Monday, April 30, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Library's current e-book collection is hosted on the eBooks on EBSCOhost database available in Research Port. Many of these titles are also available by searching catalogUSMAI. Simply click on the Find It button to access titles listed with a location of "E-books." Off-campus users are required to sign-in using the barcode number located on the front of their FSU ID card and last name.
E-books may be viewed directly on the eBooks on EBSCOhost database or downloaded to a supported e-book reader. Students, faculty and staff who wish to download an e-book must first download Adobe Digital Editions and create a Personal EBSCOhost Account. Checkout periods for downloaded e-books range from 2 hours to 7 days.
Links to brief EBSCOhost tutorials explaining how to use the eBooks on EBSCOhost database - as well as other resources - are available on the Ort Library website.
If you have any questions regarding e-books (or any other Library service for that matter!), please feel free to email or chat with a librarian, call us at 301-687-4424 or see us in person by stopping by the Ort Library Reference Desk.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Here are a lot of exciting new titles in Management/Business Admin.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
April is the month for those that love mathematics as it is designated Mathematics Awareness Month. Mathematics Awareness month is sponsored by: The American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
This year’s theme is Mathematics, Statistics, and the Data Deluge.
Massive amounts of data are collected every day, often from services we use regularly, but never think about. Scientific data comes in massive amounts from sensor networks, astronomical instruments, biometric devices, etc., and needs to be sorted out and understood. Personal data from our Google searches, our Facebook or Twitter activities, our credit card purchases, our travel habits, and so on, are being mined to provide information and insight. These data sets provide great opportunities, and pose dangers as well (retrieved from MAM Website).
Want more information about Mathematics Awareness Month, go to: http://www.mathaware.org/index.html
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
This week’s Featured Online Resource is Diigo. Diigo allows you to bookmark web pages, similar to Delicious but it has the added feature that you can highlight important passages of the web page. You can also place sticky notes on the web page to notate certain parts as well. The great feature about Diigo is that when you return to the web page, your highlighting and sticky notes will still be there.
You can also share you bookmarks that you have made with others or post your new bookmarks to Twitter, a blog, or Facebook. Diigo also allows offers the option to create groups. The group can then build a knowledge base of bookmarks on a particular topic. This is a great feature for a group working on a project.
Every week, the Ort Library brings you a new and outstanding resource from the Web or from one of the library's databases. To get an archive of all FOR entries, click here. Also, you can suggest a website that provides well-organized access to useful info.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Thank you for your patience during this time.
The Ort Library is aware of an issue with accessing databases through Research Port from off-campus. Some students have logged into Research Port and received the error message that "no databases are available". We are aware of the issue and it is currently being worked on.
We have created a work around for students to access the databases from off-campus. A library guide has been created with a list of the databases. This list has direct links to the databases - you will still be prompted to enter your barcode and last name - then you be able to access the database.
The link for the LibGuide is http://libguides.frostburg.edu/databaselist
Another option is to come to campus to work. Database access is working correctly on campus.
The Ort Library thanks you for your patience during this issue. If you need additional assistance, please contact the Reference Desk at 301-687-4424 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 6, 2012
The Library has much going on throughout the year and you are a part of it. You belong @ the library!
- Virginia Williams
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
This week's Featured Online Resource is the State Publications Depository and Distribution Program's new digital collection. This is a collection of full-text documents, usually downloadable in PDF form, published by "Maryland State Agencies, Executive Commissions, Task Forces, and Interstate Agencies and covers subjects of interest to consumers and researchers alike."