Friday, December 22, 2006

WEBCASTS anyone?

The library of congress has posted a number of Sci/Tech webcasts at:
http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/results.php?cat=8

You will need Realplayer to view them on your computer (there is a link How to View Webcasts which will allow you to download the RealPlayer software.)

Some titles are:

Title: National Geospatial Digital ArchiveSpeaker: Larry CarverEvent Date: 12/06/2006Running Time: 52 minutes

Title: Using METS and MODSSpeaker: Morgan Cundiff,Nate TrailEvent Date: 11/16/2006Running Time: 87 minutes

Title: Weather ForecastingSpeaker: Bob RyanEvent Date: 11/15/2006Running Time: 38 minutes

Title: Digital Data UniverseSpeaker: Chris Greer Event Date: 10/11/2006Running Time: 56 minutes

Title: Ambient FindabilitySpeaker: Peter MorvilleEvent Date: 07/20/2006Running Time: 45 minutes

Title: Science and Technology in JapanSpeaker: Yukio SatoEvent Date: 07/13/2006Running Time: 72 minutes

Title: Web Page PreservationSpeaker: Michael Nelson,Frank McCown,Joan SmithEvent Date: 06/29/2006Running Time: 84 minutes

Winter Break Hours

http://library.sdsmt.edu/slides/cal.htm

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Construction - 1968-69(b)


Construction - 1968-69(b), originally uploaded by harrydevereaux.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

AIP Scitation now available. Thank a Regent.

The final system wide database (AIP Scitation) purchased from BOR Library Initiative funds should now be available at all sites. The other two databases are of course, Web of Science (plus Social Science and Medline) and SciFinder Scholar. Please let me know if you are having any problems accessing any of these databases.
Scitation is at: http://scitation.aip.org/

We have subscribed to the full text content for:
American Institute of Physics
Applied Physics Letters
Chaos
J. of Applied Physics
J. of Chemical Physics
J. of Mathematical Physics
J. of Physical and Chemical Ref. Data
Physics of Fluids
Physics of Plasmas
Physics of Fluids both
Review of Scientific Instruments
Archival Combination



Additional Society Titles
J.of Vacuum Science & Tech. A
J.of Vacuum Science & Tech. B
J. of Vacuum Science & Tech. A&B



APS Titles
Physical Review A
Physical Review B
Physical Review C
Physical Review D
Physical Review E
Physical Review Letters
PROLA
Reviews of Modern Physics
PR ALL
APS ALL

Many other titles may be search/browsed but access to full content carries an extra charge.

For more information:
http://scitation.aip.org/servlet/HelpSystem?KEY=SCI&TYPE=HELP/FAQ#ques1

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Parking lot closed Dec 3

On Sunday Dec 3 the parking lot between Surbeck Center and Devereaux Library will close at noon because of the Diwali Celebration fireworks Sunday evening.

Please have all vehicles removed to prevent damage and make it safe for the workers setting off the fireworks.

Please come and enjoy this Festival of Lights put on by the India Club on campus.

Parking for Library users is available in the MI and Chem lots. As this is a weekend they are available to anyone using the library.

For more information see http://www.mcs.sdsmt.edu/isc/ or contact
Suzi.Aadland@sdsmt.edu

Additional Help Desk Hours

In order to better serve our student customers, the Help Desk will be open December 3rd, 5-10pm and December 10th, 5-10 pm.
These extra hours will allow students to be assisted on Sundays during the last 2 weeks of the current semester.
Thanks!

VJ Hedrick
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Technology Help Desk
605-394-1234

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

CAS e-Seminar Dec. 6, 2006

Just a reminder…
Save the date and register now!

CAS is hosting an e-Seminar on December 6, 2006
It’s live, it’s interactive, and it’s focused on

SciFinder®: Exploring What Is New in SciFinder 2007
_________________________________________________________________________

Wednesday, December 6, 2006
14.00 – 15.00 PM U.S. Eastern Standard Time (19:00-20:00 GMT)

To register, visit: http://casevents.webex.com
After you register, you will receive an e-mail confirmation containing the teleconference phone numbers.
_________________________________________________________________________

SciFinder®: Exploring What Is New in SciFinder 2007

View the latest version of SciFinder—SciFinder 2007—and find out how it can help you organize research information in new ways.

