Cart debuts in KL Lobby
Residence Halls Book Club
KL Supports Diversity
New Online Resources
New Book Requests
Other News Bits
Frequent searchers may have noticed that the number
of FirstSearch databases available has decreased. This
came about because a state grant that provided the large number
of databases expired and many of the databases were not renewed
due to the funding shortfall.
However, Oakland will continue to have access to the most
heavily used FirstSearch databases through AccessMichigan.
In addition, the library has purchased access to databases
that are not included in the AccessMichigan agreement. The
subscription databases include ABInform (business), MLA (literature)
PerAbs (full text of articles on all topics), PsycInfo (psychology
database going back to 1887) and SocAbs (sociology).
OU users also may search the following databases on a per-search
basis. The Library will be charged 67 cents for each
search in: AHSearch (Arts and Humanities Citation Index),
DissAbs (Dissertation Abstracts), EconLit (economics) and
PAIS (governmental and foreign affairs).
The recarpeting of the library is underway and
proceeding apace. Regular library users will no doubt remember
that the library was recarpeted just a few years ago. Unfortunately
the material that was used then did not stand up well to the
normal wear and tear of library users and the company is replacing
it, at no cost, with the new blue/gray carpet tiles
you see as you enter the building. The entire
project should be completed by Winter recess.
Halls Book Club
A Residence Hall Book Club has been initiated by Beth Kraemer,
Assistant Professor in the Library. The group of students
met last semester and selected the books they are going to
read. The first book selected for discussion was Harry
Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. All Residence Hall
students are invited to get join the club! For more information,
call Beth Kraemer at 370-4879, or send a message to
Dana Keyse, Assistant Professor in the Library, has created
a Web gateway to
Diversity Resources in support of multicultural and diversity
studies. The Page includes resources for academic research,
as well as links to sites of social activism, and it includes
such information as scholarships and financial aid, and career
information. She presented "The Library's 'link' to Student
Services: Gateway to Diversity Resources on the Web"
as a poster session at the Association of American Colleges
& Universities, St. Louis, MO, October 25, 2002.
This new resource provides access to about 90 e-journals published
by Elsevier to which the OU library subscribes. Online access
is available for these titles beginning with 1999. You may
also access the Academic Press titles formerly found through
Academic IDEAL. Online access is available for these titles
from 1993 to the present. Full text access is available for
approximately 300 of the 1700 titles in Science Direct. In
addition, tables of contents and article abstracts are available
for the remaining 1400 titles.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, corresponding to the
printed RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, will replace Music
Index Online as the primary source for articles on music.
The RILM Abstracts database contains over 200,000 items, dating
from 1969. RILM records cover all aspects of music, including
historical musicology, ethnomusicology, instruments and voice,
dance, and music therapy. They also include various other
fields as they relate to music, including literature, dramatic
arts, visual arts, anthropology, sociology, philosophy and
Index (1940- )
This is the online equivalent to the print version in
the library's reference section. "The Philosopher's
Index provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals
of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics,
aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology,
and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy
of law, religion, science, history, education, and language."
Medieval Bibliography --Trial through 2/22/03
"The International Medieval Bibliography was founded
in 1967 with the support of the Medieval Academy of America,
with the aim of providing a comprehensive, current bibliography
of articles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference
proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) worldwide.
The IMB now comprises 300,000 articles, all of which are fully
classified by date, subject and location, and provide full
bibliographical records. Now online, the IMB offers an unparalleled
tool for medievalists to identify the contents of current
work published throughout Europe, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific
Faculty are reminded to submit requests for new
books to their departmental or academic unit library
liaison. Requests need to be in by March 2003
in order for them to be ordered, received and paid for out
of the 2002-2003 book allocation. Also, faculty
and students may request new books for the library by filling
out a book
request form that is available through Voyager.
Please note that the library generally does NOT purchase
textbooks for classes.
books list of the titles added to the library each
month is posted on the KL home page; the list is in call number
order so researchers can quickly and easily scroll down to
their subject area and review the new acquisitions.
Helen and Doug Basberg have established a bequest for the
library. She is an OU graduate with a BGS degree.
Oakland University Journal
An author title index
to the journal has been created by Linda Hildebrand.
Frank Lepkowski presented his paper "Implementing Library
Instruction for Freshman Composition on WebCT: the Oakland
University Experience" at the World Conference on E-Learning
in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education:
E-Learn 2002, in Montreal on October 19, 2002.
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