June 2009 Archives

CCE presentations


Over the past two weeks the Masters of Liberal Studies students have been coming out of the wood works. Last week I gave a presentation to the Final Project course on RefWorks and how to create your thesis in Word 2007. The week prior I talked to the Intro to Interdisciplinary Studies course and we went over RefWorks. I also have has three consultations with various students on how to locate information on their various topics from film to health. I truly am never bored!

Construction Management Research


To assist CCE Construction Management students with their engineering, and other applied research questions I have created a research page that lists relevant databases.
Check it out, at: http://lib.umn.edu/site/rqs.phtml?subject_id=370

Community Economics Extension Presentation


Below are slides about library resources for locating articles and grey literature for economists.

NEW Electronic Library for Minnesota Databases


The ELM databases are a HUGE deal! They provide statewide access to a set of core resources! When I was at Minitex we had 15 resources, they are now up to ~44! Amazing. A great way for the public to access information and for Extension educators to have students use reliable resources.

Minitex will finalize license agreements with the following vendors for access to the following statewide electronic resources. These resources will be available beginning July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2012. (* denotes a database added to the suite of eresources for the coming contract period.)

EBSCO databases (Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota)
o Academic Search Premier
o Alt HealthWatch*
o Business Source Premier
o Consumer Health Complete*
o Health Source: Consumer Edition*
o Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition*
o MAS Ultra - School Edition*
o MasterFILE Premier
o Middle Search Plus*
o Points of View Reference Center*
o Primary Search*
o Professional Development Collection*
o Regional Business News
o Science Reference Center*

Gale Group for K-12 electronic resources (Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota)
o Discovering Collection
o Expanded Academic ASAP*
o Educator's Reference Complete*
o General Science Collection*
o InfoTrac Student Edition
o InfoTrac Junior Edition
o Junior Reference Collection
o Kids InfoBits
o Student Resource Center Gold*
o Gale's Spanish-language database ¬°Informe! (Minnesota and North Dakota only)

ProQuest for Newsstand Complete, our current package, PLUS two Gannett papers, the St. Cloud Times and the Sioux Falls Argus Leader (Minnesota only)
o ProQuest Newsstand Complete, the current package (North Dakota only)

OCLC for the FirstSearch Base Package (Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota)
o OCLC WorldCat
o ArchiveGrid*
o OAISter*
o OCLC ArticleFirst*
o OCLC Electronic Collections Online A&I*
o OCLC PapersFirst*
o OCLC ProceedingsFirst*
o Clase/Periodica*
o GPO Monthly Catalog*
o World Almanac/Book of Facts*
o OCLC Electronic Books*
o OCLC WorldCat Dissertations and Theses*

Encyclopaedia Britannica's General Reference for K-12, public, and academic libraries (Minnesota and North Dakota only)
o Britannica Online School Edition*
o Britannica Online Public Library Edition*
o Britannica Online Academic Edition*