Combine Answer Sets
Combine research answer sets, using various set operations (Union/Intersect/Not) resulting in answer sets with only the desired references from the saved and active sets

Create a Commercial Availability Report
Export supplier contact information and price estimates on quantities for a substance directly to Microsoft® Excel for further manipulation, sorting, and filtering to easily locate preferred suppliers

Quick Explore of Substances
Use a structure answer to launch a new search or refine to quickly extend your research inquiry

Print Structures in Grid Format
Print structure answer lists in a grid layout to review at a later time or serve as a reference sheet for research projects

Learn from your desktop or gather your colleagues and share the e-Seminar demonstration in an auditorium or meeting room. You can submit questions at any time during the e-Seminar.
_________________________________________________________________________

For system and other technical requirements needed to participate in this event, contact WebEx:
Phone: 866-779-3239 (North America) 916-463-8262 (worldwide)
E-mail: support@webex.com
_________________________________________________________________________

If you have technical questions, please contact WebEx at 866-779-3239 if inside the United States, at 916-463-8262 if outside the United States, or by e-mail at support@webex.com.

If you have general questions about SciFinder, please call CAS Customer Care at 800-753-4227 if inside the United States or 614-447-3700 if outside the United States, visit the CAS Customer Care web page at http://www.cas.org/Support/custserv.html, or send an e-mail to help@cas.org.


Join us on December 6!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

BOR Library Initiative databases

http://portal.isiknowledge.com/portal.cgi

Happy Thanksgiving and a brief update. I hope that all of you now have access to Web of Science and SciFinder Scholar. If that is not true please let me know immediately.

Both databases are on campus use only at this time.

Special software needs to be loaded onto your computer for SciFinder, this software is available at the circulation desk of the library.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Tuesday@your library

Please join us Tuesday November 21st for Tuesday @ Your Library. This week we will demo 3 databases. Sessions at 10 AM and 2 PM. http://library.sdsmt.edu/slides/thanksgivingtuesday.pps

Environmental Science and Pollution Abstracts A database with abstracts covering key areas of environmental science, including toxic hazards of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other substances; air, marine and freshwater pollution as well as biochemical applications in water treatment and pollution are also covered.

GeoBase Contains citations with abstracts covering worldwide literature in journals on geography, geology, ecology, international development, and their related disciplines. Subject coverage includes cartography, climatology, energy, environment, geomorphology, hydrology, photogrammetry, sedimentology, geochemistry, geophysics, paleontology, petrology, volcanology, and much more.


GeoRefS Provides access to the geoscience literature of the world. Contains references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. Includes the GeoRef Thesaurus.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Library Hours Thanksgiving Week

Wednesday November 22 Open 7AM-5PM
Thursday-Saturday November 23-25 Closed
Sunday November 26 Open 4PM-12Midnight

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Tuesday @your library

The topic is eBooks. November 14th 10am &2pm.

A sneak preview is at :http://library.sdsmt.edu/slides/new.pps

Monday, November 06, 2006

Tuesday @ Your library

Want to improve your research skills? Then Tuesday @ your library is for YOU! Informal sessions presented each Tuesday at 10 am & again at 2 pm. You provide the questions. We’ll provide the answers along with a cup of coffee. Tuesday November 7th 10 AM & 2 PM

The special topic this week is Wilson's Applied Science and Technology Database.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

A message from ITS

Folks~
The ITS Help Desk and Faculty Help Desk has been moved from EP 140 to the much more convenient location in the basement of the Library.

The Desk is located between the computer lab and the Tablet Shop. This location will serve the IT needs of the entire SDSM&T computing community.

Currently, hours of operation are 7:30 am - 7:00pm M-Th and 7:30am- 5pm on Fridays. Hours may soon change based on the needs of our customers.

Phone numbers are 394-1234 and 394-1294.
Please visit us at our new location!

The large format printer will remain in the ITS offices. Both Rick MacDonald and I will be happy to assist you with your printing needs.

Please see this web site http://its.sdsmt.edu/Printing/plotting.htm for printing details, prices and hours of operation.
VJ Hedrick
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Technology Help Desk
605-394-1234

Friday, November 03, 2006

Holiday Hours Veterans' Day

November 11th is Veterans' Day. The State of South Dakota will be observing Veterans' Day on Friday. Special library hours are:
Thursday, November 9
7 am to 5 pm
Friday, November 10
Closed
Saturday, November 11
Closed
Sunday, November 12
4 pm to 12 midnight

Engineering Information

EI training scheduled.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

News from the South Dakota State Library

South Dakota citizens will have access November 1, 2006 to two South Dakota newspapers, online reference books, and practice tests through three new databases provided by the South Dakota State Library for statewide access.

