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ROAD: Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources

One of my goals it to learn more about open access and this site is a good place to start. The site allows you to search for different types of online scholarly resources published worldwide and freely available and also … Continue reading

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Crickets in the library

Dr. Jorge Santiago-Blay was so enthusiastic about my idea of purchasing a display case for the library, I told him if I was ever able to get the money for it, he could have the first display. So, after the … Continue reading

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We lost online access to DSM-IV on December 31, 2013. Altoona, Brandywine, Greater Allegheny, Harrisburg, Hershey, Lehigh Valley and Worthington Scranton collaboratively purchased the APPI PsychiatryOnline Premium Package, which contains DSM 5. As it stands, we do not have access … Continue reading

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Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon

One of our former library student workers came to our Christmas party yesterday and, while he was here, decided to look for some basic books on journalism. While doing a browse search on the term journalism, we came across the … Continue reading

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Big Ten

The University of Maryland and Rutgers University will join the Big Ten Conference effective July 1, 2013. The following are currently in the Big Ten: Illinois Indiana Iowa Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Nebraska Northwestern Ohio State Penn State Purdue Wisconsin

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Speak Up? Raise Your Hand? That May No Longer Be Necessary The New York Times March 30, 2012

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New music database

DRAM (Database of Recorded American Music), a streaming audio database, has been licensed by the University Libraries and added to the alphabetical list of databases. DRAM streams audio from over two dozen independent record labels that reflect the diversity of … Continue reading

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Professional Issues in Civil Engineering

I think it is difficult to think of multi-sided issues in your field of study unless you are in the habit of reading blogs, newspapers, or articles written about that profession. I read a brief article “Professional Issues in Civil … Continue reading

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Too much of a good thing?

“College Students Eager to Learn but Need Help Negotiating Information Overload” This article makes a good point: even though students today have a vast amount of information at their disposal, finding what they need has become more difficult. I see … Continue reading

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Interesting Words

Manufactroversy – a manufactured controversy. Take a look at this interesting article from Science Progress:  “The Art of Creating Controversy Where None Existed,”  written from a communication perspective.

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