Archive for September, 2006

Friday, September 29th, 2006
Have you ever wondered what women’s lives were like in Ireland in the 1700’s?
How about the daily life and concerns of a Civil War soldier?
Or what it was like to explore the Hudson River with Hudson himself?

Now you can find out — the College Libraries have subscribed to a collection of databases called The Street, which contains a bunch of really fascinating primary source documents in several categories — there’s a database of British and Irish Women’s Letters, one on Civil War Letters and Diaries, a collection of documents regarding Early Encounters in North America, and more — check out the collections on our Alexander Street Press page.

If you’re looking for other primary source material online, start with our History Research portal page, which has links to tons of reliable online sites and library resources to help you with your work.

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Bregman Book Discussion
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 4:00 — 5:30 pm
Crumb Library Lobby

A discussion of : Collected Works of Billy the Kid by Michael Ondaatje

Integrating historical documents and photographs with fictional narrative, the author presents a unique portrait of one of America’s most famous outlaws.

Led by panelists:
M.J. Heisey, History
Donald McNutt, English & Communication
Danny Smith, Honors Student
Katie Wrobel, Honors Student

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Just added to the resources available through the library – the International Index to the Performing Arts.
This will be the most comprehensive search tool available for locating articles in dance, drama, musical theater, and opera. Linking to available online journal content via our SFX services should be available soon. While coverage of most journals is for recent years only, a few journals are indexed back many decades.

Monday, September 4th, 2006

We know that a lot of our students use the libraries looking for information about education, and we’re always trying to make sure we have the best possible resources to help you. So, in that spirit, we’ve made some changes you’ll want to know about for this year!

  • New ERIC interface: We’ve changed from the FirstSearch interface that we had used for years and years to a new interface provided by EBSCO. It’s the same ERIC you’ve always used, just in a shiny new package. (We recommend that everyone use the EBSCO version — we think it’s the best one — but if you like having choices, your options are here.)
  • New EBSCO education products: We are also offering two great Education-specific full-text databases from EBSCO — the Professional Development Collection and Education Research Complete. (HINT: To search all the EBSCO education databases in one easy search, click on the blue tab that says “Choose Databases” at the top of the EBSCO search screen, and choose the ones you’d like to use.)
  • New Education Subject Page: We’ve reorganized the subject page for Education resources — http://www.potsdam.edu/library/home/Subjects/Education.php — so that all the best resources for education projects are in one place. You’ll find links for searching for children’s books, links to some of our online encyclopedias, links to New York State Curriculum Standards, and much more.

We hope these changes make it easier for you to find the information you need when you’re working on education projects and research — let us know what you think of them by commenting here, sending us an email, or chatting via IM with a librarian at the reference desk. (And, of course, you can always stop by to say hi — we’re at the reference desk in Crumb from 9:30 am to 9 pm.)