Monday, February 04, 2008

African American Read In @ Addlestone Today

The Addlestone Library will host the African American Read In today from noon until 2pm. Many faculty members from the College of Charleston will read for 10 minutes from one of their favorite authors.

The Addlestone will have a display of African American fiction and non-fiction available for browsing and check-out. These titles are representative of the 22 page recommended bibliography that will also be available at this event.

The Addlestone has three databases that are particularly related to this event and African American literature.

Oxford African American Studies Center (Full Text)
Includes the complete texts of Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, The Encyclopedia of African American History, Black Women in America, African American National Biography, and The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, plus selected articles from many other reference works published by Oxford University Press. The database also includes over 6,000 biographies and over 1,000 images, as well as maps, charts, tables and primary sources with additional commentaries.

The African American Experience
A collection of resources on African American life covering such topics as history, biography, literature, arts, education, civil rights, politics, folklore, etc

African American Poetry (LION) (Full Text)
The early history of African American poetry, from the first recorded poem by an African American (Lucy Terry Prince's 'Bars Fight', c.1746) to the major poets of the nineteenth century, including Paul Laurence Dunbar and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

CSH Database Protocols Added

The library has added the CSH Protocols database.
Coverage includes cell and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, and imaging. Protocols are presented step-by-step and edited in the style that has made Molecular Cloning, Antibodies, Cells and many other CSH manuals. Protocols will be continuously expanded, updated, and annotated by the originators and users of the techniques.

Source: Kristen DeVoe

Thursday, January 17, 2008

More New Databases Added to Addlestone

The following two databases have been added to the Addlestone databases page

Iter Italicum
A comprehensive finding list of previously uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued Renaissance humanistic manuscripts found in libraries and collections all over the world. Originally published in six volumes between 1963 and 1992.

The John Milton Bibliography (MRTS Online)
This bibliography tries to bring together all manuscripts and editions of John Milton's works and all studies and critical statements concerning his life and works, all allusions and quotations, and all significant imitations during the years 1624-1799.

Source: Kristen DeVoe

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

RefWorks Subscription Ending

The Addlestone Library will not be renewing the subscription to RefWorks, a citation service database which expired at the end of December. The reason is because of its low use. The library is evaluating alternative services that are more user-friendly.

If you have any bibliographic information stored on RefWorks, you should remove it at your earliest convenience in order to guarantee that your research information is preserved for future use.

If you have any questions, please call one of the librarians at the Research and Information desk 953-8000.

Source: Sheila Seaman

Research says "Google Generation" is Myth

Librarians Are Needed After All

"A new report commissioned by JISC and the British Library, counters the common assumption that the ‘Google Generation’ – young people born or brought up in the Internet age – is the most adept at using the web. The report by the CIBER research team at University College London claims that, although young people demonstrate an ease and familiarity with computers, they rely on the most basic search tools and do not possess the critical and analytical skills to asses the information that they find on the web.

The report ‘Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future’ 35 pages; PDF) also shows that research-behavior. “These findings add to our growing understanding of subjects that should concern all who work in further and higher education – the changing needs of our students and researchers and how libraries can meet their needs.”ur traits that are commonly associated with younger users – impatience in search and navigation, and zero tolerance for any delay in satisfying their information needs – are now the norm for all age-groups, from younger pupils and undergraduates through to professors.

This report shows the many roles the info professional can and needs to play in an age when many think all answers are only one-click away. Btw, Google is a name grabber but this paper is more about online and web info in general." *

* This information from the "research shelf."

Research source: JISC and the British Library

Thanks to Kristen DeVoe for this information

Three New Databases at the Addlestone

The following three new databases have been added to the Addlestone Library database page at

GalleryWatch CRS Reports (Full Text)
Includes abstracts and the PDF full text for more than 25,000 CRS Reports and is updated daily, Content spans from 1993 to the present and covers a range of subject areas including economics, the environment, foreign affairs, immigration, medicine, civil rights, national security, terrorism, and more. Current and archived versions of each report are included, providing comprehensive coverage of edits and amendments.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text (Full Text)
Provides full text for more than 415 journals indexed in SPORTDiscus. Of those, nearly 250 have cover-to-cover indexing in SPORTDiscus. Contains more than 700,000 full-text articles dating back to 1985.

Tests in Print
Tests in Print (TIP) serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. TIP provides vital information to users including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s).

Monday, January 14, 2008

New Datases at the Addlestone

The Library has added the following three new databases

American Reference Books Annual (ARBA Online)
Reviews of electronic products and serving as a source of information on professional products for librarians and information specialists.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text
Comprehensive nursing & allied health research database, providing full text for more than 620 journals indexed in CINAHL. The database also provides full text for 218 books/monographs. Full text coverage dates back to 1937.

Dissertations & Theses: Full Text
The ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database includes over 2 million master's theses and dissertations, with over 60,000 titles added every year. It's a great resource for researchers in a wide variety of fields.

You can access the databases from the library database page here:

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Addlestone Sessions This Semester

This semester the Addlestone Sessions are starting off by offering sessions in basic PowerPoint and Web editing. Also, two sessions in October will be dedicated to the citation software Refworks.

Basic PowerPoint: (Instructor: Jared Seay)
Always wanted to do PowerPoint, but digital confusion and fear stilled your hand? No worries anymore. Come learn how to create a PowerPoint presentation and include graphics, animations, sound, and hyperlinks.

September 13 Room 120 12 – 1:30pm Basic PowerPoint
September 14: Room 120 3 – 4:30pm Basic PowerPoint

Painless Web Page Editing with Composer:

(Instructor: Jared Seay)
Learn how to painlessly create web pages from scratch with this free downloadable software. No prior experience with web editing necessary.

September 21: Room 120 3 – 4:30pm Painless Web Page Creation

September 27: Room 120 3-4:30pm REFWORKS
September 28: Room 120 3-4:30pm REFWORKS

Monday, May 07, 2007

Media Collections Hours for the Summer

The Media Collections Room at the Addlestone Library will be open for business during the following hours this summer:

Until May 14th:

Mon - Fri: 10am - 4pm

May 15th till August 10

Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 2pm - 7pm

Media Collections Phone: 953-8040
Information Link at: