m., and origami from 7-9 p.m.
While the activities will mostly happen between 2-6pm, we’ll be open until 2am, so we hope you’ll consider spending your Sunday studying with us here at the University Libraries and the Learning Commons.
The Accessible Archives database now offers 5 new collections!
- Frank Leslie’s Weekly (1852-1922) : An illustrated American literary and news publication started by publisher and illustrator Frank Leslie. Issues included the topics of politics, art, war, travel, fine arts, and literature.
- National Anti-Slavery Standard (1840-1870) : Established in 1840 as the official weekly newspaper of the American Anti-Slavery Society. It includes works from noted abolitionists who were fighting for suffrage, equality, and emancipation.
- National Citizen and Ballot Box (1876-1881) : This was a monthly journal that was owned and edited by American women’s rights proponent Matilda Joslyn Gage. Issues included columns about important women in history and female inventors.
- The Revolution (1868-1872) : A highly influential official publication of the National Woman Suffrage Association. It discussed rape, sex education, reproductive rights, divorce, and prostitution, among other controversial topics of the time. It drew attention to unionization and discrimination against female workers.
- American County Histories IV: The West (1870-1923) : Offers in depth information for historical and genealogical research
The Accessible Archives can be accessed by clicking on All Databases on the library homepage, and going to the letter “A”. Scroll down to Accessible Archives and click connect. You could also click this link.
Check out these cool new additions to the Accessible Archives today!
The digital image database ARTstor is always reaching agreements with new museums and image repositories, adding tens of thousands of new images every year.
Recent additions to the database include over 30,000 photographs from Panos Pictures, a group of photographers who document contemporary critical social issues around the world; selections from the renowned collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation; new media art from Rhizome; and masterpieces from the Corcoran Gallery of Art. ARTstor also recently released new Quickstart and Introduction guides, which are linked from the resource record.
The image above is a detail of one taken by Dieter Telemans for Panos Pictures of two girls living in Mumbai in 2009.
The Wm. T. Jerome Library will be open for extended hours April 15-May 2 to help students and groups prepare for finals. Please visit the library hours web page for a list of building and service times.
RefWorks is a handy tool for keeping track of citations and creating bibliographies. If you haven’t used it, you should give it a try!
Do you ever get tired of typing in your username and password over and over? RefWorks users can now opt to stay logged in for 14 days.
Write-N-Cite is a feature which allows users to conveniently cite sources from their RefWorks accounts. It formats in-text citations, footnotes, and the bibliography in whichever style they choose.
Write-N-Cite has undergone many updates lately including:
- Improvement in synching of references with RefWorks accounts
- Removal of 2,000 citation limit
- Enhancement of user interface for insert/edit citation
- “Reapply Output Style” moved to the main toolbar
- Plus, many other errors were corrected to make the user’s experience much easier!
Access Refworks by clicking on it on the library homepage under Tutorials & Tools.
Or click here.
Check out this link for tutorials on how to use RefWorks!
Are you writing a paper? Giving a speech? Be more persuasive and support your ideas with statistics!
Formerly a print volume that was released yearly, the Statistical Abstract of the United States is now a searchable online database. It contains a huge number of facts and figures about life in the United States, from poverty to employment to education to marital status. Learn how many people applied to purchase a firearm from a Federal Firearms Licensee in 2010 (10,405,000), how many children were living below the poverty level in 2011 (15,539,000, or 21.4% of all children in the United States), how many librarians were employed by academic libraries in 2010 (26,706), or what percentage of women married between 1960 and 1964 reached their 40th anniversary by 2009 (49.7%). Data is presented in tables, and each can be downloaded as an Excel file or a pdf.