Cushing Library Hawk Squawk for Wednesday, 1-27-10

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This is the inaugural Cushing Library Hawk Squawk — a weekly mini-newsletter of useful tidbits from the Cushing Library, such as events, new materials and services, and a Resource of the Week. We promise to keep the Hawk Squawk brief, fun, and interesting!

WINE, CHEESE, AND LAUGHTER: FEB. 11 READING AT THE LIBRARY

Houndini and Other Tales

Professor Daniel Schmidt will read from “Houndini,” his recently-published essay collection, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2010. This event will be held in the Cushing Library, on the Holy Names University campus and is jointly hosted by the Library and the Holy Names University Bookstore. Buy a copy in advance so you can get it signed at the reading. See the full press release for more info.

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK: GALE ONEFILE

Gale Academic Onefile is a humongous, constantly-growing general-purpose database. Onefile had over 36 million articles as of last Friday, many of which are full-text and peer-reviewed. Coverage goes back to 1980. While we have many specialized databases, Gale Onefile is a good place to start, if nothing else to get a feel for the right terms for a research paper or a sense of how much coverage a topic has received.

GUIDE TO CITATIONS NOW AVAILABLE

Ace reference librarian Eugenia Chan has created a handy guide to citations. Did you know many of our licensed databases will automatically format citations in one of several formats? What a world we live in! (We encourage you to manually review automatically-formatted citations, since once in a while the database software mangles them.)

See all of our subject guides, which address disciplines such as Nursing, Pastoral Ministry, English, Music, Psychology, and even Sports Biology. We also have guides for our hours and services, and for remote access.

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT HOURS

Throughout spring semester, Nicole Greenland is holding regular faculty development office hours Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 12:30-2:00 in the Faculty Development Center, in Brennan (see directions below). Make appointments in advance, or drop in.  She is also available by appointment-only on Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-4. To schedule an appointment, ask a quick question, or request a training topic, contact Nicole at greenland@hnu.edu or at extension 1462.

The Faculty Development Center is in the classroom wing of Brennan. Go to the end of the hallway, and you’ll notice a hallway of faculty offices. Turn left, and at the end of that hallway is the Faculty Development Center (across from office 66).

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

Faculty are invited to two special  training events led by Dane Riley from Apple:

File Management and Your MacBook Workshop
Mon, Feb 1, and Monday, February 18, 12:30
12:30 pm – 2 pm, in the Technology Support Center (Brennan 80).
Riley will lead us in this hands-on workshops. RSVP to Nicole Greenland (greenland@hnu.edu).

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One Response to “Cushing Library Hawk Squawk for Wednesday, 1-27-10”

  1. Thea Maestre Says:

    I have had a little time to click on some of your links. What an invaluable resource! Kudos to all of you who are putting together this newsletter and publicizing our extraordinary library resources.

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