Monday, December 11, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
This is a report of a bi-partisan committee.
Monday, November 13, 2006
In honor of Children's Book Week, may I suggest a few of my favorites?
- The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster, in Crumb Library at Juv. PZ 8.J98 PH
- The Little House books, by Laura Ingalls Wilder, in Crumb Library at Juv. PZ7.W6461 Li2
- The His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman, in Crumb Library at Juv. PZ7.P968 Go 1996
- Click Clack Moo, by Doreen Cronin, in Crumb Library at Juv. PZ7.C88135 Cl 2000
Click here for more information on the history of Children's Book Week, where they say,
"Book Week brings us together to talk about books and reading and, out of our knowledge and love of books, to put the cause of children's reading squarely before the whole community and, community by community, across the whole nation. For a great nation is a reading nation."
Friday, October 27, 2006
Another good source for election information is the Election 2006 website at the University of Michigan.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Check out our new, improved BearCat! We recently enhanced our on-line catalog to include the cover art of books. When you display the Full Record in BearCat, you will find that the cover art is hyperlinked. Click on the cover image to display Table of Contents, Summaries, Excerpts and Reviews. You may need to change your browser settings to allow pop-up windows to use this new service.
Here are a few examples:
Multiracial America : a resource guide on the history and literature of interracial issues
Illicit : how smugglers, traffickers and copycats are hijacking the global economy / by Moisés Naím
Americans in Paris, 1860-1900 / by Kathleen Adler
Mozart : the early years, 1756-1781 / Stanley Sadie
If you need assistance with this new service, contact the Reference Desk.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
The Wikipedia entry on Mr. Pamuk has a good bibliography of which of his works have been translated into English, as well as an in-depth account of the major events and controversies of his life. The New Yorker has a copy of a letter Pamuk wrote in regards to the biggest of those controversies, his Turkish trial over freedom of speech issues. The Guardian has a nice site on Pamuk, and my favorite site found as I researched this is the site on how to pronounce his name.
The College Libraries have two of his books, translated into English -- Snow and Istanbul: Memories and the City. Today I ordered the English translations of the rest of Pamuk's works, so if you're interested in this Nobel Laureate, check Bearcat in a few weeks to find the call numbers.
Friday, September 29, 2006
How about the daily life and concerns of a Civil War soldier?
Or what it was like to explore the Hudson River with Hudson himself?
Now you can find out -- the College Libraries have subscribed to a collection of databases called The Street, which contains a bunch of really fascinating primary source documents in several categories -- there's a database of British and Irish Women's Letters, one on Civil War Letters and Diaries, a collection of documents regarding Early Encounters in North America, and more -- check out the collections on our Alexander Street Press page.
If you're looking for other primary source material online, start with our History Research portal page, which has links to tons of reliable online sites and library resources to help you with your work.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 4:00 — 5:30 pm
Crumb Library Lobby
A discussion of : Collected Works of Billy the Kid by Michael Ondaatje
Integrating historical documents and photographs with fictional narrative, the author presents a unique portrait of one of America’s most famous outlaws.
Led by panelists:
M.J. Heisey, History
Donald McNutt, English & Communication
Danny Smith, Honors Student
Katie Wrobel, Honors Student
Monday, September 11, 2006
This will be the most comprehensive search tool available for locating articles in dance, drama, musical theater, and opera. Linking to available online journal content via our SFX services should be available soon. While coverage of most journals is for recent years only, a few journals are indexed back many decades.
Monday, September 04, 2006
- New ERIC interface: We've changed from the FirstSearch interface that we had used for years and years to a new interface provided by EBSCO. It's the same ERIC you've always used, just in a shiny new package. (We recommend that everyone use the EBSCO version -- we think it's the best one -- but if you like having choices, your options are here.)
- New EBSCO education products: We are also offering two great Education-specific full-text databases from EBSCO -- the Professional Development Collection and Education Research Complete. (HINT: To search all the EBSCO education databases in one easy search, click on the blue tab that says "Choose Databases" at the top of the EBSCO search screen, and choose the ones you'd like to use.)
- New Education Subject Page: We've reorganized the subject page for Education resources -- http://www.potsdam.edu/library/home/Subjects/Education.php -- so that all the best resources for education projects are in one place. You'll find links for searching for children's books, links to some of our online encyclopedias, links to New York State Curriculum Standards, and much more.
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
in the lobby of Crumb Library.