“These new resources are a part of the new mission of the State Library and represent an important piece of the State Library’s support of library services on the local level,” said Dorothy Liegl, State Librarian. The new databases are:

American Newspapers—Aberdeen American News and the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. Citizens can browse current and archived news articles, editorials, reviews, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries and a variety of special sections. It will be useful for general reference or to research local and national issues, events, people, government, education, arts, business, sorts, real estate and much more.

Learning Express Library—an online learning platform of over 300 practice tests for grade school through adulthood. Tests include ACT, SAT, GRE, licensing practice exams, 4th grade math diagnostic tests, and more. A wide assortment of tests that will benefit many citizens of the state. Dr. Rick Melmer, DOE Secretary said, “Learning Express Library features a wide assortment of tests that will benefit the citizens of our state. The program is easy to use and relevant to your learning needs. It would be an excellent resource for many South Dakota citizens.”

Gale Virtual Reference Library—a core collection of virtual reference books available in the library and at home 24/7. Subject areas are: business, education, history/terrorism, medicine, law and government, and science.

Citizens can utilize these new online resources by going to their local library or from their home computer using a library card from a South Dakota Library Network member library. For more information about these new databases and other electronic resources, contact your local library.

Dorothy M. Liegl
State Librarian
South Dakota State Library
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2294
605-773-3131 or in-state 1-800-423-6665
dorothy.liegl@state.sd.us

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Information for voters

When you vote this year you will be faced with a long list of issues and candidates. There is a wealth of information available to you including:
http://www.sdsos.gov/electionsvoteregistration/upcomingelection.shtm

Click on this link http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=&q=south+dakota+election for news stories about the upcoming election.

Among the stories out there today are stories about for the abortion measure, and against, the marriage amendment and medical marijuana, etc.

These links are not intended to endorse the views expressed in these articles, only to show the sorts of things available for your consideration.
http://www.opendemocracy.net/democracy-americanpower/dakota_abortion_4035.jsp

http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/459/nail_biting_time_for_south_dakota_medical_marijuana_initiative

http://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/bpnews.asp?ID=24257

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Tuesday @ your library

Want to improve your research skills?
Then Tuesday @ your library is for YOU!
Informal sessions presented each Tuesday at 10 am & again at 2 pm.
You provide the questions. We’ll provide the answers along with a cup of coffee.

Tuesday October 31st
10 AM & 2 PM

A Halloween special. Find your family ghosts.
Learn about the specialized historical and genealogical databases provided by the SD State Library.
Library staff will help you look for a skeleton in your closet!

http://library.sdsmt.edu/tuesday.jpg

Library Open House


The Devereaux Library will hold a fall open house on Monday, October 30. Jared Dominak, CAS representative, will be on hand at 9 am to demonstrate SciFinder Scholar.


Visitors are also invited to enjoy the renovated downtime area and introduce themselves to the library's new electronic information center, i-hub. Both projects made possible by the Friends of the Devereaux Library.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Message from SDLN

Due to a campus wide(BHSU), scheduled power outage early Saturday morning, October 14, we will be shutting down all servers located at SDLN starting at 10 PM Mountain Time, Friday, October 13. During this time, all SDLN provided services will be unavailable. This includes Aleph, ILL, OPAC, all services on the "databases" page, SDLN email accounts, SDLN listservs, and SDLN hosted web pages. Power will be restored by 6 AM Mountain Time on October 14 and it will take approximately 1 hour to restore services here. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Web of Science / Scopus

The trials for Web of Science and Scopus have ended. Web of Science "won" at SDSM&T in a landslide. That feedback has been sent on to the people who will be negotiating contracts for databases. Thanks to everyone who took the time to help with this process. If you would like an email when new databases become available post a comment with your email address.

