Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Finals and Farewells

With finals upon us, some of you may need some last minute, midnight hour books for your final papers. Be sure and click on the two links in the Trials section of the website. You'll find it under "What's New" on the lower right of the website.

One is for ProQuest ebrary Collection Trial, the other is for EBSCO eBook Academic Collection Trial.

In ProQuest, after you enter your search phrase, you'll retrieve a lot of books as well as a set of subject areas so you can narrow your topic down nicely. I recommend you watch the date of publication, and aim to look at titles on about 30 books in your subject area.

You'll find a completely different set of ebooks in the EBSCO Academic Collection. It's a smaller, more limited result set: be sure to expand the subject set to see what areas the ebooks cover. There's also a category list, which gives more options.

I'm interested to know which you prefer, as we make our selection of one or the other. Please comment!

-Micaela

P.S. Farewell to some wonderful students I've met this semester: student workers here in the library and other students in my ceramics class. Blessings!

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