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
Library Instruction Room
1st Floor Drexel Library
Please RSVP to Marian Courtney, email@example.com.
Light refreshments will be served.
Library Lines highlights include:
Fall Events; Grants received to support the University Archives and Special Collections; New Electronic Resources; Interview with Tom Kaeo, Director of the Office of Research Services (now located in Suite 160 Drexel Library).
Take a few moments and read about the happenings at your university library!
We’ve been pretty busy at the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library. Here’s some quick information about what we’ve been
doing. A more detailed account will be in our Fall Newsletter in
A couple of office changes occurred over the summer. Academic Technology and Distributed Learning (ATDL) moved from the
second floor of the Post Learning Commons to the first floor of the Drexel Library. The Faith-Justice Institute moved into their space on the second floor of the PLC. In addition, students working in the
service learning program will be located on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons.
Course Reserve Services Update
If you have digital or print reserves, you can now submit your
request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff will work with you to help put your reading list in your Blackboard course using our new
online service, Discover for Learn.
Although the Library does not generally acquire textbooks, the
Library does have a small collection available on reserve. Search here to see what is currently in the library or on reserve. Don’t see your textbook? You can lend a personal copy for your students.
Contact us at email@example.com for more assistance.
New and Enhanced Electronic Resources
Statista: Data on over 80,000 topics from more than 10,000
different sources, ready to use in PPT, XLS, PDF, and PNG formats.
Euromonitor Passport: Content now includes Economies (Business Dynamics, Economy, Finance & Trade, and Industrial) and
Consumers (Digital, Income & Expenditure, Lifestyles, and
Ambrose Video: Over 1,000 educational videos and documentaries spanning history, literature, geography, and the sciences. Includes BBC Shakespeare (37 Shakespeare plays produced by the BBC
between 1978 and 1985). The ability to create video clips and use images is available to instructors. For educational use only, public
performance not permitted.
Index Islamicus: Over 500,000 records, covering all the main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, as well as Muslims living elsewhere, and their history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages and literatures. Includes material published by Western scholars in the fields of
Humanities and Social Sciences, specialist area- and subject-based areas, and by Muslims writing in European languages.
JSTOR Arts & Sciences XII, XIII, and XIV Collections: Archival
content for 400 journals.
Neilsen Segmentation & Market Solutions (SMS) via SRDS: Web
application that allows you to measure consumer demand and
evaluate locations and markets.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Digital replica of microfilm/print newspapers now includes the New York Times (1851-2013), Wall Street Journal (1889-1999), and Washington Post (1877-1999). More recent replicas for the New York Times and Wall Street
Journal remain available on the ProQuest Digital Microfilm
SpringerLink Collection: Current and archival content back to 1997 for 2,000 electronic journals published by Springer.
Campus Coffee Hours
We will continue with our Campus Coffee Hours this semester.
The coffee hours take place on the 2nd floor of the Post Learning Commons, from 9:30-10:30a.m.
September and October Campus Coffee Hours to be announced soon.
If you are interested in co-hosting a coffee hour, please contact Tom Ipri (firstname.lastname@example.org)