Thursday, February 24, 2005
By the way, you can also link students to the Bedford Handbook--free! full text! online!
You can type movie:[your term] and get supposedly get in your results movies about that topic.
If you enter movie:librarians, "Party Girl" is the first title returned. This is a movie that actually is, to some extent, about librarians and librarianship.
Then again, if you try movie:computer geeks, the first title is "Aladdin." This movie will appeal to computer geeks, but isn't about them.
You know the story.
Anyway, it's a fun new feature and illustrates the concept of aboutness and keywords vs. subjects. It also demonstrates that typical researchers don't know everything there is to know about Google searching.
Thursday, February 17, 2005
i lost my keys!
REFERENCE DESK KEYS
1. Rm. 201
3. Rm. 203
5. Rm. 204
7. Rm. 207
9. 3rd floor video cage
15. No. 17 key
17. Bookcases for yearbooks, etc.
19. Bookcases in Rm. 201
21. Ref desk cabinet
23. Beige metal supply cabinet
25. 3rd floor locked cases
27. Microform supplies
29. 2nd floor public elevator
31. Staff elevator
33. Basement public elevator
35. Digital projector
39. Sink closet
This file is also available on the shared drive: Reference\KEYS_key.doc
Friday, February 11, 2005
copier not reading cards
Webmail down 2/11 3-4:30pm
As always, you can call the Help Desk at x4-7172 for more information.
Thursday, February 10, 2005
World Shakespeare Bibliography
ERC: Sarah Witte
Wednesday, February 09, 2005
World Biographical Index
ERC: Mary Cargill
Oxford Scholarship Online
The following e-resource was recently added to the NER Trials page:
Oxford Scholarship Online
"Cross-searchable library containing the full text of over 850 Oxford books in the
areas of Economics and Finance, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion." (from
Please share your comments with the ERC for this resource: Fadi Dagher.
Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Love your computer week is from Tuesday, February 22nd through Thursday February 24th. Stop by Lower Level Mac between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM to chat with RCA's, check out our cool tips and tricks, sign up for prizes in the raffle, and for details on our other activities!
Subtitle: Students prefer handling pages the old-fashioned way
Scott Carlson. 2/11/05.
About how "students are being urged by textbook publishers to buy cheaper online versions, and students are resisting. Why? Apart from having to read entire books online (which contrary to predictions, students hate as much as other people do) they are basically renting the book with enormous limitations." Barbara Fister on COLLIB-L
Once the link expires, get the FT from ProQuest (Jan/1988-1 month ago)
Thursday, February 03, 2005
CQ Weekly relocation
means). Perhaps more imporatantly, it has been transferred from Reference
to the Periodical Stacks.
Head of Technical Services
Barnard College Library
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
E-reserves access update
Access control files have been generated that will restrict access to scanned e-reserves to the following people:
- cul staff involved in uploading and processing this material
- those students and instructors registered for the class either as students or instructors (this includes some TAs)
- others who have requested and been granted access to the Courseworks pages of a given class.
- consult the printed copy in the library
- request access to the courseworks page for the course; we receive a daily feed from Courseworks and process it on receipt. This is the best option for TAs who find that they do not have access to electronic reserves for the course for which they are TAing.