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The Fall 2019 Issue of Library Lines is now available!

The Fall issue of Library Lines is now available!
In this issue we talk about:

  • New Library Strategic plan
  • Open Educational Resources
  • A recently discovered time capsule from Old Saint Joseph’s, dating from 1870
  • Five Ways to Connect Your Students to the Library
  • Spotlight on Video (including streaming video), Music, and Audiobooks at the Library
  • Copyright and Digital Reserves
Enjoy!

Streaming Video: New Resources Available Through the Library

Interested in adding a documentary to your class?  Looking for some academic video content to use in a research paper?  Check out the streaming video resources available through the library from Academic Videos Online (AVON), Films on Demand, and Kanopy.  Content includes documentaries, films, news stories, performances, speeches, foreign films, and TV programs.

Access these resources from our Databases A-Z list or find out more about their use in our new streaming video guide.


-Daniel Holden, Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian

 

 

 

Meet with a Librarian for all your Research Needs

Many changes in the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library over the summer! One that we are excited to share with you is a new way for SJU students to meet with reference librarians for personalized, in-depth support for coursework.

We can help with formulating and refining topics; searching for and locating relevant, credible sources including articles, books, data, images, and more; and organizing and citing sources. Getting to know a librarian can provide ongoing support throughout your time at the University.  To set up a meeting with a librarian, either complete this form, or make an appointment through Starfish on the student portal.
You can find us in Drexel Library, Rm. 122.

 

Using Open Textbooks as Course Materials

Open Textbooks are textbooks that are licensed to be freely available to the public. The textbooks can be downloaded at no cost or printed more cheaply than traditionally published textbooks. The SJU Library is actively engaged in an Open Textbook initiative. Find out how you can use or adapt open access textbooks to offer your students more affordable course materials.

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Library Instruction Room
1st Floor Drexel Library

Please RSVP to Marian Courtney, mcourtne@sju.edu.
Light refreshments will be served.

Workshop for Faculty: Predatory Journals, Open Access, and Journal Impact

What is Open Access and how can we determine if it’s reliable? In this workshop, we will discuss the open access movement and the predatory journals that take advantage of it. We’ll also demonstrate tools that can be used to determine journal quality, such as library databases’ Cabell’s Blacklist and Whitelist.

Thursday, February 7, 2019
2:00-3:30 PM
Library Instruction Room
1st Floor Drexel Library

Please RSVP to Marian Courtney, mcourtne@sju.edu.
Light refreshments will be served.

Changes to Printing Procedures

During the Winter Break, the University introduced a new print management system. There will be a few initial changes outlined in the IT Department’s Knowledge Base.

All returning students and new students must swipe their HawkCards at a printer before printing for the first time this semester.  Simply typing in your credentials may result in printing problems, so remember to SWIPE not TYPE.

If you run into any problems, let us know!

 

Library Speaker Series — Instruction Librarians Discuss Reliable Information vs. Alternative Facts

What is Fake News? In this age of fake news and alternative facts, students are in greater need than ever for help in determining how and where to find the most reliable information.

Librarians have been providing just such guidance for years. In this session, we will discuss strategies to help you determine if a source is legitimate.

Please mark your calendar and plan to join us on  April 20th, 2:00 PM in the Wachterhauser Seminar Room, Post Learning Commons 2nd Floor.

This event is open to SJU faculty, staff and students. Light refreshments will be served.

 

 

New Interface for ProQuest

You might notice a change in our ProQuest resources.Proquest logo

The layout of the search pages has been altered and will look much different than before. However, the functionality is largely still in place with a few exceptions.  Take a look at the new layout to get a feel for the changes!

See help info provided by ProQuest:

– Live and recorded training webinars
– Support Center article: ProQuest interface upgrade customer resources
– ProQuest interface training videos on YouTube
– LibGuide

Web of Science Demo

Going through the promotion and tenure process?
Want to find out the impact of your web of scienceresearch?

WHAT:  A Web of Science representative will present information on using their databases to find citation counts and journal impact.

WHEN:  April 16th, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

WHERE:  Drexel Library 1st Floor Instruction Lab

Bring your lunch. Cookies and drinks will be provided.

 

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