Cushing Library Hawk Squawk for 2-10-2010


THE GREAT EVENT IS ALMOST UPON US! Tomorrow, Thursday, February 11, at 7 p.m., D.W. Schmidt will read from his essay collection, Houndini. Stop by the bookstore to buy a copy in advance or bring cash to the event to buy a copy there. See you at Cushing Library for wine, cheese, and laughter! (The wine may be 2-Buck-Chuck… but the cheese will be good! And we will feature a fine line of sparkling water.)

RESOURCE OF THE WEEK: Did you know we subscribe to the Chronicle of Higher Education — not just as a database, but as a full online “daily”? Time-saving tip: register onsite for free, then sign up for their weekly roundup of higher-ed news. Find this resource and many more through our “Journals by Title” in the Library Information Portal.

MINOR DATABASE OUTAGE: Most but not all of our databases are available once again, following a service interruption caused by the AT&T network repairs.

No srsly... spare that tree, 'k?

WOODMAN, SPARE THAT TREE… Did you know most of our databases, eBooks, and journals offer methods for downloading, saving, and emailing documents electronically? That’s not only environmentally sound, but also convenient–e-docs travel with you, in your inbox, on a flash drive, etc. Let us know if you’d like help saving and managing e-docs! (We calculated that in 2009, Cushing Library users printed out the equivalent of 39 full-grown trees on library printers.)

“WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION”: That’s what one faculty member said when she learned how to zoom in and out of a screen at the February 2 MacBook File Management Workshop. There’s still space in the next file management workshop (Thursday, February 18, 12:30-2 in the Technology Support Center, Brennan 80), so contact Nicole Greenland at to sign up.

WEB OF SCIENCE DEMO On Monday, February 22 12:30 – 1:00 PM, you are invited to a demo of Web of Science, which offers strong citation linking and “authoritative, multidisciplinary coverage from nearly 9,300 of the highest impact journals worldwide.” You can attend this demo in the library training room, or email Karen ( for instructions on how to access the Webex demo from the comfort of your home, office, or even your iPhone.


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