Monday, September 25, 2006

CAS e-seminar

Save the date and register now!
CAS is hosting an e-Seminar on October 11, 2006
It’s live, it’s interactive, and it’s focused on
SciFinder®: Exploring Chemical Properties and
Finding New Ways to Enhance Your Search Results
_________________________________________________________________________

Wednesday, October 11, 2006
2:00 – 3:00 PM U.S. Eastern Standard Time (19:00-20:00 GMT)
To register, visit: http://casevents.webex.com

After you register, you will receive an e-mail confirmation containing the teleconference phone numbers.
_________________________________________________________________________

SciFinder®: Exploring Chemical Properties and Finding New Ways to Enhance Your Search Results

Learn how predicted and experimental property data can help you find relevant research answers quickly. Join us at the upcoming e-Seminar to explore:

The wide variety of chemical property data now available in SciFinder
Tips and strategies using chemical property data to enhance searching
Case studies demonstrating the versatility of substance property data

Learn from your desktop or gather your colleagues and share the e-Seminar demonstration in an auditorium or meeting room. You can submit questions at any time during the e-Seminar.
_________________________________________________________________________

For system and other technical requirements needed to participate in this event, contact WebEx:
Phone: 866-779-3239 (North America)
916-463-8262 (worldwide)

E-mail: support@webex.com
________________________________________________________________________

If you have technical questions, please contact WebEx at 866-779-3239 if inside the United States, at 916-463-8262 if outside the United States, or by e-mail at support@webex.com.

If you have general questions about SciFinder, please call CAS Customer Care at 800-753-4227 if inside the United States or 614-447-3700 if outside the United States, visit the CAS Customer Care web page at http://www.cas.org/Support/custserv.html, or send an e-mail to help@cas.org.

Join us on October 11!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

SciFinder

SciFinder is available in the library computer lab. Click Start/Programs/General to access.

Campus affiliated patrons wanting to use SciFinder Scholar elsewhere may check out a cd with the software. This software may be copied onto any pc on the campus LAN, or any of the campus supplied tablets.

The software will not work on a “student supplied” computer and can not be used off campus (even on a tablet.)

The dorms are considered off campus because they have a different internet setup.

Monday, September 18, 2006

This week Sept. 17-23

1977 - The "Voyager I" spacecraft (launched on Sep 5, 1977 from cape Canaveral, FL) snapped the first photograph showing the earth and moon together. ("Voyager I" is further away from Earth than any other man-made object.) http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=voyager

1991 - Ötzi, the Iceman, was found by a German tourist, Helmut Simon, on the Similaun Glacier in the Tirolean Ötztal Alps, on the Italian-Austrian border. The body is that of a man aged 25 to 35 who had been about 5 feet 2 inches (1.6 meters) tall and had weighed about 50 kg (110 pounds), is the oldest mummified human body ever found intact -- some 5000 years old. And his few remaining scalp hairs provided the earliest archaeological evidence of haircutting. And, if that’s not enough, Ötzi was found to have a number of ‘points’ tattooed on his body, 80% of which are considered valid modern acupucture points and dates acupuncture back to at least 3300 B.C. Find more about Otzi at Wilson's Applied Science & Technology Index


1985 - In Mexico City, this day will forever be remembered. The first of two killer earthquakes hit the city. This one, 8.1 on the Richter scale, followed the next day by a 7.5er, crumbled buildings (damages were estimated at more than one billion dollars) and killed almost 10,000 people. Find 420 records matching mexico and city and earthquake in GeoRefS -- http://firstsearch.oclc.org/fsip

1989 - Hugo is a nice enough sounding name -- unless you put a hurricane behind it. Hurricane Hugo tore into Charleston, South Carolina this day, leaving a trail of destruction calculated at over eight billion dollars. (and hurricanes…)Find 160 records about Hugo at EnvironmentS

1846 - The planet Neptune was first observed. Although the planet is about 30 times further away from the sun than we are on planet Earth, German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle spotted it. How’d he do that? (and still a “real”planet)Find 336 books about Neptune at Worldcat

1930 - Flashbulbs were patented by Johannes Ostermeier of Athegnenber, Germany. Now that’s an invention that used to be very popular in the little box cameras. You popped the bulb into the socket in front of a silver reflector dish. The bulb would get all crinkly looking and milky white in color after it was used (you could only use it once). Then the bulbs were replaced by flash cubes and now, the automatic flash is built into the camera. So easy to use ... but not half as much fun Search for recent flashbulb patents at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=0&f=S&l=50&TERM1=Flashbulbs&FIELD1=&co1=AND&TERM2=&FIELD2=&d=PTXT

Demo's and training

Cindy Davies was recently invited to address IS 301 Her presentation of library materials for IS301 is listed here: IS 301 She would love to do a custom presentation for you, your department, or group. Just email her at cindy.davies@sdsmt.edu

Friday, September 15, 2006

Demo's and training

Library Director Patty Andersen was recently invited address the Mechanical Engineering faculty. Her presentation of library materials for ME is listed here: ME Demo She would love to do a custom presentation for your department or group. Just email her at patty.andersen@sdsmt.edu.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Wilson Applied Science and Technology Index

Applied Science and Technology Index from HW Wilson is the second of the Regents Library Initiative Databases to be made available. It is available at:
http://vnweb.hwwilsonweb.com/hww/jumpstart.jhtml

List of Journal indexed

Medline on Web of Knowledge

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology will be able to access Medline via ISI Web of Knowledge(SM) beginning immediately. The trial will run through Saturday, September 30, 2006.

