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Oxford Islamic Studies Online

is available until Feb. 28, 2014. Encompassing over 5,000 A–Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur’anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines, Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information and context on Islam. Access for one year provided as part of the NEH and ALA Muslim Journeys Grant won by CSU-Pueblo University Library.

February 28, 2013 at 4:22 pm Leave a comment

Why You Should Never Pay for Articles!

Have you ever tried to get a journal artice you needed only to find that you had to pay for it? Do you know how much money the library already pays for journal articles. Did you know it’s Open Access Week? We need to start thinking about and talking about Open Access! Check out this YouTube video:

October 29, 2012 at 8:46 am Leave a comment

Free Evidence-Based Influenza Information from EBSCO

As public concern about Pandemic H1N1 and the upcoming flu season continues to grow, the medical and nursing editors from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) respond by offering the latest evidence-based flu-related information available for free.

This free flu information resource is located at and will provide continually updated, evidence-based clinical information from DynaMed™ and Nursing Reference Center™, EBSCO’s clinical and nursing point-of-care databases, along with patient education information in 17 languages from Patient Education Reference Center™.

Please visit this site often and feel free to share, post, and email this link to your colleagues, patrons, family and friends.

To learn about EBSCO’s editorial processes for systematically identifying, evaluating and selecting evidence, visit this page.

September 30, 2009 at 11:32 am Leave a comment

State Budget Impacts Database Selection

Due to state budgetary constraints this year, a number of Ebsco databases that were previously available via a state-funded database licensing agreement have been dropped as of July 1st. The University Library is financially committed to maintaining the two flagship databases, Academic Search Premier, and Business Source Premier, even though the statewide package offers more limited versions of both. If you have questions, please contact your department’s Liaison (click on Subject Librarians). More information about the statewide agreement is here.
The databases which have been dropped and their suggested substitutes are:
• Agricola
Alternatives: Agricola National Agricultural Library version and BIOSIS

• Automobile Repair Reference Center
No suggested alternative

• Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic
Alternative: BioMed Central and PubMed Central

• Consumer Health Complete
Alternative: Medline Plus

• Corporate ResourceNet
Alternative: Business Source Premier

• Fuente Academica
Alternative: Clase Periódica

• Health Source: Consumer Edition
Alternative: CINAHL Plus with Full Text

• History Reference Center
Alternative: Credo

• Literary Reference Center
Alternatives: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Criticism and Theory, Credo

• MasterFile Premier (changes to MasterFile Elite)

• Military and Government Collection
Alternative: Academic Search Premier

• McClatchy Tribune collection
Alternative: Newspaper Source or LexisNexis Academic

• MedicLatina
Alternative: Clase Periódica

• Novelist and Novelist k-8
No suggested alternative

• Nursing and Allied Health Collection: Basic
Alternative: CINAHL Plus with Full Text

• Points of View Reference Center
Alternative TOPICSearch

• Professional Development
Alternative: ERIC

• Science Reference Center
Alternative: Knovel Library and BIOSIS

July 8, 2009 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

State Ballot Amendment and Referendum Information

Be an informed voter.

October 3, 2008 at 9:39 am Leave a comment

The Library of Congress Teams With Flickr

This partnership will allow people to interact with the pictures by adding comments and tags. Read Write Web

January 17, 2008 at 10:57 am Leave a comment

Wikipedia “Movie”!

To add to the previous entry, I thought readers would like to see what the fuss is all about. Click on the link to watch how a current events entry in Wikipedia undergoes changes over a 24 hour period. The movie is five minutes in length. However, please allow me to make this introductory comment: I am posting this movie to demonstrate the nature of wikis. At their best, they can be representations of collective knowledge. The beauty of collective knowledge is its potential for arriving at a form of truth. Wikipedia, though, is coming under fire for being the encyclopedia of choice among many college students, as my colleague below has pointed out.  It is your turn to weigh in. I post this movie so our readers can form their own conclusions. I hope that rather than condemning the source as completely useless in the academic environment, our readers can envision ways to use Wikipedia that does not compromise the quality and integrity of scholarly research.

A specific note about this movie–the entry describes the July 2005 London bombings. You will see how often this entry is edited. Other Wikipedia entries that are less controversial or contain information that is generally accepted as accurate (ie., history of the American Revolution) may also have considerably less editing. Disputed information will be noted at the top of the entry. Finally, some of the editing may be offensive to some viewers.

Wiki Movie

(Large file, appx. 38MB; Right-click on the link and select “Open in New Window” or “Save Target As” and save to your hard drive.)
Movie courtesy of Michael Sauers, BCR
Karen Pardue

January 26, 2007 at 4:11 pm Leave a comment

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