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Admitted Student Agenda 2017

February 28, 2017

(15-20 minutes of library, 10 minutes of ITS, 20 minutes of questions)

  • Video
  • The University Library:
    • Do you use a library now?
    • What do you use it for?
    • What resources do we have?
  • College Myths
    • College is about being independent
      • Ask a librarian
    • Everything is online so it isn’t necessary to go to the library
      • over 400,000 volumes
      • DVDs, magazines, popular reading books, audiobooks
    • You only need a reference librarian if you get stuck in your research
  • Library resources:
    • Speaking Center
    • Writing Workshop
    • Tutoring
    • 24/7 space
    • No Fines
  • Websites:
  • Cowles Library Tour
    • 2-3pm

Education Source

February 13, 2017

This post is part of a series of “Resources and Services” posts from the Faculty of Cowles Library.


Education Source is a database Cowles Library subscribes to that includes materials on all levels of education to our users. From early childhood to higher education, this database provides full text of over 1,900 journals and citations for over 5.5 million articles.

 

If you’re interested in looking at more specialized scholarship, Education Source collects work on different specialties like health education and multilingual education. Whether you’re interested in looking at education explicitly or a topic that is adjacent to education, Education Source can provide you with a unique perspective.

 

This resource is partially included in SuperSearch so you can get an idea of what’s included there but to get access to all of its resources you’ll want to access Education Source directly through the article databases link on our website.


List of All Resources and Services announcements

Most popular:

1) New York Times Digital Subscription
2) Chronicle of Higher Education

Oxford African American Studies Center

February 6, 2017

This post is part of a series of “Resources and Services” posts from the Faculty of Cowles Library.


Whether you’re looking to get started learning about a new topic or you need historical primary sources, the African American Studies Center can help you in your research. This multidiscipline database explores African American contributions to many different fields like business, education, science, medicine, and government.

The collection includes high quality reference works like biographies on over 6,500 important historical and contemporary figures as well as a large collection of primary sources. Use biographies, timelines, and charts to figure out the landscape of your topic or browse through maps, images (like the one below), film clips, and speeches to primary source. Try out the “at a glance” pages to consider multiple entries on the same topic.

To access this resource, go to “article databases” off of our library homepage. You can look by subject, under African American recourses or search for it by name. Since African American Studies Center isn’t included in SuperSearch you’ll have to go directly into the database to see everything it has to offer.

 


List of All Resources and Services announcements

Most popular:

1) New York Times Digital Subscription
2) Chronicle of Higher Education

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