The Expo is designed to introduce new students to the libraries and what we have to offer, from Reference help to computing services to the fantastic Minerva's cafe. The Libraries have coordinated with the Residence Life staff to ensure that our first-year students are coming to the Expo, anyone interested in learning more about services in the libraries is welcome to stop by!
Monday, August 28, 2006
Tuesday, September 5, at 4 pm, in Crumb Library lobby:
Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom, by Lisa Delpit.
Drawing on her own teaching experience, the author illuminates the challenges of creating an effective learning environment for all children.
Our panelists will speak briefly on their thoughts about the book, followed by discussion with the audience. You need not have read the book -- some of the most interesting questions come from people new to the topics we're talking about.
Also... refreshments will be served...
Hope to see you on Tuesday!
Friday, August 25, 2006
A review of the SUNYConnect system-wide resources has resulted in a substitution of the Academic Search Premier collection of e-journals for the InfoTrac Expanded Academic we had previously. While there are some differences in exact content, the scope and depth of the new resource is very similar to what you may have become accustomed to.
The Alexander Street Press collection of documents will be of interest to people in several disciplines. These are mainly primary source documents.
Some fairly minor changes to the library web site for this fall foreshadow a major re-design of our homepage expected before the start of the spring semester.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Monday, July 17, 2006
Links to this resource are found on the Reference Sources / Dictionaries page; and on the English subject page.
Or use this direct link to - The Oxford English Dictionary
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Monday, June 05, 2006
Crumb Library will be closing for an asbestos abatement project beginning on June 13th (First day of 3 week summer session IB, at the end of 3 week summer session IA, and in the middle of 6 week session I) and will remain closed until the end of the summer.
Library services will be offered out in the Crane Library.
Reference on weekdays will be in the
Merrit Hall computer lab will be open: Mon-Fri 8am-9pm; Sat noon-4pm; Sun noon-9pm
Details are available on the library web site at http://www.potsdam.edu/library.html
Monday, May 01, 2006
If you have any questions about using Lexis-Nexis, you can always ask a Reference Librarian -- in person, by phone, by email, or over IM.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Beginning Sunday May 7th, Crumb Library will close at 1 AM, Sunday to Thursday, through exam week.
Group Study Room sign out sheets are at the Circulation Desk. The rooms are available on a first come, first served basis but sheets are out approximately one week in advance--plan ahead to use this option. Laptops are available for check out at the Circulation Desk. Room 204 has wireless network access--great place to get that final group project done.
And finally, remember that the library is a place for study--we have designated zones for SILENT and QUIET GROUP study. Please respect everyone's need to get assignments and studying done.
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Monday, March 06, 2006
BUT! We have new laptops arriving very, very soon to replace the old ones. So coming in the next week or so, we'll have brand new computers for you to check out at the circulation desk, at both Crumb and Crane libraries. We hope these new computers will work even better than the old ones -- and we know they're definitely lighter than the old ones.
So, we're sorry for the temporary inconvenience, but we're just about to make things even better. Hang in there!
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
We're always available to help you when we're at the reference desk, of course. But if you're working on a special project, or you're really stumped on how to get started, you can use our Consultations service, too.
How's it work? Easy: You tell us what you need to research, we'll do a bit of work figuring out the best resources for you to use, and then we'll meet with you to show you what we've learned. It's a great system -- we get a chance to prepare some information, and you'll get a focused, personal session dedicated to your project!
So send us an email, using our Consultation Registration form, the next time you need a hand with a big research project. We're glad to help!
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
- February 7: Eat Here: Homegrown Pleasures in a Global Supermarket. by Brian Halwell
- February 14: Reading Lolita in Tehran: a Memoir in Books. by Azar Nafisi
- February 28: Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy. by Moises Naim
- March 7: The Gate to Women's Country. by Sheri Tepper (science fiction)
Thursday, February 02, 2006
To help you do that, we have New York State tax forms in the lobby of Crumb Library. Stop by and pick up what you need. We don't have the federal tax forms, though -- you can find all of your federal tax forms and instructions at http://www.irs.gov. If you prefer online forms, the New York State Department of Taxation also has the forms online, at http://www.tax.state.ny.us/.
And, if you want to, the IRS site also offers you help on how to file your taxes online. Online filing = faster refund = good news.
Monday, January 23, 2006
- Slightly longer loan periods for circulating laptops, and the ability to renew--from your laptop!
- Two new databases: Project MUSE, and the American Chemical Society Journal Search.
New (and more!) computers in the Crumb Library reference area (coming soon), and a (slightly) different location for the printer.
- Circulating laptops and wireless access to the network in Crane Library (coming soon!).