Demos @Dunn will be offered in the Craven Room in Dunn Library Wednesdays @3:30pm. Bring your citations, references, papers, and your own laptop (if you have one) and see how easy library research can be. At each demo we will have an attendance form. You can summarize what you have learned, note what additional questions you have and, if requested, turn it in to an instructor.
Demos @Dunn – encore Discovery – Overview & My encore Wednesday, 1/22 3:30pm
Need to find a book on Duke Ellington? What about a journal article on sustainable farming? Looking for a video on business ethics to supplement your research? This demo will focus on searching encore effectively to find books, ebooks, articles and more. We will also look at tips to using My encore.
Demos @Dunn – encore – Discovering eBooks Wednesday, 1/29 3:30pm
With nearly 120,000 eBooks available, EBSCO’s eBook Academic Collection is available through the encore catalog. Come to this session to learn more about how to find eBooks in encore and EBSCOhost and leave with tips on how to use eBooks effectively in research.
Demos @Dunn – encore – Discovering Journal Articles Wednesday, 2/5 3:30pm
Academic research requires scholarly journals. Students often find it difficult to determine which journal database to use. encore is the solution. Learn how you can easily search over 30 full-text databases at one time and discover the most useful database for your information need.
Demos @Dunn – encore – Storing citations discovered via RefWorks Wednesday, 2/12 3:30pm
RefWorks is an innovative web-based research management, writing and collaboration tool. You can collect citations discovered through encore and keep research organized. In addition, RefWorks can create a bibliography from saved citations. And because you can access it anywhere, it’s an easy way to keep your research resources together in one place.
Demos @ Dunn – encore – Discovering Films/Videos Wednesday, 2/19 3:30pm
Video formats are always changing—remember the VCR? Streaming videos at Dunn Library are easy to locate using encore and Films on Demand. We will give tips on how you can use streaming videos for classroom presentations.
Demos @Dunn – Discovery Beyond encore – WorldCat & Google Books Wednesday, 2/26 3:30pm
Not finding enough resources using encore? Learn how to expand your search using WorldCat and Google Books. We will discuss placing an interlibrary loan (ILL) to obtain that perfect piece of research.
Demos @Dunn – encore – Discovering Background Resources Wednesday, 3/5 3:30pm
Background information on a subject is essential when starting research. This demo will explain why and how to use Credo Reference, Britannica Online and print encyclopedias via encore to enhance your research.
Demos @Dunn – Social Media Privacy Wednesday, 3/19 3:30pm
How much do you share on social media? How safe do you feel sharing on social media? Join us for a conversation about social media privacy and how you can safeguard your online reputation.
Demos @Dunn – encore – Discovering Music Wednesday, 3/26 3:30pm
As more people are using and locating musical resources on mobile devices, searching for streaming music and scores is easy via encore. Discover how to access Classical Music Library and Classical Scores Library along with Dunn Library’s print scores and cds collection.
Demos @Dunn – Discovering Images in ARTstor Wednesday, 4/9 3:30pm
ARTstor is a digital library with over 400,000 images covering a wide variety of subject areas, including many major museum and historical society collections. Discover how to incorporate ARTstor’ s paintings, sculpture and photographic images into projects and papers to boost their visual appeal.
Book Art Contest Wednesday, 4/16 3:30pm
The RAC in Dunn Library is sponsoring a Book Art contest for National Library Week April 14-20, 2014. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participte. The student with the winning entry will win a dozen cupcakes baked by Simpson student Katie Purvis, In the Mood for Cupcakes.
Entries are due by Monday, April 14 at 1 pm in the RAC. Winners will be announced at a reveal party in the Craven Room Wednesday, April 16 at 3:30 pm. Join us to celebrate!
Need a book? There are books located on a cart outside of the RAC.