Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Free Article Downloads from Salem Press

Picture Courtesy of CNN Archives

Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Publishing, and the well-known publisher of reference works such as Magill's Masterplots and the Critical Insights series, announced today a program to provide free access each week to "a few articles/chapters that will shed light on issues in the news."

They begin with "Nuclear Energy" from the Encyclopedia of Global Resources, "Climate (various articles)" from Encyclopedia of Global Warming, "Enrico Fermi" from Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions, and "Soviet Chernobyl Nuclear Plan Undergoes Meltdown" from Great Events from History: The Twentieth Century: 1971-2000.

You are allowed to "download these articles freely, print as many copies of these as you need, and distribute them any way you'd like." Nice...Thanks, Salem Press.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Search Gale eBooks on Your Mobile Device

Have you noticed the link for enabling searching in our Gale eBook collections using your mobile devices? It is just above the link for Gale Virtual Reference Library in the eBooks and eReference section of the Online Library Resources page.

You'll find the free QR codes online as part of the AccessMyLibrary College Edition campaign.

"ScienceCinema" Search Tool from the U.S. Department of Energy

In February 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched ScienceCinema, a new way to search DOE's extensive video resources.

Jeffrey Salmon, Deputy Director for Resource Management with the DOE Office of Science, said, "ScienceCinema's pioneering search and retrieval capability provides the public with a way to quickly access and view our multimedia-based R&D information."

You can search for specific words or phrases, then get results in the form of video snippets. The snippets have a media timeline indicating where in the video the terms were spoken.

ScienceCinema was developed by the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) in partnership with Microsoft Research.

Monday, March 7, 2011

ebrary Titles Top 52,000

The Cannon Memorial Library's ebrary (eBook) subscription just increased by more than 1,000 titles to a total of 52,100 academic research eBooks that you can read on your computer. Here are some titles that were just added to the subscription:
  • From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe, by Peter Y. Palk
  • Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us, by Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris
  • Accelerating Out of the Great Recession: How To Win in a Slow-Growth Economy, by David Rhodes and Daniel Stelter
  • Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism (2nd edition), Colin Neville
  • Health and Society: Key Debates in Health Care, by Roger Taylor
  • Emerging Practices in Cyberculture and Social Networking, Daniel Riha and Anna Maj
You will find ebrary listed as one of the eBooks and eReference Resources in the Online Library Resources section of the site. To read one of the suggested titles, logon to ebrary and search for the book title. It's as easy as that!