The following data will be available for your trial:

Medline 1950 - present


The URL is http://isiknowledge.com

Win an IPOD

Are you playing? The Knovel University Challenge started yesterday and runs through Monday November 13th.

Get started at:

http://www.info.knovel.com/ipod/

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Measuring up - National report on Higher Education

http://measuringup.highereducation.org/reports/statespecificpdfspresentations.cfm

The Knovel University Challenge Returns!

A new version of the Knovel University Challenge kicks off its fall season on Sept. 13th and will run through Nov. 13th. The University Challenge provides students the opportunity to master their research and analysis skills while competing for 15 prizes. This year’s winners will receive an iPod Shuffle, a 30G Apple Video iPod or a $500 Grand Prize. The University Challenge, now in its second season, is open to students of hard sciences, mathematics and technology-related courses of study at universities with access to Knovel Library or Knovel K-Essentials.

The University Challenge introduces young minds to next-generation research methods being used by many Fortune 1000 companies. The success of last spring's contest brought over 800 entries from 17 countries. The purpose is to inspire students to pursue careers in the fields of science, engineering and mathematics while offering a practical "real world" educational experience.

To participate in the fall Knovel University Challenge, go to www.info.knovel.com/ipod starting Wednesday, Sept. 13th. In the meantime, visit that page and bookmark it so you're ready!

Regent's Library Initiative -- Knovel

Devereaux Library pleased to announce the first of the "Regents" databases. Many of you have inquired about the availability of Scitech eBooks. Knovel Corporation is one of the newest vendors offering access to nearly 700 engineering and scientific references, handbooks, standards, and databases. Knovel expands the traditional eBook paradigm by adding the ability to interactively manipulate and search for content across this entire collection. Using your browser (Internet Explorer recommended), the Knovel site is only a click away at http://www.knovel.com/. We arranged to have our campus IPs authenticated so you will never be asked for a Login sequence to "open" a book. (Coming soon to the dorms as well)

MORE THAN JUST E-BOOKS
Users can use keyword and/or data searches. The new chemical structure searching feature even allows users to even draw the chemical compound before searching. Knovel's core technology is unique in that it aggregates text together with databases in an indexing structure that allows an unlimited number of products to work together. Users have the flexibility of navigating through e-References page-by-page or to search across the site and manipulate interactive tables, graphs, equations, spreadsheets, and other structured information.Knovel aggregates content from over 30 highly regarded publishers and collects the content into 17 subject areas:
Adhesives, Coatings, Sealants & Inks
Aerospace & Radar Technology
Biochemistry, Biology & Biotechnology
Ceramics & Ceramic Engineering
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Construction Materials & Engineering
Electrical & Power Engineering
Environment & Environmental Engineering
Food Science
General Engineering References
Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering
Metals & Metallurgy
Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Plastics & Rubbers
Safety, Health & Hygiene
Semiconductors & Electronics
Textiles

HIGHLY REGARDED CONTENT
Knovel’s “flagship” books are the Plastics Design Library Series, Perry’s Chemical Engineers Handbook, ChemEssentials, Lange’s Handbook of Chemistry, and a host of titles in Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering featuring Mark’s Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers along with the ASME Boiler and Pressure vessel codes. Knovel’s toxicology offerings are quite comprehensive with 21 books. Popular books being the Dictionary of Substances and Their Effects, Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens, Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, and Patty's Toxicology and Industrial Hygiene. Knovel has recently partnered with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers to make available the many important books in the Center for Chemical Process Safety Guidelines Series. Lastly, Knovel has many of the important DoD Military Handbooks, including a fully interactive version of MIL-HDBK-5H: Metallic Materials and Elements for Aerospace Vehicle Structures.From Knovel’s home page browse and/or search through all the Subject Areas and let me know what you think. Knovel is particularly responsive to adding content that we feel would be valuable to add to their site. Just email me your requests and I will forward them to the Knovel Editorial Advisory Board.

