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Archive for May, 2009

A New Look for Credo Reference

Posted by Carter on May 27, 2009

New Look CredoCredo Reference is one of our popular databases for those begining their research.  Credo is like searching 399 dictionaries and encyclopedias with the push of a single button.  They’ve taken the initiative lately to jazz up their search page.  They’ve always had the “Concept Search,” a really dynamic way to search for concepts related to your search.  Now there is a more obvious tab to click on when doing this seach.  Plus, they’ve added a way to search pictures to the mix as well.  Expect to find information to support both your Liberal Arts and Core assignments, as well as some material for your major.


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Curious About the Kindle?

Posted by Carter on May 20, 2009

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle by B.K. Dewey on Flickr

Ringling Library has an Amazon Kindle for those curious about portable ebook readers.  The Kindle is not available for checkout, but rather for preview for those interested in the wave of new technologies influencing libraries and learning in the 21st century. For more information on e-paper, one of the technologies that makes the Kindle work, search the ProQuest database.

Although Amazon has released the Kindle 2, the Library’s original Kindle is still fun to use.  The latest format development is Amazon’s development of the Kindle DX which has a 9.7-inch display.

Want to check out the Library’s Kindle?  Ask us about it at the circulation desk.

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New Music available from Killer Tracks

Posted by Carter on May 14, 2009

One of the great things about all of our Digital Resources is the fact that they are constantly being updated with new content!  For example, Killer Tracks, our database of soundtracks, has several new albums of music available.  Click to listen to demo reels of the following music.

Also, don’t forget that Killer Tracks allows you to search in unusual ways.  For example, using the Killer Trackfinder, you are able to search by categories such as musical style, eras, countries, or tempos.


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School’s Out!

Posted by Carter on May 6, 2009

Whether you're working, playing, interning, traveling, or doing something else - have fun this summer!

Whether you're working, playing, interning, traveling, or doing something else - have fun this summer!

Yesterday was the last day of the semester, so congratulations to everyone who survived this past year, especially to all seniors – see you Friday at Commencement!The library will be open this summer from 9-4, and all of the librarians will be working hard to improve the library for next year’s students.  For the next few months, you might notice that book reviews are thin on the ground.  That’s because research consultants are on summer break, so Sarah will be writing the majority of these posts.

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