Basic Database Searching Workshop

"Although I did know about some methods of research already this workshop introduced me to even more effective methods that will be extremely helpful." Paula M.

“Although I did know about some methods of research already this workshop introduced me to even more effective methods that will be extremely helpful.” Paula M.

Please bring a laptop to the workshop!

Great leaders gather information and critically analyze the facts before making good decisions. Attendees at this workshop will discover helpful tips and strategies that are used in any kind of database to help improve their searches, save time and determine the best quality resources for their research.  Instructor: Dan Ross – Academic Excellence, Milne Library

Basic Database Searching*  
Monday, September 12th
2:30 – 3:30 pm |
MacVittie College Union Room 322/323

[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit] *Required Workshop

Your Textbooks, Here @Milne?

textbookspic1Milne library has a growing collection of required course texts for many of the courses taught on campus. These are generally available for 4 hour loan at the Service Desk. You can search GLOCAT+ (or GLOCAT Classic) to see if we have your textbooks. Search by textbook title or author. If you are having trouble, just stop by the Service Desk and we’ll let you know if we have your textbook.

For additional information, check out our Find Textbooks and Course Reserves Guide.

TextbooksGuide

If Milne doesn’t have the text or course reading that you need on reserve at the Service Desk, you may be able to borrow it from another library (note that popular, current editions of textbooks are often unavailable through IDS). Search for it in IDS Search to see if we can borrow it for you from another library. If you’re uncertain of the exact name of the textbook, a quick search of http://books.geneseo.edu can resolve the issue.

The Trap Set

TrapSetThe Trap Set is a podcast for drummers, music lovers, and anyone who enjoys hearing artists reflect on their creative processes. Every week Joe Wong interviews a different drummer and invites his guests to speak about how they came to music, their development as an artist, and their approach to practice and performing.

Wong’s low-key interview style and direct, detailed questions allow each guest to speak to their own experiences and passions. Listeners, in turn, will get a sense of each guest’s personality. Wong interviews drummers from every genre of music. Pasts guests include Venzella Joy (who drums for Beyonce); John “Jabo” Starks (who drummed with James Brown and B.B. King); Clem Burke (of Blondie); and Sheila E. Listeners can subscribe on iTunes and explore past episodes – 84 so far – on this website. [MMB]

This review originally published in The Internet Scout.

See What We’re Up To On Instagram

instagramDid you even know we’re on ig? You can check up on the fun right here – and give us a like or follow!

 

OPEN for Labor Day!

LaborDay

windy labor day Photo credit: Flickr User Robert Couse-Baker

That’s right! We’re open our regular hours for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 5th.

Be safe and enjoy your day!

Get a Good Start on the Semester

1.Sept9Students plagiarize for many reasons. While some are simply trying to get through a course as easily as possible, others procrastinate and panic, taking a few short cuts to get the assignment done. Some students think that text on a “group-developed” web page like Wikipedia does not have to be cited because it is “common knowledge” (not true!).  Others genuinely do not understand how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly.

In this workshop taught by librarians, students will:

  1. discuss how copyright laws and plagiarism rules apply to using material from the web
  2. learn how citing correctly can help avoid unintentional plagiarism
  3. learn how to write a paragraph that successfully and clearly distinguishes paraphrases and quotes from original ideas and language

See the website for a complete list of dates the workshop is offered.

Just how busy is Milne Library?

Update: Database issue workaround

foxtatobelieves

Update: My apologies for the wait on this workaround. I’ve been in close contact with the technical team at EBSCO to find the source of the problem.

You can access EBSCO databases using this link, which will get you to our A-Z list. All the links in our Subject Guides will work as well.

As always, please let me know if something isn’t working for you. Research is a messy process, but it’s my job to minimize frustration from working in different resources. Good luck with finals, and remember: tiny foxtato believes in you. You can do the thing!

-Angela Galvan

 

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Milne library subscribes to several dozen EBSCO databases. Reported problems range from slow load times to complete inability to access resources.

We know this impacts heavily used resources at Geneseo. We are in contact with EBSCO and will provide updates as we receive them.

Databases affected include, but are not limited to:
  • Academic Search Complete
  • America: History & Life
  • Anthropology Plus
  • Business Source Complete
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
  • Education Source
  • Environment Complete
  • ERIC
  • GeoRef
  • Historical Abstracts
  • Humanities Source
  • MEDLINE with Full Text
  • Military & Government Collection
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection
  • Social Sciences Full Text
  • Teacher Reference Center
 Update

Milne will be open 24/5 during Finals Week

24 hours image

CC-BY image courtesy of Flickr user Marcin Wichary

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be in the library in the middle of the night? You’ll soon get your chance to find out!

Milne Library will be open 24 hours a day during Finals Week, with the minor exception of Friday and Saturday nights. This is a pilot program in response to student requests heard loudly and clearly!

  • Study Day, May 4: Open at 7:30 am and remain open until late Friday night (1 am)
  • Saturday, May 7: Open at 9:30 am and close at 1 am
  • Sunday, May 8: Open at 9:30 am and remain open until Wednesday at 7 pm.

See the table below for specific details:

Date Hours
  Wednesday, May 4 (Study Day)   7:30 am to 24 hours
  Thursday, May 5   24 hours
  Friday, May 6   24 hours to 1:00 am
  Saturday, May 7   9:30 am to 1:00am
  Sunday, May 8   9:30 am to 24 hours
  Monday, May 9   24 hours
  Tuesday, May 10   24 hours
  Wednesday, May 11   24 hours to 10:00 pm

 

Igniting a passion for STEM with rich and engaging resources

STEM

Image credit: FlickrUser natàlia i xavier de Lu2

Are you interested in learning more about STEM activities and resources. Would you like to explore ways to incorporate STEM across the curriculum with the goal of building student understanding?

Connecting hands-on STEM activities with books, games or manipulatives can be a great way to strengthen understanding and literacy skills while inspiring inquiry and creativity.

Milne Library has recently acquired a collection of STEM books, games, and manipulatives. These high quality resources illustrate activities that encourage scientific and artistic creativity and help increase student learning.

A few items found in the collection include:

Books
Getting the most out of makerspaces to create with 3-D printers by Nicki Peter Petrikowski
High-tech DIY projects with 3D printing by Maggie Murphy
Lego awesome ideas by Daniel Lipkowitz
STEM to story: enthralling and effective lesson plans for grades 5-8 by Jennifer Traig

Manipulatives
Hands-on soft geometric solids
Molymod organic teacher set
Lego Education. Duplo: Animal bingo kit
STEM: simple machines STEM activity set

Games
Ion: a compound building game by John J. Coveyou
Prime climb: the beautiful, colorful, mathematical game
Pandemic by Matt Leacock

To learn more about STEM resources contact the Education Librarian, Michelle Costello ([email protected]).

In addition, read the following Education Update article by ASCD, “Teaching and Learning Resources for STEM Education.”