Friday, January 29, 2010
How can you find out if a journal is peer-reviewed? Use Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, which you can find in the A-Z database list from the library's home page. Use the Quick Search box in the upper right-hand corner to search by keyword, subject, or title; or you can browse by various subjects or indexes.
When your search results screen appears, you'll see a legend in the upper right-hand corner:
For example, if you do an exact-title search for Journal of Food Science, you will get the following results:
Note that Journal of Food Science IS a peer-reviewed journal, because it has this image of a referee's shirt to the left of the title:
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Dick Smith Library Cross Timbers Historic Images Project.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
For more information about the Holocaust and its memorials, search the library catalog, one of our many databases, or search multiple databases by category using MetaLib-Quick Search.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
- Help is available. Don’t know where to start and already feeling stressed? Librarians are here and ready to help you. Come to the information desk (main floor), email your questions to our Ask a Librarian service, call us at 254-968-9249, or check out our FAQs and Research Tips page for more help.
- Library hours: Monday –Thursday 7am-midnight, Friday 7am-8pm, Saturday 10am -6pm, Sunday noon-midnight.
- Need a place to work on a group project or have a meeting? The library has 9 first-come, first serve study rooms available (upper level). Need to reserve one of our 4 meeting rooms? Call 254-968-1895 or stop by the circulation desk.
- Need to print or make copies? The library offers free printing to students. Copy machines are available on the main and lower levels of the library that accept cash or Texan Bucks, and color copies/transparencies can be purchased at the circulation desk.
- Need to send a fax? We offer fax services to all users. $1.00/up to 5 pages, $.25 each additional page. Ask about it at the circulation desk.
- We offer services to students taking courses off-campus. Register with the library as a distance learner to have materials sent directly to your campus location or delivered to your home/office.
- The library is here for you 24/7. You have access to the library catalog and our extensive list of online databases, many with access to full-text articles spanning all disciplines.
- If we don't have it, we'll get it! Our Interlibrary loan (ILLiad) service is free to all students, faculty, and staff. If we don’t own an item you need, login to your ILLiad account using your NTNET login and place a request to borrow it from another library.
- Think we need to purchase a specific title for our collection? We want to hear your suggestions. Complete our Suggest a Purchase online form and you might just see that title show up on our shelves.
- Your ID is your library card. Present your Tarleton ID card at the circulation desk to check out books, dvds, laptops, audiobooks, cds, etc. Students/staff = 20 items, faculty 50 items.
Monday, January 25, 2010
I don't know much about classical music, so it's tough for me to just go straight to a song or composer that I like. What's great about Classical Music Library is that you can browse its collection in various ways as well as search it. Plus (my absolute favorite way to use this database), you can try out playlists. I'm a big fan of "Bach: Cello Suite," "Awesome Piano Music," "Music to Write By," and "Baroque Violin Selection." There are currently over 1000 playlists, and you can create playlists of your own if you'd like.
So, try it out if you haven't already, and feel free to comment and share your favorite tracks or playlists.
Friday, January 22, 2010
I will let AbeBooks speak for itself.
Welcome to AbeBooks Weird Book Room - heralded by The Times, The Guardian, New York Times, and Canada's Globe and Mail as the finest source of everything that's bizarre, odd and downright weird in books. We now have 101 crazy and strange titles about every oddball aspect of life you could possibly imagine and a few things you couldn't possibly imagine.
Clearly, I need to expand my reading horizons! Doga: Yoga for Dogs? Even Ben Franklin is listed.!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
A former part of Tarleton's ROTC program, the Wainwright Rifles drill team, was established in 1949, and named for World War II General Mayhew Wainwright who commanded the American troops in the Philippines. Students were required to audition and were voted on by the rest of the members. During their heyday they marched in numerous parades and competitions, including the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.
On January 20, 1961 the Wainwright Rifles had the honor of marching in the John F. Kennedy inaugural parade in Washington, D.C.! They were one of six units out of three hundred chosen from Texas to participate, and the only representative from the A & M system! A & M was asked but declined because the Department of Defense would not supply air transportation for the trip, even though they had made plans to raise $6000. to $8000. for other trip expenses. Funds totaling $2000. for the Wainwright Rifles were raised by Tarleton, and by businessmen and residents of the city of Stephenville. Each cadet only had to contribute $10 for the trip!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
In today's digitally connected world of Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, You Tube, and blogs two questions come to mind. Is any of this historically significant enough to archive for future generations and how do you archive what resides in the electronic cloud? There is historically significant material in all of these social networking sites. It demonstrates how we communicate with each other in the age of connectedness and what we think is important. Looking at Twitter as an example, you may wonder how something that is only 140 charters long may be important. The length of the message is no indication of the importance of the message. Some short messages that became historical quotes include John Paul Jones "I have not yet begun to fight"; Patrick Henry's "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!"; "Remember the Alamo"; or Neil Armstrong's "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind". Participants at events document the event by sending tweets to each other.
While your tweets never disappear from your stream, they do disappear from Twitter. Currently Twitter only holds tweets for 1.5 weeks. This means that if a tweet is more than a week and a half old a search of Twitter will not retrieve it. The solution is to archive tweets yourself. There are several ways to do this and the Read Write Web site has an article on archiving your tweets at: http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/10_ways_to_archive_your_tweets.php . Therefore, if you feel the need to archive tweets check out this excellent article.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
1. Apricot-glazed turkey
2. Meatloaf with frizzle-fried onions
3. Vietnamese pho
4. Vegetarian lentil shepherd's pie
5. Chicken adobo
6. Stuffed pork chops
7. Vegetarian jambalaya
8. Lemon herbed baked tilapia
9. Rotisserie chicken
10. Home-style pot roast
"Top 10 College Foods." The Chicago Tribune. December 22, 2009.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
With the beginning of a new year, we often think of new things. Whether they are gifts received or new opportunities. One thing we will not be getting this year is all the works that would have become public domain if the copyright law had not changed in 1978. Instead, we get to wait until 2049 for them to go into the public domain. Some of the works include Walt Disney's Peter Pan, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Ian Fleming's Casino Royale (the first James Bond novel), and many others. For more information, see this link http://www.law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday/pre1976 from the Center For The Study Of The Public Domain.
During this first week, the Suave Café coffee bar in the library will be open 8 AM to 3 PM. They will be offering all faculty and staff a 10% discount on all purchases.