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Archive for March, 2016

Springer books and journals available through Cowles

This is the tenth in a series of “Resources and Services” posts from the Faculty of Cowles Library, intended to increase awareness of the quality resources and services (many of them new!) available to Drake students, faculty, and staff. Earlier posts are listed at the bottom of this page.


Cowles Library now offers direct access to ALL Springer journals and tens of thousand of Springer ebooks, with no special software required! Details follow:

I.  Springer ebooks

Access: https://library.drake.edu/find/article-databases/goto/springer-ebook-2010-2016-collections

  • Over 35,000 titles
  • 2010-2016 (with thousands more titles being added this year)
  • Many titles in Computer science, Biomedical, Life Sciences, Mathematics
  • New! Humanities, History, Social Science & Law content this year!
  • No DRM (digital rights management)
  • No software requirements; can be downloaded as a PDF
  • Unlimited printing/downloading
  • Can purchase a print copy for $24.95 for most books (if so desired)
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# of titles in Springer ebook collection 2010-16

To see the full list of titles go to this site: http://tinyurl.com/zgmzhus

  • The first worksheet shows ALL titles in the collection.
  • Subsequent worksheets show titles available in each collection, sorted by subject.
  • Interested in any particular title you see on the list?  Just copy & paste the url in “open url” column into your web browser!

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II. Springer journals

We’ve added online access to 2,000+ Springer journals from 1997 to present! https://library.drake.edu/find/article-databases/goto/springer-journals

See below for links to journals in specific disciplines:

Medicine

Internal Medicine

Biomedical Sciences

Public Health

Health Informatics

Psychology

Social Sciences

Life Sciences

Ecology

Plant Sciences

Biochemistry & Biophysics

Mathematics

Statistics

Computer Science

Physics

By joining a new library consortium we were able to provide access to these journals for less than $3 per title per year.  With a few exceptions, we now have access to ALL Springer journals.

In 2015 over 500 Drake users attempted to access 16 Springer journal titles (such as Journal of Insect Behavior, as well as Advances in Therapy) and were denied access.  These journals are all now directly available to Cowles patrons, wherever they have an Internet connection!


Previous Resources and Services announcements:

1) New York Times Digital Subscription
2) Chronicle of Higher Education
3) Oxford Very Short Introductions
4) Vogue and Women’s Wear Daily
5) Business Expert Press
6) Statista – Statistics for the Rest of Us
7) Bibliography of Native North Americans
8) JoVE Biology (and JoVE Neuroscience)
9) Filmakers’ Library Online

STEM Librarian Job

Drake University’s Cowles Library invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor with the role of STEM Librarian available July 1, 2016.  The successful candidate will take a leadership role to design and deliver innovative instruction, library programming and services that facilitate the curricular and research needs of students and faculty in the STEM disciplines.  Applicants will hold a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program.  In addition, candidates should have earned a degree in the life or natural sciences, or have at least two years of experience as an academic science librarian or science teacher within the past five years.  The position entails additional library faculty responsibilities, including teaching information literacy skills and helping build the Library’s collections in appropriate areas.

Review of applications will begin April 7, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  Drake University is dedicated to building a culturally realistic community committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment that strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

To view a prospectus on Drake University and the position: Drake STEM Librarian Prospectus Salary begins at $60,000 and will be commensurate with relevant experience.  To apply and to view the full job description: http://bit.ly/STEMLIB.  More information about Drake University’s work environment, employee benefits, faculty development opportunities, and the greater Des Moines area can be accessed at http://www.drake.edu/hr/.  

 

Admitted Student Days Presentation – Library and ITS

Admitted Student Days
March 4, March 25, and April 8th
Begins at 10
Overview: (15-20 minutes Library, 10 minutes for Tech, 10 minutes for Questions)
Introduction
Resources and Library –
           Priya  Shenoy – Library resources 
Student Centered focus of Cowles – Bruce Gilbert
Technology – Clayton and Carla
Help Center 
Library resources that are covered:
Library Tour: 2 p.m. this afternoon
ITS resources covered:

Library Open House sessions – 7 March

Everyone at Drake is invited to attend one or more thirty-minute sessions designed to give you a brief overview of some of the many new resources and initiatives at Cowles Library! Refreshments will be served! No RSVP necessary; there are three sessions, which are each given two times, so come to whichever suits your interests and schedules:cookies

Breakout session I: 4:05 – 4:30
 
  1. Teri Koch / Bruce Gilbert: Alternative textbook sources – Room 201 (“Glassed-in Room”)
  2. Come hear about the many resources Cowles has (as well as a few “success stories”) for saving your students money using different sources for textbooks.
  3. Claudia Frazer / Bart Schmidt : Archives/Political Papers – In Archives area on 2nd Floor
  4. Take a few minutes to see what hidden treasures exist behind the locked doors of the Drake University Archives & Special Collections. Are your students interested in completing a practical experience in an archival setting? Curious about how to incorporate oral histories into your syllabus? Need some juicy primary source materials? Let us show you our “stuff”!
  5. Priya Shenoy / Andrew Welch: Tools / New Catalog / Instruction – Room 45 (Ground Floor)
  6. Cowles Library is on the verge of installing a next generation catalog/discovery system. Also, the number and breadth of tools (such as, a new citation manager) and instructional support that the Library offers continues to grow. Come get an overview of these exciting new developments.

Breakout session II: 4:35 – 5:00
  1. Teri Koch / Bruce Gilbert: Alternative textbook sources – Room 201 (“Glassed-in Room”)
  2. Come hear about the many resources Cowles has (as well as a few “success stories”) for saving your students money using different sources for textbooks.
  3. Claudia Frazer / Bart Schmidt: Archives/Political Papers – In Archives area on 2nd Floor
  4. Take a few minutes to see what hidden treasures exist behind the locked doors of the Drake University Archives & Special Collections. Are your students interested in completing a practical experience in an archival setting? Curious about how to incorporate oral histories into your syllabus? Need some juicy primary source materials? Let us show you our “stuff”!
  5. Priya Shenoy / Andrew Welch: Tools / New Catalog / Instruction – Room 45 (Ground Floor)
  6. Cowles Library is on the verge of installing a next generation catalog/discovery system. Also, the number and breadth of tools (such as, a new citation manager) and instructional support that the Library offers continues to grow. Come get an overview of these exciting new developments.

 

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