LEARNING TO USE KNOVEL R>For the most part, browsing and searching on Knovel is fairly straightforward and is not unlike using Google, particularly when doing keyword(s) searching. Interactive features often invoke Flash (or Java) application tools that enhance the searching experience that can provide for iterative what-if-scenarios. Knovel offers a variety of online manuals, user guides, feature demos, and on-demand tutorials. From the home page click on Help Center and/or Explore Knovel Features to get you started.Additionally Knovel conducts on-site Workshops and/or training over the Internet via WebEx, both events usually take an hour or less. I will organize such an event if there is enough interest, so please get back to me.Enjoy Knovel and happy searching.

Quick Reference guide

Library Catalog 101

How do I search the library catalog?
http://library.sdsmt.edu/sdlncat_files/frame.htm

September 11, 2001 -- Never forget

Many books, government documents and other materials are available at the Devereaux Library http://library.sdsmt.edu/911.htm

Many, many other materials can be located at September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Web of Science trial extended

Thomson Scientific is augmenting the Sciences portion of our Web of Science offer to South Dakota universities by adding of our version of Medline and 5 years of the Social Science Citation Index at no additional cost. This is in addition to our plans to provide Endnote Web at no additional cost. We believe these significant modifications to our offer will allow South Dakota schools to build a high-quality electronic research environment based on the market-leading ISI Web of Knowledge platform. South Dakota researchers will now benefit from seamlessly harvesting literature across a deeper pool of disciplines, accessing full-text links (for entitled content), and capturing references for storage or sharing.

To better approximate the environment South Dakota universities will receive in a Web of Science acquisition, I am reauthorizing the present Web of Science trial to include the resources listed above. [Please note, while EndNote Web will be included in our offer, EndNote Web is not scheduled for release until early next year and will not be in the reauthorized trial environment.] A new URL will be assigned for the Web of Science trial. The trial will also be extended until September 30, 2006.

Global Text Project brings wiki textbooks to the world

This may be of interest to those looking for tablet based textbooks. http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060905-7662.html

Monday, September 04, 2006

Urban Lions


KNBN http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14662305/ reported Monday that another lion was found inside city limits. Want to know more about urban lions? A great book on urban lions, The beast in the garden : a modern parable of man and nature is available in the library. For other books search the subject Puma using the "Find in a library" feature on our homepage, http://library.sdsmt.edu/
For journal articles search EbscoHost or ProQuest also available on the library homepage.


Friday, September 01, 2006

Welcome

Welcome to Devereaux Online. We hope you will find this site informative and interesting. Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Coming Soon

This past legislative session $482,632 was appropriated by the South Dakota Legislature to help meet the increasing costs of library media. University librarians have been working with faculty to identify electronic resources that will enhance research and scholarly activities throughout the state. Watch this space for announcments as resources become available.

Holiday Hours

Special Hours
Labor Day

Saturday & Sunday
September 2-3
Closed

Monday
September 4
Open 4 pm - 12 mid

Library tour and research tips : Getting started

Contact the library to schedule a tour for yourself or your class. Research Assistance is available Sunday-Friday, let us know how we can help.

An E-Tour is also available at http://library.sdsmt.edu to help you get started

NetLibrary Information and Demo

SDSM&T library users have access to 5,511 NetLibrary titles. Titles can be found in the library catalog http://library.sdsmt.edu or on the NetLibrary page: http://www.netlibrary.org .

View Demo

SciFinder Solutions Note

The SciFinder Solutions web page has been updated! The updated web page includes the latest CAS content information and an informative article about tuning your SciFinder preferences to maximize performance. Visit http://www.cas.org/SCIFINDER/communique/ to read the latest news.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

This week

One year ago Hurricane Katrina was pounding the gulf coast. Read more about it in On risk and disaster : lessons from Hurricane Katrina and find out why New Orleans was at such profound risk in An unnatural metropolis : wresting New Orleans from nature. For more books about Katrina: Hurricane Katrina, 2005

Use Engineering Village at http://www.engineeringvillage2.org for engineering related Katrina articles such as Restoring Katrina-ravaged bridges


On August 31, 1897, Thomas Edison received a patent for the kinetoscope, the forerunner of the motion-picture film projector.

Web of Science and Scopus Trials

The library is hosting trials of Web of Science and Scopus until September 10, 2006. Hope you've had a chance to take them for a test drive. Don't forget to let us know what you think.

The link to the trials is on our homepage.

Devereaux Library Widget Mania

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